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Sapi Island

Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
+60 17-896 0341
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“zip line” (72 reviews)
“small island” (59 reviews)
Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
+60 17-896 0341
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited Sapi Island from Shangri-La Tanjung Aru marina. Enjoyable and fast but safe trip over to the island. We took the early boat arriving at 9.15am by which time Sapi was already overcrowded with predominantly Asian (Chinese and Korean) visitors. Our main reason to...More

1  Thank Phill N
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We did a island hopping thing with sunrise rainbow company and Sapi was our first destination. We arrived at around 9.30 in the morning and the island was already packed with tourists. We tried to walked around the island and met a big monitor lizard...More

2  Thank Jasmine X
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went snorkling and we were recommanded Sapi Island. There were people everywhere and no space to snorkle without bouncing into other people.. Very dirty - smelled like toilet everywhere. Waste of time and money.

2  Thank simoneglav
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a must for every travellers, so very crowded. But no doubt, you can really see small fishes around when snorkerling at Sapi. The food at island kinda expensive, please prepare own food. You may go for other island if you are not prefer...More

1  Thank Meow L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great island but definitely not deserted. Very beautiful, transfers are great. Cheaper to book on the dock than at the hotel also can include snorkel hire. Although could see much in the fish department when we were there.

Thank dare2burbest
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Sapi as a family. A good place to teach children to snorkel though the water rapidly deepens so ensure children can swim. Alternatively you can hire a life jacket alongwith masks, snorkel and fins at a reasonable price. Then bob around enjoying the...More

1  Thank RussellsRoamings
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a hard decision to choose which island to visit for the day but we choose sapi. The boat trip with the company beach bums, was organised and comfortable. We got to the island and it was crowed. The only easily accessible beach, is...More

Thank Matthew J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Sapi Island is easy to reach from Kota Kinabalu and is deffinently worth a visit. There is stil a Very Beautiful coralreef with a Lot of different types of fish. It is Very family friendly. We just loved Our stay and the smokey bbq...More

Thank Deamariapetersen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The island is beautiful. We went to Sapi catching a boat from Jesselton Point. We had great fun snorkelling. There are also water sports on the beach. We tried some parasailing and it was great.

Thank Trent890
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've had to rate this poor because one has mighty expectations of this island however the other reviewers confirm the lack of development. It's probably of 50 metres of beach line that can be swum that is lined with dead coral and shells and hard...More

3  Thank Goochmaster
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2 May 2015|
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Response from Bruce A | Reviewed this property |
Personally I didn't see any need to book a snorkelling tour. Just make your way to the jetty, hire your equipment at that point, then buy a return trip to your choice of Sapi or Manukan. Manukan has much prettier coral right... More
Yee Wei L
18 April 2015|
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Response from hwwhww | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I didn't stay there overnight. Also, I found most of the people were to do one-day activity. However, I think it's the usual things that you bring to any accommodation for a short stay.