What the experience is all about
Libaran Turtle Island is a beautiful getaway located off the coast of Sandakan. It is a mere 45 minutes boat ride away from the Sandakan Yacht Club. This island is a turtle hatchery and conservation centre, and is a once in a lifetime experience. Catch a turtle laying eggs, witness the hatching of ping pong sized eggs, and watch the little hatchlings make their way into the open sea.
At Walai Penyu Resort, experience a unique time glamping underneath the stars, in a place where exhaust fumes and light pollution don’t exist. Relax at the beach, take walks around the island and be inspired by the wonders of nature.
Stay in tents which are simply furnished and clean, fitted with a small desk, clean linen sheets and complimentary bottled water. This is a family friendly resort, and kids under 5 stay for free!
What You Get
Available lodging options: Tents which fit 2 adults (and 2 children)
Bathroom options: Shared bathrooms
Cheapest option: RM785 /night for a tent (fits 2 adults and 2 children below 5)
Most expensive option: RM1080 /night for a tent (fits 2 adults and 2 children below 5)
Meal arrangements: All meals are included in packages
Day trips available: Yes (you can visit the Turtle Conservation Park)
What can we do there? Beach activities, snorkelling, hiking, canoeing, turtle watching, turtle hatching, learn about turtles at conservation centre, visit nearby village
What people love: Great guides, delicious food, comfortable tents, clean showers and toilets, sounds of nature, watching turtles and hatchlings, away from tourist crowds, not commercialized, beautiful island
What people wish were different: Expensive for what it is, can get really hot in tents, mosquitoes
Experience levels if you go for the most basic option shown in table below:
|Suitable for young children?||Yes, absolutely!|
|Mobile connectivity||Limited to None – You’ll actually have to *gasp*…talk|
Location & Contact
Location: Walai Penyu Resort, Libaran Island, 90009 Sandakan