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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

This is a resort in solitude but the city, Kota Kinabalu, is just a short boat ride away. Here you can relax, chill in the sun ;) and swim in the sea (or the pool if that's more your thing). The food in the buffet restaurant is good but not excellent and the pricing is as expected on a island...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very nice resort with a beautiful pool, good customer service, luxurious villas, and a full day of activities.. and most importantly, excellent wifi. The food left something to be desired and was overpriced, but other than that great place.

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Amman, Irbid, Jordan
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is really amazing place to visit I would like to highly appreciate the hotel General manager’s behavior and all management stuff, their good understanding and cooperation with guests in resolving all claims, their passionate attitude made us feel like we are their valuable guests like we are in their own house and members of their family, how they did...

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Dusseldorf, Germany
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The service is just excellent; foods are delicious and the resort is just beautiful. We love especially the views at night with lighting. The cleanness of the villa still can be improved. Wish we could have stayed longer. Strongly recommended!!

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Dear tewkk , We are pleased to hear that you had “almost a perfect stay “at Gaya Island Resort and thank you for sharing your feedback with the TripAdvisor community. The Borneo is a unique destination for a holiday and here at Gaya Island Resort, we pride ourselves on being a wild nature-friendly resort with the aim to ensure that...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed two nights in Gaya Island Resorts in Feb 2014 and really enjoyed it. In overall the resort is very modern and high quality, best of all surrounded by really beautiful rainforest. Staffs are very friendly and helpful. Food is quite ok, although expensive (according to the menu) but our package has all meals included so not an issue...

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Dear HockSong , We are pleased to hear that you rated Gaya Island Resort as “Excellent Island Resort “ and thank you for sharing your feedback with the TripAdvisor community. The Borneo is a unique destination for a holiday and here at Gaya Island Resort, we pride ourselves on being a wild nature-friendly resort with the aim to ensure that...

Nagoya, Japan
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed in Kinabalu villa for two nights. The room was spacious and I enjoyed beautiful view of Mt Kinabalu. There is their office at Jesselton point and you can check in there. The shuttle boat leaves every two hours. ( you can ask private boat with extra charge) There are three restaurants and one of them is buffet restaurant...

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Dear MackaGonzales , We are pleased to hear that you had “Good Stay “here at Gaya Island Resort and thank you for sharing your feedback with the TripAdvisor community. The Borneo is a unique destination for a holiday and here at Gaya Island Resort, we pride ourselves on being a wild nature-friendly resort with the aim to ensure that guests...

Tokyo
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'd rate this as a 4+. Given the smallish number of villas it's a nice large property and even at full occupancy over the year end it never felt over crowded. The main downside was that we couldn't sleep well - aircon was a necessity with the heat but when on at the "Low" setting the room became frigid. No...

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Dear saikou, Thank you for writing a review about your stay with us and sharing it with the TripAdvisor community. The voices of our guests are valuable to us. We do pride ourselves on our high levels of service, as well as the Gaya Island culture of heartfelt Borneo hospitality, so I am disappointed to hear that we did not...

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Gaya Island Resort located on the Gaya Island near Kota Kinabalu Sabah. Flying from KLIA will take around 2 hours and 45 minutes. You need to get a taxi that will take another 20 to 30 minutes from the KK Airport to Jeselton Point. Once arrived at Jeselton Point, walk around 100 meters then you see small check in office...

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Dear TSI_DSG , Thank you for your feedback. The voices of our guests are valuable to us and serve as a tool for improvement to enhance our guest experiences. Allow me to apologize for the shortfalls in service during your stay with us; this is certainly not how we hope for you to remember your time here. I have personally...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed with several children and grandparents for 4 nights. Good points: Excellent rooms Excellent service Good food Cheap cocktails by the pool Excellent clean beach Excellent pool Bad: Aggressive monkeys Long climbing walk back to room TV never worked Very little restaurant variety esp with kids. But the buffet was good. Room service menu very limited and expensive. Also...

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Dear A TripAdvisor Member, Allow me to thank you for sharing your feedback with the TripAdvisor community. The voices of our guest are valuable to us. We do pride ourselves on our high levels of service, as well as the Gaya Island culture of heartfelt hospitality, so I am disappointed to hear that we did not measure up to your...

Reviewed 1 week ago

We returned to Borneo after a 10 year gap for a luxurious rest with our 3 children aged 8, 12 and 13. After much soul-searching about the cost and effort of exploring the river lodges, we eventually decided that with only 10 days away we would be better staying in one location, and picked Gaya Island due its variety of...

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Dear Michael H , Thank you for sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community. We are happy to hear that you had “luxurious rest “with family here with us at the Gaya Island Resort.We thank you for choosing Gaya Island Resort for your family holiday destination which is short 15-minute boat ride away from KK. The Borneo is a unique...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Gaya Island Resort

Address: | Malohom Bay, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Pulau Gaya 88000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Pulau Gaya
Price Range: RM802 - RM1,680 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Gaya Island Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 121
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“luxury, great view, comfortable villa”
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“High up villas have fantastic views but you have to work for it - the hill is steep.”
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