The Alice Channel which is about 100 meters deep connects Mataking to Sipadan Island just 80 minutes boat ride away. Powdery sand, crystal clear turquoise water, enchanting reefs and magical undersea paradise. Experience the “Moses” walk across the sand bar to the offspring island.

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Beach Chalets

Beach Chalets Scattered along the eastern shore of our paradise island are our eight newly built Beach Chalets has just been completed, offering unparalleled sea views and a front seat to sunrise over the Alice Channel of the Celebes Sea. Positioned away from the resort’s public areas, the Beach Chalets offer a calm and tranquil […]

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Garden View Deluxe

Garden View Deluxe Situated at the center of the island in an exotic garden, these handcrafted lodges are the perfect choice for those guests who appreciate traditional Malaysian charm. Your own private sundeck allows you to have a wonderful place to seek the shelter from the direct Malay sunshine, most of which are still in […]

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King Chalets

King Chalets The word “Mataking” literally translated means, “The Eye of Kings”, and if you are staying in one of these limited edition chalets then you will know exactly what we mean. Rising up from the beach front of the lagoon, the balcony of your chalet gives you a front row seat as the sun […]

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Luxury Beach Villas

These are the newest addition to the Mataking family and the absolute ultimate in premier accommodation in Malaysia. Painstakingly built by hand, the alang-alang grass roofing of these grand villas allows a unique and natural coolness to the room during the day whilst at night [...]

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“Great stay at a resort with its heart in the right place”

“Great stay at a resort with its heart in the right place” I stayed at Mataking for about a week and had a fantastic time there. Living in Shanghai can drive you a bit nuts sometimes and being in the exact opposite environment was quite literally a breath of fresh air: fresh air, nature, good […]

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“Nice stay and staff!!”

“Nice stay and staff!!” It was a nice stay in Reefe Dive Resort. Nice staff always concern about our needs! Also great variety of activities; kayak, diving, snorkel and swim in amazing beaches. Also we love baby turtles in the Turtles Hatchery. Great restaurant and bar. I will repeat for sure!! PabloVS1979 Barcelona, Spain, 13 November 2014

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“Excellent trip i will go back real soon”

This place is just so beautiful you will have to experience yourself. staff are supper nice. food were great! I have nothing to complain about my 4 days and 3 nights stay in this resort. Wang Jing Romain Collinet, 22 July 2013

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“Gorgeous honeymoon heaven!”

I visited Mataking with a group of friends in 2009. Being one of the furthest islands in the East Coast of Sabah, the boat ride to Mataking was a little 'strenuous' but as soon as we set foot on the dive resort, everything was worthwhile! Nova R Malaysia, 2 July 2013

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“Will definitely be returning one day”

We will definitely be returning one day (hopefully very soon to witness our adopted turtle nest hatching in September!!) and I can fully recommend the resort, especially to diving and snorkling enthusiasts - there is just so much to see and the staff are spot on! Emma M United Kingdom - 2013-05-03

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“The best place in the world”

I have heard a lot of nice reviews about this place, but whatever i met there exceeded all possible expectations. I have never seen such kind of hospitality. We were treated as the most welcome visitors... Maria_Delhi India, 14 April 2013

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“Great island and super diving!”

Stayed there for a week, enjoyed the beach, snorkelling and the turtles. It's a very calm island, perfect to relax! Lisbeth2012 Shanghai, China, 25 February 2013

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Travelled with my partner here for 5D4N and stayed in a premier deluxe chalet and had a wonderful holiday. The food was wonderful-lots of choice; fish, meat, vegetables, 4-7 different salads alone and a live cooking station etc... Varcher7 United Kingdom.. 27 October 2012

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“One of our best holidays”

Our week in Mataking has been fantastic! We spent there the last part of our Malaysian trip and after all that travelling (two families with five little kids,) Mataking was really a nice present... Lida71 Monza, September 2012

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“5 Star Character”

I have read all the reviews on this site and feel compelled to write my own. I wouldn't say this was a five star hotel experience but it was in terms of character, warmth and charm... GoodReviews26 United Kingdom, 10 June 2012

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“Excellent memory”

It was simply beautiful. Great service, great views, great food, great diving spots. There were two islands for this resort, so it is a bit more fun to stay here than other water resort--although water bungalow has its own beauty too... Ursulaliu HK, 12 May 2012

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“Excellent Stay at Mataking”

Just got back from our 3 night vacation at Mataking. We have travelled quite a bit around SE Asia and can say this was one of our best holidays. The staff at Mataking were absolutely amazing and extremely friendly... Martin M Kuala Lumpur. April 2012

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“Heaven Can Wait”

You need to be in this resort where the dive sport is amazingly great. Value for money: Service, price & Quality 'Heaven Can Wait' in 3 words. Eddie_Is_Lim Lausanne, Switzerland - 2012-04-01

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“A wonderful choice”

My husband and I spent four nights here at the end of our honeymoon, and wish we could have stayed longer. We dived three times a day and took our advanced course there... Lorna K Croydon. 30 September 2011

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“the island is special”

I think the island is special. All people that work in this resort are more than kind. Every meal has been good perhaps only too much chili for me but there was a lot of variety. Every one has smile for every occasion so I think I would like to come back again. Cristinams Defrancesco Italy - 2007-02-11

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“Will never forget this ‘Mataking’ experience”

A wonderful dive resort: more like divers' dream resort where all facilities that a diver need are just couple of feet away. Will never forget this "Mataking" experience. Jason Cheah Kuala Lumpur - 2006-12-29

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