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Orchid Island(Lanyu)

Taiwan
+886 8 973 1669
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Island holds some surprises

Orchid Island is off the East Coast of Taiwan. It is inhabited by a tribe of aborigines, called the... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2018
Jeffry B
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Melbourne, Australia
Beautiful, unspoilt island BUT be mindful that the weather can really disrupt your travel plans

I travelled here with my friends in October 2017. The island is absolutely beautiful, green, rugged... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2018
KimOfTheNorth
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Nottingham
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

Orchid Island is off the East Coast of Taiwan. It is inhabited by a tribe of aborigines, called the Tao, who still live a largely traditional lifestyle. The canoes are famous.. Orchid Island is a pleasant placed to visit, but there is not a great...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

I travelled here with my friends in October 2017. The island is absolutely beautiful, green, rugged and unspoilt. If you are interested in nature, hiking and need a break from urban towns and cities, then Lanyu Island is for you. The indigenous artwork and the...More

Thank KimOfTheNorth
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

Interesting island for cycling or motorbike. This Taiwan place is far from the cities with locals from Philippines. It is great for exploring and diving and you will feel this place is adventurous.

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Ochid Island (Lanyu) is really a unspoiled island of Taiwan. The native people are still to keep this island as traditional (keep their culture) as possible. We took a ferry from Taitung & took us 3 hours to be there. You may choose to fly...More

2  Thank JPCH
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Lanyu is undoubtedly a lovely little island, beautiful and unspoilt. I spent 3 nights there and it was amazing. We snorkelled everyday at different spots based on locals' advice. We didn't join any snorkelling tour as they are pricey and the water in Lanyu is...More

5  Thank cheuk yu c
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

I spent two nights at Lanyu island. We could not find an hotel, we went through private accommodation. We had issues getting to the island. The ferry from Taitung didn't run when we booked it, so we opted for the Airplaine. But the booking system...More

3  Thank gioeurope
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

Lanyu Island is really beautiful! You must visit it at least once in your life. Do be aware you will be feel sick for the 2-hour ferry but the scene you will have on the island worth it.

1  Thank ConniefromHK
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

We spent two nights on Lanyu Island which was right for us allowing one day for birdwatching and one day a touristy tour of the island. We opted for the ferry from Taitung - note the ferry companies don't accept creditcards, only cash. It's also...More

5  Thank mikeedeedee
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Reviewed 15 December 2016

I don't doubt that this island is beautiful and remote, a little road less travelled - that's why my husband and I visited. We love adventure and don't mind "roughing it". Just don't go in the off season unless you are willing to stay longer...More

9  Thank Angela W
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Reviewed 22 November 2016

It is a good place to enjoy nature, because Orchid Island do not be effected by technology. There are many passionate people and nature scenery in this Island. Although this island is small, it is full of many beautiful scenery. For example:軍艦岩、母雞岩. They are named...More

Thank 傑偉 林
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dor66
12 March 2018|
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Response from JPCH | Reviewed this property |
This island is much bigger than Green Island. Yes scooter needs license. Green island is small and they use electric scooter so don’t need license. Is better to get a guide to bring you around. You can call Mr Lin at... More
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Lee C
23 October 2017|
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Response from JPCH | Reviewed this property |
You can book on the island itself. They are many at the jetty.
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Anna R
6 October 2016|
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Response from ChianHengL | Reviewed this property |
I don't know for sure, but I'm pretty sure they will probably let you rent it anyway as long as you know how to ride a scooter. (When I visited this summer, the BnB owner rented a scooter for me and I just payed the owner... More
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