Gayana Eco Resort

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Average rate: $224 - Hotel class: 5 stars
Malohom Bay Gaya Island, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

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Gayana Eco Resort Kota Kinabalu Reviews

Geoffreyian Geoffrey…
1 reviews
Friendly, safe, relaxing, and helping the environment Jul 26, 2013
Earlier this year, I traveled to Kota Kinabalu with my girlfriend. We were looking for a resort that was a bit remote with a romantic atmosphere. Gayana Eco Resort offered both. The resort has a somewhat stiff price per night ($600 USD), but it was absolutely worth it. The villas are perched directly over the water. From your back patio, you can bask in the warm sun or slip into the calm waters. We moored our kayaks (complimentary) to the patio and traveled around the resort via the water.

The resort is nestled in between the pacific ocean and a lush jungle on the backside. Every sunrise, macaque monkeys would zip around, exploring the resort and villas with tenacity and devilish curiosity.

Gayana is in the midst of creating new coral reefs by erecting underwater steel frames and then sending a low-voltage current through steel. In short, limestone (coral building block) bonds to the frames and seems to speed up coral growth. A feel-good story.

The service is warm and personalized (including the front desk, concierge, room service and, both restaurants). One thing to note with the restaurants though: steer towards the local dishes as these are prepared really well--the western dishes and Chinese dishes were average at best.
aerial view
night view from the back patio
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Gayana Eco Resort Overview

This Kota Kinabalu hotel is located about 20 minutes outside the city proper. Situated near the Marine Ecology Research Center, the area surrounding the Gayana Eco Resort is suited toward eco-tourism. In the nearby city, there are all the amenities one would expect of a bustling metropolis, including several large shopping centers and a great many cultural attractions. The city itself provides numerous transportation options. The Gayana Eco Resort is located approximately one half hour away from the Kota Kinabalu International Airport. Taxis and public transit are ample within the city.

The accommodations at the Gayana Eco Resort consist of 44 villas. They are appointed with luxury furnishings and amenities.

Guests of this hotel have access to two restaurants. The Gayana Eco Resort specializes in seafood entrees. The hotel also offers its guests the opportunity to get below the surface of the ocean by providing a scuba and water sports center on the premises. The hotel is surrounded by rainforest and is proximate to the beach.

Gayana Eco Resort Amenities

  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Disabled Access
  • Concierge
  • Tour Desk
  • Massage / Beauty Centre
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Babysitting / Child Services
  • Air Conditioned
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Sauna
  • Mini Bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • In Room Movies
  • Porters
  • Wake-up Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Private beach
  • Laundry service
  • Shops
  • Excursions
  • Garden
  • Beach (Direct Access)
  • Water Activities
  • Billiards
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing
  • Bird Watching
  • Kayaking
  • Hiking
  • Diving Centre
  • Photocopier
  • Desk
  • Ticket Service
  • Facsimile
  • Audio/Visual Equipment
  • Disabled Accessible Rooms
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Spa & Wellness Centre
  • Body Treatments
  • Facial Treatments
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Bathrobes
  • Shower
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Child Pool
  • Pool Outdoor
  • Kids Club
  • Coffee Shop/Cafeteria
  • Picnic Area/Tables
  • Luggage Storage
  • Souvenirs/Gift Shop
  • No Parking

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