Lower Budget Accommodations
As Maluku Divers has developed and popularity increased, the resort has frequently been full and divers wishing to stay at the resort have had to delay their trip waiting for space to become available. So this year the five new Garden Rooms were constructed and the rooms are on-line and being utilised by happy divers!
Maluku Divers has always assisted people wishing to explore Ambon on a lower budget, through sharing information and helping with bookings at local homestays. Since the Maluku Divers Resort moved to Laha village, the resort has worked with Michael’s homestayhelping divers who are on a restricted budget. The homestay is generally comfortable enough and Michael and his family are warm and welcoming, however the facilities are very basic and can be subject to long power cuts, which can be uncomfortable at night.Divers staying at MIchael’s accommodation will need to arrange their own transport to and from the resort in time to catch the departure of the dive vessel. Meal provisions are also affected, but the homestay has local warung close by, so food can be acquired in the village, or a meal package taken with Maluku Divers.Inevitably staying at this alternative accommodation will not be as convenient as staying at the Maluku Divers Resort, however it does enable divers to experience the island of Ambon on a slightly lower budget.
Maluku Divers Garden Rooms
The new Garden Rooms on offer at Maluku Divers are in a terrace style looking over the resort’s spacious garden area at the back of the property. These rooms are smaller than the Bungalows, and have no direct ocean view, however they do have airconditioning and en-suite bathrooms, with hot water showers. The rooms can be either twin or double bed set up and have the Maluku Divers world renowned mattresses so everyone will get a great night sleep.There is a nice terrace to the front of the room, complete with chairs and a table.
These new rooms are also a lower cost than the Waterfront Bungalows, so for those interested in saving a few dollars for the diving, please feel free to contact the Reservations Department to discuss the Garden Room accommodation options.
Maluku Divers Garden Rooms
Michael is a great friend of Maluku Divers. Most divers who visit Ambon will meet Michael, as he is the Tourism Representative at Ambon airport, meaning he meets and greets all international guests as they arrive in the terminal in Ambon. Michael’s homestay houses three rooms, two double bedrooms and one twin room. They are fan rooms and share a bathroom with separate shower. Maluku Divers helped Michael develop his homestay facility by donating a shower and helping with the bathroom. Rates at Michael’s homestay start at Rp150,000 per person per night.
Not only does Michael have a great homestay and a lovely personality, he is also a very talented musician and it is quite possible to hear Michael serenading Maluku Divers guests in the resort restaurant. Michael’s traditional Ambonese songs were chosen by Tony Wu as backing for his “Ambon Beneath the Waves” video.