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Villa Markisa Dive Resort

Dsn. Batu Dawa Kelod Karangasem Bali, Indonesia, Tulamben 80853 Indonesia
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Villa Markisa, an exclusive resort located on the northeast coast of Bali. Nestled at the foot of Bali’s most famous volcano “Gunung Agung", the private bungalows offer individual service and great attention to detail. Dive Bali’s most famous site, Tulamben’s USS Liberty shipwreck just minutes away with a high-speed tender boat. For scuba divers who prefer critters, “Seraya Secrets” is directly in front of the resort's beach and numerous other excellent dive sites are minutes away!
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This was our first time at Villa Markisa and what a wonderful surprise awaited us. Our bungalow was fabulous and so spacious and we just loved sitting on our veranda looking out over the gardens to the sea whilst savouring the beauty and peace of this wonderful place. The grounds were absolutely stunning with a beautiful swimming pool and jacuzzi for added pleasure.Three meals a day were served plus nibbles for afternoon tea.The food itself was delicious and there was always a good selection to choose from with a different menu every day. Everything about Villa Markisa is luxurious, immaculate and very well organised and all the staff strive to make sure your stay is as enjoyable as possible - this also includes the guys involved with the diving. We had the same dive guide Budi for the whole time we were diving and he was excellent at finding things that we were really interested in, however it wasn't just under the water where he was good, he was always willing to lend a hand should we have needed it before and after diving. All the dive team impressed us with their knowledge, efficiency and friendliness. The owners Christiane and Pedro have created a beautiful comfortable and private resort with fabulous staff. Our thanks go to all of them and to the lovely Manager Nina for making our stay such a pleasurable one. Liked it so much we have already booked again for next year.
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Response from VillaM244, Manager at Villa Markisa Dive Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Pattyholl ;))) Thank you so much for your wonderful words. We are feeling honored having guests staying with us like you. We are more than happy that you enjoyed diving with Budi that much and he will be definitely here for your next stay as well ;) We are already looking forward to welcome you back and pamper you again with good food.
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The most beautiful oceanside bungalows imaginable. All with ocean views. Far away from the tourist crowds. Only holds around 20 lucky vacationers, who will be treated to first-class accommodations, food, service and dive-guiding. You can dive right from their beach or have expert local guides take you for short boat rides to all the great sites. The large infinity pool and dining area are exquisite. Fun little tiki bar right on the beach. Service made us feel like we were honored guests of old friends. Elegant and serene. Excellent choice also if you have a non-diving spouse. They will be very content here.
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Response from VillaM244, Manager at Villa Markisa Dive Resort
Responded Oct 9, 2019
Hallo Martha, thank you so much for this wonderful review. I love the word tiki bar, that makes our little beach bar even more special :) We are glad you enjoyed the diving and especially that you mentioned our short boat rides. It was really nice having you two with us and we hope to see you soon again at Villa Markisa.
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We traveled from LA and started in the south for a couple of days at the Ayana Resort which was lovely and very large and then drove to Markisa. Wow... we were so thrilled to be at the quaint, remote, amazing dive resort. The staff was ever so helpful. Diving - My husband loves to dive and I at best like it. But, at Markisa, the dive master made it so delightful - helping me on and off with my gear in the water (I have a bad back), selecting sights that were close by and incredible, providing us with the perfect equipment (small tank for me), and always being cheerful and helpful. Food - amazing, fresh, fabulous, plentiful, and more. The fruits and vegetables were so incredibly fresh. I am a vegetarian and they provided more than enough options. My husband eats everything and they were on top of that, challenging his palate at every meal with something even more delicious! Grounds - spectacular and perfectly manicured. From the gardens to the turtle and fish pond, everything was lush and lovely. The management truly keeps an eye on the property and it shows! Accommodations - the outdoor shower was my husband's favorite part. I enjoyed the comfortable bed and porch. The room is a decent size with plenty of close space. The staff - everyone is so friendly. Christiana runs the place and she has very interesting stories to share about building Markisa. The staff in the dining room are so sweet, helpful, and kind -- after one drink, I enjoyed grilling them about life in Bali. They also have lots of fun stories to share!
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Response from VillaM244, Manager at Villa Markisa Dive Resort
Responded Oct 7, 2019
Dear Denise, thank you so much for this wonderful review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us that much and hope for many happy returns. As our staff is trying day by day their best they will be more than happy to read your review. As we do have more and more vegetarians or guests with special diets we are glad you liked the food choice, next to the diving and resort as well.
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I recently visited Villa Markisa for the second time and was relieved to see that perfection still is intact. It is so comfortable and pretty that you forget how much care and attention to detail are provided by owner Christiane , Pedro, Nina and a world class staff of lovely people. The dive operation is flawless. Norris was especially helpful to me. The meals are well prepared, varied and healthy. Cant imagine a better combination of scuba ,lodging, culture, food and low key elegance/
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Response from VillaM244, Manager at Villa Markisa Dive Resort
Responded Oct 5, 2019
Dear Paul, thank you so much for this wonderful review. We are glad you enjoyed your second stay with us as well and hoping for many happy returns. We love to spoil our guests and with compliments like yours we know we keep up the right way. See you soon again in Villa Markisa :)
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Me and my wife returned to Villa Markisa this second time. The first time was in 2014 and some might Believe that a popular resort with good reviews might relax a bit.... wrong! They still keep the resort in tiptop condition and the service level is flawless. We were picked up in Denpasar by one of their very nice drivers in a car that are by a newer model. You are offered water and get a opportunity to to know Bali a little better during the safe ride. Upon arrival you are welcomed by one of the staff that let you check in and gives you the information you need. The luggage is brought to your room or bungalow. This time we stayed in bungalow no. 3. The space is more than enough and the main room have a big comfortable bed, wardrobes, a sofa and other furnitures were you easily will have space for whatever you bring. If you are in to under water photograpy you will be able to take care of this on a desk in the room with good lighting. There are even a more spacious area for this in the main buildning. In the bungalow there is a nice terrace facing the sea and a bathroom with the open sky above, just as the one you wish you had at home! The house keeping keep the same good standard as the rest of the resort, inside and outside. The garden around the resort is kept tidy and thriving green. Whereever you go within the resort area it is very close to everything, the spa, the diving center, beach bar or restaurant. Talking about the restaurant... breakfast.. enjoy the wiev and of course the food.. fruit, fresh juice, coffee, freshly baked bread or something more of Indonesien style. You doesn't leave the breakfast hungry. After a few hours you can enjoy the lunch that offers at least 5 different dishes, a new menu every day (we stayed 11 days). When you enjoyed a lazy day in the sun or around the pool or been diving at serveral of the amazing divesites, you are offered coffee, tea and snacks. Then you dive some more and are shown loads of creatures of the amazing "hawk eyed" guides. 1 guide/2 divers 👍🏽. You will be amazed of all the creatures in the sea. If you are in to nudiebranchs this is the place to be. There is of course a lot of other sea living animals here to, but our favorites are the nudies. If you don’t have enough of diving during the day you can both do ordinary night dives or blackwater diving. After a long day filled with new impressions from the sea or new friendships with people you meet, it might be nice to relax in your bungalow or why not start the evening in the beach bar before you hit the restaurant for the dinner. Once again there is food cooked with love that will serve everyones taste. There is always several dishes to choose from. If you like to enjoy a dinner on your own, this can be arranged by the sea by the staff. If you like to do something else than relaxing or diving, the resort can offer a various of other activities like tempel sightseeing or why not take a hike around the rice terraces in the nerby. Christiane, Pedro and Nina togheter with the staff will make your stay an amazing experience and you will have a hard time leaving this paradise. An example of of service is that the diving staff keep record of all the dive sites you have dived and you recieve a list of dates and name of the places. Will me and my wife go back? Yes, for sure! We have promised to do this because we haven't dived the Liberty wreck yet!
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Response from VillaM244, Manager at Villa Markisa Dive Resort
Responded Aug 26, 2019
We never mention the names of our guests in our answers if they are not using there real names, but I know exactly who is writing which comment ;) The Liberty is definitely waiting for you and Nala will be more than happy to welcome you again as a big girl ;))))) Thank you so much for this detailed and wonderful review. We are so happy that you enjoyed our breakfast, lunch and dinner in our restaurant with familiar atmosphere. As well your words about the diving are super nice and we are always blessed if our guests see all this nudibranchs and special critters under water. Blackwater diving is our new highlight and we still enjoy wonderful dives and even ordered additional equipment. ;) We hope that we see the two of you sooooooon again. Don't wait another 5 years ;))) Thank you again and warm regards from Villa Markisa
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Markisa Dive Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Villa Markisa Dive Resort?
Nearby attractions include USS Liberty Shipwreck (1.6 miles), Lipah Beach (3.5 miles), and Tulamben King Transport (1.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Villa Markisa Dive Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Villa Markisa Dive Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Villa Markisa Dive Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Villa Markisa Dive Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Warung Osin, Amed Sea View Warung, and Warung Amsha.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Villa Markisa Dive Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Villa Markisa Dive Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Villa Markisa Dive Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Villa Markisa Dive Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Villa Markisa Dive Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting USS Liberty Shipwreck (1.6 miles).
Does Villa Markisa Dive Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.