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Turtle Island Park

#6 of 30 things to do in Sandakan Features Animals
Sandakan, Malaysia
6088 248 698 211 732
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Sandakan, Malaysia
6088 248 698 211 732
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience, must do when in Sandakan. I read some reviews that the showers are salty in dry season when the rain water tanks are empty, but in late May we still had fresh water showers. The rooms were really clean, and food must have...More

Thank iza972
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did not want to stay 1 night on turtles island: tourist agency in sandakan asked us 638 RM plus something to pay on island, PER PERSON for 1 night there. But we went to the jetty, (10 min walking from the city center) fron...More

Thank Matte S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Do your part to help save some of the most majestic and ancient creatures on the planet. This gorgeous island will have you awestruck at its incredible white sand beaches and the star of the show the turtles! What it is: Turtle island park is...More

2  Thank katie l
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great day and night on Selingan Island. Facilities are basic, but you are there for the experience of the island and the conservation effort they are doing. We enjoyed the meals and were well looked after by Pier (probably spelt it wrong) who explained...More

1  Thank KiwiMaiTai
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Turtle island itself is a cute and tiny island an hour boat ride away from mainland Sandakan. The island has no wifi anywhere on it, which helps with really detoxing and being part of a very unique and once in a lifetime experience that I...More

1  Thank Brittany S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a wonderful experience!Expensive but worth it.The island is out of this world and seeing the turtles laying eggs on the beach is amazing.We also released baby turtles into the sea.The only thing I would say is the accommodation is very basic and it's...More

1  Thank Sue B
Reviewed 18 May 2017

If you have the chance this is something you must do if in Sandakan. Reached by a speed boat ride and an overnight stay. The afternoon can be spent snorkeling and at night you get to see one of the turtles lay her eggs. The...More

1  Thank travelbugsonthego
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful stay here. We decided to book directly with Crystal Quest as it was cheaper than going through tour companies. This was quite the task!! After weeks and weeks of trying to get in touch with the company over various channels, we...More

1  Thank JammyExplorer
Reviewed 15 May 2017

First we were here we didnt do it because of time and the price. This time we have done it and it was amazing to see the life of the seaturtle. The accomodation is ok but the food is very basic. To basic for the...More

1  Thank kmittag
Reviewed 9 May 2017

tuttle island is absolutely gorgeous complete heaven. The accommodation is extremely basic and so is the food but at the end of the day we were there to see the turtles and that was all that mattered. We witnessed a title laying 74 eggs and...More

Thank SteveandPenny H
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Hi! Do the rooms have air con/fans? As I understand, the rooms are quite basic. Thanks!
21 June 2017|
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Response from kmittag | Reviewed this property |
yes and it is ok. room is basic and the same with the bathroom but ok for 1 or 2 nigrhs
Hello I am wondering if you can travel to Turtle Island and stay overnight independently or must you be part of a tour. My friend and I are coming to Borneo late September Thank you
13 May 2017|
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Response from RVESydney_Australia | Reviewed this property |
You can go on your own. Island is operated by Crystal Quest and it is possible to book direct with them. Not easy as email correspondence is a bit sporadic but it is possible. Be persistent. Some say phoning them is better... More