Spread along the shores of Malohom Bay in Pulau Gaya, the Gaya Island Resort offers the best of both worlds – spectacular natural beauty and peerless sophistication and luxury. With its lavish villas and suites, its healing Spa Village and various delectable dining options, this resort doesn’t stint on sophistication and indulgence. However it is also a highly eco-friendly retreat and offers a variety of PURE activities carefully tailored to help you absorb the very best of Borneo, whether you like action and adventure or more laid-back cultural pursuits.

Holiday resort information

Room Types

Gaya Island’s well-appointed villas and suites are elegant havens of comfort and relaxation, beautifully furnished using local materials and providing a variety of stunning perspectives on your surroundings.
  • Bayu Villa

    Bayu Villas are located among the mangroves and are within walking distance of the resort’s pristine swath of golden sandy beach, while Canopy Villas are nestled within the ancient rainforest and afford guests with plenty of peace and privacy. Connecting rooms are available for families.
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  • Canopy Villa

    Amongst the lush mangroves you will find the intimate Canopy Villas, offer 47 sqm of opulent living, each of these villas are beautifully furnished with warm, neutral hues to offer a calming ambience during your stay. In wonderful location on the sloping hillside, the Canopy Villas are just a short walking distance from the resort’s pristine sandy beach.
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  • Kinabalu Villa

    Kinabalu Villas offer the most spectacular views in the resort, stretching across the glimmering South China Sea to the distant shape of Mount Kinabalu. But the most lavish form of accommodation is the Suria Suite, perched on the verdant hillside. Measuring 188sqm this opulent two-level retreat boasts two elegant bedrooms with en suites and walk-in wardrobes, not to mention an outdoor deck, private upstairs balcony, lounge, dining room, TV room and pantry.
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  • Suria Suite

    Ideal for families, the Suria Suite boasts of two bedrooms with a total space of 188 sqm. Beautiful views of the ocean can be had from the suites wonderful location situated on the hillside. On the ground floor you will find a relaxing lounge area with dining facilities, ideal to socialise with all the family! Revel in the beautiful sunshine and views on the outdoor deck.
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Soothe those jet-lagged muscles at Gaya Island’s very own Spa Village, tucked away among the emerald mangroves. The impressive selection of spa programmes at this top-notch wellness facility are inspired by ancient traditions and feature fresh local ingredients harvested from the sea, the forests and the sun-kissed mountain heights. Treatments on offer range from a Borneo Vanilla Orchid and Honey Cocoon to a Rolling Waves massage and Inner-Light Facial.

During your stay at the hotel you can also enjoy refreshing dips in the 40m lap pool with its floating cabanas and kids’ wading pool, or retreat to the Library and curl up with a good book. The hotel also offers an unforgettable selection of PURE activities which allow you to make the most of your time in Borneo. These vary from PADI diving, deep-sea fishing and guided nature walks to water sports, cooking classes, children’s storytelling sessions and yoga.


Wining and dining is a key aspect of any stay in a luxury resort and Gaya Island won’t disappoint with its 4 superlative dining experiences.
  • Feast Village

    For a range of tempting international dishes head to Feast Village, a poolside restaurant which serves up a variety of global cuisines from its gleaming open kitchens and also offers various tempting baked goods.
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  • Fisherman’s Cove

    Alternatively you can make your way to Fisherman’s Cove for refined gourmet dining in an elegant setting with sweeping views of the sea and Mount Kinabalu. This sophisticated adults-only eatery specializes in deliciously fresh seafood guaranteed to make your mouth water.
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  • Omakase

    Indulge in Japanese omakase-style dining from teppenyaki, shabu-shabu and nabe at Omakase, set in a relaxing, tranquil location with two storeys boasting of stunning views of the ancient forests and Malohom Bay.
  • Pool Bar & Lounge

    Light refreshments and sundowner drinks are provided by the Pool Bar and Lounge, which can be enjoyed al fresco overlooking the pool and floating cabanas and during sunset you can enjoy serene views over Mount Kinabalu.
  • Tavajun Bay

    For a more unique dining experience take a 5-minute boat ride to Tavajun Bay and savour a delightful gourmet picnic basket or vibrant one-dish meals cooked in traditional earthenware skillets.


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