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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

I came without any expectations but now wanting to stay a couple more nights. The dive and hotel staffs were all very friendly and accommodating to us all. We came in a group of 17 for a dive to Sipadan and all the other little Islands. A MUST COME resort for all divers!!

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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Enjoy...fun...Superb Dive Centre with Staff,DM,Instructur freindly and helpfull. Luv it and will come again with Family. Staff terbaik...bilik...pantai...logistic...kawasan sekeliling bersih. Kalau bernasib baik bole join lepaskan anak turtle....TERBAIKKKKK

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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

3d2n dive trip with the resort. The crews really took care of us and our needs. Food was good. Awesome views of sunrise and sunset. Dont forget to walk to Mataking Kecil Island when the tide is low. Maybe, they can replace the water bottle in room would be better. Will come back for sure next time.

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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

It was an awesome holiday for me and my husband this trip. He was travelling with his diving buddies and "INVITED"me to come along.The island is so breathtaking and I had the surprise when I see the arrangement in the room,there were towel folded Swans with real flowers on it. I had always wanted that on our honeymoon suite 20...

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Seremban, Malaysia
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Travel here with a group of 17 with my wife for diving and relaxation. Rooms were comfortable, nice and very cosy. Staff went out of their way to make us feel happy and satisfied every chance they get. They are very smiley and friendly, from reception, restaurant, cleaners and divers. Would definitely return and its a place others should visit...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

This is not a three star resort but it is in a 5 star location. If it was run competently it could be one of the worlds great places. Sadly it is not and it instead is a bit seedy, smelly, and unprofessional. The armed militia roaming the island to protect it from Filipino bandits doesn't help the mood. The...

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The location is great, theres so much coral and fish right on your doorstop. We saw loads of parrot, clown fish, turtles and even a lion fish just off the beach. The diving is great, i hadnt dived it ages so did a refresher course follwed by the dive trip to sipidan, well worth it. Even if you just snorkle...

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1Thank Snow1985
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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Linkoping, Sweden
Reviewed 16 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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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: €454 - €486 (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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