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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

They weren't lying when they described it as paradise. The little cluster of islands just off Semporna jetty really are a must if you are visiting the Sabah region in Malaysia. We had the pleasure of staying on Mataking Island. The crew picked us up from our hotel and transferred us by ferry (1 hour) to the island. We were...

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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 17 November 2016

It was a private island, away from all chaos and noise. The sunset was stunning. Staffs here loved and were happy with their job, and we received a happy service. The resort served buffet, and I was there on a gluten free restriction (celiac). I contacted with the resort salesperson (Eve) to make sure restaurant staffs were aware about the...

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1Thank Berry_Ranger
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We had a lot fun here .the view sights is perfect !!! We'll come again soon 风景优美 气候宜人 是你休闲度假的最佳选择。水质清澈 非常适合深潜和浮潜!!设施完备 房间宽敞明亮舒适,海上餐厅别具一格 令人心旷神怡 ,岛上工作人员人情好客 无论走到哪里 都会有一张真挚的笑脸出现在你面前,让你心情大好。总会有一种宾至如归的感觉!

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Reviewed 29 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 18 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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2Thank TaniaPillion
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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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: $590 - $740 (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 rooms. Garden View Nos 1 - 8 are closest to the dive center.”
 of 5 bubbles seowloongf, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Villas are facing west and is near to reception, restaurant, jetty and dive centre”
 of 5 bubbles 784muhda, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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
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