12 ISLANDS IN SABAH FOR YOUR NEXT ISLAND EXCURSION
There are nearly 400 out of 878 islands of Malaysia can be found in Sabah. The beautiful and exotic islands in Sabah that attract thousands of tourists every year, especially diving enthusiasts. Some of the best diving sites in the world – such as Sipadan, Mabul and Kapalai – can be found in Sabah. Crystal-clear water, sandy beaches and natural beauty are the main features of the island of Sabah. Discover 12 Islands In Sabah For Your Next Island Excursion to explore the wonderful lands and sea scenes.
Known as ‘’untouched piece of art’’ which we can see it as an ordinary island but there is a lot to be discovered under its water. It’s the only oceanic island in Malaysia and is formed by living corals growing on top of an extinct volcanic cone. This island that has been featured many times in national geographic and discovery channels was one of 3 top diving sites in the world. There are many diving sites on the island such as mid reef, turtle tomb and barracuda point. 12 Islands In Sabah For Your Next Island Excursion.
Bohey Dulang which also known as Pearl Island is the second largest island in Tun Sakaran Marine Park with 313 hectares. It’s the only island in Sabah that is made of volcanic rock along with Bodgaya Island and Tetagan Island. The reason why this island is nicknamed “Pearl Island” can be seen through the peak of the island. The stunning view of this island which can be described as a clean pearl will shock people that go there. There also a rare vegetation and plant species those are unique to Bohey Dulang. 12 Islands In Sabah For Your Next Island Excursion.
This island also an island full of corals and one of the best diving sites in Malaysia. It is one of the richest single destinations for small marine life in the world. This island is nicknamed as “island of accommodation” because of the number of resorts and lodges exist there. Numerous of cephalopods, gobies and frogfish also can be found here. 12 Islands In Sabah For Your Next Island Excursion.
This island was gazetted as a marine park and consist of 3 islands namely as Pulau Tiga (survivor island), Pulau Kalampunian Damit(snake island) and Pulau Kalampunian Besar(sand spit island). The main island which is Pulau Tiga is the biggest among the three islands and is formed by the eruption of several mud volcanoes hundred years ago. Pulau Tiga is the only island in Sabah that has mud volcano bath that contains medicinal and therapeutic properties which are good for skin and body. In brief, the mud volcanoes are still active and the new mud is rich of minerals to the surface that makes the mud still fresh. 12 Islands In Sabah For Your Next Island Excursion.
Mantanani consists of three islands namely Mantanani Besar, Mantanani Kecil and Lungisan. The crystal blue sea of Mantanani Besar will let you see the corals deep in the water and white as powder the island sand. It is an amazing place to go snorkeling because we can see clearly what is under the water of the island. 12 Islands In Sabah For Your Next Island Excursion.
This tiny island has been approved by sea turtle and shark because Lankayan Island is a most important marine protected area and turtle nesting sites. The different of this island is this island is full of fresh coral reefs and it doesn’t even need to snorkeling because it can be seen clearly from outside the water. Lankayan also provides a turtle nesting site and releasing turtle hatchling which is quite popular here. The most amazing is that it is easy to see a different type of tiny shark at Lankayan Island.
This island will shock people with its clean water that even it is deeper than 10 feet the bottom still can be seen. The clean water also allowed people to see some corals and seaweed which symbolize rich underwater life. Kapalai Island also has its own sky view which a large number of starfishes can be seen underwater. Watersport activities such as snorkeling, diving, swimming and kayaking can be done all day long! 12 Islands In Sabah For Your Next Island Excursion.
At the edge of this untouched and abandoned island is covered with tons of different kind of corals and seashells. This kind of “carpet” didn’t exist on other islands. This island is an ideal place for camping because of the blue sky, clear sea water and white sand. You also can view Manukan island from this island. Since this place is quite far and there are no facilities but the view here are wonderful and this place is so relaxing. 12 Islands In Sabah For Your Next Island Excursion.
Mataking island is a perfect place to spend honeymoon time and also a perfect place to take pictures. This island is divided into two parts namely Mataking Kecil and Mataking Besar that connected via a long and narrow sand beach. Many activities can be done here such as diving, swimming, snorkeling, canoeing, kayaking, batik painting and also relaxing self through a spa or reading. The island diving site is well-known as ‘underwater post office’ which because there is a shipwreck about 40 feet deep and divers can send a letter there. Experience the stunning view of sunset and sunrise here along with a luxury accommodation and facilities provided. 12 Islands In Sabah For Your Next Island Excursion.
POM POM ISLAND
This island will leave you with the best moment ever because of the perfect view here and added with a great service this island provides. Different from other islands, Pom Pom Island will make you feel like a king and queen where after arriving here they will take care of everything from your room, including your activities and belonging. This island has a white sand coral beach and a nesting site for green and hawksbill turtles. The marine biodiversity of Pom Pom Island is rich with many rare and uncommon species. This island also plants a dragon fruit and papaya fruit. After sunset, a large number of fruit bats will come and enjoy the fruits. Pom Pom Island also provides jogging and cycling track also bird watching available here. 12 Islands In Sabah For Your Next Island Excursion.
Sapi Island is the second smallest island in Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park and it has been voted as the favorites of tourist. This island provides different activity from other islands such as the coral flyer added with blue sky, white sandy beach, crystal clear seawater, green forest and also wildlife. Monitor lizard can be mistaken here because it grows up to 2 meters long. Don’t worry, it will not harm you or anyone! This island is also a known as a kind of magic-island because there is two hidden beach, rocky beach and also secret cliff. Tourist can enjoy swimming and snorkeling here. 12 Islands In Sabah For Your Next Island Excursion.
This island was the second largest island in Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park. Manukan Island features the most developed tourist facilities and the island coral reefs make this island the ideal snorkeling, diving and swimming site. The sea water is clean and it is easy to see the corals and fish under the water. 12 Islands In Sabah For Your Next Island Excursion.
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