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The Reef Dive Resort

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TB212, Jalan Bunga, Fajar Complex, Pulau Sipadan 91000, Malaysia
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Linkoping, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

The Reef Dive Resort is located on secluded Mataking island, north east of Sipadan. The island and its surroundings are picturesque, we did not believe any place could be this beautiful. The water is crystal clear turquoise with literally tens of thousands of fish and other sea life right below the surface, all the way to the shore of the... More 

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Penang, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Mataking island is such a gorgeous place, my 1st time experience snorkeling when i was there for Shooting movie 'Airmata Ibu@ Tears of moms' with Malaysia supermodel,Amber chia!it was a great moment i stayed almost 7 days...good staff,god management!great!!!..i will come here for honeymoon!

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

Mataking island is really amazing. I stayed in Mataking for 6 night, one wonderful stay in Malaysia. The view is very..very beautiful here. This island is very exclusive, and very suitable for couples and lovers. The staff are all very warm-hearted and friendly. My wife and I would come again. For scuba divers, this is also one paradise for them.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful and well maintained secluded island. Be prepared for a 45 minute high speed boat trip after a good hour on a bus, but transfer was seemless after arrival on Tawau airport. Pictures on website of the accomodations speak for themselves and are perfectly in line with what I saw. Diving team is enthousiastic and try to take great care... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

A very beautiful island, people linger, do not want to leave. In the sea, I saw a lot of fish and Coral Sea turtles! If possible, I hope to be able to live here! Maybe in a few years, we will be friends and come here on vacation!

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1 Thank Fanxd
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

Let people linger charming island, tall wooden house facing the sea, is a relaxed leisure good place for a holiday。Snorkeling, sea fishing, watch the fish, turtles, beach chairs watch the sunset on the beach。All this inactivity is followed by the desire to watch the sunset.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

My wife and I visited Mataking as part of a larger trip to Borneo and stayed here for the last 4 nights of our trip. We wanted to relax and do some diving. Matching was perfect for our needs. We are divers and this was one of the attractions to Mataking, the trip we did to Sipadan was one of... More 

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Tawau, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

A beautiful island resort with picturesque scenery, good facilities, and excellent services. I took so many pictures that need to recharge in the afternoon. Snorkeling is one of the best that I came across!

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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: TB212, Jalan Bunga, Fajar Complex, Pulau Sipadan 91000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Semporna District > Pulau Sipadan
Price Range: $488 - $523 (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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Pulau Mataking Reef Dive Hotel Pulau Sipadan
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