Situated on the island of Pulau Gaya within the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park in Borneo, Gaya Island Resort is a natural sanctuary nestled in the hillside of an ancient rainforest. The 120 hillside villas and one two-bedroom suite respects Sabahan elements and blends harmoniously with the natural environment while interiors are designed with a contemporary elegance. Integrated within the mangroves is Spa Village, offering spa programmes that reflect the region's ancient healing practices while restoring balance to alleviate modern stresses. Discoveries, authentic experiences and a closeness with the natural world all prevail across the resort's land and seascape, offering travellers and families an escape that is distinctively Borneo.
The resort is home to a resident naturalist who is available to lead guided nature trails through the pristine jungle just behind the hotel. An on-site marine biologist introduces guests to his conservation efforts, working to protect the local turtle habitats and hatching events, and offers guided snorkelling trips to discover life beneath the waves on the coral reefs that fringe the island.
Thank you Stef for our gift of adopting an orangutan! It was a lovely surprise to come home to and yet another fantastic touch which only Regent seems to manage.