Selingan Island is a tropical island in the Sulu Sea, reachable in only 1 ½ hours by boat. It provides the unique opportunity to learn about the conservation of their local endangered turtles, with March to October being the best time to visit. The island has its own protected sanctuary for the turtles and also provides the opportunity to swim and snorkel in the clear waters of the sea. In terms of accommodation, there are 25 rooms within 4 lodges.
If climbing Mount Kinabalu the second night's accommodation is a shared dorm, so take some ear plugs.