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. Add Manukan Island to your Kota Kinabalu travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Kota Kinabalu itinerary planner.
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  • Fantastically organised by Downbelow Adventures - diving, snorkelling and idyllic beach villa. Snorkelling from the beach, clear waters and plenty of activities if you want to do more.  more »
  • This island is much more populated as it has resorts on the island. It is more touristy compared to Sapi Island. The water is not as beautiful and clear as compared to Sapi as well but you'll be able ...  more »
  • Just 15 mins boat ride from Marina harbour. Nice island but a little too crowded with families and tourists.  more »