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A Day In “Jungle” Paradise

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0545 : Sunrise

Head over to your balcony to watch the sun slowly rise from Mount Kinabalu.

This might just be the highlight of your day!

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0800 : Starting the day right at Feast Village

Heading down for breakfast at the Feast Village is a must when in Gaya Island Resort.

Enjoy sweet Malaysian dragon fruit and made-to-order omelets with early morning sea breeze.

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1000 : Off to the Mangrove Forest, we go!

Join Justin Juhun, the resort’s in-house naturalist, and discover the resort’s man-made mangrove forest.

Be sure to apply insect repellant, first!

A Day At Gaya Island


1400 : Tavajun Bay

Take a 10-minute speedboat to Tavajun Bay, the resort’s private beach.

Once there, beeline for the tree hammocks hanging from the low-lying trees at the very edge of the stretch of sand. Repeat after me: inner peace.

A Day At Gaya Island


1530 : Sunset

Going on a sunset cruise might sound ideal for seeing the bright orange sunset slowly turn to twilight, but sitting by the Pool Bar & Lounge with a cocktail in hand also sounds like the perfect end to a day of worshipping the sun.  

A Day At Gaya Island


1900 : Food and music at Fisherman’s Cove

Resort chic is the ensemble of choice at Fisherman’s Cove – how could you not enjoy dinner when the restaurant’s candle-lit interiors make the perfect background to the band’s singing?

A good atmosphere always translates to a good meal, after all.


2100 : Nightcap!

If in need of a nightcap, head back to the Pool Bar & Lounge,

and let Leila serve your choice of poison on the rocks.  

A Day At Gaya Island


Though it might sound like a full itinerary, you’ll realize soon enough that a day in this side of the island is not enough to fully experience its unique spirit.

There will always be a next time, Gaya Island!


*ALL COMMENTS & SUGGESTIONS ARE THE AUTHOR’S OWN, WRITTEN SOLELY FOR THE INTENTS AND PURPOSES OF PASSPORT OUT ASIA.
 *All photos are shot at Gaya Island Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
William @ Passport Out

William is a content manager at The Passport Out

3 Comments
  1. annastevens

    August 4, 2016 6:26 pm

    So beautiful!!! And I dreamt of being in paradise last night! This might be the sign. Great post!

  2. mark newmann

    August 4, 2016 6:27 pm

    👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 cheers to you guys.
    very beautiful

  3. Dale Bispham

    August 22, 2016 3:58 am

    Time seems to have stopped at Gaya Island Resort. Accessible only by boat, this particular piece of paradise is a natural sanctuary hidden away in beautiful Borneo. Our hotel reservation specialists are available to assist with your hotel reservations, itinerary changes, or questions.

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