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Sandakan overview

Sandakan is a relaxing place, known for its oceanfront, and features picturesque views of the jungle and the rainforest. You're sure to enjoy all of the bar and dining options. Spend a relaxing day at Sandakan Memorial Park and Sandakan Rainforest Park when the weather is nice. While you're here, stop by Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre and Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary. Whatever you're into, Sandakan has something for you.

Where to stay in Sandakan

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Sandakan has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Sandakan with Hotels.com by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Sandakan hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Sandakan hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Sandakan

Fly in to Sandakan (SDK), 5.8 mi (9.3 km) from central Sandakan.

What to see around Sandakan

Its forests, jungle and seaside offer a glimpse of the natural beauty. Favourite spots include:
  • • Sandakan Memorial Park
  • • Sandakan Rainforest Park
  • • Lankayan island
  • • Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary
  • • Gomantong Caves
Recommended places to see include:
  • • Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre
  • • Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary
  • • Rainforest Discovery Centre
  • • Chinese Cemetery
  • • Japanese Cemetery

When to visit Sandakan

If you're starting to plan your trip, you might be wondering when the best time to visit is. Here are the seasonal trends to help you decide when to go:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 32°C day, 23°C night
  • April-June: 31°C day, 23°C night
  • July-September: 31°C day, 23°C night
  • October-December: 32°C day, 23°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 34 cm
  • April-June: 17 cm
  • July-September: 21 cm
  • October-December: 32 cm
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