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    The Reef Dive Resort

    Mataking 91000, Malaysia
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    Apr 9 Apr 10
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Traveller (940)
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    Free Wifi
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    All reviews mataking island marine life house reef small island great diving speed boat lion fish the reefs crystal clear water per day outdoor jacuzzi internet connection chinese food sipadan turtles semporna villa sandbar jetty snorkelers
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    I dived at the house reef last year when I was staying at nearby Pom Pom island, and Mataking looked grand, so I decided to try it out. Check in was a little confusing when we arrived at lunch time, proceeded to eat, went to...More

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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    My wife and I had our wonderful stay for 2 nights there. Beautiful landscapes everywhere. We stayed in the Villa, which is a few steps away from the beach. The villa had a nice backyard jacuzzi, for you to relax in its warm water. The...More

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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Not exactly what we thought we were getting into... We expected a luxury resort and fine accommodations. The Reef Dive Resort is not exactly that... and after being there, I do appreciate it for what it is - it is on a sand bar, after...More

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    Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

    isolated, peaceful, a true paradise with stunning views over and under the water, this is exactly that kind of place where you can leave behind the daily mess to relax and enjoy yourself, especially when the Internet connection is limited to the minimum level XD,...More

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    Reviewed 26 January 2017

    We were staying on Mataking for 7 nights. We really loved the island, the beach is beautiful, snorcheling as well but hotel was different to what we expected. We were a group of 2 families and each got different rooms, even when we payed the...More

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    • Breakfast included
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    DulcieMillward
    Hi! Can I ask if this resort includes food? I am looking at a package of 3 days and 2 nights, however, if you have to buy food on top then it may be quite an expensive day! Can anyone tell me what kind of food is served (I don't eat fish!) Thank you!
    19 January 2017|
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    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
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    Sid_June11
    Hi, we are planning to visit from 23-27 March 2016 - 1 adults and 1 8 year old boy Is this accessible by road from the airport? How far is it? 2. How far is this from the Sepilok Orangutan resort and the cost / mode of travel to these places? 3. Are there lots of kids activities / things to do? 4. Room options? Many thanks Siddhant
    9 February 2016|
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    Response from Francesco P | Reviewed this property |
    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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    Sarah R
    Beach Chalet Vs Beach Villa ? - anyone has any input, which is a better option for my parents. I and my siblings will be staying at the garden deluxe but we want to make the villa / beach chalet as our main family chill out place during the day. (chit chat, gather, etc) - On the other hand, the jacuzzi of villa is located at the back so, can't use it while looking at the ocean. And the jacuzzi in the beach chalet looks cleaner in the picture compared to the villa. - but beach chalet does not have a dining table where we can play cards etc to hangout like beach villa. - villa is nearer to the jungle so i am afraid they might have more mosquitoes. - which is better to snorkel.. beach chalet (east beach) or villa (west beach). WOuld appreciate the help as which is a better choice. As I read in the room tips that beach chalet is most value and better location than villa. (But why is it villa is more expensive?)
    2 November 2015|
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    Response from MatakingIsland | Property representative |
    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... More
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    Room Tips
    "Ask for renovated rooms. Garden View Nos 1 - 8 are closest to the dive center."
    Seow Loong F, 7 days agoRead review
    "Villas are facing west and is near to reception, restaurant, jetty and dive centre"
    Muhd A, 15 days agoRead review
    "Ask for renovated room"
    Timkama, 2 months agoRead review
    "If you tend to dive at a minimum of 3 dives/ day, the Deluxe Garden View Room is just right behind the Dive..."
    Berry_Ranger, 4 months agoRead review
    "King Chalet in front rows are good."
    KarenHappuch, 6 months agoRead review
    "KC1-KC8 is the best"
    toppanda1986, 6 months agoRead review
    "do not choose the villa; go for the beach chalet!"
    SnapperV, 8 months agoRead review
    "Garden rooms are in the middle of the island and are a lot cheaper, but no sea view."
    Shkott, over a year agoRead review
    "For romantic or honeymooning couples, choose the chalets or villa."
    petersjsim, over a year agoRead review
    "Beach Chalet - more expensive but recently built"
    Daniel K, over a year agoRead review
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