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Gaya Island Resort is located on Pulau Gaya, the largest of a cluster of five islands that form the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, a natural conservation area off the coast of Borneo, close to Kota Kinabalu. Gaya Island Resort has a unique setting: the land is fringed with a golden sandy beach, rocky coastal outcrops, and surrounded by coral reefs. The hilly island landscape is covered with lush tropical rainforest and an abundance of flora and fauna. And to complete this perfect setting, visible in the distance, is the stunning outline of Mount Kinabalu.

The guest villa exterior respects Sabahan architecture, uses local materials and blends harmoniously with the natural environment. The interior living space is designed with contemporary elegance to create warmth, comfort and a serene indoor setting.

Gaya Island Resort is committed to ecologically-sustainable practices to minimise the carbon footprint within its environment. Therefore, the resort is a walking resort and only minimal motorised vehicles are used for operational purposes.

Rooms booked is not inclusive of Ferry Transfers.

From Sutera Harbour Marina, guests are transported via speedboat to Gaya Island Resort. Journey time is approximately 15 minutes.

a) From Sutera Harbour Marina to Gaya Island Resort: 0800, 1000, 1200, 1400, 1600, 1800, 2100
b) From Gaya Island Resort to Sutera Harbour Marina: 0900, 1100, 1300, 1500, 1700, 1830

Return transfers:
Adult : RM140.00
Child (3 -12 years old) : RM70.00

One way private boat charters between 7am to 9pm - RM500
One way private boat charters between 9pm to 7am - RM700
Notes: If guests miss the last ferry, a private boat would need to be chartered and is chargeable at RM 700 nett, per boat per way. More information can be viewed at
GPS : Latitude 5° 58’.05N / Longitude 116°03’.04E

A conservation fee of RM20 is applied to each guest, including children, for every night of stay by Sabah Parks, an organisation set up as the caretaker of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park conservation triangle. The conservation fee is contributed to Sabah Parks in support of their efforts to continue to preserve the most unique animal and plant species in this area. The conservation fee will be levied in your final bill during your stay with us.

Effective from 15 Oct 2014 onwards, Gaya Island Resort will revised the conservation fees as below:-

Conservation fees will be collected from every guest upon check-out, as part of the preservation of Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park where Gaya Island Resort is located. Each guest of the resort including children, will be required to contribute MYR30 for their first night of stay, followed by an additional MYR20 for each night thereof. Fees collected by the resort will then be transferred to Sabah Parks, and will go towards preserving the rich ecosystem of the region.
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  • Conference Facilities
  • Laundry
  • Bar/Pub/Lounge
  • Room Services
  • Airport Transfers
  • Spa
  • Water Sport Equipment
  • Swimming Pool
  • WiFi Internet
  • Concierge
  • Parking
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kid's Club
  • Cable / Satellite TV

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