3D2N Mantanani Island – Free And Easy


Tour Code: BPMAN03
Departure Time: 7.15AM
Duration: 3 Days 2 Nights – Free & Easy
Meal: At Own Arrangement                                                                                          Departure Point: Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

About MariMari Backpackers Lodge

Mari-Mari Backpackers Lodge provides our guests with clean and no frill accommodation with basic facilities. Each “Sulap” (hut or cabin in the native Kadazandusun language) is equipped with lighting and socket points, and wall fan. Guests are provided with mattress on the floor, blanket and a pillow each. You are reminded to bring along personal toiletries and towel though some basic items may be purchased at our Manta Shop. Both sulap with attached bathroom and common bathroom are provided with hot water shower facilities. It is available during the island’s regular electricity supply time, i.e. 6.00pm to 6.00am.


Meals are available for purchase at the Lodge’s Mari-Mari Cafe. Opening hours as below :

  • Breakfast ( 7am to 10am)
  • Lunch (11am – 2pm)
  • Snacks (4pm – 5pm)
  • Dinner (6pm – 8pm)

For your convenience, we recommend that you pre-order your meals before the tours. Kindly request for the menu list. Or maybe bring along some food with you in case it is not sufficient for you. Snacks, beverages are also available for purchase at the Lodge’s Manta Shop. Shopping options is almost non-existent. Anything remotely unusual is best brought with you from the city. Island electricity supply is only available from 6.00 p.m. to 6.00 a.m. daily. Electricity supply voltage is 240v, 50-cycle system. You will need a 3 square pin contact plug.


Mobile phone reception is not available on the island. The Lodge is nevertheless connected to the outside world by telephone and internet through satellite link (you can make calls – chargeable). Wi-Fi internet connection is available for rental when electricity supply is on.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1

7.15am Meet at your hotel (within KK City) and transfer by coach or van to Kuala Abai Jetty, Kota Belud. Estimated travel time will be 1 hour & 45 minutes.

0930hrs Pick up by boat at Kuala Abai Jetty, Kota Belud and depart to Mantanani Island. The journey will take approximately 1 hour to the Mari-Mari Backpacker Lodge on Mantanani Besar (Big) Island. The Mantanani Island group consists of 3 islands namely Pulau Mantanani Besar (Big Mantanani Island), Pulau Mantanani Kecil (Small Mantanani Island) and Pulau Lungisan.

NOTE: For safety reasons, we may cancel / turn back halfway if the weather or sea condition is deemed unsafe for the journey to proceed.

10.30am Upon reaching the island, check in to your accommodation. Lunch at own arrangement. Free at own leisure. Check out the various activities available on the island.

Day 2

Breakfast at own arrangement in the dining hall. We nevertheless recommend that you be up early to experience the serenity of the day break on the island, watch the sun rise over Mt. Kinabalu, see the village children going to school and fishing boats going out to the sea. Free at own leisure. Lunch and dinner at own arrangement.

Day 3

Breakfast at own arrangement in the dining hall. 7.00am Check out from your room. However, you can continue enjoying the facilities at the lodge. Please check with the crew if you need to store your luggage.

Lunch at own arrangement.

3.00pm Get ready to depart back to the mainland at Kuala Abai jetty. Upon arrival, transfer back to Kota Kinabalu.

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