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Lankayan island

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Beautiful, Serene & safe

This island is a real gem. Not as famous as the other islands in Sabah but its as good as you can... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2018
Adli G
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Beautiful Island

Lankayan is a beautiful island with very friendly staff. Snorkling is beautiful with all the... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2018
MauriceY17
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

I understand why all of the reviews say that it is a beautiful place... the water is clear, sands a golden white and calm atmosphere, however this was our least favorite place on our 3 week Borneo trip and the most expensive by a mile!...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank rpaul_uk
Reviewed 3 August 2018

This island is a real gem. Not as famous as the other islands in Sabah but its as good as you can get. Army personnel stationed at each end of the island just in case.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Adli G
Reviewed 17 May 2018

Lankayan is a beautiful island with very friendly staff. Snorkling is beautiful with all the turtles. Diving was a bit disappointing, less nice then snorkling. Rooms are very nice and clean. Wifi connection is very poor, so difficult to stay in touch with the office

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank MauriceY17
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Here I am describing the island itself, not the resort. Lankayan island is a wonderful paradise surrounded by turquoise waters full of sea life. Snorkelling you can find all kinds of colorful fish swimming in the corals and even sea turtles. The experience is not...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank RYOKOSURU
Reviewed 16 January 2018

I'm struggling to find the words to describe just how stunning this place is. -The first thing that struck me when we got off the boat was just how quiet, remote and tiny it was, it's sublime being somewhere so natural and pristine - and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
5  Thank Sally M
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Perfect! Everything was absolutely perfect! From accommodation, service, food, friendliness... Releasing turtles was a highlight. Snorkelling around the house reef too. Could only highly recommend!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank maevem478
Reviewed 6 October 2017

This island is paradise! The most amazing place I have ever traveled to. We are already planning to go back. We saw baby turtles being released each night. The snorkeling was sensational. We saw an abundance of incredible fish, sting ray, reef sharks and turtles....More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Liz G
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We stayed on Lankayan Island for 6 nights. It is 1 1/2 hours by boat. Upon arrival we were met and taken to the restaurant, where cold flannels (much needed) and a glass of fruit juice awaited us. We were given a brief introduction to...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Munki
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We snorkelers enjoyed three nights here. Divers might want more. About 1 1/2 hours out of Sandakan (included) you land at the tiny island. Chalets ring the island, offering a first class lodging in a remote place. The water is clear, sea turtles (our highest...More

Date of experience: June 2017
3  Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Amazing place, to say the least. After few meters walk on jetty footbridge upon arrival, we spotted 2-3 sea turtles. Attended hatching and nesting too. Very friendly staff. Food is excellent and tasty. A 2 days stay in this hidden sea treasure makes you feel...More

Date of experience: June 2017
5  Thank Charlotte L
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Hola, me parece que no es posible. He estado 2 veces en Lankayan y este verano iré una tercera vez. En ninguna ocasión vi excursiones de 1 día a la isla. De hecho, el resort sólo realiza un único traslado en barco al día a... More
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