Lankayan island is a small jewel island of the Malaysian Borneo, in the Sulu sea, just less then two hours by boat from north of Sandakan.
Lankayan was declared part of the huge protected sea area and for this reason it follows the sustainable tourism’s principles for its own protection.
Lankayan is not populated and it is covered by a dense tropical vegetation on its north side, where this small, untouched, corner of paradise is surrounded by a beach of pure white sand.
This Borneo’s island is ideal for those searching for tranquillity and relax in a natural environment and for both families and couples it is becoming one of the most popular tropical destinations for diving among all the islands of Borneo.
The Lankayan dive sites, all just a few minutes away from each other, reserve incredible colors, fascinating wrecks, and from March to May regular sightings of gigantic and harmless whale sharks, the secret dream of every diver in the world.
Located within the sea turtles‘ path, Lankayan island is also a nesting place for them, so visitors could have the chance to see turtles while they nidificate, especially from June to September.
The Pom Pom island takes its name from the fruit of a local plant; this island is part of the Tun Sakaran Marine National Park, a protected area.
Pom Pom islands is about 45 minutes by boat from Malaysian Borneo coast, it has a rich tropical vegetation, fine white sand, turquoise water and it is surrounded by a 4 km long coral belt , particularly rich in marine fauna and flora.
This small atoll, that can be discovered by walking in about an half hour, is often a heavenly refuge for green turtles and sea turtles, who retunr to the beach at night to nest. During your holiday, if you’ll be lucky, you could watch the hatching of the eggs and the release of the sea turtles.
In Pom Pom island, there are no human settlements, and the island is also home to an institution that collaborates with the Malaysian authorities and with the WWF to monitor the conservation status of the coral reef and the conditions of marine life.