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Review of Lankayan Island Dive Resort

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Lankayan Island Dive Resort
Ranked #2 of 32 Hotels in Sandakan
Certificate of Excellence
Richmond, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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“Honeymoon Heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Wow wow wow! Completely exceeded expectations. The villa on stilts was superb (villa 26 right at the end and the most private) and the balcony was to die for. We set our alarm to watch sunrise with a cup of tea on our last day. So worth it.

The food is brilliant, wine was very good, not cheap for obvious importing reasons.

We did some scuba diving and it was superb I would HIGHLY recommend their dive outfit to anyone, even for a fun dive.

I cannot explain how much this island is like paradise....we watched turtles hatch and set them free in the sea. It's like being in a dream. You must go!!!!!

Stayed January 2017, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

What a gorgeous place this is! Our chalet was very comfortable and nicely decorated with indoor bathroom and outdoor shower as well.
Staff is very friendly and helpful, food is great.
there are three little sea turtle hatcheries on the island and you can see the babies hatch and can help release them and you can learn a bit about conservation.
Snorkeling is great, you can see a lot of corals, fish, sea turtles.
I wish we could have spent a few more days! I hope we can go back one day.

  • Stayed November 2016, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

I wanted to relax on a tropical island while on our holiday as it was my birthday. My son and I had a lovely time for the 3 nights we were there.

We're not divers so went snorkelling every day once or twice. The sea life is just gorgeous and it's great to get in warm water every time. We really enjoyed the wide range of delicious food - I was pleasantly surprised with that. The bonus was seeing turtles hatch every night and we even got to see a turtle on the beach laying her eggs. All up it's a gorgeous place to snorkel, relax and see the turtles.

Stayed October 2016, travelled with family
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Los Banos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Every kind of tropical reef fish possible, robust and abundant corals, many many larger marine wildlife (turtles, rays, large reef shark -- and that's just around the resort!). A wonderful SMALL and intimate resort with lovely cabins cantilevered over the beach, beautiful dining hall, excellent marine protection center (they assist with patrols and public education) -- on a little island that also has birds and butterflies. Very gracious, enthusiastic, and helpful staff. Well worth the travel to get there! We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed September 2016, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We were two adults and a kid of 12 years. We spend 4 days here snorkling and relaxing, but could easily have spend more time. We are not experienced divers, but were still able to get some great experiences. The food at the resort is fine, and pricing for drinks etc are not to bad.

  • Stayed November 2015, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Lankayan Island Dive Resort

Property: Lankayan Island Dive Resort
Address: Lankayan Island, Sandakan, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Sandakan Division > Sandakan
Amenities:
Beach Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 32 Hotels in Sandakan
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lankayan Island Dive Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 
Also Known As:
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Lankayan Island Dive Sandakan
Lankayan Island Dive Resort Sandakan, Sabah

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