Lankayan Island Resort
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Lankayan Dive Resort is a luxury private island resort located near Sandakan (90 minutes by boat).

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Popular for honeymoons and weddings, Lankayan Island's luxury beach and water chalets each offer ocean view.

Located in the Sulu Sea is the ultimate in secluded destinations – a stunning and remote island ideal for those looking for an opportunity to try a ‘Robinson Crusoe’ experience. Suitable for divers and non-divers alike, visitors to Lankayan Island visitors will not be disappointed by this great hideaway spot.

Lankayan Island

Beach Chalets

The Resort offers 16 luxury beach front chalets along with 3 over-the-water luxury chalets.

There are a total of 16 chalets with direct beach access, balconies with a view and private bathrooms. These beautiful chalets have the home comforts you need such as coffee and tea facilities, hot water, mini fridges and fresh water.

Lankayan island chalet
Lankayan island Room
  • Twin/double/triple Sharing chalets
  • A/C and Ceiling Fan
  • Private Balcony
  • Ensuite bathroom with bathtub and shower
  • Coffee and tea making facilities

Scuba Diving & Snorkeling

Scuba Diving at Lankayan island is world class with pristine coral reefs. Lankayan is also a sea turtle nesting site.

  • Choose from 4 dive wrecks teeming with fish and coral life
  • Sensational snorkelling above coral reefs combined with white sandy beaches
  • Some of the best underwater experiences in all of Borneo can be experienced at Lankayan Island
  • Located along what is known as ‘Sea Turtle Corridor’, the island boasts a healthy turtle population with nesting and foraging areas for Hawksbills and Green Turtles
  • A hidden gem unlikely to disappoint

Fine Dining

Lankayan island restaurant
Lankayan restaurant

Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at the restaurant with panoramic sea views.


The main attractions at Lankayan Island involve the beautiful clear waters and abundance of marine life to be seen whilst kayaking, snorkelling or scuba diving.

There are also a number of superb island and beach walks to be experienced.

Luckily for turtle enthusiasts, from June till September, visitors can also witness the hatchlings of baby sea turtles (Green and Hawksbill).

Lankayan diving package includes

  • Land transfer from Sandakan airport to Sandakan Jetty (return)
  • Boat transfer to Lankayan Resort (return)
  • Chalet Accommodation on twin or triple share basis at the resort
  • The ensuite bathrooms feature both hot shower and bathtub.
  • Unlimited dives in front of the Lankayan Dive Centre
  • No extra charge for night dives in front of dive centre
  • Tanks, Weight and belt provided
  • Delicious Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (buffet style)
  • Afternoon snacks
  • Tea/Coffee/Water & cordials served throughout the day

Note: Scuba diving at Lankayan can be easily combined with Sipadan, Mabul, Kapalai, Mataking and Layang Layang islands. Please contact us for more information.

Lankayan non diving package includes:

  • Land transfer from Sandakan airport to Sandakan Jetty (return)
  • Boat transfer to Lankayan Resort (return)
  • Chalet Accommodation on twin or triple share basis at the resort
  • Delicious Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (buffet style)
  • Afternoon snacks
  • Tea/Coffee/Water & cordials served throughout the day
  • Snorkeling gears available for rental

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Customer Reviews & Ratings Star rating based on our guest reviews

"The resort is well-maintained and we got excellent service from all members of the staff. The food was delicious. There were stingrays and turtles swimming around which was nice, apart from that, the diving was mostly macro critters." , London, United Kingdom

"This private island resort is so beautiful and both the dive staff and the resort staff were really friendly doing their best to give us a good time. They drew our attention to every interesting thing from green turtle laying eggs to hatching turtle eggs. One visitor even swam next to tiny baby sharks whilst snorkelling. We will remember the place for a long time." , Hong Kong

"Lankayan island was a paradise and leaving it was painful. The divemaster helped us see all types of marine life and made every dive a pleasure. The resort staff was highly professional and took good care of all our needs." , New York, United States

"Lankayan is not cheap but we get so much for what we pay that we cannot complain. Everything was done for us – we didn’t have to carry our luggage or take care of our diving gears. The resort is peaceful with all the modern facilities. We loved it." , Paris, France

"The dive equipment was in very good conditions and the DM was very experienced and professional. Our stay was excellent." , Antwerp, Belgium

"We stayed at Lankayan for a week and did the diving course. Our dive instructor was very friendly and patient. We were looked after well by the resort staff. They were very efficient and made sure that we had vegetarian meals." , San Paulo, Brazil

"The island was private and peaceful and the diving was excellent thanks to the DMs knowledge about the marine life, especially the rare macro." , Roma, Italy

"My stay at the resort was also great despite the fact that I was a solo traveller. I choosed the single occupancy chalet which was spacious and beautifuly designed in front of the beach. The resort staff took care of all my needs." , Beijing, China

"Lankayan was a real delight! The dive staff was really helpful and friendly. They put together our scuba diving kit before every dive, and rinse it and dry it after the dives. Highly recommended for both snorkelers and divers." , Cairns, Australia

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