Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park

National Park in Sabah

Just west of Kota Kinabalu, the five islands of Manukan, Gaya, Sapi, Mamutik and Sulug, and the reefs in between, make up the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, covering an area of just over 49 sq km. Only a short boat ride from the Kota Kinabalu city centre, they have some nice beaches and the water in the outer areas is usually clear, offering ideal day-trip material for anyone wanting to unwind and escape the city.

There's an exciting zip line between Sapi and Gaya and some excellent diving around all five islands. A number of diving operators run day trips into the national park.