Maratua Paradise Resort

Maratua Paradise Resort offers perfect views and world class diving.

Maratua Paradise Resort is heaven on earth, located on Maratura Island which is encircled by white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters that are abundant with an array of underwater spectacles ranging from sheer rocky walls, coral reefs, a massive lagoon and a collection of marine life that will excite your senses! A short stroll from your villa or chalet and you are at one of the best dive sites in the region, the lagoon. You are virtually away from everything here at the Maratua Resort and you can focus on diving, relaxing and truly being at one with nature.

Comprising of 8 comfortable beach chalets and 10 exotic water villas, this is the only accommodation available on the island, secluded and intimate, the resort will provide the perfect home away from home during your stay. All rooms come equipped with the modern amenities and are designed in wood to blend in with the tropical surroundings. As the only resort on the island full-board is offered inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner and tea and coffee throughout the day.

There is unlimited house reef diving easily accessed from the resort’s jetty with regular sights of lion fish, sting rays and large turtles. The boat dives take place daily one in the morning and one in the afternoon from the small modern boats and the resort’s ethos is that diving is better in small numbers and no more than eight divers will be in a group at one time. An optional sunset dive is also available for guests who wish to make the most of time spent underwater. The dive centre is complete with showers, equipment washing stations, storage and it is the heart of the resort being located next to the jetty and restaurant. The wonderful waters around Maratua boast an array of colourful coral reefs populated with an abundance of fish including cuttlefish, lobsters, ghost pipe fish, blue ring octopus, nudibranch, pigmy seahorses, ribbon eels and scorpion fish. There are 21 dive spots around the island, each offering a different experience, beauty and a varied biodiversity.

When you are not diving, it is likely your free time will be spent soaking up the sun on the beach or on your balcony or chatting amongst other divers at the Tuna bar next to the resort’s restaurant and lounge. There are also some excellent snorkelling opportunities in the local area. Maratua is the location of 4 small villages which are worth a visit to experience some of the Indonesian culture. If there is enough interest, the resort is able to arrange a local dance troupe to entertain you for an evening with traditional dancing and music.

All meals are served at the restaurant which sits on stilts above the sea. All meals are cooked in a traditional Indonesian style favouring seafood and vegetables.

Board Basis :

  • Full board includes breakfast, lunch and dinner and tea & coffee.
  • Please note: soft drinks and beer are payable locally


Transfer Times
  • Fly to Singapore, Jakarta or Kuala Lumpur then a connecting flight to Balikpapan. Balikpapan Airport has a comfortable lounge area where you can wait before catching your internal flight to Berau. From here a car will meet you at Berau airport and transfer you to the jetty where you will board the speed boat for a 3 hour journey to Maratua.


  • Please Note
    The prices listed on this page are subject to a District Hotel & Restaurant Tax of 10% which has to be added at the time of booking.

    Board Basis

    Maratua Beach Villas

    Beach Chalet

    There are 8 simple and spacious beach chalets equipped with modern amenities. These chalets are located right on the white sandy beach offering you wonderful ocean views. They are perfect for anyone on a budget.

    • Mini Bar
    • Fan
    • Hairdryer
    • Air conditioning
    • Mosquito Net
    • Shower/Tub
    • 220 volt electrical points
    • Desk
    • Double or Twin beds
    Maratua Water Villas

    Water Villa

    Built on stilts above the sea, your stay in one of 10 water villas will be that of relaxation, listen to the sound of the tide from beneath you and enjoy the postcard views whilst relaxing on your own private veranda.

    • Mini Bar
    • Fan
    • Hairdryer
    • Air conditioning
    • Mosquito Net
    • Private Terrace or Balcony
    • Shower/Tub
    • 220 volt electrical points
    • Desk
    • Seating Area
    • Double or Twin beds
    • Sun loungers

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    No Dive Centre Available



    This resort is used for excursions and stop-overs and does not operate daily diving from this location.