Komodo Resort, Indonesia | Scuba Travel

Komodo Resort, Indonesia - Far East

  • Island escape with only 20 rooms
  • 15 sea front bungalows surrounded by tropical paradise or stunning Grand view room upgrades
  • Spoil yourself at the Sunset Restaurant and indulge with cocktails at the Komodo Dragon Beach Bar
  • Indonesian, Italian and International dishes, home made breads and a selection of wine from all over the world
  • Travel to the Komodo Park to look for the mighty Komodo Dragons, Spa and gym on the beach front
  • Komodo Resort Dive Club is a PADI Pro Training Facility
  • All PADI courses, macro, drift diving, nitrox, diving cruises
  • WiFi available

Komodo Resort, Indonesia

Komodo Resort is only a 90 minute boat ride from Labuan Bajo airport, but it will feel a whole world away. This one of the few dedicated diving resorts in the Komodo area, on Sebayur island. The resort has been built to fit into the island's natural landscape. As you walk down the long jetty, the Bungalows appear. Not only is it within range of some of the areas best big fish and reef dives, there's an impressive house reef and powder white sand beaches for afternoon relaxation.

The Komodo resort is the kind of diving destination that will appeal to divers seeking to step off the beaten path, whilst combining superb diving with plenty of barefoot relaxation. It is an intimate island resort, only 15 Seafront Bungalows are made in teak wood from local controlled plantations. All of the bungalows have hot water, fan, 24 hours electric power, mini bar, safety box , air conditioning system, private bathroom, terrace and garden. Upgrade to the Grand View or Grand Beach rooms for the a larger suite and the option to add a 3rd bed - these are ideal for families (up to 4 people). The resort has been designed to reflect the surrounding nature of a Desert Island, just a few meters away from the Beach and from the pristine house reef.

Meals in the resort are served at the Sunset restaurant, cooking Indonesian, Italian and international dishes. Grab a drink at the Dragon beach bar. Or find some peace at the resort Sebayur spa. There's even a modest gym! Most guests visit Komodo resort for the exceptional diving. For those hours spent on land, you can also go exploring the local Islands, Beaches and wilderness. No trip is complete without a visit to see the legendary Komodo Dragons on the neighbouring Islands. The rugged topside terrain makes for exciting trekking opportunities and Kayaking is also popular.

Seafront deluxe bungalows

Just a few steps away from our private beach, these 28 m2 double or twin bedrooms are equipped with air conditioning, ensuite bathroom with hot/cold showers, amenities, a minibar, safety deposit box, mosquito net, writing desk, and spacious terrace overlooking the ocean.

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Grand Beach rooms

Located on the ground floor and a step away from our private beach. DBL 455 Equally recent and very tastefully designed, the Grand Beaches provides almost the same features as their sisters the Grand Views, with the main difference being with the possibility to convert the sofa lounge area into 1 or 2 extra beds (90x200cm) which offers 2nd great options for families.

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Sebayur Spa

Located right on the beach, the brand new Sebayur spa offers different kinds of traditional Javanese massages. There you can also enjoy the natural treatments such as masks and scrubs or special relaxing massages dedicated to divers.

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Covid Information for Komodo Resort

Please ask about the latest in resort covid requirements, where applicable.

Country Covid Travel Information

View entry requirements here

British Citizens who are entering Indonesia for the following purposes can apply for a visa on arrival at a cost of IDR 500,000:

Tourism;
Official visit or government duties;
Business meeting;
Procurement of goods;
Official meeting;
Transit.

This visa is valid for 30 days, and can be extended once (for a maximum of 30 days) by making an application to an immigration office within Indonesia. Ensure that you extend your visa within the initial 30 days to avoid an overstay fine. Visa on arrival is now available at the following airports:

Soekarno Hatta DKI Jakarta
Ngurah Rai Bali
Kualanamu North Sumatra
Juanda East Java
Hasanuddin South Sulawesi
Sam Ratulangi North Sulawesi
Yogyakarta Yogyakarta
Hang Nadim Batam, Riau Islands
Zainuddin Abdul Majid West Nusa Tenggara

Updated 16 JUN 2023

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

British Citizens who are entering Indonesia for the following purposes can apply for a visa on arrival at a cost of IDR 500,000:

Tourism;
Official visit or government duties;
Business meeting;
Procurement of goods;
Official meeting;
Transit.

This visa is valid for 30 days, and can be extended once (for a maximum of 30 days) by making an application to an immigration office within Indonesia. Ensure that you extend your visa within the initial 30 days to avoid an overstay fine. Visa on arrival is now available at the following airports:

Soekarno Hatta DKI Jakarta
Ngurah Rai Bali
Kualanamu North Sumatra
Juanda East Java
Hasanuddin South Sulawesi
Sam Ratulangi North Sulawesi
Yogyakarta Yogyakarta
Hang Nadim Batam, Riau Islands
Zainuddin Abdul Majid West Nusa Tenggara

Updated 16 JUN 2023

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.

Phone coverage

The resort offer free wifi, but this is a remote location and so the connection can be unreliable. We recomend purchasing a local SIM card in Bali. Currently, Telkomsel is the best mobile provider to use on the island and around Komodo National Park.

Plugs and electricity

All rooms are fitted with two round pin sockets (Indonesian/ European standard) and the electricity is 220v 50 cycle

Extras

Hire equipment

Kit hire can be arranged in resort and is paid for locally - approx 425 000 IDR per day.

Extras

A full range of PADI courses and day land tours (Rinca or Komodo island) for trekking can be arranged locally

Souvenirs

The dive centre has a small, limited shop on site

Nitrox/Gas

Nitrox is 6 euro per tank

Payments

Deposits and Balances

A typical deposit for a holiday to Komodo Resort dive resort 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. We do not take AMEX. All non sterling card payments and UK business debit cards will be subject to the 3% surcharge. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. Overseas bank transfers must add £8 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

A standard resort package includes 7 nights a full board basis (breakfast, lunch and dinner) at Komodo resort. Water is available, along with tea and coffee.
Our favourite dive package is 11 AIR boat dives (1 check dive plus 10 dives/day AM). Ask your travel consultant to prebook additional diving.
Transfers from Labuan Bajo are included and run at fixed times. Off schedule transfers can be arranged on request for an additional charge.

Excluded

To pay in resort are any meals or drinks outside of your full board package.

Excluded are local marine park fees, additional dives (up to 4 dives/day inc night dives), special trips (dragon tours and trekking), nitrox (5 euro/tank or 12 euro/3 tank day)

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, domestic flights from Bali or a Bali hotel to your holiday.


Most divers are drawn to this corner of the globe for the chance to dive at Komodo National park. The resort dives here and it takes around 90mins in each direction from the centre. However, don't overlook the huge abundance of pristine Reefs, Islands, Islets and sandy bays much closer to Komodo Resort. To dive them all would take a lifetime! snorkellers will also find the reefs incredible, with both house beach and boat trips available.



Komodo itself is most famous for the Manta and Sharks. Currents can be strong and the fast moving water draws in the big fish in large numbers. North Komodo is the main focus... Sebayur, Castle and Crystal Rock, The Cauldron, Golden Passage, Batu Bolong, Manta Point, Tatawa Besar and Kecil, Pulau Tenggah... these are just a handful of the wonderful places to dive. Closer to home the diving changes in nature but is no less impressive. The coral reefs have to be seen to be believed and large schools of smaller reef fish swirl around. There are still plenty of chances for big stuff, especially Manta. And Macro lovers are in for a treat with the range of critters hanging out.



  • 2boat dives/day included with the option of up to 4 including a night dive (additional dives paid locally)
  • Nitrox available locally
  • 2 purpose built Indonesian style dive boats
  • Great snorkelling locations for non divers, right off house beach


The resort's diving centre schedules daily boat diving and snorkelling trips, starting at 8 o clock in the morning. The prebooked package includes 2 boat dives per day in the morning, but you can dive up to 4 a day including a night dive (for the night dive is required a minimum of 2 participants).

Sebayur House Reef

Skill level: All levels | Ave Depth: 20 | Max Depth: 35

As Komodo resort says" We pride ourselves to have the Best House Reef in Labuan Bajo.. As part of our preservation efforts, together with the support of the nearby Messah Island community, we have implemented a no touching, no fishing, no scuba diving policy in our beloved house reef. This resulted in not only a healthy coral reef ecosystem, but also a rich environment to support many of its residents such as school of juvenile batfish, parrot fish, cuttlefish, and many more"

Torpedo Point

Skill level: All levels | Ave Depth: 15 | Max Depth: 30

On a black sanded bay in the south of Rinca, makes this a macro lovers heaven. Here we are looking for the small stuff, we really never know what will turn up here. Looking into small coral patches and wooden branches itís a critters paradise. On the sand we can find any number of nudibranchs and flatworms only local to this dive site. Be sure to check any objects on the sand as can hold a large quantity and various types of invertebrates. Frogfish, flying gurnards are not uncommon here. While making your way over the black sand you find columns of small coral gardens which hide a large array of critters including the rare blue ringed octopus and wanderpus have been seen here. In the peak season can be difficult to reach due to rough sea conditions. Water temperatures can also be considerably lower than in the central sites.

Komodo National Park

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

This is a special trip (local charge) but a must do for any diver in the region. A full day of dipping your toes into delicate pink sandy beach, meeting wildly famous Komodo Dragons and the alluring Manta Ray beneath the clear blue water of Komodo National Park.

Batu Bolong

Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 20 | Max Depth: 30

Above the sea level Batu Bolong (hollow rock) is just a small rock between Tatawa Besar and Komodo, underwater it a big conic massive rock and turns out to be one of the most amazing dive sites of Komodo archipelago. Currents can be strong. The dive starts close to the rock, on a 5-6 m deep coral garden, to get down to 28-30 m. The coral garden on the top hosts an impressive amount of invertebrates and thousands of colorful reef fishes. Big fishes , as sharks, napoleon wrasses, giant trevallies, big emperors and schools of fusiliers and surgeon fishes swim nearby the the steep walls.

Siaba Kecil

Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 20 | Max Depth: 30

Current here can be strong and the drift a real adventure for moderately expert divers, but beginners can enjoy the area too just hanging around the gardens avoiding the flying drift. It is a sloping reef rich in corals and sponges that follows the profile of the small island. The main attraction is the central part of the dive that, at regular intervals, reserves us many overhangs with small dimensions densely inhabited by small invertebrates, nudibranches, sweetlips and small reef fish. In the blue and along the reef you can often see sharks, barracudas and schools of trevallies and snappers.Lots of turtles are usually found here. At the end of the drift there are rich coral gardens with a lot of life that are a paradise for macro lovers, many critters live here around.

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Sunset restaurant

The sunset restaurant with is open air bamboo structure, has been created to spoil all your senses. Taste the Indonesian, Italian and international cuisine with fresh products from organic cultures and fish straight from the sea to your table. Daily home made bred and pasta at dinner and pastries and cakes at breakfast. Feel the breeze and enjoy the view of the ocean sipping a glass of wine. The restaurant offers a good selection of wines from all over the world

Beach Bar

Indulge in exotic cocktails, velvety wines and a cool fresh beverage or two whilst relaxing at Dragon Beach Bar, the iconic casual open-air beachfront bar. The bar is located right on the shore where the view is spectacular, with a wide selection of spirits and wines. Cozy outdoor lounges, the smiling professionality of our bartenders, and the beautiful backdrop of sunset behind Komodo Island make the Bar a perfect place to chill out after a day of diving, snorkelling or trekking.

Gift shop

Our Gift Shop offers a great selection of apparel for adults and children, gifts, merchandise, swimming accessories, and much more. It is the ideal place to find unique locally made souvenirs to bring home. Komodo Resort is also an official distributor for 4Ocean bracelet. For every bracelet purchased, Guests will contribute to one pound of trash being pulled from the ocean and donate $1 to 4Oceans conservation partner of the month.