We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
All photos (1,226)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good37%
  • Average26%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“fish”(283 reviews)
“zip line”(87 reviews)
“monitor lizards”(58 reviews)
Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
+60 16-611 0816
Ways to Experience Sapi Island
from $70.00
More Info
from $108.25
More Info
Reviews (2,101)
Filter reviews
1,435 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews fish zip line monitor lizards clear water coral flyer nice beach day trip boat ride white sand banana boat jesselton point water sports sea walking buffet lunch marine life tunku abdul rahman marine park scuba diving
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 1,435 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have been to the Philippines, it is difficult to appreciate the beauty of Sapi Island. The water is not as clear and the sand is not as fine as the ones found in El Nido or Boracay. Nonetheless, this beach has its own...More

Thank Rhode-InStyle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An island with beautiful corals at its surrounding. I normally do my once in a bluemoon scuba dive activities here. A good place to spend with friends and families during your free time.

Thank Filex R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth a visit, great snorkeling, areas clearly marked and plenty of fish and coral to see. Food and drink is basic but not at escalated prices. I would have given it full marks had it not been for the amount of rubbish (plastic mainly)...More

1  Thank 221jennir
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here whilst on day diving trips with Scuba Junkie. It's a pretty island with a nice beach, but there are unfortunately way too many people around. Probably would be much better without the crowds. Can be easily combined with a visit to nearby Gaya...More

1  Thank KGB777
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place for a short visit, but if you’re up for it make sure you walk around the island and find yourself a private beach away from all the swimming life jackets.

1  Thank Lking2389
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sea is nice and safe for a good swim. Swimming areas clearly marked and lifeguards are very nice. Bonus was getting to see the Asian monitors fighting. A little disappointed with the levels of rubbish especially as you have to pay a "conservation tax" on...More

1  Thank IainT9
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a bit worried that the island will be full of crowd on a Saturday morning, it was but the visit was still worthwhile. The locals did a good job to keep the beach clean including the water. There are still lots of fishes...More

1  Thank Jilnick
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cigarette buts and empty cans of beer on the beach, garbage bins overflowing. Murky water and no corals to be seen. No really the idyllic place advertised in KK.

Thank 423phill
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The island can be accessed by any number of boats leaving from the Jesselton Pier. You can choose different boat packages that allow you to go to one or more of the islands located within the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park. Sapi Island is rather small...More

Thank randygara
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Priceless View, coming here is truly worth the spend. If you want to be able to see so much corals and variety of fishes, this is the best place to go to snorkeling. Coral area for snorkeling isn't so far from the shore. If you...More

2  Thank Cruiser698459
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 98 nearby hotels
Bunga Raya Island Resort
560 reviews
1.46 miles away
Gaya Island Resort
1,491 reviews
2.74 miles away
Gayana Marine Resort
517 reviews
2.82 miles away
Sutera Harbour Resort (The Pacific Sutera & The Magellan Sutera)
3,229 reviews
4.30 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 716 nearby restaurants
306 reviews
4.28 miles away
Mother India Restaurant
118 reviews
4.69 miles away
Sunset Bar at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa
523 reviews
4.22 miles away
Irish Shamrock Bar & Restaurant
221 reviews
4.68 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 234 nearby attractions
Marine Ecology Research Centre
88 reviews
2.95 miles away
Imago Shopping Mall
330 reviews
4.75 miles away
North Borneo Railway
632 reviews
4.12 miles away
Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
763 reviews
.02 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
August 29, 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from IanC4830 | Reviewed this property |
Anazurah, camping and camp fires is allowed with the permission of Park Warden..this is confirm and hope it answers your question on the islands of Tengku Abdul Rahman Park
August 28, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Callandra87 | Reviewed this property |
For camper, the park imposes a small Camping Fee of RM5 (≈US$1.50) for adult and RM2 (≈US$0.60) for child (below 18). Please be informed that you need to pay additional RM50 (≈US$15) to boat operator for next-day pickup... More
Abdul M
May 11, 2018|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Tanya L | Reviewed this property |
Zip lining is fantastic!