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Gaya Island Resort

Star Rating
5 out of 5

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Reviews

4.4 / 5Excellent
381 reviews

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air Conditioning

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Book online or call:

1-800-238-0767
Reserve without credit card
Some room options won't require your credit card details to book. You'll pay during your stay.
  • Bayu Villa

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed OR 2 Twin Beds
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  • Canopy Villa

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Kinabalu Villa

    Room Amenities

    • Partial sea view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed OR 2 Twin Beds
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About this area

Gaya Island

Located in Gaya Island, Gaya Island Resort is on the beach. Our guests appreciate the resort's quiet location.

Restaurants

  • Feast Village – Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Kids' menu available.
  • Fishermans Cove – Restaurant offering seafood. Serves dinner. Reservations required.
  • Pool Bar and Lounge – Poolside family restaurant. Serves lunch and dinner. Kids' menu available.
  • Tavajun Bay – Beachfront restaurant. Serves lunch. Kids' menu available.
  • Omakase – Restaurant offering Japanese cuisine. Serves dinner.

About this property

Gaya Island Resort

Spend the day relaxing on the beach or pampering yourself at Gaya Island Resort's full-service spa. All 121 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and pillowtop beds. Guests can enjoy deep soaking tubs, and other standard amenities include balconies, minibars, and LED TVs.

Awards and affiliations

  • The property is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Special check-in instructions

The check-in location differs from the property location. To check in, go to Gaya Lounge, Jesselton Point Jetty
If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.
Airport shuttle service is available on request from 7:30 AM to 9:30 PM. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Speedboat transfers (surcharge) are required between Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal and Gaya Island Resort. Rates for return speedboat transfers are MYR 160 per adult, and MYR 80 per child. Departure times are as follows:

Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal to Gaya Island Resort: 8 AM; 10 AM; Noon; 2 PM; 4 PM; 6 PM; 9 PM.


Gaya Island Resort to Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal: 9 AM; 11 AM; 1 PM; 3 PM; 5 PM; 6:30 PM; and 9:30 PM.

Guests who miss the last transfer of the day must board a private charter boat (surcharge). Rates for private charter are MYR 500 between 7 AM-9 PM, and MYR 700 between 9 PM-7 AM.

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax of MYR 10.00 per accommodation, per night is imposed by the country of Malaysia and collected at the property. Permanent residents and Malaysian nationals are exempt from the tax. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Destination fee: MYR 30 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: MYR 140 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: MYR 0 (one-way), (up to 2 years old)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.
  • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the ferry terminal and airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Property is also known as

  • Gaya Island Resort
  • Resort Gaya Island
  • Gaya Island Resort Malaysia/Pulau Gaya
  • Gaya MalaysiaPulau Gaya
  • Gaya Island Resort Resort
  • Gaya Island Resort Gaya Island
  • Gaya Island Resort Resort Gaya Island

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge) from 7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 beach bar, 1 poolside bar and 1 bar

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Snorkeling
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Soundproofed rooms

Conveniences

  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference center

Outdoors

  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Spa

  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - Swedish
  • Massage - Thai
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Spa open daily

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Linens
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Bidet
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 40-inch LED TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Balcony

More

  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Soundproofing
  • Turndown service

Nearby things to do

Activities

  • Golfing
  • Kayaking

Where to eat

  • Feast Village – Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Kids' menu available.
  • Fishermans Cove – Restaurant offering seafood. Serves dinner. Reservations required.
  • Pool Bar and Lounge – Poolside family restaurant. Serves lunch and dinner. Kids' menu available.
  • Tavajun Bay – Beachfront restaurant. Serves lunch. Kids' menu available.
  • Omakase – Restaurant offering Japanese cuisine. Serves dinner.
4.4

Excellent

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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3 - Okay
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2 - Mediocre
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1 - Poor
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4.5
Cleanliness
4.5
Service and Staff
4.3
Amenities
4.4
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

Loved the location and experience, although as a single traveller thought there might be s bit more to do especially at night

Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful resort. Exceptional staff. We were treated like individuals rather than just guests. A wonderful stay.

Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2019

5/5 Excellent

Comfort and luxury with kind and accommodating staff and a beautiful location (including fantastic reef snorkeling right at the resort).

Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2019

4/5 Good

Gaya Island resort is 10 mins ferry ride away from kota kinabalu main island, a beautiful resort built on a secluded tropical island and the first view of the resort takes your breath away. Facilities - beautiful resort with adequate facilities. Gym is well equipped, pool clean and well kept, an amazing beach just on the doorsteps and a spa (which i didn't visit) Room - we have the canopy view room (i think the cheapest in class) but very nice and well thought out. The ac in one of the two rooms was a little weak but ok. Service - they have an amazing crew. very well informed and trained. service was genuine and attentive. My bag tore at the bottom and they sew it up for me! crowd - more of a family and honeymoon place (luckily without a lot of kids) we were a group of 4 girls and didnt see other groups. Not a rowdy place, very nice that way Overall this resort is very nice, but a few things to notice: Ferry - it's very expensive (160RM return) if you ever want to go to town, when an average meal in the city is around 20RM...stock up before you go to the resort if you're staying a few days and would need some snacks/ options Restaurant/ food - so when the ferry is so expensive, and you're at a resort, you'd want to spend more time being at the resort, however, i really think the food is average at best. We had tried out most of the menu and just found it to be overpriced (expected at a hotel), but without the quality to match, so that was one of a big minus for me.

Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2019

4/5 Good

It would be nice for all rooms to be equipped with irons and ironing boards.

Stayed 7 nights in Jun 2019

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