There seams to be a lot of moaning on here for jack all.
You are stuck with know where to go..... Well what do u expect - you are on a island that is covered by a Forrest- if u are expecting to find a shopping mall in the middle then this place is not for you - stay on the mainland.
Granted the food is really expensive - ie one beer, one cocktail a bottle of water and two main meals £70, but I expected this so if you are considering coming here on a budget don't.
People have moaned that u couldn't walk in the forest by yourself - are u fing stupid?!?!? It was only a few weeks ago a British guy died only a few mins away from the camp site , this is not a park and can be very dangerous!
The staff are utterly amazing - ignore all bad reviews they are attentive, friendly and alway a smile on their face!
Jamie who does the nature walk is very knowledgable this is defo worth a try !
Even though we didn't pay for a suit the rooms are amazing - everything is in there.
People have moaned about the walk to the hotel room - I've had worse stop complaining!! My room was the furthest away!!! And I'm a lazy sod !
And I'm giving this place such a glowing review even though on our first night we had to be rushed to another room at one in the morning because a MASSIVE TREE fell and caved in the room right next to us - granted this has never happened before so don't worry!! Everyone was very calm and we felt very safe!
Last but not least there are two ( of my knowledge ) resident monitor lizards living in the pond this is a sight!! I feel humbled to be here this place is so beautiful and I will miss it when I leave - thank you gaya island resort :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gaya Island Resort is located on Pulau Gaya, the largest of a cluster of five islands that form the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, a natural conservation area off the coast of Borneo, close to Kota Kinabalu. Gaya Island Resort has a unique setting: the land is fringed with a golden sandy beach, rocky coastal outcrops, and surrounded by coral reefs. The hilly island landscape is covered with lush tropical rainforest and an abundance of flora and fauna. And to complete this perfect setting, visible in the distance, is the stunning outline of Mount Kinabalu. The guest villa exterior respects Sabahan architecture uses local materials and blends harmoniously with the natural environment. The interior living space is designed with contemporary elegance to create warmth, comfort and a serene indoor setting. Gaya Island Resort is committed to ecologically sustainable practices to minimise the carbon footprint within its environment. Therefore the resort is a walking resort and only minimal motorised vehicles are used for operational purposes. ... more less
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