Tour Information: 

Tour Code: BLT-IT04

Description: Mengalum Island Excursion

Region: Kota Kinabalu 

Duration: Approx. 9-10 Hours

Minimum: 02 Adults

Departure: Daily

Pick up: City Hotels
Drop off: City Hotels


Being the farthest from Kota Kinabalu city, Mengalum is the most undisputed island regarding its long, white sandy beach and its water. Mengalum is far less developed than any other island and has retained its underwater treasure for centuries. It takes roughly 1 hour 30 minutes boat ride from jetty in Kota Kinabalu, upon arrival you may be lucky enough to see turtle wandering around the shallow reef before docking. 

As majestic as Mantanani Island, the visibility here reach 40 meters long during sunny day. The superb visibility here gives way to exciting marine life sightings. Snorkeling in Mengalum can be interesting as there are a abundant of fishes such as groupers, snappers, clownfishes and many other reef fishes with a majority of colorful hard corals, like, staghorn corals, lettuce coral, table corals.

After having lunch at Mengalum Resort, make sure you spend your leisure time by sun bathing, walking down the white sandy beach, take photos and relax before boat departs at around 1500 hrs.


  • Mengalum Island visit

  • Stunning turquiose water

  • Colorful undisrupted corals

  • Buffet lunch at Mengalum Resort

  • Snorkeling with equipment provided

Sample Itinerary: 

0715hrs - Meet and greet with tour representative at hotel lobby and transfer to city center jetty


0745hrs - Arrived to jetty,  take speedboat cruise down to Mengalum Island (Aprox 90 minutes)


0930hrs - Arrived to Mengalum Island, prepare for snorkeling/diving session

1200hrs - Back to main island, enjoy BBQ lunch by seaside, free at own leisure

1430hrs - Depart for Kota Kinabalu

1600hrs - Arrival at jetty, van driver transfer to hotel upon reaching jetty

Tour Inclusion: 

  • Hotel transfers

  • Boat transfers

  • Resort buffet lunch

  • All-day drinking water / beverages

  • Snorkeling session

  • Life jacket and snorkeling equipment

Tour Exclusion: 

  • Outskirt hotel transfers

  • Personal tour guide

  • Personal insurance

  • Items not mentioned above


  • Min. 02 Adults to go

  • Additonal pick up charges of RM 30/pax exceeding radius of 10km from city centre

  • RM 50 per pax for exceeding 15km

  • Min. age for children is 7 years old

  • Rates effective 1st April 2017 onwards

Things to bring/wear: 

  • Sandals

  • Comfortable shirt 

  • Swimming attire

  • Sun block

  • Day pack (extra shirt & towel)

  • Action camera to capture fun moment (optional)