Photo: Mantanani light.

Things to see and do

Mantanani Islands

Three little blips on the radar form the Mantanani Islands, laying about 40 kilometres northwest of Kota Belud. Mantanani Besar, Mantanani Kecil and Lungisan are your quintessential alabaster-fringed tropical archipelago, reef ringed and sitting in crystal-clear aquamarine ... Read more about Mantanani Islands .

River cruise

Daytrippers (or rather, night-trippers) can partake in river cruises in several wetland areas around Sabah to see proboscis monkeys and fireflies in the wild. While you’re less likely to see many monkeys, the Nanamun River near Kota Belud puts on the best display of twinkling fireflies. Tours usually start late afternoon with a trip along the Tempasuk or Kawa Kawa rivers, and then a drive to ... Read more about River cruise .





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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Kota Belud? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Malaysia.


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