Hotels in Gaya Island, Malaysia

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Gaya Island, Malaysia
feb. 29 — mar. 12
Gaya Island, Malaysia
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Gain useful insights and advice for booking the perfect stay in Gaya Island. Price data is based on averages over the past 12 months and was last updated on febrero 22, 2024.
Cheapest month:February
Most expensive month:December
Average price in Gaya Island:$391/night
Cheapest price found:$31/night
Cheapest day:Sunday
Most expensive day:Tuesday
$85 - $2,197
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$85 - $284
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

About Gaya Island

Discover sandy beaches, turquoise bays and coral reefs teeming with marine life on Gaya Island. Set within Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, the island is part of an archipelago marooned in the South China Sea. Swim with colourful tropical fish, explore verdant rainforest trails and spot local wildlife, including monkeys and monitor lizards. Visit the island on a day trip or book a room at one of the luxury resorts and stay overnight.

Things to do in Gaya Island

The snorkeling around Gaya Island is incredible and feels like diving into an aquarium. You’ll be amazed by schools of colourful tropical fish, including orange-and-white striped clownfish. Swim with rainbow-coloured parrotfish and marvel at enormous sea fans and sponges. Kayaks are a fun way to explore the jewel-toned bays around Gaya Island.

Diving immerses you in the amazing underwater ecosystem. Sign up for a beginner course or book a dive if you have more experience. Local tour operators take you to the best dive sites in Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, as well as coral reefs, shoals and shipwrecks further afield.

Walking trails wind through the island’s lush, rainforest-covered interior. Spot local wildlife, including exotic birds and macaque monkeys. You can also see enormous monitor lizards basking on the rocks. If you’re lucky, you might see long-nosed proboscis monkeys swinging through the trees.

Visit the Marine Ecology Research Centre at Gaya Island Resort to learn about the turtle rescue and coral reef rehabilitation programs. It’s a fun and educational introduction to the unique underwater ecosystem of Gaya Island.

Restaurants on Gaya Island are passionate about sustainable seafood. Enjoy dishes like grilled seabass served with spicy sambal, prawns topped with mango salsa and “sotong kangkung” cuttlefish with water spinach.

Getting around Gaya Island

There are no cars on Gaya Island. Instead, you can get around on foot or by boat. Resorts offer guided tours of the island and ferries run between Kota Kinabalu and Gaya Island in around 15 minutes.

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