Sapi Island, Kota Kinabalu

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Enjoy a day on Sapi Island, one of five islands in a protected marine park off the coast of Borneo. Just a 20-minute boat ride from Kota Kinabalu, the island offers clean, white sands and clear waters. The main attraction here remains the wildlife: hike inland to see big monitor lizards and wild boars, and snorkel through the water to admire the coral and colorful fish in a diverse marine environment. Try out a range of activities, including island-to-island zipline and banana boating, and then relax in one of the restaurants. A visit to Sapi Island represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Kota Kinabalu travel planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Well worth a visit, boats carrying people over can be a bit lacking in service and timings are not clear but overcome that for a visit to the clearest waters, quietest island out of all of the ones... 
    Well worth a visit, boats carrying people over can be a bit lacking in service and timings are not clear but overcome that for a visit to the clearest waters, quietest island out of all of the ones...  more »
  • There are clean beach and clear water. Unfortunately I have no see the Coral because the water level too low. I'll come here again. 
    There are clean beach and clear water. Unfortunately I have no see the Coral because the water level too low. I'll come here again.  more »
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  • Went to Sapi and Manukan islands in May 2022. Sapi is really nice, cleaner and the coral is better and you get to see some fish while snorkeling. Took a boat from Star Marina (ShangriLa jetty), I paid around 130rm for the transport and rental of mask, life jacket and towels for two people. Boats run every hour here.
  • You must visit Sapi if you travel Sabah. The best island in my life :)

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