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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,...More
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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...More
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,...More
My stay at Mataking Island with my family was resumed at this simple but mean full sentence - we arrived as a guest and leave as a friend.
When I was there, I remembered of all the bad reviews I’ve read and try to understand...More
Stunningly beautiful on land, underwater and inbetween.
Do not confuse this resort with a typical 5 star chain resort.
It is a home made resort and with it comes quirks-some good, some bad, but under-laying everything is a local staff doing their best to keep...More
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 …Moreisland 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. Less
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Response from ChrisKurtGabel | Reviewed this property |
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... More
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!!!
Response from Berry_Ranger | Reviewed this property |
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... More
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 :)