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Lankayan Island Dive Resort

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Reviewed 6 July 2016

My husband, brother, and myself stayed for 4 nights and it really was a lovely place. The snorkeling was top notch (wait until later in the day when the tide goes out and you can go quite far and really get into the coral to see spectacular things), i heard from the very few other guests there at the same...

2Thank Jamie C
Suwon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We had four nights at this tiny island that is set up to pamper guests. Restful, relaxing, comfortable, great rooms, lovely food, kind gentle and wonderful staff. We saw turtles released, enjoyed snorkeling, loved our hammock and beach times. would return without hesitation.

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 15 June 2016

We visited Lankayan on our honey moon. The hotel was a suggestion of our travel agent who is specialized in diving holidays. It takes 1h45m by speed boat to reach Lankayan, a journey which can be tough for those who are not fond of boats. Upon arrival, there's a tremendous experience. The place is magical, a very small island with...

1Thank Filipe B
Reviewed 28 May 2016

We LOVED our stay here.We stayed as a family of 5 in the family bungalow .Two storey , loads of space ,comfortable and a view to die for .The most amazing water with nothing in the distance except blue ocean.We watched turtles , shark and barracuda swim by our bungalow most days .The snorkelling was great and there is so...

Thank Sam B
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

We came a long way from Canada for our Sabah vacation and our stay at Lankayan Island did not disappoint ! We spent 4 nights and 3 full days here and wished we could have spent longer . Location is isolated and the first day only had 12 guests so we felt like we almost had to resort to our...

Thank longliner
Reviewed 9 May 2016

We spent 3 nights on the island . We did our 3 dives a day and were very happy with the dives. There is a great awareness by the dive staff and the management of reef conservation. There are abundant turtles surrounding the island. The accomplishment is very comfortable but some units have windows that do not close making the...

Thank lunamoonModesto
Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Lankayan Island is gorgeous! It is secluded and the most beautiful island I have every seen. We stayed for 3 days, and let me tell you what, I wish we could have stayed forever (although I cannot afford it...) The boat ride out is a bit long and kind of bumpy. But we did not have any trouble with being...

3Thank CatM123
Reviewed 20 April 2016

A paradise island surrounded with coral landscape in a turquoise sea filled with turtles, and sealife. There are 26 sea facing chalets on this small island, request for chalet 26 if you can, you will be furthest from the restaurant but the peace and isolation is worth it. We watch amazing sunset and sunrise on our no. 26 chalet, as...

3Thank Kim H
Paris, France
Reviewed 15 April 2016

We spent 4 magical days on Lankayan island, with our 2 kids age7. This is one of the most beautiful island setting we’ve put our flip-tops on! Magical colors combination: crystal clear blue water over stunning white sand, green palms shade under blue sky. Bungalows are clean, very nice and quite large for families, with A/C, and nice balcony over...

2Thank Pascal C
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 March 2016

This truly was a little bit of paradise. My husband and I stayed there for 4 nights as part of our Borneo trip. When we arrived we realised it had just re-opened after a refurbishment and we had the island to ourselves for the first night. The accommodation was fantastic. The dining area sits over the water and so you...

1Thank Alex R

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A jewel like tiny island in the Sulu Sea, an hour and a half boat rides north of Sandakan; Lankayan has been declared part of an immense Marine Protected Area to adopt the eco-tourism concept. Unpopulated and covered by thick tropical island vegetation on its topside, this peaceful, untouched little bit of paradise is ringed by an endless pure of white sandy beach, offering simply elegant and exquisite accommodation. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lankayan Island Dive Resort

Address: Lankayan Island, Sandakan, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Sandakan Division > Sandakan
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lankayan Island Dive Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 23
Also Known As:
Lankayan Island Dive Hotel Sandakan
Lankayan Island Dive Sandakan
Lankayan Island Dive Resort Sandakan, Sabah
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“air con is a bit chilly so adjust to what suits you at night”
 of 5 bubbles 70gbowman, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Over-ocean chalets are under construction!!!”
 of 5 bubbles H9243BQemilya, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms are much bigger like room number 4, which is also close to the dining hall and dive resort.”
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 of 5 bubbles SabOhara, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms had great view. the island is tiny so all rooms face ocean”
 of 5 bubbles X5437OPjamiec, 6 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room further from the reception as the beach is better”
 of 5 bubbles 219filipeb, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
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