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Villa Markisa Dive Resort

Dsn. Batu Dawa Kelod Karangasem Bali, Indonesia, Tulamben 80853 Indonesia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 06/19/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 14 hotels in Tulamben
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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! We do our best to ensure the safety of our guests and employees. In addition to measures such as more frequent cleaning and disinfection of rooms and public areas, we also provide some precautions for our cars, restaurant, bar and the dive center. As our resort is very spacious it is easy to maintain social distances. A major advantage of Villa Markisa is that our guests are always outside, except when in their own rooms. We are looking forward to welcoming our guests again. Certainly they can spend a wonderful and relaxing holiday in Villa Markisa and remain safe.
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Kathy M wrote a review Aug 2020
Jakarta, Indonesia19 contributions24 helpful votes
We can only say amazing things about Villa Markisa. It felt like home away from home and even more ; beautiful gardens, views of the ocean, the ability to watch the sunrise over the sea and relax with a drink at the end of the day with a gentle sea breeze. The room was incredibly comfortable and well thought out - your own steel water bottle to reuse and refill and the ability to refill your bottle in your room, masks and santiser provided, dressing gowns and a turndown service by staff at end of day. Villa Markisa clearly defined and briefed us on the covid protocol at the resort and required all guests and staff to abide by this. This was reassuring and appreciated by us. All staff were attentive, helpful and friendly from the driver who picked us up from Sanur, our welcome upon arrival, dining and housekeeping, gardeners, and diving staff. The food was wonderful, plentiful, delicious and varied and we loved the special touch of afternoon tea. Great food and skilled chef. The diving staff were wonderful and a special thanks to our two dive guides. They have amazing eyes finding beautiful small creatures and things we have not seen before. A special thanks to Nina for being so prompt at replying to my first email and my subsequent emails as we navigated the protocol for coming to Bali in this covid world. It was lovely to spend time with Christiana, Pedro. Their knowledge and passion for their environment both under the water and above the water is infectious and inspiring. Villa Markisa is a wonderful place and we loved staying there. We were fortunate to visit them in early August after Bali was opened to domestic tourists.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Lisa M wrote a review May 2020
Apex, North Carolina9 contributions16 helpful votes
I love this place and couldn’t think of a better resort to visit for scuba diving when you want to be a little off the beaten path. The staff and service are all excellent. The food is varied with the ability to satisfy almost any pallet. The accommodations are just beautiful. I’ve been a repeat visitor!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
slavas20151 wrote a review Jan 2020
Brussels4 contributions2 helpful votes
We spent Christmas and New Year’s with the lovely Christiane and the always good-humoured Pedro, as well as several other great guests in Villa Markisa. It was about as close to perfection as a diving paradise holiday can get. The diving was superb. We were lucky enough not only to see numerous gorgeous little critters, but also a Mola Mola on a blackwater dive, which is extremely rare!!! I very highly recommend the blackwater dives, they are so amazing! The dive guides are great, the dive center is so well organised, there is every comfort for photographers, and everything one could possibly ask for. Also, everybody else on the staff is lovely, and the attention to detail Christiane has put into even the smallest things to make people feel happy and surrounded by beauty and attention is not something one finds often. I should also mention the food is very tasty and always varied, and Pedro is always looking for new recipes, which we were happy to provide as well. To top it all and make one feel at home, there is Nala, the sweetest dog, who just loves cuddles. We will most certainly be back. Villa Markisa is an amazing jewel to discover. I could not recommend it enough.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from VillaM244, Manager at Villa Markisa Dive Resort
Responded Jan 29, 2020
Hallo Slavas20151, thank you so much for your lovely words. We especially appreciate the compliments about the Blackwater Diving. ;) We are already looking forward to welcome you back.
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Valerie S wrote a review Jan 2020
Pacific Grove, California19 contributions3 helpful votes
First of all, I'm ruined for all other diving operations. My expectations are over the top high now, thanks to all of the amazing people at Villa Markisa. I stayed in the bungalow by the dive shop. The location was perfect for me, as it was right across from the spacious camera room and steps away from the dive shop. The outdoor garden bathroom was so beautiful. I could walk into the entrance of the bathroom and take a shower after a dive, before I walked into my bungalow. I had the best dive guide. Although everyone else staying there said the same about their guides. Buti could find things that I could only see through my magnified viewfinder and in focus in my 100mm macro lens and usually in my SMC diopter. He was very patient in pointing things out, usually pointing them out AGAIN, and waiting for me to find, focus, and get the right shot. I never felt rushed or pressured to move on so someone else could get in since he was my own private guide. Also, they have the best Blackwater Diving I've ever experience! I wish I could have done more. I guess I'll be back! The food is amazing! I'm vegan and I ate very well. I had been in Indonesia for almost 3 weeks prior to arriving at Villa Markisa and I was ready for something more creative and appealing. All of my needs were met and exceeded anything I could have expected.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: All of the rooms have great views
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Response from VillaM244, Manager at Villa Markisa Dive Resort
Responded Jan 20, 2020
Dear Vphotos. We are feeling so blessed :) Thank you so much for this breathtaking review, especially the compliments of our diving. We are super happy that you enjoyed the Blackwater Diving that much and hope as well to welcome you back in Villa Markisa for another great experience.
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Sander S wrote a review Jan 2020
Redding, CA51 contributions62 helpful votes
Spent 5 great nights at Villa Markisa, a beautiful dive resort on the east coast of Bali. My wife dove multiple times every day, including a black water dive she said was one of the best. I don’t dive but spent 5 relaxing days in and around the manicured grounds. Had great massages, did yoga with a Balinese yogi, hung out in the infinity pool and enjoyed the company of Christiane and Pedro, our gracious hosts. Meals were taken together at a large table with made to order incredible breakfasts and lunches and a fabulous buffet dinner every evening. My wife is vegan and enjoyed the meals. If you are a diver, this experience is apparently one not to be missed. If you are a non-diving companion, this is a great place to relax along the Bali Sea.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from VillaM244, Manager at Villa Markisa Dive Resort
Responded Jan 20, 2020
Dear Sander S561, thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the diving and our other activities. We are always trying our best and it's even easier with amazing guests like you. We hope to welcome you back really soon at 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 Amed Beach (4.6 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.