Gaya Island Resort
The Kuoni Collection

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, is the island of Pulau Gaya, home to one of Borneo’s most luxurious resorts. The heart of the hotel, which includes the lap pool, bar and restaurants, is set between verdant rainforest and a gold sand beach, on the very edge of a 40-acre estate. The Spa Village provides an idyllic location amongst the mangroves and offers a wide range of spa programmes and there are a wide variety of activities – encompassing culture, marine, nature, creative and active experiences – that the whole family can enjoy.

Feast Village offers breakfast, lunch and dinner and serves diverse cuisines from all over the Asia-Pacific region while at the fine dining, adults-only rooftop restaurant Fisherman's Cove you can dine on freshly caught seafood for dinner every 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.

There are 120 modern villas, built using local materials, set amid the rainforest or the mangroves. Bayu Villas are set on a gentle hillside and just a short walk from the beach while the Canopy Villas are set higher up in the forest and have views of rainforest or mangroves. Kinabalu Villas have South China Sea views, while the hugely spacious two-level Suria Suite, which is perfect for families or groups, is also available.



We can make your wildest dreams come true, be they yearnings for excitement and adventure or for idyllic islands nestled in azure lagoons, we can make this once in a lifetime holiday ooze romance.



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.

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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

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*.

*Local charge


2 restaurants, pool bar and lounge, swim-up bar, casual dining at Tavajun Bay

What's included

Breakfast at Feast Village

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Full Board from £76 • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Feast Village.

*Denotes local charge