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Pulau Mataking Reef Dive Resort

4.0 of 5 Resort   |   TB212, Jalan Bunga Fajar Complex, Pulau Sipadan 91000, Malaysia
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Pulau Mataking Reef Dive Resort
Ranked #4 of 6 hotels in Pulau Sipadan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Klang, Malaysia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We like the resort as soon as we stepped foot on it .When we were going to check into our chalet,my husband commented that the stout European driving the buggy must be the General Manager.I retorted that a GM would not do this kind of menial job but it turned out that he was right!So we had the privilege of... More

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PatrGG, General Manager at Pulau Mataking Reef Dive Resort, responded to this review

Dear Tanwoonwoon, Thank you very much for your nice review and comments. This made our day in this not so joyful period for Malaysia and the region. Cleaning our beaches is a daily job for our landscape department, as unfortunately a large number of rubbish is sometimes brought by currents from the dirty mainland. I am delighted that you enjoyed... More

New York City, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We absolutely loved our stay at Mataking Reef Dive Resort! The staff from the the dive teams, servers, and the hotel manager was very friendly and welcoming. The diving was amazing and all you'd hope for in the area! Our first night on the island, we got to release baby sea turtles with the in-house marine biologist! In addition to... More

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PatrGG, General Manager at Pulau Mataking Reef Dive Resort, responded to this review

Dear HStevens1970, Thank you for taking the time to review our resort after your stay and for your nice comments about our staff. We are delighted that you loved our resort, the diving here and managed to visit the Spa for a nice and relaxing treatment. Our Jamu Spa offer a wide variety of both indoor and outdoor massages and... More

Wyee, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We actually stayed for our honeymoon in Febuary 2009 - I promised the owner that I would write a 5 star review because of how much we loved the place but I never got around to it... until 5 years later! Still remember it so clearly... Amazing location and some unforgettable diving. I did so much research at the time... More

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PatrGG, General Manager at Pulau Mataking Reef Dive Resort, responded to this review

Dear MattPotts, Thank you for your nice review of our resort. Since your last visit in 2009 we have made a lot of improvements around the resort and just recently opened a new room category: 8 brand new Beach Chalets for a quiet and comfortable stay on the east side of the island. We are looking forward to welcoming you... More

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We returned for our sixth visit and once again it was perfect. Great for diving all around the Island and of course the dive sites at Sipadan itself. One of the best dive areas in the world. Diving off the beach at Mataking is wonderful and it is good to see the conservation scheme still in progress. All staff as... More

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PatrGG, General Manager at Pulau Mataking Reef Dive Resort, responded to this review

Dear Joyce, Thank you for taking the time to review Mataking, for your nice comments and for being such loyal guests to Mataking. You are now already part of the Mataking family, and we are looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Best regards, The Management Team More

Colombo
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We chose Mataking as our second choice since our first choice was full and closer to sipadan but it turned out to be the best decision we made. On arrival the people were friendly, efficient and kind. The accommodation was comfortable and as per the website.food was plentiful but suggest you eat early as the minute meals are ready, they... More

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PatrGG, General Manager at Pulau Mataking Reef Dive Resort, responded to this review

Dear EnokadeZoysa, Thank you for taking the time to post a nice review of our Resort, We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Mataking and managed to explore the fantastic underwater world around our beautiful island. I will convey your nice comments also to the respected staff and thank you in their name for your comments. We are... More

HK
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

went to Mataking for our honeymoon. We chose here simply because we wanted to take underwater video and a Sipadan trip as our memorable honeymoon which Mataking can offer us both. In general, the island and resort are quite good but the sales experience was just the worst. Sales: its our honeymoon so I sent enquiry quite early to book... More

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PatrGG, General Manager at Pulau Mataking Reef Dive Resort, responded to this review

Dear pplovediving, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your recent stay with us. We regret that your stay was not up to your expectations and we appreciate your sincere feedbacks on some areas. Please allow us to comment on some of your points: - Regarding your experience with our sales office: your first contact with... More

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

As an avid diver traveler I would rate Mataking as a top rate dive destination. Transfers handled efficiently, accommodation and food are good, staff is friendly but their MAJOR plus points are the excellent divesites around Mataking (Sipadan can also be part of your dive itinerary) and their hospitable and experienced dive guides and crew, easily the best in the... More

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PatrGG, General Manager at Pulau Mataking Reef Dive Resort, responded to this review

Dear JennThompson2811, Thank you for returning at Mataking and for taking the time of posting such a nice review for our resort. We are delighted that you enjoyed again your stay with us and the wonderful dive sites nearby. I will convey your nice comments to our dive crew too. We are certainly looking forward to welcoming you again soon... More

Sion, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Best place I have stayed! Food is delicious, friendly staff, located on a reef. From the pontoon you can see the coral and colorful fishes through the crystal clay water and that even from your bungalow. Dives were great, fauna and equipment, just perfect. Now, if you are not a diver this is not the right place for you! Nothing... More

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PatrGG, General Manager at Pulau Mataking Reef Dive Resort, responded to this review

Dear Swissitude2014, Thank you very much for your nice review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and are looking forward to welcoming you again soon. We have plenty of activities for non divers here also: snorkeling, trekking, fishing, relaxing and of course the Jamu Spa. Best regards, The Management Team More

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We travelled here in September and stayed 6 nights, everything went smoothly from airport transfer to Island. We were greeted by musicians and a nice cold drink, the paperwork formalities were soon completed and we were shown to our room. The room was behind the dive centre and the room was very spacious, we had a double bed, large wardrobe,... More

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PatrGG, General Manager at Pulau Mataking Reef Dive Resort, responded to this review

Dear DCsupascuba, Thank you very much for your review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and are looking forward to welcoming you again soon. We also noted your nice comment about the diving team and your constructive comments. Best regards, The Management Team More

Bangkok, Thailand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Went there last September with Thai Scuba diving group. we stayed in deluxe room which is quite big ,clean bathroom but however most of the day we spent it outsite by the sea or in the sea. Nice hospitality from resort staffs especially from super active dive centre. House reef here so beautiful. And Don't forget to meet with Charlie... More

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PatrGG, General Manager at Pulau Mataking Reef Dive Resort, responded to this review

Dear Khunpoa, Thank you very much for your nice review of our resort. We are delighted that you enjoy your diving vacation with us. I will convey your gratitude to our dive center staff, and we will definitely greet Charlie, our resident barracuda, on your behalf, next time we will dive our beautiful house reef. Best regards from beautiful Mataking,... More

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Additional Information about Pulau Mataking Reef Dive Resort

Address: TB212, Jalan Bunga Fajar Complex, Pulau Sipadan 91000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Semporna District > Pulau Sipadan
Hotel Class:4 star — Pulau Mataking Reef Dive Resort 4*
Also Known As:
Pulau Mataking Reef Dive Hotel Pulau Sipadan

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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 sea food or relish the weekend barbecued favorites at our sea facing restaurant. ... more   less 
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