Holidays to Sandakan

Sandakan is the second largest city in Sabah, located on the north-eastern coast of Malaysian Borneo . It is used by travelers as a gateway to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre , the Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary , and the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre . Sandakan played an important role in …

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How to get to Sandakan

Here's what you need to know about getting to Sandakan. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Sandakan takes 22 hours, 30 minutes.

When to go to Sandakan

Typical Holiday Price

£805 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Sandakan varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - March is the cheapest month to go to Sandakan.

Where to stay in Sandakan

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Sandakan, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in Sandakan

Yellonero | Trip by SkyscannerSepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
Nomadic by Nature | Trip by SkyscannerKinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary
Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary
Nomadic by Nature | Trip by SkyscannerBornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre
Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre
Rozella M | Trip by SkyscannerKinabatangan River
Kinabatangan River
berniedup | FlickrRainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
xiquinhosilva | FlickrGoddess of Mercy Chinese Temple
Goddess of Mercy Chinese Temple | FlickrSam Sing Kung Temple
Sam Sing Kung Temple
BasL | FlickrLibaran Island
Libaran Island

Reviews of Sandakan

Emma Torch
Emma TorchMelbourne

I'm glad we visited Sandakan. It's quite remote and there aren't many tourists there. Everything seems at one with nature, even the accommodation which is wood built. We saw one of the most amazing tropical storms there. It was night and the sky was alice with lightening while thunder crack right over our heads from one side of the jungle to the other.

Stephen Bugno
Stephen BugnoAnchorage

Sandakan, located in the Sabah region of Borneo is a gateway to eco-tourism destinations such as Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary and the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary.The city doesn't see to many foreign visitors.

Don Arraya
Don ArrayaKota Kinabalu

Found this at sandakan Town.


Labuk bay monkey reserve.. Amazing

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