One of the most prominent must-see stops near Kota Belud is Kampung Kuala Abai. It is a popular fishing village which is situated facing the South China Sea.
Kampung Kuala Abai is also the departure point for Mantanani Island; a famous spot for fishing, snorkeling and scuba diving. Located 20 kilometers away from Kota Belud and 90 kilometers from Kota Kinabalu
, it is home to the Bajau Laut (Sea Bajau) community.
Getting to Kampung Kuala Abai takes 1 hour and 30 minutes of car journey from Kota Kinabalu.
From Kota Kinabalu, visitors can take the Kota Belud bus at the bus station (near the Merdeka field) to the Kota Belud bus station. Bus fare is RM10 per person.
From Kota Belud bus station, take another bus heading to Kampung Rampayan. Bus fare is RM3 per person.
Please arrange with the bus driver regarding the return point.