Dive The Four Pearls of Indonesia with Lotus Hotels and Gangga Divers
With an incredible portfolio of four hotels ideally located in Indonesia’s most beautiful marine areas, Lotus Hotels have reputations as some of the best diving resorts in the archipelago. Each of the properties in Raja Ampat, North Sulawesi, Bali and The Gili Islands are 5* PADI Certified dive resorts, each with their own Gangga Divers Dive Centre. Gangga Divers’ professional dive instructors are ready to teach and assist divers from true beginners to the most experienced.
Papua Paradise Eco Resort
Raja Ampat is a bucket-list destination for divers from every corner of the world. This archipelago of hundreds of islands is blessed with the highest density of marine bio-diversity on Earth. Papua Paradise Eco Resort offers the opportunity to stay in luxury, while also respecting and preserving the natural environment above and below the water.
Gangga Divers at Papua Paradise Eco Resort will take you on a magical journey around the islands of Raja Ampat to search for rays, sharks, endless schools of fish, unbelievable coral gardens, and even rare species like dugongs and walking sharks. Diving in Raja Ampat is an experience of a lifetime and the staff, service, and location of Papua Paradise only enhances the memories to be made there.
Tailor-made for divers, Papua Paradise Resort is located on the lush and uninhabited Birie Island, which teems with exotic bird and is surrounded by world class diving. Overwater bungalows are both rustic and luxurious and allow you to feel completely at one with the natural life there. Imagine watching the abundance of marine animals swimming right below your private deck.
Guests will also be spoiled by the only luxury spa in Raja Ampat - Spa in Paradise at Papua Paradise Eco Resort. Relaxation, rejuvenation and beauty treatments, as well as time-honored Ayuvedic treatments from South East Asia and India are available in this beautiful space surrounded by nature.
Gangga Island Resort & Spa
Just 20 minutes off the coast of Manado by private speedboat, Gangga Island Resort & Spa is the best-kept secret in North Sulawesi. This resort is ideally located for exploring the many diving sites of nearby Bangka Island, Bunaken Marine Park and the Lembeh Strait.
Gangga Island Resort & Spa is home to Gangga Divers, a professional dive centre offering trips to whether you are in search of world-class muck diving for the tiniest critters or want to go deeper and see large pelagics like sharks, trevally, and barracuda, you won’t be disappointed.
When you return from diving your bungalow elegantly furnished with dark wood and local textiles awaits. Fitting seamlessly into the surroundings, these bungalows are steps from the long white sand beach, crystal blue waters and large saltwater pool giving guests endless opportunities to relax, unwind and enjoy nature.
Outside diving time, day trips are offered to the mainland to see some of the historical and natural wonders of North Sulawesi. Visit ancient archaeological sites, national wildlife parks, and traditional villages where the same way of life has been kept for centuries.
Lotus Bungalows Candidasa
One of East Bali’s most beautiful gems, Lotus Bungalows Candidasa offers the perfect island hideaway with diving that will take your breath away.
Candidasa draws divers from around the world for its close proximity to many of Bali’s most celebrated dive sites. Gangga Divers will take you to famous spots around the offshore islands of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida to look for manta rays and mola-mola, and also to many lesser-known gems around the east Bali coast.
The resort features just 20 bungalows, so you can expect personalized treatment in a quiet, laid back atmosphere. Private verandahs, some with sea views, give guests a space to read, relax and enjoy the sea air. Spa treatments, excellent local and Mediterranean food in the restaurant and a crystalline pool to cool off in are just a few of the features of this cozy resort.
This area is also well known for its cultural attractions. Bali’s Hinduism and age-old traditions flourish here, away from the tourist hotspots in the south of the island. Tour temples, some of the oldest villages on the island, and important Hindu sites, in between diving and relaxation.
Located on one of Indonesia’s most popular holiday islands, Villa Almarik shows the quieter side of Gili Trawangan. Sea turtles visit the crystal-clear waters in front of the resort where the gentle currents are perfect for snorkelling. The main Gili Trawangan strip of bars, restaurants, and shops is just a short stroll, cycle, or horse-drawn cart ride down the island’s sandy paths.
The hotel’s dedicated dive centre Gangga Divers offers professional dive instruction and guides. And with 20 incredible dive sites within 20 minutes of the resort, this is a perfect choice for divers of any skill level and even those looking to get their first PADI certification. From colourful coral gardens to steep slopes and dramatic walls, there is plenty of variation in the diving around the Gili Islands.
Within the resort are bright, comfortable bungalows, tropical gardens, a spa, and a restaurant serving fresh local and Mediterranean dishes. Guests can enjoy views to Gunung Rinjani on mainland Lombok, vibrant sunsets, and the clear starry skies from the resort's beachfront loungers that only being on this low-key tropical island allow.