The Reef Dive Resort, Semporna
The Reef Dive Resort, Semporna
The Reef Dive Resort, Semporna
The Reef Dive Resort, Semporna
The Reef Dive Resort, Semporna
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The Reef Dive Resort

Semporna

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Jez5150
05 Mar 2020
We spent a wonderful eight days and seven nights on Mataking Island, a truly wonderful experience with our children aged 6 & 9. With the outbreak of Covid-19, there only a handful of guest on the island We received a warm welcome from Mr. Lee and the staff and after seeing a few rooms/chalets, we chose a Beach Chalet. They run an impressive operation with many staff and considering the isolated location, they are well organized and self-sufficient. On top of that, they have an eco-friendly philosophy with a sustainable approach to the accommodation and hospitality The island is simply stunning and we explored every corner of the resort and Mataking Kecil At low tide, there are endless stretches of white sand and every shade of blue you could imagine In total, we had about fifteen meals in the restaurant and were always happy with the food. The restaurant staff were super friendly, can't remember all their names but Ibba (Captain) always had a smile on his face and was super attentive Local diving around Mataking & Timba Timba is very good. Tons of marine life, loads of turtles and healthy coral. The dive center is a tidy operation and special mention goes to Melino, Hardy and Andries that made every dive enjoyable. Sipadan is not to be missed, so many fish and so much to see! Now that the island is virtually empty, this is the time to go. We had a wonderful time and a combination of Mataking and the rainforest on the mainland are the recipe for an unforgettable holiday
NazmySalamat
16 Mar 2020
Came back to this place after the last trip made in 2019. 5 days 4 nights spent in Mataking Island in a group of 5, with 2 planned Sipadan trip (despite the distance from Mataking Island). All I can say is that the service, from our stay to hospitality to diving met all of our expectations, similar to our previous trip if not better. We arrived and were chauffeured by the chartered bus to Semporna terminal before boarding our boat to Mataking. Arrived on the island and was offered welcoming drinks and were served our buffet lunch at the wonderful restaurant. A good hour or so relaxing by the beach before registering ourselves at the reception for our room key and preparing for our check dive and begin our wonderful stay at Mataking. F&B Good selection of food for breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner despite it being a low season due to the Coronavirus outbreak globally. We were not disappointed at all as we were served with good quality choices, Malaysian style and some continental choices. We even had outdoor BBQ on Saturday night. Lodging Our dive package got us Garden View 15 and 16 which is situated in the middle of the resort. These rooms have been fully renovated giving a modern and fresh look to it. The rooms had three separate beds which fit us perfectly. There's a closet, satellite TV, warm showers, coffee & tea, amenities, refrigerator and a nice balcony outside. Room is air-conditioned but you can use the fan if you do not prefer the cold air. Comfortable stay and we slept very well throughout our trip. Dive As expected, the Dive Centre experience was first class for us. Tom, our assigned Divemaster took really good care of us from preparation, briefing, setting up equipment, fulfilling our schedule requests, taking care of our safety and making sure we make the most out of our every dive. Tom is, by far the best Divemaster you can dive with in Mataking. If you want an enjoyable, safe and memorable dive, Tom is your guy. We had most fun diving in Mataking and Sipadan and we managed to explore and experience the most out of Sipadan during this trip. Hospitality 5 star hospitality from all of the staffs. From reception, to room service, restaurant to our Dive Master, Tom. Staffs came and sang song for us when we arrive on the first night, creating a brilliant holiday experience for us. They were very attentive to our every needs and making sure we had the most fun during our stay. It is indeed a privilege to receive such welcoming gestures and hospitality again from the team.
NazmySalamat
17 Aug 2020 - Friends getaway
Third time in two years. Says a lot how much we love the hospitality and the diving experience here. 5 days 4 nights spent in Mataking Island in a group of 7, with 1 planned Sipadan trip.Things were a bit different this time since it's during the COVID-19 pandemic and the management has decided to minimize on staffs available on the island. F&B Still a decent selection of food for breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner due to the Coronavirus outbreak globally. We were disappointed as there were no outdoor BBQ on the weekends and one of the buffet meal were substituted with an a la carte choice instead. Decent quality choices, Malaysian style and some continental choices for buffet but portion size has been reduced significantly as there's not many guests around. Lodging Our dive package got us Garden View 14, 15 and 16 which is situated in the middle of the resort. These rooms have been fully renovated giving a modern and fresh look to it. The rooms had three separate beds which fit us perfectly. There's a closet, satellite TV, warm showers, coffee & tea, amenities, refrigerator and a nice balcony outside. Room is air-conditioned but you can use the fan if you do not prefer the cold air. Comfortable stay and we slept very well throughout our trip. We're expecting for an upgrade to Beach Chalet the next time around. Let's see if management can accommodate this request for our fourth time diving with Mataking. Dive As expected, the Dive Centre experience was first class for us. Tom, our assigned Divemaster took really good care of us from preparation, briefing, setting up equipment, fulfilling our schedule requests, taking care of our safety and making sure we make the most out of our every dive. Tom is, by far the best Divemaster you can dive with in Mataking. If you want an enjoyable, safe and memorable dive, Tom is your guy. We had most fun diving in Mataking and Sipadan and we managed to explore and experience the most out of Sipadan during this trip. One of the days we get to dive with Hardy, which has more than 15 years of experience diving in Mataking, if you're looking for macro and rare underwater life, he's the master in scouring the deep sea for an insight into these small creatures' life. Hospitality 5 star hospitality from all of the staffs. From reception, to room service, restaurant to our Dive Master, Tom. Staffs came and sang song for us when we arrive on the first night, creating a brilliant holiday experience for us. They were very attentive to our every needs and making sure we had the most fun during our stay. Special mention to our divemaster Tom and instructor Hardy, Neneng for the Sipadan trip, Rapi and Bakris for making sure our meals are taken care and attending to all of our requests. It is indeed a privilege to receive such welcoming gestures and hospitality again from the team.
Klaas S
12 Dec 2019 - Business
With a WWF delegation we visited the turtle hatchery, run by the resort, the excellent coral and reeffish location for snorkellling and enjoyed a great lunch at the resort. Though we did not stay overnight I can imagine that this place is a paradise experience and well suitable for a romantic honeymoon, if your wallet can afford it...
karim541
21 Dec 2019
Mataking island is magical. The beach is white is snow, clean and not busy. The rooms are spacious, tidy and comfortable. Tasty food in the restaurant. The diving, with Sipadan included is very nice. December may not be the best time of year to go diving, but it was fine anyways. A special thanks to the amazing guys and Aimee in the diving crew, who made every single dive a unique experience. Can’t wait to come back. Thanks again ❤️
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TB 212, Jalan Bunga, Fajar Complex, Mataking Island, Sabah, MY
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What is the address of The Reef Dive Resort?
The Reef Dive Resort is located at TB 212, Jalan Bunga, Fajar Complex, Mataking Island, Sabah, MY
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The standard check-in time at The Reef Dive Resort is starting from 14:00 and the latest check-out time is at 11:00
What are the facilities available in The Reef Dive Resort?
Facilities available in the hotel are (some may require extra charges):
  • Wifi
  • Restaurant
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Spa
  • Airport Transfer
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Wifi
Restaurant
24-Hour Front Desk
Spa
Airport Transfer
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Spa treatment room(s)
Barbecue grill(s)
Picnic area
Garden
Billiards or pool table
On private beach
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Designated smoking areas
Restaurant
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Safe-deposit box at front desk
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Luggage storage
Wedding services
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Cleanliness
4.0
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4.0
Location
4.5
Service
4.0
Value
3.5
Couples
222
Family
96
Solo travel
12
Friends getaway
83
Business
2
Jez5150
05 Mar 2020 -
We spent a wonderful eight days and seven nights on Mataking Island, a truly wonderful experience with our children aged 6 & 9. With the outbreak of Covid-19, there only a handful of guest on the island We received a warm welcome from Mr. Lee and the staff and after seeing a few rooms/chalets, we chose a Beach Chalet. They run an impressive operation with many staff and considering the isolated location, they are well organized and self-sufficient. On top of that, they have an eco-friendly philosophy with a sustainable approach to the accommodation and hospitality The island is simply stunning and we explored every corner of the resort and Mataking Kecil At low tide, there are endless stretches of white sand and every shade of blue you could imagine In total, we had about fifteen meals in the restaurant and were always happy with the food. The restaurant staff were super friendly, can't remember all their names but Ibba (Captain) always had a smile on his face and was super attentive Local diving around Mataking & Timba Timba is very good. Tons of marine life, loads of turtles and healthy coral. The dive center is a tidy operation and special mention goes to Melino, Hardy and Andries that made every dive enjoyable. Sipadan is not to be missed, so many fish and so much to see! Now that the island is virtually empty, this is the time to go. We had a wonderful time and a combination of Mataking and the rainforest on the mainland are the recipe for an unforgettable holiday
NazmySalamat
16 Mar 2020 -
Came back to this place after the last trip made in 2019. 5 days 4 nights spent in Mataking Island in a group of 5, with 2 planned Sipadan trip (despite the distance from Mataking Island). All I can say is that the service, from our stay to hospitality to diving met all of our expectations, similar to our previous trip if not better. We arrived and were chauffeured by the chartered bus to Semporna terminal before boarding our boat to Mataking. Arrived on the island and was offered welcoming drinks and were served our buffet lunch at the wonderful restaurant. A good hour or so relaxing by the beach before registering ourselves at the reception for our room key and preparing for our check dive and begin our wonderful stay at Mataking. F&B Good selection of food for breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner despite it being a low season due to the Coronavirus outbreak globally. We were not disappointed at all as we were served with good quality choices, Malaysian style and some continental choices. We even had outdoor BBQ on Saturday night. Lodging Our dive package got us Garden View 15 and 16 which is situated in the middle of the resort. These rooms have been fully renovated giving a modern and fresh look to it. The rooms had three separate beds which fit us perfectly. There's a closet, satellite TV, warm showers, coffee & tea, amenities, refrigerator and a nice balcony outside. Room is air-conditioned but you can use the fan if you do not prefer the cold air. Comfortable stay and we slept very well throughout our trip. Dive As expected, the Dive Centre experience was first class for us. Tom, our assigned Divemaster took really good care of us from preparation, briefing, setting up equipment, fulfilling our schedule requests, taking care of our safety and making sure we make the most out of our every dive. Tom is, by far the best Divemaster you can dive with in Mataking. If you want an enjoyable, safe and memorable dive, Tom is your guy. We had most fun diving in Mataking and Sipadan and we managed to explore and experience the most out of Sipadan during this trip. Hospitality 5 star hospitality from all of the staffs. From reception, to room service, restaurant to our Dive Master, Tom. Staffs came and sang song for us when we arrive on the first night, creating a brilliant holiday experience for us. They were very attentive to our every needs and making sure we had the most fun during our stay. It is indeed a privilege to receive such welcoming gestures and hospitality again from the team.
NazmySalamat
17 Aug 2020 - Friends getaway
Third time in two years. Says a lot how much we love the hospitality and the diving experience here. 5 days 4 nights spent in Mataking Island in a group of 7, with 1 planned Sipadan trip.Things were a bit different this time since it's during the COVID-19 pandemic and the management has decided to minimize on staffs available on the island. F&B Still a decent selection of food for breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner due to the Coronavirus outbreak globally. We were disappointed as there were no outdoor BBQ on the weekends and one of the buffet meal were substituted with an a la carte choice instead. Decent quality choices, Malaysian style and some continental choices for buffet but portion size has been reduced significantly as there's not many guests around. Lodging Our dive package got us Garden View 14, 15 and 16 which is situated in the middle of the resort. These rooms have been fully renovated giving a modern and fresh look to it. The rooms had three separate beds which fit us perfectly. There's a closet, satellite TV, warm showers, coffee & tea, amenities, refrigerator and a nice balcony outside. Room is air-conditioned but you can use the fan if you do not prefer the cold air. Comfortable stay and we slept very well throughout our trip. We're expecting for an upgrade to Beach Chalet the next time around. Let's see if management can accommodate this request for our fourth time diving with Mataking. Dive As expected, the Dive Centre experience was first class for us. Tom, our assigned Divemaster took really good care of us from preparation, briefing, setting up equipment, fulfilling our schedule requests, taking care of our safety and making sure we make the most out of our every dive. Tom is, by far the best Divemaster you can dive with in Mataking. If you want an enjoyable, safe and memorable dive, Tom is your guy. We had most fun diving in Mataking and Sipadan and we managed to explore and experience the most out of Sipadan during this trip. One of the days we get to dive with Hardy, which has more than 15 years of experience diving in Mataking, if you're looking for macro and rare underwater life, he's the master in scouring the deep sea for an insight into these small creatures' life. Hospitality 5 star hospitality from all of the staffs. From reception, to room service, restaurant to our Dive Master, Tom. Staffs came and sang song for us when we arrive on the first night, creating a brilliant holiday experience for us. They were very attentive to our every needs and making sure we had the most fun during our stay. Special mention to our divemaster Tom and instructor Hardy, Neneng for the Sipadan trip, Rapi and Bakris for making sure our meals are taken care and attending to all of our requests. It is indeed a privilege to receive such welcoming gestures and hospitality again from the team.
Klaas S
12 Dec 2019 - Business
With a WWF delegation we visited the turtle hatchery, run by the resort, the excellent coral and reeffish location for snorkellling and enjoyed a great lunch at the resort. Though we did not stay overnight I can imagine that this place is a paradise experience and well suitable for a romantic honeymoon, if your wallet can afford it...
karim541
21 Dec 2019 -
Mataking island is magical. The beach is white is snow, clean and not busy. The rooms are spacious, tidy and comfortable. Tasty food in the restaurant. The diving, with Sipadan included is very nice. December may not be the best time of year to go diving, but it was fine anyways. A special thanks to the amazing guys and Aimee in the diving crew, who made every single dive a unique experience. Can’t wait to come back. Thanks again ❤️
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