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Amagasaki, Japan
Reviewed 31 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...

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Reviewed 22 December 2011

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

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 16 December 2011

We stayed at Lankayan Island 2 years ago after a round trip trough Borneo. As we had such a good time I would still like to write the review. Lankayan Island Dive Resort is owned by the same people that own Sepilok Nature Resort and Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort. We stayed both in Sepilok and Lankayan. The boat trip to...

Thank IL0veNature
Reviewed 19 November 2011

Thoroughly enjoyed my diving experience at Lankayan! To begin with, the island is simply beautiful and charming in its own character. Like the lovely & roomy chalet, good food was served on every meal with nice and warm ambience at the restaurant. Hats off to the diving crew as they were so helpful and friendly (really). As a beginner, the...

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Kuala Lumpur
Reviewed 18 November 2011

The best about Lankayan is Lankayan. The food is average, the rooms are average however the rest is GREAT. We were there for 2 nights and 3 days and we had a fantastic experience. As I understand it, from Aug-Nov is the high season for turtle nesting and hatching. I think we saw at least 5 hatchings and one turtle...

1Thank Jens_a_Swede
Reviewed 17 November 2011

To put this in context, this place is utterly lovely, I mean REALLY lovely, what ever else I say, the overriding facts are that this is heavenly and anyone who moans about it must live an extremely unusual life. The staff were great (Chef found out I was veggie on day1 and asked me what I would like to eat...

5Thank skiesnpies
Reviewed 7 November 2011

What a great place to end our holiday. The scuba diving was out of this world with no other dive centres in the area. So nice not to see other people under water. Even though we were doing three dives per day at no time did we feel rushed. On a lot of diving holidays you leave feeling tired. Here...

2Thank BrettLouw
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 October 2011

Lankayan is the most beautiful island I have ever been to, and I've been to many across Malaysia, the carribbean etc. It's just absolutely perfect! Only 4 ha, it takes less than 10 minutes to walk round the island and thats a major part of the appeal - its remote, its idyllic, the sand is powder soft, white & perfect,...

1Thank BernadineFernz
Reviewed 23 October 2011

We were lucky enough to stay here as part of our honeymoon and it was definitely a highlight. The boat picked us up from Sandakan and whisked us across the water taking about 90 minutes to get to the island. As we walked up the jetty across the clear turquoise water toa palm fringed beachwear knew we'd made a great...

Thank Bulhead68
Reviewed 13 October 2011

Lankayan Island Our trip was organised by Audley in the UK. We stayed for seven nights between 13th and 19th September 2011, Our transfer to Lankayan left Sandakan harbour around 10:00am, so we stayed the night before in the Swiss Inn Waterfront Hotel nearby (about 5 min drive away) We were met at the harbour by Lankayan Resort staff and...

4Thank geordiediver

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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
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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.”
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 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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