We stayed here for 4 nights accompanying a friend of ours from Malaysia. This was a wonderful island paradise. From all of our research the best resort for a Sipidan diving experience. As a diver it has everything you could want. The diving and snorkelling is exquisite and really something for everyone's bucket list.
The staff particularly are amazingly friendly and welcoming one and all. Special mention to the dive crew Hardy, Mel, Yin and Telly all amazing and very professional.
We stayed in a villa and it was spacious and well appointed. The island is very keen on conservation so some of the amenities one might be used to like daily towel changes will not happen.
Food is buffet style and caters for a range of tastes and was without exception good. This is not the Four Seasons but is certainly a place to stay if you want to explore the amazing aquatic life and take a must do trip to Sipidan. Be warned that there is limited space and they can only take 7 guests per trip.
The island is also home to a military base so is very safe. The internet is limited but that is a good thing to get away from the hustle and bustle of modern life
We would definitely recommend this resort as part of any trip to Malaysia
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Pulau Mataking Reef Dive Hotel Pulau Sipadan