Eco villas suspended over the water of this emerald island


Facilities & services

  • 52 villas
  • Thirty minute speed boat ride from Kota Kinabalu
  • On-site Marine Ecology Research Centre
  • Spa
  • PADI Dive centre
  • Three dining spots
  • Function and meeting rooms


  • Snorkelling and scuba diving
  • Kayaking
  • Jungle trekking
  • Marine research

The densely forested Gaya Island sits just off Borneo’s coastline and the Gayana Marine Resort is one of the best places to stay here.

The environmentally conscious resort boasts 52 sumptuous villas which not only sit out on the water but command views of the impressive Mount Kinabalu. The villas combines neat local style with an array of modern comforts.

The dining options consist of Alu Alu Seafood, Macac Restaurant and Latitude Lounge where healthy, fresh and delicious dishes make up the menus. You can choose to dine here or within the comfort of your own private deck.

Gayana also has a good spa but if you want to get active however, this beautiful resort also provides lots to get involved with. Just some of the activities include discovering the ocean’s vibrant gems whist snorkelling, to playing marine biologist for the day at the on-site Marine Ecology Research Centre.

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