Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, Kota Kinabalu

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#3 of 12 in Parks in Kota Kinabalu
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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park by using our Kota Kinabalu trip itinerary planning site .
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  • I took 2 dives at the Tunk Abdul Rahman Marine Park both around Pulau Gaya. Visability was not the best ever, this can happen due to weather condtions. The corals are in really good condtion. For fish...  more »
  • A 15-20 minute speedboat ride will get you to dive locations off Gaya Island. Water in October is nice and warm. No need for a wetsuit for the 30-45 ft dives! Lots of coral and fish life. Visibility c...  more »
  • It was nice to go outside of Kota and have some swimming and sunbathing, but it is very disappointing, that some parts are so durty. Especially Sapi! It s a national park area, many people come and pa...  more »
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  • Sun bathing and swimming with crystal clear water. Can find diverse sea creature if you are a bit adventrous. Highly recommended place for couples and families. Bring your food and enough water and snacks from mainland KK as the food price at the park is astronomical
  • Manukan Island. Its a big island. So many people come here. There got a home stay, canteen, life guard, shower, and can do activities. Recommend place. 😘😘😘
  • Manukan island is a nice n clean island... Clear water n so many small fish near the beach... Suitable for family n good for hobeymoon...
  • There is nothing better than hot sun and beaches during summer in Kota Kinabalu. There are 5 islands that you can go to and there are various sea activities you can participate such as seawalking and scuba diving. The beach is also clean and attracts a lot of tourists from Korea, China and Japan.
  • Beautiful place. It is famous for Scuba Diving. Sapi, Gaya and Manukan Islands are most visited islands of this national park. This place is rich in marine life

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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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