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Turtle Island Park

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Address: Sandakan, Malaysia
Phone Number: 6088 248 698 211 732
Activities: Viewing wildlife

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Great one night stay

We stayed here for one night as part of our tour package before visiting the Kinabatangan River. The boat ride over takes about an hour and is in itself quite enjoyable if only... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 28, 2012
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

We stayed here for one night as part of our tour package before visiting the Kinabatangan River. The boat ride over takes about an hour and is in itself quite enjoyable if only just a little bumpy at times! Selingan Island itself is really quite a beautiful island and just the perfect place to relax and snorkel before "turtle time"... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Booked direct through Crystal Quest which was much cheaper than going through other tours. The greeting from the crystal quest representative was so negative our group actually thought it was hilarious. She was at pains to make sure that we knew she was NOT a guide and woe betide us if we caused her any trouble. However we did not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Staying at turtle island is a great experience. Selingan island is a beautiful island and the bonus is being able to experience viewing the turtle lay her eggs and releasing the baby turtles into the sea. It was a little hard to get good pictures as it was too dark and with no flash allowed and many people trying to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We took the trip in October and was fully prepared for the basic accommodation, food and facility on an island an hour from the mainland. The staff were all very friendly. While our own accommodation was clean, this did not extend to the main facilities at the restaurant where, although there were many staff members, toilets were left in remarkably... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

We stayed overnight on the turtle island. It was great we say many baby turtles during the day including one unfortunate soul fighting to get out of the mouth of a lizard. The food was good and the staff very friendly. The snorkling was a good activity but it was quite fun just to walk around this beautiful island. The... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

This addition to our honeymoon was incredible - in several ways. It's a great experience to shoot off in the speedboat away from Borneo to the Philippines to arrive at a postcard tropical island in the Sulu Sea. Accommodation is as you'd expect and perfectly adequate, in fact we had quite a bad storm late during the night and I... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

The visit and overnight stay on Turtle Island was meant to be one of our holiday highlights but it failed to live up to expectations. The boat journey to Turtle Island was an adventure in itself - a high speed journey of just over an hour. Our accommodation on the island was basic but we were prepared for that. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

very beautiful island, about 40+ minutes away from Sandakan, right on the border with Philippines. It may be quite expensive, unusual thing about this trip is many people pay different prices, guess depending on who you are booking with. Try Cristal Quest they charged me RM 460 including entrence fee, it includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can spend whole... More 

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tyne and wear uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

You travel by 16 seater speedboat from crystal quest dock to Selingan island a 60 minute trip for us, itinery suggests 75 min, noisy, but with a flat sea not bad crossing at all. Accomodation in rooms in bungalows simple but clean and adaquate (if brit think late 70s butlins, if american think private summer camp cabins) again the itinery... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

The idea to protect the turtles and have people for paying money to see this might be a good thing. But here it is highly commercialised and we don't think that this is good for the fauna. We did not enjoyed it. Big groups and tightly organised is not our thing

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