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Beautifully situated, Gaya Island Resort is set amidst lush rainforest with breathtaking views of the wonders created by nature over thousands of years.

Ancient rainforest and protected mangroves surround the idyllic villas set in the hills. Spacious, tactile and modern yet respectful of local Sabahan elements, each accommodation uses local materials that blend harmoniously with the natural environment. Villa interiors are designed with a contemporary elegance and offer a variety of views including mangrove, canopy, tropical rainforest and the South China Sea.

Our villas' amenities include comfortable bedding, a writing desk, a powered safe, a flat screen television with satellite channels, a large open en-suite bathroom with an oversized bathtub and two vanity units, and an outdoor verandah with day beds.

Standard features and services in all villas:
• Complimentary WiFi • Tea and coffee making facilities • Flat screen television with satellite channels • Powered safe • Minibar • Ceiling fan
• In-room climate control • Selection of international newspapers

A conservation fee of MYR32 on the first night of stay and an additional MYR22 for each day thereof is applied to each guest, including children, for every night of stay by Sabah Parks, an organisation set up as the caretaker of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. The conservation fee is contributed to Sabah Parks in support of their effort towards preserving the rich ecosystem of the region.

Make your stay with us an indulgent experience with our Book Direct Benefit. For every Best Available Rate or selected packages booked with us, get a complimentary scheduled return speedboat transfer between Jesselton Point and the resort plus in addition to this, you will also enjoy one complimentary 50-minute couples massage per room per stay (excluding Malaysia and Singapore public holidays, and festive periods). Complimentary couples massage times are strictly subject to availability and will be allocated upon check-in at an available time slot. Should no massage time slot be available, this benefit is non-transferable and will be forfeited upon check-out. This benefit is not valid for separate bookings on consecutive days and will only be applied to the first booking made. This Benefit is available for all guests booking direct the selected rates indicated below, for a maximum of 8 rooms, via our website or emailing or calling us directly.

bayu villa

Situated on a hillside amidst lush rainforest, these inviting villas offer a peaceful setting with leafy views ranging from the rainforest canopy to the tropical mangroves. Connecting rooms are available for families.

Average room size: 47 square metres

canopy 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, with a selection of rooms that are located closer to the resort's main facilities.

Average room size: 47 square metres

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. Connecting rooms are available for families.

Average room size: 47 square metres

suria suite

This luxurious two-bedroom suite lies on the hillside with stunning ocean views. The ground floor features relaxing lounge and dining areas, and a pantry which leads onto an outdoor deck. The spacious bedrooms on the first floor both come with en-suites and a decadent outdoor bath on the balcony provides breathtaking views.

Average room size: 188 square metres