Manukan Island, Kota Kinabalu

(3/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Beautiful Island but the money collected is not being spent to clean up the beach especially to the left as you enter.  more »
  • Was shocked by the amount of rubbish on this island. The island can be divided into two parts, one on the right side of the pier, where you will find a café, toilets, showers, locker room. In the toilet very dirty, awful smell, as well as in the changing rooms and shower, all in the urine and smells like urine. Another part of the island (left from the Pier) has no activities stretches far enough. The entire coastline is littered with debris, huge amounts of garbage! Island no one cleans. Swam with the mask-corals are dead fish no. I do not recommend.
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  • This island has one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The water is clean and the sand is as soft as icing sugar. The short boat trip to the island was easy and fun. We were lucky enough to h...  more »