Gayana Marine Resort
Gayana Marine Resort
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8.8
Excellent

"Staff very helpful and friendly."

Shannon

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January 23, 2018

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What guests are saying:
Nice view, friendly staff, little people, great food
chu from Hong Kong
Couple
By visiting Gayana, you can also access Bunga Raya (you can even do snorkeling and other activities). Ask the concierge for information.
Lara from Philippines
Group
Food choices can be increased.
Balwinder from Malaysia
Couple
My Husband and I enjoyed our stay very much despite the rainy weather. The food were amazing at both resorts and everything else is excellent.
Miranda from Canada
Couple
Nice place to relax. But too expensive.
Liaw from Malaysia
Couple
Terry from gayana Eco resort make our trip very speacial and memorable.The resort service is really up to standard. Food standard is Tip TOP as well.
arthan from Thailand
Family with young children
staff very friendly delicious food fun activity
donghun from South Korea
Couple
Good overall location and peaceful and relaxing. Food options are limited though.
Edwin from Malaysia
Family with young children
A bit far to get to city center, but a very nice resort for escape.
LAM from Hong Kong
Couple
The resort is well maintained. Very friendly staffs and room are morden designed. A bit inconvenient due to the limited ferry schedule
Yueyi from China
Couple
Excellent
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8.4
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10
Exceptional service
9.0
Recommended by 91% of guests
Value for money7.6
Distance to city center4.2 km
Location rating8.5
Nearest airportKota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
Distance to airport8.2 km
  • Airport transfer

  • Private beach

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Hot tub

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8.9
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
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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: 153.28 m²/1650 f...
  • 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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        VILLA OCEAN VIEW - BED AND BREAKFAST
        VILLA OCEAN VIEW - BED AND BREAKFAST
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            What people love about the property

            • 8.0
              Very good

              "Great resort in an exceptionally beautiful location."

              samuel

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              March 17, 2017

            • 8.4
              Excellent

              "Good overall location and peaceful and relaxing."

              Edwin

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              December 20, 2016

            • 8.4
              Excellent

              "Very friendly staffs and room are morden designed."

              Yueyi

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              December 12, 2016

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            8.4
            Excellent

            "Nice place to relax."

            Liaw

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            April 14, 2017

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            What they offer

            10.0
            Exceptional

            "The food is nice, the view is stunning."

            CHIA

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            October 6, 2017

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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 (1042)Booking.com Reviews (157)
            8.4
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            Cleanliness8.5
            Facilities8.4
            Location8.5
            Room comfort and quality8.9
            Service9.0
            Value for money7.6
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            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
            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
            10.0
            Exceptional
            poo from Malaysia
            Couple
            Rainforest Villa
            Stayed 2 nights in November 2018
            Very satisfied ”
            Great hotel with friendly staff, they provide complimentary snorkeling and kayaking, very close to nature
            Reviewed November 16, 2018
            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
            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
            CASSANDRA from Australia
            Couple
            Ocean Villa
            Stayed 1 night in June 2018
            Great Getaway”
            Staff was great, and the location was excellent. stayed in the ocean villa and was not disappointed. 2 day 1 night was not enough to enjoy the island, my only regret was not staying longer. Only 1 comment is that the room seemed a bit aged, and the bathroom robes and slippers seemed a bit old n moldy, would be perfect otherwise.
            Reviewed July 01, 2018
            9.6
            Exceptional
            hyesung from South Korea
            Family with young children
            Ocean Villa
            Stayed 2 nights in October 2018
            family trip in KK ”
            Adult 5 + 3 years old boy 1 OCEAN VILLAS WERE PERFECT Great breakfast & cocktail bar ALOALO DINNER with sunset was GREAT!!!
            Reviewed October 10, 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
            8.0
            Excellent
            Rachel from Malaysia
            Couple
            Ocean Villa
            Stayed 2 nights in August 2017
            Luxurious getaway ”
            Everything is great!! Very convenient to arrive from Kota Kinabalu city. But the only downside is there is no shisha available at the bar during our stay. But don't get me wrong, everything was perfect!!
            Reviewed September 05, 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
            8.0
            Excellent
            Chan from China
            Family with young children
            Stayed 2 nights in August 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 !!!
            Reviewed August 31, 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
            9.3
            Exceptional
            Marie-Pier from Canada
            Couple
            Rainforest Villa
            Stayed 3 nights in October 2012
            Very nice hotel, great surroundings ”
            views and surroundings
            We had an amazing time at this wonderful resort. There are a few details which could be improved (atmosphere wise) such as the lighting in the restaurants being too bright (candles would be nice) as well as in the lounge / bar area upstairs where little couches and candles would make the room a lot more pleasant. But in general, all was good. We had a bit of trouble getting understood at the restaurants sometimes since the waiters do not understand Enlgish very well but do dramatic. Also, we ordered the in-villa diner... the service would definitely need to be improved. Otherwise, I recommend those of are scared of wildlife to not choose this hotel as we had visits from a few different species, on our balcony (monkeys who almost attacked us!!!) or even inside the room (huge disguting flying cockroach looking thing)! But we actually got to see more species by staying in this resort than but actually going to a National park! So it was definitely an intesresting experience...
            Reviewed November 05, 2012
            8.3
            Excellent
            Brett from Australia
            Family with teens
            Rainforest Villa
            Stayed 1 night in April 2012
            Fantastic Getaway”
            Over the water bungalows
            decided to do an overnight trip to gayana whilst staying in kota kinabalu & had a great time. many reviews complained of price, & whilst it is pricey, you get a very unique & quality stay in a very well run hotel. had a waterfront bungalow , breakfast delivered by water & found the room very comfortable. infinity pool & bar were amazing & prices were reasonable for this kind of hotel, restaurant food was quality & also reasonable price. for an active traveller like me, a maximum of 2 nights would suffice, longer for anyone wanting some real r&r.
            Reviewed April 27, 2012
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