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Turtle Island Park

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Sandakan, Malaysia
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 13 October 2005

After a quick breakfast stop at Liberan Island, where there was not a great deal to see, we arrived at Turtle Is. We hit the water straight away while the tide was up and did a bit of snorkelling, it's not the great barrier reef...More

31  Thank Ambassador32967
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 31 March 2012

Although it is nice to see the turtle, this is a really bad tourist scam and should be avoided. You have to pay for anything in addition, snorkeling, fins (there is nothing else to do on the island) and you are told about 20 times...More

20  Thank ddmps2001
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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

At first I thought that the island was really beautiful and quite enjoyed watching the lizards and snorkelling during the day... On the night I wasn’t quite so sure, I felt the event was harrowing for the turtles. When the new borns were hatched they...More

Thank DanBriggs1986
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

We booked our trip to the Turtle island park directly through Crystal quest (the company that manages the only accomodation on the Selingan island). The day of our departure our boat had some unpredictable technical problems and we had to wait for an hour and...More

1  Thank betkaruschka
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

We stayed 1 night in this amazing place. We arrived to island around 10:00 a.m. After swimming we turned around the island, just one part was difficult to walk but it is a quite small island it takes just 45 min. Before dinner the crew...More

1  Thank Ozden A
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Previous reviews below have described the experience so I won't repeat. This is fantastic and great to see the locals taking the environment seriously. This deserves 5 stars as an experience, but I knocked one off for the amount of plastic and litter around the...More

1  Thank Bryan B
Reviewed 25 June 2018

We all loved our trip to Turtle Island, after reading reviews I was expecting very basic accommodation but was pleasantly surprised, it was clean and perfectly adequate for our stay. Food was good and plentiful. Snorkeling was good with a plentiful variety of fish. But...More

1  Thank NikkiB1105
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Stayed on the island for one night, the afternoon spent snorkelling in the beautiful waters around the island. Saw a great variety of fish and invertebrates then after dark we waiting until the female turtles came ashore. A magical moment watching her lay her eggs...More

Thank Caroline M
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
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4 October 2018|
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Response from GBtravellinggirl | Reviewed this property |
Hi, they have a website with an email address and fax number on.
11 August 2018|
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Response from Andrew C | Reviewed this property |
No you leave early in the morning. We left at 7am
12 June 2018|
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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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