Just off Kota Kinabalu lies Gaya Island. Situated within the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, Gaya is a generously-sized island, tucked away among mangroves, sandy beaches and coral reefs. This secluded island paradise offers luxurious villas, refined dining and a sumptuous spa.
A hillside hideaway
Gaya’s hillside villas are comfortable retreats, combining modern amenities such as Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and flat screen satellite TVs with spacious, opulent bathrooms and furnished outdoor verandas. Villas are furnished and decorated using locally sourced materials to complement the natural island surroundings. Each has breathtaking views, whether they overlook tropical rainforest, mangroves or the sparkling blue ocean.
Infinite dining choices
Enjoy the casual pool bar and lounge area, where you can lunch or sip a refreshing drink by the infinity pool. Or travel to Tavajun Bay, a private beach just a 5-minute boat trip from the resort, where the daily lunch special is served up in this incomparable setting. Book a private dining experience, where the chefs can deliver delicious food straight to your table in the sand, or relish Japanese specialities at Omakase.
Rooftop Fisherman’s Cove offers fabulous views over Mount Kinabalu, and serves up the freshest seafood dishes, prepared with flair and imagination by expert chefs. Feast Village, located by the lap pool, features open kitchens, showcasing a range of tempting dishes from Japan, Korea, Asia and the West, as well as an on-site bakery.
Rejuvenation and relaxation
Spa Village Gala Island is a decadent retreat, nestled in a fertile, sun-soaked island setting. Both the practices and products used here draw on rich, local traditions of healing. The holistic treatments available aim to restore the balance between mind, body and spirit, leaving you feeling uplifted and invigorated. You can return home relaxed and rejuvenated, after experiencing the unique range of award-winning treatments this delightful spa has to offer.
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