Boasting sweeping views toward Mount Kinabalu and surrounded by pristine mangrove forests, Gaya Island Resort is a 5 star resort which prides itself on its eco-friendly ethos and the connection with nature which it offers its guests. Wherever you look, the beauty of the forest and the sea provide a feast for your senses, while the resort itself boasts all of the amenities and services you would expect of a luxury hotel.

Despite the seemingly remote location, this haven of tranquillity is located just 15 minutes from the coast of Kota Kinabalu and luxury sedan transfers are provided between the resort and Kota Kinabalu International Airport.

Honeymoon resort information

Room Types

Gaya Island Resort’s accommodation comes in the form of well-appointed 47sqm villas tucked away among the mangroves and the rainforest. Each one is crafted from local materials and features a spacious bedroom and bathroom as well as an outdoor veranda.
  • Suria Suite

    These luxurious suites measure an impressive 188 square meters and are perched over the sloping hillside. Beautiful views of the Ocean and Mountain Kinabalu, which can be enjoyed on the lage outdoors verandah.
  • Kinabalu Villa

    Offering the best views in the resort, the Kinabalu Villas offers scenery of the South China Sea where the silhouette of Mount Kinabalu.
  • Canopy Villa

    Loacted on the hillside between the lush rainforest, the Canopy Villas offer peaceful views to make your honeymoon a relaxing and romantic escape.
  • Bayu Villa

    Just a short distance from the sandy beach, the Bayu Villas are set amongst the tropical mangrove with beautiful tropical views.


Alternatively you can take a 5-minute boat ride to Tavajun Bay, a secluded beach where you can enjoy rustic one-pot meals and drinks while dining on logs or beach mats on the warm golden sand.
For an indulgent honeymoon treat you won’t forget in a hurry, head to the Spa Village, which lies tucked away among the mangroves. Here, skilled therapists practice traditional healing techniques using products harvested from the local area to bring harmony to body, mind and soul and leave you feeling like a whole new person, all your worries and tensions forgotten. The spa’s menu of treatments includes A Couples Celebration of Rice - perfect for honeymooners this therapy features blissful body scrubs, hair masks and facials.
As well as eateries and its lavish spa, Gaya Island Resort is also home to a 40m lap pool, a wading pool for children, the Chimes gift shop and a library where you can learn more about Borneo or simply flick through the latest magazines in peace and quiet.
There is also a selection of PURE activities which you can participate in, including island excursions, snorkelling trips, cooking classes and traditional dance sessions.


The dining options at Gaya Island Resort are second to none, with the open kitchens of Feast Village dishing up a variety of Asian and Western cuisines as well as breads, cakes and pastries to tempt even the most jaded palates.
For a romantic seafood dinner grab a table at Fisherman’s Cove, on the roof of the resort, and savour the unparalleled views and sophisticated atmosphere, but if you just want a light lunch or a snack make use of the Pool bar & lounge. Here you can relax in one of the floating cabanas with a cocktail and a salad after enjoying a refreshing dip in the infinity pool.


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