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    Gaya Island Resort

    Malohom Bay, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park | Malohom Bay, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Pulau Gaya 88000, Malaysia
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    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    Just back from a couple of weeks at YTL Gaya Island Resort. Can't recommend this place highly enough, the location, facilities and staff are world class. That said, a few tips. Make sure you get a wifi dongle from reception and have a USB charger...More

    Thank Gary L
    Response from Dennis_Gordienko, General Manager at Gaya Island ResortResponded yesterday

    Dear Gary L Thank you very much for choosing YTL Hotels for your holiday. I was delighted to read that you found Gaya Island Resort to be a "Wonderful Place". We always appreciate when our valued guests share their feedback as it makes the service...More

    Reviewed 2 days ago

    This resort seems to divide opinion on whether it is a great resort or not. We certainly didn't encounter some of the issues that our fellow guests had but it was far from a 5* experience for us. Cons: The main gripe was that it...More

    Thank Nigel_TCT
    Response from Dennis_Gordienko, General Manager at Gaya Island ResortResponded yesterday

    Dear Nigel_TCT, Thank you for taking the time to sharing your experience with the Tripadvisor community. We are delighted to hear that you found our island to be fabulous and enjoy your short time with us. We take all guest comments very seriously and use...More

    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    Offered exactly what me and my partner required after a hectic wedding build up. Relaxed, staff who can't help enough and great food and plenty of it. Varied options which is always a plus. The extra mile taken to make honeymoon special went down well...More

    Thank MontyGunn907
    Response from Dennis_Gordienko, General Manager at Gaya Island ResortResponded yesterday

    Dear MontyGunn907, What a wonderful review, thank you for taking the time to write such a glowing review and for sharing it with the TripAdvisor community. We are delighted to hear that you had relaxing and memorable honeymoon here in our Tropical Paradise. We strive...More

    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    I would hope to have said this place was great and makes for a special experience. The place is beautiful and the local staff go out of their way to assist. However it appears to be poorly managed and as such does not meet standards...More

    Thank Happytravellershome
    Response from Dennis_Gordienko, General Manager at Gaya Island ResortResponded 2 days ago

    Dear Happytravellershome, Please accept our most sincere apologies for failing to meet up your expectations during your stay at Gaya Island Resort. The Borneo is an unique destination for a holiday and here at Gaya Island Resort, we pride ourselves on delivering distinctive customer experience...More

    Reviewed 5 days ago

    The Gaya Island Resort is an upscale resort with amenities and good food. Thie crow is mostly couples, honeymooners, and small families. The rooms are large with good views of the sea or gardens in a park-like setting. Restaurants have good quality food: 2 are...More

    Thank fastredcars0
    Response from Dennis_Gordienko, General Manager at Gaya Island ResortResponded yesterday

    Dear fastredcars0, Thank you very much for choosing YTL Hotels for your holiday. We all were happy very happy to read that you found us to be an upscale resort with "top of the line" for hotel and restaurant services. Our consistent aim is to...More

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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Beachfront
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Airport Transportation
    • Dry Cleaning
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    • Concierge
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Babysitting
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
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    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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    • US$185 - US$461 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • 121
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    • Location
    • Malaysia >
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    • Kota Kinabalu District >
    • Pulau Gaya
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    • Gaya Island Resort Pulau Gaya, Sabah
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    Alexemay
    29 August 2017|
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    Response from Tamar C | Reviewed this property |
    The snorkelling at Tavajun Bay is different. The boat leaves about every hour from 10.30am to the bay and you can snorkel independently. The snorkelling trip takes you to another island with a guide. Everything can be... More
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    Response from Louise A | Reviewed this property |
    It's only about 20 minutes to the airport from Jessleton point, but if traffic is heavy I would allow about 40minutes to be on the safe side. Thanks
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    "Make sure you ask for a room with a NEW bedhead without any mould!!!"
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    "Don't choose a room here. Santhiya Resort in Thailand or Taaras Resort in Malaysia are far superior."
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    "Be aware of the size of the resort. We had rooms (in the 900s) in that were quite a distance up a steep hill"
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    "Stayed at Bayu Villa, Large Room with Large Bath Tub and huge Balcony overlooking Nature and beach."
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