Pulau Mataking tour packages & holidays
Pulau Mataking consists of two islands: Besar (the big island) and Kecil (the small island). A sand bar connects the two islands and both are in Malaysia. The clear and mesmerizing blue waters as well as more than 20 diving locations draw visitors from all over the world. Some of the most popular diving locations include Alice Wall, Magic Rick, Barracuda Point, Nudibranch Heaven, and Mantis Reef. Other activities that draw visitors to Pulau Mataking include surfing and snorkeling.
The beautiful sandy beaches appeal to couples, families, and individuals who would like to tan their bodies. You can also walk along the beach, play beach volleyball with your family or friends, or climb the King's Watchtower to see the islands from a bird's eye view. When the tide is low, many tourists cross from one island to the other by taking a stroll on the one kilometer sandbar that connects Besar and Kecil. At night, you can watch Green and Hawksbill turtles visit the beach to lay their eggs in the sand. There are several hotels on Mataking Island such as Reef Dive Resort where visitors can stay.
If you are planning to travel to Pulau Mataking, choose any day, week, or month between February and November. However, take note that August is one of the busiest months with many tourists flocking the islands to explore the diving locations and sandy beaches. For a quieter holiday, visit the island either in February or in July. The island enjoys an equatorial climate with daytime temperatures ranging from 28 to 34 °C. If you engage in diving activities, it is advisable to avoid flying for about 24 hours.
The island of Pulau Mataking, Malaysia boasts of attractions such as sandy beaches, diving sites, and equatorial climate.