Pulau Selakan


Pulau Selakan is one of the most populated islands in Tun Sakaran Marine Park.

The only school in the vicinity of the marine park can be found here, catering to students from all 8 islands in the area.

Located just south of Pulau Maiga, there are several stretches of sandy beach around the main village and towards the north of the island. Patches of mangrove grow freely along the northwest coast.

There are two jetties here, providing easy access to the island.

Accommodation & day tours

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There are no major hotels or resorts on Pulau Selakan, or any of the other islands in Tun Sakaran Marine Park.

Nearby hotels and resorts with day tours to Tun Sakaran Marine Park

Things to do

Snorkeling & scuba diving
See above for snorkeling and diving day tours to Tun Sakaran Marine Park.

Sea Gypsies village
There is a small, friendly community of Bajau Laut (Sea Gypsies) living in and around Pulau Selakan.

Getting here

Selakan is located ±25 minutes by boat from Semporna, ±30 minutes from Pom Pom, ±40 minutes from Mataking and ±1.5 hours from Mabul.

More info

Pulau Selakan’s name takes after Panglima Selakan, the ancestor of Panglima Rubbani Bin Imam Isnin, a former native chief of the village.

The island is located on the southeast corner of the Sebangkat-Selakan reef complex. It covers an area of 32 hectares.

The island consists mainly of coral limestone, raised a few meters above sea level. The limestone bed has been eroded and undercut to form a rocky shoreline around much of the island.