Waterfront Bungalows in a Tranquil Setting
The Maluku Divers Resort Bungalows are unique in comparison with any other Ambon hotel. The initial difference is the location, as the resort is situated in a plantation of mature mango trees, which drop their fruit once a season, to the delight of any guest lucky enough to be staying at the time.
Each bungalow covers a combined 60 square metre (645 square feet) footprint, made up of a large wooden terrace, a large living area and then a spacious enclosed en-suite private bathroom through to the rear of the building.
The wooden terrace at the front of the bungalow is a pleasant area to sit and absorb the stunning view across the water to Ambon’s green and undeveloped southern peninsular, to contemplate the critters that have been seen, or to enjoy a good book between dives. Due to the thoughtful layout of the resort, each bungalow has an uninterrupted view across Ambon Bay creating a feeling of seclusion even amongst the other bungalows.
Bungalow with single beds at Maluku Divers Resort in Ambon
Bungalow with double bed at Maluku Divers Resort in Ambon
The interior of the bungalows feels incredibly spacious due to the high pitch design of the roof. All of the rooms have air-conditioning, but are also equipped with a powerful ceiling fan. As a result of the shelter of the many large mango trees, many divers prefer to sleep with just the fan. The bungalows all have the same design, and conveniently, all can be switched to provide either twin or double accommodations.
The bungalow’s private bathroom is accessed through the living area and is a spacious enclosed room. The hot water shower is found to one side, washbasin in the centre and bathroom facilities to the other side. Fresh supplies of soap, showergel and shampoo are provided daily as the dedicated Maluku Divers staff clean the room and make the beds during the dives.
The Maluku Divers resort is a unique location, which absorbs and compliments the natural surroundings, while providing divers with the essential facilities which are required for a stress free diving holiday. While every effort is made to ensure a wonderful experience, Maluku Divers always asks that divers are understanding of the remote nature of Ambon island, and visit with an adventurous mind and a desire for an experience away from the crowds.
Maluku Divers Garden Rooms
Garden rooms Maluku Divers
The new Garden Rooms on offer at Maluku Divers are in a terrace style looking over the resort’s spacious garden area at the back of the property. These rooms are smaller than the Bungalows, and have no direct ocean view, however they do have airconditioning and en-suite bathrooms, with hot water showers. The rooms can be either twin or double bed set up and have the Maluku Divers world renowned mattresses so everyone will get a great night sleep.There is a nice terrace to the front of the room, complete with chairs and a table.
These new rooms are also a lower cost than the Waterfront Bungalows, so for those interested in saving a few dollars for the diving.
Michael is a great friend of Maluku Divers. Most divers who visit Ambon will meet Michael, as he is the Tourism Representative at Ambon airport, meaning he meets and greets all international guests as they arrive in the terminal in Ambon. Michael’s homestay houses three rooms, two double bedrooms and one twin room. They are fan rooms and share a bathroom with separate shower. Maluku Divers helped Michael develop his homestay facility by donating a shower and helping with the bathroom.
The homestay is generally comfortable enough and Michael and his family are warm and welcoming, however the facilities are very basic and can be subject to long power cuts, which can be uncomfortable at night.Divers staying at MIchael’s accommodation will need to arrange their own transport to and from the resort in time to catch the departure of the dive vessel. Meal provisions are also affected, but the homestay has local warung close by, so food can be acquired in the village, or a meal package taken with Maluku Divers. Inevitably staying at this alternative accommodation will not be as convenient as staying at the Maluku Divers Resort, however it does enable divers to experience the island of Ambon on a slightly lower budget.
Not only does Michael have a great homestay and a lovely personality, he is also a very talented musician and it is quite possible to hear Michael serenading Maluku Divers guests in the resort restaurant. Michael’s traditional Ambonese songs were chosen by Tony Wu as backing for his “Ambon Beneath the Waves” video.