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Turtle Island Park
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Reviewed April 19, 2014

I can't recommend this experience enough! We had the most amazing time visiting Selingan Island. We have a bumpy hour journey on a speed boat to get the to island but it is worth it. The views are spectacular and the water is crystal clear. You have a chance to relax on the beach and then get a chance to find out more about the conservation project for the turtles.
The food at the lodge is good and the rooms are clean.
We saw huge monitor lizards and lots of animals that we would not have experienced without our guides help.
Watching the turtle nest and lay eggs and then watching the hatchlings released into the sea was a priceless experience.
We liked that the number of visitors to the island is limited to 50 per day which allows for a more personal trip.

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Reviewed April 8, 2014

This place is just amazing, as you arrive on the island the view itself will blow you away!

There is no wifi or TV on the island so you really do get a deserted island experience.

Then the turtles.... watching the turtles lay eggs and then releasing the hatched ones into the sea is such a unique experience.

The accommodation here is pretty basic so don't expect much there, however as the rest of the experience is pretty special it helps to over look this!

3  Thank Summer_bil
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Reviewed April 5, 2014

If you want to really see first hand about the real world of sea turtles, this is the place. The trip to get there is a little long, but once your there you will forget as the island is beautiful. It is a night stay over, rooms are bare bones, but they have AIR!! Half of your time is your free time to enjoy the beach, walk around etc. Food was a buffet, it was fine. At 6:00 pm your no longer allowed on the beach as they want it cleared for mother turtle to be free to start her nesting. Dinner was at 6:30 and then there was a program upstairs with nice exhibits, it was all good. Then the waiting game began for the park ranger to notify us a mother sea turtle had came a shore, very interesting! Worth going if you haven't had the opportunity to see a sea turtle lay her eggs etc.

2  Thank Nathan B
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Reviewed April 2, 2014

Beautiful little island. Great snorkelling during the afternoon, great to see the big turtles nest and the little ones hedge in the evening. Experience I would not wanted to have missed!

2  Thank KatrienMitchell
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Reviewed March 29, 2014

Fantastic island - seeing the green turtles.
Very basic accomodation - but not the reason for going.

Thank Jacqui C
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