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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  • September 22, 2017
    We visited 2 of the islands, Sapi and Manukan at a day trip. First of all, don't book the island hoping trip via an agency, do it yourself, it's cheaper and easy to do. The boat ride was the safest. N...  more »
  • September 21, 2017
    Filthy, neglected and over-crowded. Maybe the corals in deep waters are still intact, but everywhere where the tourists can get to by snorkeling, the corals have died. It is furthermore amazing that n...  more »
  • September 18, 2017
    We did 2 days of diving at the marine park. The marine life was quite good and the corals were healthy. We saw a couple of blacktip reef sharks at one of the dive sites and schools of barrucudas at an...  more »
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  • August 23, 2017
    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
  • August 1, 2017
    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. 😘😘😘
  • August 31, 2017
    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...
  • August 29, 2017
    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.
  • August 21, 2017
    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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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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