14/50.- Kota Kinabalu, TAR Marine Park, Gaya Island


Gaya Island is the biggest island in the park, but the most difficult to reach. Tourist speedboats do not get to this island.

On the North shore there are a couple of recently opened luxury resorts; with two more scheduled to open their doors soon. One of the best Dive Centers in KK, Downbellow, has its headquarters on a secluded bay south of the island. Next to it is the Sabah Park's huts, where guards live.

The way to get to Gaya is by a charter boat, or by one of the resorts' private boats. The dive center also offers day packages to non-divers.

In the picture you can see the stilt huts where local fishermen live, South-east of the island.

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