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Gaya Island Resort

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May 7 May 8
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a fantastic family holiday here over the Easter weekend. The scenery is majestic and the activities for the kids are superb. However, there is room for improvement especially with the customer service in the restaurants during breakfast and dinner. The walking trail as well as the kayaking in the mangrove forest are highly recommended!

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A wonderful resort, great location, wonderful staff, amazing rooms (yes just like the photos on their web site) and plenty to do whilst relaxing too. The restaurants were lovely, our favorite was the The Cove (the best staff!!) for relaxed but fine dining. Yes the prices are European but the fish is exceptional, the wine list great and the view...

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Thank Lesley W
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

My Boyfriend and I spent a weekend at the resort. We enjoyed our dinners at the fisherman's restaurant and the Japanese one. We liked the private island (until it got flooded with guests) as well. It was cool to see all the wild animals. There are no buggies at the resort so it can be tiring and difficult to get...

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Thank ashleytknight5
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Myself and my partner have recently returned from Gaya island and thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. The accommodation was lovely, we were lucky to be close to everything with having to walk up loads up steps. You're only paying for a view on the Kinabalu villas not the size so why bother when you have a view from the beach...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is beautiful resort. I can't say there is anything that I did not like about this property. If you are willing to hike or just take a short boat ride, then you can go their other private beach. Beside our family there were only 2 other couples at the beach so still felt like you own private space. View...

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Thank AKrulzNY
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Sorry but cannot give more stars because of that pool. I hope they renovated it in the meantime. Also the amount of stale water on the property is worrying. Mosquitoes, anyone? Staff super friendly and food good. But that pool...?!

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Thank Christiane R
Wrexham
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There is little to add to previous comments other than: The highlights were for us a place and time to relax and unwind after 6 days in the rainforest. The Spa is exceptional and although expensive, worth it.The spa village is worth visiting to see the architechiture alone. My daugther really enjoyed her yoga class (free) and the meditation workshop...

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Thank Thegugueismygod
Surrey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for 5 days and fell in love with this fabulous resort. It suited us perfectly as there was plenty to do e.g jungle walks, mangrove kayaking, snorkelling from the hotel beach, diving, trips to the turtle rescue centre, guided meditation as well as relaxing by the beautiful beach side infinity pool. The communal areas are beautifully designed and...

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

Dear Gollumcouple , We are pleased to hear that you fell in love with our fabulous and thank you for sharing your feedback with the TripAdvisor community. We strive for excellent service and heartfelt hospitality; therefore, we are delighted to hear that you felt it during your stay at Gaya Island Resort. Our service promise is to give each guest...

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We, as couple, did stay for 13 days, which is rather long - most guests use the short stay resort, but for long stay guests, you get some extras like dinner options, excursions and special attention. Guests are well balanced from all over the world Amerika, Europe and Asia. We had four different free offerings, snorkeling, mangrove kajaking and sundowner,...

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

Dear TStiller , Thank you very much for choosing YTL Hotels for your holiday. I was delighted to read that you found Gaya Island Resort as "100% pure nature, silence and freedom for short or long stay" ". We always appreciate when our valued guests share their feedback as it makes the service we provide even more worthwhile. As you...

Naas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I spent 5 nights at Gaya Island Resort and had a great experience summarised as follows Positives - very friendly staff, very accommodating and constantly wanting to enhance your stay (special mention for Deborah) - the private beach was great with a tropical beach combined with the rain forest on the perimeter with a range of wild...

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Dear haggisgolf, Thank very much for choosing Gaya Island Resort for your holiday destination and for taking the time to share your great experience with the online community. We are delighted to read that you had a memorable time in our tropical paradise. We always appreciate when our valued guests share their feedback as it makes the service we provide...

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
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  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • 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: €168 - €356 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Gaya Island Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 121
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“Even numbers are upper level and 802 and 804 are high up on the RHS. Awesome views and a 5+ minute walk . Perfect for peace and quiet.”
lesleyw437, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Book directly with the hotel. Do the mangrove kayaking, nature walk and the snorkeling trip”
Panican_Whyasker, 4 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Suria suite 833- only one that is completely private”
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