We started our two month trip around Indonesia here and stayed in one of the Living Colour-rooms with shared bathroom. Rooms were indeed very colourful en nicely decorated, clean and with a balcony and hammock that had oceanview. Pretty nice to relax in! Shower had only cold water (not really a problem because of the Indonesian temperatures :-) - bungalows do have hot water) and they have a western toilet, both basic but clean.
At the diveshop there's also a relaxing area where you can hang out, go on the internet (wifi is stronger the than in the rooms), read a book (they have small liberary) or just enjoy the view of this little piece of paradise. They have drinks at the diveshop but for food you go down the beach with a choice of 5 or so restaurants, max 3 minute walk. Very cheap to eat and drink, but be prepared for a long wait, 'cause when you order they start making it from scratch - so be patient! :-) And be prepared for a LOT of begging cats!
My boyfriend took an advanced diving course and had a great diving instructor - JP - (together with just one other "student") and a friend of ours had Sonja as instructor for an open water course and was also very happy. They really let you decide your own pace, make sure the course and dives suit your personal experience and take their time for you. Safety and that you feel good with what you're doing is their main concern. Also the diving sites around Sabang were amazing and just 'cause he couldn't get enough my boyfriend added a few fundives.
The locals among the staff were great - very helpfull en very friendly - JP and Sonja were very nice as well. Just ask them if you need anything at all. We can really recommend this place to anyone who likes to dive (less for non-divers, although you can also snorkle or rent a motorbike to drive around the island). Good value for money!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a professional Dutch-Indonesian dive operation in a great dive shop. Open since 1998, Lumba Lumba Diving Centre has become a meeting point on Gapang Beach, a hub of activity from where the diving starts, a friendly and welcoming place where you can feel at home. Still being an insiders’ secret, and off the beaten track, Pulau Weh offers unspoiled and uncrowded divesites. Add our team’s dedication, experience and love for the ocean and you’ll get unforgettable dives, from spectacular full-adrenaline dives to long slow relaxed macro spotting dives. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Lumba Lumba Diving Hotel Pulau Weh