The 52 over water tropical villas are architecturally designed to enhance the soothing sounds of the surf below while capturing the enduring vistas of Mt. Kinabalu on the distant horizon. At its heart, the resort is about protecting and re‐generating precious marine ecology, and the only such property to feature its own on‐site Marine Ecology Research Centre, passionately propagating endangered Giant Clams and restoring natural coral reefs. Guests of all ages can actively participate in restoring vibrant life back to once-damaged ocean floors. Striking the perfect balance of forward-thinking ecology and indulgent luxury, Gayana Eco Resort pampers both the body and the enlightened soul.
Each of the outstanding Kota Kinabalu villas feature Frette linens, minibar, large showers, 24-hour room service, air-conditioning, complimentary bottled drinking water, LCD satellite television and DVD system, in-room safe, and complimentary Wi‐Fi Internet access.
Rimba Villas - Jungle View
These villas present guests with beautiful views of the lush tropical jungle and hills. Take a rest as the cool jungle breeze envelopes the private suite. Extend the window a little wider and allow the gentle cicadas lullaby you to sleep.
Pantai Villas - Lagoon View Relax on the cozy terrace and take in the view of the beautiful resort. At night, watch it light up as its friendly huts rest in unison. Feel at one with nature in this sociable yet personal terrain, capturing the enduring vistas of Mt. Kinabalu on the distant horizon.
Bakau Villas - Mangrove View
Offering delightful views from the balcony across the water to the rich tropical mangroves. Steps lead into the ocean as the sea opens up to airy space; find solace while gazing into nature’s structural art.
Bayu Villas - Ocean View
As its name indicates, this villas is a truly sensory experience as a constant breeze carries freshness in the air accompanying a perfect view of an endless sea. The idyllic backyard of coral reefs and crystal clear waters cascading on the steps makes this suite in a class above the rest.
Representing the very pinnacle of Gayana Eco Resort's sumptuous accommodations - the Palm Villa. Traditional aesthetics and contemporary opulence meet to create a lavish getaway for guests to call their own. Each spacious Palm Villa is located in a secluded cluster off the resort's main path, providing a remarkable view of the ocean. Constructed on stilts directly above the water, the villa brings guests in close, comfortable contact with the sea, and is even equipped with stairs leading directly into the water. Two expansive living areas give guests plenty of room to enjoy and are complete with furnishings that paint a delightful picture of a home away from home. The sanctuary, or main living area, is made especially for lounging, and features a glass floor that looks directly into the water, letting guests while the day away while waiting for a glimpse of sea life to swim lazily by.
A generous bath with a large tub gives plenty of space for primping and pampering. A powerful rain shower simulates the feel of stepping into a light waterfall every time you bathe. The Palm Villa is also the only room on the resort that comes with its own plunge pool, where you can relax as you marvel at the majesty of an ocean that seems to stretch on to infinity. All the luxe trappings of the Palm Villa and provided on-call butler service might tempt you to stay indoors all day long and indulge in creature comforts, but Gayana Eco Resort has so much more to offer. The Palm Villa will be waiting to play its role to the fullest as the vacation dwelling of your dreams.