“Surrounded by a protected coral reef, this luxury private island resort is a serene hideaway in which to relax, dive and snorkel.”,
Kim, the discoverer.
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Hotel Description

Situated 15-minutes by boat from Kota Kinabalu, this resort is located on the second largest island in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. Surrounded by a protected coral reef, a pristine rainforest and beautiful white sand beaches, it offers endless water activities including diving, snorkelling, trekking, and glass-bottomed boat rides. The resort features an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and spacious villas with private terraces that overlook the South China Sea.

There is no substitute for local knowledge and personal assistance to help you plan the perfect stay. The Secret Retreats Concierge is ready to share insider tips with you to ensure you book the best room for your stay on the best available rate or offer , to share tips on what to see and do and where to dine, to help you with personal requests, and to keep you informed of any cultural events, shows or festivals that match your dates of stay. Enjoy the difference that turns a good stay, into a great travel experience. Your Secret Retreats Concierge is looking forward to hearing from you. Contact the concierge on dream@secret-retreats.com.

Room Description

Why Book With Secret Retreats?

Concierge Service

Personal assistance from our Concierge offering local knowledge and insider tips to help you plan and book your perfect Asian journey.

Personal Service

The peace of mind and personal service one can only enjoy by booking direct with the Asian experts.

Local Knowledge

Benefit from our local knowledge and passion for our homes to personalize your stay.

Exclusive Offers

Exclusive deals and offers, and join the ‘Voyage’ loyalty program to enhance these deals.

Your Concierge is ready to assist you with completing your reservation on dream@secret-retreats.com

Hotel Facilities & Highlights

Restaurant: Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Prahu Restaurant serves Malaysian and International cuisine. A romantic or BBQ dinner can also be arranged on the sand or in the beach cabana.
Snorkeling/Diving: The best way to discover Manukan is by diving into its waters. Together with the islands of Gaya, Sapi, Mamutik and Sulug and the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, it features over 20 dive sites with abundant marine biodiversity. The reefs lie in shallow waters making it an ideal for beginners divers.

Your Host & The Team


Welcome to Sabah

Situated in Borneo in the South China Sea, embrace spectacular nature in the Eastern state of Malaysia. Head to the UNESCO World Heritage site Kinabalu National Park to climb Southeast Asia’s highest mountain, Kota Kinabalu. See the orangutans, proboscis monkeys, and other indigenous wildlife that call the dense rainforest home. Dive or snorkel amid the coral reefs in Tunku Adbul Rahman Marine Park. Witness local traditions and customs at a cultural village. Shop for native handicrafts and taste some delightful local cuisine. A land for curious travellers in search of adventure both at sea and in the jungle—Sabah.

Useful Information

Total number of rooms: 20
Annual closing:
open all year

Time zone: (GMT+08:00) Kuala Lumpur
Currency accepted: MYR
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, American Express
Electricity voltage: 240V
Electricity plug type:  
Your concierge is ready to assist you with planning and completing your reservation, contact them on dream@secret-retreats.com
10-15 minute drive from Kota Kinabalu International Airport to Sutera Harbour Marina Jetty, followed by 15 minute boat ride to Manukan Island Resort.
Nearest Airport: Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI) - 10 km
Nearest Pier: Sutera Harbour Marina Jetty - 5 km

Manukan Islan, Kota Kinabalu - Sabah , Malaysia


Time & Weather

Current Temperature

25° C

Current Weather

Local Time

12:43 am