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    Gaya Island Resort

    Malohom Bay, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park | Jesselton Point, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Pulau Gaya 88000, Malaysia
    011 60 3-2783 1000
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    29 Oct. 30 Oct.
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    “feast village” (113 reviews)
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    Free Wifi
    Breakfast Buffet
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    Private Balcony
    5.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 1,041 reviews

    Reviewed 3 days ago

    An excellent Resort with great facilities, friendly employees and excellente location to then start with some excursions (several islands are located near to Gaya Island, or you can take a ride to Mount Kinabalu, to a botanical garden or to a cultural village or.... just...More

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    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    We are just back from a 8 day stay at Gaya island resort. The resort is well laid out and very peaceful, however there are some steep walks to the upper units. All the staff are excellent, very helpful friendly and always doing extras for...More

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    Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

    Stayed here for 3 days to relax at the end of a wildlife based trip in Borneo. Really enjoyed my trip on the whole, but a few smallitems prevent it from being perfect 1. When we arrived it took over 2 hours for our suitcase...More

    1  Thank Alastair W
    Reviewed 6 days ago

    We stayed for 3 nights at the end of a wildlife-oriented trip round Sabah province. The welcome was brilliant, the room was luxuriously spacious although the a/c could not be turned down sufficiently. The buffet meals were exceptional - we did the cookery class which...More

    Thank Michael D
    Response from Dennis_Gordienko, General Manager at Gaya Island ResortResponded 6 days ago

    Dear Michael D , Thank you very much for choosing YTL Hotels for your R&R. We all were happy to read that you had "a great ending to a Sabah trip - luxurious R&R in beautiful surroundings" here at Gaya Island Resort. We always appreciate...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    This is a beautiful island resort. Staff were all incredibly friendly and helpful. Food was also of a high standard even the buffet. We tried both the a la Carter restaurants and enjoyed them both very much. It was very peaceful when we were there,...More

    Thank James S
    Response from Dennis_Gordienko, General Manager at Gaya Island ResortResponded 6 days ago

    Dear James S, Thank you very much for choosing YTL Hotels for your holiday. We all were happy to read that you found our island to be beautiful with incredibly friendly and helpful staff. We always appreciate when our valued guests share their feedback as...More

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    Florin R
    14 October 2017|
    Response from Gary L | Reviewed this property |
    Yeap, a few gay guys there when we were there. No problem whatsoever.
    29 August 2017|
    Response from Tamar C | Reviewed this property |
    The snorkelling at Tavajun Bay is different. The boat leaves about every hour from 10.30am to the bay and you can snorkel independently. The snorkelling trip takes you to another island with a guide. Everything can be... More
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    "A very comfortable room with great views."
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    "The rooms are spread out and for those not wishing a steepish 500 metre walk should request rooms close to..."
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    "We had room 914, almost one of the highest rooms, very peaceful, and with amazing views of the rainforest and..."
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    "Unless you are happy climbing up very steep hills ask for a lower room. Of course the best view is on the..."
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