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Lankayan Island Dive Resort

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Reviewed 17 January 2016

My wife and I spent five days at Lankayan as part of our honeymoon, touring Borneo. Following 2 weeks in the jungle, the simple yet luxurious lifestyle at Lankayan was the perfect experience for us. The cabins were nice and tidy, the restaurant was fine and the staff was friendly. Most importantly, being able to to walk out your door,...

4Thank Anders_Lund_DK
Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 6 January 2016

We had 2 nights in Lankayan island and it really was too short visit. If i would return, i would stay at least 3 nights. The boat ride to the island was quite rough as it was a bit windy. We were all wet and i was feeling seasick even thoug i am very usud to the sea and boats.but...

2Thank Xenonora
Lund, Sweden
Reviewed 5 January 2016

We visited the island in late December and our whole family loved it. For us this was really a paradise island. Super friendly service, good food, great water for snorkling and diving. Compared to other places this island is very isolated and much less crowded (no crowds at all..) Every morning you could see tracks from turtles that have layed...

3Thank SwedenFamilyBusiness
Reviewed 20 November 2015

This is a remote island and it takes about an hour and a half by speed boat to get there. But it is well worth the effort. The food and the accommodation on the island were fantastic and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The resort is very well run with transfers to and from the airport included. We...

3Thank David M
Reviewed 30 October 2015

We really enjoyed our stay here. The thoughtful staff went out of their way to make us comfortable and provided exceptional service. Rooms were Ok but don’t expect great luxury. Room was clean and had a nice outdoor shower. Meals were buffet style but of very good quality. Great snorkeling from the beach.

1Thank belgiantraveller
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

This is like paradise. It takes about 2 hours in s speed boat to get there. Very recommendable. Great with the turtle preservation activities. Great for relaxing and enjoying the paradise island. My son and I had our first dives here. Very friendly staff. I want to go again. I want to dive some more.

1Thank Jonas R
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 September 2015

We stayed here for two nights in August. Lankayan, which takes about 25 minutes to walk around, is beautiful but our boat ride to the island in rough seas was nerve racking. During our stay we were lucky to see a Green Turtle nesting and to witness the rangers release some newly hatched turtles into the sea. The rangers were...

4Thank Alastair G
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 September 2015

We visited Lankayan Island at the end of our Borneo tour for our Honeymon in August 2015. it takes about 1.5 hours in a speed boat from Sandakan to reach the island, but its worth the ride! As you pull up to the jetty, you're greeted with clear azure water, sandy beaches and lush greenery, and even walking onto the...

3Thank Jamescollins17
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 27 August 2015

I couldnt believe my eyes upon arrival to the island, this place is a place you must visit before you die. I cant talk this place up enough! Its a turtle paradise, we were swimming with turtles daily and snorkeling the amazing reefs with its amazing fauna - WOAH. What really made this place amazing was that every night we...

1Thank frank_1100
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 24 August 2015

We have just returned from a 10 night stay on Lankayan Island and it was our best summer holiday ever. From start to finish it was a delight. We were met at the airport, transferred to the Marina where you can purchase refreshments and then by fast launch taken to the island. After a short briefing about the rules and...

4Thank marciath

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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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