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Gaya Island Resort - Gaya Island, Kota Kinabalu

5 star Resort Kota Kinabalu

Malohom Bay, Pulau Gaya Tunku Abdul Rahman Park - Kota Kinabalu

Price starting from MYR 803.95

Gaya Island Resort is a beachfront boutique resort in Gaya Island.

You will be spoilt for choice in terms of food at this 5-star Gaya Island resort as the restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, so you are sure to find something tasty to tempt your palate. Why not go for a swim as this resort features an outdoor pool, a good way to unwind. Guests can also enjoy drinks at the beach bar or pool bar before a spot of lunch at the restaurant. Free Wi-Fi is provided so you can check your in-box whenever you like.

Child-friendly amenities at this resort include a children's pool and supervised childcare/activities. The resort has a conference center available for hire. Other amenities include concierge services and laundry facilities.

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Guest Rating 8.0 Very Good
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Breakfast at Gaya Island Resort

A buffet breakfast is served between 7 AM and 10:30 AM for a fee.

Facilities at Gaya Island Resort

  • Pool bar
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Laundry room
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Children swimming pool
  • Shuttle service
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Meeting Room
  • Conference room
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • Guests must transfer via boat to the property. Guests must contact the property at least 72 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking.
  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • A resort fee is included in the total price displayed.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
Speedboat transfers (surcharge) are required between Sutera Harbour and Gaya Island Resort. Departure times are as follows:

Sutera Harbour Marina to Gaya Island Resort: 8 AM; 10 AM; Noon; 2 PM; 4 PM; and 6 PM.

Gaya Island Resort to Sutera Harbour Marina: 9 AM; 11 AM; 1 PM; 3 PM; 5 PM; and 6:30 PM.

Guests who miss the last transfer of the day must board a private charter boat (surcharge). Rates for private charter are MYR500 between 7 AM-9 PM, and MYR700 between 9 PM-7 AM.

This property requires payment for the stay at least 3 days before check in. To complete the reservation process and obtain additional information, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: MYR 92.80 for adults and MYR 46.40 for children (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: MYR 50 per day (rates may vary)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • Destination fee: MYR 30 per person, per night
  • Boat transfer per adult: MYR 140 (roundtrip)
  • Transfer service fee per child: MYR 70 (roundtrip), (from 2 to 11 years old)

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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Room Details

Gaya Island Resort offers 121 guest rooms for your beach holiday. Rooms open onto patios. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy flat-screen televisions with premium cable channels. Corporate travelers will benefit from wireless high-speed Internet access (charges apply) as well as desks, safes and phones during their Gaya Island visit.

Partially open bathrooms are outfitted with separate bathtubs and showers, bathrobes, slippers and complimentary toiletries. Coffee/tea makers and complimentary bottled water are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Additional comforts include ceiling fans.

A turndown service is available. Hair dryers can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer on request
  • TV
  • Cable TV
  • Fan
  • Wireless Internet access

Distances from Gaya Island Resort

Tunku Abdul Rahman Park - 1.8 km / 1.1 mi
KK Esplanade - 4.2 km / 2.6 mi
Kota Kinabalu Central Market - 4.2 km / 2.6 mi
Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal - 4.2 km / 2.6 mi
KK Plaza - 4.3 km / 2.7 mi
Wisma Merdeka - 4.3 km / 2.7 mi
Gaya Street Sunday Market - 4.4 km / 2.8 mi
Signal Hill Observatory Platform - 4.5 km / 2.8 mi
Atkinson Clock Tower - 4.6 km / 2.8 mi
Centre Point - 4.6 km / 2.9 mi
Sedco Square - 4.7 km / 2.9 mi
Kompleks Asia City - 4.8 km / 3 mi
Plaza Wawasan - 4.9 km / 3 mi
Sutera Harbour - 5.1 km / 3.2 mi
Kota Kinabalu Wetlands Centre - 5.1 km / 3.2 mi
The preferred airport for Gaya Island Resort is Kota Kinabalu (BKI-Kota Kinabalu Intl.) - 9.8 km / 6.1 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Transportation services Gaya Island Resort

  • Shuttle service
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport