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Orchid Island(Lanyu)

Taitung County, Taiwan
+886 8 973 1669
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Must not missed it!

Lanyu Island is really beautiful! You must visit it at least once in your life. Do be aware you... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hong Kong, China
No orchids... perhaps it should be called butterfly island...

We spent two nights on Lanyu Island which was right for us allowing one day for birdwatching and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Taitung County, Taiwan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lanyu Island is really beautiful! You must visit it at least once in your life. Do be aware you will be feel sick for the 2-hour ferry but the scene you will have on the island worth it.

Thank ConniefromHK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent two nights on Lanyu Island which was right for us allowing one day for birdwatching and one day a touristy tour of the island. We opted for the ferry from Taitung - note the ferry companies don't accept creditcards, only cash. It's also...More

Thank mikeedeedee
Reviewed 15 December 2016

I don't doubt that this island is beautiful and remote, a little road less travelled - that's why my husband and I visited. We love adventure and don't mind "roughing it". Just don't go in the off season unless you are willing to stay longer...More

5  Thank Angela W
Reviewed 22 November 2016

It is a good place to enjoy nature, because Orchid Island do not be effected by technology. There are many passionate people and nature scenery in this Island. Although this island is small, it is full of many beautiful scenery. For example:軍艦岩、母雞岩. They are named...More

Thank 傑偉 林
Reviewed 8 September 2016

One of the most gorgeous islands I've ever visited. Very hot weather, but you won't want to stay inside with the aircon, because outside on this island there is so much to offer. Goats roam the roads, villages and beaches, rock formations and caves dot...More

2  Thank Imogen M
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful island full of aboriginals and Taiwanese people, if you are a nature lover then you have to check this out. Orchid Island (Lanyu) is accessible by either a 25 minute 19 seater plane ride (books out months in advance) or a...More

2  Thank FREEDOM0710
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Some of these reviews are not for Orchid Island therefore Green Island please remember there's different Taiwan islands around Taiwan and each offer a different experience.

Thank btianvf
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Growing up in Taiwan, I've heard about Lanyu since I was very little. But it wasn't until last year when I started studying in the States did I start to think about visiting this island. Lucky enough, I got an opportunity to come back to...More

3  Thank chianhenglee
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

This is a good island if you want to just chill out. It's a little over two hours ferry ride from Fugang Harbor 富岡漁港 in Taitung 台東. Round trip is about $2400nt (one way $1200nt). To bring your own scooter is $300nt each way. It's...More

6  Thank calvinshueh
Reviewed 5 April 2016

Getting the boat from Taitung can be a bit of a hit/miss affair. I got to the port at 8am but there wasn't a boat till 1pm. Oh well all part of travelling. The island is a tropical paradise. I fortunately met a Chinese speaking...More

4  Thank Augie M
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Anna R
How can we rent scooters here if we only have USA drivers licenses? Or is it easy to find someone to pay todrive you around?
6 October 2016|
Response from chianhenglee | Reviewed this property |
I don't know for sure, but I'm pretty sure they will probably let you rent it anyway as long as you know how to ride a scooter. (When I visited this summer, the BnB owner rented a scooter for me and I just payed the owner... More
Hi Everyone, Can we pay for B&B homestay, scooter rental, food and other related activities on the island - using Credit Card?
7 June 2016|
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Response from Augie M | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it very much. I think there is only one ATM in the Seven11 store so credit card useage is few and far. Finally you will be dealing with local indigenous people who don't have a history of banks, credit cards etc.
What spots do you recommend for snorkeling?
6 May 2016|
Response from Augie M | Reviewed this property |
If you go with a local guide he will show you. I went snorkelling in a small bay about 1 km north of the township of Lanyu. Hire a scooter and drive around the island, you will see others diving and you will find several... More