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Gaya Island Resort

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

First time to Sabah and first time to Gaya Island Resort. Stayed 3D2N, it is a wonderful resort quiet and peaceful but food and spa service a bit pricey. The resort surrounded by clean and clear turquoise waters, you could just jump into its waterfront and enjoy. They held pretty much activities to explore the island, make sure you read...

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Hong Kong, China
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My Wife and I (29 &31) stayed at Gaya for 4 nights and from the moment we arrived to we left it was Amazing!! Very very laid back place - if you want ultimate relaxation then this is the place! Rooms were literally set atop the Rainforest Canopy (we had a Canopy Villa), woken up each morning to the sounds...

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Overall is good. View is good. The food should b improving as a 5 star hotel. We spent rm 198 per person in the teppayaki restaurant but the food is so so. Very disappointing and the service is not as good as shangrila.

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Doha, Qatar
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My 4th trip to Gaya Island Resort! This is a stunning location with stilt villas on the edge of rainforest jungle and mangroves along a white sand beach. Rooms are beautifully designed, with walk-in wardrobe and a marble-floored open plan bathroom with the largest bathtub I've ever used. The newly refurbished pool (Nov 2016) finally does justice to this lovely...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a fantastic family holiday here over the Easter weekend. The scenery is majestic and the activities for the kids are superb. However, there is room for improvement especially with the customer service in the restaurants during breakfast and dinner. The walking trail as well as the kayaking in the mangrove forest are highly recommended!

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A wonderful resort, great location, wonderful staff, amazing rooms (yes just like the photos on their web site) and plenty to do whilst relaxing too. The restaurants were lovely, our favorite was the The Cove (the best staff!!) for relaxed but fine dining. Yes the prices are European but the fish is exceptional, the wine list great and the view...

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Thank Lesley W
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

My Boyfriend and I spent a weekend at the resort. We enjoyed our dinners at the fisherman's restaurant and the Japanese one. We liked the private island (until it got flooded with guests) as well. It was cool to see all the wild animals. There are no buggies at the resort so it can be tiring and difficult to get...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Myself and my partner have recently returned from Gaya island and thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. The accommodation was lovely, we were lucky to be close to everything with having to walk up loads up steps. You're only paying for a view on the Kinabalu villas not the size so why bother when you have a view from the beach...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is beautiful resort. I can't say there is anything that I did not like about this property. If you are willing to hike or just take a short boat ride, then you can go their other private beach. Beside our family there were only 2 other couples at the beach so still felt like you own private space. View...

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Sorry but cannot give more stars because of that pool. I hope they renovated it in the meantime. Also the amount of stale water on the property is worrying. Mosquitoes, anyone? Staff super friendly and food good. But that pool...?!

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  • Beachfront
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  • Spa
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: ₹ 11,150 - ₹ 24,504 (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.”
fc1789, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“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”
Panican_Whyasker, 4 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Suria suite 833- only one that is completely private”
deanj33, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
“kinabalu villa for better view”
Thefall, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
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