YTL Hotels, the hospitality arm of Malaysian conglomerate YTL Corporation, will open the Gaya Island Resort, Borneo on July 1, 2012.
Located just off the coast of Kota Kinabalu on Pulau Gaya, the largest island in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, the property will comprise 121 standalone hill villas offering views of the ocean and Mount Kinabalu.
Facilities at the resort will include several dining outlets, a pool bar & lounge, a 40-metre infinity swimming pool, and a spa centre featuring six treatment rooms with outdoor decks, a walk-in theatre and a yoga retreat space.
There will be a host of activities for guests to participate in, such as as kayaking, paddle surfing, scuba diving, PADI open water courses, island hopping, guided snorkelling expeditions, guided nature walks and private yacht charters.
The resort is a 30-minute combined car and speedboat ride from Kota Kinabalu International Airport.