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Great destination to visit Borneo's underwater critters...and unwind.

We snorkelers enjoyed three nights here. Divers might want more. About 1 1/2 hours out of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bruce M
Carlsbad, California
A secret paradise

Amazing place, to say the least. After few meters walk on jetty footbridge upon arrival, we spotted... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Charlotte L
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Charlotte L
Reviewed 6 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

2  Thank Robbiv
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
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
Reviewed 25 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.

1  Thank Linn E
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Two teachers travelling around Borneo but needed some relaxation time and wow, did we get it here! I was the most relaxed I have ever been here! You are surrounded by crystal clear turquoise waters and nothing else in sight! Turtles are all around you,...More

1  Thank dippydan10
Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful place. Fantastic accomodation, very friendly staff and good food. The location is idyllic and the dive and snorkeling sites are uncanning. Also great place to see some turtles nesting, we even saw a nesting right under our cabin.

2  Thank Ted K
Reviewed 14 September 2015

Quiet and peaceful. Chalets are right beside the beach and very comfortable and spacious. It's a fairly long ride in a fast boat out to the island which is very close to the Philippines border. The dining/lounge area is at the end of a long...More

2  Thank Kay S
Reviewed 26 August 2015

I cant express enough how amazing and peaceful this place is. This is a must stay, and from comment of other guests this place was much better than all the other islands in Sabah and Sarawak. We were swimming daily with turtles and snorkelling the...More

1  Thank frank_1100
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How much does this cost?
28 October 2015|
Response from Kay S | Reviewed this property |
Current prices via websites for 4 nights are US909 diver package and US727 non-diver. Why not google Lankayan Island web site and read the details and contact the island? You won't regret going there.
Hello, how to get to Lankayan Island from Semporna? Is it a long trip?
17 October 2015|
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Response from Mark H | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes that's about right, maybe a little more. The day we went the weather was very nice so a comfortable ride, but I imagine it could get messy at times. Very nice view of islands etc. on the way.