What are those 5 interesting things to do during your visit to the Islands in Kota Kinabalu?
Kota Kinabalu and the Islands.
Kota Kinabalu is the capital city of Sabah. Kota Kinabalu is famous for its tourist activities and you can see the beauty of the ocean which is eye-catching. The journey to Kota Kinabalu from the Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) takes only 15 minutes.
One of the most popular tourist attractions in Kota Kinabalu is visiting the islands. Kota Kinabalu has several famous islands including Manukan Island, Sapi Island, Mamutik Island, Gaya Island and Sulug Island.
In Kota Kinabalu, to visit your favorite islands such as Manukan Island, Sapi Island, Mamutik or Gaya Island, you have to pay for the Park Conservation Fee and Terminal Fee.
Starting at the Jesselton Point Waterfront, tourist would be bring to the Island with a speedboat to every each of the island in Kota Kinabalu. It took about 20-30 minutes to get to the island depends on the weather. It may take some time if the ocean is windy and wavy.
What to do at this Island?
1. Snorkeling and Diving
This is the most famous activities during visitation to Kota Kinabalu Island. Licensed divers who want more of a challenge can seek out independent dive tours and head over to the popular dive spots that suit your style of diving. Explore nature at the bottom of the ocean.
If you have any intention of doing snorkeling here, and you do not bring the equipment, it is advisable to rent it at Jesselton Point as rental goods here are quite expensive compared to Jesselton Point.
2. Banana Boat Ride
It was so much fun while riding this Banana Boat Ride. This enjoying activities priorities tourists to put on their life jacket for safety purpose while riding this banana boat.
Of course the main purpose of coming to this island is to enjoy its blue waters and swimming. You can also play volleyball while swimming with your friends.
The lush showcase of beautiful marine life near the beaches is full of colorful fish and unique corals for you to see. You can see many types of fish on the surface area as you swimming.
4. Exploring the Island
It is also known as jungle trekking. The bonus of exploring jungle trail is a chance for sighting of Philippine Megapode, a chicken-like bird with red face. If you are the first one entering the jungle trail in the morning, you would spot this elusive bird.
Most trees are short and thin, with thick plants, palms and vines developing among them. Coincidentally, swarm of mosquitoes is present during wet season yet can be none in dry month. Bring your insect repellent in the island if something goes wrong.
In addition to water sports activities, you can also picnic on the beaches with your families or friends, facing a bay of crystal clear and tranquil sea with white sandy beach. Bring your own equipment, food and beverages to the islands for picnic
Families feel safe to let their kids playing in the water. No matter how far their children go, parents still can have a clear open view on what’s going on.
In conclusion, there are still have many things to do at Kota Kinabalu Islands but it is only listing five to let you know about activities to do so you are not in the rush to do what you want to do while on these islands. The scenery is breathtaking throughout your journey and it is so much fun and a trip you will never forget.