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Mari Mari Mantanani Island

Mantanani Islands are a group of three isolated islands located northwest of Kota Belud, about an hour’s drive from the state capital of Sabah, Kota Kinabalu. These islands are approximately 55 minutes boat ride by speedboat from the mainland Kuala Abai Jetty.

On Pulau Mantanani Besar (Big Mantanani Island), stay at the Mari Mari Backpackers Lodge. Here the island is yours to explore. One can stay for days and be completely complacent enough with island life at the lodge.

Mantanani Island

Visit Mantanani Island

A Gem Long Hidden

Pulau Mantanani Besar (Big Mantanani Island), island, shaped-like knife, has a beach that stretches up to 2.500 metres. The fact, that this thin island has never been commercialized, secures its hidden secrets....

The island promises the most diverse marine life with visibility up to 40 metres. Many species of rays flutter around like blue spotted ray and marbled sting ray amongst large schools of fish.
Unfairly blessed with age-old shipwrecks and critters inhabiting in and around it. The island promises the most diverse marine life with visibility up to 40 metres.

Many species of rays flutter around like blue spotted ray and marbled sting ray amongst large schools of fish. Besides that muck diving is excellent with the quiet existence of imperial shrimps, jaw fish ribbon eels, seahorses, pink-eyed gobbles and the jaw-dropping blue ringed octopus, amidst nudibranch of all sorts.

One of the main reasons that Mantanani Islands is popular for local and tourists alike is because of its picturesque scenery, cool breezes and serene environment.

On Pulau Mantanani Besar (Big Mantanani Island), stay at the Mari Mari Backpackers Lodge. Here the island is yours to explore. One can stay for days and be completely complacent enough with island life at the lodge.

Islands of Sabah, Mantanani

Go island trekking and see what life is like for locals in the fishing village.

Hop into a kayak and try your hands at sea-kayaking or simply laze on the beach and work on your tan. Grab a book, find yourself a hammock and swing yourself to the gentle sound of sea breeze.

When evening comes, play a friendly game of volleyball. 

At sunset, join our sunset cruise with our big wooden boat and watch the sun cast Technicolor rays across the sky as it slowly disappears into the horizon.

Mari Mari Mantanani Island, Sabah Borneo

The PADI authorised Mari Mari Dive Centre is housed at the Mari Mari Dive Lodge at Pulau Mantanani Kecil (Small Mantanani Island). Here you can book a snorkeling or diving programs at the lodge.

Don’t know how to dive? Consider our Mari-Mari Discover Scuba Program or enrol in an PADI Open Water Course with our experienced and certified Instructors.

For licensed divers, further enhancce your skills by taking up the PADI Advance Diver Course at our resort while enjoying your stay at this island paradise.

Coral and fish of Mantanani Isand, Sabah