Borneo is counting down the days for the opening of the third beach resort on Gaya Island in July 2012. The luxurious Gaya Island Resort, nestled in a peaceful and lush green rainforest affords a sweeping view of the gorgeous South China Sea. To get there, travelers would only spend 15-minute on a leisurely boat ride from Kota Kinabalu Jetty.
The resort’s 120 villas and two-bedroom suite features local materials that blend harmoniously with the natural environment while villa interiors are designed with a contemporary elegance and offer a variety of views including mangrove, canopy, tropical rainforest and the ocean.
Each 47 square metre villa provides a spacious bedroom, a writing desk, a safe box, a flat screen television with satellite channels, a large open bathroom with an oversized bathtub and two vanity units, and an outdoor verandah with day beds.
The magnificent resort owned by the YTL Group boasts three F&B outlets namely the Feast Village, Fisherman’s Cove and Pool Bar & Lounge. It’s an idyllic getaway away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Unwind and savour a vibrant all day dining experience that offers the diverse cuisine from the Asia-Pacific region. Japanese, Korean, Asian, Western selections, fresh seafood and refreshing beverages are available for in-house guests.
Love the warm weather of Borneo? Go outdoors for hiking with a naturalist, try sea sport activities or just laze and sun bathe on the beach. Alternatively, take a splash in the chilling swimming pool while admiring at the enchanting natural surroundings. Refreshments are served at the pool bar.
By Willie Ki
Pix: Gaya Island Resort