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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!