Gaya Island Resort - Small Luxury Hotels of the World 5* - Kota Kinabalu - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • Staying in a stylish villa which marries the concept of eco-luxury, local materials and superior service.
  • Diving into the hotel's 40-metre lap pool adorned with floating cabanas before spending an afternoon relaxing in the sun.
  • Savouring a delicious cocktail in the Pool Bar & Lounge and enjoying the sunset before dining at one of the resort's excellent restaurants.

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Gaya Island Resort 5*

Just for you
Just for you:
  • Roundtrip speedboat transfers from Jesselton Point and the resort

Nestled amidst protected mangroves and coral reefs, Gaya Island Resort 5* emerges as a natural haven of timeless beauty, gracing the stretches of Malohom Bay's sandy shores. Situated on a paradise-like island within Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, the resort offers guests a blissful beachfront escape, set in the hillside of an ancient rainforest, with breathtaking views of Mount Kinabalu and the South China Sea.

This enchanting retreat boasts a complex of stylish villas, combining the concept of eco-luxury with local materials, to blend seamlessly with the natural environment. Here guests can embark on a 5-minute boat ride to the Gaya Island Resort Marine Centre, explore excellent dining experiences with stunning views, indulge in traditional treatments at the spa village, and partake in signature crafted experiences, from snorkeling to fishing excursions. The resort's allure is further enhanced by a 40-metre lap pool adorned with floating cabanas, meaning relaxing days of soaking up the sun are guaranteed.

Your room

This offer is based on a stay in Canopy Villa or Kinabalu Villa.


Canopy Room (47 m²)

Enjoy a spacious stay within a beautiful Canopy Villa, situated on the hillside, just steps from the resort's stunning beach. Admire the views of your leafy surroundings from your charming balcony and take advantage of the villa's other excellent facilities.

Maximum room capacity

Kinabalu Villa (47 m²)

Overlooking the South China Sea and, on clear days, the silhouette of Mount Kinabalu, this Kinabalu Villa offers the best view of the resort. Connecting rooms are also available for families.

Maximum room capacity

Your dining choices

This offer is based on a full board stay (breakfast, lunch and your evening meal served in the buffet main restaurant - excludes drinks). Please see the details section for further information about your board basis conditions.

Indulge whilst on your stay with a visit to Feast Village, the resort's excellent open kitchen restaurant offering a range of cuisines from the Asia-Pacific region. Here guests can enjoy interactive dining and breathtaking views of Mount Kinabalu. Admire more stunning surroundings from the rooftop restaurant, Fisherman's Cove, where seafood themed dishes are served, or head to Omakase, the resort's two-storey Japanese restaurant set on the hillside, featuring teppanyaki and more delectable favourites.


For laid-back lunches and sunset cocktails by the pool, settle down at the bar & lounge, or take a 5 minute boat ride to Tavajun Bay, where an unforgettable lunch experience on a private beach awaits...

Your time

Just for you
Just for you:
  • One 50-minute massage for 2 adults per stay (only applicable for guests 16 years old and above)
  • One Gaya Snorkelling Expedition per person per stay
  • One Mangrove Excursion per person per stay

Experience beachfront bliss whilst on your stay, and enjoy leisurely swims in the outdoor pool, or take the time to unwind in a floating cabana or a nearby shaded relaxation chamber. The resort also boasts a fully-equipped gym for fitness enthusiasts, and a peaceful library for those who simply wish to kick back with a great book and enjoy spectacular views.

Indulge in tranquil moments at the spa village, surrounded by nature, and choose from a rich selection of programs rooted in age-old practices and healing traditions. For something a little different, take your pick from a number of signature experiences, ranging from exploring the marine park to tribal-style beach dinners, giving you the unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture and embrace the island's natural beauty.

Your journey to Kota Kinabalu


You will be able to choose your airline and flight times when you make your booking. This flight may include one or more stopovers. The stopover may be technical (without a change of aircraft) or transit (with a change of aircraft).

Luggage information

Baggage, meals and other services on board certain flights may be subject to a charge. You will find out whether your airfare includes baggage when you choose your airline and timetable. If your fare does not include baggage, please go to the airline's website before your departure with your travel file reference to find out the exact fare and purchase your extra baggage.

If you choose a low-cost airline, you will be able to add your baggage during the booking process.

For domestic flights, airlines do not always offer the option of reserving baggage, so you will have to pay for it at the airport counter.

You will receive all the information you need to check in for your flights after you have made your reservation.

Your Destination

Kota Kinabalu is the capital of Sabah, a state in the northern part of Borneo Island. The coastal city is surrounded by rainforest and known for its lively markets, stunning beaches and the waterfront Kota Kinabalu City Mosque.


Just 10 minutes off Kota Kinabalu, you will find Gaya Island, a sizeable tropical island with a lush rainforest, beautiful clear waters and rich coral beds. Several resorts reside on the island, yet the island still offers an intimate getaway for those looking for a break in a serene, paradisical setting.

In more detail

Please find practical information about the property and your trip:
This property is not accessible to people with reduced mobility.

Check-in time: 15:00
Check-out time: 12:00

Pets are not permitted.
Your stay may be subject to an additional city or tourist tax payable directly to the hotel, which is not included in our nightly rate. Please check with hotel directly for further information.



Important details about your hotel:

Check-in and check-out outside the hotel's standard times are subject to availability and may incur additional fees, please check with the hotel prior to your visit.

Please note, any included meals are usually served at the hotel's main buffet restaurant (unless stated otherwise). Alternative food and beverage outlets may not be applicable to your board basis and/or available at selected times only. Please see directly with the hotel for further details of your board conditions.

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Air conditioning
  • Concierge service
  • Airport transfer service
  • Multilingual staff
  • Laundry service
  • Wi-Fi
  • Medical service
  • Babysitting service
  • Postal service
  • Currency exchange

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Safe
  • Courtesy tray (tea and coffee)
  • Minifridge
  • TV
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer

Restaurant and bar facilities

  • Feast Village
  • Fisherman's Cove
  • Omakase
  • Pool Bar & Lounge
  • Tavajun Bay

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Tour desk
  • Private beach
  • Spa
  • Fitness centre
  • Library

If booking as a solo traveller, room occupancy is not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up-to-date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.


Travel with peace of mind


To ensure a peaceful holiday, our partners are committed to respecting the local health and sanitary measures in force to protect your safety and well-being.


Please note: health and sanitary measures may be subject to change in line with government recommendations. Consequently, they may affect access to certain amenities and leisure facilities.

Your contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday. 

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