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Reviewed 27 July 2016

i have recently travelled to Mataking in July for over a week. The dive services offered by Mataking were simply wonderful and professional. They will set up everything i.e. tanks with regulator; so all you need to do is just wear your own wet suit and other gears. While on the boat, they will bring the tank to you and...

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5Thank SnapperV
Linkoping, Sweden
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

We had 5 amazing days at Mataking. The island itself is superb and we particularly liked the reef which is so esully accessible from the beach and is one of the best house reefs we have experienced around the world. We went to Sipadan and in parts Mataking is equally nice for snorkling and diving. The staff is super-nice and...

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1Thank GGFrisk
Reviewed 3 July 2016

I stayed in Mataking for 5 nights with my wife during a longer trip to Borneo. After reading the resort publicity and some travelers reviews, I was expecting a little more. The resort occupies half of the island, the other half is occupied by a military base, so be prepared to live daily with soldiers with their weapons. Although I...

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3Thank Miguel R
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

The Reef Dive Resort is located on secluded Mataking island, north east of Sipadan. The island and its surroundings are picturesque, we did not believe any place could be this beautiful. The water is crystal clear turquoise with literally tens of thousands of fish and other sea life right below the surface, all the way to the shore of the...

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5Thank Melanie M
Penang, Malaysia
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Mataking island is such a gorgeous place, my 1st time experience snorkeling when i was there for Shooting movie 'Airmata Ibu@ Tears of moms' with Malaysia supermodel,Amber chia!it was a great moment i stayed almost 7 days...good staff,god management!great!!!..i will come here for honeymoon!

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2Thank AzzalyIsmail
Beijing, China
Reviewed 8 April 2016

Mataking island is really amazing. I stayed in Mataking for 6 night, one wonderful stay in Malaysia. The view is very..very beautiful here. This island is very exclusive, and very suitable for couples and lovers. The staff are all very warm-hearted and friendly. My wife and I would come again. For scuba divers, this is also one paradise for them.

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1Thank chexingfeng
The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Beautiful and well maintained secluded island. Be prepared for a 45 minute high speed boat trip after a good hour on a bus, but transfer was seemless after arrival on Tawau airport. Pictures on website of the accomodations speak for themselves and are perfectly in line with what I saw. Diving team is enthousiastic and try to take great care...

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2Thank Pepijn B
Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

A very beautiful island, people linger, do not want to leave. In the sea, I saw a lot of fish and Coral Sea turtles! If possible, I hope to be able to live here! Maybe in a few years, we will be friends and come here on vacation!

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1Thank Fanxd
Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

Let people linger charming island, tall wooden house facing the sea, is a relaxed leisure good place for a holiday。Snorkeling, sea fishing, watch the fish, turtles, beach chairs watch the sunset on the beach。All this inactivity is followed by the desire to watch the sunset.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 March 2016

My wife and I visited Mataking as part of a larger trip to Borneo and stayed here for the last 4 nights of our trip. We wanted to relax and do some diving. Matching was perfect for our needs. We are divers and this was one of the attractions to Mataking, the trip we did to Sipadan was one of...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Reef Dive Resort at Mataking Island is an exclusive romantic & diving destination in the Celebes Sea, located just 40 minutes boat ride from Semporna, East Coast of Sabah in Malaysia. It is a promised island with majestic treasures, natural warmth and friendship for holiday makers, spa lovers, honeymooners and divers alike. Whether it is a retreat for yourself or exciting undersea exploration, you’ll find Mataking the perfect choice.The resort is caressed by the tropical sea breeze. Our executive king chalets, premier deluxe rooms and brand new luxurious beach villas designed in traditional architecture offering simply elegant and exquisite accommodation for up to 100 guests in a serene and cozy environment. Enjoy Malaysian and International cuisine with an enticing spread of fresh local seafood or relish the weekend barbecued favorites at our sea facing restaurant. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Reef Dive Resort

Address: Mataking 91000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Mataking
Price Range: $590 - $701 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Reef Dive Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 49
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Also Known As:
Pulau Mataking Reef Dive Hotel Pulau Sipadan
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“Ask for renovated room”
 of 5 bubbles Timkama, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If you tend to dive at a minimum of 3 dives/ day, the Deluxe Garden View Room is just right behind the Dive Center.”
 of 5 bubbles Berry_Ranger, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“King Chalet in front rows are good.”
 of 5 bubbles KarenHappuch, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“KC1-KC8 is the best”
 of 5 bubbles toppanda1986, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
“do not choose the villa; go for the beach chalet!”
  • exterior of the villa. noted its on ground level and people can see through into your room/area
  • the moon chair is literally next to the toilet windows and you can literally hear everything!
  • nice bathroom
  • nice backyard but is a bit too noisy to be able to relax in that area!
 of 5 bubbles SnapperV, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
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