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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We took 2 islands package from Jesselton Point. Spent 2 hours here. It was during school holiday so there were crowds everywhere. But the beach was beautiful, water was clear and no rubbish seen. Great snorkeling spot even though not many alive corals seen but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Achik72
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice beach, very popular among tourists. The water is emerald crystal clear. Perfect for snorkeling. But the foods sold in the island are very expensive. So, bring your own foods

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank suriati s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This resort delivered a 5* service for accommodation, food and beverages and staff friendliness. The beach villas are stylish and spacious and kept clean to a very high standard. although amenities are basic, this is what makes it a retreat away from the hustle and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank holidaytripper2108
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing special here. There was so much trash on the shoreline and in the waters (diapers, styrofoam packs, etc.), and there were areas where the waters stung (from what, I don't know). The place is filled with undisciplined tourists that don't know where to throw...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Anna May V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a must go in Kota Kinabalu, in there you are going to find many options of what to do in there, like seawalking, diving, etc... but make sure to take some food with you, as there is only one restaurant open to everyone and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank MarcosVellinho
Reviewed November 12, 2018

A boat ride to the island and then a swim in the warm water with the fishes and a buffet lunch consisting of crab,prawns,beef rice noodles There are change rooms on the island with showers and the resident monitor lizard Around the pier where the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KeenTraveller12372
Reviewed November 12, 2018

We had a few hours on Manukan Island while on a tour and were provided with masks and snorkels. There's a dedicated snorkelling section, but it isn't very clear how far it goes. One of our party went all the way round the rocks and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank damasinnas
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Manukan Island is beautiful, and despite my comments I’m happy to visit it at least once or twice a month. Yet I feel a few things could be improved: 1) Build a proper jetty where multiple boats can dock simultaneously. With the current structure all...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Jlm1983
Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

I wanted to snorkel and try some water sports. I was not able to book any tours as I am a single traveller. So I went to the jetty and easily booked the boat over. The island has a great breeze and tree coverage so...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 196leannew
Reviewed November 9, 2018

Had the privilege of spending two nights on this island recently as part of an Intrepid tournI was on. I absolutely loved it. Top notch accommodation, beautiful water, great food, extremely friendly and helpful staff. I hope to go back one day and stay longer....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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4chillis
December 16, 2018|
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Response from holidaytripper2108 | Reviewed this property |
The hillside villas may be lovely but they are on the far side above the private beach with many steps to climb. They also have a £50 supplement. There is nothing wrong with the beachside villas, if you can have 8b you'll... More
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EvaT1833
August 19, 2018|
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Response from Margie M | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is an entrance fee. We had the boat as part of a package for staying at a resort.not sure about renting snorkelling gear, but there is a very limited area to snorkel and not that much to see.
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Shida152
November 2, 2017|
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Response from Margie M | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can stay there but as previously mentioned there are hundreds of day trippers visiting the island. There is only a limited place to swim and the beach there can get very crowded. You would be better off staying in... More
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joecheong
singapore
4 Days 3 Nights trip to K.Kinabalu (3 Replies)
Hi Everyone, I just got back from K.K today and would like to try to give some advise to those planning for a trip there. I hope the info.is useful to u guys there.I was staying at the Nexus Resort with my wife and some friends there.Pls take note u need to pay for the shuttle service to town and cost RM24 return.The resort is a bit far from the city and inconvenience. The shop at the resort is very expensive so take note a can of beer cost around RM15 We join a travel agency which...More
September 12, 2010|
Response frombigw|
You are the most unfortunate traveller. I have read your other posts and you reguarly seem to get into situations that are not to your satisfaction. Did you arrange this holiday yourself or did you do it through a travel agent? Some comments on your post. Nexus is out of town and a read of reviews on this forum would have alerted you to that. Drinks at resorts in Sabah are expensive compared to off resort. Again this has been a regular topic of discusiion on this forum for several resorts...More
anaest
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Two nights three days in KK during lunar new year (5 Replies)
We are visiting KK arriving on the 11th feb early morning. It is probably not a good time but that is the only free time we have. There are 16 of us, big family, most are from KL, some from Shanghai. We want to visit Manukan island or other islands for snorkeling, with the TAR marine park be opened for visitors! Also how about the places for foods like kampung air Sri selera, lintas area for beef noodles and pork noodles as well as ocean seafood village? Will the Filipino market and central...More
January 11, 2013|
Response fromSabah_Girl|
Helo there! Chinese shop normally will be closed till 4th day of Chinese New Year.If they happen to be open,they normally sell food and drinks at higher price. If you are into dim sum,then you can check out Silk Garden in Pacific Sutera. Hotels prices are the same throughout the year.
Forkfar
Stockholm, Sweden
4 days 3 nights beach in KK (1 Replies)
Hello! Advise needed. We are a couple from northern europe who will leave both our two small kids behind with family to enjoy a quiet 4 days 3 nights in KK in july 2017 as first time visitors. All we wish for is a sandy white beach, shining sun and crystal clear water. I have done a bit of research and here's my plan: Day 1: Arrive in KK, stay in a 3 star hotel nearest to jesselton point harbour Day 2: Take the earliest boat out to Manukan island for sunbathing and relaxing by the beach ...More
May 04, 2017|
Response fromDavid N|
Hana S, It is nice to see you have started your planning. The visit out to the Tunku Abdul Rahman marine park is a ten minute boat ride from Jesselton Point. I would suggest that you try a different Island for each visit. Also have a look at the "Coral Flyer" a zip wire between Palau Gaya and Palau Sapi. You do not need to buy a lunch meal as part of your boat excursion, as there are "beach shack" type restaurant on the islands it is quicker and cheaper to buy your own meal when you want...More