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Macau, China
Reviewed 3 June 2013

Stay there for two nights. When checkin at the ferry terminal, no welcome drinks provided which suppose to have accordingly to my friend's experience before. After reaching the resort, staff will provide you a brief introduction regarding the facilities, F&B........... and of course escort to your room, luggage is behind and send by other staff. Originally I booked Mangrove, but...

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TomasAndersen, General Manager at Gayana Eco Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments on Trip Advisor, we truly appreciate feedback which will help us improve. As I have often explained to my staff whenever we fail it is due to lack of communication. This is an area I constantly look for us to be better at. We hope to see you back again some day. Tomas

Reviewed 3 June 2013

My Girl Friend I stayed only one night during mid May.Reception at Jesseton Point was nice generally speaking. staff was nice the only trouble was that we were asked to show booking detail from agent, which I have to unpack my ipad in my suitcase. Warm welcome and introduction to the resort was given by reception on the island.But we...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 2 June 2013

The best place I have ever stayed! Amazing setting on stilts looking out to sea and accommodation and service to match. Added bonus to have access to the sister resort Bunga Raya, situated in the next cove back in the jungle. The Eco message is well portrayed, but is not rammed down your throat. We planted new coral and got...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 June 2013

We stayed here at the end of our trip and found it more or less perfect. It was quite quiet, but the service was great and very professional. Food and facilities all very nice. As noted by others, there can be a little bit of detritus floating on the water near the rooms, but nothing too awful. The massage treatments...

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Cyprus
Reviewed 16 May 2013

We stayed at the villa in May 2013. I would say that the management does every effort to make the resort a 5 Star "Maldive look" but there are some things that you have to consider going there. The water is very dirty due to the winds blowing in this region specially in winter time November - March. As we've...

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Shanghai, China
Reviewed 15 May 2013

Remote yet the overall quality and details for the money charged seems a bit out. The facility is outdated though the staffs work very hard to keep us a memorable stays. No beach and water is somehow not as crystal as other private islands nearby. On certain hours, there are lot of flooding rubbish surrounding the sea of resorts. They...

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Windsor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 May 2013

We visited Gayana Eco Resort for 2 nights as part of our honeymoon. Our travel agent had pre-arranged (and we had pre-paid) for transfers to and from the resort. Having flown into KK from Sandakan on the day we were due at Gayana, we were met at the airport by 2 sets of people both wielding name boards with our...

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TomasAndersen, General Manager at Gayana Eco Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your stay, I am pleased it was a positive experience by large. I shall look into the transfer debacle, as you said, completely unnecessary! I shall not hide the fact that not all my staff speak fluent English. This can from time to time result in a communication failure. We use feedback such as...

Cambridge
Reviewed 7 May 2013

If you really want a different hotel experience, Gayana Eco Resort will provide it. You can stay in wooden chalets which are built right over the (in restoration) coral reef. Choose to have breakfast (delivered by boat) on your private deck and you can share it with the myriad colored coral fish that swim in shoals under your feet. A...

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TomasAndersen, General Manager at Gayana Eco Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. I agree when Gayana shines (which it often does) it really is a superior experience which is not easy to find anywhere else. We hope to be welcoming you back one day. best wishes Tomas

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 30 April 2013

Me and my husband stayed at the resort for 3 days, and during this time we went snorkeling, scuba diving, took a tour of the MERC facility and adopted a coral, and visited the sister resort Bunga Raya. The experience can be related to a fairy tale- All the staff are passionate and dedicated to what they do, and the...

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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 April 2013

We have been lucky to travel a lot over the last few years, we picked Gayana for our honeymoon after a wonderful week in koh samui getting married. Upon arrival late one night we were told the infinity pool was closed for the entirety of our stay, despite our booking months before. We could use the sister resort pool (...

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TomasAndersen, General Manager at Gayana Eco Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, we appreciate feedback good or bad. I too, am really sorry that we had to close the pool. This was not something we had planned for, hence the lack of notice given, but on the flipside, I am happy you enjoyed your upgrade to our Palm Villa. Floating debris is a terrible problem, thankfully we...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Gayana Eco Resort rests serenely at the edges of Gaya Island off the coast of Borneo. 52 over water villas designed to enhance the soothing sounds of the surf, while capturing the enduring vistas of Mt. Kinabalu on the distant horizon. At its heart is about protecting and re-generating our precious Marine Ecology, and the only property to feature its own Marine Ecology Research Centre propagating Giant Clams and restoring damaged coral reefs. Striking the perfect balance of forward thinking ecology and indulgent luxury which pampers both the body and the enlightened soul. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gayana Eco Resort

Address: Malohom Bay | Gaya Island, Pulau Gaya 88778, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Pulau Gaya
Price Range: $276 - $537 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Gayana Eco Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 44
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Gayana Resort
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