Maratua Island is located off the north coast of East Kalimantan; an approx 2 and half hour speed boat ride from the main land.
Maratua Island is one of the largest island in the Derawan Archipelago and is loved by divers around the world! The Island is circled with large lagoons plentiful with marine life and healthy coral reefs. Just looking at the shape of the island makes you wonder if this island is truly the definition of “paradise” The huge “u-shaped” island spans approx 384 kilometres of sandy beaches and 3,735km of waters; packed with adventures for the adventure seekers!
Maratua Island alone has many dive sites to visit and you’ll be amazed with abundance of marine life you were trying to chase around the globe!
- Manta Ray
- Whale Shark
- Barracuda Storm
- Thresher Sharks
- Sharks (White & Black Tip, Nurse, Leopard etc)
- Mandarin Fish
- Mantis Shrimp
- Giant Stingray
And so much more!!
Attracting mostly avid and experienced divers who arrive from all around the globe to admire the amazing underwater life here. Although the hotel is not luxurious by international standard, it offers comfort, cleanliness and an unforgettable ambiance where you can get real close to and immerse yourself in nature. Its wood construction blends perfectly with the natural surroundings. All rooms are air-conditioned, have private bathrooms, cold and hot running water, and private balcony to watch the ocean. The meals are delicious, mostly consisting of fish and other seafood cooked in Indonesian culinary style, and fresh fruits, tea and coffee.
Let’s talk about getting there from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Kuala Lumpur > Tawau > Tarakan (Indonesia)
Image Source: DiveOrbit.com, Scubazoo & Maratua Blue
Video Source: Scubazoo TV