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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  • 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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  • This island is paradise! The most amazing place I have ever traveled to. We are already planning to go back. We saw baby turtles being released each night. The snorkeling was sensational. We saw an ab...  more »
  • We stayed on Lankayan Island for 6 nights. It is 1 1/2 hours by boat. Upon arrival we were met and taken to the restaurant, where cold flannels (much needed) and a glass of fruit juice awaited us. We ...  more »

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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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