Gaya Island Getaway
3-Day Gaya Island Beach Stay - Sabah, Borneo
This bite-sized trip is ideal if you'd like to spend a few days relaxing on the beach, and can be added at the beginning, middle or end of your trip. Since Gaya Island is so close to Kota Kinabalu it's very accessible, and perfect if you don't have time to travel to some of Borneo's other beaches. You'll stay in a beach hotel, surrounded by lush vegetation. Your days here can be spent as you wish; discover the underwater world on a snorkelling trip, relax at the beach or pamper yourself at the spa.
- Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
- Gourmet picnic on day 2
- Return speedboat transfers from Kota Kinabalu
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Your day-by-day itinerary
Kota Kinabalu - Gaya Island
Today you’ll travel to Pulau Gaya, a small island located near Kota Kinabalu. From the airport or hotel you’ll travel to the port and take a 15 minute speedboat to Gaya.
Your hotel is on the edge of the jungle, directly on the beach. Grab a good book and find a nice spot to enjoy the tranquillity of this tropical island. In the evening you can watch the sunset with a cocktail in hand.
Free time - Gaya Island
The only thing we’ve organised for today is a picnic basket filled with grilled chicken (if you’re veggie let us know), cheese, fruit and other delicacies. Collect this from reception then head out to spend the day as you wish. You can rent a kayak and explore the island from the water, take a walk through the jungle, or find a peaceful spot on the beach to enjoy your lunch whilst taking in the views across the shore.
Gaya Island - Kota Kinabalu
Today it’s time to leave Gaya Island behind. As the island is part of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park you’ll have a 20MYR fee per day (approx. £4) to pay at the hotel reception.
What time you’ll catch the boat back to the mainland totally depends on your onward destination. If you’d like to add another night here then let your Travel Specialist know.
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