Gayana Marine Resort
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8.4
Recommended by 89% 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
Has restaurantYes
  • Airport transfer

  • Private beach

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

  • Hot tub

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8.9
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Rainforest Villa
Rainforest Villa
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  • Park view
  • 95 m²/1023 ft²
  • 1 double bed
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Ocean Villa
Ocean Villa
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  • Ocean view
  • 75 m²/807 ft²
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Palm Villa
Palm Villa
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  • Ocean view
  • 153.28 m²/1650 ft²
  • 1 double bed
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Lagoon Villa
Lagoon Villa
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  • Ocean view
  • 75 m²/807 ft²
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Breeze Villa
Breeze Villa
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  • Partial sea view
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 1 king bed
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MANGROVE VILLA
MANGROVE VILLA
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  • Bathtub
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Bie Shu , Huan Jiao Hu Jing Guan
Bie Shu , Huan Jiao Hu Jing Guan
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  • Bathtub
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Hai Jing Bie Shu [Han Zao ]
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  • Bathtub
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MANGROVE VILLA Breakfast
MANGROVE VILLA Breakfast
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  • Bathtub
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Villa - Sea View
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  • Bathtub
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8.4
Excellent
Cleanliness8.5
Facilities8.3
Location8.5
Room comfort and quality8.9
Service9.0
Value for money7.6
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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
2.8
Pia from Hong Kong
Couple
Ocean Villa
Stayed 1 night in June 2018
5 star ? More like 3- Very dirty, water unswable due to rubbish ”
The Bathroom was not very clean nor did the shower work properly. We paid £380 for one night and thus expected a 5 star property. Particularly given this is in Malaysia and even the Shagri La in Kote Kinabalu costs only around £200. What really shocked me was the amount of rubbish in the water . The property is sold as walk straight into the ocean from your private balcony and staircase. Yes one can do that if you would like to swim in a rubbish bin. I made the staff aware and they said “ it’s not our rubbish, it’s not from the island “ ... the rubbish could easily be cleaned up but they did not seem to care too much . The breakfast was also bad particularly for the price . Bread, muffins crossiants were all stale. Definitely do not recommend this property.
Reviewed June 08, 2018
5.2
Yu-Ting from Taiwan
Group
Rainforest Villa
Stayed 2 nights in May 2018
Garbage floating everywhere! 被垃圾和水母嚇到敗興而歸!”
We came here in the afternoon around 4pm when it's low tide time, and we were so shocked by the garbage floating situation in the resort! It's impossible for any of us to do snorkeling or kayaking in this water, not to mention the crazy mass of helmet-size jellyfish!! And the staff told us they're poison so we have to be careful around them.........there's no way for us to go into that water!! And monkeys running around stealing food, and room was cozy but the bathroom was so old that the shower room looks like someone had vomit in there.... The only good thing is their staffs are really nice and helpful. They recommended us to take some island hopping trip which let us leave the resort from dawn to dusk, which is the best decision to stay away from this place.
Reviewed May 22, 2018
5.6
Junjie from Singapore
Couple
Palm Villa
Stayed 4 nights in April 2018
Not Recommended ”
Nice room, but totally spoiled by the muddy rusty tab water (which yet the staff claims to be save for bathing!) Another big minute was the large amount of jelly fish surrounding the water house - I am not brave enough to snorkel with jelly fish floating around!
Reviewed April 20, 2018
7.6
Very good
Bobbie from Cambodia
Group
Rainforest Villa
Stayed 2 nights in April 2018
Beautiful location & relaxing ambience ”
Location was beautiful, the layout and design of the resort was lovely, the overall ambience was relaxing. The food choices and quality were disappointing and the food service was sub par. In addition, it was shocking to see the amount of garbage floating around. Regardless of where it is coming from, it would have been nice to see staff attempting to keep it out of the property area.
Reviewed April 19, 2018
6.8
Good
Henry from Thailand
Group
Ocean Villa
Stayed 1 night in April 2018
So close to being truly amazing but just falls short”
Gayana is frustratingly close to being a truly spectacular resort. The changes needed are so small but they make a big difference when you pay a lot of money for a 5 star experience but get left feeling slightly flat. First, the room itself needs a little work. Some wallpaper was peeling off and the room fan over the bed was covered in dust. There was also a lot of waste plastic, netting and old hose pipe wrapped around the ladder that lead down to the sea from our villa which seemed at odds with an Eco resort. This should really have been cleaned away. Second the resort claims to offer wifi in the rooms but this is not available unless you borrow a portable router for which you get 1GB free but then have to pay extra for more. Finally for the price and location I'd expect a gym. That being said the views and location are stunning, the staff fantastic and the food delicious! With a few small tweaks this place really stands out and is a spectacular island retreat.
Reviewed April 17, 2018
4.0
Ka from United Kingdom
Group
Ocean Villa
Stayed 1 night in April 2018
Bad service with monkeys”
The price of the hotel per night did not reflect on the service received. After arrival, we were shown with the map of the resort and escorted to our room. However, having waited for more than 30 mins with 3 phone calls, 2 bags finally arrived. The Duty Manager was rude on the phone and said "everyone is waiting for the luggages also". The staff did not remind guests not to leave items outside of the villas and the villa next to mine had people leaving food outside and attracted a dozen of monkeys. I had to call the reception to ask their staff to remind their guests not to leave food exposed. This surely has to be the priority. The price of the food at the Seafood Restaurant was very expensive relatively to the general Sabah dining scene. The restaurant was empty with 3 tables only. There's very little activities for guests to do in the evening.
Reviewed April 09, 2018
8.8
Excellent
Shannon from Australia
Couple
Ocean Villa
Stayed 2 nights in January 2018
Simply divine ”
Adored the two nights we stayed here. It's an incredible location. Not a lot to do so perfect for a total relax. Staff very helpful and friendly. Room lovely but could have been cleaner for the price you pay. Was surprised to see so much rubbish in the water for a marine resort. Would consider visiting again
Reviewed January 23, 2018
8.4
Excellent
HO from China
Couple
Ocean Villa
Stayed 3 nights in May 2017
a nice resort”
a good place to stay for 3 days, but the sea is not so clear when we stayed there
Reviewed December 27, 2017
3.6
Kwok from Hong Kong
Couple
Ocean Villa
Stayed 1 night in October 2017
not all the villas get the same quality of views”
The ocean villa we got was on a lower level comparing to other villa, hence, very low quality of view. Huge difference from the picture provided on the website. Sry but not worth the money to stay in such a poorly built resort.
Reviewed October 28, 2017
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
10.0
Exceptional
CHIA from Malaysia
Group
Stayed 1 night in September 2017
Best Hospitality ”
The staff is very helpful throughout check in and check out time. The food is nice, the view is stunning. Value of money.
Reviewed October 06, 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
7.6
Very good
GIACOMO from Italy
Couple
Palm Villa
Stayed 2 nights in August 2017
Good resort”
The only rooms that you should choose are the ocean rooms and the palm villa, for the direct access to the sea. Very good the Asian restaurant. The Bunga raya, same owner, is better
Reviewed August 22, 2017
9.6
Exceptional
Mia from China
Solo traveler
Ocean Villa
Stayed 3 nights in July 2017
Good Choice”
Great experience!
Reviewed July 19, 2017
6.8
Good
Christina from United States
Group
Ocean Villa
Stayed 2 nights in December 2016
Trash everywhere in the ocean!”
Had pictured a pristine water villa overlooking the waters holiday with friends but both the basic facilities, limited options on the grounds and more than anything piles upon piles of rubbish everywhere in the ocean was a turn off. Didn't go into the ocean once and stuck to the pool. Staff were amazingly friendly and attentive but the hotel overall was lacking.
Reviewed July 17, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Yu-Te from Australia
Couple
Ocean Villa
Stayed 2 nights in July 2017
Reasonably priced for a villa”
Villa opening out to a Beautiful snorkel site for the area. Spacious room, good service.
Reviewed July 07, 2017
7.2
Very good
steph from Malaysia
Family with young children
Ocean Villa
Stayed 3 nights in June 2017
over roll, staff is friendly , food is delicious.but clean.. for me is no reach 5 star. only 4 star”
i stay ocean villa, balcony chair have lice, after back my skin so itch and pain. pls take note , for cleanliness, thanks
Reviewed June 29, 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
9.2
Exceptional
Shuhui from China
Couple
Ocean Villa
Stayed 2 nights in May 2017
Wonderful place but had a bit issue ”
Gaya eco resort was simply the highlight of our trip. The ocean villa was gorgeous. Everything there was very enjoyable, except one meal we had in the restaurant( very reasonable price) found 2 flies in the salad, which was shocking to me, but we didn't receive a proper apology was unacceptable. The waitress just took the plate away and asked our room number. Except that everything else was great!
Reviewed May 25, 2017
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