Mamutik Island, Kota Kinabalu

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#3 of 16 in Parks in Kota Kinabalu
Take a trip to Mamutik Island, one of five islands in a marine park set just off the mainland. Despite being the smallest of the landmasses in the park, the island offers plentiful sandy beaches and lots of barbecue pits, picnic shelters, and tables. Dive into the surrounding waters to see the protected marine life, with attractive formations of coral and many colorful fish. Do watch out for sea urchins, however: lots of the spiky critters live around the coral close to the beach, so bring some flip-flops. Using our online itinerary creator, Kota Kinabalu attractions like Mamutik Island can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • All the fish are protected. The water is warm and clean and the locals are beautiful and helpful. Fantastic for families and couples  more »
  • As I have mentioned before with regards to the islands in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park be prepared to be disappointed and then saddened by the devastation over tourism has done to the marine life an...  more »
  • We only visited to have lunch from a day tour of diving. Unfortunately, everyone was smoking and it ruined my meal. The scenery is nice and you can swim there. It was crowded with several boats full o...  more »
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  • Beautiful and managed place but too small with so crowded with tourists. Reported to be crowded nearly daily. Camping and relaxing is good. F&B availability bbq and local cafe.
  • Mamutik is very small but okay spaceous to find your own spot. Many tourists later in the day, but it's fine. Food and drink is possible. Decent snorkelling.
  • Thoroughly ruined by mass tourism and haphazard organisation. Actually non organisation. It was chaos at Jesselton Point. Arrived at Mamutik to be greeted by hordes of tourists who weren’t there for the beauty of the island not that there is much beauty left.
  • Not bad, and not good enough. I visited in October and the weather was not good. the clearness of water was not good and a few fishes was visible only. not good for snorkeling. no indoor shower. they moved indoors to outdoors last year. not well maintained, shower was okay though. camping area was full of ants and my daughter got a lot of bug bites when camping, no food in my tent though. The small market and cafe closed before 3 pm, they told me closing time is 4 pm though. 5 years old girl to Mamutik? camping and entrance free, but I don't recommend kids camping in Mamutik bcuz of bugs bites. Adult is fine.
  • This island is very clean and not too much people then Sapi island. It can play a lot water activities.
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