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Gayana Marine Resort

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Scuba diving, snorkelling, kayaking, rowing
Scuba diving, snorkelling, kayaking, rowing
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Overview of Gayana Marine Resort

Gayana Marine Resort

5.0 star property

8.2/10 Very good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Business services
Malohom Bay, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Kota Kinabalu, Gaya Island, Sabah, 88300

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationTunku Abdul Rahman Park11 min walk
  • Popular LocationKota Kinabalu Waterfront12 min drive
  • Popular LocationSuria Sabah Shopping Mall14 min drive
  • AirportKota Kinabalu (BKI-Kota Kinabalu Intl.)14 min drive

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About this area

Gaya Island

Located in Gaya Island, Gayana Marine Resort is near the airport and on the boardwalk. Kota Kinabalu Waterfront and Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Sapi Island and KK Esplanade. Travelling with kids? Consider Sedco Square, or check out an event or a game at Sabah Indoor Climbing Centre. Take the opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as sailing.

What's nearby

  • Tunku Abdul Rahman Park - 11 min walk
  • Kota Kinabalu Waterfront - 12 min drive
  • Kota Kinabalu Central Market - 12 min drive
  • Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal - 13 min drive
  • Suria Sabah Shopping Mall - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Tanjung Aru Station - 7 min drive
  • Kota Kinabalu (BKI-Kota Kinabalu Intl.) - 15 min drive

About this property

Gayana Marine Resort

5-star luxury resort by the sea
Take advantage of a marina, a round-trip airport shuttle and a poolside bar at Gayana Marine Resort. Adventurous travellers may like the ecotours, rowing/canoeing and snorkelling at this resort. Indulge in a manicure/pedicure, a facial and a massage at Solace Spa, the on-site spa. Enjoy fusion cuisine, a poolside location, and ocean views at the two on-site restaurants. Enjoy on-site activities, such as kayaking, hiking/biking and scuba diving. Free WiFi in public areas is available to all guests, along with a free daily manager's reception and a terrace.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • An outdoor pool and a children's pool, with pool umbrellas
  • A free ferry terminal shuttle, limo/town car service and a gift shop
  • A front desk safe, concierge services and a porter/bellboy
  • Massage treatment rooms, smoke-free property and a 24-hour front desk
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the dining options
Room features
All 52 rooms have comforts, such as 24-hour room service and premium bedding, as well as perks, such as laptop-friendly workspaces and air conditioning.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Frette Italian sheets and down duvets
  • Designer toiletries and hairdryers
  • 32-inch HDTVs with premium channels and DVD players
  • Furnished balconies or patios, wardrobes/cupboards and fridges

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.


English, Malay

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60ยฐC or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe & Clean (Malaysia)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Free ferry terminal shuttle
  • Limo/town car service

Food and drink

  • 2 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Free daily reception
  • 24-hour room service

Restaurants on site

  • Macac
  • Alu Alu Seafood
  • Latitude Lounge

Things to do

  • 2 hot tubs
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Canoeing
  • Children's pool
  • Ecotours
  • Full-service spa
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Kayaking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling

Family friendly

  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • DVD player
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fridge


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library

Guest services

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

Business services

  • Meeting rooms


  • Marina on site
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace


  • 4 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massages
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Hot tub


  • This property does not have any lifts


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Down duvet
  • Frette Italian sheets
  • Premium bedding


  • Dressing gowns
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste


  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • DVD player
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Fridge

Outdoor space

  • Furnished balcony or patio


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Desk chair
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers

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Check-in from 3 PM - midnight


Check-out before 11:00 AM
A late check-out fee will be charged

Special check-in instructions

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
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
This property offers a scheduled roundtrip ferry service from Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal directly to the property. The ferry from Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal to the property departs at noon, daily. The ferry from the property to Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal departs at 11 AM, daily. Guests should arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure. Alternatively, guests may contact the property to arrange a private boat charter for a surcharge.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
1 child, up to the age of 11 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are available for MYR 240.0 per night.

Payment types at the property

Important information


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 from 1 January 2023. 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.

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle fee: MYR 150 per vehicle (one way)
  • A late check-out fee will be charged
  • Rollaway bed fee: MYR 240.0 per night

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
This property reserves the right to pre-authorise the guest's credit card prior to arrival.
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
This hotel will place an authorization for full payment for any bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking.

We should mention

This property does not have any lifts
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Eco Gayana
Eco Gayana Resort
Gayana Eco
Gayana Eco Resort
Gayana Resort
Gayana Eco Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Gayana Eco Resort Malaysia/Pulau Gaya
Gayana Marine
Gayana Marine Resort Gaya Island
Gayana Marine Gaya Island
Gayana Marine Resort Resort
Gayana Marine Resort Gaya Island
Gayana Marine Resort Resort Gaya Island

Frequently asked questions

Does Gayana Marine Resort have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool and a children's pool.

How much does it cost to stay at ?

As of 26 Nov 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 27 Nov 2022 start from RMย 566.04, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Gayana Marine Resort pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Gayana Marine Resort?

Gayana Marine Resort doesn't offer parking.

What time is check-in at Gayana Marine Resort?

Check-in is from 3 PM - midnight.

What time is check-out at Gayana Marine Resort?

Checkout is at 11:00 AM. Late checkout is available for a fee.

Does Gayana Marine Resort provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs on request. A fee of MYR 150 per vehicle applies.

Where is Gayana Marine Resort located?

This family-friendly Gaya Island resort is located on the boardwalk, within 3 mi (5 km) of Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Downbelow Adventure Centre and All Saint's Cathedral. Sabah Indoor Climbing Centre and Museum of Islamic Civilisation are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 175 out of 403 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 43%
Rating 8 - Good. 147 out of 403 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 36%
Rating 6 - Okay. 44 out of 403 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 11%
Rating 4 - Poor. 23 out of 403 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 6%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 14 out of 403 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 3%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Good

Annuja Nair
Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
If you love wildlife, this is the place. Snorkeling with lovely marine life and coral just outside water villas, monitor lizards, monkeys, birds. All water sport activities are included except diving - snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boards. They have a dive centre, 1 day advanced booking for those with dive licenses. For PADI certification courses book with them in advance. Jungle trekking is available too. There is a spa and gym. They have a games room and bar, though bar is not open yet. There is 1 restaurant for all meals (all delivious but pricey). The pool has a great view of the ocean and surrounding islands, although the water is a little murky. The staff are all amazingly friendly and really helpful - shout out to Rechey the dive guide and Eduardo at the restaurant and Karl the manager - all lovely, helpful and constantly asking if they can do more for you. Rooms are comfortable, nice, clean albeit a little dated and worn (the sea does ruin things quickly), but we loved our stay as there was a lot of outdoors to explore. The only thing I would say would be the obvious plastic trash problem which washes in. May I suggest leaving long nets outside the doors of each room - incentivise the guests to help net the trash when they see it. Have beach clean up days every week where guests comb the beach at low tide together (provide gloves and bags and perhaps a free beer at the end), let us be part of the solution to a more eco friendly environment too.
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2022

10/10 Excellent

Chun Chiang
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2022

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

8/10 Good

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Diving was moderate. Overall rather expensive compared to Malaysian standards. Super service! Staff was extremely attentive. Monkeys were enjoying!
Stayed 9 nights in Feb 2020

4/10 Poor

Verified traveller
Travelled with group
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
1. Lots rubbish in the sea, at least to have net to block the rubbish flown in the resort area, canโ€™t swim 2. The resort lack of flexibility, if you want to go to KK downtown that you have to pay the boat fees each way per person, either they have empty space for the scheduled free shuttle which reserved for check in/check out. If you are the first time to visit KK, it is not the choice to stay in this resort for your whole trip, you cannot to go to the downtown or site seeing without the pay
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2020

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveller
Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We loved our stay here! Great view from the room. Having a free nightly cocktail at the latitude bar was a pleasant surprise. The food was delicious. One thing to note is that there was no Wifi in our room - this was actually a blessing as we spent more time interacting or out doin other things.
Stayed 6 nights in Jan 2020

6/10 Okay

Verified traveller
Travelled with group
Liked: Staff & service
To be honest
It wasn't really as nice as I expected. I was disappointed because the ocean was so dirty, literally garbage Is floating around, so I didn't go in the ocean at all. It would've been nice if they cleaned up the trash that they can see because the water is shallow. There is no wifi in the rooms, and wasn't that clean. There are no fitness rooms, and nothing to do at night. Overall I give it a 3/10.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

4/10 Poor

Travelled with partner
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
The hotel is super run down, the ocean is dirty, definitely not worth the price.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

6/10 Okay

Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
some fixtures and facilites need to be repaired after we move in. the cleanliness of bathtub and outdoor pool is poor. Follow up was ok upon request. Staff and front desk try their best to fulfill our request. Overall very sincere and friendly services. Not recommend to visit during moon tide season... the sea could be flowed with garbage and seaweed, low visibility for diving nor snorkel ... quite disappointed with rainy days
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019