Gayana Marine Resort
The recently renovated resort has 44 air-conditioned, spacious, stilted villas in an attractive bay on Gaya Island. The modern rooms all have large bathrooms, tea and coffee making facilities, refrigerators and the ocean and mangrove villas have private floating decks.
There are two restaurants — one serves superb seafood and Asian cuisine whilst the other has a Western menu. The resort boasts one of Borneo's only infinity pools with breathtaking views over the South China Sea and a relaxing spa set to one side. For guests staying here you can visit the Marine Ecology Research Centre attached to the resort free of charge. Boat transfers to Kota Kinabalu go several times a day and take approximately 20 minutes so it is possible to go back into town for the day or a meal if you wish.
The beach at the resort is small and not really suitable for sunbathing but you can go over to the larger beach area looked after by Sabah Parks which is a tough four kilometre jungle hike or short kayak ride away. There is a small charge of RM10 per person payable to Sabah Parks for visitors to the beach. Snorkelling equipment and other non-motorised water sports are available at the resort for an extra charge.
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Tour ideas in Gaya Island
Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Gayana Marine Resort as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.
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Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
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Gaya Island and nearby places
- Manukan Island 5 miles away
- Kota Kinabalu 6 miles away
- Kinabalu National Park 35 miles away
- Mount Kinabalu 36 miles away
- Garama Wetlands 95 miles away
- Brunei 107 miles away
- Deramakot Forest Reserve 105 miles away
- Maliau Basin 117 miles away
- Sepilok 132 miles away
- Kinabatangan River 133 miles away