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Lankayan Island

Beach, Lankayan Island
Coral reef, Lankayan Island

A tiny island in the Sulu Sea north of Sandakan, Lankayan is part of a marine protected area and offers tranquillity, pure white sandy beaches and world class snorkelling and diving. The only development on the island is the comfortable Lankayan Island resort which offers elegant accommodation in its 16 wooden, seafront chalets and bungalows, a restaurant and fully equipped dive centre.

Being part of the Turtle Islands National Park a marine biologist is resident on the island who patrols the surrounding waters to protect the environment from illegal fishing, which is why the reefs teem with multi-coloured life and turtles are easily spotted. Lankayan is a true paradise for honeymooners, divers, snorkelers and all lovers of marine environments, and is one of the Far East’s best kept secrets. 

 

 

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