Visit Mataking Island, Borneo
Arguably one of the most attractive islands off the east coast of Borneo and accessed from Semporna, Mataking is the ultimate island paradise.
On this private island the Reef Dive Resort provides comfortable and relaxed accommodation, a superb retreat from the adventure of the rainforest. All 32 beach chalets are air conditioned and furnished with four-poster beds, and all have spacious balconies looking out over the Celebes Sea.
Crystal clear waters, rich in both macro and pelagic life, surround the small island and are home to an underwater post office, a ship sunk in 2006 to create an artificial reef and a new conservation initiative to promote coral growth: reef balls.
The island is never crowded, and if you can tear yourself away from the gorgeous beaches, the resort spa offers pampering alternatives. it is an eco-friendly resort which is a great option for both divers and those who simply wish to relax.
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Places near Mataking Island
- Sipadan, Mabul & Kapalai Islands 46 kilometers away
- Kapalai Island 50 kilometers away
- Tabin Wildlife Reserve 70 kilometers away
- Danum Valley 131 kilometers away
- Kinabatangan River 158 kilometers away
- Sandakan 173 kilometers away
- Sepilok 182 kilometers away
- Deramakot Forest Reserve 192 kilometers away
- Maliau Basin 198 kilometers away
- Garama Wetlands 208 kilometers away
- Kinabalu National Park 312 kilometers away
- Mount Kinabalu 313 kilometers away
- Kota Kinabalu 351 kilometers away
- Gaya Island 362 kilometers away
- Manukan Island 362 kilometers away
- Mulu National Park 444 kilometers away
- Brunei 447 kilometers away
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Located approximately forty minutes east of Semporna by boat, Mataking Island provides peaceful beaches with access to the dive sites of Mataking, Mataking Kecil, Pandanan and Bohayanon along with the house reef which is accessible from the beach.