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Manukan Island, Kota Kinabalu

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Take a trip to Manukan Island, located in the country's first marine national park. Hop on a speedboat from the mainland and in 20 minutes you're there--on a paradisal island offering natural attractions and plenty of activities. Head to the southern coastline for white sand beaches, where you can venture into the coral reefs just offshore. Get active with scuba diving, parasailing, and banana boating (chalets around the island's coast rent out equipment). A few restaurants serve an array of local specialities with sea views. Use our Kota Kinabalu trip itinerary planner to add Manukan Island and other attractions to your Kota Kinabalu vacation plans.
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Manukan Island reviews

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  • As part of our Borneo tour, we spent 2 night including Christmas Eve on Manukan Island. The island is not very big with not a lot to do besides swimming. The main walking track to Sunset Point is... 
    As part of our Borneo tour, we spent 2 night including Christmas Eve on Manukan Island. The island is not very big with not a lot to do besides swimming. The main walking track to Sunset Point is...  more »
  • The island is pretty nice. However, there is a lot of rubbish in the sea which spoiled our time there. The water was rather cloudy as well (maybe do to recent stormy weather) so not much to... 
    The island is pretty nice. However, there is a lot of rubbish in the sea which spoiled our time there. The water was rather cloudy as well (maybe do to recent stormy weather) so not much to...  more »
  • Lots of plastic trash in the water. Most disappointing. It used to be clear and clean. But not that day. 
    Lots of plastic trash in the water. Most disappointing. It used to be clear and clean. But not that day.  more »
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  • a very beautiful island. a lot of places to snorkel. recommended to go during non-peak season to avoid a crowded snorkeling space. very clear water a lot of fishes. we saw sharks too chasing after little fishes. the island also has clean toilets and hotels. the sea water here is warm and cosy. can spend all day with sunscreen on.
  • Excellent beach view with superb nature with refreshing freshness of air.such a cool & beautiful place to enjoy the scenery with multiple enjoyable activities to hang around.guys wat r u waiting for,plz cum over to feel the nature👌
  • This was an amazing activity. We loved exploring the islands and doing the water sports activity. Sea Walking was especially fantastic and we did see lot of fishes, though water wasn't as clean as one would expect. Still, it was worth every penny.
  • White sandy beach with clear crystal water giving you the best experience to do snorkeling activities. Really recommended
  • Went here end of march, if you planning to visit islands you can just go to the counter. The operating hours start from 8am-6pm. Last trip will be at 4pm. Visiting 3 island + safety vest + jetty fee cost RM60. Dont forget to bring mat for picnic & foodies as well. If you planning to do activities, you can look up agent at facebook or just go to the counter for activities, price will be expensive tho but worth it. Dont forget you hat & sunscreen. Be sure not to go during payday & holiday, the island will be really crowded.

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