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Hotel Description

5-star beachfront resort near Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal

On the beach

A stay at this Gaya Island resort places you within a 5-minute walk of Tunku Abdul Rahman Park.

Poolside dining

A full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a restaurant are all featured at this smoke-free resort. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas, laundry service, and airport shuttle. Enjoy the 24-hour fitness center and unwind at the beach bar and poolside bar.

Soaking tubs, free WiFi

The 121 soundproofed guestrooms offer free WiFi and comfy beds. Other amenities include balconies, deep soaking bathtubs, and LED TVs with satellite channels.

Kinabalu Villa

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Bayu Villa

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Canopy Villa

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from July 1 2020 to August 31 2021 (dates subject to change).

Property Features

Gaya Island Resort offers its guests a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a beach bar, a poolside bar, and a bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. A library, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the luxury Gaya Island Resort. An airport shuttle (available on request) is available for a fee. This 5-star Gaya Island resort is smoke free.

  • 121 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Built in 2012
  • Dining venue
  • Bar on the beach
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Airport: Kota Kinabalu Intl. Airport (BKI)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle

Room Amenities

Gaya Island Resort offers 121 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Rooms open to balconies. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 40-inch LED televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with deep soaking bathtubs and rainfall showerheads. Bathrooms are also outfitted with bathrobes, slippers, and bidets. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and hair dryers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Private balcony
  • Pillowtop beds
  • Deep soaking tub
  • Minibar
  • LED television
  • Satellite channels
  • Electric kettle
  • Luxury bedding
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Bidet
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Food & Drink

Feast Village - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Fishermans Cove - This restaurant specializes in seafood and serves dinner only. Reservations are required.

Pool Bar and Lounge - This poolside family restaurant serves lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Tavajun Bay - This beachfront restaurant serves lunch only. A children's menu is available.

Omakase - This restaurant specializes in Japanese cuisine and serves dinner only.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the resort include an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snorkeling on site
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Spa Services

The onsite spa has massage/treatment rooms and couples treatment room(s). Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages, and Thai massages.

The spa is open daily.

  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Thai massage
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • No elevator (single level property)
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The check-in location differs from the property location. To check in, go to Gaya Lounge, Jesselton Point Jetty If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Speedboat transfers (surcharge) are required between Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal and Gaya Island Resort. Departure times are as follows: Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal to Gaya Island Resort: 8 AM; 10 AM; Noon; 2 PM; 4 PM; 6 PM; 9 PM. Gaya Island Resort to Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal: 9 AM; 11 AM; 1 PM; 3 PM; 5 PM; 6:30 PM; and 9:30 PM. Guests who miss the last transfer of the day must board a private charter boat (surcharge). Rates for private charter are MYR 500 between 7 AM-9 PM, and MYR 700 between 9 PM-7 AM.

The check-in location differs from the property location. To check in, guests will need to go to Gaya Lounge, Jesselton Point Jetty
Guests arriving after 9:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

No onsite parking is available

This property accepts credit cards and cash

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

No onsite parking is available. This property accepts credit cards and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe & Clean (Malaysia).

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  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property follows regional sanitization guidelines Safe & Clean (Malaysia)
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax of MYR 10.00 per accommodation, per night is imposed by the country of Malaysia and collected at the property beginning July 1, 2022. Permanent residents and Malaysian nationals are exempt from the tax. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Destination fee: MYR 30 per person, per night
  • Boat transfer per adult: MYR 160 (roundtrip)
  • Boat transfer per child: MYR 80 (roundtrip)

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: MYR 140 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: MYR 0 (one-way), (up to 2 years old)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Gaya Island Resort
  • Resort Gaya Island
  • Gaya Island Resort Malaysia/Pulau Gaya
  • Gaya MalaysiaPulau Gaya
  • Gaya Island Resort Resort
  • Gaya Island Resort Gaya Island
  • Gaya Island Resort Resort Gaya Island

You should know

  • To get to the property, guests need to transfer by boat. Transfers need to be confirmed in advance by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.
  • Gaya Island Resort offers transfers from the ferry terminal and airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.

Awards & Affiliations

The property is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.