Water villas or floating hotels are synonymous with views of the Maldives or Bora Bora. However, now more and more archipelagic countries are building accommodation with the concept of the sea, one of which is Indonesia.
In Indonesia, popular floating hotels include Misool Eco Resort in Raja Ampat, Pulo Cinta Eco Resort in Gorontalo, Bawah Reserve in Riau Islands, and Tiger Island in the Thousand Islands.
The sound of the waves and the breeze makes the atmosphere of staying at the floating hotel romantic, especially for couples on their honeymoon.
Besides, tourists who like marine tourism can also do their activities at the same time, they can even throw themselves into the sea with clear water from the door of their room.
Apart from these two hotels, here are the locations of other floating hotels in Indonesia that are no less charming:
1. West Papua
Apart from Misool Eco Resort, there are three floating hotels in the Raja Ampat area, namely Papua Paradise Eco-Resort, MahaRaja Eco Dive Lodge, and Hamueco Raja Ampat Dive Resort.
In these two inns, all rooms are built facing directly to the Pacific Ocean.
Tourists can take a plane and land at Sorong Airport and then continue their journey by boat from Sorong People's Port to Wisai Port.
Ora Beach Resort is located in Sawai Bay, a bay framed by rock cliffs in the waters of Central Maluku. This floating hotel can be reached from the edge of Saleman Village, North West Seram, which is famous for its flock of Lusiala birds that look like bats.
After landing at Ambon Pattimura Airport, tourists can continue their journey by boat from Tulehu Port to Amahai Port, then continue driving to Saleman Village.
3. East Kalimantan
Derawan Island in East Kalimantan is very well known for its underwater beauty. Next to it, there is also Maratua Island which is no less charming.
Maratua Paradise Resort is located in Berau. From Jakarta, tourists can take a plane to Balikpapan and then continue their flight to Berau.
Arriving in Berau, the journey continues to Berau Harbor to cross to Maratua Island. Apart from Derawan and Maratua, tourists can also enjoy the view of Kakaban Island and Sangalaki Island at the same time.
4. Central Sulawesi
Kadidiri Paradise Resort & Dive Center is located on Kadidiri Island, which is directly opposite Tomini Bay.
If you want to snorkel or dive to enjoy the global underwater scenery of Togean, tourists can choose to spend the night here.
Villa Lombok Pahawang and Tegal Mas Island can be a choice of places to stay in the middle of the ocean while on tour in Lampung.
With an easy to reach distance, marine tourism objects in Lampung are also quite diverse, from snorkeling, surfing to fishing.
6. The Thousand Islands
If reservations at Pulau Macan Eco Resort are always full, maybe tourists can choose Pulau Ayer Resort & Cottage to spend the night in the middle of the ocean.
Please note, to be able to enjoy the underwater scenery of the Thousand Islands, from this floating hotel tourists still have to take a boat to the nearest island.
7. West Java
Even though the view is not the sea, tourists can still experience sleeping in the floating hotels in Dusun Bambu Resort and Kampung Sampireun Resort & Spa.
If in a floating hotel in the sea tourists can enjoy the sound of the waves crashing, in these two floating hotels in West Java tourists can enjoy the orchestra of frogs and crickets.
Source : CNN Indonesia