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Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
+60 16-611 0816
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from US$108.25
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed September 23, 2012

Hi. Just want to let you all know, there's no need for you'all to book with tour operator. Just walk in to Jesselton Point and approach the ticket counter. The boat fee = RM 23 return and jetty tax = RM 7.20. Upon reaching the...More

19  Thank Goh K
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed May 30, 2017

The amount of people are overwhelming, the amount of inconsiderate tourists even more. There is actually a China tourist playing music so loud the whole beach can hear AND himself playing the harmonica and walking along the beach. Corals are dying, rubbish everywhere. China tourists...More

12  Thank K Y
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It is less verdant than Manukan Island, but has a larger beach area. Swimming area is bigger, water clearer, and cooler. There are some big rocks by the shoreline but the seabed itself is easier to navigate. Fish abound and swim with you. Almost no...More

Thank Anna May V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have been to the Philippines, it is difficult to appreciate the beauty of Sapi Island. The water is not as clear and the sand is not as fine as the ones found in El Nido or Boracay. Nonetheless, this beach has its own...More

Thank Rhode-InStyle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An island with beautiful corals at its surrounding. I normally do my once in a bluemoon scuba dive activities here. A good place to spend with friends and families during your free time.

Thank Filex R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit, great snorkeling, areas clearly marked and plenty of fish and coral to see. Food and drink is basic but not at escalated prices. I would have given it full marks had it not been for the amount of rubbish (plastic mainly)...More

1  Thank 221jennir
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here whilst on day diving trips with Scuba Junkie. It's a pretty island with a nice beach, but there are unfortunately way too many people around. Probably would be much better without the crowds. Can be easily combined with a visit to nearby Gaya...More

1  Thank KGB777
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place for a short visit, but if you’re up for it make sure you walk around the island and find yourself a private beach away from all the swimming life jackets.

1  Thank Lking2389
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sea is nice and safe for a good swim. Swimming areas clearly marked and lifeguards are very nice. Bonus was getting to see the Asian monitors fighting. A little disappointed with the levels of rubbish especially as you have to pay a "conservation tax" on...More

1  Thank IainT9
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a bit worried that the island will be full of crowd on a Saturday morning, it was but the visit was still worthwhile. The locals did a good job to keep the beach clean including the water. There are still lots of fishes...More

1  Thank Jilnick
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Cigarette buts and empty cans of beer on the beach, garbage bins overflowing. Murky water and no corals to be seen. No really the idyllic place advertised in KK.

Thank 423phill
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

The island can be accessed by any number of boats leaving from the Jesselton Pier. You can choose different boat packages that allow you to go to one or more of the islands located within the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park. Sapi Island is rather small...More

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August 29, 2018|
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Response from IanC4830 | Reviewed this property |
Anazurah, camping and camp fires is allowed with the permission of Park Warden..this is confirm and hope it answers your question on the islands of Tengku Abdul Rahman Park
August 28, 2018|
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Response from Callandra87 | Reviewed this property |
For camper, the park imposes a small Camping Fee of RM5 (≈US$1.50) for adult and RM2 (≈US$0.60) for child (below 18). Please be informed that you need to pay additional RM50 (≈US$15) to boat operator for next-day pickup... More
Abdul M
May 11, 2018|
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Response from Tanya L | Reviewed this property |
Zip lining is fantastic!