We are surrounded by turquoise water and beautiful cluster of islands. And there are a few that are 15 minutes boat ride away. The island offers something for everybody, be it swimming in the sea, snorkelling, diving, sun-bathing or hiking.
1. Where is the nearest marine park in Kota Kinabalu?
Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park is the nearest and also the easiest to get to. The park consists of 5 islands, namely Gaya, Manukan, Mamutik, Sapi and Sulug island.
2. Which island should I go to?
Each island has its own charm. Gaya, Sapi, Manukan and Mamutik are the four islands that you may consider going. We would recommend spending a day on one or two islands at most.
Gaya Island is best for scuba diving and guided snorkelling. Be sure to book a day in advance.
Sapi Island is great for snorkelling, swimming and some hiking. It is also very well known for its 250m island to island zipline. You may also considering doing sea-walking from here.
Manukan Island is great for swimming, snorkelling and hiking. There are also tonnes of water sports or activities that you can get involved with; From canoeing, parasailing, jet skiing and many more.
Mamutik Island is good for swimming and sun-bathing.
3. Do I need to book a tour?
Yes, if you are looking into scuba diving and guided snorkelling day tour. And no, if otherwise. You may head over to Jesselton Point, buy boat transfer tickets and spend the day on the island at your own will.
4.Are there restaurants, toilet and washroom on the islands?
Yes, there are. You will find restaurants, local food kiosk, public toilets and changing rooms on each island. Tips: Pack lunch and snacks from mainland for extra saving.
5. More questions?
Feel free to speak or write to us, we will be happy to help.