Pulau Gaya Travel Guide

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Pulau Gaya Things to Do

  • Marine Research

    The resort owners are serious about protecting the coral and marine life in this area. You can visit the Marine Ecology Research Centre on the island.It is very interesting.

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  • Marked trails

    You can take a hike, there are marked trails on the island.Keep an eye open for birds in the trees and in the sky.You may see sea-eagles, hornbills, flycatchers, and sunbirds . You will probably see some long-tailed macaques.

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  • Natural pool

    Hang out at the natural pool. There are pool chairs and umbrellas with a great ocean view.No chlorine in this pool. It is ocean water. The pool has screen wire around it to keep out the big fish. I have never seen a pool quite like it. Great idea.

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Pulau Gaya Restaurants

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    by kyoub Written Feb 28, 2009

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    The restaurant is a round building that sits on posts out at the end of the walkway.
    I loved sitting at the table in the restaurant watching all the little colorful fish swim by.
    The breakfast buffet was included in our room fee and it was quite good.
    My hubby especially liked the Asian specialties.
    Our fish dinners were always quite good also.

    Favorite Dish: Fish curry, seafood fried rice, and fish with ginger.

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Pulau Gaya Transportation

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    Ferry boat

    by kyoub Updated Feb 28, 2009

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    Gayana Resort has a very nice ferry that goes between the island and the mainland.
    The ride takes about 20 minutes from the pier at Kota Kinabalu.
    The first ferry leaves KK at 8am and every 1 1/2 hour after that.
    Schedule is on website link

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Pulau Gaya Warnings and Dangers

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    Beware

    by kyoub Updated Feb 28, 2009

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    Watch where you step when you are in the water.
    You wouldn't want one of these stuck in your foot.

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Pulau Gaya What to Pack

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    Islands

    by kyoub Written Feb 28, 2009

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    Luggage and bags: You are not supposed to BYOB to the island but they don't search you.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It gets mighty hot and humid so bring shorts and tees or cool tops. Swimsuits or trunks are a must.
    Comfy shoes are a plus because there is a lot of walking on the planks.
    Hats/caps are helpful.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Nothing for sale here on the island. You would have to go back to KK to shop.

    Photo Equipment: Bring everything you will need.

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    • Eco-Tourism

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Pulau Gaya Sports & Outdoors

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    Little fish

    by kyoub Written Feb 28, 2009

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    There are many beautiful fish in the waters surrounding the island.
    You will find the reefs are still in good condition here.
    Put on your mask and fins or your dive gear and haave a look under the water.

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    • Diving and Snorkeling

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