Manukan Island, Kota Kinabalu

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#1 of 16 in Parks in Kota Kinabalu
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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  • We visited for a day from Tangrun Aru hotel. Reasonable cost. Fun boat trip. You can do a nice nature walk as well.  more »
  • been the 2 times and it's always make me feel refresh and calm. the island have almost everything u need. there's a food stall, public toilet and bathroom, selling stuff like clothes and other, rentin...  more »
  • Nice spot. Lunch was nice but walking ofc tbe jetty you could see rubbish in the water. Piles of rubbish dwept up over island but just sitting there.  more »
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  • The island is not great, firstly if you come by speedboat the company gives you a large life jacket which you need to carry around all day or pay to have put in a locker, secondly the beach is nice but there are a lot of tourists, and rubbish everywhere, even in the sea. Pretty good for snorkelling and there are a lot of fish around, but some do bite and it's not very nice to see them having to live amongst all this trash.
  • I had a great time here. The water is so blue. The sand cool and soft. One of the best beaches I've been to.
  • Beautiful island.. many fishes in the sea.. 😀
  • Good place to snorkel. But if you going for a dive, you should try mamutik or Sapi Island. Entrance fee just RM3 for malaysian. All snorkeling equipment can be rent here with fair price
  • great experiance here

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