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Surabaya, Indonesia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Need significant effort to reach this resort ! I flew from Surabaya to Tarakan via Balikpapan and then continue my journey with Speedboat. I took me almost 11 hours to reach this spot. Don't expect to much on this island...actually you need to do Island hoping to the other small islands surrounding Derawan to found those fantastic beaches and snorkeling...

Thank rendyas
Bogor, Indonesia
Reviewed 13 November 2016

The hotel was big and has several room on the water, the beach and the surrounding was also reasonable clean. Unfortunately, the cleaniness in the room need more attention especially the bathroom and toilet. The shower and the seat toilet in the room that I stayed needed to be fixed. The food was nice, but the breakfast started at 7...

Thank Dessy S
Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Just come back from a great vacation in Derawan Dive Resort (DDR). We stay 3 nights in Derawan Dive Resort for Scuba diving. The best services have been provided from the booking period. We contact several times with the resort to arrange our booking smoothly since it is our first time coming to this area, and they have been helping...

Thank Noki22
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 July 2016

I paid a little bit more to stay here compared to the many over-cottages because it was easy to book from overseas. The room was clean but needed a little paint to cover up water leak marks. The bathroom was clean enough but showed signs of poor workmanship and/or need for maintenance (cracked tiles, broken shower fittings). All tolerable. Breakfast...

Thank alexchan66
Dhany W, General Manager at Derawan Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing Derawan Dive Resort as your holiday destination, your feedbacks are very valuable to us, we will do our best to develop and increase our services based on your feedbacks. We really hope to be able to serves you better in the future.

Kharkiv, Ukraine
Reviewed 17 July 2016

My husband and I stayed here in March 2016. We arrived on Monday and the hotel was almost empty as all the local people stay for a weekend mostly. We chose a standard room, it was ok, we had hot water (which not always happens on small islands) and air conditioner. The food, frankly speaking, could be better, but we...

Thank Legenda6
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed 6 nights at this resort. I took the beach deluxe double room after seeing that it wouldn't be much of an upgrade in room quality even if we were to choose between the beach suite or beach VIP room. My other family members stayed in the suite and VIP rooms, and they regretted paying more for something that...

2Thank Lanny A
Dhany W, Manager at Derawan Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at derawan dive resort, on behalf of derawan dive resort management we really apologize for any inconvinience experiences you had during your holiday time. We really take seriously of all of your feedbacks and we will do our best to improve the quality of our room services. We do hope to be able to serves you...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

I understand that this resort is quite old. But to pay for the suite room and get this condition, I am not sure whether the management does not bother to clean the place before arrival or it is poorly maintained due to the age. Either way, you should not let this spoil your holiday. Don't stay here.

Thank kelvinong23
Reviewed 30 April 2016

The journey was long but worthed..... The resorts sits on an area that is rich in marine life. you can see varieties of fish just swimming below you.... The beach is awesome for those who like to play in the sun and work on their tan. I found tranquility here, great for doing yoga and meditation. Diving around this area...

Thank Goto A
Dhany W, General Manager at Derawan Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Derawan Dive Resort

Reviewed 4 January 2016

Located in Derawan island, this resort might be the oldest yet well-maintained resort.. Room condition is a bit old with 'standard' amenities : AC, small TV, fridge, bathroom with shower and monoblock.. However, please ask for Rooms located over-water facing the ocean, it will give you fantastic view every morning and afternoon.. too bad that we have been given the...

2Thank Grace A
Dhany W, General Manager at Derawan Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us

Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

The room is clean but the furniture looks old and also the floor is not in a really good condition (a bit damaged on some sides). The AC is very strong, one thing that i liked from the room. The bathroom smells like a fart & rotten fish and the smell didn't go away even that i had alrdy opened...

2Thank Kinarnisa

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our beautiful resort is located at Derawan island, East Kalimantan, Indonesia. The resort consists of beach chalets and water villas stretched over the clear blue waters. Imagine waking up to seaturtles just over your window! The heavenly destination for divers and underwater photographers, the ocean surrounding Derawan islands is the home for exotic marine lives - mantas, pygmies, barracudas, seaturtles, and many more. Derawan will surely offer you a journey you'll remember for a lifetime. The resort provides clean and comfortable rooms (hot water and air con) and staffs to service your holiday in the island that just seems to be out of nowhere. Our dive center with professional dive staffs will cater your diving trips (nearby islands, the famous Kakaban and Maratua) seeking the most exotic ocean lives. And what's better than enjoying dinner at our restaurant by the jetty; providing wide assortments of Indonesian food, after your day ocean adventure. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Derawan Dive Resort

Address: Komp. Balikpapan Permai blok G1 no.34, Berau, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Kalimantan > East Kalimantan > Berau
Number of rooms: 56
Also Known As:
Derawan Dive Hotel Central Kalimantan
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“If you want to enjoy staying mostly in the room, the VIP room above water would be good.”
 of 5 bubbles Noki22, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms over-water have better view, privacy and are away quieter than the newer "on-ground" rooms..”
 of 5 bubbles GraceA644, 4 Jan 2016 | Read review
“request rooms over the water for sure!”
 of 5 bubbles watergirl21, 16 Nov 2015 | Read review
“You must check the facility of the room to make sure they work well I prefer to have lunch or dinner in the local restaurant”
 of 5 bubbles FerdinandLB, 6 Apr 2013 | Read review
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