Sapi Island, Kota Kinabalu

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Enjoy a day on Sapi Island, one of five islands in a protected marine park off the coast of Borneo. Just a 20-minute boat ride from Kota Kinabalu, the island offers clean, white sands and clear waters. The main attraction here remains the wildlife: hike inland to see big monitor lizards and wild boars, and snorkel through the water to admire the coral and colorful fish in a diverse marine environment. Try out a range of activities, including island-to-island zipline and banana boating, and then relax in one of the restaurants. Put Sapi Island at the forefront of your travel plans using our Kota Kinabalu family vacation planner.
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  • They've done a good job at destroying what probably once was a nice place. Now tents crowd the beach for what must be hundreds of tourists' BBQ lunch. Avoid.  more »
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  • Great snorkelling, saw lots of fish including lots of parrot fish, clown fish and lots more. Don't be deterred by the amount of tourists.  more »

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Where to stay in Kota Kinabalu

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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