Gayana Eco Resort rests serenely at the edges of a lush jungle forest on a coral reef island off the coast of Borneo. 52 over water tropical villas are architecturally designed to enhance the soothing sounds of the surf below while capturing the enduring vistas of Mt. Kinabalu on the distant horizon. The traditional simplicity of the Borneo architectural style blends seamlessly with the comforts and needs of the most sophisticated and discerning luxury traveller. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner at one of their great restaurants, or indulge in a fine meal in the comfort of your own villa. Recreational facilities include a luxurious spa and a swimming pool.
At its heart, the resort is about protecting and re-generating the precious Marine Ecology, and the only such property to feature its own, on-site Marine Ecology Research Centre passionately propagating endangered Giant Clams and restoring natural coral reefs; where guests of all ages actively participate in restoring vibrant life back to once damaged ocean floors. Striking the perfect balance of forward thinking ecology and indulgent luxury, Gayana pampers both the body and the enlightened soul.
The rolling hills and dense tropical jungle of Gayana provide the setting for the spacious Rainforest Villa. Unwind on your large outdoor deck fitted with plush seaside fittings. They are equipped with a mini bar, air conditioning, LCD TV with DVD player, in-room safe, coffee and tea making facilities, and complimentary Wi-Fi internet access.
A comfortable terrace at the Lagoon Villa offers a breathtaking view of the Gayana Eco Resort, made more spectacular as night approaches when the island's huts and villas are illuminated in unison. They are equipped with a mini bar, air conditioning, LCD TV with DVD player, in-room safe, coffee and tea making facilities, and complimentary Wi-Fi internet access.
Mangrove Villas provide a charming view of the island's tropical mangroves, home to several species of unique creatures. Enjoy brief but delightful sightings of island life such as hornbills or sea eagles as you observe the ocean, the island and all its glorious sights and sounds, all from the comfort of your villa's window. They are equipped with a mini bar, air conditioning, LCD TV with DVD player, in-room safe, coffee and tea making facilities, and complimentary Wi-Fi internet access.
A rare sensorial experience awaits guests at the Ocean Villa, which allows an uninhibited view of the sea as it stretches off into blue infinity. Pristine waters and gleaming coral reefs set the tone for your backyard, and a private balcony offers direct access to the water. They are equipped with a mini bar, air conditioning, LCD TV with DVD player, in-room safe, coffee and tea making facilities, and complimentary Wi-Fi internet access.
Representing the very pinnacle of Gayana Eco Resort's accommodations, the Palm Villa is a marriage of Bornean simplicity and contemporary opulence. Steps leading into the water create an invitation for a swim. These villas feature a glass floor that allows you to look directly in the water and expansive interiors give you all the space and furnishings you need to lounge in luxury. They are equipped with a plunge pool, mini bar, air conditioning, LCD TV with DVD player, in-room safe, coffee and tea making facilities, and complimentary Wi-Fi internet access.
Perched above the water in its own special corner of the resort, Alu-Alu's overwater seating presents a prime opportunity to enjoy a calm sea breeze and the gentle lapping of waves as you savour a feast of some of the country's finest Chinese seafood. Their recipes are prepared from ingredients taken from their own organic fish farm, ensuring a dining experience that offers only the freshest seafood. Pick from live options kept in 28 glass display tanks, or order something straight off the menu – either way promises delicious treats for lunch or dinner.
Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Macac presents western fusion food with a distinctly Malaysian twist. Dishes include a tremendous range of innovative items given new life with the many different methods and exotic ingredients found in Asian cooking. Be sure to try their special pizzas, made in the restaurant's very own wood-fired oven, with unique ingredients and flavours that take the classic Italian dish in a decidedly different but delicious direction.
The Latitude Lounge acts as the perfect setting for every occasion. Comfortable furniture, soothing traditional music, and panoramic views of the ocean, the islands and clear skies give the lounge a truly relaxing atmosphere and is the best venue for viewing Sabah's idyllic sunsets.
Nothing completes the perfect island holiday more than a luxurious trip to the spa. The Solace Spa draws on a combination of traditional Asian and western treatments, incorporating the intrinsic restorative powers of indigenous plants, oils, and ingredients and a selection of natural formulations from the world-renowned Kerstin Flovian line of products. Solace's trained team of therapists puts these materials to good use, applying them in a variety of massages, scrubs, and facials.
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