WEDDING STYLES

With the soaring peaks of the magnificent Mount Kinabalu in the background, breathtaking moments and lifelong memories are formed at Gaya Island Resort. Located amongst a verdant rainforest, the contemporary resort blends seamlessly with the environment around it, incorporating classic Sabahan design elements, offering a peaceful setting for an unforgettable wedding ceremony.






A choice of two private beaches at the resort is the perfect setting for a memorable wedding ceremony serenaded by the rustling of trees in the sea breeze. As the sun sinks beneath the horizon, casting golden glows against the majestic Mount Kinabalu, toast to your status as newlyweds and enjoy a delectable five-course contemporary Asian dinner.

    This signature experience includes:

  • • Couples Spa Experience at Spa Village Gaya Island (recommended pre-ceremony)
    Tadau Kaamatan, also known as A Couples Celebration of Rice, is a spa journey that pays tribute to local legends and the honoured element of rice that plays an important and mythical role in Kadazandusun culture. The Unduk Ngadau (for her) and Papakang – The Odyssey of Seven Brothers (for him) experience includes a body scrub, hair masque, indigenous massage and facial
  • • 50-minute Duet Stretching Session at Spa Village Gaya Island
    Learn techniques in stretching body muscles to practise at home with each other
  • • Bridal bouquet and boutonniere for groom
  • • Tropical flower-lined aisle and classic arch with trailing flowers
  • • Wedding celebrant blessing
  • • Celebratory cocktails with canapés
  • • Five-course contemporary Asian dinner with a bottle of champagne
  • • Two-tier wedding cake
    select from butter cake, chocolate fudge, fruitcake or cheesecake flavours
  • • A complimentary bottle of champagne at turndown
  • • A symbolic tree planting ceremony
  • • Exclusive wedding keepsakes
  • • Complimentary two nights honeymoon stay inclusive of accommodation and breakfast at any of the properties in the YTL Hotels’ luxury collection in Malaysia or Bali with every wedding experience booked (valid for 18 months from the wedding date)



Experience a uniquely traditional ceremony inspired by the rituals of the indigenous Kadazan tribe, adorned in elaborate black and gold attire of the vibrant Borneo tribe. Exchange vows before a Kadazan priest framed by golden sands and the South China Sea before feasting on a sumptuous five-course contemporary Asian dinner beneath the starlit sky.

    This signature experience includes:

  • • Couples Spa Experience at Spa Village Gaya Island (recommended pre-ceremony)
    Tadau Kaamatan, also known as A Couples Celebration of Rice, is a spa journey that pays tribute to local legends and the honoured element of rice that plays an important and mythical role in Kadazandusun culture. The Unduk Ngadau (for her) and Papakang – The Odyssey of Seven Brothers (for him) experience includes a body scrub, hair masque, indigenous massage and facial
  • • 50-minute Duet Stretching Session at Spa Village Gaya Island
    Learn techniques in stretching body muscles to practise at home with each other
  • • Bridal bouquet and boutonniere for groom
  • • Kadazan wedding attire for bride and groom (rental)
  • • Rainforest themed arch
  • • Kadazan priest blessing and ceremony
  • • Celebratory cocktails with canapés
  • • Five-course contemporary Asian dinner with a bottle of champagne
  • • Two-tier wedding cake
    select from butter cake, chocolate fudge, fruitcake or cheesecake flavours
  • • A complimentary bottle of champagne at turndown
  • • A symbolic tree planting ceremony
  • • Exclusive wedding keepsakes
  • • Complimentary two nights honeymoon stay inclusive of accommodation and breakfast at any of the properties in the YTL Hotels’ luxury collection in Malaysia or Bali with every wedding experience booked (valid for 18 months from the wedding date)



Share your mutual love for the deep blue sea and each other by tying the knot beneath the cerulean waters of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park witnessed by the abundant marine life around. Raise a toast in celebration surface-side and enjoy a contemporary five-course Asian dinner back on land.

    This signature experience includes:

  • • Couples Spa Experience at Spa Village Gaya Island
    Inspired by the traditions of the Bajaus whose lives revolve around the sea and coastal areas, this Deru Laut renewal treatment brings together the therapeutic properties of products from the ocean’s depths. The experience includes a body wrap, facial, hair masque, seawater bath and a relaxing Rolling Waves massage
  • • 50-minute Duet Stretching Session at Spa Village Gaya Island
    Learn techniques in stretching body muscles to practise at home with each other
  • • Bridal bouquet and boutonniere for groom
  • • Standard dive equipment and gear
  • • Wedding celebrant
  • • Celebratory cocktails with canapés
  • • Five-course contemporary Asian dinner with a bottle of champagne
  • • Two-tier wedding cake
    select from butter cake, chocolate fudge, fruitcake or cheesecake flavours
  • • A complimentary bottle of champagne at turndown
  • • A symbolic tree planting ceremony
  • • Exclusive wedding keepsakes
  • • Complimentary two nights honeymoon stay inclusive of accommodation and breakfast at any of the properties in the YTL Hotels’ luxury collection in Malaysia or Bali with every wedding experience booked (valid for 18 months from the wedding date)



Set sail aboard a luxurious motor yacht for an intimate exchange of vows against the golden sunset hued sky. Toast your nuptials during the exhilarating voyage before returning to the resort for a celebratory five-course dinner together as husband and wife.

    This signature experience includes:

  • • Couples Spa Experience at Spa Village Gaya Island (recommended pre-ceremony)
    Tadau Kaamatan, also known as A Couples Celebration of Rice, is a spa journey that pays tribute to local legends and the honoured element of rice that plays an important and mythical role in Kadazandusun culture. The Unduk Ngadau (for her) and Papakang – The Odyssey of Seven Brothers (for him) experience includes a body scrub, hair masque, indigenous massage and facial
  • • 50-minute Duet Stretching Session at Spa Village Gaya Island
    Learn techniques in stretching body muscles to practise at home with each other
  • • Bridal bouquet and boutonniere for groom
  • • Tropical flower strewn jetty walkway and yacht deck
  • • Floral decoration and organza drapery on yacht
  • • Wedding celebrant blessing
  • • Celebratory cocktails with canapés
  • • Five-course contemporary Asian dinner with a bottle of champagne
  • • Two-tier wedding cake
    select from butter cake, chocolate fudge, fruitcake or cheesecake flavours
  • • A complimentary bottle of champagne at turndown
  • • A symbolic tree planting ceremony
  • • Exclusive wedding keepsakes
  • • Complimentary two nights honeymoon stay inclusive of accommodation and breakfast at any of the properties in the YTL Hotels’ luxury collection in Malaysia or Bali with every wedding experience booked (valid for 18 months from the wedding date)

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