We stayed for 5 nights in one of the budget rooms with toilet attached. The room was very comfortable even though basic, clean, good bed and pillow, clean toilet with clean towels. There were lots of insects and mosquitoes especially in the evening but that is expected and the hotel provides us with mosquito coils and repellents. The budget rooms is slightly further from the dive center compared to the other rooms but generally it was a very comfortable and satisfying stay, especially for the price we paid. WiFi is strongest in the dive center. The room that we stayed in did not have very good signal for WiFi but it was okay if we were in the balcony. You can ask the housekeeping to change your towels and linens whenever you want them to. They are just below the budget rooms and are always happy to help. There was no hot shower but it was okay to take a cold shower with the hot weather.
Dives were well organized. The local DMs were young but good and quite experienced, we had a DM to ourselves (2 dives) for almost all of our dives. Boatmans were also very helpful. We also did a dive to Sophie Rickmers Wreck and it was just stunning! Proper safety precautions were taken and lots of prior briefing to make sure we knew what we were doing for the deep dive.
There were a few restaurants nearby but we couldn't eat outside because it was the fasting Ramadan month. We had our breakfasts and lunch in the dive center. Bread and eggs were provided all day long due to the fasting month. You could buy and take away from the restaurants that were open too. All the restaurants opened during dinner and we particularly like Limbo restaurant as they were quite friendly. Lumba Lumba also mentioned that they are looking to put up their own restaurant in the near future.
We had a wonderful time with Lumba Lumba and will definitely be going back with a bigger group in the future.
- 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