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Pulau Mataking Reef Dive Resort

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4.0 of 5 Resort   |   TB212, Jalan Bunga, Fajar Complex, Pulau Sipadan 91000, Malaysia
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Pulau Mataking Reef Dive Resort
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Pulau Sipadan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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56 reviews 56 reviews
51 hotel reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed here in September at the end of our Borneo trip. I didn't quite know what to expect - but wow - what a view and experience on arrival. We upgraded and had one of the new beach chalets which was just amazing. Pure luxury. We were situated the furthest point from the main part of the complex which... More 

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MatakingIsland, Sales Office Team at Pulau Mataking Reef Dive Resort, responded to this review

Dear Paul, Warmest Greetings from The Reef Dive Resort Mataking Island, Sabah. Highly appreciate your comments and review for us to improve to be better serve. We are very much delighted that you have enjoyed your stay at our resort. Here's wishing you all the best in everything and have a great year ahead. We hope to see you again... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was an enjoyable trip in Reef Dive Resort. Me and friend plan to come to Sabah after all the incident happened. As I think this is a good timing for us, strong security and curfew around Semporna. There is a lot of Island nearby Semporna, we can't choose one in the beginning. Then, one thing come to my eyes... More 

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MatakingIsland, Sales Office Team at Pulau Mataking Reef Dive Resort, responded to this review

Dear Vivian1106, Warmest Greetings from The Reef Dive Resort Mataking Island, Sabah. Highly appreciate your comments and review for us. We are very much delighted that you have enjoyed your stay at our resort. We hope to see you in your next visit to our remarkable island in near future. Thank you very much and great year ahead. Warm Regards,... More 

Barcelona, Spain
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

It was a nice stay in Reefe Dive Resort. Nice staff always concern about our needs! Also great variety of activities; kayak, diving, snorkel and swim in amazing beaches. Also we love baby turtles in the Turtles Hatchery. Great restaurant and bar. I will repeat for sure!!

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MatakingIsland, Sales Office Team at Pulau Mataking Reef Dive Resort, responded to this review

Dear PabloVS1979, Highly grateful for your review and comments. We are delighted that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Shall definitely looking forward to your next visit real soon. Take good care and have a great year ahead. Warm Regards, Sales Office (The Management Team) More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I stayed at Mataking for about a week and had a fantastic time there. Living in Shanghai can drive you a bit nuts sometimes and being in the exact opposite environment was quite literally a breath of fresh air: fresh air, nature, good service and people who care. As a Shanghai dweller and part time dive instructor I'm not just... More 

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MatakingIsland, Sales Office Team at Pulau Mataking Reef Dive Resort, responded to this review

Warmest Greetings from The Reef Dive Resort, Sabah. Dear Oki, Highly appreciate your comments and review to us. Hope you have enjoyed to the fullest during your seven nights stay at our resort. Here's wishing you great joy ahead and take good care. See you in your next visit to our remarkable island soon. Thank you very much. Warm Regards,... More 

Zhongshan, China
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

As first time travelers to Malaysia, Sabah. We had no expectations and wanted the resort to tell me what there was through the experience of being there. Therefore what I written is based on what we experienced in our time there. Me and my boyfriend really enjoyed the staying with you. The staff is so friendly and buffet is huge... More 

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MatakingIsland, Sales Office Team at Pulau Mataking Reef Dive Resort, responded to this review

Warmest Greetings from The Reef Dive Resort. Dear Loveholiday89, So grateful that you have enjoyed every bit of it throughout your stay. Very much valued on every comments and review to us. That's true, many of our guests love to have along for our BBQ Saturday night. Thanks so much for commenting on our new constructed beach chalets. Hopefully we... More 

Johor Bahru District, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Me and my family visited Mataking Island for a short day trip last September. The very first time bringing my parents out for a sun and beach holiday which turned out to be incredibly fun! We really love the environment as it suits both youngsters and elderly. We spent most of our time in between the two islands (Mataking Besar... More 

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MatakingIsland, Sales Office Department at Pulau Mataking Reef Dive Resort, responded to this review

Sunny Greetings from The Reef Dive Resort Mataking Island. Dearest kiddo1988, We are very delighted that you and your family have enjoyed every bit of it at our resort even just for a day trip. Perhaps a longer stay will really brings a lot more good stuff to you and best things about our resort. Highly appreciate your great comments... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

During a planned 2 week trip to Borneo, my friend and I unfortunately got food poisoning whilst staying in the jungle. During this unlucky incidence we decided to book some rest and recuperation for the end of our trip and splashed out on 2 nights at Mataking Island Resort. Much to our surprise and horror, I became very ill with... More 

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MatakingIsland, Owner at Pulau Mataking Reef Dive Resort, responded to this review

Greetings to you from Borneo. We are sorry your hear about your unsatisfactory experience at our resort which is the result of being food poisoned at the jungle before you arrive at our resort. As we have informed you during your stay, we do not have any doctors staying at the island and therefore we would need to send all... More 

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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This is an all-inclusive resort including as much diving as you can fit into the day. Three dives are normal but four is easily feasible which is a 5.00pm dive on the house reef and must be done at least in pairs. However on the boat trip back to the mainland one of the Reef Resort staff broke the pull-along... More 

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MatakingIsland, Sales Office Team at Pulau Mataking Reef Dive Resort, responded to this review

Sunny Greetings from The Reef Dive Resort Mataking Island, Sabah. We are deeply sorry for the inconvenience caused and that's a shame to us. As we have not received any email send from your end, please kindly forward your mail again to our address . We promise to make it up for you as compensation. Please accept our sincere apologies.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I chose Mataking Reef Dive Resort because it was the only operator that would allow me a dive permit to Sipadan for a 4 nights/ 3 days stay. All the other dive resorts in the area that I contacted did not have a permit for me or required a minimum of a five day stay, for which I didn't have... More 

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MatakingIsland, Sales Office Team at Pulau Mataking Reef Dive Resort, responded to this review

Sunny Greetings from The Reef Dive Resort Mataking Island. We are very blissful that you have enjoyed at our resort. Definitely it is easy to secure a Sipadan permit for a stay at least 3 days and 2 nights in our resort. However due to the security reason, we could not let any of our guests head to Sipadan. Sorry... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This is one of our stays that caught us pleasantly surprised hence this review. My wife and I started diving recently and then we decided to visit Sipadan region and chose Mataking as we figured it was a good balance between leisure and a bit to diving. And we were glad that it was a good decission. We often go... More 

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MatakingIsland, Sales Office Team at Pulau Mataking Reef Dive Resort, responded to this review

Warmest Greetings from The Reef Dive Resort Mataking Island. We are very delighted that you have enjoyed every single moment at our resort. Kicking it with a big yes for Sipadan, it is a must to go dive sites for guests/divers who are travelling to Celebes Sea, Borneo. We shall let Charlotte, Hardy, Susanna, and Telly as well our staffs... 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*
Number of rooms: 49
Also Known As:
Pulau Mataking Reef Dive Hotel Pulau Sipadan

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