Komodo ResortFar East,Indonesiafrom Â£2795
Komodo resort is only 90mins from Labuan Bajo, but offers tranquil relaxation in the heart of Komodo. Indoensia's famous big fish and reef dives are on your doorstep.Call us or email to book
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 kind of diving destionation 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 sixteen sea front 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 and air conditioning system. private bathroom, terrace and garden. The resort has been designed to reflect surrounded the nature of a desert island, just few meters away from the beach and from pristine house reef. Meals in the resort are served that 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 spend on land you can also go exploring local islands, beaches and wilderness. No trip is complete without a visit to se the legendary Komodo Dragons on the neighbouring islands. The rugged topside terrain makes for exciting trekking opportunities. Kayaking is also popular.
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.
Indonesia is around 15-20 hours flight from the UK and is made up of around 18 000 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!
Indonesia is a vast country, and the weather can be hugley 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.
As standard, our holidays to Indonesia are quoted with London departures. We are however able to book most major airlines. Popular options for Indonesia include Cathay Pacific (40kgs hold allowance), 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.
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.
UK Passport holders landing in Jakarta, Bali or Manado are able to obtain a free 30 day visa on arrival. 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
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
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
All flights (international and domestic), transfers, 1 night in Bali on a B&B basis and accommodation on a full board basis (breakfast, lunch and dinner) at Komodo resort. Water is available, along with tea and coffee. Please refer to your booking confirmation for full details of your prebooked diving 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) or any meals or drinks outside of your full board package. Excess baggage on your domestic flights has to be paid at check in.
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.
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.
There is a good chance you will have signal and there is wifi in the communal areas
All rooms are fitted with two round pin sockets (Indonesian/ European standard) and the electricity is 220v 50 cycle
Kit hire can be arranged in resort and is paid for locally - approx 380 000 IDR per day.
A full range of PADI courses and day land tours (Rinca or Komodo island) for trekking can be arranged locally
The dive centre has a small, limited shop on site
Nitrox is 5 euro per tank or 12 euro per 3 tank day, payable locally
A typical deposit for a holiday to Wakatobi dive resort is £600 per person, 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).
We accept mastercard and visa debit or credit cards. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. All non sterling card payments and UK business debit cards will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Overseas bank transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions.
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
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And we believe you deserve a huge thanks for your ongoing support over the years, which is what our loyalty discount is all about! If you have booked directly with Scuba Travel, on your 3rd full price holiday you will automatically be eligible for a loyalty discount. That's all you have to do. No forms, no numbers to remember, no fuss, just a good honest price reduction. We are always happy to offer discounts as described below but these are not cumulative and we do not offer further discounts on special offer prices.
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! snorkeller 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.
The resort's diving centre schedules daily boat diving and snorkelling trips, starting at 8 o’clock in the morning. The probooked 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).
If you pre-book your diving as part of a holiday package with Scuba Travel you can take advantage of our special rates and make considerable savings on your dive package or dive course atKomodo Resort.
These prices are subject to change and you will be advised of the exact cost at the time of booking.