Gaya Island Resort

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Why we like it

  • Luxury island resort within the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
  • Accessible by speedboat transfer from Sutera Harbour Marina
  • Contemporary villas and suites blend harmoniously into the beautiful tropical surroundings
  • Experience the natural environment and cultural heritage of the region with the resorts PURE activities
  • The unique Spa Village, hidden among the mangroves, offers treatments inspired by ancient practices
  • This eco-friendly resort aims to minimise its carbon footprint within the surrounding environment

A&K Top Tip

Take the short five minute boat ride to nearby Tavajun Bay where you can dine upon rustic logs while enjoying authentic dishes, warmed over glowing charcoal embers, as you relax below the sinking evening sun.

Guest Testimonial

The service provided is excellent. It is the most enjoyable experience and most the memorable holidays, we have had, have been when we have travelled with A&K.

- KO, London



Gaya Island Resort at Pulau Gaya, peeks out from the hillside among vibrant tropical mangroves overlooking the glistening coastline of Maloham Bay. Accessible by just a short 15 minute speedboat ride from Kota Kinabalu on mainland Borneo, the island is a natural haven of tranquillity, comprised of ancient rainforest and sheltered coral reef, with only minimal motorised vehicles used.

Accommodation comes in a variety of luxury villas, from exotic Canopy Villas buried among the leafy green rainforest, to Bayu Villas looking out to the dazzling turquoise sea, and the Kinabalu Villas offering the resorts best view of the striking Mount Kinabalu. The Suria Suites are large and luxurious, boasting 188 square metres and two elegantly designed bedrooms, looking out towards an outdoor private veranda; the perfect spot for a sun-dappled afternoon snooze.

Explore the island and culture with one of the resorts PURE experiences, from nature trails in the forest to private dives, to observe the colourful marine life, or simply relax by the 40m lap pool with a chilled beverage and your favourite book. Witness the chefs whip up Asian-Pacific delights in the open kitchen of Feast Village, or enjoy fine dining in a rooftop setting overlooking magnificent vistas across the bay, as you tuck into delicious freshly prepared seafood.


Useful info

malaysia

Fly to

Kuala Lumpur/Langkawi (Malaysian Airlines)

flying time

11 hours 30 minutes non-stop

time difference

GMT +8 hours

Visas

Not required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area

Best time to travel

November - April (Peninsula Malaysia)
March - October (Borneo)

Weather

Malaysia's climate is tropical and humid, with humidity high in the mornings and lower in the afternoons. A typical day is warm and humid with balmy evenings. The main rainy seasons fall from November to February.

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