The Gayana Eco Resort rests at the edges of a lush coral reef island off the coast of Borneo. 52 over water villas are architecturally designed to enhance the sounds of the surf below while capturing the enduring vistas of Mt. Kinabalu on the horizon. At its heart, the resort is about protecting the precious Marine Ecology and the only property with an on-site Marine Ecology Research Centre passionately propagating endangered Giant Clams and restoring natural coral reefs; where guests of all ages participate in restoring vibrant life back to once damaged ocean floors. There are two restaurants located at the resort focusing on fine Chinese seafood cuisines and Malaysian dishes with a twist. Recreational facilities include a luxourious spa and a swimming pool.
The Kota Kinabalu International Airport is located some 10 minutes away from the state capital of Sabah. The second busiest airport in Malaysia, the airport is a hub for many international and domestic arrivals. A quick drive from the airport will take you to the Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal, and from there, it's just a matter of hopping on the next boat out to Gayana Eco Resort. The resort rests at the edges of a lush coral reef island off the coast of Borneo and dedicates its time to protecting the precious Marine Ecology and is the only property with an on-site Marine Ecology Research Centre.
The Rainforest Villa is 95 square meters set amongst rolling hills and the dense tropical jungle of Gayana. Unwind in your large outdoor deck fitted with plush seaside fittings as the cool jungle breeze and the gentle chirping of cicadas lull you to restful slumber after a long day of indulging in water sports, trekking, or any other exciting activities offered by the property. The Rainforest Villa is a truly invigorating option for all lovers of nature.
The Lagoon Villa features a comfortable terrace and offers breathtaking view of the Gayana Eco Resort and is even a more spectacular site at night when the island's huts and villas are illuminated in unison. Marvel at the soothing sight of a tranquil sea dotted by lush tropical islands, and perhaps even see a glimpse of Sabah's iconic Mount Kinabalu as it looms off in the horizon. The room is 700 sq. feet featuring a private balcony, king or twin bed settings, an in room safe, a luxurious bathroom including a large shower and amenities, a mini bar, air conditioning, and a 32" LCD television and DVD system.
The Mangrove Villa provides a charming view of the island's tropical mangroves, home to several species of unique creatures. The villa makes an ideal dwelling for the more romantic or thoughtful traveler, as the villa's vantage and serene surroundings present the perfect opportunity for restful meditation. 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. The room is 720 sq. feet featuring a private balcony with direct access to the water, king or twin bed settings, an in room safe, a luxurious bathroom including a large shower and amenities, a mini bar, air conditioning, and a 32" LCD television and DVD system.
The Ocean Villa 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 should you be in the mood for a refreshing dip. Savour a tantalising meal when you rise, delivered by our special Breakfast Boat straight to your balcony. This is the ideal villa for those who feel an affinity for the sea. The room is 816 sq. feet featuring a king or twin bed settings, an in room safe, a luxurious bathroom including a large shower and amenities, a mini bar with complimentary beer and soft drinks, air conditioning, and a 32" LCD television and DVD system.
The Palm Villa represents the very pinnacle of Gayana Eco Resort's accommodations. It is a marriage of Bornean simplicity and contemporary opulence. Steps leading into the water create an invitation for a swim, though guests are also free to take a dip in the Jacuzzi or plunge pool. A sanctuary in the villa features 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. This is the perfect island dwelling for complete and utmost rest and relaxation. The room is 1500 sq. feet featuring a king size bed, private balcony with direct access to the water, an outside plunge pool and deck, butler service, an in room safe, luxurious bathroom amenities with large double showers and double bath tub, air conditioning, a mini bar with complimentary beer and soft drinks, an espresso machine, and 32" LCD television and DVD system.
The Alu Alu Seafood Restaurant is 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. The 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. Alu-Alu is committed to sustainable aquaculture and does not serve shark's fin products.
The Macac Restaurant is 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. Located by the resort's swimming pool, Macac allows you to enjoy any of a variety of exciting dishes as you laze by the water. Be sure to try our 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.
Latitude Lounge is ideal for an essential business meeting or just a simple casual afternoon of drinks and snacks with friends and loved ones. The lounge acts as the perfect setting featuring comfortable furniture, soothing traditional music and the panoramic views of the ocean, the island and the clear skies give the lounge a truly relaxing atmosphere and is the best venue for viewing Sabah's idyllic sunsets.
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. Bask in the tranquil beauty of an azure ocean as they take you to new levels of total relaxation, and indulge in any of a number of special packages, including our signature treatments, which are tailored to the needs of each of Solace's valued guests.
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