Sapi Island, Malaysia

Sapi Island or Sapi Pulau (Cow Island) as it is called in Malaysian language is a popular and attractive beach activities oriented island. Its almost white sand in the beach and crystal clear jade colored water stunned me. We went there on a Tuesday morning and found the beach teeming with tourists and locals, the population of beach lovers can be overwhelming on a Sunday I thought! It took us a cool 20 minutes speed boat ride to get us to the island from the mainland, city of Kota Kinabalu. The blues around was so pleasing, I was on a clicking spree.We, from Tourism Malaysia were on a beach BBQ picnic package to the island. A very simple, small yet fun filled package I must say. It is a day trip excursion, where the visitors can be in the island for few hours doing some of the activities and a sumptuous BBQ lunch is included in the deal. An umbrella with table and chairs are provided to your group. Most tourists seemed to be availing this deal there. The entire area is shaded. Relaxing, and watching others in bold beach stunts can be an activity by itself.

For the beach activities there are several kinds of packages with combinations of different activities.Other than the fun activities there is a cute souvenir shop, a small cafΓ© and snacks shop, a komodo dragon garden (if you are lucky one of those might come visiting you, don’t panic, they are harmless. Don’t try to pet them because they can be aggressive while defending themselves.) And yes there are monkeys too, fond of visiting the tourists from the interiors of the island.

Camping is possible in the island, though you need prior official permission for it. During the low tide you can walk across to the neighboring Pulao Gaya (Island Gaya). I intend to do this if I ever get back there in future. The food that came with the package was too good and in fact more than sufficient quantity.

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19 Responses

  1. Sylvia K says:

    What a beautiful place!! I do love the water!! And the food looks delicious!! Thanks as always for sharing the fun and the beauty, Indrani!! Hope your week is off to a great start!!

  2. Just wanted to let you know a typo…
    And yes there ( missing word) monkeys too, fond of visiting the tourists from the interiors of the island.

  3. The food does look scrumptious! And I also love the colour of the water! Great place to visit!

  4. TexWisGirl says:

    wonderful watersports area!

  5. Nice picture. Nice place. Sun, sand and water. Who can ask for anything more.

  6. Lovely place yar. Seems like lot of blue hai paani paani fun πŸ˜‰

  7. Nice description of the Place… Seems to be the popular Tourist Spot!

  8. Lovely place In and awesome pics πŸ™‚

  9. What a beautiful place and what wonderful opportunities .the steel grey silver water with rainbow color objects present a beautiful contrast ….lovely .

  10. Wow amazing place to visit. I badly want to glide in that parachute.

  11. Wow! what a great travel experience… Loved the water sports pictures..

  12. nice pics.. but where exactly is this place in malaysia???

  13. It is an island near Kota Kinabalu Sahithya. πŸ™‚

  14. This is like another place to visit with no delay! πŸ™‚

  15. Shaivi says:

    Dream destination!

  16. Adventurous activities, nice food, ideal holiday destination and obviously lovely clicks Indrani. πŸ™‚

  17. Lovely pix and description! Awesome!

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