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Manukan Island Resort

Lot G15, Wisma Sabah Ground Floor, Manukan Island 88000 Malaysia
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#1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Manukan Island
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Manukan Island Resort is located just off the coast of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and provides an island getaway with luxurious accommodation options. A mere 10 minutes by boat from the city of Kota Kinabalu, Manukan island is the second largest island of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine National Park and provides an idyllic option for island accommodation in Malaysia.
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Property amenities
Bar / lounge
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
Gift shop
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Poolside bar
Water sport equipment rentals
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Laundry service
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Languages Spoken
English, Malay
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We had a wonderful time staying at Manukan Island’s beautiful resort. From beginning to end, the staff were top notch and the facilities were above our expectations! Having the option of swimming in the pool or snorkeling in the South China Sea - or doing both!!! - was amazing! The sunsets from the peer were also spectacular both nights! Can’t wait to go back again!
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We ended our 7 week vacation with a one night stay at Manukan Island Resort. We traveled in Thailand, South Korea, and Sabah- this place was a fantastic way to end. My wife and I are avid bird watchers, so we were excited to pick up a few more species on the island, like the Tabon scrubfowl, that you can only get on these outer islands. But besides the birds, the snorkeling was great, food was wonderful, staff was friendly and so helpful. The room was the nicest we stayed in, great view, shower, and very comfy beds. Getting to the island was a breeze, and I would recommend staying over night because once the day trippers leave at 4pm you get the place to yourself until 8am the next morning. They also have several hiking trails-one that is paved and 1.5 km long. (great for birding) Do it, you won't regret it.
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It was a good experience. We took honeymoon package, they provide us roses on the bed and a romantic dinner next to the beach. I am totally satisfied with the hospitality. Will definitely choose this place again for my upcoming vacation.
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It is highly recommended to stay in this resort if you want to chill and relax. Overall it is a good experience for us since we love beach and to feel the breeze. It has fine sand and very clear water. You can also jog going at the sunset point.
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Really enjoyed our 4 nights stay at our villa with sea view. The bed was super comfortable, great shower, outstanding view over the ocean and right at the beautiful beach! All staff was super friendly and helpfull througout our entire visit. The staff also seemed happy to be working there and staff activities were arranged which made our stay even more pleasant.
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Response from suterasanctuary, General Manager at Manukan Island Resort
Responded Feb 16, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to highlight your satisfaction during your recent stay. We are continually trying to improve on the quality of services to ensure each and every one of our guest leaves with wonderful memories. I find that it's always a breath of fresh air when you can truly immerse yourself with nature and it delights me to know that you have found your sanctuary with us. When you have time to spare; do check out our Facebook and Instagram for updates and promotions that might be of interest to you. My team and I certainly look forward to the pleasant opportunity of accommodating you again at our resort in the not-too-distant future. We wish you a pleasant day! Regards, Kueh Lian See General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Manukan Island Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Manukan Island Resort?
Nearby attractions include Tanjung Aru Beach (3.3 miles), Imago Shopping Mall (4.1 miles), and Marine Ecology Research Centre (4.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Manukan Island Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Manukan Island Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Manukan Island Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Manukan Island Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mother India Restaurant, Ferdinand's, and El Centro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Manukan Island Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Manukan Island Resort located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Manukan Island.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Manukan Island Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Malay.
Are there any historical sites close to Manukan Island Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Monsopiad Cultural Village (7.8 miles).
Does Manukan Island Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.