Mantanani is a group of 3 isolated islands northwest of Kota Belud, Sabah, Borneo. About an hour's drive from the state capital of Kota Kinabalu. Although only approximately an hour's boat ride by speedboat from the mainland, the islands are a reminder of an earlier and simpler place and time. Time slows down here amidst the crystal clear blue waters lapping on white sandy beaches.
Visited Mantanani Island a few weeks ago with family. We have a great day and enjoy it so much even though we got a bit tan skin from the sun burn. Luckily not bad. My kids were really enjoying swimming in the sea and playing with the sand, collecting shells is also one of their favorite. We were staying at Mari Mari backpacker lodge.
Just wanna share a few photos of our time at Mantanani Island.
|Mama & Aishah in the bus to Kota Belud|
|Speed boat ride to the Island|
|Unloading all passengers from the boat.|
|View of the beach|
|Aishah and Oma collecting sea shells|
|Oma and papa Kayaking in the afternoon|
|Aishah who never get enough of swimming|
Look who can jump higher..
|Aishah accompany mama, waiting for the sunset|
|Take 1: Sunset From the Beach of Mari Mari Backpacker|
|Aishah wish to have all the shells|
Next day activities:
|Papa & Harry went for Snorkeling with a boat|
|Mama & Aishah playing Kayak|
|Hakim Learn how to Kayaking|
Last day at the Island. Check out time at 9:00AM, and after that we have to wait for a few hours for the boat to bring us to the main land.
|While waiting continue swimming and enjoying the scenery.|
Arrived home at 6:00PM and we were so tired.
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