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Turtle Island Park

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Sandakan, Malaysia
6088 248 698 211 732
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Sandakan, Malaysia
6088 248 698 211 732
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Reviewed February 2, 2015

The island was very pretty and quite small, no more than 20 minutes to stroll around the island. We did see a turtle laying eggs which was exciting, however I did feel bad for the poor thing as we all hovered around her with our...More

Thank Iottola
Reviewed January 21, 2015

Did not see any Turtles, being January this was expected. The boat ride going to the island was a little rough and I got soaked, not cold through. The boat ride experience made up for not seeing the turtles. Staff on the island helpful and...More

2  Thank Negal2014
Reviewed January 15, 2015

Possibly just me as others seemed to enjoy themselves and its a nice enough Island but for me the Turtle aspect is rather oversold. Accommodation was OK as was the food in the restaurant. I enjoyed the walks around the Island and the swims but...More

2  Thank Murry_Cave
Reviewed January 11, 2015

Long day with the flight from kota kinabalu being an early start.The boat trip out is quite intetesting.passing islands with fishing villages on them.It all gets very relaxing once you arrive on the island.with plenty of time to explore and swim.We had one turtle come...More

1  Thank 78Stan
Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

We were unsure whether to do this trip as we visited in the wet seaon.We arrived in sandakan and the first thing we did was to go to Crystal Quest office on the pier for turtle island this is around 15min walk from Four Point...More

6  Thank simon b
Reviewed December 31, 2014

In September 2014 my wife and I visited Selingan Island for a trip while in Sandakan. We arrived at the island after an amazing boat ride in roughly 40 degrees heat and our tour guide Erdy aka Eddy was excellent and very knowledgeable. The facilities...More

2  Thank Paul W
Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

We (couple with 3 kids, 14, 6, 4) spent a day and night on the island as part of our tour with stwa, it's one hour far from sandakan by speedboat, and it's a real small nest in the ocean. Beach, coconuts, the decor is...More

1  Thank PascaLena B
Reviewed December 18, 2014

A 2 hour boat trip out to the small island, weather was start of Monsoon season so did it rain. Small netted coral bay for snorkelling and fish spotting. Still decent array of coral and mixed fish including Nemo. Basic accommodation but clean and air-conditioned...More

Thank Bridget S
Reviewed December 15, 2014

Accommodation is very basic - who cares? Food is not the best - who cares? Gorgeous beach - who cares? Exciting 2 hour boat trip over the Sulu sea - who cares? The store sells Factor 50 sun lotion - who cares? (Actually I do...More

1  Thank ivankelly
Reviewed December 10, 2014

First we saw the turtle laying eggs and then them being collected and reburied and then the baby turtles being released on the beach. The trip over was good and the accommodation was comfortable.

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September 6, 2017|
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Response from Huibvw | Reviewed this property |
I think Turttle Island is still ok to visit despite the negative advice. Its maybe safer than London, Paris, Brussels..... At least there are no incidents the past years in this specific region.
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Becky L
August 15, 2017|
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Response from Huibvw | Reviewed this property |
You HAVE to book in advance because there is only a limited amount of visitors allowed per night
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June 27, 2017|
Response from SteveandPenny H | Reviewed this property |
hi we exchanged £500 before we went and then took english cash with us to exchange there hope it helps have a fab time borneo is amazing.