Mamutik Island, Kota Kinabalu

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    Mamutik island , Snorkeling paradise 2

    by ajackaln Updated Oct 27, 2010

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    Mamutik Island is one of the most beautiful islands I`ve ever been to! It has white sand beach which is not too crowded and fantastic for snorkeling. fabulous view and clean water gives this island a big benefit over the other 5 islands near Kota Kinabalu. Staying over night is only possible with camping though there are few villas to rent. there is no night life on this island what so ever , so probably it`s best to swim and snorkeling during the day and leave the island by 4 or 5 PM to Kota Kinabalu where you can have a night life. Alcohol is not served on this island though not prohibited either.

    All visitors must pay an entrance fee which varies for Malaysian and Non Malaysian citizens. Snorkeling and diving equipments are available for reasonable prices. Depth of the water is fantastic for snorkeling even for shorter people.

    Must do on this island: Snorkeling or scuba diving and sun bathing.

    How to get there : Just ride daily boats to Mamutik island from KK Jetty. make sure that you get the company`s phone number incase your boat did not show up to pick you up , it happened to me and my friend and we were saved by the kindness of the guard`s boat.

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    • Beaches
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    Mamutik island , Snorkeling paradise

    by ajackaln Updated Oct 27, 2010

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    Mamutik Island is one of the most beautiful islands I`ve ever been to! It has white sand beach which is not too crowded and fantastic for snorkeling. fabulous view and clean water gives this island a big benefit over the other 5 islands near Kota Kinabalu. Staying over night is only possible with camping though there are few villas to rent. there is no night life on this island what so ever , so probably it`s best to swim and snorkeling during the day and leave the island by 4 or 5 PM to Kota Kinabalu where you can have a night life. Alcohol is not served on this island though not prohibited either.

    All visitors must pay an entrance fee which varies for Malaysian and Non Malaysian citizens. Snorkeling and diving equipments are available for reasonable prices. Depth of the water is fantastic for snorkeling even for shorter people.

    Must do on this island: Snorkeling or scuba diving and sun bathing.

    How to get there : Just ride daily boats to Mamutik island from KK Jetty. make sure that you get the company`s phone number incase your boat did not show up to pick you up , it happened to me and my friend and we were saved by the kindness of the guard`s boat.

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    • Beaches
    • Diving and Snorkeling
    • Family Travel

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    MAMUTIK ISLAND - snorkelling & island hopping

    by balhannah Updated Dec 26, 2009

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    An excellent days outing, is to take one of the many Boat trips to the islands.

    You don't have to book ahead, and there is a choice of many islands, so have a look when you are at the wharf and decide which one, or ones.

    It is here they ask you if you wish to hire snorkelling equipment, we hired one set, and shared between the two of us.

    We decided to visit two, Mamutik and Manukan Islands.
    The boat drops you off at one, then gives you a time he will pick you up and take you to another island.

    We went to Mamutik island 1st.

    Mamutik is the smallest island in the group, previously owned by one of Sabah’s richest families who built a house on the island.

    YOU HAVE TO PAY A NATIONAL PARK FEE, (10RM) so bring some money, this is only paid once for all the islands.
    There are lots of coloured fish here. If you snorkel, you get to see the Coral, if not, you still see all the coloured Fish as they come around you, especially if you have some Bread to feed them with.

    You can buy food from the Island kiosk, but if you can remember, it is cheaper and you have a lot more if you take a loaf of Bread with you.

    Don't forget the sunburn cream like I did and was burnt badly.

    The Island has a track which you can do, we did it, it's not far, and saw a large Moniter Lizard. The Beach is nice, there are picnic tables and nice Trees, plenty of lawn area, a kiosk, and good views to Mt. Kinabalu.

    A 15 minutes boat rides, and you are at the Island.

    It is one of the less busy Islands, with most people heading to Manukan Island, I enjoyed it just as much.

    IF you wish to go direct to Manukan Island (takes approx 15mins), the fare is 23RM return
    DEPARTS FROM JESSLETON WHARF ......7.30 - 5pm Daily

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    • Water Sports
    • Diving and Snorkeling

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