Veer off the beaten track, beat tourist crowds and explore the hidden Malaysian oasis of Mantanani Island, a great location for diving, snorkeling, bird watching and more. Located off the north-west coast of the state of Sabah, Malaysia, the island is home to many marine animals. You will have two fun options to choose from, depending on your preferences: a Mantanani snorkeling only package or Mantanani snorkeling plus a Kawa Kawa River cruise. The first one takes you to the best locations for exploring the underwater world with an abundance of coral reefs. Whilst the river cruise option also lets you relax over a buffet dinner while observing fireflies. You choose!
If you're looking for a relaxing weekend getaway, head west of Sabah and spend a day at Mengalum Island. Known for its deep-sea fishing spots and thriving marine life, Mengalum Island is on every tourist's must-visit list. Score a great deal with this tour's full day snorkeling and set lunch package, made even better with their round trip hotel and island transfers. In this tour, your expert English speaking guide will bring you to two of the island's best snorkeling spots. Feast your eyes at the sight of diverse sea creatures – from turtles swimming past to schools of fish hurrying towards their homes. See marine life in motion as your motorboat speeds across clear blue waters. Enjoy the sea breeze and bask in the tranquil atmosphere of this up and coming top tourist destination. Once you finally set foot on Mengalum, you'll be amazed by the absence of crowds. Feel incredibly relaxed as you lounge by its picture-perfect shores, where comfort comes in endless stretches of powdery sand. Book now for a much-needed tropical holiday!
Dive into the unexplored charm of one of the world's most beautiful collection of islands in Tunku Abdul Rahman Park (TARP). In this half day island visit and snorkeling experience, you will discover the magic of Malaysia's easternmost territory that houses islands such as Manukan, Mamutik, Sapi, and the ultimate tourist destination of Gaya. Begin the day early, packed, and ready around 8:15am as you wait at the lobby of your hotel for your pick up service, immediately followed by the jetty departure to TARP at 8:40am. Once you arrive at the marine park at 9:00am, you will be taken away to your first snorkeling point aboard a double decker catamaran by 9:20am. There's no need to hesitate as you will be accompanied by an experienced dive master – all you have to do is swim in the pristine sea, admiring the gorgeous coral reefs and the lovely creatures underwater. After that first try, get ready for your final snorkeling shot around 10:00am, this time don't miss a close encounter with your fishy friends! Halfway towards the end, you will cruise to another part of the park for a hearty lunch by the beach. Recharge your energies with locally prepared dishes before you move onto the water activities available on site 30 minutes later. End the tour by 1:30pm with another jetty ride to your first drop off point before going back to your hotel.
Mari-mari Cultural Village is a must-visit! It features houses of five indigenous peoples of Sabah and a lot of wine/food samples on every stop. Kiulu river rafting is grade 1-2, not really difficult for an adventurous soul. This package comes with convenient roundtrip transfer, buffet lunch (after rafting), and another heavy meal / high tea (after tour on the village).
The tour was very well organized from hotel doorstep back to doorstep. Fully ushered. Prior to a day, they will wassap me to remind on the timing. The snorkeling tour was fully prepared with the guide bring me side by side explaining what to look out during the tour! Compared to other snorkeling tour whereby the operator will just dumb you with the gears and you float around the water. Thumbs up for the service!
Visited during March 2020 before the Covid RMO.
Great experience with Nathan, friendly, knowledgable, and made us feel safe(and 2 other crew whose names elude me now, i’m sorry)
Great boat, 2 decks so you can chill on the upper level, feel the breeze, take a amazing unobstructed 360• view AND you get to jump off the boat from the upper deck. Lots of fun!
Snorkelling was good, as there were no tourists during this period. Our boat had roughly 11 tourists(7 of us and 4 others)
Lunch was below average, not sure if it was due to the pre-covid19 period.
Will recommend for sure 👍🏼
Amazing experience for group or whole family! From KK, we had comfy two hour ride to Kiulu river. Rafting is enjoyable, though quite tiring to complete more than 5 km. There was no departure fr itinerary and we proceeded to Mari-mari cultural village in the afternoon. Our guide, Kuya Ben, and the entire villagers were fascinating. Lots of food and wine samplers along the tour.
Love the experience! Transport is on time, life vest and snorkelling equipments are in good condition, tour guides are friendly and pay much attention to us. Light snack and mineral water provided. What’s special is we are on a double decker boat where we can go up and enjoy the view and wind while the boat sails.
Max was great and funny guide for the Kiulu water rafting. If you can, you should definitely request to be in his group! The rafting itself was very family friendly. We even had the opportunity to do body rafting on Max's instructions! Mari Mari cultural village was also great and we learnt a lot about the local tribes. There were plenty of activities and sample of food to try! Highly recommend.