Villa Markisa Dive Resort Bali | Scuba Travel

Villa Markisa Dive Resort Bali - Far East

  • Gorgeous boutique resort for only 16 Guests
  • Range of rooms and villa options for all budgets and guests
  • Restaurant is open from 7.00 am to 09.30 pm, Balinese and Indonesian specialities as well as international and vegetarian cuisine, barbecues. Well equipped with wines.
  • Volcanic sand and pebbles, ideal for long walks
  • Shampoo & conditioner, shower gel, body lotion as well as liquid hand soap are free of charge for guests
  • Wrecks, walls, slopes, coral gardens and excellent muck diving - about 30 different dive sites
  • A special treat for tense muscles is a traditional Balinese massage which you can get in the spa.
  • Excursions available: Mountain climbing, nature walks, local markets, rice paddies, temples, trekking, shopping

Villa Markisa Dive Resort Bali

Villa Markisa is a boutique dive resort, nestled at the foot of Bali's most famous volcano 'Gunung Agung'. The private bungalows offer individual service and great attention to detail as well as having Bali's most famous site, Tulamben's USS Liberty shipwreck just minutes away with the high speed tender boat. The house reef is the famous critter packed, 'Seraya Secrets'. Jump in and explore Bali's top diving from your home away from home.

There are only 8 rooms at Villa Markisa, with 5 grades of accommodation to chose from. All rooms and bungalows are equipped with AC, minibar and room safe. Our standard package is based on the double bed basic room, which is the smallest and without a sea view or terrace. Upgrade to a deluxe or deluxe bungalow to enjoy those glorious views from your room. For the luxe feeling, upgrade to the master bedroom or one of the two Villa Sonea rooms - we love the open air bathrooms! Only room 5 cannot be set up for twin beds. All other rooms can have a twin bed set up in addition. All of the bathrooms are equipped with with shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and body lotion

Between dives tuck into a range of traditional and western meals, served at the resort restaurant overlooking the sea. There is a beach bar open every evening. Or book yourself for a relaxing massage at the spa. The main villa hosts a small shop and library - grab a book and head to the sun deck. Laundry service is available on request (local charge) and wiifi is complimentary in resort. There's no need to move far! Time to sit back and relax, Bali style.

Deluxe Bungalows

Deluxe bungalows feature a US queen double bed and a built in second bed - suitable for couples or twin occupancy. The bungalows feature open bathrooms, integrated in their own private garden to provide you with the ultimate tropical feeling. All rooms and bungalows are equipped with AC, minibar and room safe.

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Master Bedroom

Enjoy a wonderful view over the garden and pool from the most luxurious of our rooms, the master bedroom on the upper floor in the main building and be enchanted by gorgeous sunrises over the Bali Sea. The master bedroom features a US king sized bed. In the spacious bathroom, you can also relax in your own jacuzzi.

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Deluxe Room no 4 & basic room no 5

From the spacious terrace of the deluxe room no 4 on the ground floor of the main building you can enjoy an undisturbed sea view over the pool and the luscious tropical garden. The smallest room on site is the basic room no 5 and is the same as the deluxe room but without a terrace or sea view. Both rooms feature a double bed only

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Villa Sonea

The Villa Sonea offers 2 deluxe rooms on the ground level, each with its own generous open air bathroom, with a big shared entrance/living area and undisturbed view to the sea and gardens. Perfect for families and friends. These rooms feature a US king double bed each.

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Bungalow: room (30 m2), terrace (10 m2), outdoor bathroom (10 m2 under the roof plus garden with shower) Deluxe room 4: room (28 m2), terrace (20 m2), bathroom (16 m2) Room 5: room (13 m2), bathroom (5 m2) Master bedroom: Room (40 m2), Balcony (9 m2), Bathroom (16 m2) Villa Sonea: Living Room (65 m2), Terrace (15,5 m2), Room (30 m2), Outdoor Bathroom (10 m2 under the roof plus Garden with Shower)

Covid Information for Villa Markisa

Covid-19 update coming soon:

Country Covid Travel Information

View entry requirements here

Bali, Jakarta and Manado have re-opened borders with visa on arrival for vaccinated travellers only. You can use the NHS COVID Pass to demonstrate your vaccination record when entering Indonesia. You will need to present both soft and hard copies of your NHS vaccination certificates at various stages of your journey.
If you are fully vaccinated, you can enter Indonesia as follows:
Visa on arrival is idr 500,000 pay at airport by cash notes (no coins) or credit card - please bring cash as back up - cash notes must cover the whole amount or round up the cash

Travellers who have received a full course of COVID-19 vaccination and a booster do not need to have antigen/PCR test to travel domestically. Travellers who have not received any booster vaccination may need to show negative antigen/PCR test to travel domestically.

show proof of a full course of vaccination (travellers under 18 years old or those who cannot be vaccinated for health reasons are exempt)
download and install the Peduli Lindungi app to perform the e-Hac registration
undergo a temperature check upon arrival and, if showing COVID-19 symptoms and / or a temperature above 37.5 degrees, a RT-PCR test. If negative, fully vaccinated travellers can continue their journey
There are no domestic tests required for domestic flights
From 18th March, when you travel to England from abroad you:
do not need to take any COVID-19 tests before you travel or after you arrive
do not need to fill in a UK passenger locator form
do not need to quarantine when you arrive
This applies whether you are vaccinated or not.

It includes people who are transiting through England.
Updated 8 JUL 2022

Frequently Asked Questions

Location

Indonesia is around 15-20 hours flight from the UK and is made up of around 19 000 islands. It is the largest archipelago in the world straddling the Equator, between the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Most travellers will enter Indonesia through Jakarta (CGK), Bali (DPS) or Manado (MDC) airports. This is the stuff of divers' dreams. This exotic nation is the very definition of bio diversity. Find the big fish in Komodo, Raja Ampat or Kalimantan. Drift lazily along the walls of Bunaken and Wakatobi, watching turtles on coral drenched walls. While away the hours hunting for miniscule macro in Bali, Lembeh or Ambon. Cannot decide? Why not combine two locations into a single trip!

Covid Travel Information

View entry requirements here

Bali, Jakarta and Manado have re-opened borders with visa on arrival for vaccinated travellers only. You can use the NHS COVID Pass to demonstrate your vaccination record when entering Indonesia. You will need to present both soft and hard copies of your NHS vaccination certificates at various stages of your journey.
If you are fully vaccinated, you can enter Indonesia as follows:
Visa on arrival is idr 500,000 pay at airport by cash notes (no coins) or credit card - please bring cash as back up - cash notes must cover the whole amount or round up the cash

Travellers who have received a full course of COVID-19 vaccination and a booster do not need to have antigen/PCR test to travel domestically. Travellers who have not received any booster vaccination may need to show negative antigen/PCR test to travel domestically.

show proof of a full course of vaccination (travellers under 18 years old or those who cannot be vaccinated for health reasons are exempt)
download and install the Peduli Lindungi app to perform the e-Hac registration
undergo a temperature check upon arrival and, if showing COVID-19 symptoms and / or a temperature above 37.5 degrees, a RT-PCR test. If negative, fully vaccinated travellers can continue their journey
There are no domestic tests required for domestic flights
From 18th March, when you travel to England from abroad you:
do not need to take any COVID-19 tests before you travel or after you arrive
do not need to fill in a UK passenger locator form
do not need to quarantine when you arrive
This applies whether you are vaccinated or not.

It includes people who are transiting through England.
Updated 8 JUL 2022

Weather and Climate

Indonesia is a vast country, and the weather can be hugely variable. The topography means that weather patterns can be very localised. This is the tropics! For Bali, Komodo & Wakatobi the weather is usually best from April - November, with July and August being some of the best months to visit. Between December and March the conditions can be a bit stormy. November to April is also the wettest month to visit Bunaken, Lembeh and Kalimantan but to a lesser degree than in other locations. October to April is historically the most popular time to dive in Raja Ampat.

Travel

Flight options

Our holidays to Indonesia can be quoted with most major airlines. We are however able to book most major airlines. Popular options for Indonesia include Cathay Pacific, Singapore airlines, Qatar, Emirates, Malaysian, KLM and Gaurda. If you would like to depart from a different UK airport (eg. Glasgow/Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham or Gatwick) or have a specific airline you prefer to fly with, simply let us know in your booking request. A supplement may apply for regional departures. Times and any applicable supplements will be confirmed by your travel consultant before you finalise your holiday. If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to Indonesia, let us know and we can remove the cost of the international flights from your quote. We are unfortunately not able to redeem airmiles on your behalf. Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your holiday is confirmed by us.

Stopovers

With a huge range of airlines to fly with, you can easily build in a stop over either on your way to or on your way back from Indonesia. Simply talk to your travel consultant about adding a stop over into your itinerary.

Arrange before you go

Regular Entry Requirements

UK Passport holders landing in Jakarta, Bali or Manado are able to obtain a visa on arrival in Jakarta 5000 000 IDR cash. Do ensure your passport has 6 months validity from your return date to prevent any issues with immigration. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here

Insurance

Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities. We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It's worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here

Immunisations

Your covid proof of vaccination must match your passport name and flight ticket name. Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on updating your NHS details or for other travel immunisations: click here

Preparing to fly

Seating

You will also be able to manage your booking online once you have been ticketed (after you have paid your holiday balance). Most airlines will now enable you to select your seating at this point. There may be a small charge for prebookable seating before online check in opens. Please speak to the airline for more information about charges.

Check in

As you are flying with a scheduled airline, you will be able to check in online with your airline. Please visit their website for more information about when online check in opens.

Lounge

An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here

Parking

Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren't as expensive as you might think. click here

What happens when I arrive?

On arrival in your Indonesia destination, you will need to clear immigration and collect your baggage. You will then be met outside of arrivals by a representative from your liveaboard or resort. Some reps are able to meet you airside. They will be holding a board with either your destination or your name on it. If you have any issues at all locating your rep, please contact us. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Please call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.

Transfers

If you have a hotel en route please follow any specific instructions in your travel documents. Where possible, you will be met by a representative who will assist in taking you to your hotel. If using a shuttle service, please arrange your return shuttle time back to the airport at the hotel check in. Domestic flights are common in Indonesia and run frequently. The major hubs of Jakarta, Bali and Manado all have separate terminals for domestic and international departures. Just follow the signs to move between international and domestic terminals. The service has improved vastly, but there can still be last minute schedule changes. Please ensure you leave plenty of time for check in or transit between flights (usually 4 hours min). Domestic flights can typically only be booked with a 20kgs hold allowance as standard. Excess baggage must be paid for in Indonesian rupiah and costs around $2-$5 per kg per way. Due to local traffic and road conditions, land journey times can be difficult to predict. We recommend you take water with you and keep any essentials in your hand baggage to make your journey as comfortable as possible.

Departures

At the end of your holiday, your return transfer details will be advised locally. As of Feb 2015, the departure tax for all domestic and international flights is built into your flight ticket price.

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Tipping

Tipping is entirely at your discretion. We do not make recommendations as to how much to tip. Should you wish to leave a tip for the staff and crew, it should reflect the level of service you have enjoyed.

Currency

Indonesian currency is the Rupiah however in resort, US Dollars, Visa or MasterCard, Rupiah (local currency) and Euro, as well as other major currencies are all accepted. Please be aware you may be charged a surcharge to pay by card transactions in Indonesia and 10% VAT is applied to all local purchases. We do suggest you change a little money while in Bali to cover incidentals along the way. Please be aware you may be charged a surcharge to pay by card transactions in Indonesia and 10% VAT is applied to all local purchases.

Phone coverage

Free wifi in resort

Plugs and electricity

Round two prong plug 220V electricity provided by generators ( There are also 110V outlets available )

Extras

Hire equipment

A full range of scuba and snorkelling equipment is available on site - please ask for a local charge price list

Extras

A range of diving special trips and land based non diving activities can be arranged in resort.

Souvenirs

The dive centre has a small, limited shop on site

Nitrox/Gas

Free for certified divers

Payments

Deposits and Balances

A typical deposit for a holiday to Villa Markisa is is 30% of your holiday cost, although this will depend on your exact flight option and travel class. Larger deposits may be required for some flight options (eg premium economy/business class).

Ways to pay

We accept mastercard and visa debit or credit cards. If you would like a pay by link to complete check out via email please let us know and it can be set up for you. All non sterling card payments and UK business debit cards will be subject to the 3% surcharge. We do not take AMEX. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. Overseas bank transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions or personal cheques.

Group Payments

If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation

Discounts

Repeat Guests

Are you one of Scuba Travel's repeat customers?
Over 60% of our customers trust Scuba Travel to book their next diving holiday, time after time.

And we believe you deserve a huge thanks for your ongoing support over the years, which is what our repeater discount is all about! Travel with us again in either 12 months or 24 months and you will qualify for a discount. That's all you have to do. No forms, no numbers to remember, no fuss, just a good honest price reduction.

5% off for repeat customers travelling with Scuba Travel within 24 months
Repeat discounts are not cumulative and cannot be applied to special offer prices

Included

Our standard resort holiday includes 7 nights the basic room (room 5) on a full board basis (drinking water, coffee/tea with breakfast) - room upgrades available.
Our favourite dive package is 10 Tulamben dives & unlimited, unguided house reef diving on air.
Free nitrox for certified divers
Return airport transfer from Bali airport

Excluded

Excluded from your package are any additional local services (spa, land tours, additional dives). Soft drinks, alcohol, speciality coffees and ice cream are available at an additional cost. A 10% VAT is applied to all local purchases.

kit hire, private guides,and special trips

Tipping is entirely at your discretion. We do not make recommendations as to how much to tip. Should you wish to leave a tip for the staff and crew, it should reflect the level of service you have enjoyed.

Please ask for a quote to add international flights from the UK to Bali. We can book most major scheduled airlines including regional UK departures.


Villa Markisa was built where owner Christiane discovered the now worldwide famous macro dive site 'Seraya Secrets'. Stroll in from the dive centre and discover a wonderful world of crazy critters. Only 5 minutes by one of the speed boats is the unique wreck USS Liberty in the bay of Tulamben. But there is actually much more to be discovered underwater in Bali The programme is very flexible with speedboat or shore diving. Have a private guide or jump in with your buddy. It's easy to see why so many of our divers love this region and with the dive team at Vila Markisa, you have an experienced team on hand.

2:1 diver:guide ratio as standard
Dive centre only 10 m from the beach
Over 30 dive sites offering wrecks, walls, slopes, coral gardens and excellent muck diving
2 Twin engine speed boats with ladder and roof for 8 and 12 divers including guides
Special trips on request; Padang Bai (Mola Molas and Mantas), Amed & Lipah Bay

Pedropolis

Skill level: Novice | Ave Depth: 22 | Max Depth: 22

Pedro's artificial reef was created at approximately 22 meters depth at our house reef Seraya Secrets and was affectionately named Pedropolis. This self-developed modular system allows the reef to extend in all directions as needed. It not only looks like a great work of art, it has become the home of many underwater creatures during the last few years. It often attracts large schools of various fish species such as batfish or even barracudas. Broken corals which we found at other dive sites have been attached to this reef and have started to grow again! Pedro started the project with the help of our dive guides, friends, and guests in June 2016

Liberty Wreck

Skill level: Novice | Ave Depth: 18 | Max Depth: 32

In Tulamben, only 5 minutes by boat from our beach. The Liberty Wreck is a famous wreck, beached up the sea bed and a relatively simple dive. She is broken up into segements now but remains a superb dive. Packed with marine life and coral growth as well as interesting artefacts from the wreck itself. Early morning you may catch a large school of jacks or humphead parrott fish sheltering around the stern at the deepest section of the wreck.

Seraya Secrets

Skill level: Novice | Ave Depth: 18 | Max Depth: 35

Secrets Bay is a treasure trove of macro but also Villa Markisa's house reef! Villa Markisa owner Chrstiane has taken pictures of over 600 various species on this patch alone. Some of her pictures are featured in "INDO-PACIFIC NUDIBRANCHS AND SEA SLUGS", 2008 and "NUDIBRANCH & SEA SLUG IDENTIFICATION". You really do never know what you will find here, from all manner of octopus, camouflage fish, shrimps of ever shape and size and of course, the nudibranch.

Amed & Lipah Bay

Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 20 | Max Depth: 35

Amed and Lipah Bay are a boat ride from Tulamben but excellent sites for some gentle drift diving along the wall. The sea fans and school fish are particularly impressive and the perfect compliment to the small critters and muck diving on other sites.

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Island hop your way round Indonesia's big fish hotspots and world class reef dives. We can tailormake a bespoke itinerary for all budgets and seasons, including land based cultural tours. Trust our expertise to craft your dream holiday.

The resort restaurant

Open from 7.00 am to 09.30 pm, Balinese and Indonesian specialties as well as international and vegetarian cuisine, barbecues. Well equipped with wines. No swimsuits in the restaurant, t-shirts and shorts are no problem

Beach Bar

The beach bar is open daily from 5.00 pm to 10.00 pm

Sun deck

Relax on the sea front sun deck, next to the beach bar and pool