Paradise Two

Paradise Two is one of the best site for snorkelling at Mabul Island. Dense corals concentration provide many living spaces for small fish. Many species of reef fish, including family like Angelfish, Butterflyfish, Anemonefish, and Damsel fish are found here. This is also a popular place to see turtles.

Sibuan Island

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.

Mari Mari Backpackers Lodge

The place to stay at the paradise island called Mantanani island, located at the north west corner of Sabah.The West Coast of Sabah has seen tremendous transformation since achieving independence from the British EmpireĀ in 1963. Just take a look at Kota Kinabalu, for the past few decades, it has grown from a small town to one of the biggest cities on Borneo Island. But Mantanani Island, located on the north-west corner of Sabah and about 80 km away from KK, has remained pretty much untouched, and its forests remain intact. Washed by the waves of South China Sea, Mantanani Island is a grouping of three islands namely, Mantanani Besar, Mantanani Kecil and the very small caving island – Lungisan.

Mantanani Island

Sun bathing on a quiet powdery white sandy beach, while enjoying the gentle breeze of the tropical island, and looking out at a big blue sea that stretches to the horizon, which yields almost no sign of human civilisation, one has surely arrived at the beautiful Mantanani Island, one of the best keep secrets on the west coast of Sabah. Only recently promote as a tourists destination, Mantanani Island has miles and miles of unspoiled beaches, and the shallow coast line around the island offers a splendid snorkelling experience, with visibility around10 metre, a wide variety of tropical marines life are easily spotted on the extensive coral reef habitats.

Manukan Island

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beach at manukan island

Kota Kinabalu (KK) has the good fortune of having five beautiful islands surrounding the city; the five islands consist of Pulau Gaya, Pulau Manukan, Pulau Mamutik, Pulau Sapi, and Pulau Sulug. Tunku Abdul Rahman Park is made up of part of Palau Gaya and the other four islands. With the islands’ proximity to Kota Kinabalu, boat rides to the islands just take about 20 minutes from Jesselton Point, KK main ferry terminal. Day trip to these islands can be easily arranged as there are hourly shuttle boats to and from the islands.

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north end of manukan island