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Lankayan Island Dive Resort

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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 14 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 14 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 9 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...

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The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 8 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
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 1 January 2012

Yes, this trip was very expensive, but we'd do it again in a hearbeat. This is simply one of the best things I've ever done in my life. The tour company picked us up from our hotel and took us down to the yacht club to catch the boat. We had a nice 90-minute ride out to the island which...

4Thank thehereandnow
Amagasaki, Japan
Reviewed 30 December 2011

My boyfriend and I have just returned from 3 nights on Lankayan Island and it was definitely the highlight of our holiday in Borneo. The boat ride over to the island was very bumpy and did not leave either of us feeling our best, but as soon as we arrived we could see it was well worth the journey! Neither...

Thank Josephine88
Reviewed 21 December 2011

Great experience. So pretty and well thought out. Loved that the environment was so well cared for.

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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, Malaysia
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“Get a room from 20 onwards.”
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tinkikuttih, 26 May 2017 | Read review
“Well worth going as far from the club house as possible, but all are well-positioned to give some privacy.”
Toaster803, 28 Apr 2017 | Read review
“air con is a bit chilly so adjust to what suits you at night”
70gbowman, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Over-ocean chalets are under construction!!!”
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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SabOhara, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
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