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Turtle Island Park

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Sandakan, Malaysia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We booked our trip to the Turtle island park directly through Crystal quest (the company that manages the only accomodation on the Selingan island). The day of our departure our boat had some unpredictable technical problems and we had to wait for an hour and...More

Thank betkaruschka
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 1 night in this amazing place. We arrived to island around 10:00 a.m. After swimming we turned around the island, just one part was difficult to walk but it is a quite small island it takes just 45 min. Before dinner the crew...More

1  Thank Ozden A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Previous reviews below have described the experience so I won't repeat. This is fantastic and great to see the locals taking the environment seriously. This deserves 5 stars as an experience, but I knocked one off for the amount of plastic and litter around the...More

1  Thank Bryan B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We all loved our trip to Turtle Island, after reading reviews I was expecting very basic accommodation but was pleasantly surprised, it was clean and perfectly adequate for our stay. Food was good and plentiful. Snorkeling was good with a plentiful variety of fish. But...More

1  Thank NikkiB1105
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed on the island for one night, the afternoon spent snorkelling in the beautiful waters around the island. Saw a great variety of fish and invertebrates then after dark we waiting until the female turtles came ashore. A magical moment watching her lay her eggs...More

Thank Caroline M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must visit. Go there if and only if only you have booking to stay overnight. The turtles nesting happens much after sunset and hundreds of hatchlings pop out after evenings. Despite our meal restrictions (being only vegetarians) we were adequately taken care...More

1  Thank JayenShah
Reviewed 10 June 2018

This was a pretty amazing experience and one we won't forget for a while. Upon approaching the island which is about 40 minutes from Sandakan, you appreciate the remoteness and the efforts the staff go to to assist with the conservation of the green turtle...More

Thank natalie100389
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Overall I thoroughly enjoyed the trip. The experience is fantastic, something I've always wanted to do. Seeing the giant turtles lay their eggs on the beach and releasing baby turtles into the ocean is such a wonder. Purely for the experience of watching these amazing...More

1  Thank rachellouiset1995
Reviewed 28 May 2018

I didn't have any expectations regarding this island but was talked into spending the night here by the company that put our tour together. rooms were clean, food was good & we were glad that we had air conditioning as we didn't think they had...More

Thank Annette M
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

Just do it! We went with Amazing Borneo tours and they delivered an experience we will cherish forever. In addition to the Turtle experience we also got to experience serene beach with crystal clear sea.

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12 June 2018|
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Response from Philip A | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we went the whole family and felt very safe. Just go!
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Michelle P
6 April 2018|
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Response from Mark N | Reviewed this property |
We were there in October 2017 and did not see any signs of trouble. We took the boat from Sandakan and stayed the night. No sign of police or military on the Island, but we (family of 4) never felt the least threatened... More
Deborah D
14 March 2018|
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Response from David W | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure why you couldn't book the package. It was 3 in our travel group but we did book two rooms for our Turtle Island adventure...perhaps there are not rooms that hold 3 people together. They are quite small... More