Lotus Hotels - Five Destinations, Five Cultures, One Ocean
Gangga Island Resort & Spa (www.ganggaisland.com)
Gangga Island arises from the depth of the ocean further north of Sulawesi Island, in the Bangka Archipelago.
Gangga is an astonishing volcanic island, covered by lush tropical trees and adorned with colorful flowers. Hidden by the richness of the vegetation the Gangga Island Resort & Spa lies on a white sandy beach ready to welcome you in the most suggestive and exclusive place. Combining the charm of the Minahasa architecture with the European comforts, you will be overwhelmed by the atmosphere, the kindness of the people, the superb food, the relaxing Pasung Spa treatments and the high profile of the “Gangga Divers” Diving Center.
Papua Paradise Eco Resort – Raja Ampat (www.papuaparadise.com)
Papua Paradise Eco Resort brings you closer to Mother Nature at her best, with all essential standards of service and comfort, making it an unforgettable holiday for divers, snorkelers, beach combers, bird watchers and nature enthusiast.
Papua Paradise Eco Resort lies along the pristine shoreline of the uninhabited island of Birie, Raja Ampat. Built in traditional style, entirely out of locally-sourced materials, and in partnership with the inhabitants of the local village, the resort offers an ex¬ceptionally high standard of comfort and service, while maintain¬ing eco-tourism values. The overwater bungalows (16 Superior & 10 Deluxe), are built on stilts and made with traditional materials sourced locally. Directly beneath the room balconies the resorts nursery of juvenile blacktip reef sharks can be seen. Moray eels, blue spotted rays and various other beautiful tropical fish are a constant presence along the house-reef.
Lotus Bungalows - Candidasa, Bali (www.lotusbungalows.com)
Lotus Bungalows, under the shade of coconut trees and on the edge of a beach overlooking the ocean, is the perfect stepping stone to start. This small resort with its Balinese style bungalows spread in a lush tropical garden is more than an escape from the crowd. The joyous smiles of the people, the relaxing atmosphere combined with the simplicity of the place, give you the feeling of being at home.
If a lot of words have been spent for the amazing cultural attractions of the island, so little has been said for the beauty of its “underwater” sites. Bali as a diving destination more than excelled any reputation and overall there is as much of a diversity of dive sites and marine life here than anywhere else in the region.
Villa Almarik - Gili Trawangan, Lombok (www.almarik-lombok.com)
Villa Almarik is located in Gili Trawangan, one of the three small islands off of the coasts of Lombok. Originally home to only a handful of fishermen the island lies between blue corals and clear turquoise waters.
Cars, motorbikes, etc. are unknown on this island. Ways to go around is by bicycle or better by “cidomo” a small horse driven cart.
Each of Villa Almariks traditional cottages is just a few steps across the unspoiled beach to the sea. In Gili Trawangan, guests have the choice of experiencing the serenity of a small island, the excitement of the underwater world and the energy of the islands nightlife. You will be diving with barracudas, mola-mola (sunfish), manta rays, sharks, and last but not least with hundreds of turtles.
Sampaguita Resort - Moalboal, Cebu Island (www.sampaguitaresort.com)
Sampaguita Resort is a small and charming resort, only 16 rooms distributed in 8 bungalows; built in the local style on a green palm garden sloping toward the clear blue ocean, simple but comfortable accommodation.
Sampaguita is for divers that insist on an overall delightful experience, above and below the surface. The small-scale oceanfront dive resort, is nestled in a tropical oasis of calm and ease. Our lush garden is shadowed by gigantic palms, rustling in the marine breeze, lapped by crystal waters. You appreciate sea, nature, good cooking, diving and congenial company. This is your little heaven!
Our small size allows us to offer you a highly personalized experience, so you can expect us to adapt to your wishes and needs as best we can. It's a friendly, relaxed and casual atmosphere here – the cute and cozy place to dive & refresh.