Plunge into the clear blue waters of Mantanani Island and experience what it feels like to be in a truly tropical utopia. Only an hour drive from the Sabah’s state capital, Kota Kinabalu, Mantanani is a group of three isolated islands that shimmers northwest of Kota Belud. These pristine islands are a 60 minute boat ride from the mainland, depending on sea conditions.
Dreamily picturesque with a coma of white sandy shores that summons shady palm trees and a blue sky halo, Mantanani is an oasis for snorkeling, scuba-diving and island-hopping… or for the simple luxury of little island naps.
One of the many highlights that attracts both the local and the avid traveler would be the Sea Cow spottings. Sea Cows, also locally known as Dugongs, resides in the island but they are shy mammals with a population that is on the brink of extinction. It might just be your lucky day if you are able to spot one on Mantanani!
|Duration||Approx 10 Hours|
|Meal||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner|
|Include||Land & Boat Transfer, Entrance Fee, Meal, Guide, Snorkeling Equipment|
Kota Kinabalu/ Kota Belud
- Rise with the sun as a pick-up time of 0700hrs will be at your hotel lobby, where we will whisk you away to Kuala Abai Jetty, Kota Belud. Estimated travel time will be 1 hour & 45 minutes.
Arrival at the Jetty and hop on 1 hour boat-ride to Palm Beach, Mantanani Island, taste the salt in the air, wind in your hair and anticipate the warm shores of paradise.
- Upon arrival at Palm Beach, freshen up… suit up for water activities (snorkeling / leisure diving / discover scuba diving), but before that, boost up your energy with the light refreshments provided.
- Lunch is provided at the Dive Lodge. And fresh coconuts are available for purchase on Palm Beach.
- 1500hrs: Depart back to Kuala Abai Jetty. Upon arrival to jetty, a van will be ready to usher you back into the vibrant streets of Kota Kinabalu and then to your respective hotel.