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Lankayan Island Dive Resort

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

The resort is fantastic, the staff are great and the location and layout is superb. The cabins(rooms) are clean, spacious and comfortable and the restaurant, well being located on the water built on stilts and with 360 degree views you get amazing sunrises, sunsets and during our stay amazing Moonrises as well - we were lucky enough o experience a...

Thank Azzman67
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

THe island is small and surrounded by coral reef full of sea turtles and colourful corals. THe rooms are spacious and clean. Personnell is kind and always willing to help. There are things to improve, i.e. the cleaniness of the beach (which unfortunately is being eaten up by the sea) and of the inner part of the island. The rest...

1Thank StudentelloMilano
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We were picked up from the airport and off we go to the sabah parks jetty. We arrived at about 845am and were schedule to take the 10am boat to the Lankayan island dive resort. So while waiting, there was a coffee shop where we had local breakfast of roti prata with curry and some traditional Malay cakes and coffee....

6Thank KittyLiaw
New York City, New York
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Our stay at Lankayan was our treat to ourselves at the end of an otherwise budget adventure. And while it was more than we've ever spent, it was absolutely worth it. We had room 26, and sits on stilts, allowing a full panoramic view of the sea (I believe rooms 20 and up are the ones that have unobstructed views...

1Thank sashax415
Richmond, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Wow wow wow! Completely exceeded expectations. The villa on stilts was superb (villa 26 right at the end and the most private) and the balcony was to die for. We set our alarm to watch sunrise with a cup of tea on our last day. So worth it. The food is brilliant, wine was very good, not cheap for obvious...

2Thank elmo1984
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 December 2016

What a gorgeous place this is! Our chalet was very comfortable and nicely decorated with indoor bathroom and outdoor shower as well. Staff is very friendly and helpful, food is great. there are three little sea turtle hatcheries on the island and you can see the babies hatch and can help release them and you can learn a bit about...

1Thank Regmali
Reviewed 4 November 2016

I wanted to relax on a tropical island while on our holiday as it was my birthday. My son and I had a lovely time for the 3 nights we were there. We're not divers so went snorkelling every day once or twice. The sea life is just gorgeous and it's great to get in warm water every time. We...

2Thank jenseeya
Los Banos, California
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Every kind of tropical reef fish possible, robust and abundant corals, many many larger marine wildlife (turtles, rays, large reef shark -- and that's just around the resort!). A wonderful SMALL and intimate resort with lovely cabins cantilevered over the beach, beautiful dining hall, excellent marine protection center (they assist with patrols and public education) -- on a little island...

3Thank KimForrest
Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We were two adults and a kid of 12 years. We spend 4 days here snorkling and relaxing, but could easily have spend more time. We are not experienced divers, but were still able to get some great experiences. The food at the resort is fine, and pricing for drinks etc are not to bad.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 October 2016

What can I say...this place is a beautiful island 1.5 hours by speedboat from the mainland. The place is a nature reserve and conservation area for coral and breeding turtles. Staff are amazing knowledgeable about the nesting turtles. Food here is buffet but don't let that put you off. The food is amazing, both in choice and quality. Staff are...

1Thank 70gbowman

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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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“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
“All the rooms had great view. the island is tiny so all rooms face ocean”
X5437OPjamiec, 6 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room further from the reception as the beach is better”
219filipeb, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
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