We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Gayana Eco Resort

Certificate of Excellence
Hotel website
Malohom Bay | Gaya Island, Pulau Gaya 88778, Malaysia
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Gayana Eco Resort
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Gayana Eco Resort
Write a Review

298 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    141
    84
    35
    17
    21
See reviews for
54
167
8
2
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (75)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (298)
  • Mar-May only
    (67)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (87)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (78)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (66)
All months
Hong Kong, China
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The resort is located @ the Gayana island. The room and pool is nice for a sun and beach holiday. Spa and restaurant inside highly recommended. Don't forget to visit the preservation center inside the resort.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hong Kong, China
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here as bday trip which led as most memorable moments. Lagoon villa was upgraded into seaview villa, friendly polite staffs upon request early check in and ferry services was provide which is highly appreciated. Good food with table live music while dining. Breakfast with style, arrived to our private balcony on a special constructed breakfast boat which was unique... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dear all, My family and I had recently stayed there during the Easter holidays. This was a family vacation with a young child. We had booked the Palm Villa. We were surprised when we arrived to find that the villa did not have any door guards/bolts/chains for you to lock from the inside. This is a requirement of 5-star hotel... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 21
TomasAndersen, General Manager at Gayana Eco Resort, responded to this review

Dear Fiana, It is with disappointment that I read your recent comments on trip advisor about security issues relating to your recent stay at Gayana Eco Resort. For the benefit of all our readers I feel the need to put the record straight. During our meeting we did not dismiss your story, but told you that we needed time to... More 

Paris, France
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An outstanding experience in a fabulous place. The Gayan Eco Resort Team and it's Management have been extraordinary warm and available. Thanks to the General Manager (Andrea) for his openess and the very good job done in managing this exeptional place in the wonderfull Sabah. Filippo & Priscilla

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The magic starts on arrival! The staff are amazing, welcoming and a nice crisp cool face cloth is perfect! After a couple of minutes we are escorted to our villa. The walk to the Vila is also a tour of the resort, which was nice. On arrival to our villa, the music is playing and the staff member gives us... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Gayana for 3 great nights. From the moment we arrived until the moment we left the staff colours not have been more helpful. Beautiful apartment that you just walked into the sea. Such a relaxing place and the views with the backdrop of the rain Forrest are spectacular.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Johannesburg, South Africa
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The hubby is working in Sarawak and we wanted to make a break for the weekend. We found Gayana on Tripadvisor and made the booking. What a lovely weekend; The staff is helpful and friendly and spoke good enough english for us to understand each other. The Solace Spa at Gayana has a beautiful view and the treatments were enjoyable.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Quality of water was not good vs. other islands, and our stay coincided with the red tide, and therefore we ended up not being able to get into the water. Swimming pool is small, but OK given there were only a handful of guests. Trekking at a charge of 50MYR per person for a 45min walk and had to be... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Andrea B, Manager at Gayana Eco Resort, responded to this review

Dear Mrs Jayne, thank you very much for your comments in relation to your recent stay at Gayana Eco Resort. We are extremely sorry about the water conditions that you had experienced during your stay. The red tide phenomenon is one totally out of our control and your frustration is also ours. During that period we had many guests in... More 

Shanghai, China
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I was in KK for a conference and wanted a few days of relaxation beforehand. I had looked at this resort before and thought it was terribly overpriced. In the end, I found a better deal on Agoda than what the hotel originally quoted me but it was still pricey. I decided to book an Ocean Villa because I wanted... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Armidale. NSW
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We paid the extra and had an ocean villa room (the non-ocean views looked somewhat claustrophobic but we didn't go inside). So you have a beautiful spacious room with floor to ceiling glass looking over the China Sea and islands. Your own private jetty you can swim from with lots of different fish. Very comfortable sun lounges on the deck,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

363 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (347)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (32)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (51)
Viewed
Dining (29)
Viewed
Room/suite (59)
Viewed
View from room (18)
Viewed
Bathroom (6)
Viewed
Family/play areas (3)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (3)
Viewed
0:57
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (145)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (16)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (5)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (6)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Price Your Stay