A Perfect Relaxing Escape

A Perfect Relaxing Escape

A Perfect Relaxing Escape

A Perfect Relaxing Escape

A Perfect Relaxing Escape

A Perfect Relaxing Escape

A Perfect Relaxing Escape

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It is a promised island with majestic treasures

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Built to fulfill the dream of travel enthusiast anywhere for exclusively secluded romantic getaway and diving destination.

Mataking Resort offers a chance to escape on a pristine private island off the shore of Sabah Eastern Coast; far away from the hustle and bustle of modern city life.

Get intimate with the nature and turn your holiday into an unforgettable adventure!

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Literally translated as ‘The Eyes of King’, Mataking redefines dive resort and offers the best visual treat of both worlds; land and sea natures alike.

Get soaked in pristine natural beauty; white sandy beach, blue sky, and swaying coconut trees, or take a dip and relish the wondrous underwater beauty.

While you’re at it, international standard facilities, amenities, and service will ensure a lavish stay-in experience between.

We encourage you to get up, close and personal with the Oceanic nature during your escape in Mataking Resort. Here are some of the water activities you must do during your stay. Gear up and get ready to have some splashing fun!

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Mataking Resort has been widely renowned as an ultimate honeymoon destination for all the perfect reason. There's nothing more precious than saying 'I do' to your significant other on our outdoor wedding chapel; elegant dark-brown deck by the sea and gorgeous wooden chapel; with intricately carved asphalt shingle roof as an eye-catching decoration, vast Ocean as a magnificent backdrop surrounded by pristine tropical island vibe. A dreamy setting indeed for your once-a-lifetime moment. Afterwards, enjoy the best day of your life with closest family and friends on the white sandy beach, sipping cocktails and gaze as the sun set under the wondrous velvet sky.

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Take a break in-between you fun-filled adventurous getaway at Mataking Resort and enjoy a splendid dining experience at Simply ‘Enak’ Restaurant. The open-air venue offers magnificent selection of menus and spectacular Ocean view. Stop by on the evening to enjoy a majestic feast as the sun goes down beyond the velvet horizon! Simply ‘Enak’—literally means ‘tasty’ in Malaysian, serves different kind of menus to suit every needs and occasion. Each nights, Simply ‘Enak’ will serve different type of tantalizing dishes based on one specific theme; such as International Cuisine, Mediterranean Cuisine, to the vibrant ‘Malam Rampai’. Have a feast with the restaurant’s finest rendition of Malaysian staple dishes; Soup Tulang, Rendang, Nasi Lemak just to name a few; exotic Indian treat such as Chapatti and authentic Curry, to Western goodness such as variety of pastas and roasts. Almost all of our menus are made using fresh local herbs and spices, with several thoughtful fusion to maintain the taste authenticity. Visit the restaurant on Saturday and cherish your flavorsome weekend by the sea with a special BBQ night, serving grilled Ocean goodness, cooked live on spot. Dig in and have a feast of the tasty meat treat, accompanied with variety of different sauces to enhance the flavor. The restaurant venue also features an ample stage which occasionally used to host a cultural performance; traditional dance and musical show alike. If you are craving for sweet bites; Simple ‘Enak’ lines of Malayan desserts will be more than enough to cater your need; famous Carrot Cake, Sago Gula Melaca, to Bubur Pulut Hitam served with Coconut Milk, and variety of ‘Kuih Kuih’ light bites; all freshly made upon order by dedicated kitchen team. To ensure the quality and authenticity, Simply ‘Enak’ also make their own bread and jams from scratch. Come at dawn to gaze upon the panoramic sunset view and order some of the restaurant’s signature island cocktail, and as the night arrives, honeymooners seeking for intimate ambience may ask the staff to sit on the deck under the stars; a romantic corner to have a private dining moment of two, accompanied by nothing but gentle sea breeze and the soothing sound of undulating Ocean wave.

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Testimonial

All in-room convenience, facilities and amenities aside, we encourage you to get up-close-and-personal with the timeless nature around Mataking Resort by doing several of thrilling activities; from kayak, bird watching, henna, painting, batik painting for kids and of course, exploring the vast marine kingdom underneath the crystal clear water.

Check out our Waterworld section for extensive what-to-do guide off the shore of this gorgeous island!

We truly appreciate the feedback from our beloved Guests! Here are some testimonials from amazing souls who have spent their precious holiday memorable moments at  Mataking resort.

Very enjoyable and relaxing. Staff are friendly and helpful. Good Job to the team and management.

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2 August 2020

We are very honoured to have an experience in Mataking Island. Everything is perfect, from the staff, the rooms (Villa 4) & the resorts. My Son been saying this is the best resort he's ever been the whole trip. Thank you for the hospitality. Will cherish this moment forever.

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26 July 2020

The island is such a beauty and the staff makes the whole experience a thousand times better. So lucky to be able to enjoy Mataking almost done ♥ Lots of love & appreciation.

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23 July 2020

- All the staff here is friendly and helpful. - Sure will visit again. - I have a very good rest here.

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22 July 2020

It's like a local version of Maldives.. Super stunning, white sand and crystal clear sea.. My parents instantly fall in love with the island. We enjoyed our stay so much!! Food is so good, everyone from resort are so friendly!! we had a super duper great time there :))))))

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20 March 2020

It was a perfect weekend getaway. Nature was beautiful. Facilities were up to par. Staff was super friendly. Food was excellent.

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Beautiful island, excellent snorkeling and diving, beautiful countryside and especially very friendly and proffessional staff. Very good educational and ecological program. Turtle saving activities. We will come back for sure.

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Prague, 27 Aug 2019

We stayed here for 5 nights in a single beach chalet with full dive package. Being eager divers we went three times to Sipadan. The hotel offers excellent service, rooms are great and the location is something for itself. Don’t expect a Ritz Carlton style luxury hotel. A five star hotel in a central area would have more pro service and facilities to the fingertips. All though this is a fantastic place. The sand is the finest, the entire island is sorrouned by fantastic spots for diving and snorkeling. The five star padi centre has great and knowledgeable English-speaking dive masters, modern and safe boats, and good equipment. We have experienced bad dive centers in this area before. For Europeans, it might seem overwhelming that almost all guests are Chinese. However, we experienced that the staff placed non-chinese people in separate areas of the restaurant in the evening. Meals are great, and they can help you order shell fish and crab for dinner in addition to the buffet. Mataking with beach chalet and full dive package is expensive – but go for it. It is a memory for life.

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27 July 2019

Food are excellent. Staff are friendly. "5 stars"

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19th July 2020

Nice scenery. Food excellent. Staff -> friendly & helpful. Definitely will come again ♥

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19 July 2020

A beautiful place where to have a peaceful holiday: incredible sea, turtles, intact coral reef, comfortable room with a very high level service. Island is attached to the uninhabitated Little Mataking. Absolutely to recommend along with the incredible tour to Sipadan Marine Park

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12 Jul 2019

Diving at Sipadan is wonderful but getting there can be cumbersome. One of very few choices for a decent stay around Sipadan is Mataking Island. Remote but with enormous strengths. It is a small island, privately owned with a decent beach, though not great. Rooms are large and with basic amenities including good air conditioning. Very good food ( if you are ok with Asian food). Its greatest plus is its excellent staff. They are always eager to please the guests.Diving, as is well known, is excellent at Sipadan as well as in Islands surrounding Mataking. Though, funnily, most of the guests at Mataking may not be divers. As a result, though Reef Dive Resort has a quota of 6 Daily permits for Sipadan, on several days they may not have any divers at all. So, unless one is willing to pay for the whole boat, one may find it very uncertain. The Dive center is very well run by Telly who is also an excellent dive guide. As a dive master and guide Tom is excellent. He knows the dive sites so well and can make all the difference in one’s diving experience. He quickly figures out each diver’s interest and will make sure to give you a good time.Sadly, there is very little on the island for non divers as snorkeling on the house reef is mediocre.  

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31 May 2019

I stayed at Mataking for about a week and had a fantastic time there. Living in Shanghai can drive you a bit nuts sometimes and being in the exact opposite environment was quite literally a breath of fresh air: fresh air, nature, good service, and people who care. As a Shanghai dweller and part-time dive instructor, I’m not just picky about service but also very keen on seeing a smooth and responsible dive operation. Mataking did a great job in any of these areas. From the moment of arrival till the moment of departure there was not a moment I needed to worry about much. Whenever needed, staff was there, whenever quiet was desired they were invisible. My dive gear was taken care of fast and professionally, dive staff was always on call and did a great job at making me feel comfortable and at home. They were just the right amount of accommodating, eager to show things, but not willing to disturb the marine environment too much just for a photo op.  Having a resident marine biologist made it possible to go a bit in-depth on some subjects and made the diving even more enjoyable. She seemed to know a lot about the local turtle population and it was great however to experience the hatching and release of baby turtles. Except for the turtle hatcheries, Mataking also tries actively to combat dynamite fishing, rebuild the reefs, and educate the local population on the importance on environmental conservation. All very important and noble initiatives, not undertaken by any average dive resort. All in all a very pleasant and refreshing stay thanks to the local staff and marine biologist.

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14 November 2014

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