The Reef Dive Resort, Mataking Island

 Sabah / Malaysia



Tour Code : PA/053/MTK01

The Reef Dive Resort is situated on Mataking Island at latitude 119 degrees and   longitude 4 degrees and 35 minutes. It is about 40 minutes boat ride from the   mainland of Semporna in the province of Sabah. The size of the island is about 40 acres and lies on the edge of the continental shelf surrounded by fringing reef of hard and soft coral. 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. 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 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. 

Described by one of our recent guests as one of the most beautiful places on earth, this island really does offer you everything reminiscent of a Robinson Crusoe island. For a small island, the jungle is expansive with so much to explore. Hidden treasures within include nesting turtles on the beaches, critically endangered coconut crabs in the undergrowth and flying foxes at night. 

The accommodation at the resort has been meticulously planned as to not disturb the fragile eco-system that has been resident on the island for thousands of years, with all materials used from sustainable forestry. For a full view of the island, climb our 20metre watchtower for a traditional bird’s eye view. In no other place can you see both the Philippines and the coast of Malaysia from just one vantage point. 

The resort is caressed by the tropical sea breeze. The 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.

The resort has a total of 37 rooms consisting of Villa, Chalet and Premier Deluxe. ~ Deluxe/Premier Deluxe rooms are individual rooms linked/joined together in a traditional long house type (+ 430 to 490sq.ft) while Chalet rooms are single bungalows raised on its own stilts providing more privacy with high pointed ceilings (+ 685 to 705 sq.ft). ~ The luxurious Villas are our latest addition of individual beach houses overlooking the magical sea.    

Corner settees
Vanity table & chair
Wooden wardrobe
Twin / King-sized beds
Coffee / Tea Maker facilities
Mini bar / Astro (Satellite TV)
Room Towels / Hair Dryer
Daily Housekeeping + Wake Up Call
Electricity / Power Point (220-240 volts)
Daily Housekeeping + Wake Up Call

Provision of Toiletries
(Conditioning shampoo + soap only)

Remote controlled air-conditioner + Ceiling Fan

Private Shower Bathroom with Hot / Cold Showers

Dental kit + Cotton Bud + Comb + Shower Cap

Complimentary 500ml Drinking Water per guest (arrival day only)

In-House Intercom System (To reception / IDD calls connection)

Premier Deluxe Lodge

Situated on the western side of the isle, 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 line of site of the western facing 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? 

King Chalet

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! 

Beach Villa
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, keeps the warmth of the room in. The polished marble flooring of the bedroom area retains an element of grandeur, whilst the individual stone wash basins and hand crafted outside shower demonstrate an element of home-grown luxury. A private Jacuzzi with jungle backdrop at the rear and a quaint little gazebo at the front add the finishing touches to this unique piece of local craftwork. 

Enjoy Malaysian and International cuisine with an enticing spread of fresh local sea food or relish the weekend barbecued favorites at our sea facing restaurant.

Wireless Broadband & Internet Connection (minimal charges, available at restaurant & reception only)

Coral Bar
Gekko Lounge Bar
Island Shop
Island Sound Studio
Exotic Garden
Mailing Service
Satellite TV
Activity Desk

5 Beach Villas
8 Executive King Chalets
24 Premier deluxe rooms
Safekeeping Service
Telephone & Fax
Jamu Spa & Jacuzzi
PADI 5 Star Dive Centre

Sea Sports Centre
20m King’s Watchtower
Simply 'Enak' Restaurant
Crown's Conference Hall
Nemo Business Centre
Island Underwater Imaging
Beach Volley Ball & Beach Soccer
First Aid & Emergency Kit

At the Reef, great effort has been made to accommodate both divers and non-divers alike. For the diver, your boutique experience starts here. A PADI 5 Star Dive Resort, equipped with both air and Enriched Air Nitrox allows you to get the very best of what Mataking has to offer. Our world-class international team will guide you to new depths, expand your knowledge and share great memories with you for years to come. For the non-diver or non-diving partners there is so much to explore and experience on the island. 

Besides the excellent snorkeling experience that lies ahead, there are also fishing excursions, jungle trekking, island hopping, and kayaking for the active. For the more sedate, why not try your hand at batik painting, cooking lessons or pamper yourself in our Jamu spa!


More resort photos and information (click)

RATE PER PERSON (RM) 01 Apr 2014 - 31 Mar 2015

Room Information























1,849 1,939



2,115 2,199




2,459 2,625



2,865 3,028




3,058 3,288



3,555 3,775


Ext. Night


729 788



845 895












3D2N 1,865 2,315 2,425 2,538 2,180 2,645 2,755 2,860
4D3N 2,360 3,075 3,285 3,495 2,845 3,580 3,780 3,978
5D4N 2,890 3,820 4,110 4,395 3,475 4,439 4,715 4,985
Ext. Night 680 910 985 1058 815 1055 1125 1190

* Inclusive :
* Twin Sharing accommodation with aircond, hot shower, private sundeck/balcony
* Complimentary use of Jacuzzi
* Full board meals, free flow of coffee & tea, light snacks
* Return transfers Tawau Airport-Semporna by land
* Return transfer Semporna-Mataking Island by boat
* Diver Package : 3 daily boat dives at Mataking, Pandanan, Bohayan, Kelapuan,
   Timba Timba and Pom Pom with experience guide. Unlimited shore buddy dives
   without guide.
* Tanks, weights, weight belt is provided (Excluded equipment)


* Surcharge of 10% is applicable : 28 Apr - 06 May | 01-31 Aug


* Note :
* Rate valid from 01 Apr 201
4 till 31 Mar 2015
* Excluded compulsory jetty fees - RM 2.00 (Malaysian) RM 10.00 (Foreigners) -
   pay upon reservation.

* MY, SG  - Malaysian, Singaporean and Expatriate only.
* MY & SG - 1 person FREE for every 10 paying persons (with same arrival and
   departure time), terms and conditions applies. If group consists of mostly Non-Diver,
   then one Non-Diver package will be extended free. Not granted for single occupancy.

* Minimum 2 adults per departure.
* Surcharge of RM 950.00 unless - 3D2N (min 4 adults) or if 2 adults (at least 4D3N stay).

* Single occupancy :
   Peak season - Additional 50% on top of the total package applies plus additional
   RM 950
.00 if single land/boat transfer only 
   Low season - single charge of minimum of RM 950.00

* Child Rate :
   Below 01 year old - FOC
   Below 04 years old -
charge 30% of non-diver rates
   Below 12 years old -
charge 50% of non-diver rates

   Child Rate (Italian) :
   Below 02 years old -
charge 35% of non-diver rates
   Below 11 years old -
charge 55% of non-diver rates  

   [Any child who are certified diver will have to pay FULL divers rates regardless of their age,
   and parents are to be held responsible for their children at all times.]

* Land (90 min) : TWU-SPN  08:00, 10:30, 11:15, 11:30, 14:15 / SPN-TWU  12:15 & 15:15
* Boat (60 min) : SPN -MTK  09:30 & 16:00 / MTK-SPN  11:00 & 14:00

* Guest are required to summit full names, nationality, gender, passport numbers and
   contact address. Proof of identity and nationality is required.

* Please note that the resort normal Check In time is 1400 and Check Out time is 1000.
   Any early check in or late check out will be subjected to room availability especially
   during peak season.


* DIVING (diving and activities rates)

* Group of 6 divers and above with minimum stay of 5D/4N on the same arrival and departure time is entitled for a Free trip to Sipadan (or Mabul or Kapalai or Si Amil - resort reserves the final decision to determine the destination or number of boat dive).

* Equipment rental is NOT included in any of the resort or diver packages. Rental of one full set of dive equipment is RM 85.00 per day and one set snorkelling equipment is RM 30.00 per day. Limited sets and subject to availability, it is advisable to reserve in advance.

* Non-Diver package Cannot be converted to Diver package once the guest has arrived at the resort. Non-diver package guest with certified dive license who wish to go diving at Mataking Island will be charged at RM 100.00 per dive per diver regardless of boat or beach dives, Excluded dive equipment rental.

* All rates Excluded entry levy of RM 40.00 per person per day (No Guarantee subject to the approval by Sabah Parks). Sipadan trips shall be normally conducted on Wed and Sat subject to quota by Sabah Park).

* RM1,600.00 (Italian) RM1,200.00 (Others) Chartered trip to Sipadan per boat - maximum 7 divers with 2 boat dives.

* Any children who are certified diver will have to pay Full divers rates regardless of their age and parents are to be held responsible for their children at all time.


* Supplementary Trip at Sipadan Trip : RM 1,299.00 one return boat diving trip :

* This price is subject to change and will be updated every now and then. Guest is to pay for the permit and boat fees at the resort according to the current rate.
* The world renown divers’ paradise is located about 80 minutes speed boat ride from Mataking.
* One boat can accommodate up to a maximum of 7 divers with 2 boat dives at Sipadan Island.
* Sipadan trips are subjected to weather conditions and boat / dive guide availability. The company values guest safety as paramount.
* Sipadan Government Levy / Entry Permit:
- When making Sipadan trip bookings, advance notice is required (preferably 1 month before arrival). Prebook to be paid at island.
- There is NO Guarantee that we can obtain permits due to limited spaces especially if it is a last minute request.
- Is to be applied paid upon confirmation or else, our company will have the rights to deny any guest from entering Sipadan Island.
- The fee is RM 40 per person and is valid for ONE (1) day only. Subject to change.
- This levy charge is to be paid separately as it is NOT included in any of our packages.
- In the event of bad weather and the trip has to be cancelled or if the guest cancels on personal reasons, permit paid is NOT refundable or transferable to a later date. The management will not be responsible for such losses rendered to the guests.
- Agents are responsible to pay for the booked and confirmed Sipadan levy charge as per email correspondence eventhrough if guests decide not to go at island.
* SPECIAL OFFER:- For a group booking of, 6 divers & above with a minimum stay of 5D/4N on the same arrival & departure time is entitled for a special offer of a FREE day diving trip to -
1) Sipadan Island (subject to the approval of Sipadan permit by Sabah Parks authorities, excluding entry permit of RM 40 per diver per day entry) Or,
2) Mabul Island Or, 3) Kapalai Island Or, 4) Si Amil Island.
~ The resort reserves the final decision and right to determine the destination / number of boat dives for this special offer.
IMPORTANT NOTE - 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.


Jetty-Resort :
09:30-10:30 (for flight arrival 08:05 and 08:10)
12:00-13:00 (for flight arrival 09:50 and 09:35)
16:30-17:30 (for flight arrival 15:00 and 14:30)

For guests who cannot make it for the last boat schedule @ 1630 due to any delay or unforeseen Circumstances will be required to put up a night stay at Tawau or Semporna. For any early arrival (1 day before), land transfer will not be provided for flights arriving after 1800hrs EXCEPT for guests who check in to Heritage Hotel, Tawau. Guests can be picked up from any hotel in Tawau early next morning at 0700 for onward journey to Semporna jetty to follow 0930 boat transfer into Mataking Island OR guests to standby in Semporna Hotel’s lobby at 0900.

Resort-Jetty :
Resort-Jetty 11:00-12:00 / Jetty-Airport 12:15-13:45 (for flight ETD 15:40 & 15:20)
Resort-Jetty 1400-15:00 / Jetty-Airport 15:15-1645 (for flight ETD 19:00 & 21:45)

* BKI – Kota Kinabalu, * KLIA – Kuala Lumpur International Airport, * TWU – Tawau, * LCCT – Air Asia Terminal KL, KUL – Kuala Lumpur. NOTE – Guests are recommended to follow flights that can be connected to our daily REGULAR boat schedule to minimize the waiting time at the airport.  Irregular boat arrangement will be subjected to any substantial group booking or relevant justification. Please refer to Sales Office for confirmation.  Local departures are subject to flight arrival time, weather conditions, group size and / or any unforeseen irregularity.  In the event due to insufficient number of guests to fill up our boat/coach, we may need to re-arrange the above transportation time table.



Ping Anchorage Travel & Tours Sdn. Bhd.
77A, Jalan Sultan Sulaiman, 20000 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia.
Tel : (609) 626 2020  Fax : (609) 626 2022 / 622 8093 E-mail :
(KPL/LN2117 / 209874W)