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- One of the mandatory island to be visited while you are in Alor Island. We were here to join diving and snorkeling trip for 5 days in a row. Snorkeling in front of one of the bungalows here also worth it. How to get to this island? Take the boat from Alor Kecil harbor and it cost you Rp. 20.000/ way.Written 24 April 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- The road to Takpala can be a bit challenging, particularly after some rain. The village itself is in a great location and the performance is very authentic.Written 31 March 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Amazing spot with the perfect combination of blue skies, green mountains, and turquoise waters. Snorkeling is great (no strong currents since it's a bay) and FREE, the best part is that the show is just for you! Bring your own gear and have fun. Don't forget to enjoy a coconut or too while enjoying the view. Unfortunately this beach has no sand. (Lots of stones and sharp dead coral pieces lay along the shore. Make sure to wear flip flops to avoid hurting your feet)The locals have built some huts with tables and benches so you can sit and enjoy the view.Written 20 April 2017This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Good display of local textiles. Several drums.
N.B. Only open Monday to Thursday, 8 am to 1 pm; Friday am to 3 pm, Closed Sat, Sun, and holidays.Written 9 October 2015
- If you are in Alor, is a must this one day trip for snorkelling and visit the tradicional village on the island where the women made the traditional batik (sarung).
The emerald/clean waters around the coast are plently of life and the visit to the tradicional village is quite interesting (but if you aren't interested in buying a handmade batik, you can dedicate you time exclusively to the amazing coast around).
We recomend contact directly to local agencies to book a sharing boat for this trip instead of a more expensive private tour: sometimes, as in our case the boatmen doesn't speak any word in english and if they are not average in making this kind of tour, they don't know very well wich spots and how much time they must spend there.Written 8 October 2018
- we came here not because of the statue, actually, but because Maritaing is one of Indonesian border. just that. it's quite far from kalabahi, around 6 hours by public transportation or they called it 'travel'. the way to go there is beautiful, worth to see.Written 22 November 2016
- Went here with Holidive and loved every bit of detail there is.
The room is spacious with minimalist but well-thought design. There's a pad for camera on the table, plenty electric sockets & hangers for a whole week need. The towel smells super nice.
But guess what's nicer, the food! Different menus of home cooked dishes for every meal! Yum! We can even add requests for less spicy or repeating the same dish because having it only once is far than enough. And the smiles of bibi-bibi made the food tastes even better. Hospitality is top notch here.
Our dives for 6D5N was also perfectly planned, considering our skills & preferences, we experienced everything. From soft coral fields to unique overhangs, from macro to pelagic, Alor is full of surprises and Air Dive knows best how to share it with us.
Tito the DM was very skilled in guiding us & he's super playful, it was super fun spending time underwater we didn't want the dive to end.
Acionk made the best coffee here & Maul served us the best barbecued cinnamon pineapple we've ever had.
Will never get enough of these nice people.
Alor, I'll definitely be back!Written 20 September 2023
- Come to Alor expecting pristine Indonesian dive sites, 30m visibility or more, dive depths from 5m to the deep blue, water temps from 17-29C, currents from zero to ripping, from any direction at any time. Worth it? Yes indeed! I dived it first in 2012 and again three weeks ago. Both times I chose Donovan Whitford for his knowledge, expertise, and organization, and I'd do it again.When you can do these gorgeous dives with someone who actually pioneered Alor diving 30 years ago, named many (most) of the dive sites, and can shepherd you through these currents likely better and safer than anyone else, why would you do otherwise?Written 24 September 2022
- If you are contemplating booking with Lazy Turtle - 100% do it!! I just spent 5 days diving with Lazy Turtle in July 2023 and they were amazing. Very responsive to my initial enquiries and incredibly efficient at arranging transport from the airport and accommodation on Kepa - all I had to do was roll off the plane.
Nico and Tamar do a fantastic job of taking into account the wishes of divers, making sure different skill levels / experience are considered, along with the need to ensure snorkellers on the boat also have a great experience. This is a serious juggling act, but they manage to pull it off successfully each and every day.
The diving in Alor is spectacular - the healthiest coral walls I've seen in a very long time, anywhere in the world. Due to the topography in Alor which can produce strong currents, conditions can be challenging. Nico and Tamar always prioritise safety above all else and choose dive sites based on client skill level to ensure everyone is comfortable.
In addition to all of the above, Nico and Tamar go all -out to be environmentally friendly and sustainable, recycling items at the end of their lifespan and turning them into something else.
I highly, highly recommend Lazy Turtle if you are considering a trip to Alor. Word is getting out about how fabulous they are, and they are often fully booked, so best to get in touch early.Written 14 August 2023
- We contacted Mala Tours to arrange our business trip for 4D3N in Alor, we were accompanied by Mika and overall we are very satisfied with the recommendations of our shooting locations. Mika is a reliable and well-connected tour guide in Alor.Written 4 April 2023
- This place is an amazing place.
They will pick us up at the airport, and after 50 minutes short drive we will arrive at the site. The resort is a small with room at three 2nd floor, and some cottages (i spend the time in 2nd floor).
They will have 3 daily meals and afternoon tea/coffee. The crew and dive master are very friendly, the boat is nice, and the site itself is excellent with some current, great visibility, vast coral and many large and small fishes.
And at the end, they will drive us back to the airport.
in the end it was a wonderful experience to spend some time in the resort and the excellent time at the bottom of the sea.Written 30 September 2023
- Thomas runs his operation with lots of precision. From the hotel pick up time to the expected time of arrival back to the hotel, everything is spot on. Thomas is really a serious guy but sometimes if you're lucky, you might encounter his jokes. His team members are also hardworking and very friendly. Diving is his passion, so he knows his stuff. He will guide you around and show you the critters you're looking for if you ask him.Written 3 August 2017
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