Gaya Island Resort

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Highlights

  • 120 villas surrounded by sheltered coral reefs, protected mangroves, and ancient rainforest.
  • Private beach with water sports available!
  • Indulge in fresh seafood with a breathtaking view of the sea and Mount Kinabalu.
  • Great for families.
Room Type Price Per Night

About

The Short & Sweet

  • 'Gaya' in the Malay language means style, and this place is just dripping with it. Gaya Island Resort is everything you want in a Vogue magazine-worthy getaway with an ecological twist. Its sheltered coral reefs, protected mangroves, ancient rainforest backdrop, harmonious integration of its 120 villas and spa treatments are meant to restore balance to the guest and the nature surrounding them.

  • Nourish yourself at one of the three restaurants on the island or even sneak away for a personalised gourmet picnic on the beach of a hidden bay. Sunbathe all day long or get caught up in one of the resort's PURE activities, be it watersports, tribal games, Borneo culinary class or a guided meditation session - the possibilities are endless! And you'll be wishing your holiday was too.

FYI

  • Be greeted with a welcome treat and mineral water during check-in at Gaya Lounge (located at Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal) before being escorted to the speedboat for transfer to Gaya Island Resort (about 10 minutes).

  • Land transportation is available via luxury sedan or MPV for families between Kota Kinabalu International Airport and Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal. The driving distance between Kota Kinabalu International Airport and Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal is approximately 20 minutes. Please see "The Fine Print" tab for more details.

  • One unit of YES Huddle will be provided for each villa, upon agreement to the terms and conditions of usage. Each Huddle can be connected to a maximum of four WiFi-enabled devices. Requests for additional Huddles will be charged additionally at MYR 50 per Huddle per day.

  • KuRi-KuRi, meaning 'play' in the local Bajau language, is the resort's kids club where half day programmes are available to keep young adventurers occupied. For children aged between 4 to 12 years of age.

  • The Residents Package with rooms, transfers & meals are available (for Malaysia and Singapore citizens only) - please email contact@theluxenomad.com for inclusions and prices.

  • Important Note

    • Conservation fees will be collected from every guest upon check-out, as part of the preservation of Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park where Gaya Island Resort is located. Each guest of the resort including children, will be required to contribute MYR32 for their first night of stay, followed by an additional MYR22 for each night thereof. Fees collected by the resort will then be transferred to Sabah Parks, and will go towards preserving the rich ecosystem of the region. Conservation fees indicated above are inclusive of 6% GST.

Fine Print

Details

  • Room rates are based on double occupancy and inclusive of breakfast.

  • No extra bed is available at the resort.

  • Maximum occupancy per room is 2 adults and 1 child below 12 years.

  • One unit of YES Huddle will be provided for each villa, upon agreement to the terms and conditions of usage. Each Huddle can be connected to a maximum of four WiFi-enabled devices. Requests for additional Huddles will be charged additionally at MYR 50 per Huddle per day.

Sea Transfer

  • Guests are transported via speedboat from Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal to Gaya Island Resort at the following times below:

  • • From Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal: 08:00 hours | 10:00 hours | 12:00 hours | 14:00 hours | 16:00 hours | 18:00 hours | 21:00 hours

  • • From Gaya Island Resort: 09:00 hours | 11:00 hours | 13:00 hours | 15:00 hours | 17:00 hours | 18:30 hours | 21:30 hours

  • Return transfers will cost MYR 140.00 per adult and MYR 70.00 per child (2 -11 years old).

  • One way private boat charters between 7am to 9pm will cost MYR 500 and 9pm to 7am will cost MYR 700.

  • Please provide your flight details in the special request field when booking.

  • Coffee and tea is available upon request and complimentary WiFi is available at Gaya Lounge.

Land Transfer

  • One way transfer via Mercedes E-Class (seats 3 pax & luggage) is MYR140 and via an MPV (seats 5 pax & luggage) is MYR140.

Compulsory Tourism Tax

  • A Tourism Tax surcharge of MYR10/room/night nett will be collected from all non-Malaysian national or permanent resident guests. This fee is not included in the reservation and will be collected upon check-out for stays from 1 September 2017.

Child Policy

  • Children below 12 years accompanying adults can stay for free.

  • Breakfast for children will be at an additional charge.

  • A baby cot for infants below 2 years can be provided upon request, subject to availability.

  • The KuRi-KuRi Kids Club organises half day programmes to keep young adventurers occupied. For children aged between 4 to 12 years of age.

Check-in & Check-out

  • Check-in: 3 pm

  • Check-out: 11 am

Important Note

  • Conservation fees will be collected from every guest upon check-out, as part of the preservation of Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park where Gaya Island Resort is located. Each guest of the resort including children, will be required to contribute MYR32 for their first night of stay, followed by an additional MYR22 for each night thereof. Fees collected by the resort will then be transferred to Sabah Parks, and will go towards preserving the rich ecosystem of the region. Conservation fees indicated above are inclusive of 6% GST.

Amenities & Services

  • Garden
  • Gym/Fitness Facilities
  • Kids Club
  • Pool - Outdoor
  • Poolside Bar
  • Private Beach
  • Spa
  • Water Sports (non-motorized)
  • Bar
  • Concierge
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Restaurant on-site
  • Safety Deposit Boxes
  • Shops/Boutique
  • Tours
  • WiFi - Throughout Property
  • Butler Service
  • Babysitting Service (extra charge)
  • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service (extra charge)
  • Airport Transfers (extra charge)
  • Massage/Spa Treatments (extra charge)