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There are stacks of exciting things you can do when you're in a new destination. So why not get your trip to Sandakan off to the perfect start by checking out some of our ideas? After all – out there starts here!
Get in touch with nature at Rainforest Discovery Centre and see the important work they're doing to protect wildlife in its natural habitat. There's a fabulous range of things to do in this destination. Excited to understand more about wildlife and nature? Book a guided tour at Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary and enjoy the chance to see these marvelous creatures up close. Still got time to spare? Constructed to pay homage to the gods, temples offer travelers an interesting glimpse into another religion and culture. Learn about the local faith and wander around the sacred space that is Puu Jih Shih Temple.
No matter how nice your hotel is, don't spend your vacation confined to your room or chilling by the pool. There are boundless incredible experiences to be had!
Jump-start your trip to Sandakan by trying a few of these things to do:
If you'd like to take a look at a complete list of activities, head to our Sandakan things to do page.
With no less than 11 properties located close to the city center, finding a place to rest your head in Sandakan will be a cinch. Book now via Expedia to get the best deals on luxury getaways and cheap vacations.
Have a look at the Sepilok Forest Edge Resort (Jalan Rambutan, Sepilok Mile 14) and the Sepilok Nature Resort (KM 22.5 (Mile 14), Jalan Sepilok). These sought-after accommodations not only come with comfy beds — they boast terrific reviews as well!
Nearest Airports to Sandakan
Just 6 miles (10 km) away, Sandakan Airport (SDK) is the closest terminal to your destination. Buckle your seat belt and switch off that in-flight film — your well-deserved trip to Sandakan is just about to begin!
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My partner and I had a pleasant stay at this hotel and it was a good choice considering it was the only decent hotel in the city. If you don’t have to stay in the city I would recommend staying at a resort further out as there is nothing worth seeing in the city and the littered streets and waters ...
Near to the airport. Plenty of restaurants around (walking distance). Easy to get grabcar. Highly recommended. Will stay here again.
Loved the chalets, the resort was a fab location and complete heaven of tranquility. Food ok , most staff ok although you are made to feel uncomfortable or even unwelcome if you try and use the restaurant/ bar after 9pm. Staff hovering over you to hurry you up and the shutters are down most nights ...
19/1-24/1i stay again at My Dream but I forgotten to take back my hoddie at reception there so I call up they said they found and will keep for me . This time when I went to again they said they lost it . They found it and they lose it that mean their insider are theft who stolen my hoddie will you ...
The staff were very friendly! I didn’t have a blanket in the dorm and it got pretty cold at night.
The resort was amazing, tranquil and relaxing. Our cabin was fab with a sunken bath, we even had a resident fruit bat above our door ( cabin14) right round the resort away from the restaurant area. The sounds from the rainforest made it so peaceful. We spent 4 nights but probably 3 would have been ...
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