Lankayan island, Sandakan

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Lankayan island is located in Sandakan. Make Lankayan island a centerpiece of your Sandakan vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Sandakan day trip planning tool .
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  • I'm struggling to find the words to describe just how stunning this place is. -The first thing that struck me when we got off the boat was just how quiet, remote and tiny it was, it's sublime being so...  more »
  • Perfect! Everything was absolutely perfect! From accommodation, service, food, friendliness... Releasing turtles was a highlight. Snorkelling around the house reef too. Could only highly recommend!  more »
  • What a great experience, SUPER. Small island, all cottages by the sea, all on stilts, each cabin private entrance, there are no paths for the cottages, only the beach and sea. In the wider area nothing but water. And then the environment, cristal clear water where you can see beautiful fish but especially many sea turtles. Snorkelling is a must, with a whopper of a sea turtle neck hours have swum (Sun from the water in cottage). We were lucky enough to see a release of young sea turtles twice. Gorgeous. Beautiful restaurant on stilts in the sea.
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On the main road leading into Sandakan simple hotels offer comfortable rooms, providing easy access to the area's natural attractions. In the town itself, the most popular accommodations cluster around the harbor and surrounding districts. Close to the water, you can find everything from backpacker hostels to popular chain hotels. Have a look at Jalan Leila, running west of the harbor--here, well-placed hotels ensure ease of travel to surrounding areas.
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