Nestled on Gaya Island’s crescent Malohom Bay off the coast of Sabah, Malaysia Borneo, Gayana Marine Resort is a picturesque destination that strikes a balance between ecology and indulgent luxury. Our extraordinary 52 overwater tropical villas boast vistas of the aquamarine sea, mangrove forest or tropical jungle. Each abode is designed in such a way that enhances the lulling sounds of the surf beneath the villa. At the heart of the resort is the protection and regeneration of the island’s precious marine environment – the on-site Marine Ecology Research Centre, the only of its kind on an island resort, propagates endangered giant clams and coral reefs. The resort’s dining venues present palate-pleasing and soul-satisfying local and international cuisine, while the spa beckons with an array of pampering treatments.
Explore resort’s waterfront teems with thriving corals and small yet wonderful wildlife
Participate in replanting corals in the reef, or get up close with sea creatures from seahorses to bamboo sharks
Look for undersea creatures from the clownfish and snapper to the pufferfish, sea turtle, lobsters and even the whale shark
Arrive at Malohom Bay, Gaya Island, from Jesselton Point Terminal you will use speedboat transfer to reach the |Borneo Eagle Resort. Enjoy the warm welcome of the resort staff with a complimentary welcome drink.
After the daily breakfast at Macac Restaurant, Enjoy your free time to explore the resort and its surroundings. Get a complimentary entrance to the Marine Ecology Research Center and participate in replanting corals in the reef, or get up close with sea creatures from seahorses to bamboo sharks. A key initiative is the Giant Clam Restocking Program, which has and continues to successfully propagate these endangered shell creatures. Another is the Reef Regeneration Program, set-up to repair coral reef damage on the island. To restore damaged coral beds is a long and slow process, and guests can take part in our efforts by planting a coral fragment. You will receive a certificate and updates throughout the year on your coral’s development.
Explore resort’s waterfront teems with thriving corals and small wildlife such as starfishes, crabs and resident fishes by Scuba diving or you could also take to the beautiful waters in a kayak, or go paddle boarding. Equipment for the activities are provided free of charge. Trekking is also available on various marked trails or take on the four-hour trek to Bungaraya Island Resort on the other side of the island.
More information about Bungaraya Island resort are available here.
Day 5: Return Home
This morning after breakfast, transfer to the Jesselton Point Terminal for your flight back home.
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