Lankayan Island is a small pristine coral island located on the north-eastern coast of Sabah, 15 km offshore from the small city of Sandakan in the Sulu Sea. This island paradise is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of city living where you can unplug and unwind. The island is shaped like a jewel and what a jewel it is, with its turquoise coloured ocean, swaying casuarinas and fine white sandy beach.
It is also a diving oasis for diving enthusiasts with the surrounding brimming with marine life and the huge underwater diversity. Lankayan Island is part of the Sugud Islands Marine Conservation Area where all fishing and harvesting activities are prohibited in order to conserve the jewel that it is.
The island is a turtle haven as the green and hawksbill turtle nesting spot and one of the main attractions is watching the turtles hatch. Also known to have the occasional whale shark sighting, a diver’s dream dive companion.