A Relaxing Day at Tunku Abdul Rahman Park

A Relaxing Day at Tunku
Abdul Rahman Park

With plenty of nature to explore inland, Kota Kinabalu’s coastline is the gateway to another stunning
creation of Mother Nature. The five islands that make up the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine
Park are said to be the pinnacle of tropical paradise around Sabah.


Hearing the waves slowly washing away on the shores, surrounded by swaying palm trees, offering shaded respite to its sandy shores, and all this merely a stone’s throw away from crystal clear waters that beckon to be explored. Protected to give the same “service” for generations to come, Malaysia’s Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park has been earmarked as an oceanic escape for Kota Kinabalu residents and visitors alike.

This oasis of serenity, either before or after heading deep into the Borneo jungle, is seen as the beach pearl in the crown of Sabah’s capital. Perfect for families and friends, couples or groups with a weakness for sea, sun and sand, Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park fits the leisure profile for any explorer to the closest detail.


A Relaxing Day at Tunku Abdul Rahman Park

09:00 - 15:00

Your guide cum driver waits after having had a good breakfast at your hotel and drives you to the main boat pier (Jesselton Point Ferry) where you will board your vessel that brings you to one of the islands – Pulau Manukan -, one of the better islands for a day having fun in the sun. The Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park is one of these sandy pearls in the South China Sea, offering day trips for those seeking a paradisiac destination within a short sailing range from Kota Kinabalu. Named after the country’s first Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman, it gained the official status of National Park in 1974 and became the second national park in the country. This park comprises of 5 islands – Pulau Gaya, Pulau Sapi, Pulau Manukan, Pulau Mamutik and Pulau Sulu – with sufficient sandy beaches and azure-coloured waters that make up for a tropical escape.

The boat ride takes approximately 15 minutes and you will see the islands slowly popping up above the horizon. Once you put your feet in the sand, it is all relaxation time for you and your travel companions; laze around with a good book with the ocean winds and swaying palm trees, providing chilled background music. Or when the stunningly clear waters calling out your name, snorkelling equipment is available to see what’s happening below the ocean surface.  During your hours of peace and serenity in tropical Malaysia, a BBQ lunch on the island is included.

After spending a few hours on the island, it is time to head back to Kota Kinabalu and your booked hotel. The vessel will be within 20 minutes back at your disembarkation point near Kota Kinabalu centre and your hotel.




  • Joined boat transfers from and to Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver.
  • All entrance and donation fees for visits as mentioned in the description (conditions apply)
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Snack, drinks and /or refreshments during the tour
  • One bottle of drinking water and refreshing towels during the day
  • Lunch at a local restaurant is included (food only)
  • Use of life jacket, snorkelling equipment during the tour


  • Any applicable video and camera fees (to be paid on spot)
  • English-speaking guide services for tours operating (10 guests or more)
  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)


  • This tour is operated both on private basis as well as on joint / Seat-In-Coach basis with boat transfers always on joint basis.
  • All tours are operated without guide with an English speaking guide included in the tour from 10 guests and up.
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in and inside central Kota Kinabalu. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation, such as Rasa Ria / Nexus / Beringgis, cruise ports and Kota Kinabalu’s International Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • Should you have booked a joint / Seat-In-Coach excursion, we are unable to communicate with you with accurate participation numbers, as these may change until the very last moment.
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of the lunch menu.
  • Due to the nature of this tour, we regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Sand, dust and water have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • The protection of the country’s flora and fauna is of immense importance for us. We will not pursue any activities for guests that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles.
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • Recommended to bring: change of clothing (2 sets), towel, swim wear and slippers / waterproof sandals.
  • We strongly advise not to bring any valuables with you as there are no lockers available.


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