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Lankayan Island Dive Resort

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Reviewed 20 February 2012

Amazing island and beautiful accommodation. Friendly service and top diving. Really recommended as an island escape. Food and chilled drinking in bar was good too. Don't expect night life, just very chilled chatting with a beer until 11ish after dinner. The bar overlooks the sea and you can see baby blacktip sharks swimming around in the shallows!

3Thank Iain C
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 9 February 2012

First, I see everybody explaining about the boat ride. Yeah, maybe it is a bit bumby, but already seeing the Island is the reward for it!! Besides if you still wanna find true hide aways, you have to take the boat ride even if it takes longer... The Island is def a true Gem in Borneo, one of the best...

1Thank Krissi55
Reviewed 8 February 2012

We spent 3 nights at Lankayan Island to end off our Sabah trip last year. The dive package is a little pricey, but having read the reviews and seen the photos we decided to treat ourselves, particularly as we did not have enough time to go to Sipidan which is THE dream. The island is a couple hours boat ride...

5Thank VonGregson
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 19 January 2012

Lankayan island is the most beautiful place I have ever encountered, never mind in South East Asia. It is a true gem in Sabah, and was the highlight of my entire 3 week trip to Malaysia. The service is great, and yet I still got the impression that we were completely alone on the island to do whatever we pleased,...

3Thank travelingstar1
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 15 January 2012

The reef right of the jetty is the best. Great variety of fish & coral. Simply amazing. We only snorkelled and saw heaps so didn't bother diving even though we're qualified divers. Just a word of warning however, they warn you of jelly fish in the water. But not the larvae -which can cause as much irritation if you are...

2Thank yeemai
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Reviewed 15 January 2012

Chalet No 3. A lovely place to relax after a long work. Definitely a great place to rest your mind and dive. One thing I like the most is, I make friends with traveler, they are cute and friendly and we had a great talk before bed, one of the enjoyable and memorable moment. Oh yes, new restaurant had just...

1Thank Geolice
Kagoshima, Japan
Reviewed 10 January 2012

I visited Lankayan earlier this year with my boyfriend, we both loved this place! It is a bit expensive but totally worth it, specially if you like diving. Access is by boat, a bit bumpy, but again, worth it. The island features clear blue water, it is totally private and quite, perfect for couples and small families. The diving packages...

Thank Paula O
The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 9 January 2012

We were retrieved from our hotel well in time and were brought to the jetty. Because of the sea conditions the ride from the jetty to the island was not 1.5 hour, but 2.5 hour and pretty bumpy to say the least. Make sure you take your seasickness pills. When we arrived everything was well organized and when we entered...

3Thank Pimmetje_7
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 January 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights at the end of our amazing honeymoon in Sabah. It was a perfect ending to a memorable trip. From an accommodation perpsective our chalet was immaculate. We had a very comfortable four poster bed in an open plan chalet which was cleaned and serviced every day. The fridge was stocked with bottled water each...

1Thank Blenkers
Reviewed 5 January 2012

We spent 3 nights on Lankayan over new year as part of a family reunion holiday. Our group was mixed, with a few divers and several non-divers, including 4 children between 5 and 7 years old. As we have lived in Borneo for the past 6 years, we have had a chance to sample several other resorts, and have dived...

2Thank G_Minton

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A jewel like tiny island in the Sulu Sea, an hour and a half boat rides north of Sandakan; Lankayan has been declared part of an immense Marine Protected Area to adopt the eco-tourism concept. Unpopulated and covered by thick tropical island vegetation on its topside, this peaceful, untouched little bit of paradise is ringed by an endless pure of white sandy beach, offering simply elegant and exquisite accommodation. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lankayan Island Dive Resort

Address: Lankayan Island, Sandakan, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Sandakan Division > Sandakan
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lankayan Island Dive Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 23
Also Known As:
Lankayan Island Dive Hotel Sandakan
Lankayan Island Dive Sandakan
Lankayan Island Dive Resort Sandakan, Sabah
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“air con is a bit chilly so adjust to what suits you at night”
 of 5 bubbles 70gbowman, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Over-ocean chalets are under construction!!!”
 of 5 bubbles H9243BQemilya, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms are much bigger like room number 4, which is also close to the dining hall and dive resort.”
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 of 5 bubbles SabOhara, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms had great view. the island is tiny so all rooms face ocean”
 of 5 bubbles X5437OPjamiec, 6 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room further from the reception as the beach is better”
 of 5 bubbles 219filipeb, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
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