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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  • 先后去了玩了两天,依次是沙比、马努坎和马目迪。最喜欢沙比,相对来说人少鱼多水清,在沙比玩了深潜项目,简直太难忘了。去的话一定要做好防晒准备,我就是在水里玩太high了晒伤了皮肤,疼了2天后背换了一层皮T_T  more »
  • I booked a day trip to this island , for snorkling and beach lounging,and included with the package came lunch ,plenty of sea life while snorkling , parrot fish and little nippers who where nipping at...  more »
  • Don't waste your time (and money) going to the nearby islands at TAR marine park. Lousy snorkelling and we got badly stung by jelly fish. Nothing much to do on the islands...they're overcrowded with t...  more »
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  • ...a beginners' snorkeling adventure starts here....basic amenities is available but not at par for an international tourist attraction. Especially the washrooms and toilets. Tourists especially non-locals were showering nude inside the washroom...
  • One of the most beautiful marine park which included 5 islands and just right in front of the city area, even just took you 10 mins boat will arrived it!!! But a bit disappointed is too much of the tourist go in to the island sometime, the environment a bit cannot afford for the volume of the tourist!!!
  • I can only talk about Sapi Island as it's the only one I've been to but I must say the circumstances were less than ideal. Bad weather so a lot of places were forbidden to snorkel in, so I didn't see anything. They didn't tell me beforehand it was a bad day but they sell tickets to you anyway at Jesselton Point, so maybe ask about the weather conditions before you leave.
  • Horrendous toilet facilities, overcommercialised beach park with nothing to do for free. A huge shame to the beautiful state of Sabah.
  • Conveniently located outside Kota Kinabalu, I've seen whale sharks, eagle rays, moray eels, nudibranches at the islands just 25min from the mainland. It makes for great snorkeling too! It's the best place to learn diving and grab yourself a nice meal or a gourmet coffee after your diving sessions. Food might be expensive on the islands so do pack lunch and drinks for your day out. Best time to visit is April to October, when the water is warm.