A place unlike most others in the world, Gayana Eco Resort – part of the Lifestyle collection of Preferred Hotels & Resorts – is serenely situated on a lush tropical island just off the coast of Borneo. This enchanting Malaysia destination above all else strives to protect and regenerate the precious marine ecology that surrounds it, but in doing so has created an epically alluring retreat. Its accommodations are set in 52 overwater villas, designed specifically to capture the best of the azure sea below and emerald jungle vistas above. The on-site Marine Ecology Research Center works with endangered species and natural coral reefs, allowing guests to participate in further propagating this beautiful local life. As for your stay, suites feature oversize showers, individually controlled air-conditioning, and complimentary bottled drinking water—plus the necessary modern amenities like wireless internet access and a flat-panel television to keep you as connected as you please.
Being on an island grants you access to incredible activities and recreational options, and Gayana Eco Resort provides everything you need to get going. Take a kayak through the brilliant blue waters, exploring mangroves and observing fantastic flora and fauna on your journey. Under the sea's surface lies a breathtaking world waiting for discovery, so go for a snorkel or scuba dive to get a truly close-up encounter. Gayana Eco Resort's own tropical rainforest offers land-lovers an amazing place to hike and adventure with an experienced local guide. Of course, you can always choose to simply sunbathe and indulge in the surroundings' splendor. Two resort restaurants cater to fine tastes and pleasures, including gourmet fare at Alu Alu Seafood and Western-Malaysian fusion at Macac Restaurant. Unwind with a cocktail at Latitude Lounge, which also offers small bites and wood-fired pizzas for casual diners. With the perfect balance of luxury and ecological embrace, Gayana Eco Resort is an experience that promises to be wholly gratifying.