We were first introduced to Villa Markisa through pictures of nudibranchs we had never seen before and were so smitten by the nudi diversity that we decided to make a booking for our year-end vacation. We were not disappointed. The intimate resort, run so well by Christiane, Pedro and their attentive team of service and dive staff, has lush gardens, beautiful rooms and the best muck sites at your doorstep. Christiane herself is a walking marine encyclopedia and we found it easier to ask her to help identify the numerous new species we saw instead of refering to the books in the library. We were very well-taken care of during our stay - we booked a large, comfortable bungalow at the top of the resort grounds with a wonderful view of the sea (do note, though, that the shower and toilet are outdoors). Food was always aplenty and varied. Mealtimes are communal but this was not an issue as the other guests were pleasant (and not intrusive) and we had many stories to share over meals. Diving was spectacular as we could choose to either just dive the house reef or hop on to the boat for a short ride to one of many lovely muck or reef sites around Tulamben. The dive team knows how to organise the dives such that we never bumped into other divers and could explore the quiet seas slowly on our own. Rates are reasonable and each dive (with Nitrox and boat charges included) averages 30 Euros. We have stayed in other resorts at Tulamben before and Villa Markisa is our new favourite. Will definitely be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our exclusive resort consists of three bungalows, three rooms in different price ranges, as well as a villa with two generous rooms. All buildings are harmoniously nestled into a beautiful garden, where you can also find a big pool with jacuzzi.Even when fully booked, we offer an individual dive service of the highest standards. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Villa Markisa Dive Resort Tulamben, Bali