Sali Bay Resort is newly built and perched on the edge of Sali Island, just off Halmahera, east Indonesia. The resort has a total 12 bungalows dotted along the beach and garden and a 4 roomed lodge (long house). Each room is spacious with air conditioning and en-suite bathroom as well as private verandas with comfy seating. There is a lovely beachfront freshwater pool and pool bar, and a small spa offering traditional Indonesian massages. The restaurant is located in the middle of the resort. Meals are prepared by a professional chef and include a variety of local and international dishes.
Situated in the center of the Coral Triangle, diving in the Sali Island and Halmahera region is known for clear blue waters, biodiversity, pristine untouched reefs, schooling fish. Salibay is the only resorts in the area, so besides for passing liveaboards, the region is un-dived, and we have the sites to ourselves most of the time. Besides the 46 mapped sites in the area with varied topography including walls, coral slopes, pinnacles, drift and muck diving, there are still loads of sites being discovered. Due to the remoteness of the area, not many studies have been conducted of the reefs, but those which have been completed indicate the biodiversity here rivals that of Raja Ampat.
We expect to see huge schools of mackarels, batfish, fusiliers and barracudas, as well as black tip reef sharks patrolling the area. The reef is alive with macro life including pygmy seahorses, unusual species of crabs and shrimps and spectacular lesser-potted nudis. The resort also has dolphins and pilot whales pass by regularly.
The resort has a 600m house reef off the beach which is stunning to dive and snorkel.
The resort is best reached by plane leaving Jakarta or Manado for Labuha, and then a short boat transfer.
Enquiry for Sali Bay Resort │ Halmahera
Phone: 0117 369 0443
4.6 Paintworks, Bath Road, Bristol, BS4 3EH