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Mantanani Island

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Snorkel trip

We recently stayed in Kota Kinabalu and booked a snorkel trip through Inno Travel & Tour services... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2014
Sally N
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Not bad, that's all

You will need a boat or get and tour to get there, the beach is nice but if you compare to other... read more

Reviewed October 6, 2014
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed October 28, 2014

We recently stayed in Kota Kinabalu and booked a snorkel trip through Inno Travel & Tour services, also called Sabah holidays. They picked us up at our resort, drove us to the boat jetty and then we took a boat for 45 mins to the...More

3  Thank Sally N
Reviewed October 6, 2014

You will need a boat or get and tour to get there, the beach is nice but if you compare to other spectacular beach in Thailand or Philippines, this one might not satisfy you, for me it was ok, clear water not too many tourist,...More

1  Thank Tomasdeslai
Reviewed September 26, 2014

We have just returned from 2nights/3days on Mantanani & yes the beaches were beautiful, the water crystal clear & the colour of turquoise BUT the price for this was hefty. 1160RM for 2 people 2N/3D in what was romantic looking on the outside but very...More

3  Thank jenim0612
Reviewed September 17, 2014

@clear as you'd expect @snorkeled before and after lunch @bumpy(fun) boat ride @interesting to talk to the boat guide @an array of people to encounter Xbumpy(on the butt) boat ride Xonly did the day trip, could possibly be fun to stay on the island

1  Thank vin1213043516978879
Reviewed September 2, 2014

I joined a 3 days 2 nights diving trip. The weather can changed dramatically from hour to hour. This hour is raining while the next is sunshine. Nevertheless my friends and i have a wonderful time there. We jumped into the sea water when the...More

4  Thank scy86
Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is a full day trip to visit it takes about 1hr 45 mins to get to the jetty terminal and then another 40 minutes to get to the island. Along the way you get to have nice views of Mt Kinabalu. Once you get...More

3  Thank texpower
Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is a bit of a trek away from Kota Kinabalu but definitely worth it and the bus and boat rides are an experience in themselves. Takes about an hour and a half from the city centre to the jetty then another hour ish on...More

3  Thank Sarah H
Reviewed August 13, 2014

I love snorkeling there with fishes and corals. The beach is very clean and the sand is fine. The waves tend to be small so don't worry swimming there. The chalet has no air-conditioning but it's surprisingly very cooling at night. You can see a...More

2  Thank Ian C
Reviewed August 11, 2014

there are several resorts in mantanani island. and whatever you chose, you have to take a 45mins to 1 hour (fast) boat trip to the island. and if you easily get seasick, you better take a bill before the boat trip. my resort is called...More

6  Thank JosepineK
Reviewed August 8, 2014

We booked a 2-day-1-night snorkeling trip to Mantanani Island through the company Amazing Borneo. Overall the trip was good, but there are several things other travelers should know before they go on this trip and stay at the Bembaran Beach Resort as we did. The...More

6  Thank AliceNuslova
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Hi, Just wondering how one can get to Mantani island without doing a tour? I am keen to do the home stay and stay for a few days Belinda
June 11, 2017|
Response from LizYahaya | Reviewed this property |
Hi Belinda, Sorry for the late reply. The contact number for the Homestay I've been previously is  +60105838940, Madam Mainah. Her house is facing the beach and a small jetty. You can try the number and see if they... More