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Gayana Eco Resort

Malohom Bay, Gaya Island , Gaya Island, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 00000
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Based on 477 traveler reviews
24-Hour Front Desk
Swimming Pool

Nearby attractions
Jesselton Point (Ferry to Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park)
(4.19 km)
Suria Sabah
(4.30 km)
KK Plaza
(4.40 km)
Filipino Market ( Handicraft Market )
(4.41 km)
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Mikael K
Past it’s former glory, fantastic staff though
Check in and first encounter by Jesselton Point. VIP treatment. But: I was paying it all and the place required cash, which was quite and effort- it means like a withdrawal of two yearly salaries of a Malaysian. Immonen, besides the front desk person tried to count to her own benefit, several times until my friends interrupted. Me and my friends had great expectations after all other experiences and we were in fine clothes, did not want to embark in 5 star resort in nylon rags. Not like backpackers and neither snobby, for own comfort, this was to be the grand finale for our one month trip to Sabah and Malaysia. By arrival we were met with drinks and fragranced napkins. And then led to a hut facing the mountain side, a huge beautiful room and terrace but not the one we paid so much for, we had the the lagoon villa chosen, not the palm villas because we did not like the plastic pools on the terrace, yet the glass floor would have been nice. We were to stay and and after a couple of nights we would get the lagoon villa and a compensation said the manager. We then skipped the moving about, the weather was rainy and this is factor no one can change. Everything but the weather. Breakfast were somewhat 3 star and average and not quite what we antecipated in a 5 star resort, have seen what you usually get in equivalent places.a la carte food in the restaurants was good and we enjoyed the free drinks every afternoon, besides the next two for half price and so on. Free soft drinks all day round. Now reader: I am a used traveller, I save money and work hard for it and then give it a go, I put great effort on choosing places and planning, I do not have more than one month. Year to get somewhere. I work as a chef and have been rating top Lasse restaurants professionally as a part of my carriere and my company are alike, we know something about this. Also what effort it is to pay 5500 MYR for a five night stay and what to expect for the price. I did not expect to find red pills and others hidden under furniture, cockaroaches I can live with, it is a natural thing to occur in tropics, despite stars. The only compensation we got was an extra tax- bill when checking out. Were talking to co- partners in crime, people from Europe. They found the place more three star than five star, then there are people who have this as a treat after a backpacker tour and the meanings are different. Pros: free soft drinks and boat service, first soft drinks free, pasta dishes delicious, local dishes heavenly, tto order part of breakfast fabulous. The staff helpful and kind, room service efficient, lots of place, great snorkeling, MERC fantastic. Fireflies, monkeys, proximity to rainforest. Good shop. Cons: tourist from east made the place look like a cheap motel, pissing in the flower pots and littering the sea. Many prohibits, easy to feel inprisoned, are much more used to be a researching type, adventurous. And self going. With a closer look the tidy room was not so tidy, bedbugs are a part of the tropics and there were free pesticides, but I did not dear to touch the pills found under the bed and drawer...tourism tax twice, Eco tax is ok. Luxury for never tried it before visitors, a stay among many others for us who had tried it all. Neat and nice.
Friends getaway - Nov 2, 2017
Very relaxing
Stayed for 5 night in one of their palm villas which was gorgeous. Thankyou for the upgrade from the ocean villa. Villa was huge and very luxurious. We had a very relaxing time. All staff were very pleasant and the food was good. We enjoyed a couple of visits to Bungaraya which has a beautiful beach At times the resort felt eerily quiet(we stayed Mon to sat). Really nice touch to be able to have breakfast delivered by boat. Wifi was very poor in the villa but reception gave us a mobile dongle which was great . There was the odd bit of trash in the water but not too bad which is quite amazing considering how close the island is to KotaKinabulu ( we thought KK was really dirty) Only negatives for us was the music in the main restaurant which was so repetitive and was really annoying . The other thing was that the ladders into the ocean from the palm villa were too short at low tide so it was very difficult to climb out the water as the first step was at head height ! It was kind of funny but some people would have been stuck in the water
Couples - Nov 1, 2017
relaxing place with the sea
staying at the seaview villa. the only thing u can hear is wave from the sea. monkeys around. Remember to lock the door! pity that sunrise and sunset is nothing related. friendly and helpful staff around! the marine ecology research center is lovely place to know more about the sea. fishes are right below your room. Wifi from your room, just forget it. all the way u come is relax. just put your phone down and relax!
Friends getaway - Oct 28, 2017
Rachel C
Beautiful location and amazing snorkeling
We loved Gayana, the location was beautiful and the villas were lovely. We were happy to spend our time snorkeling with the incredible amount of tropical fish around the resort and relax on our private balcony surrounded by the sea. Food was delicious and a great kids menu too. Complementary cocktail each evening was a nice touch, plus they organized a special table and a birthday cake for my husband's birthday. Staff were all friendly and helpful. A visit to the Marine Ecology Research Centre is worthwhile, the staff were really informative and we planted some coral so the children feel really involved in protecting the sea and marine life for the future. A perfect few days. It would be good if they changed the small plastic water bottles for something more eco though. The massage from Tina was one of the best I've ever had, with the BEST view - highly recommended.
Family - Oct 11, 2017
Wendy C
The perfect place to chill
I visited Gayana Eco Resort in October with my daughter after doing a tour of Borneo. It was the perfect place to relax before our trip home. Beautiful accommodation, food and scenery. Staff were also lovely. Highly recommended. We only had one night but could have stayed longer if we'd only had the time.
Family - Oct 10, 2017
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Hotel facility


Hotel policy

  • In-room Facilities
    • Bathrobe
    • Cable TV
    • Desk
    • DVD player
    • Hairdryer
    • In-room safe
    • Minibar
    • Refrigerator
    • Shower
    • TV
  • Things to Do
    • Hot tub
    • Library
    • Massage
    • Outdoor pool
    • Private beach
  • Sports and Recreations
    • Canoeing
    • Diving
    • Snorkeling
    • Water sport
  • Public Facilities
    • Restaurant
    • Room service
    • Safety deposit box
    • WiFi in public area
  • General
    • AC
    • Family room
    • Non-smoking room
    • Smoking area
  • Hotel Services
    • Front desk
    • 24-hour Receptionist
    • Laundry service
  • Food and Drinks
    • Bar
    • Poolside bar
  • Shuttle Service
    • Airport transfer with surcharge
  • Transportation
    • Airport transfer
  • Connectivity
    • Free WiFi

      Check-in and Check-out Time

      Check-in: 2:00 PM
      Check-out: 11:00 AM

      Staying at Gayana Eco Resort is a good choice when you are visiting Gaya Island.

      The resort has a very good location, also near the Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI), which is only 8.47 km away.

      This resort is very easy to find since it is strategically positioned close to public facilities.

      About Gayana Eco Resort

      The highest quality service accompanying its extensive facilities will make you get the ultimate holiday experience.

      Have an enjoyable and relaxing day at the pool, whether you’re traveling solo or with your loved ones.

      24-hours front desk is available to serve you, from check-in to check-out, or any assistance you need. Should you desire more, do not hesitate to ask the front desk, we are always ready to accommodate you.

      Savor your favorite dishes with special cuisines from Gayana Eco Resort exclusively for you.

      WiFi is available within public areas of the property to help you to stay connected with family and friends.

      Gayana Eco Resort is a resort with great comfort and excellent service according to most resort's guests.

      Get precious and unforgettable moment during your stay at Gayana Eco Resort.

      Guests should check in at the Gayana Sales & Reservations Office at Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal which is located in Kota Kinabalu City, roughly 15-20 minutes away from the airport by car.


      Boat Schedule Times:-

      Check-In : 13:30 hrs | 15:30 hrs (FOC)
      Check-In : 18:00 hrs | 22:30 hrs (MYR50 per person)
      Check-Out : 07:15 hrs | 09:00 hrs | 11:00 hrs (FOC)
      Check-Out : 13:00 hrs | 16:00 hrs (MYR50 per person)

      Any other time, private charter boat rates shall apply.


      Jesselton Point Pier to Jesselton Point Pier to Jesselton Point Pier: MYR265 per boat

      Jesselton Point Pier to Jesselton Point Pier to Bunga Raya to Jesselton Point Pier: MYR318 per boat
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