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Gaya Island Resort

Star Rating
5 out of 5
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Reviews

4.4 / 5Excellent
390 reviews

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air Conditioning

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About this area

Gaya Island

Located in Gaya Island, Gaya Island Resort is on the beach. Local points of interest include Tunku Abdul Rahman Park. Our guests appreciate the resort's quiet location.

4.6/5 guest location rating

Guests like it for

  • Quiet (146 reviews)
  • Safe (89 reviews)
  • Walkable (24 reviews)

Restaurants

  • Where to eat
  • Feast Village – Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Kids' menu available.
  • Fishermans Cove – Restaurant offering seafood. Serves dinner. Reservations required.
  • Pool Bar and Lounge – Poolside family restaurant. Serves lunch and dinner. Kids' menu available.
  • Tavajun Bay – Beachfront restaurant. Serves lunch. Kids' menu available.

About this property

Gaya Island Resort

5-star beach resort with a full-service spa
Spend the day relaxing on the beach or pampering yourself at Gaya Island Resort's full-service spa. All 121 soundproofed rooms feature pillowtop beds and minibars. Guests can enjoy deep soaking bathtubs, and other standard amenities include balconies, premium bedding and LED TVs.
Gaya Island Resort offers 121 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and a safe. Rooms open to balconies. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 40-inch LED televisions come with satellite channels.
Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower with a deep soaking bath and a rainfall showerhead. Bathrooms are also outfitted with a complimentary bathrobe, complimentary slippers and a bidet. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and a hairdryer. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.
In addition to a full-service spa, Gaya Island Resort features an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness centre. The resort offers a restaurant. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the resort's bars, which include A beach bar, A poolside bar and A bar/lounge. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access.
This luxury resort also offers a library, gift shops/news stands and concierge services. For a surcharge, an airport shuttle (available on request) is offered to guests.
Gaya Island Resort is a smoke-free property.
Recreational amenities at the resort include an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness centre.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.
The on-site 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.

Awards and affiliations

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

Policies

Check-in

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

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.
Airport shuttle service is available on request from 7:30 AM to 9:30 PM. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Speedboat transfers (surcharge) are required between Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal and Gaya Island Resort. Rates for return speedboat transfers are MYR 160 per adult, and MYR 80 per child. 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.

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Property payment types

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Important information

Fees

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

  • Destination fee: MYR 30 per person, per night.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • 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 are 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.
  • No on-site parking is available.
  • 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 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. Only registered guests are allowed in the guest rooms.

Property is also known as

  • Gaya Island Resort
  • Gaya Island Resort Resort
  • Gaya Island Resort Gaya Island
  • Gaya Island Resort Resort Gaya Island

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

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

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 beach bar, 1 poolside bar and 1 bar

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness centre
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Snorkelling
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Soundproofed rooms

Conveniences

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

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Conference centre

Outdoors

  • Beachfront location
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Spa

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

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Linens
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Bidet
  • Deep-soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 40-inch 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

Nearby things to do

Activities

Where to eat

4.4

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4.5
Cleanliness
4.5
Service and Staff
4.2
Amenities
4.4
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

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

Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

    This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    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!

    Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2019

    4/5 Good

      This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review
      Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2019

      5/5 Excellent

      • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

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

      Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019

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