Labuan Island itself is situated at the west coast of Sabah and is about 8 km from the nearest point of Sabah and about 123 km from Kota Kinabalu which is the State Capital of Sabah. Waters surrounding 3 small islands, stretching until two nautical miles from the shore of these islands, have been declared as Marine Park since 1994. The three islands concerned are Pulau Kuraman, Pulau Rusukan Kecil and Pulau Rusukan Besar, which are situated at the south-west of Labuan Island. The Labuan Marine Park Centre is situated in the building of Labuan Fisheries office, nearby the Labuan Town Centre. This centre has an exhibition hall, an audio-visual room and an office. It is manned by staff that can provide useful information on Marine Parks to visitors.
Pulau Kuraman is situated about 14 km from Victoria Harbour, Labuan and is about 5.2 sq. kilometres in size. It has two beautiful white beaches, perfect for picnicking and sun-bathing. The water surrounding this island is very suitable for snorkelling and swimming. There are places for camping and picnicking as well. Visitors to Labuan can also make trips to some "wreck" for diving where corals, especially soft corals and marine lives are found in abundance.
Best Time To Visit
The best time to visit The Labuan Marine Park is between February and October.
For further information, please contact:
Jabatan Taman Laut Malaysia Putrajaya (Ibu Pejabat)
Kementerian Sumber Asli dan Alam Sekitar
Aras 11, Wisma Sumber Asli,
No.25, Persiaran Perdana,
Tel: 03-8886 1111 (am)
Fax: 03-8888 0489
Official Websites Department Of Marine Park Malaysia