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Gaya Island is a great place to stay while you are exploring Kota Kinabalu as some of the city’s main attractions are nearby. Two of the places not to miss are the marvelous Tunku Abdul Rahman Park and the remarkable Sutera Harbour. Also, well worth the effort are Plaza Wawasan and the Sabah State Mosque.
Those interested in exhibits and shows will find some interesting museums, exhibits and venues in and around Gaya Island. Spend a while browsing the exhibits at the Sabah State Museum.
If the weather is good head outside and appreciate the nearby parks and reserves. Explore the nearby wilderness by heading to the Signal Hill Observatory Platform.
To browse through stores or enjoy a light meal, browse Centre Point, the Kompleks Asia City and the Kota Kinabalu Central Market.
Spend a few hours high in the stands of Likas Stadium, cheering on the Sabah FA. On match days follow the procession of red and white, to the stadium, then after the final siren sounds, join fellow sports lovers in the nearby pubs for a post-game drink.
After spending the day taking in the sights around Gaya Island, put up your feet and relax at one of the area’s bed-and-breakfasts, hotels or short-stay apartments. Take your pick from the Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu, the Gaya Centre Hotel, or the Klagan Hotel.
Nestled on the beach, this Gaya Island resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal, Likas Stadium and Sabah State Mosque. KK Esplanade and Wisma Merdeka are also within 1 mile (2 km).
This family-friendly Gaya Island resort is located on the boardwalk, within a 15-minute walk of Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal and Wisma Merdeka. Likas Stadium and Sabah State Mosque are also within 3 miles (5 km).
This Gaya Island resort is located on the boardwalk, set on a private beach a short distance from Tunku Abdul Rahman Park and Sapi Island. Area attractions also include Sabah State Mosque and Likas Stadium.
Nestled on the beach, this Tanjung Aru resort is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Tanjung Aru Perdana Park and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Sabah State Mosque. Sutera Harbour and Sabah State Museum are also within 3 miles (5 km).
This family-friendly Kota Kinabalu hotel is located on the Strip, just steps away from Warisan Square and Filipino Market. Sabah State Mosque and Likas Stadium are also within 3 miles (5 km).
Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this spa hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Plaza Wawasan and Sabah State Mosque. Likas Stadium is 3 mi (4.8 km) away.
Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Atkinson Clock Tower and Gaya Street Sunday Market. Sedco Square and Wisma Merdeka are also within 10 minutes.
Nestled on the beach, this Karambunai resort is 11.1 mi (17.9 km) from 1 Borneo Hypermall and 11.2 mi (18 km) from University of Malaysia Sabah. Likas Stadium and Hospital Wanita Dan Kanak-Kanak Sabah are also within 16 miles (25 km).