Located close to Kota Kinabalu City yet sheltered on a tropical island, Gayana Marine Resort is a picturesque destination displaying a perfect harmonious balance between ecology and indulgent luxury. Located on Gaya Island’s crescent Malohom Bay just off the coast of Sabah, Gayana Marine Resort offers dining venues serving local and international cuisines that are palate-pleasing and soul-satisfying, while its spa beckons with a range of pampering treatments.


Experience 45 overwater tropical villas boasting a spectacle of the vivid blue sea, mangrove forest or tropical jungle, distinctive qualities of Gaya Island. Each tropical villa is designed to enhance the lulling sound of the gentle waves flowing beneath the villa. At the heart of the resort is the protection and regeneration of the island’s precious marine environment – the on-site Marine Ecology Research Centre, the only of its kind on an island resort, promulgating endangered giant clams and coral reefs.


• Alu Alu
Whether at the Alu Alu Restaurant premise, or in the comfort of your private villa, enjoy savoury meals cooked with the freshest of ingredients and local produce.

• Latitude Bar
Panoramic sunsets accompany you while you relax with a drink in hand. Latitude Bar opens from 5pm daily, and it’s the perfect place for you to enjoy pre-dinner drinks and snacks after a full day of excursions and activities.

• Macac
Enjoy all-day dining at Macac, a restaurant that serves delicious Western fusion food with a distinctly Malaysian twist. Have your breakfast, lunch and dinner while overlooking the aquamarine ocean. Take a bite of their wood-fired pizzas that feature unique ingredients and flavors.

Facilities & Services

Outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, souvenir shop, Echo Wellness Centre, digital Safety box, laundry service, and water sports centre.





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