Murex Bangka Resort

Murex Bangka is a diver’s paradise. Stepping onto the white sand beach feels like stepping into the story of Robinson Crusoe. Nestled under shady trees, the resort is built just steps away from the white sand beach and the private, crystal clear turquoise lagoon. Bangka is a beautiful lush island and one of Indonesia’s most famous dive areas. The House Reef right in front of the resort is amazing for snorkeling and diving. The secluded beach is the perfect place to sit back, laze in a hammock and watch the tide roll in.

Due to the remoteness of Murex Bangka Resort, there are no power lines connecting the resort to the mainland. The resort is powered by silent generators which run throughout the day with your dive times in mind. For your comfort during non-diving times, the silent generator runs throughout the night. In the afternoon, the restaurant has power for charging your batteries.

Murex Bangka has six ocean-front natural Minahasan style timber cottages perfectly built for two. There are also three ocean-view hotel style rooms located near the dive center. Newly completed are the two ocean-front duplex bungalows, which are the perfect combination of privacy and convenience. With adjoining rooms, you can put the kids next door and leave the double doors opened for easy access. Traveling couples looking for privacy may keep the double doors closed like you would for any other hotel room.

Sit back and relax on your spacious verandah enjoying a beautiful view of the white sand beach and ocean. Before dinner, take a relaxing hot shower under the stars in your private open air shower (hotel-style rooms include indoor shower). All rooms include air conditioning (between 5pm-7am), desk, chair, hot water showers, armoire, and a king or twin bed.

Choose from indoor or outdoor seating in the dining hall and lounge area. This is where most guests relax between dives or beach time, checking photos, identification books or just catching up with new buddies. The Beach BBQ is held right in front of the restaurant so you won’t have to walk far for the all you-can-eat smorgasbord or seafood and meats.

Dive sites off Bangka include underwater coral encrusted pinnacles rising from a sandy bottom. Some are shallow dives ranging from 5 to 25 meters while other pinnacles and reefs plunge into the ocean depths with often strong currents to contend with. Besides the abundance of hard and soft corals and numerous reef fish, some of the highlights are Pygmy Sea Horses, Cuttle Fish, Giant and Warty Frog Fish. You may also explore drop-offs with canyons where you can ‘eddy out’ of the current and observe many Sweetlips, Dogtooth Tuna, Jacks, and Sharks.

If you think you are truly worthy - The Passport to Paradise scuba diving package allows you to explore three distinctive dive destinations (Bunaken, Bangka, & Lembeh) in one dive holiday, without missing dive days transferring by car. There is no traffic at sea, no long car rides, and no missed dives or snorkeling opportunities. The boat transfers between resorts is the perfect way to travel so you can have a good time relaxing, diving, and snorkeling along the way. This itinerary allows you to visit and see all of North Sulawesi’s amazing underwater diversity, from pristine walls in Bunaken National Park and viewing a kaleidoscope of reef colors in Bangka to the world’s highest concentration of biodiversity in the Lembeh Strait.

This family friendly resort understands that time away from the kids while you’re on vacation is just what parents need sometimes. The local village women near Murex Bangka Resort are happy to step in and watch the kids so you can get some “just-us” time. We want you to feel comfortable knowing your little ones are being watched over while you have a quiet seaside dinner, a nap in our ocean-side hammocks, or plan for a full day of diving.


From Manado Airport, it’s approximately a 1 hour drive, followed by a 20 minute boat ride to Murex Bangka.