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Turtle Island Park

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Sandakan, Malaysia
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6088 248 698 211 732
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from US$725.96
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

This is a must visit. Go there if and only if only you have booking to stay overnight. The turtles nesting happens much after sunset and hundreds of hatchlings pop out after evenings. Despite our meal restrictions (being only vegetarians) we were adequately taken care...More

1  Thank JayenShah
Reviewed 10 June 2018

This was a pretty amazing experience and one we won't forget for a while. Upon approaching the island which is about 40 minutes from Sandakan, you appreciate the remoteness and the efforts the staff go to to assist with the conservation of the green turtle...More

Thank natalie100389
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Overall I thoroughly enjoyed the trip. The experience is fantastic, something I've always wanted to do. Seeing the giant turtles lay their eggs on the beach and releasing baby turtles into the ocean is such a wonder. Purely for the experience of watching these amazing...More

1  Thank rachellouiset1995
Reviewed 28 May 2018

I didn't have any expectations regarding this island but was talked into spending the night here by the company that put our tour together. rooms were clean, food was good & we were glad that we had air conditioning as we didn't think they had...More

Thank Annette M
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

Just do it! We went with Amazing Borneo tours and they delivered an experience we will cherish forever. In addition to the Turtle experience we also got to experience serene beach with crystal clear sea.

1  Thank Philip A
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Of course the turtles are the stars of this destination, and having the privilege of watching a momma turtle lay her eggs and watching the hatchlings make their way to their new live was awesome. Our wait was quite long (1 am) and there are...More

Thank Nora2703
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

We visited here for one night. It was booked months in advance, as my husband had done some research and there is only a maximum of 40 tourists allowed on the island each night. As it happened we were very, very fortunate as there were...More

3  Thank GBtravellinggirl
Reviewed 17 May 2018

Highly recommended. It was incredible to see a turtle lay eggs and to also see the tiny ones be released into the sea. It is very apparent that this is an incredibly important and genuine conservation experience. It was fascinating speaking with the researchers and...More

Thank AuspiciousDragon
Reviewed 17 May 2018

If you want to be assured of seeing Turtles laying eggs and the high likelihood of sending new hatchlings on their way then this is your place. If you intend on snorkeling don't expect anything much. The facilities are fairly basic but you do get...More

Thank Gman201255
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

We booked direct through crystal quest, it was easy, Fatima was fantastic and responded quickly everytime she was very helpful from begining to end. After a few emails back and forth it was booked and we didnt have to pay anything until the day. Her...More

4  Thank Amy548739
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Charliegoesexploring
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Response from Andrew C | Reviewed this property |
No you leave early in the morning. We left at 7am
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Response from Philip A | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we went the whole family and felt very safe. Just go!
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Response from Mark N | Reviewed this property |
We were there in October 2017 and did not see any signs of trouble. We took the boat from Sandakan and stayed the night. No sign of police or military on the Island, but we (family of 4) never felt the least threatened... More
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