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Selingan Island Resort

  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
Apr 9 Apr 10
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
Pulau Selingan, Malaysia
09/04/2017 10/04/2017
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All reviews turtle experience turtle laying her eggs baby turtles an amazing experience crystal quest turtle conservation rooms are very basic one night once in a lifetime eggs laid air conditioning available for purchase hour boat ride monitor lizards basic buffet armed guards twin beds food was fine rice conservation efforts
Reviewed 1 week ago

While they do deliver the after dark turtle experience, the rest of the time is an endurance test. If it's a rainy afternoon, it is a miserable place to be. Even if they served better coffee & had a video lounge showing wildlife docos it...More

Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

This is the type of place that is very hard to rate. Reviewing the wildlife experience and uniqueness it is a strong five. Seeing the turtles laying eggs is a once in a lifetime experience! We also had the luck of experiencing a natural nest...More

Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Accommodation was basic and comfortable. Lunch and dinner was really good, keep up the good work. We felt safe there with the general police force guarding the island. Island is beautiful and a unique place for the turtles to land and lay their eggs. Really...More

Reviewed 7 November 2016

We were expecting basic accommodation, but the room we had B2 was disgusting. The floor was dirty and full of sand, the bathroom was less than basic. One tap was rusted and corroded and could not be turned on. We had cold water when we...More

Reviewed 15 October 2016

We arrived to the island by speed boat. An hour long journey and rather smooth compared to the boat rides I had in Semporna and the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park in KK. Lunch, dinner, and breakfast were pretty good and filling (don't go expecting a...More

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  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
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Is there snorkeling gear available for rental on Selingan Island?
26 March 2017|
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Response from Faithalicious_x | Reviewed this property |
Yes - snorkels, masks, fins, lifejackets. The rental prices of the snorkelling gear were a bit overpriced but not extortionate (~30-50 MYR)
HI, I just wondered if you felt safe travelling between Sandakan and Selingan Island. Governments advice is always to avoid, but I have read that there is good prevention and protection from the police now. Also, what time does the boat get you back in the morning to the jetty at Sandakan? We have a flight from the airport before lunch and I am not sure how long it takes to get there. I am still waiting for a reply from the agency over there, but I have read that they are slow. Thank you. Jayne and Mark
21 January 2017|
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Response from Dinah J M | Reviewed this property |
Yes we felt safe travelling between Sandakan and Selingan, not to worry. The boat will reach the jetty at 7.45 to 8.00 in the morning (depending on the weather). Jetty and airport doesn't take long, about 15 mins.
Does anyone have contact details for Crystal Quest please? And has anyone used Marimari to book and has that been ok? Finally is it worth the money - I see the accommodation is very basic but is the experience alone worth the money? Thank you :)
19 January 2017|
Response from Faithalicious_x | Reviewed this property |
cquest1996 gmail com I can't paste the e-mail itself but hopefully you can work the above out by adding an at and a dot.
Room Tips
"ask for an upgrade!"
mariascatmotel, 11 days agoRead review
"Rooms are backpackers at best if you are lucky! avoid Block B"
carmelte, 4 months agoRead review
"The rooms aren't very nice... so just be prepared for this. You're here for the turtles."
Maile83, 5 months agoRead review
"Get what your are given it seems."
Sans1960, 8 months agoRead review
"All rooms are basic chalet type rooms situated in the gardens"
Annie C, 8 months agoRead review
"Book direct through crystal quest"
Mikeey23, 10 months agoRead review
"Ask for a double. Not much room in twin bed room."
Pete N, 10 months agoRead review
"Pot luck i think, they all seem much the same."
Steve P, over a year agoRead review
"Only one type"
Sandra O, over a year agoRead review
"It's about the sea turtles and the natural, remote setting. Does not really matter which of the rooms..."
CLM409, over a year agoRead review
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