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Lankayan Island Resort

Lankayan Island Resort

One exquisite resort on a tiny jewel-like island, making this an ideal destination if you are seeking tranquility and relaxation in a virgin natural setting.

Located on an untouched paradise, Lankayan Island Resort is the only resort on the island offering modern amenities, comfortable rooms, and excellent diving excursions.

All 23 exquisite chalets are well appointed and equipped with hot bath, coffee, tea, mini fridge, everything you’d expect in a hotel but with a beach or oceanfront just steps away. Full board meals are served in the central open building which boasts an amazingly beautiful open-air wooden terrace surrounded by swaying casuarinas. The perfect place to relax, all while admiring the dozens of juvenile blacktip sharks and marine life swimming leisurely just a few feet beneath.


Dive Resort



Languages Spoken

English, Malay, Mandarin

Number of dive instructors


Number of divemasters


Able to cater to physically challenged

Sorry, not at the moment

Air conditioned rooms

With hot showers too


Within walking distance. Perfect for a shore dive

Sundeck lounge

Get a 360˚ panoramic view of the sunset vista

Free Wi-Fi

Available from 0800hrs to 2300hrs


Indulge in a variety of asian and western cuisine


Carbonated and alcoholic beverages to quench that thirst

Convenience and souvenir store

All stocked up with snacks and essentials for your vacation

Lounge / TV room

Watch a movie or your favorite sitcom perhaps?

Fish ID and training books

Reference materials available to identify that fish you spotted

First aid kit

Located at the dive center, resort reception and in all boats

Emergency oxygen

Located at the dive centre and all boats

VHF radio

Located at the dive centre and in all boats

Resident doctor

None. Dive crew are all first responders.

Clinic nearby

At Sandakan town

Dive courses

Discover scuba • Scuba Diver • Open Water • Advanced Open Water • Rescue Diver • Divemaster

Diving type

Boat dive, shore dive

Instructor to student ratio (max)


Instructor to discover diver ratio (max)


Dive guide to scuba diver ratio (max)


Dive equipment rental

Available – BCD, regulator, fins, mask, snorkel, fins, wetsuit, dive computer

NITROX / Enriched Air

Not available

Equipment servicing

For light repairs, and do not extend to overhauls

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Packaged Rates

The prices below are for references only. We will quote you the best available rates

Packaged rates below are based on minimum 2 booking guests

Price per person
(min. 2 pax)


Water ChaletRM 3230RM 4400RM 5570
Beach ChaletRM 2700RM 3679RM 4658


Water ChaletRM 2594RM 3535RM 4476
Beach ChaletRM 2170RM 2958RM 3746

** Special rates are available for Malaysian citizens. Please enquire within **

Please note:

  • All packages above include return Sandakan Airport transfers, boat transfers, full board meals, marine park fees, free snorkeling around the resort, and lodging at selected rooms
  • Rooms are allocated on Run-Of-House (ROH) basis (there will be no choosing of room numbers)
  • Diving excursions include dive guide services, tanks, weights and weightbelts
  • Dive packages include 3 daily guided boat dives except on arrival and departure day, and unlimited house reef dives (unguided and premised on buddy system)
  • Price excludes mandatory tourism tax of RM10/room/night for non-Malaysians
  • Solo traveler? No problem. Just send us an enquiry, and we’ll get you the ideal single traveler packages.

Packaged rates below are based on minimum days and room sharing options

CourseMin. Days RequiredPrice
PADI Open Water5 daysSingle: RM1750
>2 pax: RM1220

Please note:

  • Courses include course materials, instructor fees, dive equipment usage
  • All candidates/students must be in good physical health, and be water confident
  • Course prices do not include transfers and lodging – to combine with leisure packages

ItemsPrice Per Day
RegulatorRM 35
MaskRM 15
SnorkelRM 6
FinsRM 12
BootiesRM 11
WetsuitRM 30
Torch lightRM 25/dive
Sea KayakRM35/hour

Please note:

  • The pricing acts as a guideline and is subject to change
  • Rental is available, and payable at the dive center
Check-In Time :
Check-Out Time :
0600hrs, thereafter 0700hrs boat back to Sandakan
Accepted Payment Methods Onsite :
• Mastercard • VISA • Cash
Booking & Payment Terms :
A 30% non-refundable deposit is required for booking confirmation, balance must be paid 30 days before scheduled check-in date. There will be no refunds on unutilised dives/services included in the package.
Booking Amendments :
• Changing of packages midway is not allowed.
• Divers have to decide between diver and leisure package throughout their stay.
• Amendments to packages are subject to availability and much be made 14 days before the scheduled trip.
• Additional charges (if any), must be settled in full once the amendment is accepted.
Cancellation Policy :
• Initial deposit of 30% is non-refundable
• 50% of full payment will be forfeited for cancellations made 15-30 days before the scheduled trip
• 75% of full payment will be forfeited for cancellations made 8-14 days before the scheduled trip
• No refunds for no-show or cancellations within 7 days of scheduled trip
Force Majure :
We will not be liable in whole or in part by any cause beyond our control due to fire, flood, weather, strikes or other labour disputes, shortage of materials, transportation difficulties, accident, war, riot, acts of God, or change of laws.
How To Get There :
The nearest airport is Sandakan Aiport, which is a 20-min car ride to Sandakan Yacht Club Jetty, thereafter a 90-minute boat ride to the resort.
We’ll handle the logistic arrangements for your convenience. Just make your way to the jetty/airport.
Transfers :
• From Sandakan Airport to the jetty – Complimentary. Please arrive by 0900hrs at the latest.
• From Sandakan Yacht Club Jetty to the Lankayan – Included in the package. There is only 1 boat in, which is at 1000hrs.
Important notice :
If you are taking a flight on your departure day and have been scuba diving the day before, it is highly recommended to book the afternoon flight after 1500hrs to ensure sufficient surface interval before flights.
Don’t forget to bring :
Dive certification card, dive logbook, passport/ID, spare cash for personal spend, and a smile 🙂

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