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Gaya Island Resort

Villas from the sea

Villas from the sea

Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool

Pool View

Pool View

Mount Kinabalu view

Mount Kinabalu view




About Gaya Island Resort

Gaya Island Resort, Borneo is a luxury villa resort in Borneo offering fantastic value and some of the best luxury villas in Borneo.

With some of the best luxury villas in Borneo, Gaya Island Resort Borneo is an ideal choice for a honeymoon to Borneo or luxury couples retreat.

Located on Gaya Island, just 15 minutes by speedboat from Kota Kinabalu, Gaya Island Resort offers 120 villas in a stunning natural setting of coral reefs, mangroves and rainforest.

Villas at Gaya Island Resort are designed to blend into the environment and whilst paying homage to local design, also combine contemporary features.

There is a strong focus at Gaya Island Resort on activities, which included guided mangrove kayaking, snorkelling trips, sunset cruises and guided nature walks.

YTL Resorts are well known for their spas and Gaya Island Resort has a luxurious Spa Village offering a range of treatments inspired by the culture and healing therapies of Sabah’s indigenous people.

What’s so Special?

Gaya Island Resort is the sister hotel to the popular Pangkor Laut Resort and Tanjong Jara Resort on Peninsula Malaysia and is part of Malaysia’s most exclusive luxury hotel management group, YTL Hotels.

Bear in Mind

Gaya Island Resort is a place to relax and enjoy the environment, some spa treatments and perhaps some day trips around the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park. There are no local restaurants and the mainland is a 15-minute boat ride away.


Spacious, tactile and modern, yet respectful of local Sabahan elements, each villa uses local materials to blend harmoniously with the surroundings.

Villa interiors (47 sq. m) are designed with a contemporary elegance and offer a variety of views including mangrove, canopy, tropical rainforest and the South China Sea.

Each villa features a spacious bedroom, a large open bathroom with an oversized bathtub and twin vanities, and an outdoor veranda with day beds.

Bayu Villa

Set amongst a tropical mangrove on a gently sloping hillside, these villas offer a beautiful outlook and are within walking distance from the resort's pristine sandy beach and close to the main resort facilities.

Canopy Villa

Situated on a hillside amidst lush rainforest, the villas offer a peaceful setting with leafy views ranging from the rainforest canopy to the tropical mangroves. Connecting rooms are available for families.

Kinabalu Villa

With views stretching across the South China Sea, and where the silhouette of Mount Kinabalu can be seen on a clear day, these Kinabalu Villas provide the best views in the resort.

Features in all villas:

  • Air Con
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Flat screen TV with Satellite channels
  • Writing desk
  • Safe

Fisherman's Cove

Fisherman's Cove is a fine dining restaurant serving only seafood cuisine. Situated on the resort's rooftop, this restaurant offers exquisitely fresh seafood with a wonderful view of the sea and Mount Kinabalu.

A proper dress code is required with shirt, full-length trousers and shoes for gentlemen and smart casual wear for ladies.

Dining at Fisherman’s Cove is only available to adults and children 16 years of age or above.

Feast Village

This dynamic, all-day dining, open kitchen showcases a bakery, Japanese/Korean, Asian and Western selections.

The location by the lap-pool offers stunning views of Mount Kinabalu and the surrounding beach.


Pool Bar & Lounge

Overlooking the resort's infinity pool and floating cabanas, the Pool Bar & Lounge with its al-fresco location and natural light is the perfect place to relax with sun-downers and light refreshments as the sun sets over Mount Kinabalu.

Tavajun Bay

Set in an enclave at Tavajun Bay, a short 5-minute boat ride from the resort, this tranquil private beach is perfect for private dining and relaxing under the tropical sun, lulled by the gentle sea breeze.

Vibrant flavours and simple presentation predominate here, and earthenware skillets kept warm over charcoal embers hold lunch.

Select a drink from the cooler and settle down to dine on rustic logs or on a beach mat, wriggling your toes in the sun-warmed, pristine sand.


YTL Resorts are well known for their spas and Gaya Island Resort has a luxurious Spa Village offering a range of treatments inspired by the culture and healing therapies of Sabah’s indigenous people. 


  • Spa Village
  • Swimming Pool
  • Library
  • Gift Shop
  • Tours
  • Wi-Fi
  • Laundry


Gaya Island Resort offers plenty of activities including snorkelling at one of the house reefs, diving and island hopping trips.

The resident naturalist leads jungle walks and water sports are available including kayaks and stand-up paddle surfers.


  • Snorkelling
  • Diving Trips
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Guided Nature Walks
  • Cultural excursions
  • Sunset Cruise
  • Island Hopping
  • Private Yacht Charter
  • Stand-up paddle surfing
  • Jogging tracks
  • Gym
  • Kayaking
  • Golf (on the mainland)
  • Cooking classes
  • Yoga
  • Guided Meditation

2019 - 20 Price Guide:

  • 7 nights from £1,050 pp


  • International flights from the UK
  • 7 nights accommodation with breakfast
  • All taxes
  • Private car airport transfers & return resort speedboat

This is a guide price only, based on travel in low season.

Prices will vary according to availability of airfares on the dates of travel and seasonal hotel and airfare surcharges.

Please ask us for any current special offers.

Jasmine Bonus:

  • 25% Discount
  • Pay 6 nights get 1 more night FREE
  • Valid to 19 Dec 2019
  • Book by 18 Apr 2019
  • Not valid August 2019
  • Free daily breakfast
  • Book 60 days or more in advance and receive a 15% discount on hotel price.
  • Stay 5 nights or longer and receive an additional 10% discount.
  • Additional 10% discount for stays in Oct-Dec 2019 (making a total of 35% discount if combined with above offers).
  • FREE 50-minute Spa treatment for stays in Kinabalu Villas or Suria Suite (min 3 night stay applies).
  • Offers exclude Peak Seaons

Jasmine Two Centre Offer:

  • Pay 3 nights, get 1 night FREE at Hotel Stripes, Kuala Lumpur
  • Pay 5 nights, get 2 nights FREE at Hotel Stripes, Kuala Lumpur
  • Offers exclude Peak Seaons
  • Valid with Early Bird, Spa and Honeymoon offers only

Jasmine Honeymoon & Anniversary Bonus:

  • One FREE bottle of sparkling wine per room.

Contact Us:

All of our Malaysia Holidays are completely tailor made and we can put together any kind of itinerary to suit your interests and budget.

Call us now to speak to a Malaysia holiday expert about your Malaysia holiday or honeymoon to Malaysia.

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