A trip to Turtle Island, Borneo

Turtle Islands National Park In Borneo consists of 3 islands, which are located 40km to the north of Sandakan in Sabah. The island is dedicated to the conservation of the endangered turtles (Green and Hawksbill) who come to the islands to nest.


As you leave the city on the boat to Turtle Island, you can wonder at the Buli Sim Water Village. This is a village where local fisherman live in a community of wooden houses built on stilts on the water. It is on the site of the original town of Sandakan.


Take time to walk the coast of this tropical island, with its golden sands and turquoise waters. Look for shells, crabs or abandoned turtle eggs.

Last reviewed: September 11, 2020

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