Lankayan Island Resort

Lankayan Island | First Class

This little tropical island in the Sulu Sea is about 90 minutes by boat from the port of Sandakan, and sits within a large Marine Protected Area with excellent diving. Unpopulated and circled by an unblemished sandy shore, Lankayan is also exquisitely private, perfect for honeymooners and anyone seeking true peace.

Accommodation is right on the beach, and consists of comfortable wooden chalets built from local natural materials. Rooms are airy, their interiors decorated with colourful fabrics and carved wooden furniture. Every chalet has its own private balcony and direct access to the beach.

Delicious fresh meals and snacks are available throughout the day in the central building with its lovely terrace. The emphasis is on locally caught seafood, with barbecues held at the bar.

Diving here is of course world-class, with a centre run by professional dive-masters; snorkelling and kayaking are also on offer, and of course you are welcome to just relax, soak up the sun... perhaps take the odd dip in the crystal clear waters.

We Say
While Selingan Island is better known for watching turtles, between June and September there's a strong chance of seeing both Green & Hawksbill Turtles on Lankayan Island, too.


Lankayan Island

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  • Your Accommodation
    • 25 Rooms & Bungalows
    • First class room amenities
  • Eating & Drinking
    • Restaurant
  • Leisure & Relaxation
    • Dive centre
    • Ocean Kayaking
    • Snorkeling
    • Water Sports Equipment

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