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Overview of Gaya Island Resort

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4.4/5 Excellent
422 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa

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Popular LocationTunku Abdul Rahman Park4 min walk

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About this area

Gaya Island

Located in Gaya Island, Gaya Island Resort is on the beach. Local points of interest include Tunku Abdul Rahman Park. Take the opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as kayaking and other activities like golfing. Our guests appreciate the resort's quiet location.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Tunku Abdul Rahman Park - 4 min walk

Restaurants

  • Where to eat
  • Feast Village – Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Kids' menu available.
  • Fishermans Cove – Restaurant offering seafood. Serves dinner. Reservations required.
  • Pool Bar and Lounge – Poolside family restaurant. Serves lunch and dinner. Kids' menu available.
  • Tavajun Bay – Beachfront restaurant. Serves lunch. Kids' menu available.

About this property

Gaya Island Resort

5-star beach resort with a full-service spa
Spend the day relaxing on the beach or pampering yourself at Gaya Island Resort's full-service spa. All 121 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and pillowtop beds. Guests can enjoy deep soaking bathtubs, and other standard amenities include balconies, minibars and LED TVs.
Gaya Island Resort offers 121 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and a safe. Rooms open to balconies. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 40-inch LED televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower with a deep soaking bath and a rainfall showerhead. Bathrooms are also outfitted with bathrobes, slippers and bidets.
This Gaya Island resort provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and a hairdryer. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.

Property amenities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

No on-site parking available
Return airport shuttle (surcharge) from 7:30 AM to 9:30 PM
Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

1 restaurant
1 beach bar, 1 poolside bar and 1 bar

Things to do

24-hour fitness centre
Full-service spa
Outdoor pool
Snorkelling
Yoga classes

Family friendly

Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
Dry-cleaning service
Free cots/infant beds
Laundry facilities
Outdoor pool
Soundproofed rooms

Conveniences

Free newspapers in reception
Gift shop/newsstand
Library
No lifts

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Concierge services
Daily housekeeping
Dry-cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Tour/ticket assistance
Turndown service
Wedding services

Languages spoken

English

Outdoors

Beachfront location
Garden
Pool sunloungers
Pool umbrellas
Terrace

Spa

Couples treatment room(s)
Massage - deep-tissue
Massage - hot stone
Massage - swedish
Massage - Thai
Massage/treatment rooms
Spa open daily

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
No lift (single-level property)
Upper floors accessible by stairs only

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Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

Air conditioning
Ceiling fan
Free cots/infant beds
Linens
Pillow-top mattress
Premium bedding

Bathroom

Bathrobes
Bidet
Deep-soaking bathtub
Free toiletries
Hairdryer
Rainfall showerhead
Separate bathtub and shower
Towels

Entertainment

40-inch LED TV
Satellite channels

Food and drink

Electric kettle
Free bottled water
Minibar

Outdoor space

Balcony

More

Desk
Iron/ironing board
Phone
Safe
Slippers
Soundproofing
Turndown service

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 3:00 PM and 9:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The check-in location differs from the property location; to check in, go to Gaya Lounge, Jesselton Point Jetty
If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Airport shuttle service is available on request from 7:30 AM to 9:30 PM
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements
Speedboat transfers (surcharge) are required between Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal and Gaya Island Resort. Departure times are as follows: Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal to Gaya Island Resort: 8 AM; 10 AM; Noon; 2 PM; 4 PM; 6 PM; 9 PM. Gaya Island Resort to Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal: 9 AM; 11 AM; 1 PM; 3 PM; 5 PM; 6:30 PM; and 9:30 PM. Guests who miss the last transfer of the day must board a private charter boat (surcharge). Rates for private charter are MYR 500 between 7 AM-9 PM, and MYR 700 between 9 PM-7 AM.

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types at the property

American Express
Mastercard
Visa

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Destination fee: MYR 30 per person, per night.
  • Boat transfer per adult: MYR 160 (roundtrip)
  • Boat transfer per child: MYR 80 (roundtrip)

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: MYR 140 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: MYR 0 (one-way), (up to 2 years old)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No on-site parking is available.
  • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

We should mention

Guests must transfer to the property via boat and must arrange the transfers by contacting the property before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
This property offers transfers from the ferry terminal and airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Gaya Island Resort and receive a full refund?
Yes, Gaya Island Resort offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Gaya Island Resort cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Gaya Island Resort have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is Gaya Island Resort pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this resort?
This resort doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at this resort?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at this resort?
Checkout is at 11:00 AM.
Does Gaya Island Resort provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of MYR 140 per vehicle, one-way, applies.
Where is this resort located?
Nestled on the beach, this Gaya Island resort is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Tunku Abdul Rahman Park.

Guest reviews

4.4
Excellent
5 - Excellent
232
4 - Good
141
3 - Okay
33
2 - Mediocre
10
1 - Poor
6
4.5
Cleanliness
4.5
Service and Staff
4.5
Amenities
4.4
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

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, beautiful to watch the sunrise every morning. The staff were all very friendly and attentive to our needs. We will absolutely be back again. Thank your GIR for a great time!

Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

2/5

  • Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Each room has a bath tub but there were less hot water in the evening. Even after water filled, many aunts was floating.

Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

suggest book activity or dinner reservation early, before arrive as not many slots

Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

    This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2019