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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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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 14 April 2013

I have heard a lot of nice reviews about this place, but whatever i met there exceeded all possible expectations. I have never seen such kind of hospitality. We were treated as the most welcome visitors. It is really shocking when ALL staff ( not only receptionists) came to the jetty just to greet your arrival. Villa was more than...

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PatrGG, Manager at The Reef Dive Resort, responded to this review

Dear Maria_Delhi, Thank you so much for reviewing The Reef Dive Resort and for your kind comments. We are glad that you had a great holiday with us, and we are looking forward to serving you again in the future. Just as a reminder for all our guests, we do not recommend anyone to swim to Mataking Kecil because, as...

Shanghai, China
Reviewed 25 February 2013

We stayed at the Mataking resort for 5 days in early February. We are two Europeans currently living in mainland China and were on vacation in Malaysia during the Chinese New Year. We raised the following concerns with the management of the resort but felt that we should post some of it here as well. The manager for the resort...

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PatrGG, Manager at The Reef Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing The Reef Dive Resort and choosing us as your vacation host. Your constructive feedback will help us to serve you better. We are happy to read that you enjoyed the food very much and also your positive comments about our staff. Please allow us to comment on some of your points: Lounge We have recently upgraded...

Shanghai, China
Reviewed 25 February 2013

Stayed there for a week, enjoyed the beach, snorkeling and the turtles. It's a very calm island, perfect to relax! Of course we did a trip to Sipadan! This was very well organized with a "guide" for us divers and a "guide" who snorkeled with the children while we were diving! This was amazing! The bubble maker for the kids...

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PatrGG, Manager at The Reef Dive Resort, responded to this review

Dear Lisbeth2012, Thank you for selecting The Reef Dive Resort at Mataking as your vacation home. We are so glad that you enjoyed you stay with us and brought home nice memories. We are looking forward to serving you again and again. Best Regards, The Resort Management Team

Innsbruck
Reviewed 9 December 2012

We had one of there villas (#4) as all the other rooms were taken. We booked this place through an agency: asia diving vacation. The agency offers a package for divers. That includes three daily boat dives and unlimted house dives. Upon arrival we were greeted with a drink and live music, which made us feel welcome.  Upon check-in we...

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Reviewed 3 December 2012

Mataking is like a little island paradise - seems so far away from the gritty town of Semporna. We booked here primarily because we wanted to dive Sipidan and most of the Mabul resorts would not guarantee permits with a booking of less than 6 nights, some would not guarantee them at all. Scuba Junkie guaranteed permits and offered us...

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MatakingIsland, Manager at The Reef Dive Resort, responded to this review

Good Greetings from The Reef Dive Resort, Mataking Island! Trust you are well. Thank you very much for reviewing our resort. It would be such a pleasure to personally welcome you back to our more improved resort soon in the future. Happy New Year 2016! ;) With much appreciation, The Management Team

london
Reviewed 5 November 2012 via mobile

Came here with a big group for a diving trip in July, and although it is a little bit out of the way from Sipadan I can honestly say it is worth it. Out room was called the big travelli fish or something and the room was nice and pretty close to the diving center yay for me! The dive...

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MatakingIsland, Manager at The Reef Dive Resort, responded to this review

Good Greetings from The Reef Dive Resort, Mataking Island! Trust you are well. Thank you very much for reviewing our resort. It would be such a pleasure to personally welcome you back to our more improved resort soon in the future. Happy New Year 2016! ;) With much appreciation, The Management Team

Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 4 November 2012

We had 4 nights/5 days at Mataking Resort and it has a well oiled diving program for learners and experienced divers. My husband did a PADI open water dive course (only student in the group and received fantastic instructions from a very proficient Finnish instructor) and I did 3 dives a day, with one of those days off Sipadan Island....

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MatakingIsland, Manager at The Reef Dive Resort, responded to this review

Good Greetings from The Reef Dive Resort, Mataking Island! Trust you are well. Thank you very much for reviewing our resort. It would be such a pleasure to personally welcome you back to our more improved resort soon in the future. Happy New Year 2016! ;) With much appreciation, The Management Team

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 October 2012

Travelled with my partner here for 5D4N and stayed in a premier deluxe chalet and had a wonderful holiday. The food was wonderful-lots of choice; fish, meat, vegetables, 4-7 different salads alone and a live cooking station etc. Also lots of fruit and cakes which were so tasty. There is access to tea/coffee and water all day in the main...

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MatakingIsland, Manager at The Reef Dive Resort, responded to this review

Good Greetings from The Reef Dive Resort, Mataking Island! Trust you are well. Thank you very much for reviewing our resort. It would be such a pleasure to personally welcome you back to our more improved resort soon in the future. Happy New Year 2016! ;) With much appreciation, The Management Team

Reviewed 13 October 2012

First let me say that Mataking was not my first choice when I was wanting to travel with my daughter and dive Sipadan, but I am sooooo glad we stayed here and highly recommend to divers/snorkelers and those who want to relax. We stayed in King Chalet 8, which is the farthest from the dining area and dive shop but...

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ReefBorneoSabah, General Manager at The Reef Dive Resort, responded to this review

Dear Christye Thank you for selecting The Reef Dive Resort as your vacation home. We are so glad that you enjoyed and brought along memorable experiences. Your feedback is well noted and we shall do everything to please every different nationalities. We look forward to serve you again and again Best wishes to yours and you The team@Mataking Island Thank...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 September 2012

We stayed at Mataking on a 5D4N diver package in a King Chalet and overall we really enjoyed it. Accommodation & Service: The island staff were generally nice, friendly and efficient. We had to wait a couple of hours to get into our chalet as the previous guests had not yet left, which I thought was quite shoddy planning. We...

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ReefBorneoSabah, General Manager at The Reef Dive Resort, responded to this review

Dear Rachel Thank you for reviewing The Reef Dive Resort and choosing The Reef Dive Resort as your vacation host. Your feedback will help us to serve you better. We look forward to serve you again and again Best regards Team@Mataking, The Reef Dive Resort

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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 

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Address: Mataking 91000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Mataking
Price Range: €442 - €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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