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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed December 19, 2012

I was here with my wife after attempting to climb mount KK to relax. Clear waters where fishes can be seen right on your balcony or door step. There is also a free shuttle by water taxi service to nearby Bunga Raya resort where we had dinner on the beach. Overall an amazing experience made more memorable as there is...

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Macau, China
Reviewed November 19, 2012

Went for 5 days, doing the spa package with my best friend, we stayed on one of the huts over the water..lovely concept, not that good in reality. The resort backs onto the jungle so we were constantly harassed by the monkeys who seriously thought our food, books and drinks were theirs…they just couldn't accept the fact that we wanted...

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TomasAndersen, General Manager at Gayana Eco Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, listening to our guest is the only way we can improve on our product and service delivery. Being an eco resort and trying to live in harmony with nature we must share our space with the local wildlife, including Macac monkeys. These can seem territorial, but if we apply common sense when they are around...

Amman, Jordan
Reviewed November 17, 2012

We arrived at KK quite late in the evening but the resort was extremely accommodating and made getting to the ferry and the resort very smooth and easy. We booked a Palm Villa for 5 nights and had a blast. We loved the villa particularly the bathroom and deck. The little plunge pool did get a bit of sun but...

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Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Reviewed November 5, 2012

We starter off our trip through Sabah by relaxing at this great resort just off Kota Kinabalu (although it feels like you're way away from any city!). We got the mid range bungalows on stilts and were VERY happy with the room and the view! Lots of fishes swimming just under our balcony and crystal clear water everywhere! Staff was...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed October 27, 2012

We stayed here in March, and had a fantastic time. We stayed in the ocean view room which was definitely worth the extra money to have breakfast delivered by boat to a private veranda, and to be able to snorkel directly from the room. The room itself was very well designed and decorated, with lots of nice touches like robes...

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed October 25, 2012

A great resort on a beautiful island where you can relax and enjoy the peace. The staff were friendly, very helpful in a relaxed way. There are a lot to do suchas snorkeling, kayaking and jungle trekking. There is also a research center, where we adopted a coral which have been planted into the sea. We loved the place and...

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1Thank Annika T
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed October 23, 2012 via mobile

I stayed in ocean villa for two nights. The resort provides snorkeling equipment and rowing boat but don't expect the sea water is as clear as those in Maldives. The marine center is informative and swim pool is beautiful. Be reminded to shut the room door and balcony door because naughty monkeys will come into your room to steal your...

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3Thank Lkyuki
Reviewed October 23, 2012

Spent eight dellghtfull days enjoying the resort, no crowds except for the fish! Went snorkelling, kayaking, scuba, swimming, enjoying the great dining and exploring. You can take a free boat to the more intimate Bunga Reya Island sister resort nearby and enjoy the beautiful tropical gardens. We de-stressed so easily yet had so much time for activities. The Marine Ecology...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed October 19, 2012 via mobile

Gayana is absolute paradise. The view from our balcony will stay in my memory forever. The ocean villa was stunning. They provide you with water & soft drinks each day. Snorkelling was great - lots of beautiful fish to see. We didn't see any rubbish in the water even after some overnight rain. The pool was also lovely. The staff...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed September 13, 2012

We had a perfect stay here for our honeymoon. The rooms are lovely, views beautiful and staff very friendly. Also did a trip to their sister resort, Bunga Raya, that was stunning also. We hope to go back oneday.

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  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Gayana Eco Resort rests serenely at the edges of Gaya Island off the coast of Borneo. 52 over water villas designed to enhance the soothing sounds of the surf, while capturing the enduring vistas of Mt. Kinabalu on the distant horizon. At its heart is about protecting and re-generating our precious Marine Ecology, and the only property to feature its own Marine Ecology Research Centre propagating Giant Clams and restoring damaged coral reefs. Striking the perfect balance of forward thinking ecology and indulgent luxury which pampers both the body and the enlightened soul. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gayana Eco Resort

Address: Malohom Bay | Gaya Island, Pulau Gaya 88778, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Pulau Gaya
Price Range: $204 - $513 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Gayana Eco Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 44
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Gayana Eco Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Gayana Resort
Gayana Eco Resort Malaysia/Pulau Gaya
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“Palm Villa”
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“What ever suits your budget all excellent !”
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“Choose the Palm Villa - it is an order of magnitude better than all other accommodation at the resort.”
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“The rooms are all fine”
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“Ocean View”
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