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The Reef Dive Resort

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

The service is five star! The water is clear and many beautiful fishes! Will come again! Highly recommend Mataking island! Besides, the dive instructors are all professional and considerate. They will help you become nice divers! Cool 服务绝对是五星,所有工作人员见面都会问好并主动解答问题。海水很清楚,在离岸不远处就能看到海龟和很多好看的鱼,我会再来的!强烈推荐!希望服务更好!有更多诗巴丹名额!一定要带上蚊香和止痒的!

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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I chose Mataking Island and in particular the Reef Dive Resort to explore the famous dive sites around Sipadan island. The resort was top class with very private beach chalets and a top class dive center. The meals were reasonable and the service very good. The diving in the area is arguably the best in south East Asia with the...

Thank kobusm913
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Stayed the bungalow villa (facing the sea). Big room with nice bathroom and a Jacuzzi. Service was okay, but the F&B could be better. Dive Centre was nice, but the DM could be better. One thing good about diving was unlimited shore dives. Overall, I enjoyed my stay, just that I think it is a bit overprice.

Thank qjkang
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This resort is located on the beautiful mataking island with beautiful blue waters and great views but unfortunately that's one of the only good things about this resort. Brace yourselves.... Before even getting to the island, we were greeted by a VERY rude man who to be fair, I'm not sure if he's associated with the resort or just owns...

Thank UndiscoveredWorld
Shah Alam, Malaysia
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I dived at the house reef last year when I was staying at nearby Pom Pom island, and Mataking looked grand, so I decided to try it out. Check in was a little confusing when we arrived at lunch time, proceeded to eat, went to the reception and were then sent to the bar to fill up forms. After checking...

Thank Seow Loong F
Reviewed 14 March 2017

My wife and I had our wonderful stay for 2 nights there. Beautiful landscapes everywhere. We stayed in the Villa, which is a few steps away from the beach. The villa had a nice backyard jacuzzi, for you to relax in its warm water. The villa is massive and very comfortable. The view to the beach is somehow blocked by...

Thank Muhd A
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Not exactly what we thought we were getting into... We expected a luxury resort and fine accommodations. The Reef Dive Resort is not exactly that... and after being there, I do appreciate it for what it is - it is on a sand bar, after all! It seems as though this location was established as a fabulous diver-focused destination, and...

1Thank skilarski
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

isolated, peaceful, a true paradise with stunning views over and under the water, this is exactly that kind of place where you can leave behind the daily mess to relax and enjoy yourself, especially when the Internet connection is limited to the minimum level XD, both good and bad. We booked a 5D4N and extended for another stay when we...

1Thank eastwood z
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We were staying on Mataking for 7 nights. We really loved the island, the beach is beautiful, snorcheling as well but hotel was different to what we expected. We were a group of 2 families and each got different rooms, even when we payed the same amount. Their explanation was that some rooms are renovated and some not. Well howcome...

1Thank Timkama
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Was here for 4D3N and truly enjoyed ourselves. Small beautiful island focusing on diving and snorkeling (you can also do kayaking). The staffs here are very helpful. We had an issue where our son got sick, they took care of us by sending us back to Semporna and then Nelson took us to the nearest hospital/clinic. Truly enjoyed our time...

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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: €444 - €476 (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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“Bungalow Villa”
qjkang, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for renovated rooms. Garden View Nos 1 - 8 are closest to the dive center.”
seowloongf, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Villas are facing west and is near to reception, restaurant, jetty and dive centre”
784muhda, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for renovated room”
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.”
Berry_Ranger, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
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