Latitude : 6.705611, Longitude : 116.344171

2D1N Mantanani Island Experience

Select the various activities available to go with your stay. This will be the ideal beach setting for your island retreat.

Mantanani Island Day Trip – Diving

Uncover the many diving sites around Mantanani Islands including wreck sites for serious divers which are now home to menagerie of marine creatures.

3D2N Mantanani Island Discovery

The island is yours to explore for a stay of two nights. Discover what this mermaid island offers as you dive, snorkel, participate in water sports or simply relax and relish the stunning views of sunset over the horizon.

Mantanani Island Day Trip – Snorkeling

Take a sneak peek into another world – the marine world. Snorkel along the crystal clear waters of the beach or follow our boat trips to amazing snorkelling sites.

4D3N Mantanani Island Indulgence

Isolate yourself from the outside world and leave your stress behind by opting for a three nights stay in Mantanani. Get to understand the real meaning of life as an Islander and indulge in this picturesque scenery, cool breezes and serene environment.

Sutera @ Mantanani Island Resort & Spa

Complete your tropical island getaway with a stay at Sutera @ Mantanani Island Resort & Spa wooden bungalows with an ocean view. Its crystal-clear waters offer up to 40 metres visibility for snorkeling and diving escapades.

2D1N Mantanani Island Experience : Mari Mari Backpackers Lodge

Package Price Per Person:

2 Days 1 Night Package

(Includes 1 Snorkeling Session)

(Common Bathroom)
(Common Bathroom)
(Attached Bathroom)
Twin/Triple Share Single Occupancy Twin/Triple Share Twin/Triple Share
Single Occupancy Single Occupancy
RM 560
RM 620
RM 760 RM 670
RM 695
RM 820 RM 880


  • Package valid till 31 December 2019
  • Rate Per Person.
  • Minimum 2 Adults To Go
  • Child rate applies for children between 5-11 years old.
  • 50% of the Adult package price will be charged to child between 5 - 11 years old.
  • All rates displayed are quoted in Ringgit Malaysia (MYR).
  • All rates are inclusive of 0% Goods and Services Tax (GST).

*Outskirt Surcharge

  • Additional charges of MYR 30 per pax are chargeable for outskirt hotel pick-ups south of Kota Kinabalu. Outskirt Hotels include Langkah Syabas, Beringgis Resort, Kasih Sayang Resort and Kokol Hill Haven Resort.

Trip Itinerary

DAY 01

(0715 – 0730hrs)
Pick-up from hotel and transfer by coach or van to Kuala Abai Jetty, Kota Belud. Estimated travel time will be 1 hour & 45 minutes.

Arrival at Jetty and depart by boat to Mari Mari Backpackers Lodge at Mantanani Besar (Big) Island. Boat ride takes approx. 1 hour to the island.
Note: For safety reasons, the trip may cancel/turn back halfway if the weather or sea condition is deemed unsafe for the journey to proceed.

Upon arrival at Mari Mari Backpackers lodge, check in to your accommodation.

Lunch (own expense)

Start of your activity (Leisure Dive / Discover Scuba Dive / Snorkeling / etc) according to the schedule.

For No Activity Package, free at leisure after lunch.

Dinner (own expense) and overnight.

DAY 02

Breakfast (included in package) at the dining hall. We recommend that you be up early to experience the serenity if day break on the island, watch the sunrise over Mt Kinabalu, see the village children going to the school and fishing boats going out to the sea.
Free and easy.

Check out of your room. However, continue to enjoy the Lodge’s facilities. Please check with the crew if you need to store your luggage.
Free and easy (Note that there are no activities on the day of departure).

Lunch (own expense)

Get ready to depart back to the mainland (Kuala Abai Jetty)
NOTE: We may depart earlier from the island if the we foresee that there is any change in sea or weather conditions that may affect the safety of the journey.

Arrival at Kuala Abai Jetty, Kota Belud. Board coach/van to Kota Kinabalu and transfer to your respective hotel. Approx. arrival 1830hrs.


*Please note the timing listed in this sample itinerary acts as a guide only. Actual timing may differ.





  • Accommodation based on choice of Dormitory , Twin-Share, Triple-Share or Single Occupancy
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off Service
  • Land & Boat Transfer between: KK City -- Kuala Abai Jetty – Mantanani Island – Kuala Abai Jetty -- KK City.
  • (Note: All packages come with 01 Guided boat Snorkeling Sessions included regardless of the number of nights staying there.  Additional Snorkeling sessions may be purchased)
  • Snorkeling Equipment Rental, Dive Boat and Snorkeling Guide


  • All other meals (Meals can be purchased at resort itself based on A'la Carte style)
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Airfares
  • Any items not mentioned or specified in the package

Additional Activities / Gear Rental are available as follows:

Gear Rental (Snorkel, Fin, Mask) 30 / SET / DAY
Guided Boat Snorkelling 50 / PAX / SESSION
Guided Night snorkelling 90 / PAX / SESSION
Leisure Dive 180 / PAX / SESSION
Discover Scuba Dive (DSD) 350 / PAX / SESSION
Sunrise / Sunset Dive 230 / PAX / SESSION
Night Dive 260 / PAX / SESSION
Sea Kayak (Single) 22 / 30 MINS
Sea Kayak (Double) 32 / 30 MINS

*Prices stated are subject to changes. Pre-book of activites are recommended and payable directly at resort.

Packing List

Packing List

  • Log book and diver certification card (For Diver Only)
  • Pocket Money
  • Sun block lotion
  • Towel (No towels are provided at the Lodge)
  • Suitable outfit for diving
  • Extra change of clothing
  • Personal toiletries (No toiletries are provided at the Lodge)
  • Insect repellent
  • Hat / Cap
  • Raincoat
  • Plastic Bags to protect your electronic devices or important document from getting wet
  • You may wish to bring along some food/snacks with you

Please Note

Please Note

  • The snorkeling session must be utilised on day of arrival.
  • Due to the outdoor and adventure nature of the tours and activities, children below 5 years old are not encouraged to participate in the tours.
  • Age limit for diving with compressed air is 12 years old and above.
  • Boat journey to the Island may not be suitable for individuals who have any of the following conditions but not limited to: heart or lung conditions, recent surgery, back or spinal surgery, back problems/injury/fracture, arthritis, osteoporosis or other similar spinal/pelvic diseases. Pregnant women are also not recommended as the boat ride may be bumpy depending on the sea condition. If you are having similar issues as above, kindly consult your physician before you enrol in this activity.
  • We do not encourage you to book your flight on the day you depart Mantanani Island back to Kota Kinabalu.  This is due to unpredictable sea and weather conditions that may result in cancellation of boat departure from Mantanani Island to the mainland.
  • In the event if we encounter bad weather condition or unforeseen circumstances which render cancellation of last boat transfer out of the island for safety reasons; all relevant lodging costs for the overnight stay will be arranged and paid for by the resort in lieu of the cost staying in Mantanani. There will be no further claims or refunds for such incidental circumstances.
  • Liability Release Form MUST be understood and signed by the participant before the tour commences.
  • Weather conditions: We cannot predict the weather conditions these days for scuba diving even for the best season.
  • Standard check-in and check-out times for most hotels & resorts are 1400 Hrs & 1200 Hrs. However, check-in & check-out times may vary depending on each accommodation. So kindly check with us to get accurate check-in & check-out times of your accommodation.
  • Effective as of 1st September 2017, the Tourism and Culture Ministry of Malaysia will be implementing a Malaysian Tourism Tax (TTX). Foreign tourists will be required to pay a flat rate of MYR 10 per room per night regardless of accommodation star level.The TTx is to be paid upon check-in. Malaysians or permanent residents residing in Malaysia are exempted from TTx and is required to present a valid identification upon check-in for the exemption.
  • Please check with us if you have any special dietary request, e.g. vegetarian. We however do not guarantee that we will be able to meet all requests.
  • Kindly note that this is NOT a luxury beach resort.  Accommodation provided is extremely simple with the most basic facilities only.  You are recommended to bring your own toilet amenities for a more comfortable stay.


Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

  • This package is based on join-in basis of shared guide and transport vehicle.  Private Guide or Tour is available upon request at a reasonable fee.  Please inform us when making the bookings.
  • For safety reasons, the trip may get cancelled or revert halfway if the weather or sea condition is deemed unsafe for the journey to proceed. Therefore, we do not recommend you go on this trip if it is the same day as your departure flight in the event the weather does not permit for the boat transfer to return to the mainland on the same day.
  • Should any unforeseen circumstances arise, we recommend you to carefully set out your own schedule with some leeway to ensure you do not miss your next activity.
  • Departure time is approximate and varies from different hotels due to traffic conditions, please reconfirm with our staffs. Should the transport be delayed, please call the relevant telephone number as stated on the voucher before making alternative arrangements.
  • We reserve the right to alter routes, timetables, itineraries and accommodation reserved should conditions beyond our control render it necessary.
  • Tipping is like giving a hug. Although it’s never expected, it’s always very much appreciated.

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