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. A visit to Sapi Island represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Kota Kinabalu travel planner to plot your vacation.
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  • It was Chinese tourists and the sea of garbage. It originally was supposed to be bad. The weather was bad, I was disappointed.
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  • Very clean little beach with a delicious true Good safety and lifeguard opportunity for snorkeling and diving we arranged even boat ride from Jesselton Point-easily and simply.
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  • There are other islands that are much better choices. We like the other islands for the beaches. Recommend looking into island hopping if you have the time so you can choose the best one for you  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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