Along the miles-long shoreline of Malohom Bay, off the coast of Kota Kinabalu in Borneo, languidly lies Gaya Island Resort. It’s a nature-inspired island hideaway nestled in the heart of an ancient rain forest almost hidden and lovingly protected by rich and lush green hills. Across the horizon is a stunning, awesome view of the storied Mount Kinabalu, a great setting for this gorgeous resort. Its over-all architectural design reflects nuances of the Sabahan heritage, with its one hundred and twenty (120) villas and 2-bedroom suites built using materials of local, indigenous source and merging these fluidly with the natural surroundings that teem with vibrant greens.
Still, Gaya Island Resort is more than just “A pretty face in the crowd”. It’s a uniquely, fascinating place for the curious and adventurous to discover and experience.
Travel to Gaya Island Resort
Located a mere 15 minute drive from Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, Gaya Island Resort awaits guests and tourists arriving via Malaysia Airlines or Royal Brunei, some of the major airlines operating direct international flights from key destinations around the world. Singapore travelers can connect directly to Kota Kinabalu through SilkAir, Air Asia or Malaysia Airlines.
The resort’s check-in lounge is at Jesselton Point, from which guests are escorted to a speed boat that’ll take them to the Gaya resort. Tea and coffee are available in the lounge, and should anyone need some connectivity with the outside world, there is complimentary WiFi.
A tranquil, inviting get-away spot for personal relaxation is the Spa Village, Gaya Island. It’s here the nature elements of mountain, virgin forest and azure ocean waters come together to create an idyllic picture of nature at its Sunday best. It’s enough to take your breath away!
Dining Spots Around The Resort
With family and friends, you can dine and enjoy exquisitely fresh seafood delights in your villa’s personal veranda or you could arrange for a crackling barbecue cook-out on the beach or in any of the cozy nooks around the area. Otherwise, there is the resort’s Feast Village. This is where you can indulge yourself savoring skilled-chefs’ deliciously prepared cuisine from the Asia-Pacific region. You feel like trying something really exotic? There’s Fisherman’s Cove at the rooftop with a panoramic view of Mount Kinabalu. This great place features fresh seafood-themed dishes concocted in ways you may not have imagined by Chef Wai, the resort’s food wizard.