Gayana Marine Resort

Gayana Marine Resort

Malohom Bay, Gaya Island, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Gaya Island, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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    8.4
    Excellent
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    8.4
    Excellent

    "The room was huge with a sea view."

    Haryati

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    November 25, 2018

    9.0
    Exceptional service
    Recommended by 86% of guests

    Property highlights

    • Airport transfer

    • Private beach

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Hot tub

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    8.4
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    Excellent location
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  • The Zip Line2.31 km
  • Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal4.84 km
  • Sword Fish Monument4.85 km
  • Suria Sabah Shopping Mall4.87 km
  • The Borneo Shop4.87 km
  • Segama Waterfront4.87 km
  • Wisma Merdeka4.88 km
  • Cocoon4.89 km
  • Iwase Books4.9 km
  • Wisma Sabah & Gaya Centre4.9 km
  • Value for money7.6
    Distance to city center4.2 km
    Location rating8.4
    Nearest airportKota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
    Distance to airport8.2 km
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    8.9
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Rainforest Villa
    Rainforest Villa
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    • Room size: 95 m²/1023 ft²
    • Park view
    • 1 double bed
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    Ocean Villa
    Ocean Villa
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    • Room size: 75 m²/807 ft²
    • Ocean view
    • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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    Palm Villa
    Palm Villa
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    • Room size: 153 m²/1647 ft²
    • Ocean view
    • 1 double bed
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    Lagoon Villa
    Lagoon Villa
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    • Room size: 75 m²/807 ft²
    • Ocean view
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    Breeze Villa
    Breeze Villa
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    • Partial sea view
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 king bed & 1 sofa bed
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    Basic Single
    Basic Single
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      Run of House
      Run of House
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        Family Breezy Villa
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          Sea View Villa
          Sea View Villa
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            Rainforest Villa
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              What people love about the property

              • 10.0
                Exceptional

                "I really had a heart attack because Hotel is very beautiful!!"

                Changmin

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                August 17, 2018

              • 9.6
                Exceptional

                "Overall the place is great."

                Shuh F.

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                December 31, 2018

              • 9.2
                Exceptional

                "Clear room, nice staff, good view of the room, good service, everything is perfect!"

                Hayes

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                September 6, 2018

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              8.4
              Excellent

              "Guest can go over and utilize the facilities at sister resor..."

              Andrew

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              December 28, 2018

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              What they offer

              9.6
              Exceptional

              "Everything's great, except the bed."

              Meng

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              November 11, 2018

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              From September 1st, 2017, as per Government of Malaysia requirements, hotel guests who are not Malaysian citizens or long-term/permanent residents of Malaysia will be levied a tourism tax of RM 10.00 per room per night stay. Please note these changes in tax structure will result in revised taxes being charged and will be payable additionally during check out.

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              Agoda Reviews (1106)Booking.com Reviews (178)
              8.4
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              Cleanliness8.4
              Facilities8.3
              Location8.4
              Room comfort and quality8.9
              Service9.0
              Value for money7.6
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              9.6
              Exceptional
              Claire from Hong Kong
              Couple
              Rainforest Villa
              Stayed 1 night in March 2019
              Paradisiac Stay”
              Extremely nice hotel with the best view, and amenities, and accommodations. The staff is also very very friendly and helpful. You can ask to take a complimentary boat ride to the other resort BUNGA RAYA that has a wonderful beach (careful of the sand flies in the sand). Gayana Marine Resort CACAC restaurant is excellent! I warmly recommend
              Reviewed March 04, 2019
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Michail from Greece
              Couple
              Ocean Villa
              Stayed 3 nights in February 2019
              An excellent getaway place! ”
              Great place and the coral reef is full of life. Don't bother with island hoping with travel agents. Waste of time. Gayana and Bunga Raya have all you need and tender around your schedule. A great 3 days stay!
              Reviewed February 25, 2019
              7.2
              Very good
              Nicholas from United States
              Couple
              Rainforest Villa
              Stayed 1 night in February 2019
              One night on the island”
              Had a nice stay. The pool is beautiful and the food was pretty good - resort prices though. The drinks were a bit too pricy if you ask me. The bad: there was so much trash in the ocean and on the beaches. We went kayaking and filled our boat with rubbish :(
              Reviewed February 12, 2019
              8.8
              Excellent
              SUE from Malaysia
              Couple
              Ocean Villa
              Stayed 2 nights in October 2018
              Excellent”
              Overall great value for money. Kinda Maldives environment in Malaysia at Malaysian price! Food is still kinda pricey though and restaurant staff need better training. The staff said cold brew local Tenom coffee is just milk and ice, no coffee! Although this is a promotion item in all the resort's restaurants. There're some fine wood dust keep dropping from the ceiling and door frame also but not a big issue. Room's direct access ladder into the sea could also be made more ergonomic and less slippery (moss on lower steps).
              Reviewed October 24, 2018
              2.0
              Yee from Malaysia
              Family with young children
              Ocean Villa
              Stayed 1 night in December 2018
              dont go ”
              you will get regret
              Reviewed February 28, 2019
              8.4
              Excellent
              Andrew from Malaysia
              Family with young children
              Ocean Villa
              Stayed 4 nights in December 2018
              5 days in Gayana”
              The resort is nicely built on stilts over water. Boat ride to and fro KK takes about 30min each way. Two restaurants available at the resort. Guest can go over and utilize the facilities at sister resort BungaRaya (better and cleaner beach and sea). Can snorkel around Gayana but largely the corals are dead or limited. Gayana offers a dive center and if one needs to, head off to Sepanggar Island for boat dive. Gayana offers daily scheduled boat rides to and fro KK that’s FOC. Guest can hop on it for lunch or walkabout in KK as well. And beware of monkeys. Never leave any doors and windows open/ajar. Don’t leave any food around unattended outside on the balcony or else it’s good as gone.
              Reviewed December 28, 2018
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Seulki from South Korea
              Couple
              Ocean Villa
              Stayed 1 night in August 2018
              Definitely must stay”
              I can’t describe how much i loved this place. We stayed in ocean view room which was best in my entire journey in Kota Kinabalu. The veiw from the balcony was astonishing. You can directly jump into the sea from the balcony. You can borrow snorkeling tools and kayak at the reception for free. Also hotel offered free boat service from Jesselton point to the hotel at fixed time. I would definitely come and stay here again!!! Hope this place doesn’t become so famous that i can easily book. :)
              Reviewed August 13, 2018
              8.4
              Excellent
              Haryati from Singapore
              Couple
              Palm Villa
              Stayed 2 nights in November 2018
              Excellent”
              We stayed in Gayana Eco Resort, Palm Villa for our honeymoon. The room was huge with a sea view. The entire resort and sea are clean. Upon checking in, our request to have the room decorated was met and it was beautiful. The food from Macac Restaurant were delicious and our breakfast was delivered by boat. The staffs were friendly throughout our stay. It is highly recommended for couples that wish to have some time alone. They provide snorkelling and kayaking as well. Thank you Gayana Resort for the lovely stay! :)
              Reviewed November 25, 2018
              9.2
              Exceptional
              SinHyo from South Korea
              Couple
              Ocean Villa
              Stayed 1 night in September 2018
              pricey but priceless experience ”
              we spent most of our budget for kotakonabalu on this resort but it was well spent. room condition wasn't perfect but considering it's actually on the water, and made out of wood, can't complain too much about it. i left wet swimsuits outside to let it dry but a monkey tried to steal it. we were on the kayak at the moment and had to paddle towards our room and kick the monkeys out of our balcony. food is very delicious and reasonably priced. bartender knows how to make decent cocktails. put your expectation up high, they will make it happen.
              Reviewed September 14, 2018
              9.6
              Exceptional
              Shuh from Malaysia
              Group
              Rainforest Villa
              Stayed 1 night in December 2018
              good place”
              tiger prawn not so fresh, should not serve guest not fresh seafood if paying for the price more expensive than 5 stars hotel. overall the place is great.
              Reviewed December 31, 2018
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Marthien from Malaysia
              Couple
              Stayed 1 night in May 2017
              Beautiful!”
              A Beautiful place to stay and very calm indeed. Our room was very nicely decorated as per what we have wanted. The staff was very helpful with our request and information. Food in the restaurant was great! Will definitely recommend those who wants to relax and escape from the busy city noise. Enjoy the sunset!!
              Reviewed October 23, 2017
              9.2
              Exceptional
              Tina from Hong Kong
              Couple
              Ocean Villa
              Stayed 2 nights in May 2017
              Enjoyable stay with a great introduction to clam conservation”
              Highly recommended for family with kids, room was spacious, clean and comfy. Enjoyed jumping into the sea in the morning. Food was a bit pricey though, but still a great experience nevertheless. Anyone visiting should make time to listen to how they are helping with the clams, corals and other sea life. There is a session in the ecology center every day.
              Reviewed June 22, 2017
              8.4
              Excellent
              Shona from Malaysia
              Family with young children
              Rainforest Villa
              Stayed 1 night in September 2016
              Upset”
              the facilities such as kayaking and snorkelling was not allowable after 5pm, which was inconvenient for the guests staying in the resort. this is such an upset as we paid such a hefty price to stay at this resort but was not allowed to use the facilities after 5pm. however, agoda needs to inform the resort management to extend the facility usage time up to 7pm for its guests as it would make it a real value for money instead of too many restrictions which will make their guests feel in a real relaxed and holiday mood especially for those travelling with children.
              Reviewed March 16, 2017
              9.6
              Exceptional
              Stefano from Italy
              Couple
              Palm Villa
              Stayed 3 nights in March 2016
              Beautiful experience”
              Elegant resort in a very beautiful location, the staff was kind, friendly and professional, our Palm Villa had no internet connection, but we consider this a plus as we did not waste time on internet :-) but for those who need connectivity this can be an issue. We enjoyed the sunrise every morning but for those who like the sunset be informed that the sun sets on the other side of the island. Was interesting to visit the MERC (Maritime Ecology Reserch Centre) which is part of the resort, very educational if you have children. We enjoyed every minute. P.S. Do not miss the romantic dinner set up in your bungalow ;-)
              Reviewed March 29, 2016
              8.7
              Excellent
              Chung from Malaysia
              Couple
              Rainforest Villa
              Stayed 2 nights in February 2015
              Great Getaway”
              Location, comfortable rooms, staff
              We were well looked after by well-trained friendly staff, from start to end. The island is exclusive only for resort guests (non-guests have to purchase tour package), and we didn't miss the usual jam packed touristy atmosphere. Marine Centre is tucked away at the other of the resort, nice setup, got a good insight into the local marine life and ongoing conservation efforts. Free wi-fi at public areas, but non-existent in our rooms. Complained, but nothing they could do about it. Wasn't a big issue for us, but some may think this is inaccurate advertising. Be prepared for expensive dining at the 2 restaurants. No beach access, sadly, but one could catch a boat to Bunga Raya (sister resort), free for resort guests. Overall, we were very satisfied. We would definitely consider staying here again.
              Reviewed February 24, 2015
              9.0
              Exceptional
              Sebastien from France
              Couple
              Stayed 1 night in September 2014
              Resting time”
              The location, the comfort, the staff
              This resort is very well located, not more than 10 min by boat from Kota Kinabalu. It s closed to the town but far also since the city is hidden by the hills and forests with a wonderful view on the China see. The staff is very helpful always looking for your best. Its a postcard hotel which even if it is not cheap worth the quality of the service provided.
              Reviewed October 02, 2014
              8.7
              Excellent
              CHI from Hong Kong
              Family with young children
              Ocean Villa
              Stayed 1 night in April 2014
              Excellent ocean villa”
              Ready for snorkeling, relaxing and swimming
              We enjoyed very much with the snorkeling, swimming and other activities during our stay in the hotel. The staff are nice. The only complaint may be the poor internet connection. In our room, the connection is not reachable. In the restaurant, poor connection and even with the connection, the speed is too slow and broken from time to time, not even sufficient for checking email. One last thing that I would like to remind the other visitors is the potential hazards with the wild animals, for example there are monkeys in the morning. These monkeys not only get food during the house keeping period but also try to get food if you are carrying food with plastic bag. It should be fine if you are aware of this issue. I also see wild boar during our stay.
              Reviewed April 22, 2014
              8.7
              Excellent
              KA from Hong Kong
              Solo traveler
              Ocean Villa
              Stayed 1 night in December 2013
              Overall the resort is good for relax. ”
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              Internet Access in room is really bad. The bed is too soft and we could not sleep so well. Food and Beverage there are expensive. But it provides few cans of free drink per room. Overall, it is good for relax.
              Reviewed December 05, 2013
              8.3
              Excellent
              Chi from Hong Kong
              Couple
              Ocean Villa
              Stayed 3 nights in January 2013
              Excelling Adventure ”
              Close to nature, but little bit old
              many activities, such as jungle treking, fishing, diving, kayat, etc. reel is close to ocean villa, very convinenance for snokling. But the facilities is little bit old. and the Ocean villa toilet big without bath. The stair is too high from the sea level, so when the tide is low, stair is difficult to climb. It is better to have a shower on the balcony next to the stair, or otherwise, shower need to pass via the living room to the toilet.
              Reviewed February 05, 2013
              8.0
              Excellent
              WENCHI from Taiwan
              Couple
              Ocean Villa
              Stayed 2 nights in December 2012
              Nice hotel”
              Quiet and good resort for relaxing
              This is a very nice resort for relaxing. We are happy with all staffs during 2 nights stay. However, we think the boatman needs to improve his Engilsh communication ability so that he can introduce visitors more feature during sailing and fishing.
              Reviewed December 18, 2012
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