Gayana Marine Resort

Star Rating
5 out of 5
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4.1 / 5Very Good
369 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Spa


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal
    13 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Suria Sabah Shopping Mall
    18 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Kota Kinabalu Central Market
    6 min drive
  • Airport
    Kota Kinabalu (BKI-Kota Kinabalu Intl.)
    12 min drive

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    About this area

    Gaya Island

    Located in Gaya Island, Gayana Marine Resort is near the airport and on the boardwalk. Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal and Sutera Harbour are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those in the mood for shopping can visit Imago Shopping Mall and 1Borneo Hypermall. Travelling with kids? Don't miss Anjung Samudera, or check out an event or a game at Likas Stadium.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal - 13 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Suria Sabah Shopping Mall - 18 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Wisma Merdeka - 4 min drive
    • Popular Location
      KK Plaza - 5 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Kota Kinabalu Central Market - 6 min drive

    Getting around

    • Tanjung Aru Station - 8 min drive
    • Kota Kinabalu (BKI-Kota Kinabalu Intl.) - 12 min drive


    • Where to eat
    • Macac – Poolside restaurant with a bar offering fusion cuisine. Serves breakfast, brunch and lunch. Kids' menu available.
    • Alu Alu Seafood – Seafood restaurant offering Chinese cuisine.
    • Latitude Lounge – Ocean-view restaurant. Serves light fare.

    About this property

    Gayana Marine Resort

    2 restaurants, a marina and a full-service spa are available at this smoke-free resort. Free WiFi in public areas and a free manager's reception are also provided. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, a health club and a bar/lounge. All 52 rooms offer thoughtful touches such as bathrobes and slippers, as well as comforts such as Frette Italian sheets and down comforters. Patios and 24-hour room service are standard, as are LCD TVs with DVD players.

    Awards and affiliations

    • The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

    Property amenities


    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and public transport

    • No on-site parking available
    • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
    • Airport shuttle on request
    • Free ferry terminal shuttle
    • Limo/town car service

    Food and drink

    • 2 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/cafe
    • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
    • Free daily reception
    • 24-hour room service

    Things to do

    • 2 hot tubs
    • Canoeing
    • Children's pool
    • Ecotours
    • Full-service spa
    • Health club
    • Hiking/biking trails
    • Kayaking
    • Outdoor pool
    • Scuba diving
    • Snorkelling

    Family friendly

    • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
    • Children's pool
    • Dry-cleaning service
    • DVD player
    • Laundry facilities
    • Outdoor pool
    • Fridge


    • Free newspapers in reception
    • Front-desk safe
    • Gift shop/newsstand
    • Library
    • No lifts

    Guest services

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

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • Malay


    • Marina on-site
    • Pool umbrellas


    • 4 treatment rooms
    • Aromatherapy
    • Body scrubs
    • Body treatments
    • Body wraps
    • Couples treatment room(s)
    • Facials
    • Manicures and pedicures
    • Massages
    • Massage/treatment rooms
    • Hot tub


    • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


    • Smoke-free property

    Room amenities


    • Air conditioning
    • Blackout drapes/curtains
    • Down comforter
    • Frette Italian sheets
    • Premium bedding


    • Bathrobes
    • Designer toiletries
    • Hairdryer (on request)
    • Shower/bathtub combination


    • 32-inch LCD TV
    • DVD player
    • premium channels

    Food and drink

    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Free bottled water
    • Fridge

    Outdoor space

    • Patio


    • Access via exterior corridors
    • Connecting rooms available
    • Desk
    • Iron/ironing board (on request)
    • Phone
    • Safe
    • Slippers

    Nearby things to do


    Where to eat


    Very Good

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    4/5 Good

      This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review
      Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

      5/5 Excellent

      • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

      Maldives on budget

      i went there with my wife and parents to celebrate my parents' 50th anniversary wedding. They were very delighted. They live in Kota Kinabalu for their entire life, and my dad commented:" I have never seen anything like this!". they were excited by the ocean view and the fish. Our house are big, and the ladder at the balcony lead to the ocean, the sea level wasn't deep on the day of our arrival, so we enjoyed ourselves even though we couldn't swim. BTW, floating suit were provided. There were some activities kept us busy: free kayaking, free snorkeling, visit to the Marine Research Center, infinity pool, pub that provides 1 free drinks, table pool, darts,..... for those who want to experience the green can have forest trekking. We could see the majestic Mt Kinabalu in clear sky. The drawbacks: no WiFi in the room, you can go to lobby to get free WiFi. The paid meal can be at high side as compared to the Sabah mainland. Overall, my parents are very happy with their stay, so am I. It's a "Maldives-on-budget".

      Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

      5/5 Excellent

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

      Nice staff and great place for relax. Will recommend this hotel to my friends.

      Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2019

      4/5 Good

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

      Great rooms over the water. It was great to swim straight from the room. Friendly and efficient staff - nothing too much trouble. Good snorkeling and kayaking round the bay. We enjoyed the day trips to the sister resort and doing some walking and snorkeling from there. Only criticisms were the divider between the rooms let noise through (so hope you get quiet neighbors) and that the bay itself had little coral (better at Bunga Raya). We saw turtles in the bay, rays and lots of other fish. Breakfasts were superb and the dinners very good but pricey. A free cocktail each evening was welcome but the bar prices were steep with no local beer which was a bit strange. We

      Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2019

      5/5 Excellent

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

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