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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

This was our last stop on our trip, and it was amazing! The snorkeling was really something, the crystal blue waters are warm and clean. We did the dive experience program, if your not terrified of deep water, do this the scenery is incredible, we lost track of how many turtles we came face to face with. Make sure you...

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1Thank Imogen B
Lahad Datu, Malaysia
Reviewed 24 October 2016

When we first came to Semporna and in terms of picking out which island to visit, we followed the crowd and chose Mabul Island. This was not a good choice based on our expectations. I guess if you are a diver, then perhaps it is worth it to visit the Mabul Island but if you just want to laze by...

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1Thank BikeAndToursBorneo
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

What an amazing place! We found the staff here so friendly, the food so tasty and the accomodation so comfortable. It was our friend's birthday while we were here and the lovely staff helped my sister and I organise a surprise bottle of champagne on arrival and they even offered us a cake on the actual day of her birthday...

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1Thank Anna S
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 October 2016

My husband and I did the 4D3N divers package at Mataking Island during our honeymoon. The island is beautiful, more so than we had expected. Our room (Beach Villa) was gorgeous. The diving was fantastic, as were the guides. The staff were all lovely and really helpful. We were really grateful for the effort that the staff made to cater...

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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 4 full days of diving. The island is beautiful and the accommodation is generous. The dive team are excellent and super friendly and the diving around the island is great - so many turtles and so many locations a short speed boat ride away. The whole team went above and beyond to make our stay. Diving amongst...

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2Thank Jack S
Penang Island, Malaysia
Reviewed 17 September 2016

I stayed only 2 days and 1 night over a weekend in 2012. Was a sudden weekend getaway which i decided upon on the spur of the moment on a Friday afternoon. Wonderful service at the resort. I stayed at a King Chalet right at the beach fromt very near the lapping waves. Took an optional off-boat dive trip to...

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Beijing, China
Reviewed 8 September 2016

What a amazing Place on the Earth. The Crew is so kind that although we never met eachother before but they already know my name. When we were snorking under the sea the fishes were around us. It is excellent to call it "PARADISE"!!So I spent all my honeymoon here.

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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

A perfect gateway for people from all walks of life. We came in a group of 17, most of us are divers. The dives were well planned, our equipments were properly set up and assembled for every dives. Food was excellent and the friendly service was up to my humble expectations.

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Ampang, Malaysia
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed and dived with the reef resort for 3d2n. Felt very safe staying here with 24 hours surveillance by army and police personnel. Very helpful and attentive dive centre staff. Highly recommend this resort!

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Reviewed 3 September 2016

It's my 5th trip to Mataking Resort. 2Room very clean, very spacious and comfortable. Good, plenty and variety of foods served. Besides a very well maintained garden, the beach also very near to room. For those who stay up late, can go to Gekobar for a drink and karaoke singing.

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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: €424 - €490 (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!”
  • nice backyard but is a bit too noisy to be able to relax in that area!
  • nice bathroom
  • the moon chair is literally next to the toilet windows and you can literally hear everything!
  • exterior of the villa. noted its on ground level and people can see through into your room/area
 of 5 bubbles SnapperV, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
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