SCUBA DIVING IN BORNEO
LANKAYAN ISLAND DIVE RESORT
Lankayan Island is a virtually uninhabited island, located deep into the Sulu Seas off the North-Eastern coast of Sabah in Malaysia. There is only one resort offering access to these unspoiled waters.
Lankayan has been created as a truly beautiful resort, not only for discerning divers but for anyone who appreciates the serenity and tranquility of a paradise island - white sandy beaches, swaying casuarina pines, beautiful sunrises and sunsets.
The normal route to the island is through Kota Kinabalu International
airport. here are also direct flights to Sandakan from KL on AirAsia. From KK, a connecting flight takes you
to Sandakan where a transfer is made
to the jetty to board the twin engine fibre glass boat to Lankayan Island, a journey of about
75 minutes on good seas. Note that there is only one boat transfer to Lankayan
each day, departing Sandakan jetty at 10.00 hrs. Depending on your arrival time in Sandakan, you
may need to spend a night in either KK or Sandakan.
Make sure that you have a look at this short video showing different aspects of the resort.
Video provided by Lankayan Island Dive Resort
Despite the remoteness, Lankayan offers all the amenities of a tropical resort.
In total, the resort accommodates between 40 and 50 guests at a time
The island is a great place to explore or simply to relax. Welcome to Asia's best kept secret.
Lankayan Island is part of the Sugud Islands Marine Conservation Area (SIMCA) which covers approximately 46300 ha. It was declared a conservation area in December 2001. The area is jointly managed by Sabah State Wildlife Department and private sector representatives. Lankayan is also governed by an extensive management plan to ensure sustainable use of resources and environmentally friendly tourism policies. Among other things, SIMCA representatives enforce a no fishing policy in the area, protect Turtles and their eggs, ensure a no anchoring policy for boats and limit tourist numbers and tourist facilities. Lankayan Resort used environmental consultants to design and implement waste management and recycling methods, build rainwater collection areas and ensure continued health of island flora. The results are positive and visible - healthy corals and rich vegetation.The dive package to Lankayan Island includes:-
- Land and Sea Transfers - Sandakan Airport to Lankayan Island and return,
- 3 meals per day plus afternoon tea and snacks,
- Accommodation on twin/triple sharing basis,
- 3 boat dives daily around the Island except on arrival and departure day,
- unlimited beach dives in front of Jetty,
- Provide tanks, weights and belt,
- Limited gear is available for rental,
- No extra charge for Night dives in front of Dive Centre for advanced divers or divers with night dive experience,
- Guided tour to Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabitation Centre on departure day from Lankayan (Optional) - entry fee to Sepilok not included
End of Year Special - 10% reduction for any booking from 01 November to 15 December inclusive
Chalet Accommodation prices
|Duration||Diver/Non Diver||1 Person||2 People||3 People|
|3 days/ 2 nights||Diver||$1,334||$1,025||$975|
|4 days/ 3 nights||Diver||$1,748||$1,344||$1,277|
|5 days/ 4 nights||Diver||$2,265||$1,743||$1,656|
|6 days/ 5 nights||Diver||$2,785||$2,143||$2,035|
|7 days/ 6 nights||Diver||$3,305||$2,542||$2,415|
Photographs courtesy of Lankayan Island Resort