On a protected island off the coast of exotic Borneo, Gaya Island Resort is a wonderfully accessible yet thrilling luxury beach destination in the heart of nature. See marine turtles, snorkel in teeming waters, take a canoe through mangroves, explore Borneo under the peak of Kota Kinabalu and do as much or as little as you please in this natural wonder. Take the chance to break the journeys and experience Kuala Lumpur, with its gleaming towers and rich culture.
Our expert tour specialists can tailor this trip to exactly meet your needs. We make the suggestions but the decision is yours
Depart on an overnight flight to Kuala Lumpur
You’ll be met on arrival for a private transfer to your hotel in the city centre for 2 nights.
A free day in the city, you can explore with an excursion to the Batu Caves or see Malay culture on a guided walking tour.
Private transfer to the airport and fly to Kota Kinabalu. From there you’ll be met for a transfer to Jesselton pier and it’s a thrilling speedboat transfer onto Gaya Island, with the outline of Mount Kinabalu on the horizon, as you head into the marine reserve to begin an authentic rainforest and wildlife stay in true luxury. Kick off your shoes for a five night stay in exotic Borneo.
Days at leisure in Borneo. Combine mini adventures, ocean and wildlife adventures with lazy days and exclusive living. Gaya island is home to rare proboscis monkey, flying red squirrel and countless bird species in an area of great biodiversity. You can go snorkelling, take walks and boat trips and visit the Gaya Island Resort Marine Centre including the marine turtle rescue program. There’s also trips to the main island available to see the villages and culture of Borneo.
Transfer to Kota Kinabalu airport for your return flight via Kuala Lumpur.
'Art Deco, Colonial, Iconic Heritage Luxury’
A balance of old and new, this city hotel is an elaborate extension to its iconic predecessor Hotel Majestic. Built on over three acres of Kuala Lumpur's historic mile, opposite the old Moorish railway station, The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur features 300 rooms and suites. These include the Majestic Wing, in effect the original property, where tribute has been paid to its glamorous past by housing Butler Suites, Colonial Café and Tea Lounge. The new 15-storey Tower Wing is home to all other rooms and suites plus a gym and swimming pool. The hotel includes a spa, inspired by an art nouveau style and The Smoke House, which embodies a 1930s atmosphere and features a lounge, bar and old-fashioned barber.
‘Nature and Luxury Beautifully Intertwined’
Situated amongst mangroves, coral reefs and the sandy Malohom Bay, Gaya Island Resort is on an island within the protected Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. The resort is committed to ecologically-sustainable practices to minimise carbon footprint within the environment. The Marine Centre works at turtle rescue, coral reef restoration and conservation through education. Villa’s include oversized bathtubs, and verandahs with day beds overlooking the ocean. There are 5 restaurant/bars and private dining experiences are available. The spa offers a range of rejuvenation programmes and activities available include diving, snorkelling, Yoga, nature walks and local craft lessons.
Accommodation as specified on a bed & breakfast basis
Private car and shared resort speedboat transfer to Gaya island
Hotel shuttle transfer in Kuala Lumpur
International flights in economy class (based on direct to Kuala Lumpur from London Heathrow with Malaysia airlines)
Based on travel November 2019, please contact us for up to date price.
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