Murex Bangka Resort
North Sulawesi, Indonesia
Explore Manado, Bunaken, Bangka and Lembeh in Indonesia and experience rich culture, stunning natural beauty and some of the most vibrant reefs in the world. Murex Manado and Murex Bangka are professional, friendly, family-run resorts with outstanding personalized service which ensures that every guest is treated as a friend.
Murex Bangka Resort
Situated on a palm-fringed white sand beach, Murex Bangka offers a true Robinson Crusoe style experience. Their friendly team will ensure that you and your family have everything you need to ensure a fantastic holiday on this beautiful tropical island.
Drift away in a hammock, swim or snorkel in the crystal clear waters, explore by paddleboard, watch the kids playing on the beach and splashing in the ocean or just chill out with a sundowner.
If you were dreaming of a remote island getaway, exceptional service and fun for all of the family then Bangka Island is a must.
Restaurant and Dining
Three plentiful buffet meals a day are served in the resort’s main beachfront restaurant which features an open-air terrace and beach service for those who prefer dining al fresco. Cuisine is varied and combines a tantalizing mix of International and Asian flavors using fresh local ingredients. The team of western trained chefs are able to cater for special dietary requirements upon request.
Additional resort facilities include:
- Designated camera room with personal preparation areas, plug sockets, bright lighting and air conditioning
- Beach loungers
- Beach hammocks
- Massage service
- Indoor and outdoor dining spaces
- Flat-screen television for viewing marine life presentations and underwater videography
- Beach barbeques
The resort offers free Wi-Fi in the restaurant area but because of their remote location, signal strength is not guaranteed. Sending and receiving emails is usually not an issue but they recommend that you complete any urgent online transactions before arrival and kick back and relax while you are in paradise!
Murex’s Environmental Commitment on Bangka Island
At Murex Bangka, they aim to conserve their beautiful natural environment.
Murex Bangka is the only resort on Bangka Island which harnesses solar power to provide hot water bathrooms, AC throughout the night and 24 hour electricity. Their installation of 38 solar panels ensures that their restaurant, camera room and spa have power throughout the day. They are extremely proud of their commitment to preserving the natural environment on Bangka Island and to making their resort as sustainable as possible.
Environmental sustainability is something which they pride themselves upon. The resort’s founding father, Dr. Batuna, was a pioneer of diving in this region and sought to protect it.
Dr. Batuna was inducted into the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame in 2018 (alongside Dr. Sylvia Earle) and they strive to honor his memory in every single dive trip.
Diving with Murex
Explore Manado, Bunaken, Bangka and Lembeh underwater and experience the best of Indonesia’s dive and snorkel sites. Whether you want to fun dive, learn to dive with a PADI course or snorkel they’ll make sure you have the holiday of a lifetime, create many happy memories and see world-class marine life.
Their expert and friendly team of Dive Guides and Instructors are ready to welcome you to the beautiful underwater world of North Sulawesi.
At Murex Resorts, they offer a full range of PADI dive courses from beginner levels through to Divemaster and their professional team of PADI Instructors speak English, German, Dutch and Indonesian. If you would like to learn the theory in another language, they recommend that you take PADI e-Learning before arriving in resort.
Equipment and Facilities
Murex dive centers are Aqua Lung partners and they provide free full equipment hire for those taking beginner courses (Introductory Dive Experiences and PADI Open Water Diver). For advanced courses, they have full dive equipment rental available.
Murex Manado is an award winning PADI 5 star Dive Centre with a 4 meter deep, purpose built dive training pool.
Safety and quality are their first priorities, but they haven’t forgotten about convenience; they’ll make sure your dive course fits around your schedule while you are there so that you’ll have plenty of time to relax and enjoy North Sulawesi – you are on holiday!
Highlights of Bangka
An explosion of color and kaleidoscopic soft corals. Bangka dive sites are a sensory overload where the pristine reefs are teeming with life. Pelagics and critters, Bangka has it all!
Unique species include resident dugongs, dolphins and pilot whales, several species of pygmy seahorse, harlequin and tiger shrimps, blue ring, mimic, reef and wonderpus octopus, ghost pipefish, Ambon scorpionfish, frogfishes, turtles, reef sharks, eagle rays, tuna, great barracuda, schooling fish including snappers, fusiliers, cardinals and mackerel.
Start your day with a two dive trip to Bangka’s most iconic dive sites. Return to the resort for lunch followed by a third afternoon dive OR opt for a three dive safari trip with lunch served on the boat.
Night dives around Bangka are a major highlight and should not be missed!