The small island of Lankayan is located in the Sulu Sea, north of Borneo near the port city of Sandakan. From Sandakan, it is 30 minutes by minibus and 90 minutes by speed boat to the island of Lankayan. Sandakan can be reached from Kuala Lumpur or Kota Kinabalu.
This beautiful little island with thick tropical growth and sandy beaches offers an absolutely pure nature experience. It's situated in a National Park region. A Turtle Rehabilitation centre on the island is open to the public and you can watch egg laying and turtle hatchlings at times.
There are 24 cosy beach bungalows (called chalets) for guests. All chalets are equipped with individual air-conditioners, private bathroom with hot water, a small fridge, coffee maker, fan, mosquito nets. Power supply in the chalets is 220 & 110 Volts. Every chalet has its own veranda with ocean views and direct beach access. Freshwater is available in the chalets. It is shipped in from the mainland in sufficient quantities.
An open restaurant with a large veranda is located in the main building. Buffet meals are offered three times per day. The food is varied and delicious. Besides seafood they serve a large variety of Asian cuisine. In the afternoons water, tea, coffee and snacks are offered free of charge. The veranda becomes the meeting place for divers in the evenings, watching the sunset over a drink.
There is a common room with TV and video, as well as a small library and a small shop for guests. The dive centre is located directly at the jetty with beautiful views to Mt Kinabalu.
The boat transfer between Sandakan and Lankayan is scheduled to operate daily:
Depart Sandakan Jetty at 10am daily.
Depart Lankayan at 7am daily.
Guests must arrive in Sandakan latest by 9am for transfer to resort on same day. The boat departs at 10am. On departure, guests can book any flight out of Sandakan after 11am. The boat departs the resort at 7am.
Internet access is available at the resort's main building which opens daily from 8.00am to 11.00pm. There no is mobile (cell) phone coverage on the island or at the resort.