Murex Dive Resort Bangka Island
Murex Bangka is a diver’s paradise. Stepping onto the white sand beach feels like stepping into the story of Robinson Crusoe. Nestled under shady trees and white sand, the resort is built just steps away from the beach and our private, crystal-clear turquoise lagoon. Murex Resorts are family-friendly and the kids will have a great time running around and collecting sea shells by the seashore. Bangka is a beautiful lush island and one of Indonesia’s most famous dive areas. The House Reef right in front of the Resort is amazing; snorkeling and diving there is a must! Our secluded beach is perfect place to sit back, so laze in our hammocks, relax, and watch the tide roll in. At Murex Bangka we are all about creating a comfortable, laid-back atmosphere.
Robinson Crusoe’s island had to do without electricity, but you do not. Due to the remoteness of Murex Bangka Resort, we do not have power lines connecting the resort to the mainland, so we are powered by silent generators. At the moment the generator is operated throughout the day with your dive times in mind. For your comfort during non-diving times the silent generator runs from 5pm-9am, in the afternoon we have power in the restaurant from 12 noon to 3pm. Please feel free to charge your batteries at the charging area in the restaurant anytime.
Murex Bangka Cottages & Bungalows
Murex Bangka has six ocean-front natural timber cottages built Minahasan style, the perfect retreat for two. We also offer three ocean-view hotel style rooms located near the dive center. In mid-2014 we completed two ocean-front duplex bungalows, which are the perfect combination of privacy and convenience. With adjoining rooms, you can put the kids next door and leave the double doors opened for easy access — or for those couples looking for privacy, keep the double doors closed like you would for any other hotel room.
Sit back and relax on your spacious verandah enjoying a beautiful view of our white sand beach and ocean views. Before dinner, take a relaxing hot shower under the stars in your private open air shower (hotel-style rooms include indoor shower). All our rooms include air conditioning (between 5pm-7am), desk, chair, hot water showers, armoire, and a king or twin bed.
Choose from indoor or outdoor seating in our dining hall and lounge area. This is where most of our guests relax between dives or beach time, checking photos, identification books or just catching up with the other guests. Our Beach BBQ is held right in front of the restaurant so you won’t have to walk far for the all you-can-eat smorgasbord or seafood and meats. See what other culinary delights are in store for you on our food and drinks page.
Murex Bangka is a PADI facility*. Murex dive center is also an Aqua Lung partner center and offers full dive equipment rentals. The equipment rinsing/drying facilities are only steps from the boat. Charging stations are powered between 5pm and 9am. See our dive page for a complete description.
*Courses must be arranged in advance and it is recommended that you start with e-learning before you start your vacation. We also recommend a short stay at Murex Manado for your pool sessions, although it’s not required.
Daycare at Murex Dive Resorts
Murex Dive Resorts are child friendly, and we understand time away from the kids while you’re on vacation is just what parents need sometimes. The local village women near Murex Bangka Resort are happy to step in and watch the kids so you can get some “just-us” time. We want you to feel comfortable knowing your little ones are being watched over while you have a quiet seaside dinner, a nap in our ocean-side hammocks, or plan for a full day of diving. Local villagers are raised in small communities, usually with large families; they’re used to watching and babysitting other village kids while their parents work. This small community camaraderie carries over into their work life; they are happy to babysit toddlers and play with and look after our young guests.
*Note: Our childcare providers are NOT licensed, but have life experience caring for children.
The Bangka Conservation Fund
Recently all resorts on Bangka came together and created the Bangka Conservation Fund. This fund was created by resorts on and around Bangka to fundraise and, together, look after Bankga’s community and ecosystem.
Two main projects are:
1. Protecting Bangka Island from the threat of mining;
2. Working together to preserve the ecosystems and dive sites around Bangka.
Each guest staying on Bangka is asked to donate 100.000 IDR (approx. 6.50 Euro) during their stay. Each resort that contributes votes to decide where the money is going. It is an open system and reported upon every month.