Sibuan island belongs to a grouping of eight islands that formed the Tun Sakaran Marine Park, and some people reckoned that Sibuan Island as the most beauitful island in the Celebes Sea.Semporna region is fast becoming the paradise playground for the divers and snorkellers who come here for the crystal clear sea water and the mutlitude of marine life. With increase frequent flights from Malaysia Airlines and budget airline Air Asia to the Tawau airport, getting to the islands of Semporan are not so difficult these days. Apart from the immensely desired Sipadan island, this region offers plenty of other islands for the adventurous snorkellers to explore and Sibuan island is one of them. Located on the south west corner of a reef, Sibuan island belongs to a grouping of eight islands that formed the Tun Sakaran Marine Park. This marine park was gazetted in July, 2004 to give greater protection for its environment and its eco-system.
The real gems of the Sapi island are definitely the many different corals and the ecology that comes with it. Hop on a speed boat at Jesselton Point, and within minutes you will be transported to this small tropical island called Sapi. With a crowd arrival second only to Manukan Island at Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, it is well advised to come to the island early if one wants to use the many garden tables provided free by Sabah park. If not one can always rent a floor mate from the many vendors on the island.
White sandy beach, crystal clear water, and great tropical sunshine are what made this island special. Another special feature at this island is the monitor lizards, a distant cousin from the Komodo dragons. During lunch time many of them can be seen venturing out to the cooking area, no doubt invited by the nice aroma of cooked food. For the real gems of Sapi Island one would have to dive under the water. Numerous number of different corals and the ecology that come with it are the real show. So grab yourself some snokelling gears and dive into the enticing underworld of Sapi Island.
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