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Mantanani Island

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour to Mantanani Island for boat snorkeling started with a 7:15 am hotel pick-up in Kota Kinabalu. After picking up other guests and a brief comfort stop along the way, it was 10:20 am by the time we arrived at the jetty and boarded...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank Jamhfx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Mantanani islands are at a 40 minute trip in high speed boat (750 or 500 hp). On a regular boat it would take around 2h or more, I was told by my local guide. The scenery is fantastic, the water are pristine and colour...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank SAC_Portogallo
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

I visited this very nice island with an organized 1-day tour. The sea is wondeful, and the white sand brings out its beauty. As always here it is crowded with turists. Snorkeling is the best part of this day, you can see many beautiful fishes...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank teufelchen333
Reviewed 28 November 2018

Whilst the majority of day trips seem to be to the nearby islands like Gaya, if you're looking for good diving and snorkeling I would highly recommend taking the time to travel out to the Mantanani Isalnds. The corals there are beautiful and it's the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank carinamilligan
Reviewed 12 November 2018

If you want natural unspoil beauty, this is the island For you. Good for snorkeling and beach sunbathing. We went to this island from Kota Kinabalu and stayed there for a night. A lot of tourists also go for a day trip as well. But...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Lots of dead coral. Staff stood on coral. Unfriendly staff with the exception of the guy who spoke Chinese. Only one snorkel opportunity due to late departure and NOT weather. Waste of a day. Wednesday 19th September 2018

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank 268alan
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Despite all the negative reviews I've read about this island, I decided to book a day tour to the island anyways to see it for myself. ( I booked it through amazingborneo) So, the island itself is pretty but to me it is not worth...More

Date of experience: August 2018
6  Thank Lucy Z
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Mantanani is the best island for snorkelling and diving while you visiting in Kota Kinabalu. It took 1:30 hours from the city to get Kota Belud jetty by car, and then will it took 40 minutes to get mantanani island by boat. A lot of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank bibie923
Reviewed 13 April 2018

We took this day trip as it was mentioned in our hotel as an island to visit. Sadly, the trip did not meet our expectations. The island itself is beautiful but spoilt by rubbish in the beach even though there was someone trying to clean...More

Date of experience: April 2018
9  Thank 326barbiem
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

This island is 100% focused on large groups of Chinese day-trippers that come to snorkel. Boats are packed and the two reefs that are being used by all resorts on the island are by now worn down from the mass-tourism. The websites say that there...More

Date of experience: January 2018
10  Thank Anna V
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Response from carinamilligan | Reviewed this property |
If you find a hotel/hostel on Mantani Island to book, I think that they will help you arrange transport there as I did a day tour and we had people on the boat in the morning who were only going there to stay. We then had... More
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Coastal07351802883
18 January 2019|
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Response from 34regisk | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There are day tours you can take. Just look up on the internet. There are several of them and restaurants and activity centers cater to day tour only that include diving and snorkeling
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yaseminyum
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You can use grab bro to get there
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