Having been lucky enough to travel a fair bit I'd say this is a 'top 10' experience.
Why? Well its a combination of being on a small, beautiful island, walking around with monitor lizards everywhere, seeing the turtles (and being priviledged to stay on a research station) and enjoying the wonderful beach.
Excitement was increased when I bumped into a guard wielding an automatic weapon - not sure if this is a regular thing or because of the recent nearby attack from Philippines-based raiders who disupted ownership of Sabah by Malaysia.
The accommodation, food and facilities are pretty basic but ok, especially given the set-up and part-tourism/part-research brief of the island (I once stayed on a similar Indian government-owned resort on the Lacadive islands where things were truly awful for $200/night!)
One thing to watch out for when swimming are sea lice (not heard of them before I came here). They are invisible baby jellyfish and they give you a mild sting - not painful but can be pretty uncomfortable when you swim through a group of them and have lots of pin-prick stings on your face or body - many people wore full body suits and there is vinegar available on the beach for stings (apparently helps but most obvious sensation is smelling like a fish and chip shop!).
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