Gaya Island Resort
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The Kuoni Collection

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  • On Pulau Gaya in Borneo
  • Secluded Spa Village
  • Cultural, marine and nature excursions

Gaya Island Resort

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Combining comfort, style and the wilderness of Borneo, this island resort is integrated into the natural environment.

In the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, just off the coast of Kota Kinabalu, lies the island of Pulau Gaya. Covered in dense tropical forest, this picturesque isle has been protected as a reserve since the early 1920s. Here, you will find one of Borneo’s most luxurious hotels, Gaya Island Resort.

The resort's close proximity to some spectacular wildlife spotting areas means that a comprehensive in-house guiding and information service is available if you would like to step out of your luxurious surrounds to try and spot the rare probus monkey, along with the island's many other characterful inhabitants.

Set between verdant rainforest and a gold sand beach on the edge of a 40-acre estate, the hotel features the finest amenities, including a lap pool, bar and a variety of restaurants. Feast Village offers breakfast, lunch and dinner and serves diverse cuisines from all over the Asia-Pacific region whilst the fine dining Fisherman's Cove adults-only rooftop restaurant offers freshly caught seafood for dinner each evening. You can enjoy a refreshing cocktail or light lunch at the casual Pool Bar and Lounge, or perhaps have lunch at the private Tavajun Bay which is reached by a five minute boat ride.

The Spa Village provides an idyllic location amongst the mangroves and offers a wide range of spa programmes. For the more adventurous, there are a variety of creative activities on offer which encompass the island's fascinating culture, natural beauty and captivating wildlife and marinelife.

Set within the rainforest and mangroves, the resort is made up of 120 modern villas that have been built using the finest locally-sourced materials. The Bayu Villas sit on a gentle hillside just a short walk from the beach, whilst the Canopy Villas are set higher up in the forest and feature superb views. A stay in the Kinabalu Villas offers stretching views of the glittering South China Sea, whilst the extremely spacious two-level Suria Suite is perfect for families or groups.



Indulge your every whim with a stay in one of our unashamedly lavish hotels, or world-class tours where fine dining, sublime service and beautifully appointed rooms leave you on cloud nine.



Rest your mind, body and soul in a stylish, sophisticated retreat. A wellbeing escape for total relaxation, indulge with soothing signature treatments from some of the best therapists.

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Key information

On the beautiful island of Pulau Gaya, one of the five islands of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park

Airport transfer time: Approx. 30 minutes from Kota Kinabalu airport via road transfer and shared speed boat shuttle
Rooms: 121

Accommodation information

120 villas and 1 suite

Good to know

Minimum stays apply at certain times. As the resort is set on a steep slope it is not recommended for those with walking difficulties. Guests over 16 are welcome in the Fisherman’s Cove Restaurant. A conservation fee of approximately £4 per guest per night will be payable to the resort at the end of be your holiday.


• Yoga and guided meditation* • Nature walks and cultural excursions*  • Snorkelling and diving programmes* • Private yacht charters and sunset cruises* • The Borneo Culinary Journey and craftworks*.


3 restaurants, pool bar, lounge and casual dining at Tavajun Bay

What's included

Breakfast at Feast Village

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Full Board from £67 • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Feast Village.

*Denotes local charge