Few spots in the world are quite as stunningly beautiful as coral-rich Malohom Bay on Gaya Island. Nestled off the Malaysian coast of Borneo’s Kota Kinabalu in the Sabah region is Pulau Gaya, an island of utterly breathtaking natural beauty. Accessible only by boat, the exquisite Gaya Island Resort sits within this incredible landscape – the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park – fronting thick coral reefs on the coast of picturesque Malohom Bay.
Resonating completely with its natural surroundings, the suite and traditional luxury villas of Gaya Island Resort are buried within the tropical coastal hillside. The property incorporates traditional Sabahan architecture and is constructed from locally sourced materials, styled inside with contemporary décor and elegant furnishings. Dine on regional cuisine and exquisite fresh seafood at the restaurants or enjoy a beach barbecue at dusk. The resort’s activities programme immerses guests in the innate environment and cultural heritage that surrounds the island. The resort’s very own wildlife and marine centres for turtle rescue, wildlife rehabilitation and conservation led by their resident marine biologist and naturalist allow guests the opportunity to discover more about the natural world at their doorstep. Explore rich marine life in the nearby coral reefs, embark on island excursions or sunset cruises or simply learn the secrets of creating local cuisine.
Within the resort, guests will also discover the Spa Village beautifully embedded into its mangrove forest surroundings and utilising ancient local traditions, treatments and ingredients for one of the most indulgent and pampered experiences you could imagine.
Please note: The Ministry of Health has issued a new No Smoking Policy under the Control of Tobacco Product Regulations 2018. Smoking is now prohibited in all common areas of this hotel, including guestrooms, room balconies, lawns & gardens, driveway, entrance way and other common building facilities. Smoking means the inhaling, exhaling, breathing, or possession of any lighted cigarettes, cigar, pipe, e-cigarette and other similar lighted product. Persons contravening the No Smoking Policy may face an on-the-spot fine of RM10,000, or imprisonment for a term of not exceeding two years. Please be informed that any guests who violate the No Smoking rules will be held responsible. The management appreciates your cooperation and understanding.
Please note: Gaya Island Resort can be accessed 24 hours a day with scheduled boat transfers. Transfers outside the scheduled boat departures will require a private speedboat transfer at an additional charge.