Monday, 9 January 2012

Gaya Island Resort

Gaya Island Resort, an upcoming resort located off the coast of Borneo, offers a self-discovery of personalised authentic experiences that is distinctively Borneo. It is located on Pulau Gaya, the largest of the cluster of five islands that form the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park. The park is a renowned natural marine conservation area off the coast of Kota Kinabalu in Sabah.

Gaya Island Resort is set over 52 acres of land but only a small proportion has been developed into a resort. This is part of the resort’s effort to conserve the natural vegetation, lush rainforest and wildlife. The resort is a combination of comfort, natural beauty and exotic wilderness. The hilly landscape features an abundance of flora and fauna set against the spectacular outline of Mount Kinabalu. The resort is fringed with a beautiful beach that is ideal for sea activities. Diving enthusiasts will find much to explore in the nearby coral reefs.

• Accommodations

Gaya Island Resort offers accommodation in the form of 120 hill villas and a two-bedroom suite located at nature’s doorstep. Personal verandah space is set against the backdrop of an ancient rainforest and a vantage view of Mount Kinabalu in selected villas.


• Range of Activities

There is a wide range of activities available for guests to the resort. Visitors can choose to explore jungle trails with the resident naturalist, dine on fresh seafood or simply relax in the comfortable rooms and enjoy the view of Mount Kinabalu. A spa village has been seamlessly integrated into the resort offering a rich tapestry of spa programmes that reflect the ancient healing practices of the region while restoring balance to alleviate modern stresses.

• Good way to spend the day

At Gaya Island Resort, authentic personalised experiences await; for the curious to actively engage or be touched by all Borneo has to offer whether you are a nature enthusiast, an adventurer or a romantic at heart. Discover activities that include bird watching, water activities, nature expeditions, cultural and yoga classes.

• Dining Experience           
Gaya Island Resort serves local and international cuisine made with fresh produce that will please even the most cultured taste buds. The Feast Village is equipped with three kitchens and a wine cellar and offers all-day dining with a diverse range of dishes from the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. For something unique, try the rooftop dining available at Fisherman's Cove. True to its name, the outlet serves up freshly caught seafood for dinner. For a casual light lunch, try the Pool Bar Lounge, which has a floating upper-deck platform overlooking the lap pool.

• Unique Features

For a truly invigorating experience try the Spa Village which is built in a mangrove setting making it the ideal environment to refresh and revitalize body and soul. The spa provides a range of treatments that is uniquely rooted in time-honoured remedies of Sabah while restoring balance for contemporary times. Embark on the magic of scent with Sabah Scent Exploration where the spa’s in-house perfumer will guide guests in learning about essential oils and to craft custom blended scents.

• Getting There

Visitors from Singapore can fly to Kota Kinabalu via SilkAir, Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia. From Kota Kinabalu Airport, it is approximately 15 minutes land transfer to Sutera Harbour Marina. From Sutera Harbour Marina, it is a 15-minute journey by speedboat to Gaya Island Resort.   

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