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Gaya Island Resort a hidden gem in Borneo

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Gaya Island Resort is a hidden gem nestled within the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park off the coast of Kota Kinabalu in Borneo, the 121-villa resort rests along the coast of Malohom Bay, a natural sanctuary nestled in the hillside of an ancient rainforest with a stunning outline of Mount Kinabalu on the horizon.

The luxury resort in Malaysia offers the perfect launching pad to discover Borneo and all that it has to offer; idyllic golden sand beaches, diving sites of spectacular underwater havens and untouched tropical rainforests, offering a home to many rare species, including the orangutan, the proboscis monkey and the pygmy elephant.

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The stunning luxury holiday resort incorporates elements of Sabahan architecture and contemporary design complete with modern amenities. The 121 spacious stand-alone hill and sea-front villas offere spectacular views of the majestic Mount Kinabalu. The resort is easily accessible from Kota Kinabalu International Airport and is a short 30 minute combined car and speedboat ride from the airport.

You can rejuvenate with a traditionally Borneo spa treatment, amidst the tranquillity of the ancient rainforest or meditate to the soothing sounds of the gentle lapping waves. Enjoy land and marine explorations such as scuba diving adventures, PADI open water course, island hopping, chartered snorkelling excursions with the resort’s marine biologist or a jungle safari.

The resort’s marine biologist oversees all aquatic operations and activities at the resort. The marine biologist is also responsible for coral planting, coral reef rehabilitation and marine conservation programmes whilst educating guests on marine life and ways to preserve a healthy ecological environment.

Gaya Island Resort,Malohom Bay, Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia gayaislandresort.com

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Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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March 13, 2013 | Borneo Malaysia Travel | View comments

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