The Reef Dive Resort at Mataking Island is an exclusive romantic & diving destination in the Celebes Sea, located just 40 minutes away by boat 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. The executive chalets and deluxe rooms (5 Beach Villas, 8 Executive King Chalets, 24 Premier deluxe rooms) designed in traditional architecture offering simply elegant and exquisite accommodation for up to 70 guests in a serene and cozy environment. Enjoy Malaysian and international cuisine with an enticing spread of fresh local sea food or relish the weekend barbecued favorites at the sea facing restaurant.
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 sight of the lagoon.
Bedrooms here are designed for your individual comfort and little place of solitude with cool tiled flooring and traditional accoutrements. Each Deluxe comes with air-conditioning that allows you to sit in comfort of your very own satellite television, and whilst there, why not take advantage of your own mini bar?
Outdoor Sundeck = 8m²
Bedroom = 26m²
Bathroom = 6m²
otal indoor = 32m²
Twin/ King Size beds
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 settles over the nearby islands in the evening, turning the entire lagoon to a bright orange colour.
Each King Chalet naturally has a bedroom which is simply oversized and luxurious. The large queen bed overlooking your private balcony with satellite television and mini bar will allow you to relax to the max! Each bathroom comes with a private bathtub overlooking the lagoon and a large walk-in shower.
Exclusive to Mataking you will simply feel like royalty as a resident in a Mataking King!
Outdoor Sundeck = 12m²
Bedroom = 27m²
Bathroom = 10m²
Total indoor = 37m²
Twin/ King Size beds
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 atmosphere for guests who truly want to get away from it all.
The resort also offer four Semidetached Beach Chalets with interconnecting doors to accommodate families or groups, which are located next to the sea turtle hatchery.
Simply lie in bed to watch the sunrise or head down to the beach to dip your feet in the warm , blue waters.
The Beach Chalets offer full modern facilities in a large bathroom with toilet, double sinks and a drenching rain like shower, but you will be blown away by the private heated Jacuzzi with skylight, allowing you to melt away any stress in the gentle whirlpool whilst looking at the stars. It really is Serenity itself.
The Beach Villas are the absolute ultimate in premier accommodation in Malaysia.
An enclosed front patio with a private gazebo and dining area, with sea view and direct access to a sundeck and beach nearby, a large day bed for reading or just relaxing, and two comfortable sun beds and umbrella, provide both comfort and privacy.
The large bedroom with marble flooring retains an element of grandeur, opening on both the front patio and the Jacuzzi garden at the back. The bathroom with its individual stone wash basins and double shower (inside and outside) demonstrate an element of home-grown luxury. The Jacuzzi garden with jungle backdrop at the rear add the finishing touches to this unique piece of local craftwork.
Outdoor frontage including Veranda = 80m²
Jacuzzi Garden = 6m²
Bedroom = 28m²
Bathroom = 16m²
Total indoor = 44m²
Twin/ King Size beds
CHECK-IN / CHECK OUT
The standard check in-time is 14:00 Hrs and check out time is 11:000 Hrs. Early check-in and late check-out is subject to room availability, especially during Peak Season.
About MATAKING Island
There are various sea animals and fishes living in these areas which include schools of Barracuda, Trevally, Spanish Mackerel, Ribbon Eel, Giant Clams, varieties of Goby, Eagle Ray, Giant Frogfish,Mandarin Fishes, unique and charming species of Shrimps, most photogenic and rare pygmy seahorses,spiders and much more.
Notes: Mataking Resort will be undergoing a series of construction and renovation of new rooms and facilities up to year 2020. Therefore, guests may be distrubed by some intermitten noise in day-time, and the contractors will minimize the noise disturbance to the utmost. Thank you for your understanding and apology for any inconvenience caused.
Take a short 45 minutes Malaysia Airlines domestic flight from Kota Kinabalu to Tawau then you will be met and transferred to Semporna Jetty (Harbor) by scheduled land transfer vehicle (appro. 1-hour drive) and finally, you will be transferred to Mataking Resort by scheduled speedboat (appro. 40 minutes boat ride).
For more information, refer to "Suggested Flight Information" below, and "Land & Boat Transfer" above.
The information below acts as a guideline & subject to change without prior notice.
Arrival Flight Information
|SECTOR||FLIGHT||ETD||ETA|| SCHEDULED BOAT DEPARTURE
TIME FROM SEMPORNA JETTY
|BKI/TWU||MH2121||0740 hrs||0825 hrs||1200 hrs|
|BKI/TWU||MH3093(Via SDK)||0745 hrs||0935 hrs||1200 hrs|
|KUL/TWU||AK5744||0705 hrs||0950 hrs||1200 hrs|
|BKI/TWU||AK6260||0905 hrs||0955 hrs||1200 hrs|
|BKI/TWU||MH3051||0850 hrs||1000 hrs||1200 hrs|
|KUL/TWU||MH2660||0725 hrs||1015 hrs||1200 hrs|
|KUL/TWU||AK5746||1040 hrs||1335 hrs||1630 hrs|
|BKI/TWU||MH2137||1310 hrs||1355 hrs||1630 hrs|
MH- Malaysia Airlines AK- AirAsia
ADVANCE ARRIVAL EXCEPTION:
Departure Flight Information
SCHEDULED BOAT DEPARTURE
|TWU/BKI||AK6263||1505 hrs||1555 hrs||1100 hrs|
|TWU/KUL||AK5749||1540 hrs||1825 hrs||1100 hrs|
|TWU/KUL||AK6267||1710 hrs||1800 hrs||1100 hrs|
|TWU/BKI||MH3094 (Via SDK)||1710 hrs||1905 hrs||1100 hrs|
|TWU/BKI||MH2134||1825 hrs||1915 hrs||1400 hrs|
|TWU/BKI||AK6265||2145 hrs||2235 hrs||1400 hrs|
|TWU/KUL||AK5741||1855 hrs||2140 hrs||1400 hrs|
MH- Malaysia Airlines AK- AirAsia
FLYING AFTER DIVING (Last Day At The Resort)
Sabah Parks Announcement
Effective in 2020 onwards, Sabah Parks has announced that Sipadan Island will be CLOSED for any activities including Diving and Snorkeling during the month of November every year (1-30 November). The purpose of this one month closure is to give a “RECUPERATION PERIOD” to the marine environment in Sipadan Island. During this closure period, Divers and Snorkelers will be brought to other islands of Tun Sakaran Marine park for their activities.
Due to the restricted Sipadan entry permit quota set by Sabah Parks, guests are required to summit Full Names with Nationality, Gender, Passport Numbers and contact address for us to proceed with the permits application at least 14 days in advance prior to arrival in order to allow sufficient time to process and obtain the permit approval. Failure to do this can result in Guest being denied entry to Sipadan Island.