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Gaya Island Resort, Gaya Island

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Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
Malohom Bay, Pulau Gaya, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Gaya Island, Sabah, 88000, Malaysia

Gaya Island beachfront resort with spa and outdoor pool
  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi
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Service
Fantastic service
Cleanliness
Clean
Beach
Beautiful beach
Value
Value for money could be better

Gaya Island Resort, Gaya Island

from $160
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What’s around Gaya Island Resort, Gaya Island

Landmarks

  • On the beach
  • Tunku Abdul Rahman Park - 7 min walk

Getting around

  • Kota Kinabalu (BKI-Kota Kinabalu Intl.) - 6.5 miles/10.4 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 121 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-9:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
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. 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.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

Children

  • Babysitting/childcare *

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transportation

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle from 7:30 AM to 9:30 PM *

Parking

  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beach bar
  • Poolside bar
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Pool umbrellas
Working away
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference center
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
Facilities
  • Year Built - 2012
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 40-inch LED TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Spa

The onsite spa has massage/treatment rooms and couples treatment room(s). Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages, and Thai massages.

The spa is open daily.

Dining

Feast Village - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Fishermans Cove - This restaurant specializes in seafood and serves dinner only. Reservations are required.

Pool Bar and Lounge - This poolside family restaurant serves lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Tavajun Bay - This beachfront restaurant serves lunch only. A children's menu is available.

Omakase - This restaurant specializes in Japanese cuisine and serves dinner only.

Awards and affiliations

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

Gaya Island Resort, Gaya Island’s small print

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

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Transfers via boat are required and must be arranged before travel by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • Destination fee: MYR 30 per person, per night
  • 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.
  • Boat transfer per adult: MYR 160 (roundtrip)
  • Boat transfer per child: MYR 80 (roundtrip)

Optional extras

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of MYR 140 per vehicle (one-way)

Airport shuttle service for children up to age 2 costs MYR 0 (one-way)

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

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Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 171 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Love everything about this place!
janice, us1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Cradle of nature
Very courtesious staff. Excellent location
us3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Beautiful tropical island
Gaya Iland is a beautiful tropical island. The resort is lovely and the services are great. The spa is amazing. Although in Malaysia expect to pay european prices. Also there are very expensive transportation cost to the mainland and infrequent schedules. This resort is good to a 2 days stay.
edward, usTrip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Beautiful Gaya Island Retreat
My family and I stayed at GIR for 2 nights and had a great time. The rooms were enormous (complete with separate areas for walk in robes, bathtub, shower, toilet). Room amenities were excellent, with bug spray and ointment for insect bites. Our rooms had fantastic views across the sea to Mt Kinabalu, beautiful to watch the sunrise every morning. The staff were all very friendly and attentive to our needs. We will absolutely be back again. Thank your GIR for a great time!
Yen Ying, au2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
excellent weekend in superb setting near KK
We had an excellent weekend at Gaya Island Resort. An amazing setting so near KK and yet so far away. Without exception staff were extremely friendly and knowledgeable. The food was also perfect with the chef willing to go the extra mile.
Robert, ie2 night trip

Gaya Island Resort, Gaya Island

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