Sharon Reid


Imagine an island so remote that it is only accessible by boat, this island is home to a luxurious rainforest retreat located in a marine conservation area with protected coral reefs and mangroves. Where is this tropical idyll?  It is Gaya Island Resort, situated on the island of Pulau Gaya in Borneo.


Four high -spec villas set amongst lush rainforest provide breath taking views, choose from the Suria Suite; Kinabalu Villa; Canopy Villa or Bayu Villa. Each villa features a spacious bedroom, flat screen satellite TV, a large open bathroom complete with large bathtub and a lovely outdoor verandah with day beds.

For more space and luxury, try the Suria Suite: at 188 square metres this two bedroom suite occupies two levels. The ground floor comprises of a private dining area, a relaxing lounge area, a TV room, powder room, and a pantry that leads out onto an outdoor deck. The second floor houses two spacious bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, walk -in wardrobes and vanity areas. The luxury continues with an outdoor bath on the suites’ private balcony; relax in the tub while you take in the stunning scenery – bliss!Bedroom in Villa at Gaya Island

Spa Village

Gaya Island was built with relaxation in mind from the very comfortable accommodation to the immediate surroundings of beach and rainforest, Gaya Islands’ Spa Village provides the ultimate in well-being. Spa Village is set amidst lush mangroves and the islands’ distinct flora and fauna – creating a heavenly hideaway.

All spa ingredients are sourced locally; the rich lowland forests provide ideal conditions for reinvigorating treatments.Verandah at Gaya Island


Gaya Islands’ activities are varied from hiking to diving, fishing, culinary classes, handicrafts, yoga, dance classes and guided tours.

If you are looking for a holiday that has the perfect balance of relaxation and extensive activity, a holiday that can be reached only by boat, a resort where reducing your carbon footprint is encouraged; driving is only permitted for operational vehicles, then book an idyllic getaway to Gaya Island.

Seven nights from £965 per person (two sharing) – DialAFlight are currently offering 40% savings, this includes breakfast, 30% savings on spa treatments, transfers and flights (Heathrow). Valid for departures from now until 8th July.

For bookings and further information, either call 0844 556 6060 or visit: