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The Reef Dive Resort

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Mataking 91000, Malaysia
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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 seafood or relish the weekend barbecued favorites at our sea facing restaurant.
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We stayed 12 days  at the Mataking Reef Resort on Mataking Island in March. The staff is absolutely outstanding and caring. If something wrong, they react immediately. The beach is white sand, very clean. Nice housereef for snorkeling. Guests are 90% Chinese but the resort is
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5 days 4 nights spent in Mataking Island in a group of 7. This was a planned Sipadan dive trip and we chose Mataking as we have experienced staying in Mabul twice with SWV and the less friendly dive center at Borneo Divers. All I can say is that the service, from our stay to
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The reef dive resort is second to none! We spent 5 days and 4 nights here. Everything is perfect! The team is super nice and we really had great fun! A big thanks to the dive center and the team: Tom, Jack, Andelson, Mel, Hardy, André. The trip to Sipadan is fantastic! We will
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Mataking trip advisor After a week’s adventure travel in Sabah, our stay at Mataking Island was extremely welcome! We spent a very relaxing few days in the resort which is run by extremely attentive, warm and professional staff. The food was delicious and the accommodation and
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My husband and I went to Mataking island for 3 nights and 4 days in mid Sep 2018, we chose the least expensive category of room, but it did not disappoint us at all. All staff are all very friendly and polite.The room was tidy, clean and also spacious. The only thing that we
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The trip was bumpy on the way there and you will be accompanied by soldiers for protection as they had some issues a couple of years ago. We got three dives in easily and it was well worth it. Sipidan has a beach and you will have lunch there before your final dive. It is absolutely worth every second of the trip there and back!!!
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what brand of sim card works at mataking? looking to buy in KL.
I only used the Wi-Fi that was provided at the resort. Be warned though, it's slow.
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if you have any food restriction, you may inform this upon reservation then make clear with the restaurant staff again on arrival. the chef can prepare one special dish for you then have a look what you could have from the buffet line. i would suggest double checking on your every meal and if you find anything suspicious you can ask for something else. I was there on a gluten-free restriction, I survived, and had fun to the max :)
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You need to take a boat from Semporna for about 45 minutes. From Sepilok is quite far. Please be aware that most of the guests are Chinese and therefore food is mainly chinese.
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Warmest Greetings from The Reef Dive Resort, Mataking Island! Dear rufusqueen, Good day! We would recommend Villa the better alternative for you and your family to gather along for leisure, and spending quality time together. The better location to snorkel is at the West beach, sea in East side is much more warmer, shallower but slightly hard to see school of fishes. Supposedly Villa is the luxurious room type among of other room types, however since last year, we have built the newest chalet (beach chalet) and also Semi-Detached Beach Chalet. Thus, we have decided to put these two room types of Beach Chalet and Villa to the same rates starting from 1st April 2015 till now. Unlike Semi-Detached Beach Chalet will be slightly cheaper followed by King Chalet and to the standard room known as Garden View Deluxe. In any case, it is all about your preferences and choice though, in order to keep in touch with us, send us an inquiry email for more info on the updated rates and comprehensive files. Thank you very much for your attention. Have a pleasant day ahead. Kind Regards, Resort Management Officer
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"Go for Villa if you have the luxury or any ocean facing rooms"
"The least expensive rooms in this resort are not going to disappoint you. However, it is not sound proof."
"viila is big. quiet"
"Beach Chalets were the best, however do not go here - not worth it"
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$1,014 - $1,099 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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