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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia 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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Kaiping, China
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia 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 1 week ago

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

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 1 week ago

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

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...

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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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dennis_gordienko, General Manager at Gaya Island Resort, responded to this review

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....

Ennis, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the minute we entered the check in office of Gaya Island Resort at Jessleton Point I had a very good feeling! This was only to be enhanced over the following six days and nights of our stay. The resort is not visible from the mainland so when the speedboat rounds the bend and you get your first view of...

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

Dear LeisureGuy32, Thank you very much for sharing such glowing feedback with Tripadvisor community. Our all entire Team and myself are delighted to hear that you titled your review about Gaya Island Resort as “perfection”. Our service promise is to give each guest a memorable story to take home with them and strive for heartfelt Borneo hospitality at every touch...

Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

the hotel is in a loverly setting, should you have a elevated sea view room the views are really beautiful, and on a nice clear day/evening you can see the moutain which is a stunning view. too get to the elevated rooms though is a bit of a walk and some very steep steps ( not for people with dickie...

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

Dear r2ne, 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 had a great holiday and enjoyed a stunning Mountain Kinabalu view here at Gaya Island Resort. The Borneo is a unique destination for a holiday and here at Gaya Island Resort, we...

london
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is amazing, you will not be disappointed here. Villas higher up have a nicer view, but a further walk from the main areas. If you want to see the monkeys outside your room, wake up early (around 7-8am) as I found out on the last day! And don't leave anything outside you don't want them to take!

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

Dear mickkaelr , What a great review, thank you for taking the time to write such a glowing review and for sharing it with the TripAdvisor community. We are delighted to read that you name us as "amazing place " . The Borneo is a unique destination for a holiday and here at Gaya Island Resort, we pride ourselves on...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The sort of facilities and service you would expect of the string of YTL luxury hotel group in Malaysia. Plus points over the other YTL chain such as PLR or TJR - really liked the setting of hillside villas with view of Mt KK on a clear day whilst a quick saunter downhill brings you to the beach. And easily...

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

Dear Joanne T, Thank you for writing a review about your stay with us and sharing it with the TripAdvisor community. We are delighted to hear that you had a great holiday with us. We aim for heartfelt hospitality, your kind words will be shared with the Team Members. We offer a wide selection of activities, especially water sports, with...

Shanghai, China
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had our CNY holidays here and we loved it. My husband, my little one of 16 months and me pregnant. Really nice location, facilities, the villas are big and really clean, amazing food (we tried all the restaurants and especially the fish one exceeded our expectations) and super friendly staff. I really recommend it

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Dear francescaehnvall, What a wonderful review, thank you for taking the time to write such a glowing review and for sharing it with the TripAdvisor community. We are delighted to read that you gave the title for review as "really nice resort" . The Borneo is a unique destination for a holiday and here at Gaya Island Resort, we pride...

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

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: ₹ 11,967 - ₹ 24,134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Gaya Island Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 121
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