Pulau Manukan / Exploring Kota Kinabalu

One of the main reasons why we have chosen to visit Kota Kinabalu is because of the Island called Manukan.

Manukan Island or Pulau Manukan is part of The Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park which consists of 5 different islands namely Pulau Gaya, Pulau Sapi, Pulau Mamutik, Pulau Sulug and Pulau Manukan. The park is accessible via 15 to 20 minutes boat ride. Make sure to hang on during the boat ride as it is really really fast like you are in a drag racing.

Island tours can be booked at the Jesselton Point. Upon reaching Jesselton you will be able to see about 10 counter booths that offer different island tour packages at different rates.


We chose to buy our tickets at counter 10, and their package price is at the picture below. After buying our tickets we bought enough food that will be enough for our 5 hour stay at the island. There are also restaurants and food stalls in the island but it is expensive.




Upon reaching Pulau Manukan, you have to pay a conservation fee. Use of tables and shower rooms are included in the admission fee.





Adult (18 and above) RM 3.00

Senior Citizen RM 1.00

Below 18 years old RM 1.00



Adult RM 10.00

Child RM 6.00


Pulau Manukan has white fine sands and fish are abundant even in the shallow parts of the beach.

Most visitors stay at the eastern side of the beach, if you wanted a much serene and quiet place in the island, go to the far western side. Over all experience was awesome. We stayed in the island from 9 am until 2 pm.

We will surely come back to Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park and visit a different island next time.

Photo Credits: Yowi & Kaye Zablan
©2016 Trece Viajero


9 thoughts on “Pulau Manukan / Exploring Kota Kinabalu

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  1. Pulau Manukan is very dirty.
    The toilet is probably the dirtiest in the world.
    No one is controlling the crowd/ tourists at the jeti.
    Boatman doesn’t help passangers to in and out of the boat to the jeti. As a sabahan I feel ini bikin malu.

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