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Gaya Island

Gaya Island is located about 15 miles off Kota Kinabalu. The 3,665 acre island has 16 miles of shoreline and stretches consisting of fine white sand. Popular beaches include Bulijong Bay and Police beach that comes with a quarter mile of beautiful sand sloping, perfect for swimming, snorkeling and diving. The untouched coastal dipterocarp forest makes it ideal for trekking and graded nature trails. It also provides opportunities to study the various species of plant and animal life within.

 

Location            :  Gaya Island is located just 10 minutes off Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo.
Best time  : Year round
Getting there : Daily boat services are available from the Kota Kinabalu jetty.  Transfer takes about 10 to 15 minutes.

 Accommodations in Gaya Island 

BUNGA RAYA RESORT  ****
Bunga Raya Island Resort is a luxurious jewel set on a coral reef island just off the coast of Borneo. A secluded island hideaway of 47 timbered villas, the resort is tucked away on a tranquil and hidden bay framed by crescent shaped white sand beach on one side and the centuries old virgin jungle on the other.
 

 
ROOMS:
  • SUPERIOR VILLAS - Scattered throughout the hillside above with a mix of secluded Jungle and Ocean Views, these large, 1-bedroom villas offer idyllic hideaways and the ultimate in true rustic luxury.
  • DELUXE VILLAS -These villas allow you to enjoy jungle and ocean views and come with a separate living room extension (Rumpus Room). It provides an additional, separate annexed living room with additional LCD television and DVD player.
  • BEACHFRONT VILLAS - Take a dip in your own private infinity plunge pool or step onto the beach via your private beach access walkway.
  • TREEHOUSE VILLAS - Romantic jungle walkway to your hideaway in the trees. An intimate outdoor jaccuzzi or private jungle plunge pool and seductive lounge in a villa placed high up among the tree tops.
  • DELUXE SUITE - Surrounded by the lush jungle with ocean views. Two separate bedrooms (King and Twin), and a lush outdoor balcony living space.
HOTEL FACILITIES:
  • Room Service
  • Tour Desk
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre
  • Sauna
  • Dive Centre
  • Swimming pool
  • Restaurant
 
GAYANA ECO-RESORT ****
Gayana Eco Resort rests serenely at the edges of a lush jungle forest on a coral reef island off the coast of Borneo. 44 over water, tropical villas are architecturally designed to enhance the soothing sounds of the surf below while capturing the enduring vistas of Mt. Kinabalu on the distant horizon.
 

 
ROOMS:
  • RIMBA JUNGLE VIEW - The Rimba presents you with a beautiful views of the lush tropical jungle and hills. We invite you to rest your head as the cool jungle breeze envelopes your private suite. Extend your window a little wider and allow our gentle cicadas lullaby you to sleep.
  • PANTAI LAGOON VIEW - The Pantai flaunts a cozy terrace, take in the view of our beautiful resort living in its splendour. At night, watch it light up to serene beauty as its friendly huts rest in unison. Feel at one with us in this sociable yet personal terrain, capturing the enduring vistas of Mt. Kinabalu on the distant horizon.
  • BAKAU MANGROVE VIEW - The Bakau is rare delight a view of tropical mangroves. As the sea opens up to airy space, find solace in nature as you gaze into natures structural art. Like a painting that prods the depths of your soul, allow this view to prompt your senses to life.
  • BAYU OCEAN VIEW - As its name indicates a truly sensory experience as a constant breeze carries freshness in the air accompanying your perfect view of an endless sea. The idyllic backyard of coral reef and crystal clear waters cascading on your steps makes this suite a class above the rest.
  • PALM VILLA - The Palm Villa has an elevated bedroom overlooking the sea, a living room with glass flooring showcasing the vivid marine life below and a sanctuary room specifically for your serenity spa treatment. Outside at the balcony is where you can relax on your deck, hop into your private plunge pool or go for a swim in the sea.
HOTEL FACILITIES:
  • Restaurant
  • Diving Centre
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tour Desk
  • Jacuzzi
  • Watersports
  • Souvenir Gift Shop
  • Spa & Wellness Centre
 
GAYA ISLAND RESORT *****

ROOMS:
  • GAYA VILLA - Located on a hillside amongst verdant rainforest, these villas offer a serene setting with partial views of the lush tropical rainforest.
  • BAYU VILLA - Set amongst a tropical mangrove on a gently sloping hillside, these villas offer a beautiful outlook and are walking distance from the resort's pristine sandy beach
  • CANOPY VILLA - Situated on a hillside amidst lush rainforest, the villas offer a peaceful setting with leafy views ranging from the rainforest canopy to the tropical mangroves. Connecting rooms are available for families.
  • KINABALU VILLA - With views stretching across the South China Sea, and where the silhouette of Mount Kinabalu can be seen on a clear day, these Kinabalu Villas provide the best views in the resort.
  • SURIA SUITE - Perched on the sloping hillside, the luxurious 188 square metre two-bedroom suite elegantly occupies two levels and offers glorious uninterrupted views of the ocean and Mount Kinabalu from a large outdoor verandah with daybeds. The ground floor of the suite features a relaxing lounge area, private dining room, a TV room, a powder room and a pantry that opens out onto an outdoor deck. The suite's first floor is completely dedicated to rest and relaxation. The two spacious bedrooms available both come with separate en-suites, walk-in wardrobes and vanity areas. This haven of absolute luxury is completed by an outdoor bath that leads onto the suite's private balcony that offers breathtaking views.
HOTEL FACILITIES:
  • Restaurant and bar 
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Chimes
  • Library
  • PADI Snorkelling & Dive Programmes
  • Deep Sea Fishing Excursions
  • Private Yacht Charter, sunset cruise and island hopping
  • Gymnasium
  • Jogging Path
  •  Kayaking
  • Handicraft Class
  • Tribal Art Class 

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