Pulau Sulug Kota Kinabalu or Sulug Island, often known as rocky island is the second smallest island of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. It is the least visited and least developed island of the lot that consists of Sapi, Gaya, Manukan, Mamutik & Sulug Island.
About Pulau Sulug Kota Kinabalu
Pulau Sulug is located on the southern side of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park and located opposite to Manukan Island. It spans the area of 8 hectares and the island is rich in sea shells & coral. You will find thousand of sea shells laying on the beat on the Sulug Island.
Pulau Sulug like other islands offer white sandy beaches, coral reef and clear water, thus making it ideal for swimming, snorkeling & scuba diving in Kota Kinabalu. It is least visited island in the group so privacy on the island is guaranteed. To attract tourists to Sulug Island, there is no entry fee as compared to RM 10 entry fees for tourists on the other islands.
The island has a long sand-spit which is suitable for resting on the beach. You will also find sea shells scattered alongside the beach. The clear water lets you snorkel and discover the rich marine life, lying underneath the water. Keramat Reef & The Tyers are the two best diving spots located on the island.
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Pulau Sulug Kota Kinabalu is less developed so you will not find kind of facilities available on the other islands like souvenir shops, grocery shops, snorkeling gears rental shop, restaurants & resorts. It sounds like an abundant island or a step brother of the rest of the islands in the group.
Not so many people are visiting this island so you might find a tough time getting a boat ride to Sulug Island. You can also book to visit Pulau Sulug in your Island Hopping Kota Kianbalu tour.
How to get to Pulau Sulug
Like other others, you can book a speedboat ride to the Pulau Sulug from Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal. A round trip will cost you about RM 23 (US $6) per adult & RM 18 (US $5) per child. You can also charter a boat to the island which will cost you about RM 204.
Why should you visit Sulug Island
The most obvious reason to visit Sulug Island in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah is the privacy that the island offers to the tourists. You will not find many tourists on the island so you can pick a place and rest all day on the beach. If you are an adventurous then you can also try camping overnight on the island.
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Other Islands in & near Kota Kinabalu
Some of other known and popular islands in & near Kota Kinabalu are listed below for more information: