Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, Kota Kinabalu

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National Park
Explore a set of attractive islands just a 20-minute boat ride from the main coast at Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. Hop between the landmasses to experience their different atmospheres and the activities available there: some have become more developed and offer water sport facilities, while others maintain their paradisal calm. Arrange a diving expedition to view the protected marine life, spotting colorful fish as they dart through the water and the otherworldly coral formations. To visit Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park on your trip to Kota Kinabalu, use our Kota Kinabalu vacation planner.
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  • we paid 66 rm for the boat to visit 2 islands which are sapi and manukan. Pretty love it there. The water is so clean and there are so many fish. We even saw a huge lizard in sapi island haha.  more »
  • The diving sites are very good for learning to dive. There are no strong currents, and there is plenty of fish and coral to see. We also saw turtles, sea snakes, two ghost pipefish (very rare) and a s...  more »
  • The marine park consists of about five islands. You can swim, snorkel, scuba,fly kite or relax. I think a couple of islands are of limits but the others are lovely  more »
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  • Place to relax. Buffet food is great. Fried chicken is the best.
  • Very good beach but not good public facilities...
  • Beautiful island but not as clean and pristine as 10 years ago when I last visited. Too many uncontrolled tourists. I have to tell a few off from throwing various kind of food to the fishes when there are signs that clearly say do not feed the fish.
  • Only 10-15mins boat ride from the jesselton point jetty. Suitable for daytrip get-away from busy city life. But the rubbish at the sea&beaches, the poor boat services and the touts at the jetty. Coral conservation effort is poor. All these have destroyed these beautiful islands. Not worthy for hardcore snorkellers/divers.
  • enjoyed the stroll with my girlfriends.. great view.. took some great shots too..