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
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.
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.