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Lankayan island

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Hardly seems real, a true paradise

I'm struggling to find the words to describe just how stunning this place is. -The first thing... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2018
Sally M
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Excellent

Perfect! Everything was absolutely perfect! From accommodation, service, food, friendliness... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2017
Maeve M
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Sandakan, Malaysia

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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

1  Thank Sally M
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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!

Thank Maeve M
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Reviewed 7 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

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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

Thank Munki
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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

2  Thank Bruce M
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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

3  Thank Charlotte L
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

Our family of 5 (kids 16, 14 and 11) feel very privileged that we have been able to visit Lankayan Island. It really is paradise on a small stretch of sand - you can walk around it in 15 minutes. The water is the colour...More

3  Thank Robbiv
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

Stayed 3 nihgts on the island. There is only one resort , managing ca.20 wooden chalets.Most of them are situated on the beach. Fortunately we had airco in our room. Fridge, Outdoor shower (next to indoor bath) was very convenient. Coffe and ea in our...More

3  Thank Peter R
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

This is our 2nd time back to Lankayan and did not think it could get better .. IT DID Arriving after the very fast speed boat trip we were taken care of as soon as you step on the Jetty. The 1st thing we saw...More

3  Thank UKSWE
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

As a couple traveling as back packers, having two nights at Lankayan, turned out to be the best treat we could give ourselves. The house, the beach, the water and the view were truly magnificent and the staff was nice and calm.

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Vanessa N
12 October 2017|
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Response from Munki | Reviewed this property |
Sorry we booked it as part of a touring holiday. Try Rickshaw Travel, we booked through them.
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It is very safe, the army patrol the island but you aren’t aware of their presence. All staff friendly and spoke to us. Would go back tomorrow.
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