Lankayan Island Dive Resort

  Sulu Sea near Sandakan, Malaysia

Getting Here

Lankayan Island Dive Resort is located on Lankayan Island and the nearest airport is Sandakan Airport in Sandakan town.

The resort pick up point is at the airport.

Arrival

Boat transfers between Sandakan and Lankayan Island are only available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; except within July to September. Plan to arrive on these days by 9 a.m. or earlier. Otherwise, you will need to spend nights in Sandakan until the next scheduled boat transfer.

Within July to September, boat transfers between Sandakan and Lankayan Island are available daily.

Flight Arrival

Fly to Sandakan Airport.

Routes to Sandakan:

  • Kota Kinabalu — Sandakan (BKI-SDK)
  • Kuala Lumpur — Sandakan (KUL-SDK).

There are also flights from Tawau to Sandakan, if you plan to visit Tawau before going to Sandakan (TWU-SDK).

The resort staff will meet you at the airport arrival hall.

Shuttle TransferBus shuttle to Sandakan Yacht Club, 15 minutes away.
Boat TransferResort boat transfer leaves the yacht club at 10 a.m. to Lankayan Island Dive Resort. The journey will take 105 to 120 minutes.

Departure

Boat transfers between Sandakan and Lankayan Island are only available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; except within July to September. Plan to depart on these days and take the 11 a.m. flight or later out of Sandakan.

Within July to September, boat transfers between Sandakan and Lankayan Island are available daily.

If you want to catch the Orang Utan feeding time at Sepilok at 10 a.m., we recommend taking the 2 p.m. flight or later out of Sandakan. The Sepilok entrance fee is paid separately.

Boat Transfer

Resort boat transfer leaves the island at 7 a.m. to Sandakan Yacht Club.

Shuttle TransferBus shuttle to Sandakan Airport.
Flight DepartureFly out of Sandakan Airport to your next destination.

Routes out of Sandakan:

  • Sandakan — Kota Kinabalu (SDK-BKI)
  • Sandakan — Kuala Lumpur (SDK-KUL)

Location of Lankayan Island Dive Resort on the Map