Nabucco Island Resort – Maratua

Nabucco Island Resort

Nabucco Island Resort

Bungalow.

Bungalow.

Beautifully situated off the east coast of Borneo, in the Celebes Sea, we are pleased to offer eight double bungalows and one single bungalow in the traditional Indonesian style. Around the island are a few little beaches where visitors can swim and sunbathe during high tide. The exotic resort combines the magic of nature and a family atmosphere.

Bungalows.

Bungalows.

Bungalows

Each spacious waterfront bungalow features a large roofed terrace with lazy chairs and direct access to the beach. Two of the bungalows are nestled in a tropical garden, surrounded by coconut trees and lush vegetation. All rooms have air conditioning or a fan, mini-bar, mosquito net, open bathroom with shower/WC, as well as hot and cold water.

Bungalow.

Bungalow.

Restaurant

The airy and roomy restaurant is constructed on stilts directly over the sea. While enjoying delicious meals, your eyes can feast on fantastic views of Maratua Atoll. In the evening, the starry sky over the Sulawesi Sea is the perfect ambience to enjoy the freshly prepared five-course dinner. Breakfast and lunch are served “a la carte”.

Nabucco Restaurant.

Nabucco Restaurant.

Nabucco Restaurant

Nabucco Restaurant

Nabucco Bar

The bar is situated on a small cliff, overlooking the sea. This is the perfect place to enjoy the sunset and the moonrise while having a cocktail with friends and other guests. The bar is equipped with a satellite TV and DVD player to watch the highlights of the day.

Bar.

Bar.

Diving

Diving Center

The dive center is situated at the jetty and the resort provide equipment from Aqualung. They offer up to four dives per day and usually return to the dive center between single dives. Exceptions are day trips to Kakaban and Sangalaki, and the most northern and southern dive sites of the Maratua Atoll.

Nabucco Dive Center.

Nabucco Dive Center.

Dive Center and Boats.

Dive Center and Boats.

Dive boats

 The resort have 3 modern dive boats made of fiberglass for  dive trips. Each boat is powered by 2 engines between 70 and 150 HP Yamaha/Suzuki. The boats transport you to the dive sites safely and quickly. On every boat you will find oxygen, a first aid kit, and mobile phone or radio.

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Jetty and Dive Center.

Diving

Maratua Atoll: The dive sites around Nabucco are captivating due to their biodiversity and the nutrient rich currents coming from the Pacific Ocean. Most dive sites consist of an intact reef roof and drop offs. The highlight, “the Channel”, also well known as “Big Fish Country”, is one of the best dive sites in Borneo. Due to the strong currents you can see a startling array of pelagic fish.

Dolphins seen en route to dive site.

Dolphins seen en route to dive site.

Turtles are regularly sited.

Turtles are regularly sited.

Kakaban: Seventy percent of the island of Kakaban is comprised of a brackish water lake, surrounded by a slim strip of dense jungle. During your surface interval, you have the extraordinary opportunity to snorkel with different kinds of non-stinging Jelly Fish. At “Barracuda Point” divers frequently see reef sharks, leopard sharks, and a big school of barracudas. With a little luck you might even see a hammerhead shark.

Kakaban Island and Jelly Fish lake.

Kakaban Island and Jelly Fish lake.

Barracuda.

Barracuda.

Sangalaki: World famous for Mantas, these dive sites make your heart race. Mantas can be seen nearly the whole year round and an encounter with the “eagle of the ocean” is an unforgettable event. Furthermore, beautiful intact coral reefs and the countless turtles who lay their eggs on Sangalaki – make these dive sites a unique treat.

Manta Rays frequently seen on the surface.

Manta Rays frequently seen on the surface.

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Manta Rays at Sangalaki Island.

Manta Ray Sangalaki.

Manta Ray Sangalaki.

Turtle nesting site on Sangalaki Island.

Turtle nesting site on Sangalaki Island.

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