A jewel-like tiny island in the Sulu Sea, a 1.5 hour boat rides north of
Sandakan; Lankayan has been declared part of an immense Marine
Protected Area to adopt the eco-tourism concept. Unpopulated and covered
by thick tropical island vegetation on its topside, this peaceful, untouched
little bit of paradise is ringed by an endless pure white sandy beach, offering
simply elegant and exquisite accommodation in all 23 wooden, roomy and
perfectly appointed seafront chalets.
While the ideal destination for those who search for tranquility and
relaxation in a virgin natural setting and for families with children, Lankayan
Island is also becoming one of the hottest diving destinations on the map
today: its dive sites - all just a few minutes away - boasting unbelievably
colorful macro, fauna, fascinating wrecks and in season from March to May,
regular sightings of gigantic and harmless whale sharks, the "dream date "
of every diver in the world.
Situated within the Sea Turtle Corridor, Lankayan Island is also a nesting
place and foraging ground for sea turtles; most commonly Green and
Hawksbill Turtle. Therefore, guests will have a chance to see turtles nesting
as well as new hatchlings of baby turtles released to the sea especially in
season from June to September.
Lankayan Island Dive Resort
A jewel like tiny island in the Sulu Sea
Lankayan Dive Site - Jawfish Lair
In Lankayan, one of the most popular
dive sites is Jaw fish Lair which is just 4
to 5 minutes boat ride from Lankayan
jetty. Some of the common sightings are
of course the giant jaw fish itself, sting
rays, snappers, groupers, anemone fish,
fusilier, trumpet fish, and nudibranches.
Rare sightings include blue ribbon eel,
ghost pipe fish (seasonal), juvenile cat
fish, peacock mantis shrimp, and turtle.
Lankayan has over 32 dive sites
including 2 wrecks and most dives sites
are just minutes away by boat from jetty.
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