A jewel-like tiny island in the Sulu Sea, a 1.5 hour boat rides north of Sandakan; Lankayan has been declared part of an immense Marine Protected Area to adopt the eco-tourism concept. Unpopulated and covered by thick tropical island vegetation on its topside, this peaceful, untouched little bit of paradise is ringed by an endless pure white sandy beach.
While the ideal destination for those who search for tranquility and relaxation in a virgin natural setting and for families with children, Lankayan Island is also becoming one of the hottest diving destinations on the map.
Lankayan Island is a true Macro world paradise. Saved are large stretches of beautiful hard and soft corals belonging to numerous genera, among which are multitudes of macro world subjects and juvenile fishes, colorful to the extreme.
Situated within the Sea Turtle Corridor, Lankayan Island is also a nesting place and foraging ground for sea turtles; most commonly Green and Hawksbill Turtle. Therefore, guests will have a chance to see turtles nesting as well as new hatchlings of baby turtles released to the sea especially in season from June to September.
The resort offers 23 simple and elegant wooden chalets, tastefully furnished, on the seafront.
Although the island is a remote island off the Malaysian Borneo, offers all the comforts of a Malaysian resort from tropical island. Visitors can choose from a chalet in double or triple room. The Chalets are made from local wood to blend with the natural surroundings, and enjoy stunning views of the sandy beach and the turquoise ocean.
On the island Lankayan you can dive on over 32 sites including beautiful corals and colorful fish.
Lankayan island climate is worthy of an equatorial country, hot and humid all year round, always summer, without well-defined seasons.
The climate is equatorial heat and maintains an average temperature throughout the year of about 30 °. From October to March the rainy season is very humid. From April to September, the dry season, you can meet some of typhoons that bring intense splashing water but fortunately short.