Get an overview of this hotelOn-site Marine Ecology Research Center

Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
Laundry facilities
Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
24-hour front desk

Waterfront

Located on the coast of Malaysia, Gayana Marine Resort is 1.8 km from Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, 6 km from Likas Stadium, and 6.1 km from Sabah State Mosque.

Full-service health spa

The Gayana Marine Resort features an on-site Marine Ecology Research Center, 4 dining options, a full-service health spa, swimming, diving, kayaking, and children's programs.

Villas with Wi-Fi

Each of the 52 villas is set over the water and outfitted with an LCD TV, CD & DVD players, minibar, complimentary bottled water, comfy sofa bed, and free wireless Internet.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Located on the coast of Malaysia, the water-front Gayana Marine Resort has a Marine Ecology Research Center on-site. The resort has a host of recreational activities, including swimming, Pilates, and yoga classes, kayaking, scuba diving, jungle trekking, boating, rowboat, snorkeling, and programs specially designed for children. There are 4 restaurants on site, offering Malaysian and Western fare in both casual and gourmet settings. Outdoor, waterfront dining and 24-hour room service are also available and complimentary breakfast is offered daily. The Gayana Marine Resort also has a full-service health Solace Spa, which uses marine-based mineral treatments for processes of soothing and rejuvenation. Additional property amenities include a 24-hour front desk, picnic area, pool table, multilingual staff, childcare service with a surcharge, and business services. Gayanan Marine Resort also provides an airport shuttle for a surcharge.

  • Library 
  • Picnic area 
  • Free ferry terminal shuttle 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Number of spa tubs - 2 
  • Full-service spa 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Marina on site 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Billiards or pool table 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Health club 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Children's pool 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free reception 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Concierge services 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Total number of rooms - 52 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 57 
  • Wedding services 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Garden 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Room Amenities

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Hair dryer (on request) 
  • DVD player 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • In-room safe 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Patio 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Phone 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Slippers 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • LCD TV 
  • Desk 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Sofa bed 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • HDTV 
  • Down comforter 
  • Frette Italian sheets 

Where to Eat

Alu Alu Seafood - Serves Chinese seafood dishes with seating that extends over the water. Tropical fish tanks add to the restaurant's aquatic ambience. Ingredients on the menu come from the restaurant's own organic fish farm.

Macac Restaurant - This restaurant offers Western fusion fare with a Malaysian influence. It serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner from its poolside location.

Latitude Lounge - The lounge features a manager's cocktail reception, with traditional Malaysian music. Open after 5 PM, it serves drinks and snacks and has an ocean view.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snorkeling on site 
  • Ecotours on site 
  • Rowing or canoeing on site 
  • Hiking/biking trails on site 
  • Scuba diving on site 
  • Kayaking on site 
  • Sailing nearby 

Spa Services

The Solace Spa is outfitted with treatment rooms, private showers, and spa tubs. Treatments are designed with all-natural marine-based products, designed to reduce signs of aging and rejuvenate the body, mind, and soul.

  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Number of treatment rooms 4 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body treatments 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Massages 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.
There are 4 scheduled departures and separate charges for boat transfers: 1:30 PM and 3:30 PM (free), and 6 PM and 10:30 PM (MYR 50 per person). For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Check-out

Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child 5 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.
No rollaway/extra beds available
No pets or service animals allowed
This hotel will place an authorization for full payment for any bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: MYR 180.00
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: MYR 100.00 (from 5 to 11 years old)
  • Chinese New Year Gala Dinner per adult: MYR 250
  • Chinese New Year Gala Dinner per child: MYR 100 (from 6 to 12 years old)
  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. Exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax of MYR 10.00 per accommodation, per night is imposed by the country of Malaysia and collected at the property. Permanent residents and Malaysian nationals are exempt from the tax. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Airport shuttle fee: MYR 150 per vehicle (one way)
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Eco Gayana
  • Eco Gayana Resort
  • Gayana Eco
  • Gayana Eco Resort
  • Gayana Resort
  • Gayana Eco Hotel Kota Kinabalu
  • Gayana Eco Resort Malaysia/Pulau Gaya
  • Gayana Marine

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the ferry terminal and airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. One child 5 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

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