Gaya Island Resort
Fragile and protected nature, nestled within the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, The Gaya Island Resort is a slice of paradise on one of Malaysia’s untouched islands. Ecologically conscious, the resort is a blend of understated luxury complimented by wild nature and Mount Kinabalu in the distance. Human activity is already restricted within this nature reserve so the minds behind Gaya Island have kept their environmental impact at the forefront of their mind when building and running the resort. Conservation projects and wildlife rehabilitation programmes raise awareness about the fragility of the biodiversity of what you find here. Built around the ancient mangrove forests, the villas have been built and designed using local materials that are native to the land. Contemporary interiors are welcome retreats at the end of adventurous days. The hotel has their own PURE programme that aims to bring guests back to a PURE world, where nature dictates what you experience and see. Immersing the senses in the wonder and beauty of immediate environment, time is measures by the cycles of the rising and falling tides and the pace is stripped back to the pre-modern world. It is the ideal place for those looking to experience a different way of life, where the pressures of modern life are taken away and you can reconnect with the earth.