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    Gaya Island Resort

    Malohom Bay, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park | Jesselton Point, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Pulau Gaya 88000, Malaysia
    011 60 3-2783 1000
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    • Average12%
    • Poor4%
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    “fisherman's cove” (106 reviews)
    “private beach” (215 reviews)
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    Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

    We booked the resort for a relaxing beach holiday as part of our honeymoon. Staff couldn't have been nicer or more welcoming. From start to finish we felt pampered and spoilt. Great spa facilities, water activities , exquisite food, stunning villas and wildlife. Couldn't fault...More

    1  Thank Christoph F
    Response from Dennis_Gordienko, General Manager at Gaya Island ResortResponded 27 September 2017

    Dear Christoph F , Thank you for taking the time to write such a glowing review and for sharing it with the TripAdvisor community. We are delighted to hear that you had perfect and memorable honeymoon here in our Tropical Paradise. We strive for heartfelt...More

    Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

    We stayed here with our 12 year old son. The room was lovely, with a dressing area and large bathroom. Had a large balcony with a seating area and wonderful view. It was a bit of a steep walk to our room but not a...More

    1  Thank CaleyS
    Response from Dennis_Gordienko, General Manager at Gaya Island ResortResponded 27 September 2017

    Dear CaleyS , Thank you very much for choosing YTL Hotels for your holiday. We all were happy reading that you had a relaxing end of your holiday here at Gaya Island Resort. Our consistent aim is to provide a harmonious combination of relaxation and...More

    Reviewed 25 September 2017

    An amazing resort in a beautiful setting with fantastic, friendly staff. They were mostly really understanding with my need for gluten free food and if you spoke directly to the chefs at the buffet they knew exactly what I could and couldn't eat as well...More

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    Thank Sarah-Jane M
    Response from Dennis_Gordienko, General Manager at Gaya Island ResortResponded 27 September 2017

    Dear Sarah-Jane M, Thank very much for choosing Gaya Island Resort as your holiday destination and for taking the time to share your truly fantastic experience with the online community. We are delighted to read that you found our setting being beautiful with fantastic, friendly...More

    Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

    Just back from a couple of weeks at YTL Gaya Island Resort. Can't recommend this place highly enough, the location, facilities and staff are world class. That said, a few tips. Make sure you get a wifi dongle from reception and have a USB charger...More

    Thank Gary L
    Response from Dennis_Gordienko, General Manager at Gaya Island ResortResponded 25 September 2017

    Dear Gary L Thank you very much for choosing YTL Hotels for your holiday. I was delighted to read that you found Gaya Island Resort to be a "Wonderful Place". We always appreciate when our valued guests share their feedback as it makes the service...More

    Reviewed 24 September 2017

    This resort seems to divide opinion on whether it is a great resort or not. We certainly didn't encounter some of the issues that our fellow guests had but it was far from a 5* experience for us. Cons: The main gripe was that it...More

    Thank Nigel_TCT
    Response from Dennis_Gordienko, General Manager at Gaya Island ResortResponded 25 September 2017

    Dear Nigel_TCT, Thank you for taking the time to sharing your experience with the Tripadvisor community. We are delighted to hear that you found our island to be fabulous and enjoy your short time with us. We take all guest comments very seriously and use...More

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    Response from Sarah-Jane M | Reviewed this property |
    Yup we did most of our dives with a gay couple who didn’t seem to have any problems that I know of.
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    Response from Tamar C | Reviewed this property |
    The snorkelling at Tavajun Bay is different. The boat leaves about every hour from 10.30am to the bay and you can snorkel independently. The snorkelling trip takes you to another island with a guide. Everything can be... More
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