Tunku Abdul Rahman Park
A taste of paradise
This Marine Park with wonderful tropical islands (pulau) is only minutes away from the city, so at least one of the islands is a must to visit when you are in Kota Kinabalu. Nowhere else in the world you will find a cluster of exotic unspoiled islands so close to a city. The Marine Park, comprising five islands Pulau (island) Gaya, Pulau Sapi, Pulau Manukan, Pulau Mamutik and Pulau Sulug. These islands offers white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, reefs in shallow waters, coral gardens, lowland rain forests and nice walking paths.
But thatīs not all: Tunku Abdul Rahman Park is also an ideal location for beginners that will dive, as well as a perfect spot for more experienced divers. And dont forget your underwater camera, there are many rare marine creatures such as scorpionfish, blue-spotted rays, bright blue starfish, sea fans, cuttlefish and mantis shrimps, just to mention a few. If you plan to dive, you must contact the dive centers based in Kota Kinabalu.