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Petaling Jaya
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed for 2 nights and was generally happy with my stay but expected much more. What I liked: - friendly staff with smiles everywhere - nicely furnished room with a large bath tub big enough for 2 (they even assisted to prepare a bubble bath upon request) - well placed villas for great views from room (can only speak for...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have spend a few days at the Gaya Island Resort in December 2016 and enjoyed every minute of it. Staff of the hotel is very friendly and attentive to your needs. There is a nice swimming pool and the beach overlooking the Borneo island itself. I have done a few trails in the jungle and bumped into some monkeys...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Myself and my girlfriend stayed here for 7 days . Ideal location and brilliant staff. Some really interesting free itinerary on each day such as walks/ meditation / yoga and some paid ones. Rooms were great and very large, some steep climbs for older people to be aware of so book closer to front if you need. Food was really...

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Milan, Italy
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the sunshine. There are separate villas for guests with beautiful facilities such as big bath tubs and luxury beauty products. The snorkeling is better on the other islands. Breakfast is fantastic with the most delicious banana pancakes. The staff are very friendly and helpful.

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

Dear JRo09 , Thank very much for choosing Gaya Island Resort and for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback about your stay in our "peaceful island resort” with the online community. We are delighted to read that you had a memorable experience during your time with us. We always appreciate when our valued guests share their feedback as...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely island about 10 min boat trip from jussleton jetty very picturesque and nice clear water The rooms are very nice and clean we had a canopy villa but seem to have got the only 1 of 2 rooms that didnt have a proper deck or daybed a bit dissappointing The food is very good with a lovely japanese restaurant...

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

Dear Erringtong , Thank you very much for choosing YTL Hotels for your holiday. I was delighted to read that you found Gaya Island Resort as " nice relaxing island resort ". We always appreciate when our valued guests share their feedback as it makes the service we provide even more worthwhile. Fisherman’s Cove is one of our Signature Restaurants,...

Saratoga, California
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed here in February and didn't realize it's the low season. It turned out to be a blessing as the resort was not overrun by guests and the atmosphere was peaceful and relaxing. Even though our villa was up on the hill, it was manageable, we just spent more time by the pool/beach. Food in the main dining room...

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Surrey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago 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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Thank Ken P
Reviewed 1 week 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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dennis_gordienko, General Manager at Gaya Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Jean-Michel S , Thank you very much for choosing YTL Hotels for your holiday. I was delighted to read about "nice stay at Gaya Island Resort". We always appreciate when our valued guests share their feedback as it makes the service we provide even more worthwhile. As you mentioned, our resort team is always doing the best to impress...

england
Reviewed 1 week 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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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 1 week ago

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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Dear jamesl2659 , Thank you very much for choosing YTL Hotels for your holiday. I was delighted to read that you found Gaya Island Resort as "the most amazing place". We always appreciate when our valued guests share their feedback as it makes the service we provide even more worthwhile. As you mentioned, our resort team is always doing the...

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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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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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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: €165 - €346 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Gaya Island Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 121
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 of 5 bubbles JRo09, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“take smart clothes for the fishermans restaurant, also long clothes for evenings as there are lots of insects, there are lots of steps”
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