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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Small island with every single available spot taken. Nothing to see but human being. Noisy and dirty.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank IcebergMelting
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

On the day we went, Manukan wasn’t as crowded as Sapi. The colour of the water was postcard worthy and the beach cleaner than expected (unlike the ones we went to in Vietnam with rubbish floating around). Unfortunately, there wasn’t as much to see snorkelling-wise,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank uninspiredbea
Reviewed 1 week ago

there are 4 things you can do in Manukan island, para sailing, snorkle , flying fox and banana boat ride. if you decide to stay for whole day, bring lots of water to drink and food. Its quiet pricey on the island as usual. But...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank suryati
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We can here as a 2nd stop to our day trip. Apparently you can snorkel here however the water was littered with rubbish and didn’t dare go in. Not sure why there is a tourist tax at the hotels when they aren’t doing anything about...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 789tanyah
Reviewed 1 week ago

Manukan is the first island I have visited in Asia so I cannot compare it to others. I enjoyed our 5 day stay there and took advantage of the diving and accomodation facility provided by Downbelow. The restaurants were simple but well priced, the staff...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sue H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Among the things to do here in kota kinabalu is none other than diving or snorkeling.. colourful corals and fishes. and most importantly the locals are frindly people.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Afidzah
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here on the recommendation of the hotel concierge who said it would be good for the kids and fish but I am afraid we were disappointed. Saw good fish at the jetty but not where we were swimming. Were also warned of sea...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank J_Barnet1973
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whole the right sight of the pier is packed with Asian tourists, the left side is quiet and perfect for snorkeling and swimming. Once you pass the green line, you'll find a shallow reef with plenty of boxfish, clown fish, sea cucumbers and many more....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NilsEling
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying on Manukan Island and even though there are a lot of day trippers it never felt crowded. Snorkelling let us see fish and some live coral quite close to the shore. Out deeper there are sea urchins so sometimes you need to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 4chillis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this island second after Sapi... This one was ten times better. It was over packed by loud and obnoxious tourists who pushed you out of their way or got in your personal space to take literally hours of photos of themselves.. No joke....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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21 January 2019|
Response from 4chillis | Reviewed this property |
Hi. There are regular ferries from Sutera Harbour and Jesselton jetty. I am unsure of the cost but I think they run hourly? There are food stalls on the island plus water sports and snorkelling gear for a fee. Last ferry off... More
17 December 2018|
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Response from holidaytripper2108 | Reviewed this property |
The hillside villas may be lovely but they are on the far side above the private beach with many steps to climb. They also have a £50 supplement. There is nothing wrong with the beachside villas, if you can have 8b you'll... More
19 August 2018|
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Response from homeandawaycp | Reviewed this property |
Boat ticket is RM23.00 per adult and RM18.00 for children. This is a return fare. You also pay RM7.20 per adult and RM3.60 per child as a jetty fee at Jesselton Point. Also an entry fee to the island of RM20.00 per adult and... More