turtles running from beach to sea

Swim with Sea Turtles on Lankayan Island

Lankayan Island is a secluded paradise hidden away in the tropical Sulu Sea just north of Sandakan. It’s the perfect place to end your Borneo itinerary and to rest after travelling. You can spend your days relaxing on the white sandy beaches or swimming in the crystal clear sea. The view beneath the sea is perhaps even more beautiful than above the water; there are loads of turtles and colourful fish. If you’re particularly lucky you may even see a sea turtle lay its eggs beneath the sand or see baby turtles taking to the sea.

Laze away in secluded bays

Just a short ride from the shores of Kota Kinabalu, Manukan Island is a dreamy setting to begin or end your Borneo holiday. As an island that is popular with day trippers, this means it can be busy during the day, however from around mid afternoon it will just be yourself and the resort guests watching the sun set over the sparkly white sands and lapping shores. Explore the island’s lush green jungle interior, or snorkel in the protected lagoon to spot tropical fish and coral surrounding the shore.

View across a white sandy beach with trees hanging over the water's edge in Borneo

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5 Reasons to Visit Lankayan Island | Borneo Beach Escape

1st May 2014 by Emma

Take one look at Lankayan Island and you'll see why Emma chose it for her Borneo beach getaway. Here's her 5 reasons to visit (it's not all about turtles!)

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