Turtle Island in Sabah Borneo

Selingan Turtle Island Sabah

Turtle Island in Sabah Borneo is my picture of the week. In the photo above, you see guest laying around the beach doing nothing but relaxing. I visited this unique turtle sanctuary and hatchery in October 2010 to experience what one would expect to find here and to my surprise, it was absolutely stunning to know about how the turtles come in to lay eggs and the routines that take place here. 

Turtle Island has only one resort and four main beaches. Guest who come here to observe turtles namely Hawksbill and Green Turtles who come up nightly to lay their eggs on the beach will spend an overnight trip here.

In the day, you can simply laze around this private island while the turtles start to come in after dinner at around 9pm. Turtle Island or Pulau Selingan is located about an hours boat ride from Sandakan town in East Sabah. Tour companies arrange packages for singles, doubles or families to do an overnight trip.

For more info on Turtle Island, you can visit the Sabah Tourism Website and for more information on Sabah, please see my Sabah Articles as I have over 40 stories about Sabah, the Land Below The Wind. If you love all things nature, Turtle Island is one of the places you have to visit when you go to Sabah Borneo.
Turtle Island in Sabah Borneo Turtle Island in Sabah Borneo Reviewed by David Jr on Saturday, December 11, 2010 Rating: 5

14 comments:

CathJ said...

ah... you been there... so great... ^_^

David Jr said...

Thanks Cath, it was amazing, seeing the turtle lay eggs on the beach. Have y0ou been there?

David

nateniale said...

I've been wanting to go there ever since I read about it. Will definitely try to make my way there one day!

Will there definitely be turtles everyday? Wouldn't want to go and ended up seeing nothing!

Cathy Sweeney said...

Oh that looks very, very nice. Interesting about the turtles - would like to see that.

Norbert said...

Really Cool Picture. Would love to see the turtles laying their eggs on the beach. I'm sure it is an amazing sight.

Adam said...

As I sit here in ridiculously cold temperatures, I can't tell you how nice that beach and sun and water looks. Need to get out of town!!

Jade said...

gorgeous! Def. on our list of places to visit!

John in France said...

Would love to be on that beach right now, and to see the turtles. Incredible!

Jozef Maxted said...

This place looks amazing! Perfect with the tree for shade if you get to hot!

Jason said...

Now that looks like a relaxing place to chill. No wonder the turtles like it.
Jason

highchords said...

A perfect place for taking a break for rest after a tiring year.
Thanks,
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John Orton said...

Great pics, i love to view such places. Thanks for sharing such a nice post with pics :)

John said...

Beautiful pictures, I really like!

Saloni said...

Hi.. would you be able to advise me on visiting Borneo 1st week of december? Even though we are not divers, it sounds very appealing, but like the east coast, seems to be risky to visit during december.. We're in malaysia for 6days in total and needed to fix up an itinerary. Would be great to get some help! :)

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