Kalimaya Dive Resort, Sumbawa Island

Kalimaya Dive Resort was shaped by the vision of 6 diving professionals, who, with a love of the ocean, craved to deliver the ultimate diving experience to an uncharted frontier area, free of other divers and resorts to ensure privacy and satisfaction.

Designed and built specifically by and for divers in mind, Kalimaya Dive Resort is the first dedicated dive resort in East Sumbawa Island and the only dive operator offering day trip diving to The Komodo Island, Gili Banta, and Sangean Volcano. 6 beautiful beachfront sharing bungalows host en-suite open bathrooms, AC and a private balcony. Spend your days underwater enjoying beautiful diving and your evenings with new friends in the restaurant and lounge… or find your own piece of paradise while walking the 400-meter sandy beach of their private bay.


Wake up to the sun over Komodo. Situated facing east, all of the bungalows have a direct ocean view so that you can wake up to the sun rising over Komodo Island and Gili Banta and fall asleep to the sound of waves lapping on the ocean.

Through their extensive planning and development, they have made sure to source all available materials from local communities on Sumbawa Island. Our bungalows have been traditionally constructed by Indonesian teams using a combination of Teak and Mahogany sourced from local farms. They have been designed to offer the utmost guest satisfaction while fitting into the natural surroundings full of local flora and fauna.

All of Kalimaya Dive Resort’s spacious waterfront bungalows are over 30 square meters with large queen sized beds, air conditioning, blackout curtains, private bathrooms including an open outdoor shotheyr, plenty of storage space, a work desk and chair perfect for photo editing, and a beautiful private covered terrace to relax after an amazing day of diving.

If you are solo-travelling or looking to share accommodation with a friend, their bungalows can be modified to provide twin accommodations as well.

Restaurant & Lounge

The Kalimaya restaurant and lounge is a beautiful open space where guests can relax in comfort enjoying a drink by the pool, relaxing on the sofas reading a book, or socializing. As a small resort, all meals are served family style on their giant communal table. They offer a variety of dishes influenced by Indonesian, Asian, and international cuisines to keep your taste buds entertained.

Located between two small villages which primarily rely on fishing and farming to survive, they try to locally source as many ingredients as possible. By developing connections with these villages it not only provides the opportunity to support the local community, but it also provides the freshest ingredients available to make the most delicious food. All fish is sourced by traditional practices, usually via outrigger boat using a small net, or a canoe with a single line and hook.

At least once a there they offer a barbeque night giving you the chance to enjoy local grilled chicken, fish, and vegetables.  As part of your stay you will be provided with breakfast, lunch, and dinner as they’ll as coffee, tea, and drinking water for your enjoyment, free of charge in the restaurant. Soft drinks, fresh juices, local beer, wine, and additional snacks are available for purchase throughout the day. Should there be a special dietary requirement, they can cater for your needs with advanced notice.


Located in the heart of the coral triangle, Indonesia has some of the greatest marine biodiversity in the world. For this, Kalimaya Dive Resort is perfectly located to provide next level diving year round. At Kalimaya dive resort you can enjoy three distinct types of diving: macro/muck diving, current diving, and coral diving.

Kalimaya Dive Resort is the perfect patch of dive paradise. Located just 20 minutes from the port of Sape, and 1 hour from the airport of Bima, sits a 400m private bay housing 6 beachfront bungalows.

Kalimaya Dive Resort is in the hottest new dive location, previously untouched and undiscovered. Their preliminary exploration dives have uncovered:

  • A Manta Cleaning station 5 minutes by boat from the resort.
  • A Japanese shipwreck lying 5m – 20m on the house reef.
  • Too much macro to list!

Accessible dive locations include Sangean Volcano and its active bubble streams, Gili Banta and its high voltage action dives and The Komodo, land of the roaming dragons and its coral filled, lagoon style reefs.

Get to the reefs in timely style, via their speedboat, return to the resort and sip a cool post dive beer in the freshwater pool, dine on exquisite meals in our beautifully decorated restaurant, sleep under a blanket of stars in your air conditioned bungalow and wake to gorgeous sunrises full of copper, pink and yellow. Sleep, Eat, Dive repeat.

A minimum stay of 3 nights is required.


  • Located in East Sumbawa – which is to the East of Bali and Lombok and to the immediate the of Komodo National Park and Flores island – getting to Kalimaya Dive Resort is surprisingly easy.
  • Kalimaya Dive Resort is located only 20km north of the Sape ferry terminal for guests arriving by PELNI ferry from Labuan Bajo.
  • Bima Airport (Airport code BMU) also caters to flights from Bali Denpasar (DPS) within 60 minutes, Lombok (LOP) within 50 minutes, and Makassar; they can help you get to the resort and into your vacation as quick as possible.

For more information and reservation write booking@topindonesiaholidays.com

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