Kalimaya Dive Resort, located on the east coast of Sumbawa Island, is the perfect destination for a diving enthusiast or travelers seeking a serene escape surrounded by the beauty of nature. This exclusive resort offers a unique blend of luxury accommodations, mouth-watering cuisine, and world-class diving experiences that will leave you in awe.
Nestled along the pristine coastline of Sumbawa Island, Kalimaya Dive Resort boasts spacious waterfront bungalows that redefine the luxury concept. Each bungalow has a private balcony offering breathtaking views of the azure waters. Immerse yourself in the tranquil atmosphere as you unwind in the comfort of your well-appointed accommodation.
What sets Kalimaya apart is its en-suite bathroom featuring an open outdoor shower. Picture yourself surrounded by lush tropical greenery as you enjoy a refreshing shower under the open sky, an experience that seamlessly blends with the island’s beauty.
For diving enthusiasts, Kalimaya Dive Resort is a dream come true. The resort offers an all-inclusive full-board package that covers accommodation, delicious meals, and unforgettable diving experiences. Explore the vibrant underwater world of Sumbawa, known for its diverse marine life and pristine coral reefs.
Even if you’re a non-diver, fear not! Kalimaya Dive Resort welcomes non-divers and children to share in the joy of this tropical paradise. The resort offers a special rate of USD 150 per non-diver per night, ensuring everyone can experience the magic of Kalimaya.
At Kalimaya Dive Resort, all meals are served family-style at a large communal table. Kalimaya is one of the rare resorts in Indonesia that provides the perks of an all-inclusive package. We offer a mix of Indonesian, Asian, and international flavors to delight your taste buds!
Diving East Sumbawa
With its strategic location on the eastern coast of Sumbawa, Kalimaya Dive Resort offers diving in 4 amazing scuba diving areas: West Komodo, Gili Banta, Sangean Volcano and the coast of Sumbawa.
At Kalimaya dive resort you can enjoy three distinct types of diving: macro/muck diving, current diving, and coral diving:
- Macro/muck diving is a style of diving where we explore a reef environment to find the weird but
wonderful life forms that inhabit these sandy reefs. Our house reef has already provided the following:
Bumblebee Shrimp, Paddleflap Rhinopea, Weedy Rhinopea, Candy Crabs, Starry Night Octopus and
Bobtail squid among others. Sangean Volcano provides a breeding ground for every nudibranch possible
(we counted 35 species on our last visit!) along with Wunderpus, Frogfish and so much more… We
recommend Kalimaya House Reef, Lapponia, Pipefish City, Disco Doris and any site located on Sangean
- Current diving is what the straight between Kalimaya Dive Resort, West Komodo and Gili Banta
are particularly famous for. This style of diving includes drift and pinnacle dives in which the currents
wash past us, bringing in nutrients and big schools of fish. These areas are bringing to us bigger, pelagic
creatures including but not limited to black-tip, white-tip and Grey reef sharks, oceanic and reef manta
rays, mobula rays, eagle rays, schooling tuna and jack fish to name a few… but don’t take our word for
it, come see it yourself! Highlights include J’s Dream, Galley Rock, Rollercoaster, Pannetonne Wall and The
Waterfalls. Most current sites also have a partnering secluded, gentle bay – we can adapt for all.
- Coral diving is a nice relaxed way to explore the beautiful underwater gardens and coral reef habitats. Here we take our time to explore sloping reefs, walls, pinnacles, and caverns to enjoy the flora
and fauna of these underwater jungles. Get ready to be amazed by some of the healthiest corals in the
world which beautiful reef fish and turtles call home. Kalimaya Canyon, Buffalo Wall, Easter Island and
Lulu’s Hat and are particular sweet spots in this category.
How to Get Here
Reaching the resort is a breeze, with multiple travel options available. For those flying in, a flight from Bali (DPS) to Bima (BMU) takes approximately 1 hour, while the flight from Lombok (LOP) to Bima (BMU) is a short 50 minutes. Once you arrive, a scenic 90-minute car transfer will bring you from the airport to the resort.
If you prefer the scenic route, you can opt for a ferry boat from Labuan Bajo, which takes around 7 hours to reach Sape. It’s just a 15-minute drive to Kalimaya Dive Resort from the port. Whichever mode of transportation you choose, the journey to Kalimaya is a prelude to the spectacular experiences awaiting you.