Your day-by-day itinerary
Arrival on Lankayan
You’ll be picked up from your hotel, or the airport in Sandakan, and transferred to the pier where a boat will be waiting to take you to Lankayan. The journey itself is a memorable experience, and after around 1.5 hours the island will come into view. White sandy beaches and azure blue waters surround a tropical forest – truly paradise on earth. You’ll feel the sand between your toes as you hop onto land, before settling into your comfortable wooden bungalow overlooking the sea, with the beach at your front door. The rest of the day is yours to do as you please.
There’s nothing scheduled in for today so you can spend it however you like, and if that involved drinking cocktails whilst doing precisely nothing, then nobody is going to judge. You can pull a beach chair up to the water’s edge and finish that book, and jump in the crystal clear sea whenever you get too hot. All your food is included, so you don’t even have that to worry about. If you fancy exploring then it’s pretty easy – you can walk around the whole island is about 20 minutes!
For something a little more active, snorkelling or diving in the waters surrounding the island could well be a highlight of your trip. The island’s dive centre can provide everything you need. These waters are home to corals, turtles, a huge array of colourful fish and even whale sharks on occasion.
Lankayan is a breeding ground for sea turtles and is home to the local project we support, Reef Guardian. You can visit the charity base on your stay here, and may even be lucky enough to witness a nest of baby turtles being released into the sea. The hatching season is July to October
Unless you’ve chosen to extend your stay here, today’s the day to wave a sad goodbye to this little slice of paradise. You’ll travel back the same way you came, and can be dropped either at your hotel or the airport.
Diving Packages on Lankayan
Lankayan Island has earned its reputation as having easy access to some of the best dive spots in the world. If you’re into your diving then we can arrange for your Lankayan trip to include 3 guided boat dives in the Sulu Sea on your free day here. Of course, if you decide to extend your stay on Lankayan then even more dives are possible…there’s plenty to explore in the waters around here!
*Please remember you’ll need to leave up to 48 hours after diving before you fly.
£725 - per person
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