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Gayana Eco Resort , Sabah

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Welcome to Gayana Eco Resort , Sabah ~~~

1 JUL - 31 AUG: Min Stay for 2 nights
 
Hotel Introduction
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Idyllic Gayana Eco Resort is an ecological paradise nestled away in a beautiful bay on the far side of Gaya Island, off the shores of Kota Kinabalu. Crystal clear waters and secluded beaches wrap around the inlet, with lush tropical rainforest and mangrove forming a serene backdrop.

Secluded beaches, calm turquoise waters, lush green landscape. Wake up to the call of exotic birds. Take a leisurely hike through the jungle canopy. Snorkel among colorful marine life. Watch fishes swim by from the privacy of your own balcony. Dine al fresco under the moonlight…… Treat yourself to the tranquility of this little patch of tropical paradise where you can completely unwind and immerse yourself in the natural beauty that surrounds you.
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Room and Accommodation
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All 44 rooms are tastefully furnished and absolutely relaxing with spacious private balconies, and equipped with modern conveniences for your comfort. An elevated wooden boardwalk winds its way past the chalets, lined with flowering bougainvillea and tropical plants.

Room Facilities and Services
  • Minibar-fridge, Safe deposit box in room
  • Private Balcony
  • 29 inch LCD Television
  • Hair-dryer
  • Attached shower with heater
  • Amenities kit
  • Hangers
  • Room service from 07:00 to 22:00
  • Complimentary bottled drinking water
  • Individually controlled air-conditioned
  • Complimentary coffee/tea making facilities
  • 44 luxurious rooms with King/Twin beds
  • Single storey of contemporary tropical style architecture
  • 2 units per building
  • Open deck area
  • Hill view / Resort view / Mangrove view / Sea view
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Facilities
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The resort also features a gift shop, offering a selection of beach wear, leisure wear, handicrafts, postcards and snacks. Conveniently located at the reception lobby, it is popular with guests and visitors alike. Gayana offers non-motorized watersport facilities including canoeing, snorkeling, sea kayaking and scuba diving. Island hopping, fishing and crab catching can also be arranged upon request. As the forest is virtually at your doorstep, you can also go jungle trekking. The challenging 6 Km trial leading from the resort through the thick canopy of high dipterocarp trees to the nearby Malohom Beach is well-marked and can be explored with a guide or on your own.

The resort's ground is also a sanctuary to many of the island's wildlife such as the pied hornbills, long tailed macaques, monitor lizards, wild boars, green imperial pigeons, jungle rats, geckos, snakes, Buffy fish owls and various species of insects. So keep your camera handy…… you'll never know who or what you'll bump into. However, it is important to remember to keep your distance. Do not feed or provoke the animals in any way.

Another important reminder….. Do keep all doors and windows or at least the nettings closed when you leave your room or when you go to bed at night. You surely do not want any uninvited furry or scaly visitors in your room! (just in case)

Swimming in the open sea can be fun, but do watch out for stonefish, sea urchins, scorpion fish and sharp rocks.
This is because the resort is sitting on a reef. Do wear shoes or any other suitable footwear if you insist on swimming in the crystal clear waters. The Nature Pool is just as fun!

Gayana offers you the unique opportunity to observe the various species of giant clam and marine life housed in 19 display aquariums at close range at the Marine Ecology Research Centre (MERC). The MERC focuses on the conservation, rehabilitation and restoration of the coral reefs and its key organism, the giant clam. Several interactive programs are currently being offered to interested guests and visitors, including the Marine Ecology Seminar and Field Trip, Reef Check and Adopt-A-Coral Program. Feel free to talk to our MERC's manager, Mr. Wilson Alex, who is also our resident marine biologist to find out more about the centre and the programs available.

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Dining
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THE ALU ALU SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
The Alu Alu Restaurant offers diners a magnificient view of Malohom Bay and the marine life in the waters surrounding the resort. Here, guests will enjoy a sumptuous meal of some of the freshest and most mouth-watering seafood in Sabah.

The Alu Alu is also available for groups and corporate bookings.

Opening Hours:
07:00 to 10:30 (Breakfast)
11:30 to 14:30 (Lunch)
18:00 to 22:00 (Dinner)

THE FUSION POOLSIDE RESTAURANT
The Fusion Poolside Restaurant is a new addition to Gayana Eco Resort's amenities. Fronting the infinity pool and the sea, guests will be able to relax and dine at the same time.

Opening Hours:
07:00 to 23:00

GAYA LOUNGE
Unwind in style at the Gaya Lounge located at the lobby with your favorite beverage and book or magazine accompanied by a stunning view of the tranquil waves. Books, magazines and newspapers are also readily available for your reading pleasure.

Opening Hours:
10:00 to 22:00

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Location
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Just minutes away from the bustling city, Gayana offers a secluded island escape, designed and operated with nature in mind. Gayana features 22 semi-detached over water chalets built on timber stilts constructed out of sustainable local woods with thatched roofs.

On the secluded cove of Malohom Bay in Pulau Gaya (the biggest island in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marina Park, off the coast of Kota Kinabalu). Access is by dedicated slow boats which operate from Jesselton Point (a newly re-branded Sabah Port Authority ferry terminal as we used to know) directly to the resort. Boat journey takes about 30 minutes.

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