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Lankayan or Turtle Island

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Lankayan or Turtle Island


I am pulling together a trip to Malaysia in late may - I was planning to stay overnight on Turtle Island as part of a tour but have been put off by the very expensive prices for what sounds like a horrible place to stay - if I was to visit Lankayan end of may would I have a good chance of seeing turtles hatch there too?

If not I will go for the turtle island trip as it is about the experience first, then will go on to do a 2N3D Kinabatangan river cruise.



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1. Re: Lankayan or Turtle Island

Hi Adam,

During my last visit to Lankayan,i was inform that you'll get a good chance of seeing turtle hatching if you stay for about 4 nights with them. And there is a better chances if you visit them in June-Sept.

You can check out this site for more info:


Whale Sharks come visiting in between of March and May too.


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Hi WE did turtle island last August, island lovely , saw turtles laying eggs, hatching in sand pens and released them , so you really dosee everything. Island was chilled place to swim and just relax by day, lovely air cond ensuite rooms, comfey beds. Buffet food laid on, drinks available, not greates range or quality, but we wre there for the turtles and so glad we did it, a highlight of a 6 week trip! You need to book though as very full up and only 40 beds (?) on the island

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WE also did the 2 night jungle cruise, booked with Sepilock jungle resort, stayed at Billit adventure lodge, really good boat trips and accomadation

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