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Time Required : 2-3 hours

Timings : 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Entry Fees : The ticket to the island has to be bought from the park and costs RM 10 for a Non-Malaysian adult and RM 6 for a child.

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Mamutik Island, Kota Kinabalu Overview

The smallest island in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, Mamutik Island is the closest to Kota Kinabalu city. With a 200-meter stretch of white sandy beach, the island is a perfect destination to unwind since it is a quiet and less crowded place.

Mamutik Island is a great spot for scuba diving and snorkeling as well. One can also indulge in some exciting water sports activities at the Borneo Divers Dive Academy located here. The restaurants here serve delicious local delicacies.

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Things to Do at Mamutik Island

Snorkelling  at Mamutik Island off Kota Kinabalu coast is indeed an experience to cherish. The snorkeling gear (snorkel, fin, life jacket and mask) can be rented from the shop located next to the Koktas Café on the island. The rocky beach on the west and the front of the coral beach are considered the best spots for snorkeling. The coral beach is full of big yellow and brown coloured corals. 

Jungle Trekking
Walk the 385 meters trail through a forested ridge located to the north of the island. However, don’t expect a great variety of flora and fauna in the forest although there’s a chance one may spot Philippines Megapod, a red chicken-faced bird.

One can camp at the beach after taking permission of the park’s warden. The camping charges are RM 5 for adults and RM 2 for children. The rental charges of the camping tent are RM 30 per night.

How to Reach Mamutik Island

Take a boat priced at RM 30 per day from any of the boat terminals in Kota Kinabalu. It will take about 10 minutes to reach the island and the boat leaves every 1 hour.

Need to Know

  • There’s a public toilet and shower heads outside in the open. However, the toilets are not well maintained.
  • Carry an insect repellant if planning to go for jungle trekking.
  • Facilities like tables, chairs, benches, shelters, barbeque pits and changing rooms are available for free public use.

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