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Surrey, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Super rooms but about all on the side of a mountain. There is about a 1 in 4 climb to reach your room which means darting back from the beach is not for the unfit. The room balcony is extensive- you either overlook the sea or the jungle. Just watch out for visits by families of monkeys. They are not...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Very good resort. Friendly personnel. We spent 8 days at GIR and loved every days. Padi diving well organised, you can do up to 3 dives a day. Choose sea view rooms not only for the view but you get less mosquitoes and you are not bothered by the monkeys! If you are looking for night entertainment, don't go. There...

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england
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

After two hectic weeks a short break here was just delightful. The hotel is beautiful and the staff were just so welcoming. From the moment we met the ladies on the jetty to the minute we were dropped off for our return home we were looked after so well. The resort is extremely well kept with staff working tirelessly to...

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dennis_gordienko, General Manager at Gaya Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear purplewoodlands , Thank you very much for sharing such an amazing review with Tripadvisor community. The Gaya Island Resort Team is very happy to read that you had a wonderful stay at a wonderful resort. Our service promise is to give each guest a memorable story to take home with them and your lovely comments have been shared with...

Huntingdon
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I don't know where to start with reviewing Gaya Island Resort, My wife and I sent 10 incredible days here for our honeymoon in February 2017 and it was the greatest holidaying experience either of us have ever had. I'll start with the resort itself, it is perfectly nestled in the thick rain forest that surrounds the resort, all the...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My friend and I got a fantastic experience in this resort. Great hospitality by serving us with big smiles and fluent Cantonese, especially one of the kitchen crew, LI SHIN. If you are the one who loves staying with some wild animals, Gaya suits you. Because you may have the chance to be greeted by monkeys, boars and birds. Accompany...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

What a charming and wonderful place The staff couldn't have been more helpful or friendly. The resort is very well maintained inside and out, without being over manicured. The food selection was amazing, something for everyone. The chefs were so keen to cook something special for us each evening. Tapanyaki restaurant was excellent. The villas where fabulous with great views...

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Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Can't really add more to the positives as it's been said over and over time again So reply to the negatives :- Jelly fish, yes apparently there were reports of some (didn't see any on our 6 days there) and the red flags on the ends of the beach highlighting dangerous waters is a bit of a give away but...

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6Thank JACKKLAD
dennis_gordienko, General Manager at Gaya Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear JACKKLAD , Thank you very much for such a rewarding review and for sharing with Tripadvisor community. Our all entire Team and myself are delighted to hear that you named Gaya Island Resort as “fantastic place”. Our service promise is to give each guest a memorable story to take home with them and your lovely comments have been shared...

Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at this island resort to relax after trekking & visiting Malaysia. It is a superb location, only 10 minutes by speed boat from Kota Kinabalu. The staff are delightful; always smiling, so polite and friendly. We celebrated our friend's special birthday here and the restaurant staff laid out a beautiful table, made a fabulous cake and then all...

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dennis_gordienko, General Manager at Gaya Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Sarah K , Thank you very much for 5- star review and for sharing with Tripadvisor community. Our all entire Team and myself are delighted to hear that you named Gaya Island Resort as “Excellent hotel, beautiful resort”. Our service promise is to give each guest a memorable story to take home with them and your lovely comments have...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed at the Gaya island resort for 2 nights and wished it was a couple of days more. Very relaxing and beautiful place, with great food, service and spa. I had the Malay massage which was the best I've ever experienced from a lady I think was called Erica. We ate at both the main restaurant for a buffet dinner...

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dennis_gordienko, General Manager at Gaya Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear victoria w , Thank you very much for sharing your review with Tripadvisor community. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed your Borneo journey at “beautiful place, well worth a stay "such as Gaya Island Resort. Your positive remarks about team members, especially those mentioned by name are thrilled that they contributed to a pleasant stay. We...

Mestrino, Italy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Writing this review whilst making our way back to Europe... And wishing the flight might accidently take us back to Borneo! We spent a total of 10 wondeful days at Gaya Island Resort and have to say how amazing it was. First strong point are the staff. Always smiling, always attentive and available, we felt part of the family by...

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Dear Free-range_James, Thank you for sharing this amazing feedback with Tripadvisor community. We are pleased to hear that you had “One of our best holidays and cant wait to go back! …” and found Gaya Island Resort as “Rejuvenating Paradise “. Our service promise is to give each guest a memorable story to take home with them and your lovely...

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Minibar
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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: $249 - $522 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Gaya Island Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 121
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“Book with hotel for free boat transfer and a free 50 minute massage”
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“High up if you can manage the steps”
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“Choose high and a good view or lower and less of a climb”
 of 5 bubbles jtjdv, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Higher rooms have the best view - but are a climb from the beach/pool”
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“Get rooms further up the hill for the views.”
 of 5 bubbles , 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
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