Latitude : 6.705611, Longitude : 116.344171

2D1N Mantanani Island Experience

Select the various activities available to go with your stay. This will be the ideal beach setting for your island retreat.

Mantanani Island Day Trip – Diving

Uncover the many diving sites around Mantanani Islands including wreck sites for serious divers which are now home to menagerie of marine creatures.

3D2N Mantanani Island Discovery

The island is yours to explore for a stay of two nights. Discover what this mermaid island offers as you dive, snorkel, participate in water sports or simply relax and relish the stunning views of sunset over the horizon.

Mantanani Island Day Trip – Snorkeling

Take a sneak peek into another world – the marine world. Snorkel along the crystal clear waters of the beach or follow our boat trips to amazing snorkelling sites.

4D3N Mantanani Island Indulgence

Isolate yourself from the outside world and leave your stress behind by opting for a three nights stay in Mantanani. Get to understand the real meaning of life as an Islander and indulge in this picturesque scenery, cool breezes and serene environment.

2D1N Mantanani Island Experience : Mari Mari Backpackers Lodge

Package Price Per Person:

2 Days 1 Night Package

(Includes 1 Snorkeling Session)

(Common Bathroom)
(Common Bathroom)
(Attached Bathroom)
Twin/Triple Share Single Room Twin/Triple Share Twin/Triple Share
Single Room Single Room
RM 560
RM 620
RM 760 RM 670
RM 695
RM 820 RM 880


  • Package valid till 31 December 2018
  • Rate Per Person.
  • Minimum 2 Adults To Go
  • Child rate applies for children between 4-11 years old.
  • All rates displayed are quoted in Ringgit Malaysia (MYR).
  • All rates are inclusive of 0% Goods and Services Tax (GST).

*Upgrade from Standard Sulap to Sulap with Seaview Balacony

  • Additional MYR 35 per Sulap per night

*Outskirt Surcharge

  • Surcharge Waived

Trip Itinerary

DAY 01

(0715 – 0730hrs)
Pick-up from hotel and transfer by coach or van to Kuala Abai Jetty, Kota Belud. Estimated travel time will be 1 hour & 45 minutes.

Arrival at Jetty and depart by boat to Mari Mari Backpackers Lodge at Mantanani Besar (Big) Island. Boat ride takes approx. 1 hour to the island.
Note: For safety reasons, the trip may cancel/turn back halfway if the weather or sea condition is deemed unsafe for the journey to proceed.

Upon arrival at Mari Mari Backpackers lodge, check in to your accommodation.

Lunch (own expense)

Start of your activity (Leisure Dive / Discover Scuba Dive / Snorkeling / etc) according to the schedule.

For No Activity Package, free at leisure after lunch.

Dinner (own expense) and overnight.

DAY 02

Breakfast (included in package) at the dining hall. We recommend that you be up early to experience the serenity if day break on the island, watch the sunrise over Mt Kinabalu, see the village children going to the school and fishing boats going out to the sea.
Free and easy.

Check out of your room. However, continue to enjoy the Lodge’s facilities. Please check with the crew if you need to store your luggage.
Free and easy (Note that there are no activities on the day of departure).

Lunch (own expense)

Get ready to depart back to the mainland (Kuala Abai Jetty)
NOTE: We may depart earlier from the island if the we foresee that there is any change in sea or weather conditions that may affect the safety of the journey.

Arrival at Kuala Abai Jetty, Kota Belud. Board coach/van to Kota Kinabalu and transfer to your respective hotel. Approx. arrival 1830hrs.


*Please note the timing listed in this sample itinerary acts as a guide only. Actual timing may differ.





  • All Other Meals (Meals can be purchased at resort itself based on A'la Carte style)
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Airfares
  • Any item not mentioned or specified in the packages



  • Accommodation based on choice of Dormitory , Twin-Share, Triple-Share or Single Room
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off Service
  • Land & Boat Transfer between: KK City -- Kuala Abai Jetty – Mantanani Island – Kuala Abai Jetty -- KK City.
  • Note: All packages come with 01 Guided boat Snorkeling Sessions included regardless of the number of nights staying there.  Additional Snorkeling sessions may be purchased)
  • Snorkeling Equipment Rental, Dive Boat and Snorkeling Guide

For Snorkeling Package:

  • 01 Guided Snorkeling Sessions Per Day with Boat on day of arrival (Additional snorkeling sessions may be purchased)
    (Note: All packages come with 01 guided boat snorkeling session included regardless of the number of nights staying there.  Additional Snorkeling sessions may be purchased)
  • Snorkeling Equipment Rental, Dive Boat and Snorkeling Guide

For Discover Scuba Diver Package:

  • Discover Scuba Diving Course (Dive less than 6 metres deep)
  • Dive Boat & Dive Instructor/Master
  • Diving Equipment & Gear

For Diver Package:

Basic Package + Additional dives
Additional Activities are available as follows:

Guided Boat Snorkelling 48 / PAX / SESSION
Guided Night snorkelling 90 / PAX / SESSION
Leisure Dive 170 / PAX / SESSION
Discover Scuba Dive (DSD) 360 / PAX / SESSION
Sunrise / Sunset Dive 225 / PAX / SESSION
Night Dive 255 / PAX / SESSION
Sea Kayak (Single) 25 / 30 MINS
Sea Kayak (Double) 35 / 30 MINS

Packing List

Packing List

  • Log book and diver certification card (For Diver Only)
  • Pocket Money
  • Sun block lotion
  • Towel (No towels are provided at the Lodge)
  • Suitable outfit for diving
  • Extra change of clothing
  • Personal toiletries (No toiletries are provided at the Lodge)
  • Insect repellent
  • Hat / Cap
  • Raincoat
  • Plastic Bags to protect your electronic devices or important document from getting wet
  • You may wish to bring along some food/snacks with you

Please Note

Please Note

  • Day dives and package dives are not transferable.
  • Participant must be physically fit as this is an adventure tour.
  • The boat journey to Mantanani Island may not be suitable for pregnant women as the boat ride may be bumpy depending on the sea condition.
  • You might get WET during the boat journey, so please be sure to pack and stow your belongings properly during the journey. Dry bags or plastic bags for waterproofing are recommended.
  • Kindly note that you are responsible for the safe keeping of your belongings at all time. We do not encourage guests bringing along electronic devices, valuables and important documents.
  • Please check with us if you have any special dietary request, e.g. vegetarian. We however do not guarantee that we will be able to meet all requests.

Child Policy

Child Policy

  • Due to the nature and adventurous nature of the tour, children under 5 years old are not encouraged to participate in the tours.
  • Age limit for diving with compressed air is 12 years old and above.
  • Any Children who are certified divers will have to pay FULL DIVER rates regardless of their age & parents will have to be held responsible for their child at all times.

Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

  • All reservation MUST provide the following information for security reasons: Name as per passport, Passport Number, Nationality, Gender.
  • Weather conditions: We cannot predict the weather conditions these days for scuba diving even for the best season.
  • For safety reasons, tour and activities are dependent on SEA & WEATHER CONDITIONS. We reserve the rights to CANCEL or POSTPONE the tour or any activities if we deem there is an absence of a safe operating environment. We monitor closely weather changes through the relevant sources.
  • In the event if we encounter bad weather condition or unforeseen circumstances which render cancellation of last boat transfer out of the island for safety reasons; all relevant lodging costs for the overnight stay will be arranged and paid for by the resort in lieu of the cost staying in Mantanani. There will be no further claims or refunds for such incidental circumstances.
  • Liability Release Form MUST be understood and signed by the participant before the tour commences.
  • After commencement of service, no refund, in part or full, will be given for services included in the package which have not been utilized.

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