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Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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“sapi island” (67 reviews)
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The snorkelling trip was great. Even the member who doesn't swim enjoyed herself. The diving master accompanied her throughout the time in water, great service. My kids totally enjoyed themselves.

Thank Tan K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went a Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park for a snorkeling. It has a lot of coral but water is not clear.....I think bohol or Guam is better than Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park for a snorkeling or diving.

Thank 지환 정
Reviewed 11 November 2017

We stayed at the Gayana Eco Resort and visited it s sibling the Bunga Raya and did some outrageous snorkeling proximate to both. Ok the tourists stand on the corals which is actually a no-no. Corals show signs of stress and marine pollutants have had...More

Thank Mikael K
Reviewed 5 November 2017

I took 2 dives at the Tunk Abdul Rahman Marine Park both around Pulau Gaya. Visability was not the best ever, this can happen due to weather condtions. The corals are in really good condtion. For fish, and certainly bigger marine life, you probably want...More

1  Thank VincentR1984
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

A 15-20 minute speedboat ride will get you to dive locations off Gaya Island. Water in October is nice and warm. No need for a wetsuit for the 30-45 ft dives! Lots of coral and fish life. Visibility could have been better, but there’s a...More

1  Thank SanFranciscoHiker
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

It was nice to go outside of Kota and have some swimming and sunbathing, but it is very disappointing, that some parts are so durty. Especially Sapi! It s a national park area, many people come and pay money! Places so great naturally. Please, government,...More

1  Thank Svetlana S
Reviewed 7 October 2017

A lovely place to visit and dive, and patches of the park are still stunning, but there are clear signs of damage and neglect throughout the reef. A lot of coral bleaching has occurred and heavy silt damage is apparent in some places. There is...More

2  Thank Haus_Reverie
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

I’m happy with my Husband for second times visited this beautiful island, always same as last 2 years ago. Nice beach and view.

Thank cikokim
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

We visited 2 of the islands, Sapi and Manukan at a day trip. First of all, don't book the island hoping trip via an agency, do it yourself, it's cheaper and easy to do. The boat ride was the safest. Nobody would get drowned if...More

3  Thank MichalisStefi
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Filthy, neglected and over-crowded. Maybe the corals in deep waters are still intact, but everywhere where the tourists can get to by snorkeling, the corals have died. It is furthermore amazing that nothing is being done to clean the sea from the endless water bottles...More

2  Thank Alex J
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Luis R
9 August 2017|
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Response from MichalisStefi | Reviewed this property |
Hi Luis, we were there few days ago and what we have to say to you is don't bother! If you want to climb Mt Kinabalu, then probably you could spend a night in KK. Otherwise, consider Semporna. And then tell us how it was... More
6 October 2016|
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Response from Nursyuhada M | Reviewed this property |
Better go to Sipadan if you want to dive. TAR is more to "picnic time with family/ friends" kind of island. Other than that, you can also go to "Pulau Tiga"/ Mabul/ Kapalai/ Langkayan islands.
31 August 2015|
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Response from Beyn18 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there! Looks like you are staying quite a distant from the closest islands of Kota Kinabalu. However, you can maybe arrange tours to visit the Two Island Hopping (choices: Manukan/Mamutik/Sapi Island) which takes you 40... More