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Gaya Island Hotels from RM95

Gayana Marine Resort
The price is RM1,076 per night
1.66 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (394 reviews)

"Diving was moderate. Overall rather expensive compared to Malaysian standards. Super service! Staff was extremely attentive. Monkeys were enjoying!"…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2020

Gayana Marine Resort
Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa
The price is RM1,189 per night
2.07 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (132 reviews)

"The staff where amazing, so helpful, friendly and happy. The staff we encountered made every possible attempt to accommodate us at every turn, we wanted for nothing at Bunga Raya Resort. The resort was breathtaking, we stayed in a villa with an amazing view overlooking the bay. Our villa was huge, ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 Jan 2020

Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa
Gaya Island Resort
5 out of 5
Malohom Bay, Pulau Gaya, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Gaya Island, Sabah
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1.25 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (424 reviews)
Beautiful Gaya Island Retreat

"My family and I stayed at GIR for 2 nights and had a great time. The rooms were enormous (complete with separate areas for walk in robes, bathtub, shower, toilet). Room amenities were excellent, with bug spray and ointment for insect bites. Our rooms had fantastic views across the sea to Mt Kinabalu, ..."…"

Reviewed on 28 Jan 2020

Gaya Island Resort
Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa
5 out of 5
No. 20, Jalan Aru, Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM375 per night
7.23 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (1,155 reviews)

"Great location for the beach and sunset, extremely friendly and helpful staff. Great amenities. Would definitely recommend."…"

Reviewed on 2 Mar 2020

Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa
Borneo Beach Villas
The price is RM280 per night
15.11 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (304 reviews)

"Nice location, next to the beach with water sport equipment for rent"…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb 2020

Borneo Beach Villas
Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM396 per night
19.4 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (999 reviews)

"Beautiful, spacious and wonderful facilities, restaurants and food. I think this has now become my favourite ever hotel and we will return, hopefully soon. Fantastic hospitality, and my wife shed a tear when the staff sang to us as they bid us farewell."…"

Reviewed on 26 Feb 2020

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM289 per night
5.77 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (1,000 reviews)

"This hotel have beautiful ocean view,is close to shopping center and eateries...Staff are friendly and helpful..."…"

Reviewed on 13 Feb 2020

Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM150 per night
5.94 km from city centre
3.9/5Good! (557 reviews)

"It's located at the central region of the city and walking distance to most tourists places. Hotel is clean and the staffs are all kind and friendly"…"

Reviewed on 12 Feb 2020

Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre
Ibis Styles Kota Kinabalu Inanam Hotel
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM138 per night
11.77 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (47 reviews)

"nice and good"…"

Reviewed on 26 Jan 2020

Ibis Styles Kota Kinabalu Inanam Hotel
Oceania Hotel
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM103 per night
6.98 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (482 reviews)

"it was a pleasant stay. definitely recommend to others and will surely return to the same hotel."…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2020

Oceania Hotel
Sabah Beach Villas & Suites
3.5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM278 per night
15.12 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (171 reviews)

"The seaside location, spacious rooms, friendly staff. Although this hotel has just restarted business due to the pandemic, the unit where we stayed in is in good shape. Only thing is, 1 night stay is too short!"…"

Reviewed on 7 Jun 2020

Sabah Beach Villas & Suites
Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM177 per night
6.07 km from city centre
3.9/5Good! (436 reviews)

"The cleanliness..the location..the precautions that was taken due to covid 19 pandemic..and the quick checkin.."…"

Reviewed on 20 Jun 2020

Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Hotel 7 Suria
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM95 per night
5.85 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (6 reviews)
Recommended

"Really clean,new,convenient location"…"

Reviewed on 11 Mar 2020

Hotel 7 Suria
Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
5 out of 5
Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Sinsuran, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
The price is RM399 per night
5.86 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (999 reviews)

"The location is excellent. It is close walking distance to night market, wet market where we get inexpensive seafood, mosque plus shopping malls and restaurants. It is good that the hotel has freezer to store our freshly bought seafood. Unfortunately it was not good. Our fresh seafood was not frozen ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Mar 2020

Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
Ming Garden Hotel and Residences
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM131 per night
6.54 km from city centre
3.7/5Good! (726 reviews)

"Good location"…"

Reviewed on 7 Jun 2020

Ming Garden Hotel and Residences
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Visiting Gaya Island

Couples looking to get away will find a romantic atmosphere in Gaya Island, and many visitors are sure to appreciate the beaches and spas. This city also attracts tourists with its relaxing setting. Sabah State Mosque, Likas Stadium and 1 Borneo Hypermall are some of the top sights around the area.

  • You'll find 399 Expedia hotels and other accommodation options in the larger area of Kota Kinabalu
  • The closest major airport is in Kota Kinabalu (BKI-Kota Kinabalu Intl.), 6.7 mi (10.7 km) from the city centre

Dressing for Gaya Island

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 31°C and the nighttime average to be 24°C
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 32°C during the day and 24°C at night
  • July to September averages 31°C during the day and 24°C at night
  • Between October and December, the average temperature is 31°C during the day and 24°C at night
  • Gaya Island gets about 93 millimetres of rain per year
  • Hottest months are usually May and April with an average temperature of 31°C, while the coldest months are August and March with an average of 24°C

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Gaya Island?
Based on our traveller data, Gayana Marine Resort is one of the top choices for your stay. This 5-star resort offers a marina and a full-service spa. It is located a short 8-minute walk from Sapi Island. Other good choices for your visit include Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa and Gaya Island Resort.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Gaya Island, will I receive a refund?
Yes! You’ll find that most hotel reservations are fully refundable if you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of your check-in date. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, it might still be possible to cancel it and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Add your dates and click on “Search”, then you can use the “free cancellation” filter to view the best options available in Gaya Island.
What's the best accommodation option for a family holiday to Gaya Island?
Gaya Island Resort is a top 5-star resort on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Other options for your child-friendly holiday include Gayana Marine Resort and Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa. Also, attractions in the area such as Lok Kawi Wildlife Park and Anjung Samudera are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for a couple visiting Gaya Island?
Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa is a favourite 5-star resort for couples, and features a full-service spa and a private beach. Other good choices for a stay with your sweetheart include Gayana Marine Resort and Gaya Island Resort.
What's the best accommodation option to stay near the beach in Gaya Island?
Gayana Marine Resort is a top pick for your beach holiday. Other good choices for your stay near the beach include Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa and Gaya Island Resort. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Pantai Pulau Mamutik or Dalit Beach.
What's the best luxury accommodation option in Gaya Island?
Gaya Island Resort is a 5-star resort with a restaurant and a full-service spa, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay. Gayana Marine Resort and Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa are two other upscale options for your trip.
What's the best boutique hotel in Gaya Island?
Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa is a favourite 5-star resort with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features a private beach and 2 restaurants. Gayana Marine Resort and Gaya Island Resort are other boutique-style choices.

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