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    Area recommended for:
  • restaurants
  • beaches
  • romance
    Distance to airport:
  • Kota Kinabalu International Airport (8.2 Km)
    Customer comments:
  • "Beautiful scenery", "Great food", "Nice bed"
    Top nearby attractions:
  • Jesselton Point Hawker Centre (4.8 Km)
  • Central Market (4.9 Km)
  • Segama Waterfront (4.9 Km)
  • Wisma Merdeka (4.9 Km)

Note: Distances are measured as a straight line.

Gayana Eco Resort

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

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Features of Gayana Eco Resort

Hotel Facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • airport transfer
  • bar
  • business center
  • concierge
  • dry cleaning
  • facilities for disabled guests
  • laundry service
  • meeting facilities
  • poolside bar
  • restaurant
  • room service
  • safety deposit boxes
  • shops
  • tours

Sports and Recreation

  • hot tub
  • massage
  • outdoor pool
  • pool (kids)
  • private beach
  • spa
  • water sports (non-motorized)


  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

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Resort description
Situated in Gaya Island, Gayana Eco Resort is the perfect place to experience Kota Kinabalu and its ...see more Situated in Gaya Island, Gayana Eco Resort is the perfect place to experience Kota Kinabalu and its surroundings. Set 4.2 km from the excitement of the city, this 5-star hotel commands an excellent location and provides access to the city's biggest attractions. No less exceptional is the hotel's easy access to the city's myriad attractions and landmarks, such as The Zip Line, Sword Fish Monument, Suria Sabah Shopping Mall.

At Gayana Eco Resort, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. To name a few of the hotel's facilities, there are free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, facilities for disabled guests, Wi-Fi in public areas, room service.

Step into one of 52 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as internet access – wireless, private pool, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning which can be found in some rooms. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, you will be entertained by top-class recreational facilities such as hot tub, private beach, outdoor pool, spa, massage. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Gayana Eco Resort.
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Lam L. Groups
Hong Kong, December 09, 2015

Good food
LAI K. Couples
Malaysia, December 04, 2015
hotel overrated

large room, large bathroom, all chalet is on top of water
happy with large room, large bathroom, all chalet is on top of water. not happy with surrounding really full with dirty rubbish and seaweed flooding every where from hotel reception desk till our chalet.
Johnnel W. Couples
Malaysia, December 01, 2015

staff were very helpful and attentive, room was breathtaking.
Everything was amazing. From the check in until the check out. Staffs were attentive and helpful, room was beyond our expectation. Comments though, the timings for the transfer boat from the resort to the city. They should have more timings as most of the guests were saying that the time is either too early or too late. Besides that, the ocean, we stayed at the resort for 4 days and 3 nights, the ocean was very dirty (the garbage floating around the resort were from the city). There must be a way to prevent it from entering the resort. Other than that, once again, amazing, breathtaking. Would recommend it to my contacts.
QI M. Groups
China, November 17, 2015
A close touch of marine life

The marine life center is v educative, staff are nice and helpful, snorkeling at morning time is amazing
Ka H. Couples
Hong Kong, November 09, 2015
Great place excellent services friendly staff

Great place, friendly staff. I'm glad that gayana is funding to protect the sea and environment with the marine lab (hope that's what they called it). One of the best
Abdul M. Families with young children
Malaysia, October 20, 2015
Nice resort!

view. coral. food. room. the toilet was awesome!
Daniel P. Solo travelers
France, October 12, 2015
Living in the tank...

Best three things were the location, the staff and the traquility
When i say 'living in the tank', its just like living in the most beautiful tropical fish tank.... just wander down your steps and fall straight into the blissfully warm lagoon and be surrounded by gorgeous fish. Very special. The welcome is lovely and the facilities, restaurants, spa and everything are just great. To start your day your breakfast comes to you by boat while you sit out overlooking the bay and the tropical forest covered hills. From here on in your day is yours. Great scuba diving, great and safe resident dive master or just canoe or snorkel the lagoon... or take a trip to the main land. Plenty to do and lots of good advice and help from the staff... the food was all lovely and the service too. I travel the world with my work... this is a place I will be returning to. Just lovely... in the tank : )
YEJING X. Couples
China, October 10, 2015
It's good

The water is clean, fantastic
Chan M. Families with young children
China, August 31, 2015
An unforgettable & peaceful stay

Beautiful sunset & sunrise, free kayaking & snorkelling within the resort, and tranquility
I stayed in Lagoon Billa for 2 nights. I would say the resort is not really luxurious & indeed signs of wear out were beginning to show up. Yet the Lagoon Villa is value for money. We didn't choose Ocean Villa which has direct access to the sea for safety consideration (we had a boy of 7). But for couple or family with larger kids, Ocean Villa should worth the higher rate. There're only two restaurants. Seafood served in Alu Alu was good though a bit expensive as compared with those in city. The best thing we like is the kayaking & snorkelling offered by the resort. My son enjoyed it very much. There's fish feeding at 9 am every day. We saw quite some big fish jumping over the water ! We also saw many sea cucumber & sea urchins on the beach front during low tide (around 5 pm). Lastly, we saw sunrise from our balcony which is really an unexpected bonus for our trip !!!
Enrique P. Couples
United States of America, August 11, 2015
Phenomenal Location, Lots left to be desired

Location, Location, Location
The stay was pleasant and the staff was very nice. However, for a "5-star" resort and for the price we paid (over $6000 for 3 villas) the level of service, food and accommodation was highly under par. The location is really the only savior for this place. The villas are not well maintained, the place needs a facelift, while the staff was very nice they lack the ability to actually provide good service, the dive center is under-staffed and was unable to accommodate our diving needs (had to seek out a third party company), and the food options were very limited. While you are always greeted with a smile, we weren't given a proper welcome or informed of any of the amneties or otherwise upon arrival, not even breakfast times (a basic for any hotel). As for food, with only 2 restaurants on the property, you would expect daily specials so as to provide variety, but no, the menus are the same gets old quick. Everyday we had to specifically ask to get our villas cleaned, and we got lucky a few days that they were "serviced" before 3pm. They were not properly cleaned, dirty dishes were always left behind and dirty/damp towels were not replaced. Unfortunately, the expectations of this place were not met and I would hesitate to recommend it if it were not for the stunning location.

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