For our last day at Gaya Island resort, we both ordered an omelet. Over here they make an omelet in a very small pan and wrap it in the pan to finish cooking. There is very little seasoning to the food so we needed to include pepper and salt for flavour.
After breakfast we headed off to snorkel in the little bay, nothing like our Barrier Reef but quite nice. The guide told us that they have poisonous stonefish, poisonous sea urchins, jelly fish and more. So it’s dangerous to put your feet on the coral or the sand. Fortunately the staff have removed most of these dangers whenever possible so the numbers are gradually becoming less and less. I enjoyed the snorkel trip and saw lots local fish and coral.
After the snorkel it was back to our room to wash up and pack our bags. Wish we could stay longer. It is so relaxing and beautiful here!
After we check out, we head to the pool bar to have a bite to eat a last cocktail.
A quick boat ride to the mainland and we proceeded into the Kota Kinabalu Yacht Club for a quick drink before setting off to the airport. The Yacht Club is quite luxurious and judging by the signs, the rules are quite strict.
Arriving at the airport with plenty of time to spare we had a little look around and started to board for the trip home and back to reality , with plenty of tales to tell.
Kota Kinabalu is a great place to visit whether it be for a cultural, wildlife or retreat experience. We met many Australians who all said it was a very cheap and affordable holiday.
The people are very friendly and there is absolutely no hassling to buy in the market. There is a great variety of shopping from department store to markets and everything is really cheap and affordable.
Borneo travel looked after us very well and our guide, John, from ‘Borneo Passenger’ was fantastic taking us on a cultural, adventurous journey.
We had lots of fun and laughs not to mention, “weird food”.
The facilities at Le Meridien in Kota Kinabalu were great. We both had large rooms and the pool and gym were really good.
Gaya Island Resort was a real treat. Peter the Manager from Portugal welcomed us and spent time with us chatting about his travels. Yun and Leticia made sure we had everything that we wanted. I felt very pampered and very welcome on the Island. Scott made friends with the ‘crazy boy’ as he called him. (This guy was so unbelievable happy that you just had to feel happy too). A little slice of heaven, wonderful for a honeymoon or a special place to propose!
I hope we get to come back again one day.