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Gaya Island Resort

Gaya Island beachfront resort with spa and outdoor pool

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Malohom Bay, Pulau Gaya, Gaya Island, 88000, Sabah, Malaysia
8.8.Fabulous.
  • Booked Kinabalu Villa, view was fantastic. However, there isn't any buggy available in…

    May 9, 2019

  • My family and I stayed at GIR for 2 nights and had a great time. The rooms were enormous…

    Jan 25, 2020

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Safe & Clean (Malaysia) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Quiet
Safe
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Bathtub
  • Non-smoking
  • Gym

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 121 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool

Feel at home

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Terrace

What’s around

  • On the beach
  • Tunku Abdul Rahman Park - 4 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Bayu Villa
  • Kinabalu Villa
  • Canopy Villa

Location

Malohom Bay, Pulau Gaya, Gaya Island, 88000, Sabah, Malaysia
  • On the beach
  • Tunku Abdul Rahman Park - 4 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • On the beach
  • Tunku Abdul Rahman Park - 4 min walk

Getting around

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

At a glance

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

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

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. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. 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 may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Babysitting/childcare*

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

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

Parking

  • No onsite parking

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • 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

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

  • 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.

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

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)

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe & Clean (Malaysia).

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.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

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 beginning July 1, 2022. 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)

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.

FAQs

  • Yes, Gaya Island Resort does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property is closed from July 1 2020 to August 31 2021 (dates subject to change).
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Gaya Island Resort.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Yes, Feast Village offers beachfront dining and seafood.
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 7:30 AM to 9:30 PM on request. The charge is MYR 140 per vehicle one-way.
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as snorkeling. Additional recreation onsite includes yoga. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. Gaya Island Resort also has a 24-hour fitness center and a garden.
8.8.Fabulous.
  • 8.0.Very good

    suggest book activity or dinner reservation early, before arrive as not many slots

    3 night romance trip, Jan 1, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I loved almost everything. The property and rooms were spectacular. pool was beautiful and the food was fantastic. The only thing I didn't absolutely love - mattress softness, having to rent watersports equipment rather than it being included

    3 night family trip, Dec 31, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Each room has a bath tub but there were less hot water in the evening. Even after water filled, many aunts was floating.

    1 night romance trip, Dec 30, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great hotel and staff. A very relaxing island escape.

    Alice, 3 night romance trip, Dec 25, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Jungle walk and snorkeling ..... . ................. .

    3 night romance trip, Nov 14, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    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, 2 night trip, Nov 8, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful resort!! And from our room excellent view to the bay and all the pied hornbills, loved it!!!! A pity that the European and Japanese food were not good, instead of the local food, which was wonderful!

    Stella, 3 night romance trip, Oct 31, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The water was clear and beautiful, the staff was extremely welcoming, and the experience was overall very relaxing.

    4 night romance trip, Oct 6, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

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

    2 night family trip, Sep 24, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Good stay but Plan for all the extra costs!

    Very nice resort. Private beaches were very nice. Breakfast buffet had many selections and was delicious. Staff go out of their way to please, but at times they seemed short handed and had to wait for service. One time in particular was told to sit and wait by front desk staff then they forgot about me. 20 minutes later I reminded them. My main complaint is the very high fee for travel to the island. It is a short 10 minute boat ride but they charge a docking fee if you find a lower cost option with local boat transportation. It’s a ripoff! Also food prices on the island are Western world priced or higher. Out of whack with the local economy. But there are no other options.

    Kirk, 1 night business trip, Sep 6, 2019

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