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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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...

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Adelaide
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...

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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...

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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...

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Reviewed 27 September 2016

Magical island, uplifting, reaffirming, marvelous! The staff are gracious, humble, welcoming, accommodating. The restaurant and relaxation area is an incredible wooden structure, a piece of fantastic architecture that is kept pristine by the staff. The food is excellent quality. The place is so tasteful! The chalets are over-looking the beach, each has a hammock, a balcony, A/C. Ours had four-poster...

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Sydney
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed in September with our two adult daughters. We had side by side villas. All of the accommodation on the island is waterfront. The rooms were spacious and clean with a/c plus ceiling fans. If you want the best views ask for a villa at the very far end, numbers 20 to 26. If you want total privacy with...

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

This place is paradise. 3 days was not enough and we wished we had stayed longer. Everything from the rooms (with a stunning balcony view) to the food was divine. Being vegetarians, we were a little anxious about our options, but the chef was amazing and even cooked specific dishes as per our request :) The rooms are very spacious...

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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for 3 nights and it was very good. Big chalet with an amazing terrace facing the ocean. Water is clear and there's plenty of fish. I attened a baby turtle release twice in 3 days(!!!) The staff is very serviceminded and makes you feel very welcome on this island. I can truly recommend this place.

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UK
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We had a beautiful stay on Lankayan Island (despite the not so great weather!). Beautiful and well maintained island. Lovely staff. We stayed in chalet 26 which was more remote at the end of the resort and beautiful with the stilts over the sea. All chalets face the sea and are in a line with each other but feel very...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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”
 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.”
 of 5 bubbles SaharaHara, 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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