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Gaya Island Resort

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
USD 359*
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Berkeley CA
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We liked the design and layout of our room. It was tasteful, had generous proportions, and had a beautiful view of the ocean (though the room wasn't in great repair). I also liked snorkeling in the house reef by the boat dock - nothing dramatic, but the coral was actually in good condition and there were some nice fish. Finally,...

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dennis_gordienko, General Manager at Gaya Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear N0hype, Thank you for writing a review about your stay with us and sharing it with the Tripadvisor community. The voices of our guests are valuable to us. We do pride ourselves on our high levels of service, as well as the Gaya Island culture of heartfelt Borneo hospitality, so I am disappointed to hear that we did not...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Spent two night at the resort. Room was up the hill, which is a bit inconvenient, but makes for truly awesome views. Very nice place for mid-tier prices -- good pool, good beach (though yes some trash floats around; unavoidable in KK), nice spa, solid breakfast, two very nice high end restaurants. Visited right after Mt Kinabalu summit and it...

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dennis_gordienko, General Manager at Gaya Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear jpeggers93, Thank you very much for sharing your review with Tripadvisor community. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay at "wonderful resort ". We strive for excellent service and heartfelt hospitality; therefore, we are delighted to hear that you felt it during your stay at Gaya Island Resort. Our service promise is to give each...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 3 March 2017

resort is beautiful. very nice to just chill and do almost nothing. I was looking forward to morning yoga which was sent to me beforehand on the list of activities but it wasn't available when I got there so that was quite a bummer. the rest of the activities I loved! trekking, mangrove kayaking, etc. The guides were very knowledgeable...

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dennis_gordienko, General Manager at Gaya Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear singaporeatourist, Thank you very much for sharing such glowing review with Tripadvisor community. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay at "great resort, greater staff". We strive for outstanding service and heartfelt hospitality; therefore, we are delighted to hear that you felt it during your stay at Gaya Island Resort. Our service promise is to...

Reviewed 1 March 2017

The island is beautiful and the resort weaves its development with its surroundings. The architecture underlines the management's respect for the environment and the wildlife it supports. There is a resident naturalist who works tirelessly to document all the rare species on the island (and an extensive report on threats to wildlife on the island) as well as a resident...

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dennis_gordienko, General Manager at Gaya Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Meena L , Thank you for sharing such glowing feedback with the TripAdvisor community. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at “idyllic paradise with great staff to boot “. We strive for excellent service and heartfelt hospitality; therefore, we are delighted to hear that you felt it during your stay with us. Our service...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Our stay at Gaya Island a few days ago was a contrast of the excellent and the not so good. Gaya Island is a beautiful resort and the rooms are just as good with excellent views from those with higher positions. This was our third resort we had visited and found the reception from the staff very ordinary and needed...

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dennis_gordienko, General Manager at Gaya Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Sandycliff55, Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review and sharing it with the Tripadvisor community. We are delighted to hear that you found our resort and your room to be beautiful. We take all guest comments very seriously and use them for further training and enhancement to services and facilities. Rest assured we will...

Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Firstly and most important, be prepared to pay as much for food as you did the accommodation. No getting around this, food and drinks are expensive. That said, the food, especially in the a-la-carte restaurants is very palatable. (2 glasses of wine $22 US). Our check-in on the pier was a little sluggish and manual and not enough seating for...

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dennis_gordienko, General Manager at Gaya Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Buzzcola , Thank you very much for sharing your review with Tripadvisor community. Our service promise is to give each guest a memorable story to take home with them and your lovely comments have been shared with our associates. We always strive to deliver heartfelt Borneo hospitality at every touch point; it is always very motivating for us to...

Kaiping, China
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Nice place for vacation,and kind staff. Help me a lot ,try their best to meet our satisfaction,nice talking with Rudi😊 There are lots activities for fun,nice beach,offer good snokelling ,but not too much time for us to enjoy them,suggest spend more than 4 days to stay. The dinner is delicious with seafood and wine. 很适合度假的地方,这里人都很好,乐于帮助旅客解决问题,尽量让我们住得舒心。环境很好,海景很美,晚上也能躺着看星星。这里的活动有很多,每天的活动表都不一样,我们用了一天时间去玩浮潜,其他活动没有机会试了。所以建议要住4天左右才好,专业浮潜不错,安全,教练带着我们去看到很多生物,下次试深潜。还有室外晚上的西餐很好,听着海浪,月亮底下享用晚餐,很舒服,偶尔还可以遇到野猪在旁边路过,很友爱,海鲜很新鲜,美味,赞!

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dennis_gordienko, General Manager at Gaya Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear C0Cgal, Thank you very much for such a rewarding review and for sharing with Tripadvisor community. Our all entire Team and myself are delighted to hear that you had “nice trip in Gaya Island” .Our service promise is to give each guest a memorable story to take home with them and your lovely comments have been shared with our...

North York Moors National Park, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 February 2017

the best thing about Gaya island is the staff. They couldn't have been more helpful, particularly Jack, Mary, AG, Debora. Nothing was too much trouble. They insisted on moving me to a more accessible room when I had an attack of gout which made all the steps impossible. Thank you! Rooms are excellent Food a bit indifferent The entertainment by...

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Dear knayton , Thank you very much for your 5-star review and for sharing it with Tripadvisor community. Our service promise is to give each guest a memorable story to take home, I am very pleased reading this comment about our team members, and already have shared it with those who mentioned by name. It is always very motivating for...

Reviewed 19 February 2017

The resort is a perfect nature experience with very friendly staff and incredible location. The rooms are very comfortable and calm. Every evening you hear the voice of jungle. Food is very delicious and we recommend strongly a dinner in fisherman's cove. Thanks to the resort team for a memorable vacation in 2017

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Dear Valeri K , Thank you very much for such a rewarding review and for sharing with Tripadvisor community. Our all entire Team and myself are delighted to hear that you had “excellent experience” here at Gaya Island Resort. Our service promise is to give each guest a memorable story to take home with them and your lovely comments have...

Stockport
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We returned from Gaya Island Resort just 2 days ago, having spent 8 days there. It's a beautiful resort and the staff are without exception superb - professional, helpful, knowledgeable and at pains to ensure you have the best experience possible. We stayed in room 825 and although a bit of a walk up the hill to get there, we...

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Dear Dellie157, Thank you very much for such detailed review and for sharing this with Tripadvisor community. We all very happy to read that you titled your review about Gaya Island Resort as “really lovely resort…”, however please rest assured that your comments regarding Food and Beverages & Transportation charges have been carefully considered and thank you for highlighting this....

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Gaya Island Resort

Address: | Malohom Bay, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Pulau Gaya 88000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Pulau Gaya
Price Range: $231 - $500 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Gaya Island Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 121
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“Canopy rooms have stunning views of the forest and sheltered balconies. Ask for a lower floor villa if you prefer more shade.”
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“Even numbers are upper level and 802 and 804 are high up on the RHS. Awesome views and a 5+ minute walk . Perfect for peace and quiet.”
lesleyw437, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Book directly with the hotel. Do the mangrove kayaking, nature walk and the snorkeling trip”
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“Suria suite 833- only one that is completely private”
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“kinabalu villa for better view”
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