November 10, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.
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Gayana Marine Resort in Pulau Gaya, Malaysia
A place unlike most others in the world, Gayana Marina 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 only such property to feature its own, on-site Marine Ecology Research Center on-site Marine working 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 Marina 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. Marina 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. The resort restaurants cater to fine tastes and pleasures, including gourmet seafood and Western-Malaysian fusion cuisines. Unwind with a cocktail at the lounge, which also offers small bites and wood-fired pizzas for casual diners. With the perfect balance of luxury and ecological embrace, Gayana Marina Resort is an experience that to be wholly gratifying.
Location of Gayana Marine Resort
Nearest Airport: BKI
Amenities for Gayana Marine Resort
- General Information
- Ecologically Sustainable Practices
- Bar & Lounge
- On-Site Amenities
- Spa on Property
- In-Room Amenities
- Complimentary WiFi
- Scuba Diving
- Ecological Excursions
- Eco Friendly Luxury Vacations
- Overwater Bungalows
Reviews for Gayana Marine Resort
We loved Gayana, the location was beautiful and the villas were lovely. We were happy to spend our time snorkeling with the incredible amount of tropical fish around the resort and relax on our private balcony surrounded by the sea. Food was delicious and a great kids menu too. Complementary cocktail each evening was a nice touch, plus they organized a special table and a birthday cake for my husband's birthday. Staff were all friendly and helpful. A visit to the Marine Ecology Research Centre is worthwhile, the staff were really informative and we planted some coral so the children feel really involved in protecting the sea and marine life for the future. A perfect few days. It would be good if they changed the small plastic water bottles for something more eco though. The massage from Tina was one of the best I've ever had, with the BEST view - highly recommended.
I visited Gayana Eco Resort in October with my daughter after doing a tour of Borneo. It was the perfect place to relax before our trip home. Beautiful accommodation, food and scenery. Staff were also lovely. Highly recommended. We only had one night but could have stayed longer if we'd only had the time.
Despite having to cancel my booking for health reasons, only 1 day after booking, the hotel were completely uncompromising on their 'no refund' policy and would not return 1 penny of the very expensive cost of our planned stay. I was extremely disappointed with their attitude to this. It seems very short-sighted for a hotel as expensive as this.
My partner and I spent 3 lovely, memorable nights at Gayana Eco Resort. When we arrived, knowing it was my birthday, we were immediately informed that we had be been upgraded for free to a Palm Villa, which included a living room, glass bottom floor and private pool. The room was absolutely gorgeous and luxury to the core. During our stay, we utilized several amenities, including the spa and dive center, where we both got massages and went diving - our experiences were amazing and we were truly sad to leave. Aside from seeing SEVERAL species of fish all over the property (water was crystal clear), we also saw exotic birds and I saw a monkey. The property has two or three resort dogs (I named one "Mister" and cuddled with him daily lol) and a cat, and they are so sweet. The food was wonderful and affordable - we ate at both restaurants - as were the drinks. One amazing perk is that your first cocktail is complementary and from 5-7 every day, certain cocktails are 50% off. The staff was so friendly and hospitable - no ask was too much trouble. The only tiny downsides were that the room's air conditioner wasn't too strong and it was often hot in the villa, and the staff at the restaurants were a bit slow to bring out food/drinks. Other than these tiny issues, this property is truly paradise brought to life - you'll escape reality for a short time and enjoy all the natural beauty around you.
David R - New York
We visited Gayana Eco Resort in August and was made to feel like we were VIP's, we had 5 wonderful days. Accomodation was beautiful, staff exceptional the Manager Andrew made us feel like we had none him personally. Gayana offers you two holidays in one as there is two seperate resorts on opposite side's of the Island with free boat rides to either one. Gayana offers water sports, snorkelling, tracks, tree top walks and a marine learning centre or just a break from the world outside. Compered to the other islands Gayana is the best most of the other Islands are full and Imean full of asian tourists snorkelling in a lot of their own plastic, they need to learn to look after the country more. Gayana could teach them a lot about what a tourist area should be like. Dont miss out try this beautiful, friendly and peaceful Resort.
Beverly C - Perth, Australia