No one can say no to a tropical island with a calm sea and a white sand beach. As the "Maldives of Southeast Asia," Sabah has a lot of islands that tourists can visit. The following are some of the best destinations in the world that you and your loved ones should visit together.
Sipadan has gained popularity as a result of its reputation as a superb diving destination. Divers will have a blast exploring the underwater world, which is home to over 3,000 species of fish, an unusually high population of green and hawksbill turtles, and hundreds of species of vibrant coral. Did you know that the world's first and only PADI 5-star dive resort is a converted oil rig? The Seaventures Dive Rig is in Semporna, Sabah. If you want to dive on Sipadan Island, it is one of the best places to go.
Manukan Island is a beautiful island about 15 minutes by boat from Kota Kinabalu City, and it's part of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park. There is so much to do in Sabah, from snorkelling to explore the underwater treasures of the region, to spending the day partaking in exciting watersport activities or simply lounging on the beach and soaking up the tropical sun. Before returning to the mainland, stop for lunch and take in the stunning island scenery from atop the island's highest point.
Kapalai looks a lot like the Maldives because it has many villas built on stilts over clear water. But Kapalai isn't really an island. Not true, at least by the usual definition, because the pile of sand on which the name of the island is based barely sticks out of the water. Lay back on the sundecks with a cold drink and take in the breathtaking view of Borneo's sunset if you're in the mood to unwind.
Since it is close to Sipadan, divers often visit both islands on the same trip. Aquatic species are a big draw to Sipadan, but Mabul is better known for its many small creatures. The water is calm, shallow, and clean, and the sandy sea floor is home to animals that are good at hiding. Look for mandarin fish, pygmy seahorses, ribbon eels, and nudibranchs in every colour. The deadly blue-ringed octopus is an example of an exotic animal. Mabul is known as one of the best places in the world to go muck diving.
Selingan Turtle Island
Turtles lay their eggs here in the middle of the night, and people come to watch. The island is a sanctuary first and foremost, so don't expect much from the places to stay. Once you get there, you can spend most of your time walking along the untouched shores. But don't fall asleep because you have to stay awake until the end. The island is close to Sandakan, which is a gateway to other world-class attractions like the Sepilok orangutan rehabilitation centre and Kinabatangan River cruises.
Several islands in Sabah are connected to the Southern Philippines by water. One of these is Lankayan. It's not surprising that the island has a lot of police. The island is home to a turtle hatchery as well as a dive resort. Whale sharks have been seen in the past, but the most interesting things to see are the many different kinds of marine life and the shipwrecks that have been taken over by colourful creatures. It is the best place to find spider crabs, coral shrimp, nudibranchs, and seahorses.