Gayana Eco Resort – Malaysia

161741_15091013350035849181A 5-star resort which prides itself on being an eco friendly paradise, the Gayana Eco Resort is a great option for those seeking a down to earth, yet luxury vacation that supports environmentally friendly practices while still offering all the comforts of home and more. Found on the Gaya Island area of Kota Kinabalu, guests will also find themselves close to the city's attractions and amenities alongside the ones that the resort itself offers.

With 52 different overwater rooms to choose from, guests will find different themes throughout, helping to create more of a personal feel. The rooms themselves are large in size with direct access into ocean, adding even more charm to each. On-site guests will also find a spa, swimming pool, water sports and dining options.


Gayana Eco Resort is located in Malaysia and just a short drive and ferry ride from the Kota Kinabalu International Airport.


Overwater bungalows: 52
Beds: 1 Kingsize or 2 Twins
Area: 816 sq ft (75 m²)
Wi-Fi: Yes
Entertainment system: 32″ LCD TV and DVD system
Room service: Yes

Special room features

  • Frette linens
  • Large showers
  • Luxury bathroom amenities
  • Air-conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Complimentary beer and soft drinks
  • Private balcony
  • Direct access to the water
  • Complimentary bottled drinking water
  • Coffee and tea making area
  • In-room safe


  • Low season online specials from US$379 per night
  • High season online specials from US$432 per night

*Speedboat return transfer from the Kota Kinabalu International Airport :US$79 per adult

Restaurants and bars

  • Alu Alu Seafood
  • Macac Restaurant
  • Latitude Lounge
  • Functions
  • Private Dining

Resort features

  • Marine Environment Education Programme
  • PADI Dive Centre
  • Water Sports
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba Diving
  • Tours (half day, full day, multiple days)
  • Airport transfer
  • Swimming pool
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service


The on-site Solace Spa uses a combination of traditional Asian and Western treatments and massages.

Nearby activities

  • Jungle Trekking
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba Diving

What the reviews say

With consistently great reviews, the Gayana Eco Resort receives high praise over and over again, which is a great sign for any resort. Guests here draw recognition to the resorts friendly staff, delicious dining options and resort features and activities. Others state their love for the marine education programme and how they learned more than they thought they would.

Getting there

To reach the Gayana Eco Resort you'll first need to fly into the Kota Kinabalu International Airport and then take a car for about 15 to 20 minutes to the Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal. Once there you'll find the Gayana Sales & Reservations Office where you'll then take a ferry to the resort.

Video tour of a water villa at the Gayana Eco Resort

Photo Gallery of the Gayana Eco Resort