Explore Sapi and Manukan Islands That Will Leave You in Awe

Sabah in Malaysia boasts some of the most breathtaking islands, perfect for island-hopping. Among them, Sapi and Manukan Islands stand out with their crystal-clear waters, vibrant coral reefs, and abundant sunshine. Ideal for nature lovers, beach enthusiasts, and adventure seekers, these islands offer relaxation and adventure for families, couples, and solo travelers alike.

If you love discovering sea life, chilling on beautiful beaches, or trying out water activities, Sapi and Manukan Islands provide an incredible experience that will astound you. Start planning your journey today!


Sapi Island

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- Size: Smaller than Manukan but just as beautiful.

- Features: Known for clear waters, diverse marine life, and vibrant coral reefs.


1. Snorkeling: See colorful fish and amazing coral formations.

2. Swimming: Relax and swim in warm, turquoise waters.

3. Hiking: Short trails through the forest offer a quick nature walk.

4. Wildlife Spotting: Look for monitor lizards and other island wildlife.

How to Get There from Kota Kinabalu:

Sapi Island is only 8 km from Kota Kinabalu. A pleasant 20-minute boat ride from Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal to Sapi Marine Park will take you to the shores of Sapi Island.


Manukan Island

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- Size: Larger than Sapi Island with more facilities and activities.

- Features: Famous for long, white sandy beaches and calm waters.


1. Snorkeling: Enjoy several snorkeling spots to see vibrant marine life.

2. Swimming: Perfect beaches for swimming and sunbathing.

3. Scuba Diving: Explore deeper waters with scuba diving options.

4. Hiking: Scenic trails for exploring the island’s natural beauty.

5. Water Sports: Try parasailing, jet skiing, and banana boat rides.

How to Get There from Kota Kinabalu:

You can reach Manukan Island by speedboat from Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal, which is within walking distance from Kota Kinabalu city center. Speedboat services operate from 8:30 AM to 4:15 PM, providing convenient access all day long.


Exciting Events and Activities

Experience vibrant events at Sapi and Manukan Islands, featuring guided snorkeling tours, beach volleyball tournaments, and cultural dance performances. Enjoy sunset cruises, barbecue feasts, and eco-tours exploring marine life. Perfect for creating unforgettable memories with family and friends in a stunning tropical paradise.

Easy Travel with WAHDAH

WAHDAH offers rental cars and transfer services from Kota Kinabalu Airport to Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal, where you can catch a speedboat to Sapi and Manukan Islands. Enjoy professional drivers, comfortable vehicles, and personalized itineraries. Let WAHDAH make your travel smooth and enjoyable.

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