Manukan island is the second largest among the five island in the Tunku Abdul Rahman park and the most popular with Kota Kinabalu residents.
Manukan has some good stretches of beaches on the southern coastline. The best beach is on the eastern tip of the island. Especially the coral reefs which is ideal for snorkeling, diving and swimming.
Out of 5 islands, Manukan features the most developed tourist facilities that includes 20 units of chalets, a clubhouse, and few restaurants and a diving centre. Recreation facilities include a swimming pool, football field, Volleyball and Sepak Takraw courts. Infrastructural facilities include support-water, electricity, desalination plant, sewerage system, and even a solar public telephone. It is covered in dense vegetation and has hiking trails.