Gayana Eco Resort

Malohom Bay, Gaya IslandKota Kinabalu88000Malaysia
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About Gayana Eco Resort

Gayana Eco Resort boasts waterfront accommodations in Gaya Island with a full-service Solace Spa, outdoor pool, and two hot tubs. The hotel features free Wi-Fi throughout the property and offers a complimentary ferry terminal shuttle.

Understated luxury best describes the modern-equipped rooms. Amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV with DVD player, minibar, coffee/tea making facilities, and a personal safe. The beds are dressed with premium linens and a down comforter. For added comfort, guests are also provided with bathrobes and slippers, and free bottled water.

Guests can enjoy many activities onsite, including diving, snorkelling, kayaking, and stand up paddle boarding. To simply rest and unwind, there is also a garden, patio, and library open to all visitors.

Located onsite, Macac Restaurant serves fusion cuisine, while Alu Alu specialises in Chinese and seafood dishes.

Gayana Eco Resort is located within walking distance to Wisma Merdeka and the Gaya Street Sunday Market. Downtown Kota Kinabalu is a 20-minute drive away.


Malohom Bay, Gaya Island, Kota Kinabalu, 88000, Malaysia
Telephone: +60 (88) 442233 | Fax: +60 (88) 475714 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Bell service
  • Bungalows
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Direct beach access
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Washing machine
  • Wellness center / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing board
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Beauty salon
  • Body treatments
  • Massage
  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Childcare / Babysitting
  • Kids' club

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Relaxing Resort

This resort boasts a relaxing atmosphere, fantastic accommodations, and friendly staff. The rooms are described as clean and comfortable, and equipped with all the basic necessities, modern amenities, and luxurious extras. Guests especially appreciated the complimentary minibar with drinks. Guests also found the complimentary shuttle service to the ferry terminal very convenient. An airport shuttle service is also available but for a fee.

Dining Delight

Make sure to try out both restaurants during your stay. Guests were repeatedly impressed with the varied menus and also the excellent breakfast. Every dish is held to high expectations so you can expect a delicious, creative, and beautifully presented plate each time.

So Much To Do

You definitely won't be bored here. There are lots of activities for everyone to enjoy, and many of them are complimentary, including snorkelling, kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding. There is also a PADI diving centre onsite. When you're ready to try something land based, you can take a shuttle to the sister resort Bunga Raya, which offers a jungle trekking trail and canopy walk. If you prefer to keep it simple, you can also enjoy the lovely pool.

Negative Reviews

Not So Clear Waters

Even though this is an eco-friendly property, the beach does not give that impression. Guests were a bit disappointed to see trash floating in the water on many occasions, likely from the nearby city or marina. In addition, the waters are subject to seasonal algae blooms, which are harmless but make snorkelling difficult to impossible to enjoy.

Wi-Fi Woes

The Wi-Fi is not always the best. Guests repeatedly complain about the internet being slow, unstable, and a bit annoying at times.

Rating Overview

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8.1 out of 10 based on 637 reviews