Weda reef and rainforest Resort Halmahera
Weda Resort, Halmahera, North Maluku, Indonesia, welcomes you to come Diving, Snorkeling, Kayaking and Birding at Halmahera. Dive and snorkel in the Heart of the Coral Triangle, with its amazing diversity of underwater-life. Explore the forested coast and rivers by kayak. Be part of the dance of the Wallace’s Standard Wing Bird of Paradise and be astonished by the beauty of the other endemic tropical birds. Weda reef and rainforest Resort, on the east coast of Central Halmahera is situated exactly between Lembeh Strait and the Raja Ampat islands.
By staying at our Eco resort you contribute directly to the conservation of the forest and reefs and the development of the local communities of Sawai Itepo and Kobe Village. Please visit Sawai Eco-tourism Foundation and Vision about Eco tourism for more information. Eco tourism does not have to mean “uncomfortable”. Our beds and bathrooms, for example, easily meet the standard of any international hotel. Scuba Diver Australasia elected Weda Resort in 2015 as one of the top sixteen eco resorts in the Asian Pacific region. Full board accommodation rates start from IDR 975.000/EUR 65, -*/USD 78, -.* per night/person.
Until recent, Weda Bay was an unknown spot on the dive map of the world. Now 90% of our guests, many of whom dived in several other places in Indonesia, including Raja Ampat and Wakatobi, think it was their best diving and snorkeling ever! Our three boats are fast and comfortable. In this way we can cover a diving area greater than Bunaken National Park. Apart from the coastal reefs and the many beautiful reefs within 5 kilometers from the resort, there are many reefs about 10 kilometers out of the shore. The furthest reefs we visit are 28 kilometers East of the resort, and to the South we go as far as 35 kilometers (1 hour trip, one way). Weda offers easy diving with hardly any current, along steep drop-offs with caverns and schools of fish, coral covered slopes, perfect shallow reef tops, bays with seahorses and other critters, and for the adventurous diver, an underwater mountain with “big stuff” and a Japanese shipwreck. A nice detail: there are no other divers 300 Km around. Have a look at the Images of the underwater-world of Weda Resort to see the underwater paradise on offer here.
Combine the best of both world! Experience “World’s Best Critter Diving” and the “Incredible Reefs of the Heart of the Coral Triangle”, together in one trip. Two eco resorts with a lot of knowledge: Divers Lodge Lembeh opened in 2002, when not many people knew about Lembeh Strait yet. And Rob, the owner of Divers Lodge Lembeh and Weda reef and rainforest Resort which opened 2011, was the pioneer who explored the diving around Halmahera since 1989.
Special 12,5 years Anniversary Offer:
Book any combination of staying and diving at both our resorts.
If you stay at least 14 days, divided over both places, and book a diving package of at least 10 days, we pay the transfers* to/from Divers Lodge Lembeh to/from Weda Resort, both ways, for you. Making a reservation is very easy and payment can be done in EUR to our account in the Netherlands or in EUR, USD or IDR to our accounts in Indonesia.
*Normal price IDR 5.250.000 (single person).
It’s paradise on land as well; there are two species of Birds of Paradise in our own forest. In a circle of only 5 Km around the resort, we spotted 26 of the 30 endemic species of Halmahera/North Moluccan birds. Together with the local community, we started a foundation for education and conservation of the primary forest and it’s wildlife: www.sawai-ecotourism.com We are proud to be able to protect 700 Hectares of primary jungle, home of the Wallace’s Standardwing Bird of Paradise, many other species of birds and other wildlife . This is absolutely the best place in the world to observe this beautiful inhabitant of paradise. You can also find the legendary Wallace Golden Birdwing and Ulysses butterflies here. On this website you will find an overview of the List of Halmahera birds we spotted and there are great images of birds and flora and fauna of Halmahera in the Gallery, too. Our foundation also manages a Sea Turtle conservation project, Kindergarten and other projects.
Our open-air restaurant offers a great view at the forest and sea. Here the guests have their meals, family style, together at one table. The restaurant and lounge are smoke-free, but there is a separated part where one can sit and smoke without disturbing the other guests. The tasty and healthy meals are always fresh prepared. The Indonesian dishes really taste Indonesian, without being too spicy. Instead of only traditional frying of the vegetables, we also serve them steamed. There is extra home-made sambal for the guests who like it “very hot”. Pastas, potatoes and home-made bread are served to offer an alternative for rice and noodles. We do not use MSG and palm oil in our kitchen and all food is Halal. Of course, we also cater for vegetarians, vegans and guests with other special dietary requirements.
Weda Resort heet je welkom om te komen duiken, snorkelen, kayak varen en vogels kijken op Halmahera. Klik op het vlaggetje onderaan deze pagina voor de Nederlandstalige pagina.
Selamat datang di Weda Resort, tolong tekan Bandera Indonesia di bawah, untuk Bahasa Indonesia.
Below is a short movie which gives a good impression of Weda Resort and its nature around.
Also have a look at the unique footage of a new species of a walking shark found in Weda Bay.