Mamutik Island
Mamutik Island
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IsmaFaridIsmail
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Gorgeous blue sea, even though we are near the shore, left us totally captivated by the sea view upon reaching the island. When snorkeling, you can observe the fish beneath the water. Although the island is not very large, we thoroughly enjoyed our walk around it. It was my first time going island hopping and I regretted not bringing proper swimming shoes because the seabed was sharp due to coral reefs. I recommend wearing boots or swimming shoes when snorkeling.

During our visit, the wind was blowing strongly. I suppose it must have been the December season.
Written 2 January 2024
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Graeme N
Stockholm, Sweden15 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
What a disappointment! There is nothing I can really recommend about our trip to the island. The boat transfer was relatively expensive. The small island was utterly overrun with thousands of tourists. The snorkelling area is pitifully small and the reefs are in terrible shape-not least because most of the thousands of people snorkelling can barely swim, let alone snorkel. The facilities are generally pretty shabby. If you are looking for decent snorkelling and a beautiful, peaceful beach experience- try somewhere else. I suppose the only positive is that the jetty is somewhat photogenic.
Written 17 July 2023
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grazfromhobart
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
This is more like it, amazing little Island. They have roped off areas where careless tourists cannot go hence the coral and fish life is better for off the beach snorkelling. Not as many people as the bigger island and cleaner water.
Written 24 January 2023
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Moira13
Amsterdam, The Netherlands137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Friends
Very nice beach not so busy and that is what I like. We did some snorkeling there and we saw a lot of clown fish and zebra fish and even a stingray. It is nice that they have picnic tables to sit on. Also the have outside showers to get rid of the salt. They have a restaurant but food waiting is 1.5 hours crazy. Maybe change to a smaller menu that will help.
Written 16 May 2022
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CMSoon
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia146 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
l bought a package for 2 islands manukan and sapi but the operator for their convenience took us to mamutik instead of Sapi.

Totally not recommended. There Is nothing and beaches not really beautiful to explore. A lot of sand flies and water is not clean. Water is rougher compare to manukan island. You are limited to a very small area to swimm, snorkel and play. Can even see a single fish around. No proper resting benches for people to sit. Only has a swing tied to a tree to swing around for photo shoot only. In 15 minutes you are done hoping to leave the island.
Written 14 May 2022
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julia_kalno
London161 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mamutik island was a great little discovery for us - we were looking to spend two days on the beach around Kota Kinabalu area. All the resorts we found were way out of our budget so we decided to get a boat to the Tyga islands and see what other options there were.

Mamutik offered camping opportunity for only RM5 pp!! We did not have a tent but we were able to rent one for RM40 including a blanket.
The island has a beautiful beach where you can swim and snorkel. It is also a home to quite a few monitor lizards - some pretty large! - but they are not dangerous.
All the staff are very friendly and outgoing. The café/shop closes at 4pm so make sure you have enough food for the evening.
Last boats for KK leave at 5pm and then it's just the campers and some of the staff.
On the first night there were two other tents, 2nd night - just us. We were making fire on the beach on both evenings.
I'm not a camping type but this was very nice. Showers and toilets were clean, beautiful beach, nice people and of course you get to see the sunset, relax under the stars and see the sunrise.
Beware of the poisonous fishes - ask the lifeguard before you go swimming!
Written 4 February 2015
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Trip_vince
Tokyo, Japan21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2013 • Couples
Went there for one day in earlier in January.
- White-sand beach with a lot of shade (appreciable to avoid sunburns).
- There is a pleasant snorkeling (better than the other islands to me) spot on the left-side (when facing the sea) of the drop-off area : blue-spotted stingray, cuttle fish, barracuda... but you'll cover it all very quickly as there is a sudden drop to a 10~15m all around the island (about 50/100m from the shore)
Unlike what I heard a big chunk of the coral over there is still flourishing with life (Hopefully tourists will be careful to keep it that way)
- There are a few free showers around the beach which is pleasant to avoid being "too salty" + toilets.
- Food-wise the choice are rather limited (We brought fruits from the market for our lunch)
- There is also a dive center : Borneo Divers. I did not dive at that time but I guess you should see with their desk in KK beforehand.
- Cost (Boat) : 30.2MR (23 (boat fee) + 7.20 (dock fee)) for a round-trip to a single island from Jesselton Point. I think all companies operate with the same cost. The one that seemed to have the highest number of boats was Borneo Ferries. Starting from 8:15 and last boat comes back from the island at 16:00/17:00 (depending on the weather/season)
- Cost (TAR park) : 10 MR for non-Malaysian. 3 MR for Malaysian

As a conclusion, it is a pleasant spot to spend the day.
Written 14 January 2013
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hazhippo
Leicester, UK82 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
Please avoid. See pictures. Corals are dead because everyone steps on them with beach shoes.

I don't know what the marine park fees are used for, but it is not for preserving nature.
Written 7 July 2017
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Mat Rasah
Sydney, Australia75 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
We booked a private boat to the Island as to arrive early before the hundreds of Chinese tourists arrive. The cruise company was totally unprofessional ie no proper life jackets and poorly maintained boat which broke down twice in the middle of the ocean.
We arrived at the island and immediately noticed a huge marque that had been setup next to the beach. The tourist ranger informed us it was for the daily tour groups from China - a buffet lunch is set up. We were shocked and saddened when we went snorkeling - all the surrounding corals have been trampled on and there was hardly any marine life. It was nothing like the promotional tourism videos and brochures we had seen.
A short time later, a few boats arrived with at least 200 Chinese tourists for the day. The peace and tranquility was lost. They were more keen in yelling taking their selfies and smoking.

We cut short our stay at the island after only an hour.

TIP - this a total waste of money and a disgusting eco tourism disaster that Malaysian Tourism should be ashamed off.
Written 14 June 2017
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Samco79
23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Solo
it's not as amazing and breathtaking as perhantian or redang islands in west Malaysia. but it's the best island amongst the 4 islands in that area in KK. the corals are still alive, the fish variety is good too. don't waste your time in snorkeling in sapi island, it's terrible.
Written 26 July 2012
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