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Lankayan Island Dive Resort
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Reviewed 3 August 2007

Our trip of 2 + weeks was organised fantastically by Audley Travel who suggested a few nights at Lankayan. Well, I can tell you that this is a fantastic location, from the moment you land you are treated as..family and friends by such lovely friendly people (as found generally throughout Borneo/Sabah) who really went out of their way, without appearing even to try, to make you wlecome and comfortable. The waters around the island are amazingly clear, our sons spent 3 days diving whilst we swam, snorkelled, lazed and photographed. It is wonderful to wake up early to look out and see the sun rise reflecting on the water just 20ft from your door. A highlight was being woken at 1.30am (our request!) when a turtle landed and laid her eggs (92) on the beach. Thank you all at Lankayan.

  • Stayed: July 2007, travelled with family
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5  Thank Uskgrub
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Reviewed 5 January 2007

Wow - what a find! We were booked here via our travel agent and had trouble finding out much about it. We're glad we went - it was superb!

Lankayan is a tiny island some 70km by boat from Sandakan. It takes 1.5-2 hours to get there so is not a journey for those without their sea legs, however the effort is well worth it. There is a single accommodation on the island, which consists of a number of chalets (there may be a lodge there but we did not spot it) and a central building which houses the TV lounge (which has the only TV on the island), restaurant and office. The Dive Centre occupies a large building on the end of the jetty on the other side of the island. That's pretty much it, with the exception of picture postcard palm-fringed golden beaches, which take only 20 mins to walk all the way around!

Our chalet was spacious and fitted with all mod cons, including aircon. Diving is good, if not exceptional compared to the standards of places such as Sipadan.

The resort is all inclusive, with food served buffet style. The food is not the strongest point of the resort, but as fussy eaters we never went hungry!

We had a great time here and were very sad to leave. Its a very laid back place and perfect spot to unwind and enjoy the simpler pleasures.

  • Stayed: December 2006, travelled as a couple
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10  Thank clippedwings
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Stayed: April 2018, travelled as a couple
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  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled with friends
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Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
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