Welcome to Pulau Manukan
Though this dugong-shaped island may not lay claim to a beach as beautiful as Sapi, beneath its waters you'll find far richer coral, and therefore more marine life, attracting snorkellers and divers. Currents tend to be strong on the north and west sides of the island, which affects visibility, as do the crowds in the water and the trash that gets washed in from elsewhere. It is the second-largest island in the group, with its 20 hectares largely covered in dense vegetation. There's a good beach with coral reefs off the southern and eastern shores, a walking trail around the perimeter and a network of nature trails – if you want to thoroughly explore all of the above it shouldn't take more than two hours, and you don't need to be particularly fit.