Dive into Ambon @ Maluku Resort & Spa

Maluku Resort & Spa (MRS) is set in beautiful gardens on the waterfront. With 4 self-contained cottages, 2 Studio Suites and 14 Standard rooms, all with free wi-fi, air conditioning, private bathrooms, Cable TVs and hot water, MRS is the perfect place to stay in Ambon. The on-site Spice Island Spa is Ambon’s first and only luxury spa and a must-do after a busy day of water sports.

With an on-site world class Dive Centre (Dive Into Ambon), the resort is a fantastic base for exploring the incredible diving Ambon has to offer. It’s also a dreamy place just to relax. Maluku Resort & Spa has been in operation for 20 years and has undergone a complete renovation and rebuild in 2015 making it Ambon’s première boutique resort.

MRC has three classes of rooms available, Cottages, Sea View Studio and Standard Deluxe. All rooms come with air-conditioning, Cable TV and hot water.

The Cottages (4)
Set in the garden, with views of the Baguala Bay and the pool, these wonderful self-contained cottages are perfect for your stay. Split level, with their own balcony, living room, bedroom and ‘Bali’ styled bathroom. These rooms can accommodate three people max.

Sea View Studio Suites (2)
The Sea View Studio Suites are directly facing the sea. With a bedroom, a large living room and private bathroom. They can accommodate a maximum of 4 guests.

Standard Deluxe (14)
The Standard Deluxe Rooms offer simple yet comfortable accommodation for 2 guests. The rooms all have views to the sea, with private bathroom and air-conditioning.

Ambon Island, nestled in the Maluku Archipelago, is fast being recognized as one of the premier critter (muck) diving locations in the world. Ambon Bay has an amazing variety of rare of wonderful creatures and very uncrowded sites. Lesser known is the south side of Ambon, which features great and colorful walls, caves, swim through, exceptionally healthy reef life, with large fish and more small critters.

Dive Into Ambon does day trips from their base at the resort, three dives a day. For diving Ambon Bay they take a short 10 minute bus ride to the private jetty at the base on Ambon Bay. From there they depart on our boats for three dive trip to the amazing muck sites.

When the season is right for the southern and eastern sites, they depart from the resort, again for the three dives. On a typical day they depart from the resort at 8.15am, returning around 4.30pm. When all the sites are open they run one day of diving in Ambon Bay, followed by one day of the southern and eastern clear water sites, and then repeat, so you can enjoy everything Ambon has to offer.

Ambon does have a diving season. They are closed in July and August every year, due to the South East Monsoon.

September to mid-October: Muck Diving only
Mid-October to mid-May: Muck diving and all the clear water south and east coast sites
Mid-May to end of June: Muck Diving only


There are direct flights from Jakarta (CGK) daily (3h 30mins), arriving Ambon (AMQ). Carriers: Garuda, Sriwijaya Air, Batik Air and Lion Air.

All other routes to get to Ambon go via Makassar (UPG). This includes coming from: Bali (DPS), Manado (MDC), Singapore (SIN) & Kuala Lumpur (KUL) {new daily schedule with Air Asia}. Depending on the arrival time in to UPG you may have to overnight here. We are happy to help you arrange your flights to Indonesia.