Gaya Island Resort in Borneo, Malaysia

Gaya Island Resort in Borneo, Malaysia


One of Malaysia’s most beautiful islands, Borneo, is home to rich hillsides and rainforests. The Gaya Island Resort rests right on the coast of Borneo, inside the protected Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. This protected park grants guests at the Gaya Island Resort the opportunity to dwell amid the wonder of unique wildlife. The quiet environment provides seclusion with a canopy of tropical rainforest above.



  • Babysitting services
  • Daily child activities
  • Laundry service
  • Helpful, prompt staff who specialize in English




Bayou Villa:

Gaya Island Resort room; Bayou Villa

The Bayou Villa sits right on a lush, green hillside. With the beach at walking distance from the Bayou Villa, guests enjoy breathtaking views just outside the window. The resorts’ main facilities are easily accessible from this room as well.


Canopy Villa:

 Gaya Island Resort room; Canopy Villa

Covered in the rich shadows of a rain forest, the Canopy Villa allows guests to have a truly tropical experience.  Connecting rooms are available for families and friends.


Kinabalu Villa:

Gaya Island Resort room; Kinabalu Villa

Facing the mountains and sea, the views from the Kinabalu Villa create a magical ambiance. In fact, these views are the best in all of the Gaya Island Resort.


Suria Suite:

Gaya Island Resort room; Suria Suite

For families or friends, the Suria Suite is perfect with its two-room accommodation.  A pantry in the suite leads out to a personal patio. Each suite includes an outdoor bath on the balcony. This suite boasts luxury on all fronts. Guests will feel secluded and relaxed in this private getaway.




Tavajun Bay:

Gaya Island Resort restaurant; Tavajun Bay

Taste tropic splendor as you dine on the private beach. Guests at the Gaya Island Resort can take a 5 minute boat ride from the resort to arrive in this tranquil seclusion. For lunch, guests can choose a pre-ordered picnic basket, or the meal for the day cooked over charcoal embers. For a visitor looking for a private experience, Tavajun Bay is the place to dine.



Gaya Island Resort restaurant; Omakase

Specializing in authentic Japanese cuisine, guests can enjoy styles such as teppanyaki and nabe. Omakase is a two-story restaurant that guests of all ages can enjoy. Tucked right in the heart of a rainforest, Omakase combines fine dining and magical ambience for a tropical experience.


Fisherman’s Cove:

Gaya Island Resort restaurant; Fisherman’s Cove

Refined elegance describes the Fisherman’s Cove. This rooftop restaurant holds matchless views of Mount Kinabalu. Fresh seafood combined with fresh ingredients make up each dish at the Fisherman’s Cove by Chef Wai. Guests will love the luxurious ocean view restaurant and magnificent cuisine. Dress code is smart casual. Guests over the age of 12 are welcome.

Feast Village:

Gaya Island Resort Restaurant; Feast Village

This open kitchen highlights a bakery with Asian and Western cuisine. The most diverse of the restaurants at Gaya Island Resort, the Feast Village offers a wide selection of dishes. Located near the lap pool, guests can enjoy delicious food while only steps away from the beach.



Things to Do:

  • Experience peaceful indulgence with a visit to the spa. With a variety of massages and facials, guests can choose the exquisite treatment they desire.
  • Discover the undisturbed rainforest with a guided walking tour by the resort’s Resident Naturalist.
  • Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park makes up part of the Coral Triangle with some of the most diverse marine life. Experience the sea with a snorkeling or dive program.
  • Connect mind and body with a complimentary guided workout that rejuvenates and relaxes.
  • Enjoy the tropical sealife by visiting the Gaya Island Resort’s marine center.
  • Get out on the water with day and sunset cruises.
  • Go on a deep sea fishing excursion with a chartered boat trip.
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