Villa Markisa

Villa Markisa is a lovely and exclusive dive resort catering to up to lucky 16 guests. Located on Bali’s remote northeast coast in Muntig Bay with Agung volcano in the background, Villa Markisa is close to the area’s best dive sites, including the famous Liberty shipwreck. For scuba divers who prefer crazy little critters, discover the House Reef of “Seraya Secrets”, directly in front of the beach. At Villa Markisa, you may explore Bali’s best diving while staying in the lap of luxury.

The resort consists of three private and unique bungalows set in beautiful grounds with stunning ocean views. There’s also Villa Sonea with two large bedrooms and a large luxury lounge. Each bungalow is equipped with a private outdoor bathroom, mini-bar, safety deposit box, air-conditioning, mosquito netting, coffee maker, spacious cabinets, and a sofa which can be turned into an extra bed. At the head of each bed is a workstation for photographers and professionals to work in an ideal setting. Each terrace has a large daybed for lounging and a table with two chairs.

Guests stay on a full-board basis with the oceanfront restaurant serving a wide range of Indonesian and international dishes. After a day discovering the colorful underwater world, you can relax on comfortable sunbeds at the pool with jacuzzi. A special treat for tense muscles is a traditional Balinese massage and other holistic treatments at the spa.

Villa Markisa’s dive center comfortably accommodates 16 divers and is equipped with rinse tanks, camera rinse tanks, drying area, shower and restroom. Diving is done either from shore or from a very comfortable speed boat equipped with a sun cover and a ladder. Special rinse tanks are provided for diving cameras and dive equipment. There is also a spacious, well-equipped work top for drying and charging cameras and underwater lights. Nitrox is available on request.

Villa Markisa is located 30 minutes from Tanah Lot and the international airport. Transfers can be arranged through the resort for your convenience.

Babysitter:   Balinese people are fantastic with babys and kids
Bathroom:   Shampoo & conditioner, shower gel, body lotion as well as liquid hand soap are free of charge for our guests
Beach:   Volcanic sand and pebbles, ideal for long walks
Beach sellers:   Very rare, therefore please DO NOT BUY anything
Beach Bar:   Open from 5.00 pm to 10.00 pm
Extra bed:    A real bed, not a fold-up cot
Beds in bungalows:   US queen sized bed, 70.9 x 78.7 inch, 180 x 200 cm. Built-in extra bed, 39.4 x 78.7 inch, 100 x 200 cm, integrated reading lights
Beds in rooms:   US king sized bed, 78.7 x 78.7 inch, 200 x 200 cm, integrated reading lights
Car:   Resort owned minibus
Check in:   2.00 pm
Check out:   12.00 noon
Coffee:   Italian espresso machine, Balinese coffee
Credit cards:   Master card, Visa card
Diving:    See below
Dress code:   No swimsuits in the restaurant, t-shirts and shorts are no problem
Drinking water:   Free of charge, please drink enough water (2-3 liters per day)
Electricity:   230V euro norm plugs. 110V adapter available. Plenty of plugs in all rooms/bungalows
Own Generator
Emergency/O2:   Oxygen and modern Leardal breathing masks available
Excursions:    Mountain climbing, nature walks, local markets, rice paddies, temples, trekking, shopping
Food:   See restaurant
Guests:   16 pax
Hairdryer:   On request
Hospital:   Siloam Hospital, Bali International Medical Center, International SOS Clinic Bali
Immunizations:   Please refer to your physician or specialist for the tropics
Internet:   Complimentary
Laundry:   Available on request
Liberty Wreck:   In Tulamben, only 5 minutes by boat from our beach
Local currency:   IDR (Indonesian Rupiah)
Malaria:    Please refer to your physician or specialist for the tropics
Mattresses:   American spring bed
Massage:   Available in our spa
Payment:   Cash, Visa and Master cards
Pool:   15 x 6 m with overflow and Jacuzzi (dm: 4 m) with biological cleaning system
Rainy season:   Mid November to March, especially January and February. Excellent months for diving: many critters
Restaurant:   Open from 7.00 am to 09.30 pm, Balinese and Indonesian specialties as well as international and vegetarian cuisine, barbecues. Well equipped with wines.
Room safe:   Available in all rooms/bungalows
Seraya Secrets:   Our house reef
Room Sizes:   Bungalow: room (30 m2), terrace (10 m2), outdoor bathroom (10 m2 under the roof plus garden with shower)
Deluxe room 4: room (28 m2), terrace (20 m2), bathroom (16 m2)
Room 5: room (13 m2), bathroom (5 m2)
Master bedroom: Room (40 m2), Balcony (9 m2), Bathroom (16 m2)
Villa Sonea: Living Room (65 m2), Terrace (15,5 m2), Room (30 m2), Outdoor Bathroom (10 m2 under the roof plus Garden with Shower)
Smoking:   No problem as long as you don't smoke inside the rooms/bungalows
Snorkling:   Small coral reef with lots of fish only 100 m to the west of our beach or you can go by our speedboat to other reefs
Spa Minibar:   body butter and mosquito repellent are for sale
Time difference:   7 hrs before MEZ, during summer saving period 6 hrs
Time zone:   Singapore (NOT Jakarta)
Tips:   Always welcome, please do not give anything directly, but leave it for the tip box to be divided equally amongst all staff
Topless:   Doesn't match with the culture
Transfer/transport:   With Resort owned minibus
Umbrellas:   Available in all rooms/bungalows
Visa:    Available on arrival, depending on nationality
Warm water:   Mostly by solar energy system
Waste water:   Pure biological waste water system
Water temperature:   79 - 84 degree F, 26 - 29 degree C / Padang Bai, Menjangan and Secret Bay usually colder
Adapter:   Please bring your own DIN/INT adapter if possible, we have a limited number available at the dive center
Boat:    2 Twin engine speed boats with ladder and roof for 8 and 12 divers including guides
Compressor:   Resort owned compressors for compressed air as well as Nitrox
Deco chamber:   In Denpasar, 2 - 2.5 hrs by car
Dive center:   Only 10 m from the beach
Dive guides:   Your hosts as well as well trained local guides
Dive sites:   Wrecks, walls, slopes, coral gardens and excellent muck diving - about 30 different dive sites
Dive trips:   On request; Padang Bai (Mola-Mola season Aug to Oct), Puri Jati, Menjangan and Secret Bay
Diving:    Independent diving possible (buddy system). Very flexible diving times
First aid / O2:   Oxygen and modern Leardal breathing masks available
Liberty Wreck:   In Tulamben, only 5 minutes by boat from our beach
Nitrox:   Resort owned nitrox station. EAN 32%
Rental equipment:   Complete equipment available for rent, please book in advance
Seraya Secrets:   Our house reef, fantastic muck diving
Tanks:   INT (10 /12 /15 ltr) for normal air, DIN/INT (12 / 15 ltr) for nitrox