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MATAKING ISLAND

Mataking Island, located in the Celebes Sea in southern Sabah, Malaysia, is one of the most popular islands in the town of Semporna. The Reef Dive Resort Mataking is nestled on this private tropical island, exclusively catering to in-house guests, ensuring a peaceful and private stay amidst nature's embrace.

Mataking Island consists of two parts, Mataking Besar (the larger) and Mataking Kecil (the smaller), spanning a total area of just 40 acres. During low tide, a sand bridge surfaces, connecting the two islands that are 500 meters apart, forming a charming white sand pathway for an extraordinary walk on the water.

Indulge in unlimited snorkeling in the crystal-clear sea, surrounded by tropical fish and the captivating underwater world. You can enjoy relaxing swings over the sea, adding to your family fun. The island's underwater post office is a unique attraction for diving enthusiasts worldwide. Divers deposit their sealed letters in the underwater mailboxes, which the staff collect regularly. You'll soon receive a letter from the sea, a memorable souvenir of your adventure!

Mataking is recognized as a national turtle sanctuary. Every year from April to September, turtles make their way ashore to lay their eggs. The staff carefully relocate these eggs to a hatchery for protection. After several weeks, the baby turtles hatch and are guided back to the sea.

Non Diver Package

3D2N

- Day 1: Arrive at Tawau airport, transfer to Semporna jetty by vehicle, depart to The Reef Dive Resort Mataking by boat (estimated 70 minutes boat ride), check-in (check-in time 2:00 pm), free and easy

- Day 2: Free and easy, unlimited snorkeling in designated areas (snorkeling equipment not included), or enjoy resort services and entertainment facilities at your own expense

- Day 3: After breakfast, free and easy, check-out (check out time: 11:00 am), boat transfer to Semporna Jetty followed by transfer to Tawau airport for departure flight

4D3N

- Day 1: Arrive at Tawau airport, transfer to Semporna jetty by vehicle, depart to The Reef Dive Resort Mataking by boat (estimated 70 minutes boat ride), check-in (check-in time 2:00 pm), free and easy

- Day 2-3: Free and easy, unlimited snorkeling in designated areas (snorkeling equipment not included), or enjoy resort services and entertainment facilities at your own expense

- Day 4: After breakfast, free and easy, check-out (check out time: 11:00 am), boat transfer to Semporna Jetty followed by transfer to Tawau airport for departure flight

5D4N

- Day 1: Arrive at Tawau airport, transfer to Semporna jetty by vehicle, depart to The Reef Dive Resort Mataking by boat (estimated 70 minutes boat ride), check-in (check-in time 2:00 pm), free and easy

- Day 2-4: Free and easy, unlimited snorkeling in designated areas (snorkeling equipment not included), or enjoy resort services and entertainment facilities at your own expense

- Day 5: After breakfast, free and easy, check-out (check out time: 11:00 am), boat transfer to Semporna Jetty followed by transfer to Tawau airport for departure flight

Tour Includes

  • Return land and boat transfers (following your check-in and check-out dates)
  • Full board meals
  • Free flow coffee/tea and light snacks
  • Selected accommodation with air-conditioning
  • Attached bathroom (hot showers available)
  • Semporna Jetty Fee

Tour Excludes

  • Tips
  • Other expenses not mentioned

Purchase Notice

  • Rates are based on a Twin/Triple/Quad basis and are for SIC (sit-in coach) bookings
  • Child rates are determined by the YEAR OF BIRTH and require the child to share a room with 2 adults
  • Rates are subject to change without prior notice, at the government's discretion (if applicable)
  • Shuttle bus schedule: 10:30 am and 2:00 pm
  • Island entry schedule: 9:30 am (for guests staying in Tawau/Semporna the night before), 10:30 am, and 3:30 pm (recommended for flights arriving before 10:30 am)
  • Boat Departure Schedule: 11:00 am and 2:00 pm (recommended for flight departing after 6:00 pm)
  • Additional fees will apply for boat or road transfers outside of the scheduled time
  • Included meals provided by the resort will be served à la carte (buffet style subject to occupancy); unlimited light refreshments, tea, and water will be available

Malaysian Rate

The rate for a diver’s package (3D/2N) is MYR 2120 per person based on twin/double sharing Garden View deluxe room or Premier room.
The rate for a diver’s package (4D/3N) is MYR 3070 per person based on twin/double sharing Garden View deluxe room or Premier room.
The rate for a diver’s package (5D/4N) is MYR 4020 per person based on twin/double sharing Garden View deluxe room or Premier room.
An additional night is chargeable at MYR 950/person/night.

The rate for a non-diver’s package (3D/2N) is MYR 1780 per person based on twin/double sharing Garden View deluxe room or Premier room.
The rate for a non-diver’s package (4D/3N) is MYR 2580 per person based on twin/double sharing Garden View deluxe room or Premier room.
The rate for a non-diver’s package (5D/4N) is MYR 3380 per person based on twin/double sharing Garden View deluxe room or Premier room.
An additional night is chargeable at MYR 800/person/night.

The rate for a diver’s package (3D/2N) is MYR 2600 per person based on twin/double sharing King chalet or Semi-Detached Beach chalet or Beach Chalet or Villa room.
The rate for a diver’s package (4D/3N) is MYR 3750 per person based on twin/double sharing King chalet or Semi-Detached Beach chalet or Beach Chalet or Villa room.
The rate for a diver’s package (5D/4N) is MYR 4900 per person based on twin/double sharing King chalet or Semi-Detached Beach chalet or Beach Chalet or Villa room.
An additional night is chargeable at MYR 1150/person/night.

The rate for a non-diver’s package (3D/2N) is MYR 2260 per person based on twin/double sharing King chalet or Semi-Detached Beach chalet or Beach Chalet or Villa room.
The rate for a non-diver’s package (4D/3N) is MYR 3210 per person based on twin/double sharing King chalet or Semi-Detached Beach chalet or Beach Chalet or Villa room.
The rate for a non-diver’s package (5D/4N) is MYR 4160 per person based on twin/double sharing King chalet or Semi-Detached Beach chalet or Beach Chalet or Villa room.
An additional night is chargeable at MYR 950/person/night.



International Rate

The rate for a diver’s package (3D/2N) is MYR 2850 per person based on twin/double sharing Garden View deluxe room or Premier room.
The rate for a diver’s package (4D/3N) is MYR 3950 per person based on twin/double sharing Garden View deluxe room or Premier room.
The rate for a diver’s package (5D/4N) is MYR 4950 per person based on twin/double sharing Garden View deluxe room or Premier room.
An additional night is chargeable at MYR 1000/person/night.

The rate for a non-diver’s package (3D/2N) is MYR 2400 per person based on twin/double sharing Garden View deluxe room or Premier room.
The rate for a non-diver’s package (4D/3N) is MYR 3250 per person based on twin/double sharing Garden View deluxe room or Premier room.
The rate for a non-diver’s package (5D/4N) is MYR 4100 per person based on twin/double sharing Garden View deluxe room or Premier room.
An additional night is chargeable at MYR 850/person/night.

The rate for a diver’s package (3D/2N) is MYR 3300 per person based on twin/double sharing King chalet or Semi-Detached Beach chalet or Beach Chalet or Villa room.
The rate for a diver’s package (4D/3N) is MYR 4450 per person based on twin/double sharing King chalet or Semi-Detached Beach chalet or Beach Chalet or Villa room.
The rate for a diver’s package (5D/4N) is MYR 5600 per person based on twin/double sharing King chalet or Semi-Detached Beach chalet or Beach Chalet or Villa room.
An additional night is chargeable at MYR 1150/person/night.

The rate for a non-diver’s package (3D/2N) is MYR 2850 per person based on twin/double sharing King chalet or Semi-Detached Beach chalet or Beach Chalet or Villa room.
The rate for a non-diver’s package (4D/3N) is MYR 3800 per person based on twin/double sharing King chalet or Semi-Detached Beach chalet or Beach Chalet or Villa room.
The rate for a non-diver’s package (5D/4N) is MYR 4750 per person based on twin/double sharing King chalet or Semi-Detached Beach chalet or Beach Chalet or Villa room.
An additional night is chargeable at MYR 950/person/night.

 


5% peak season surcharge apply for travelling dates as follows:-

* February 9th -18th, 2024
* July 1st – August 31st, 2024
* October 1st – 7th, 2024
* January 28th – February 6th, 2025

The package price is inclusive of scheduled return land and boat transfers, accommodation, full board meals and diving (for divers)/snorkelling (for non-divers).

Excludes:-
*Diving/snorkelling equipment (full set dive gear MYR 91.80/person/day, full set snorkelling gear MYR 27/person/day)
*Tourism tax of MYR 10/room/night

Scheduled Boat transfer:-
Arrival:- 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm (arrival flight must not be later than 1330hrs)
Departure:- 11am and 2pm (departure flight must be after 1400hrs)

Private land and boat transfer – MYR 1177/way

Above price are based on per person per number of stay (with minimum 2/3 pax per unit - twin/double/triple). For single occupancy, there is an additional surcharge of 30% on top of the quoted rates.

Child aged 2 years old and below are entited for free of charge package (must pay Semporna Jetty fee). Children aged 3 - 12 years old are entitled for 50% discount from non-diving package (must occupy same room with parents).

Group policy: - for every 10 paying guests, 1 additional pax are eligible for free of charge package (need to pay for Sipadan permit fee, jetty fee and tourism tax).

 
Note: If you are interested to dive Sipadan, please let us in advance as availability of permits is limited.But only certified divers with minimum PADI Advance Open water Diver level or its equivalent can dive at Sipadan.


Price for the Sipadan trip would be based on the number of guests during the particular trip (to pay boat fee + Permit fee) (subject to 8% SST):

Boat fee
1 person         - MYR 1200/person
2 persons        - MYR 600/ person
3 persons        - MYR 400/person
4 persons        - MYR 300/person
5 persons        - MYR 260/person
6 persons        - MYR 230/person

Permit fee
Local snorkeller        - MYR 50/person
Local diver        - MYR 300/person
International snorkeller    - MYR 100/person
International diver    - MYR 450/person

Kindly note, the Sipadan Trip can be booked in advance. Please let us know if you are interested (Subject to the availability of permit in initial booking).

PADI Open Water (need to stay minimum 4 nights) – MYR 1782/person.
PADI Advance Open Water (need to stay minimum 3 nights) – MYR 1728/person.
DSD (Discover Scuba Dive Course – 2-4hours) – MYR 378/person.
Single Leisure dive (for certified diver who take non-diving package) – MYR 108/person/dive.

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