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 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
Rates EXCLUDED 6% of Goods & Services Tax of total sales.

Room Information

NON-DIVER (Resorter)




















3D2N 1,519 1,889 1,909 2,009 1,779 2,159 2,165 2,279
4D3N 1,929 2,509 2,599 2,735 2,325 2,925 2,969 3,125
5D4N 2,359 3,119 3,259 3,429 2,835 3,625 3,675 3,865
Ext. Night 555 745 785 825 665 859 895 939











3D2N 1,899 2,359 2,385 2,509 2,225 2,699 2,709 2,849
4D3N 2,409 3,135 3,245 3,415 2,899 3,655 3,709 3,899
5D4N 2,949 3,899 4,069 4,285 3,545 4,529 4,589 4,829
Ext. Night 695 929 979 1,029 829 1,075 1,115 1,175

MY, SG : Malaysia, Singapore and Expatriate Rate


* Inclusive :

Airport Meeting Service, Return Land/Boat Transfer (Tawau Airport - Semporna Jetty - Mataking Island Semporna Jetty - Tawau Airport), Full board meals, free flow of coffee/tea and light snacks, Twin sharing accommodation at Mataking Island with air-conditioning, fresh hot water shower and attached bathroom with private sundeck / balcony, Complimentary use of Jacuzzi.


*  5% Peak Season Surcharge during :

Month of August: 1st to 31st August 2016
Chinese National Day: 1st to 7th October 2016
Chinese New Year: 27th January to 2nd February 2017


* Note :

Rates EXCLUDED 6% of Goods & Services Tax of total sales.

* Rate valid from 01 Apr 2016 till 31 Mar 2017

* Child Rate (must share or occupy same room with parents) :
   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

* The above rates EXCLUDE compulsory charges as follow :

- Jetty fee of RM 2 per person per entrance for Malaysian Identification Card holder

- Jetty fee of RM 10 per person per entrance for International passport holder

* Please note that all room allocation is based on Run of the House (ROH)

* The resort normal Check In time is 1400 and Check Out time is 1100. Any early check in or late check out will be subjected to room availability especially during peak season.

* All guests expenses/ consumptions at The Reef Dive Resort, Mataking Island are subjected to 6% Goods and Services Tax.


Group Booking :

1 Person is FREE for every 10 paying persons (with the same arrival and departure time).
If group consists of both Resorters and Divers, then one Resorter package will be extended free.
Below terms and conditions applies and NOT granted for single occupancy requirement.


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 Sipadan Island (subject to the approval of Sipadan permit by Sabah Parks authorities, excluding entry permit of RM 40 per diver per day entry)

~ The resort reserves the final decision and right to determine the destination / number of boat dives for this special offer ~



* Above rates is per person and based on a TWIN / TRIPLE sharing basis. Minimum 2 adults.

* If the room consists of only 1 adult and 1 child, the room charges shall base on 2 adults price.

* No combination of package is allowed (e.g. 2 nights of dive pac +1 night of non-dive pac).

* Single Traveler: Additional 50% on top of the total package for single room occupancy applies, plus an additional RM 950 if single land / boat transfer only.

* 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 times.

* Proof of Identity, Nationality and Dive License is required.

* Diver Package includes 3 daily boat dives at Mataking / Pandanan / Bohayan / Kelapuan /
   Timba timba / Pom Pom with experience guide provided & unlimited shore buddy dives
   without guide. Tanks, weights / weight belt is provided.

* Dive packages are subjected to the resort diving schedules and regulations as set by
   the dive centre.

* Equipment rental is NOT included in any of our Resorter / Diver Packages.

* Please note: Rental of One Full set of Dive Equipment is RM 85 per day and one set Snorkeling
   Equipment is RM 30 per day.  Limited sets and subject to availability.

* Normal Resorter packages CANNOT be converted to Dive package once the guest has
   arrived at our resort.

* Resorter with certified dive license who wish to go diving at Mataking Island will be charged
   at  RM 100 per dive regardless of boat or shore dives - NOT including dive equipment rental.

* NOTE: All guest must provide full details on guests’ personal particulars and flight details at
   least 18 days in advance before the guest arrival. Failing which a surcharge of RM 475 shall
   be imposed. 



* Number of guest / Price Per Guest (Boat & Permit Fees) :

   RM1,100.00 (1), RM 450.00 (2), RM 330.00 (3), RM 270.00 (4), RM 235.00 (5), RM 200.00 (6 & 7)

* 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 at the resort upon check out.

* The world renowned divers’ paradise is located about 80 min speed boat ride from Mataking.

* One boat can accommodate up to a maximum of 7 divers with 3 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: -

* Resort only allocate 7 permits per day and hence availability is based on
   first come first serve basis.

* When making Sipadan trip bookings, advance notice is required
   (preferably 1 month before arrival).

* There is NO Guarantee that the resort can obtain permits due to limited spaces 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 permit 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.

* Guest are responsible to pay for the booked and confirmed Sipadan levy charge decide
   not to go Sipadan Island  

IMPORTANT NOTE - Due to the restricted Sipadan entry permit quota set by Sabah Parks, guests are required to submit 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.


* BOAT SCHEDULE (subject to change without prior notice) :

Jetty-Resort (boat in-arrive island) :
09:30-10:30 (airport pick-up 08:30)
12:00-13:00 (airport pick-up 10:30)
16:30-17:30 (airport pick-up 15:30)

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 (boat out-pickup jetty) :
Resort-Jetty 11:00-11:45/ Jetty-Airport 11:45-13:30
Resort-Jetty 1400-14:45 / Jetty-Airport 14:45-1630

* 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)