Looking for a quiet escape away from the crowds? Alyccastre Eco Dive Resort is an exclusive resort offering great comfort on the small island of Penama, just 40 minutes boat ride away from Maumere. There you can explore the island, dive and snorkel the surrounding reefs, or just relax on the beach. Remote and unspoiled with private white sand beach, it makes an excellent choice for couples, groups of friends, divers and non divers.
Alycastre Eco Dive Resort offers 5 villas:
- 2 ocean beach villas with carved antique wood from Java and Bali with panoramic ocean views
- 2 modern bio architectural bamboo villas with sea views and surrounded by palm trees
- 1 traditional joglo house for up to 4 adults and 2 children with 2 bathrooms, directly on the beach
To relax, you can enjoy sun loungers and parasols in front of your villa or on the deserted beach in front of the resort, bean bags in front of the restaurant, a gazebo facing the sea or hammocks in the shade of palm trees.
Apart from scuba diving and snorkeling, the resort offers other activities such as kayaks, massage services, visits to the surrounding villages and islands and fishing trips.
Restaurant and Bar
As the resort is located on an isolated island, all stays include full board meals. The 200 m2 restaurant of modern bio architecture exclusively using bamboo, open on all sides and overlooking the sea will allow you to have your meals facing the ocean. You can choose to dine on the 6m long table if you want to converse with other guests, or on private tables for more privacy. You can also dine in your villa or on the beach.
Owned by former owners of a gourmet bistro in Paris, the cuisine is of Indonesian inspiration with European influences. Fresh fish is delivered every morning by local fishermen, and fruits and vegetables come from local producers. Eggs come from their own chicken coop and fresh bread and cakes are homemade every day.
Fish tartare and cevice, salads, grated carrots, mayo eggs, gazpacho, soups with local spices, fish soup, lobster bisque, grilled fish on the beach, aioli, bouillabaisse, Indonesian paella, wok vegetables, roasted chicken or in sauce but also curry various and of course the unmissable mie goreng and nasi goreng, national dishes.
You will always be welcome in the kitchen, if you have special requests, the chef will do his best to satisfy you.
Enjoy the bar at any time to listen to music while sipping a cocktail of fresh fruit, a glass of wine, a digestive or an espresso or cappuccino.
At your disposal at the bar: soda various fresh juices, various cocktails, beers, selection of wines and alcohols all imported and espresso machine, with supplement. Fresh juices, water, tea and coffee maker are included and available all day long.
Diving spots are varied. From beautiful drop-offs covered with colorful sea fans, various sponges and varied and colorful corals to sandy slopes and muck diving sites.
If you are interested in macro, you will see all kinds of creatures: Pygmy seahorses, boxer shrimp, blue shrimp, marbled shrimp, squatted shrimps, prawns partner of the emperor, and more…
Other species include furry lobsters, crinoid lobster, crab arrows, crab arrows, boxer crab, orangutan crabs, etc.
Flamboyant cuttlefish, blue ring octopus, octopus imitating octopus, furry octopus, blue ring octopus, giant frog fish, clown frog fish, ghost fish, leaf fish, thorny seahorse, etc…
For bigger animals, many blacktip and whitetip reef sharks at each dive and up to 35 in a single dive on the site that has been named “shark point”. We can also spot manta rays, Jenkins rays, hammerhead sharks (sometimes), whale sharks and dolphins (on the surface).
Two new brand BAUER compressors and 40 new cylinders are here to ensure good quality of air fills. The diving equipment is also new, Aqualung for regulators, Mares and Aqualung for BCD.
The dive guides are from Bunaken, Manado, very experienced, have thousands of dives to their credit, several years of experience in the diving industry and are English-speaking.