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Bayu Villa
47 square metres
1 King Bed 2 Single Beds
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Get an overview of this hotel
5-star beach resort with a full-service spa

Popular property highlights

Breakfast included
Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
Business centre
Laundry facilities

Location

Nestled on the beach, this Gaya Island resort is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Tunku Abdul Rahman Park.

Resort features

Catch some rays at the beach or spend the day relaxing at Gaya Island Resort's full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the resort's 4 restaurants.

Room amenities

All 121 rooms boast deep soaking bathtubs, and offer free WiFi and balconies. Free wired Internet and minibars are standard, as are LCD TVs with satellite channels.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to a full-service spa, Gaya Island Resort features an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness centre. Dining is available at one of the resort's 4 restaurants. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the resort's bars, which include A beach bar, A poolside bar and A bar/lounge. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access.

Business-related amenities at this 5-star property consist of a business centre and a meeting room. Event facilities measuring 968 square feet (90 square metres) include conference centres. This luxury resort also offers a kid's pool, spa services and a library.

Gaya Island Resort is a smoke-free property.

  • Library
  • Picnic area
  • Beach bar
  • Bar/lounge
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)
  • Newspapers in lobby (surcharge)
  • Full-service spa
  • Poolside bar
  • Business centre
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Built in 2012
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Outdoor pool
  • Smoke-free property
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Conference space size (meters) - 90
  • Spa services on site
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of restaurants - 4
  • Concierge services
  • Conference space size (feet) - 968
  • Conference centre
  • Laundry facilities
  • Total number of rooms - 121
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • One meeting room
  • Number of floors - 2
  • Wedding services
  • Garden
  • Multilingual staff

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Malay

Room Amenities

Gaya Island Resort offers 121 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and a safe. Rooms open to balconies. Beds feature premium bedding. LCD televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower with a deep soaking bath, a complimentary bathrobe, complimentary slippers and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include an iron/ironing board.

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Turndown service
  • Free bottled water
  • Ceiling fan
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • LCD TV
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe
  • Number of bathrooms - 1
  • Satellite TV service
  • Free WiFi
  • Free wired Internet
  • Desk
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Premium bedding
  • Slippers
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Balcony

Where to Eat

A complimentary buffet breakfast is served each morning between 7:30 AM and 10:30 AM.

Feast Village – This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Fishermans Cove – This restaurant specialises in seafood and only serves dinner. Reservations are required.

Pool Bar and Lounge – This poolside family restaurant serves lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Tavajun Bay – This beachfront restaurant only serves lunch. A children's menu is available.

Omakase – This restaurant specialises in Japanese cuisine and only serves dinner.

Nearby Things to Do

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a 24-hour fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snorkelling on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Spa Services

Spa Village Gaya Island has 6 treatment rooms. Services include deep-tissue massages, facials, body wraps and body scrubs.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Deep tissue massage
  • Number of treatment rooms 6
  • Minimum age to access spa is 16
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Massages

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance for details. 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; and 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.

Airport transport is offered 24 hours a day. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No on-site parking is available.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cots (infant beds) available

Fees

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

  • A tax of MYR 10.00 per accommodation, per night is imposed by the country of Malaysia and collected at the property. Permanent residents and Malaysian nationals are exempt from the tax. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

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.

Hotel Names

  • Gaya Island Resort

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the ferry terminal and airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.
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