Mamutik Island, Kota Kinabalu

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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. To visit Mamutik Island on your holiday in Kota Kinabalu, and find out what else Kota Kinabalu has to offer, use our Kota Kinabalu trip generator.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Looking for a monitor lizard, looking for garbage bag found a child taking a NAP by the way. Cut the wind from Shangri-tanjunal while comfortably arrived in about 10 minutes. Shower and toilet. Out of 10:30 star Marina, came back on the ship 13:30. I couldn't raise a lunch on the island want the heat, and it was just a good time. Fish and sea urchins are found not be flashy, fun snorkelling. The children would enjoy.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Landing here after being a Sapi seemed the paradiso....se nothing else is much better organized, more accurate and less dirty. Sure tourists there are even here though unless a Sapi. For some relaxing hours and a bathroom in the Council.
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  • August 15, 2017
    The island would also be pretty but is totally invaded by mass tourism, Chinese and Korean. Do not recommend
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In the area of Sepanggar you'll find the main set of hotels, ranging from simple and mid-priced, to the more luxurious with good sea views. Move away from the coast for more space and privacy in resort-style hotels, which offer a range of facilities and comfortable, sometimes quirky rooms and apartments. Farther out still, you'll find backpacker motels, giving easy access to the surrounding natural attractions that, after all, are the primary reason for being here.
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