Situated on a palm-fringed white sand beach, Murex Bangka offers a true Robinson Crusoe style experience. If you are dreaming of a remote island getaway, exceptional service, and wonderful diving then this destination should at the top of your list. You can drift away in a hammock, swim, or snorkel in the crystal-clear waters, explore by paddleboard, watch the kids playing on the beach and splashing in the ocean or just chill out with a sundowner.
The resort offers Oceanfront Rooms, Duplex Rooms and Deluxe Hillside Cottages. The Deluxe Hillside Cottages are very spacious and offer panoramic views over the ocean through the lush green canopy below. They have verandas with built in day beds, just the ticket after a hard day diving! The Duplex Rooms are larger than the Oceanfront Rooms and have adjoining doors making them perfect for families, both are located on the seafront with beautiful views. Power operates in the rooms from 5pm – 7am and in the restaurant and camera room during lunch time hours. The Deluxe Hillside Cottages have electricity 24 hours a day. Free Wi-Fi is available in the restaurant area but because of the remote location, signal strength is not guaranteed.
Underwater photographers will be in their element in the designated camera room which has personal preparation areas, plug sockets, bright lighting and air conditioning, there is also a flat-screen television for viewing marine life presentations and underwater videography. The stunning beach has loungers and hammocks, perfect for lazy days, and there is a massage service available for a bit of extra pampering. The resort has indoor and outdoor dining spaces, along with beach barbeques
Murex Bangka is family friendly and childcare can be arranged on request. Children can take advantage of the stand-up paddleboards, and the resort has junior life jackets and small sized snorkelling masks and fins ready for some underwater adventures, and for the younger children there is a selection of toys. If you are a nature lover or photographer then a tour to Tangkoko Nature Reserve is a must, based at the foot of the Dua Saudara Mountain the area is a mixture of rolling hills and valleys. You will go in search of numerous wildlife species, highlights include black crested macaques, the tarsier (the world’s smallest primate), hornbills, cuscus and Maleo birds.
Murex Dive Resorts number one priority is to promote conservation and ensure that their reefs, marine life, and natural landscapes are protected. Murex Bangka is the only resort on Bangka Island which harnesses solar power to provide hot water bathrooms, air conditioning throughout the night and 24-hour electricity. Their installation of 38 solar panels ensures that the restaurant, camera room and spa have power throughout the day. They are extremely proud of their commitment to preserving the natural environment on Bangka Island and to making the resort as sustainable as possible. Their founding father, Dr Batuna, was a pioneer of diving in this region and was inducted to the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame in 2018 (alongside Dr Sylvia Earle) and the team in resort strive to honour his memory on every single dive trip. Murex Dive Resorts are affiliated with PADI and offer an excellent range of courses from beginners’ levels through to Divemaster.