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Tanjung Aru Beach

Tanjung Aru Beach

4.6/51,083 Reviews
Beach
Open all day (Local time)
Located on the west side of Kota Kinabalu, Tanjung Aru Beach is undoubtedly one of the most popular landmarks in Kota Kinabalu for both locals and tourists. Daytime entertainment include a variety of water activities, while evenings are perfect for gatherings with family and friends, enjoying the sea breeze, tasting delicious local delicacies and taking in the unparalleled sunsets.
Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park

Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park

4.4/5375 Reviews
National Park
Island/Peninsula
8:30-17:00 (Local time)
Tunku Abdul Rahman Park is a famous marine-type national park in Malaysia. It consists of five islands, namely Gaya Island, Sabi Island, Mamudi Island, Manukan Island and Solo Island. These islands have beautiful sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. The sea is home to a large number of corals and marine life. The jungle is rich in plants and many rare wild animals. You can choose to island hop, taking a stroll through the woods, diving in the water, or choose an just one island to enjoy the blue sky and a leisurely holiday.
Gaya Island

Gaya Island

4.5/5115 Reviews
Island/Peninsula
Snorkeling/Diving
Seashore
Open all day (Local time)
Gaya Island is an island in the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park. The entire island is covered by pristine rainforest and the mangroves are well preserved. The island has a few kilometers of white sandy beaches, the water is clear and transparent, and there are coral reefs and colorful fish on the sea floor, which is ideal for diving. There are lively water villages in the bay at the eastern end of the island. These Filipino immigrants live in narrow shacks. You can take a tour via boat.
Manukan Island

Manukan Island

4.5/5234 Reviews
Island/Peninsula
Open all day (Local time)
Manukan Island is one of the five islands of the Kota Kinabalu Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park and is large in size. The north side of the island is a rocky coast, the beaches on the south and east are suitable for swimming. The island is popular with tourists because of its facilities. It has hotels, restaurants, souvenir shops, diving centers and more. The island is rich in activities such as snorkeling, deep diving, parasailing, jet boating, underwater walks, sea bikes, etc., full of fun. The island is also covered with large rainforests. You can climb a mountain and look out on to the surrounding islands from the mountain top.
Mamutik Island

Mamutik Island

4.4/5140 Reviews
Island/Peninsula
Mamutik Island is a small island located in Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park on the west side of Kota Kinabalu. A rocky coast stretches across the west side of the island while a beach covers the east side. The sea water here is clear. Standing on the dock that extends into the sea, you can get photographs of small fish swimming beneath the crystalline waters. A paradise for diving enthusiasts.
Borneo Kellybays

Borneo Kellybays

4.5/562 Reviews
Beach
Borneo Kellybays lies on the northeastern coastline of Kota Kinabalu, riding over the North Creek, featuring a vast mangrove forest and unpolluted natural beaches. During the flood tide, you will be amazed by the breathtaking views of mangrove trees and their reflection on the water surface, tranquil as a mirror. During the ebbs, you will find little fish and crabs left ashore in the mud. Here you can also enjoy a series of recreational activities, like batik, blow pipe shooting, canoeing. Welcome to this picturesque and ecological vacation resort.
Pulau Dinawan

Pulau Dinawan

4.3/530 Reviews
Beach
Island/Peninsula
Mengalum Island

Mengalum Island

4.6/5501 Reviews
Island/Peninsula
Open all day (Local time)
The island is named for its shape, which resembles a ring, making it a popular destination for newlyweds. Lovers can travel around the island and eventually come back to where they started, symbolizing their eternal love. The island is open late and there is only one resort, making a stay on the island fun and relaxing.
Kawa Mangrove

Kawa Mangrove

4.6/5377 Reviews
Forest
Open all day (Local time)
Kawa Mangrove is Kota Kinabalu's most famous mangrove tourism route. Its beach is also famous for its beautiful sunsets. Visitors can take a day trip through the mangroves, as well as enjoy the sun sinking into the ocean. Look out for the local bekantan monkeys or, once night falls, watch for the fireflies glittering like stars. Kawa Mangrove tourism was only recently developed and, as a result, the natural ecological environment has been maintained relatively well. Fireflies should be in abundance.
Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre

Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre

4.2/560 Reviews
Wetland
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