Orchid Island(Lanyu)

Orchid Island(Lanyu): Tickets, Tours, Address, Orchid Island(Lanyu) Reviews: 4.5/5

Orchid Island(Lanyu)
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Charlotte
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Beautiful island
Sep 2020 • Friends
The sea on Lanyu is really beautiful, it’s the beauty of the Pacific Ocean.
It was actually a typhoon this time, and the boats stopped but we went without hesitation.
We want to go to Green Island at first, but all the boats stopped and had to give up.
We also stayed one more day because of the suspension

As a result, the weather in Lanyu is pretty good, but occasionally it rains slightly~

Compared to Xiaoliuqiu, it is really much bigger.
But both of their sea are charming.
We still have to advocate again that trash does not fall, not to mention fall into the sea .

In addition, because Lanyu is too far away from the island, the prices are a bit more expensive
After all, it’s no joke that the boat takes three hours faster
I was really dizzy all day when I went there.

In addition to the road on Lanyu, you will see a bunch of goats🐐
There will also be boars🐗 oh ha ha ha ha ha
Written June 2, 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,960 contributions
Fascinating island has much to offer
Nov 2020
Orchid Island, also called Lanyu, is a tropical island off the south-east coast of Taiwan. We took a trip in a light plane, it is about half an hour from Taitung Airport. You can also take a ferry. The island is 45 km2 (17 miles2). It has many natural sights, including endemic species. Green turtles and humpback whales can also be found. The Tao, one of Taiwan's most intact, indigenous tribes, form the bulk of the population. The coral reefs are quite spectacular. The annual Flying Fish Festival is worth noting. By the way, part of the island forms a storage depot for Taipower's three nuclear power stations. There have been several protests by the native people, but the waste dump remains.
Written January 12, 2021
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Shanaka2014
Kaohsiung, Taiwan1,096 contributions
A great island Experience
Jul 2020 • Family
With ambition to cover all the small islands around Taiwan, Visited Orchid Island. Do not be afraid to take Ferry the ride was smooth and 2 hours ride. Book tickets early, be there early to find a parking space if u are driving.
At arrival pick up a scooter, will help travel around the island easily. Site seing photo shoots and ride around could take 2 to 3.30 hours. If you ride around hole island without stopping will take around 1 to 2 hours. There is a cross road through mountain. Take it at day time, not at night (no road lights) Two days will cover everything except you want to dive many times in beautiful sea Coral sites.
All together a wonderful experience.
Written July 25, 2020
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Hendrik B
Haarlem, The Netherlands31 contributions
Paradise?
Apr 2019 • Solo
I chose to go to lanyu island by just reading a little bit about it. The island can be toured around by scooter (which you should do!) in around 2,5 hours tops but there is such beauty to be found that you should take your time. I experienced such a relaxed atmosphere here which, in combination with the stunning views, left me totally amazed. Shame that I had to leave after two days.
Written April 25, 2019
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sophia l
Singapore, Singapore8 contributions
Snorkeling
Apr 2019 • Friends
Best experience of snorkeling: clear water, pristine coral reef, lots of tropical fish . Beat Carribean or any Mexico region of snorkeling. And it is only $20.00 a person for 1.5 - 2.00 hour of enjoyment.
Fly to Taiwan and take ferry or fly to this Orchid Island.
Written April 9, 2019
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Bhakti D
Pokhara, Nepal185 contributions
Nice island far from city
Aug 2018
Orchid island is nice island in Taiwan
- beautiful beach
- nice snorkeling can see many sea turtles
- nice boating tatala in Pacific Ocean
- green hill ( when we are there) August 2nd week
- need to know how to ride Scotty ( otherwise very hard to manage trip )
- bring some your dry food
- book your hotel early
- book your boat and train ticket early
- local people are very nice
- find snorkeling guide allon who is very nice guide
- heard good sunrise but when we are there very cloudy can’t see sun till our trip only rain and rain
- prepare boat sick medicine use it 30 minuets ago boat departure
- airport in sea line
- night time jungle tour to see owl
- try some local food ( wild boar special set )
- grassland is very nice
- very windy be careful during ride Scotty ( always be 2 people)
- make 2 night 3 days program

As a whole our trip is nice without out sunny day most hotel they sell package program in high price worth to visit this beautiful island
Written August 18, 2018
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sincere0014
Swansea, UK24 contributions
This is actually a review about Lyudao Green Island, which is so rubbish it isnt even on trip advisor.
Aug 2018
Starting with the good.
Set within the South Pacific is this cute little island which is small and charming offering nature lovers the dream of their lives. The vast mountains and landscape is something to be truly desired. Now for what to look out for and how to actually get there....If you are coming from Taitung Train Station the bus is hard to find....come out of the station turn right and then cross the road you need to go to FUGANG HARBOUR. either that or get a taxi which is 300 dollars. Second, the last ferry for green island leaves at like 4PM and is sometimes full on the day. So make sure you either turn up early or book in advance. The ferry to green island was 990 return and I mistakenly asked for 2 night stop over which was a big mistake..Upon getting to Green island. which.takes about 50 minutes you will see 100s of mopeds if you dont have an international driving license you cannot rent one....next up accommodation, I couldnt find anything on booking.com or hostel world so I thought I could just turn up. Found a place called 9 backpackers and asked for a dormitory. The price was a whopping $850 a NIGHT plus i wanted to get round the island which was an extra $600 per day for a beat up piece of crap ebike....drove round the island took an hour then cried at the fact i was stuck for another day with nothing to do...There is a beach with a choppy sea and just lots of nature. There are hikes and nice views but definitley only stay for 1 night or the day. The town is super busy with mopeds which sucked but literally a 2 minute drive and you are out into the countryside.
Written August 13, 2018
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,960 contributions
Island holds some surprises
Apr 2018
Orchid Island is off the East Coast of Taiwan. It is inhabited by a tribe of aborigines, called the Tao, who still live a largely traditional lifestyle. The canoes are famous.. Orchid Island is a pleasant placed to visit, but there is not a great deal to do.. Orchid Island also houses nuclear waste from Taiwan;s three nuclear power plants, which takes up about half the island.
Written April 25, 2018
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KimOfTheNorth
Nottingham, UK102 contributions
Beautiful, unspoilt island BUT be mindful that the weather can really disrupt your travel plans
Oct 2017 • Friends
I travelled here with my friends in October 2017. The island is absolutely beautiful, green, rugged and unspoilt. If you are interested in nature, hiking and need a break from urban towns and cities, then Lanyu Island is for you. The indigenous artwork and the boats are really interesting too. It honestly felt like the island had some mystery about it, it really is beguiling and unique. Renting a scooter or car is a must as you will then be able to go around the whole island and stop off at certain points as and when you please. It is also amazing for landscape photography and snorkelling.

I am voting on the landscape and beauty alone, so I am giving Lanyu 5 stars. Plus I really respect the local people's passion for keeping the island as unspoilt as possible. I was tempted to mark it as 4 stars only because of the transportation troubles and lack of restaurants in low season. Like others have mentioned, the wind can severely effect the small planes coming in and out of Lanyu island. Plus the ferry is just as badly effected as the planes.

When planning your trip, it is advisable to give yourself AT LEAST 3 to 4 days grace when leaving the island. So don't plan anything important the day after your intended last day in Lanyu... because you may be there longer than expected! I'm sure many people have been able to leave Lanyu on their chosen date, but there are too many incidents of people being stranded there for an extra few days. Bear in mind I did visit the island towards the end of typhoon season. The lady who owned our hotel said that the longest period anyone has ever been stranded on the island was for 9 days! Me and my friends had to stay an extra 3 nights and I had to reschedule my international flight back to the UK as I was going to miss my original one. Also in low season there are not many restaurants open. But the bar/restaurant just near the airport kept us going :P

Overall, I am so happy that I was able to explore this unique little island, despite the travel disruption.
Written April 24, 2018
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Michael H
Hong Kong, China6 contributions
Peaceful Pacific Island
Oct 2017 • Friends
Interesting island for cycling or motorbike. This Taiwan place is far from the cities with locals from Philippines. It is great for exploring and diving and you will feel this place is adventurous.
Written February 18, 2018
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