Manukan Island Resort

Manukan Island Resort

Tailor Your Own Manukan Island Resort Holiday & Save 35%

Manukan Island Resort offers an island getaway with beach or hill side accommodation in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park. Our PADI 5 STAR CDC Centre is located within Manukan Island Resort.

Tailor-make your own stay by choosing your accommodation type and snorkelling or scuba diving activities. Ideal for travellers looking for affordable luxury rooms and island activities in Kota Kinabalu.

Booking Includes

  • Luxury Beach Side or Hill Side Chalet
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Return Boat Transfers on Arrival & Departure Day
  • Jetty & National Park Conservation Fee
  • Your Chosen Activity

Our online promotion offers the best value for money. Please contact us if you require a tailored holiday package.


Snorkeling & Scuba Diving Activities * 

For you to enjoy these super discounted accommodation rates you must select at least one activity during your stay.

I am fit to scuba dive or i am not choosing a scuba diving activity * 

If you have chosen to scuba dive you must select this box to let us know that you are medically fit to scuba dive. More information can be found at our website here: https://www.downbelowadventures.com/are-you-fit-to-scuba-dive/

Manukan Island Resort

Our Manukan Island Resort holiday packages offer beach suite chalets and hill villa accommodation at Manukan Island Resort within the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park (TARP). Based at the resort is our very own PADI 5 STAR CDC Centre offering daily scuba diving, snorkelling safaris and sea kayaking.

View from Manukan Island Dive Centre

View from Manukan Island Dive Centre

Our PADI 5 STAR CDC Centre is located at the pool area of Manukan Island Resort next to the beach.  Staying at the resort means no daily transfers out to the island, you wake up and spend the day scuba diving, joining our snorkelling safaris, or relaxing next to the pool.

During the day time Manukan island (outside of the resort) can be busy with day-trippers. However we limit the number of people at the dive centre and maintain a maximum 4:1 ratio of divers to PADI Instructor or 6:1 snorkelers to guide.  Evening and night times are quiet, with only the one resort located on the island, guests enjoy peaceful sunsets, cocktails and beach walks.

Manukan Island Resort Facilities Include:
•  Open Air Buffet & A’La Carte Restaurant
•  PADI 5 Star CDC Dive Centre
•  Volleyball and Badminton Courts
•  Jetski, Banana Boats, Parasailing
•  WiFi Internet
•  Swimming pool

Dining is fairly casual with a “sand between the toes” kind of feel, perfect for us divers and island lovers. If you want to enjoy some exclusive luxury we offer fabulous sunset cruises for special occasions.  We can also arrange special honeymoon packages and private beach dinners.

Dive Sites on Your Doorstep at Manukan Island Resort

Manukan island dive resort in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park offers the ideal environment for relaxation and water sports. Coral reefs within the park offer some great scuba diving and snorkelling for beginners and experienced divers alike. Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park is also great for underwater photographers, providing lots of macro subjects in relatively shallow calm water.

The coral reef feature lots of very healthy hard and soft coral. Our scuba diving guests are often very surprised to see such healthy corals so close to a city. We have 49 coral sites to choose from. Our divemasters & guides will choose the best sites depending on the sea & weather conditions, plus individual diver and snorkeler ability on the day. Learn more about scuba diving in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park.

About the Chalets Manukan Island Resort

Manukan Island Resort offer two types of accommodation, each nestled in lush greenery and just a few steps from the beach. They are private and rusticly luxurious. All rooms have air-conditioning, satellite TV, tea & coffee making facilities, a minibar and private bathrooms. Extra beds are available for children. Interconnecting rooms are available for families.

PADI Dive Centre Kota Kinabalu Sabah

Hill Villa Single Storey & Double Storey Chalets

One bedroom sleeps two people ( 1 x King bed ) plus a separate lounge area with a balcony and stunning ocean views. Ideal for couples and honeymooners. Chalets have direct access via steps to the resorts private beach.

Beach Suite Chalet 

One bedroom sleeps two people ( 1 x queen or 2 x single beds) with an open plan lounge area. Ideal for family and friends. These suites are interconnecting so guests can take two suites for separate sleeping areas. Ideal for families and friend groups.

Your Safety is Our Priority When You Join Us On Any Island Activities That We Offer

At all times you are in safe hands. We take our responsibility as a travel agent very seriously and have a number of verifications in place to ensure that we are offering quality services and locations to our clients and describing them honestly.

Beach Suite Chalet or Hill Side Villa overnight accommodation, daily breakfast, Sabah Park’s conservation fee, jetty fee and return boat transfers from Kota Kinabalu (boat transfers included: Sutera Harbour Marina (SHM) to Manukan Island Resort (MIR) 08:30hrs on Arrival Day. MIR to SHM 16:00hrs on departure day. Boat transfers outside of these times are chargeable at MYR 80.00 per way
Airfares, lunch and dinner, MYR 10.00 per room per night tourism tax which will be added to your room bill, other items not explicitly stated.
Restaurants are casual, beach wear, lightweight clothing, insect repellent, good walking shoes, flip-flops, hat, sun glasses and a big smile!
Due to weather conditions, activities may be subject to re-scheduling to best meet operations, as well as clients health and safety.


  • Check-in time 2:00 pm
  • Check-out time 12:00 pm

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