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Destination guide

Travel to friendly Sandakan

Enjoy the temples and other features of Sandakan. This welcoming and walkable city is known for its rainforest, forests and seaside. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Things to do

Sightseeing in and around Sandakan

Are you looking for things to do while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Sandakan a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)
  • Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre (11.7 mi / 18.8 km)
  • Kinabatangan Jungle Camp (15.9 mi / 25.5 km)
  • Sandakan Heritage Trail (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Sandakan

Travelers enjoy Sandakan for its seaside and wildlife. Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Sandakan is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Lankayan island (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Sandakan Rainforest Park (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Rainforest Discovery Centre (12.1 mi / 19.4 km)
  • Pulau Selingan (23.5 mi / 37.8 km)
  • Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary (23.8 mi / 38.4 km)
  • Bukit Buli Sim Sim (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Sandakan

Fly into Sandakan (SDK), the closest airport, located 5.5 mi (8.9 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Sandakan?

Whatever you're looking for in a getaway, you'll find a rental in or around Sandakan that fits you like a glove. Here are some of our favorites:

  • "24hr Security Guarded Comfy Home In Sandakan" is a guest favorite. Around 4 miles from Sandakan, it has 4 bedrooms and plenty of useful amenities, including a washing machine and a dishwasher.
  • "Nice And Convenient Short Stay In Sandakan Sabah Malaysia" is another top-notch choice, offering 3 bedrooms, air conditioning, a separate dining area and more. It's around 4 miles from Sandakan.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Sandakan vacation rental for you.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Sandakan?

You love your family dearly, but that doesn't mean you all have to cram together like sardines during your vacation. Take no chances and book a large family vacation rental in or around Sandakan where you can spread out and relax:

  • With space enough for up to 10 guests spread over 4 bedrooms, "24hr Security Guarded Comfy Home In Sandakan" is a popular choice with large families. It features a dishwasher and a TV and is located around 4 miles northeast of Sandakan.
  • Another popular family escape is "Nice And Convenient Short Stay In Sandakan Sabah Malaysia". Around 4 miles to the northeast of Sandakan, it features 3 bedrooms, space for up to 8 guests, a separate dining area and internet access.