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Gaya Island overview

Gaya Island is a relaxing place, known for its beaches and oceanfront, and features picturesque views of the jungle and islands. You'll enjoy activities like boating and snorkelling. Those seeking the perfect souvenir may want to head over to 1 Borneo Hypermall to shop. Make plans to visit the popular Sabah State Mosque and Likas Stadium. Gaya Island is an inviting destination that has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Gaya Island

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Gaya Island has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Gaya Island with Hotels.com by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Gaya Island hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Gaya Island hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Gaya Island

Fly in to Kota Kinabalu (BKI-Kota Kinabalu Intl.), 6.7 mi (10.7 km) from central Gaya Island.

What to see around Gaya Island

Outdoor fun is on hand like boating and snorkelling, along with attractions such as:
  • • Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal
  • • Sutera Harbour
Its beaches and jungle offer a glimpse of the area's natural beauty. Favourite spots for nature lovers include:
  • • Tunku Abdul Rahman Park
  • • Sapi Island
  • • KK Esplanade
  • • Signal Hill Observatory Platform
  • • Mamutik Island
Popular places in the area to visit include:
  • • Sabah State Mosque
  • • Likas Stadium
  • • 1 Borneo Hypermall
  • • Lok Kawi Wildlife Park

When to visit Gaya Island

If you're still deciding when to visit, here are the seasonal trends to help you plan:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 31°C day, 24°C night
  • April-June: 32°C day, 24°C night
  • July-September: 31°C day, 24°C night
  • October-December: 31°C day, 24°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 12 cm
  • April-June: 20 cm
  • July-September: 29 cm
  • October-December: 32 cm
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