Pulau Mantanani, Unspoiled paradise with limited daily visitors

In the outskirts of Kota Bahru
The person is beautiful and Mermaid Island is even more beautiful


Mantanani Island, also known as Mermaid Island, is about a 30-minute boat ride from Kota Kinabalu. It consists of three small islands and is known for its tranquil beauty. The island is a protected marine conservation area, allowing only non-polluting water activities such as snorkeling or diving. It offers pristine white sands, the rich cultural heritage of the Bajau Laut people, and swaying coconut trees. Despite its allure, Mantanani Island remains relatively unknown to many. Due to daily visitor limits, it is recommended to make reservations in advance.
In the outskirts of Kota Bahru
Opening hours
Mermaid Island is suitable for snorkeling all year round, but the best season is from April to September, while November to February of the following year is rainy season with heavy rainfall, which should be avoided.
It can be reached by renting a boat from Sabah or Kota Kinabalu, which takes approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. Alternatively, it can be reached by taking a speedboat from Kundasang town, which takes approximately 35 minutes.