Gaya Island Getaway

Kota Kinabalu

Only a short boat transfer from the hustle and bustle of Kota Kinabalu lies Gaya Island, a perfect getaway for any length of time. Stay at either Bungaraya Island or Gayana Marine resort and enjoy the facilities of both.

Bungaraya Island Resort

from $370 per night / Deluxe Chalet for 2 people

Bungaraya Island Resort is a luxury getaway perched on the hillside of Polish Bay on Gaya Island. It’s the most secluded resort on the island, featuring 48 timber villas in traditional Bornean architecture overlooking a beautiful, white-sand beach. Laze on the beach or by the pool, get active with some water activities or a zip line adventure, visit the hilltop spa and enjoy local and international cuisine in the two resort restaurants.

Inclusions: Accommodation in a Superior Chalet for 2 people / breakfast / return boat transfers / selected water activities

Bungaraya island resort arial
Bungaraya Villa inside
Bungaraya Island Resort Pool

Gayana Marine Resort

From $340 per night / Rainforest Villa for two people

Nestled on Gaya Island’s crescent Malohom Bay, Gayana Marine Resort is a picturesque resort featuring 52 overwater tropical villas. Each villa is built in such a way that enhances the lulling sounds of the surf beneath the villa. At the heart of the resort is the protection and regeneration of the island’s precious marine environment – the on-site Marine Ecology Research Centre (MERC) propagates endangered giant clams and coral reefs. Relax in your villa or by the pool, visit MERC and take to the water or pamper yourself with a treatment at the spa.

Inclusions: Accommodation in a Rainforest Villa for 2 people / breakfast / return boat transfers / selected water activities

Snorkelling Gaya island

Gayana Island Resort Day Trip

$54 per adult / $35 per child (4 - 11 years)

Discover how the Marine Ecology Research Centre restores the population of giant clams and coral back into the sea. Snorkel or kayak to your heart’s content or stay by the pool. Enjoy lunch at Alu–Alu restaurant that serves fresh organically-farmed fish to reduce the over-fishing of wild fish communities in the ocean.

Tour inclusions: Tour and presentation at the Marine Ecology Research Centre, set lunch at Alu Alu Chinese restaurant, use of snorkelling equipment and kayaks, scheduled boat transfers

Gayana resort
Gayana restaurant

Bungaraya Island Resort Day Trip

$75 per adult / $35 per child (4 - 11 years)

Escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and unwind at Bungaraya Island Resort on Gaya island. The property lies
hidden among forest vegetation and is crowned by a 1 km fine sandy beach. Enjoy the cool ocean breeze as you sip your drink under shady island trees and take to the water.

Tour inclusions: Set lunch at Pantai Restaurant & Bar, snorkeling and kayaking facilities, scheduled boat transfers

Pantai Restaurant
Gayana resort
Bungaraya beach culture

A stay on Gaya Island is ideal before, during or after any adventure in the jungles of Borneo. Combine it with a Mount Kinabalu climb, a trip into the heart of Sabah or simply as an island getaway.