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Gaya Island Resort

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Exterior
On the beach, snorkeling, beach bar
On the beach, snorkeling, beach bar
On the beach, snorkeling, beach bar
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers

Overview of Gaya Island Resort

Gaya Island Resort

5.0 star property

8.8/10 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Bar
Map
Malohom Bay, Pulau Gaya, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Gaya Island, Sabah, 88000

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationTunku Abdul Rahman Park3 min walk
  • Popular LocationSapi Island2 min drive
  • Popular LocationSuria Sabah Shopping Mall10 min drive

Room options

About this area

Gaya Island

Located in Gaya Island, Gaya Island Resort is on the beach. Tunku Abdul Rahman Park and Lok Kawi Wildlife Park are local attractions and those in the mood for shopping can visit Suria Sabah Shopping Mall and KK Plaza. Take an opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as kayaking and other activities like golfing. Guests appreciate the resort's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Tunku Abdul Rahman Park - 3 min walk
  • Sapi Island - 2 min drive
  • KK Plaza - 10 min drive
  • Suria Sabah Shopping Mall - 10 min drive
  • Kota Kinabalu Central Market - 11 min drive

About this property

Gaya Island Resort

5-star luxury resort
Consider a stay at Gaya Island Resort and take advantage of a roundtrip airport shuttle, a beach bar, and a poolside bar. With a beachfront location, beachfront dining, and snorkeling, this resort is the perfect place to soak up some sun. Treat yourself to a massage at the onsite spa. Yoga classes are offered at the 24-hour gym; the property also has a terrace, a garden, and a library. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with dry cleaning/laundry services and a bar.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • An outdoor pool with sun loungers and pool umbrellas
  • Concierge services, luggage storage, and smoke-free premises
  • A 24-hour front desk, free newspapers, and a gift shop
  • Tour/ticket assistance, wedding services, and massage treatment rooms
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the beach locale and helpful staff
Room features
All 121 rooms boast comforts such as premium bedding and air conditioning, as well as perks like free WiFi and safes.
Other amenities include:
  • Pillowtop mattresses and free cribs/infant beds
  • Rainfall showers, deep soaking tubs, and bidets
  • LED TVs with satellite channels
  • Balconies, electric kettles, and ceiling fans

Awards and affiliations

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

Languages

English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe & Clean (Malaysia)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge) from 7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • 1 beach bar, 1 poolside bar and 1 bar

Restaurants on site

  • Feast Village
  • Fishermans Cove
  • Pool Bar and Lounge
  • Tavajun Bay
  • Omakase

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Snorkeling
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Soundproofed rooms

Conveniences

  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Outdoors

  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Spa

  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - Swedish
  • Massage - Thai
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Spa open daily

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • No elevator (single level property)
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Bidet
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • LED TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Balcony

More

  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Soundproofing
  • Turndown service

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

Guests must transfer to the property via Boat and must arrange the transfers by contacting the property before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
This property offers transfers from the ferry terminal and airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The check-in location differs from the property location; to check in, go to Gaya Lounge, Jesselton Point Jetty
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
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: 10 AM, noon, 2 PM, 4 PM, and 6 PM. Gaya Island Resort to Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal: 11 AM, 1 PM, 3 PM, 5 PM, and 6:30 PM. Guests who miss the last transfer of the day must board a private charter boat (surcharge). Rates for private charters are MYR 500 from 7 AM to 9 PM, and MYR 700 from 9 PM to 7 AM.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax of MYR 10.00 per accommodation, per night is imposed by the country of Malaysia and collected at the property beginning January 1, 2023. 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.
  • Destination fee: MYR 30 per person, per night
  • Boat transfer per adult: MYR 160 (roundtrip)
  • Boat transfer per child: MYR 80 (roundtrip)

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle fee: MYR 140 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: MYR 0 (one-way), (up to 2 years old)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

Gaya Island Resort
Resort Gaya Island
Gaya Island Resort Malaysia/Pulau Gaya
Gaya MalaysiaPulau Gaya

Frequently asked questions

Does Gaya Island Resort have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at Gaya Island Resort?

As of Dec 9, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Gaya Island Resort on Dec 11, 2022 start from P 11,352.59, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Gaya Island Resort pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Gaya Island Resort?

This resort doesn't offer parking.

What time is check-in at Gaya Island Resort?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Gaya Island Resort?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Does Gaya Island Resort provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs 7:30 AM–9:30 PM on request. A fee of MYR 140 per vehicle applies.

Where is Gaya Island Resort located?

This Gaya Island resort is on the beach, 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Sapi Island and Suria Sabah Shopping Mall. KK Plaza and Kota Kinabalu Central Market are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Overall score and ratings

8.8

Excellent

Rating 10 - Excellent. 233 out of 424 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 55%
Rating 8 - Good. 142 out of 424 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 33%
Rating 6 - Okay. 33 out of 424 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 8%
Rating 4 - Poor. 10 out of 424 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 2%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 6 out of 424 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 1%

8.9/10

Cleanliness

9.0/10

Staff & service

8.9/10

Amenities

8.8/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.0/10

Eco-friendliness

8/10 Good

Samantha, Li Cheng
Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Villa was nice and spacious. Service was excellent. Food needs to improve
Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2020

10/10 Excellent

Yen Ying
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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!
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

4/10 Poor

Verified traveler
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Each room has a bath tub but there were less hot water in the evening. Even after water filled, many aunts was floating.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

8/10 Good

Verified traveler
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
suggest book activity or dinner reservation early, before arrive as not many slots
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2020

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveler
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2019

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveler
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2019

10/10 Excellent

Alice
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great hotel and staff. A very relaxing island escape.
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2019

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveler
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The water was clear and beautiful, the staff was extremely welcoming, and the experience was overall very relaxing.
Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2019