High-end luxury meets nature at Gaya Island Resort, a quiet getaway surrounded by coral reefs, sandy beaches, and rainforest. This five-star non-smoking resort features an outdoor pool, yoga classes, and a pampering spa village. 

Spacious air-conditioned villas feature a private veranda with large day beds. A flat-screen TV and minibar can be enjoyed in the separate living room. En suite bathrooms have an oversized bathtub. 

Gaya Island Resort is on Pulau Gaya, within the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, off the coast of Kota Kinabalu. It is a ten-minute speedboat ride from Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal. Jesselton Point is a twenty-minute drive from Kota Kinabalu International Airport. 

Guests can enjoy water sport activities such as diving and snorkelling at the beach. Day cruises and bird watching trips can also be arranged at the concierge desk. The front desk is open 24 hours. 

The pool-side Feast Village serves the best of local and international cuisine from three large kitchens, and offers wine from its private cellars. The rooftop Fisherman’s Cove serves fresh caught seafood, and cocktails can be enjoyed at the Pool Bar Lounge.


All villas include a spacious bedroom, a writing desk, a safe box, a flat screen television with satellite channels, a large open bathroom with an oversized bathtub and two vanity units, and an outdoor verandah with day beds.


• Feast Village 
Serves all day dining offering Japanese/Korean, Asian & Western cuisines as well as a bakery. 

• Fisherman’s Cove 
Serves seafood themed dishes focusing on sustainable fishing practices and the freshest ingredients. 

• Omakase 
Serves Japanese omakase-style dining experiences ranging from teppanyaki, shabu-shabu and nabe. 

• Pool Bar & Lounge 
Serves light refreshments by the poolside and is a great place to enjoy the sunset. 

• Tavajun Bay 
A private beach located 5 minutes away from the resort serves beverages and a dining experience on rustic logs or on a beach mat. Guests can also choose to pre-order and personalise a gourmet picnic basket. 

Private dining is also available upon request

Facilities & Services

Swimming pool, conference room, a souvenairs shop called Chimes, library, spa programmes





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