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News 05.04.2018 + Videos


We are happy to let you know that we received another Award. We got this informations today (05.04.2018):
"Matahari Tulamben Resort Dive & Spa has just been awarded the HotelsCombined Recognition of Excellence for 2018 in Indonesia for achieving the highest standards of Customer Satisfaction worldwide. Specifically to date, our team of data experts have found and processed 650 opinions that your guests have posted on a variety of different websites, forums and social media, resulting in a score of 8.5 out of a possible 10."
8.5 Rated by Guests

"THANK YOU" to all our friends and guests which posted something nice about us and which are happy to stay with us. Many of you come again and again and again...... and we would be happy to see you soon :-) "

"Tulamben is safe: Just come and let's have fun together"
Suci and the TEAM


17.03.2018 - - - INTERNET will be OFF on NYEPI DAY for 24 hours!

All travelers to Bali must be aware that Bali celebrates on 17.03.2018
NYEPI DAY - Balinese New Year. A holy day of complete silence for Balinese Hindus.
All residents of Bali must remain indoors and no noise or outside activity is allowed. It starts from 06:00 hrs in the morning until 06:00 hrs on 18.03.2018. The streets, beaches and airport are completely closed as well.
Our kitchen will be open until 19:00 hrs for our Guests.


And we got the AWARD on 25.01.2018 the 4th time: Because of all of YOU..........
Thank you very much to our friends, to all the nice people which visit us again and again and to the new guests which maybe come again in the future. We are very proud of all of you which helped somewho that we belongs to the 25 winners of Indonesia for the "Bargain" award.

We try hard to keep going on in the same way and we hope it works. Sometimes it is not easy and thanks that you all not forget that we are in Asia. Also that you always stay behind us if something doesn't work perfect. The special "thanks" goes to the guests which talk to us during the holidays and give us the chance to improve in case we have a mistake....

Warm greetings from Suci and the TEAM

"Tulamben is safe: Just come and let's have fun together"


HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018 to all our friends and guests.
May God bless the World and make it safe for everybody.
Tulamben is safe and we would be happy to see you soon.
"Come and let's have fun together!"
Suci and the TEAM


MATAHARI will RE-OPEN on 16.12.2017

After talking with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Volcano Institute we are very happy to announce that we reopen because they declare Tulamben as safe. The red zone is until 8 km and Tulamben is away 12 km from the crater of Mt. Agung. Therefore we are allowed to open.

Please be sure we will go no risk for our guests, our TEAM and ourself. Last time we evacuated even before we must do it.

You can follow the link to see (they update daily): Ministry of Foreign Affairs

We would be happy to welcome our friends and guests soon and can celebrate the NEW YEAR 2018 with you.

Suci and the TEAM :-)


We are sad to inform you that we CLOSED Matahari Tulamben Resort, Dive & SPA from 26.11.2017 because of volcano activities.

But we still go for diving and our TEAM will be happy if you give work to them. In the moment we operate from Amed and we relocated our guests to Bali Bhuana Beach Cottages in Amed. We also dive in Padang Bai and around.......

We hope we can back home soon and we pray for all the evacuated people and Mt. Agung that we can back to normality.
Once we re-open we will inform you immediately.

Suci and the TEAM

"Thank you to Frank" for this great video.
Enjoy and have fun to see our place in April 2016

We are happy that we can offer now holidays in our private villa in Tukad Abu. 5 minutes away from Tulamben by car.

"SPECIAL OFFER until 28.02.2018":

4 Days plus SPA and TOUR

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS - All inclusive

  • included 3 nights in an amazing private beach front Villa with 4 bedrooms, 2 with ensuite bathroom, 2 with sharing bathroom plus 1 bathroom with Sauna and hot water tube.
  • included dinner – breakfast/lunch/dinner – breakfast/lunch/dinner - breakfast
  • included max. 10 dives in complete Tulamben area like
    • USAT Liberty Wreck, Coral Garden/Suci Place (underwater artefacts), Drop Off, Batu Belah, Seraya Secrets, Kwanji, Melasti, Kubu, BOGA WRECK, Batu Ringgit
    with dive guide and included night dives
  • included all dive taxes (excluded dive equipment!!!)
  • included one complimentary "Balinese Aromatherapy Massage" in our SPA in the Resort per person
  • included half day sightseeing tour at check out day:
    • on the way to Airport or Kuta: "Tirta Gangga Water Palace", "Kings Palace in Amlapura", "Rice Fields", "Ujung Water Palace" and "Goa Lawah Temple (one of the holiest temple in Bali with Bat-Cave and Phytons). Excluded entrance fees."

For 8 - 9 person
RP 6.750.000 per diver (min. 4 divers)
RP 3.250.000 per non-diver

Dive around Tulamben plus SPA and TOUR


  • included 4 nights in an amazing private beach front Villa with 4 bedrooms, 2 with ensuite bathroom, 2 with sharing bathroom plus 1 bathroom with Sauna and hot water tube.
  • included 4x breakfast, 3x lunch and 4x dinner
  • included maximum 15 day and night dives in complete Tulamben area like
    • USAT Liberty Wreck, Coral Garden/Suci Place (underwater artefacts), Drop Off, Batu Belah, Seraya Secrets, Kwanji, Melasti, Kubu, BOGA WRECK, Batu Ringgit
  • included all dive taxes, dive guide, tank, weight and porter (excluded dive equipment!)
  • included complimentary 1 hrs in our SPA for "Balinese Aromatherapy Massage" per person
  • included Transfers from and to the airport or Denpasar area
  • included half day sightseeing tour at check out day :
    • on the way to Airport or Kuta: "Tirta Gangga Water Palace", "Kings Palace in Amlapura", "Rice Fields", "Ujung Water Palace" and "Goa Lawah Temple (one of the holiest temple in Bali with Bat-Cave and Phytons). Excluded entrance fees."

For 8 - 9 person
RR 9.450.000 per diver (min. 4 divers)
RP 4.100.000 per non-diver

22.05.2016 - We would like to join interesting informations about Mola Mola.
Enjoy to read it: Mola-Mola

Tripadvisor Award 2016 - "TOP 25: BARGAIN Hotels Indonesia
Place 14 from 25 :-)
We received this award now the second time and we say "Thank you" to all of our friends and guests. We know without all of you we will not receive this award and we can not be successful. We are very, very happy that you all support us and we would love to see you all again.... smileeee.....
Warm greetings from Suci and the TEAM

NEWS about Visa-on-Arrival valid from 13.06.2015:
If you follow the link you can check if you have to pay visa fee. Because now travelers from 45 countries can arrive without visa-fee. Be aware this visa you can NOT EXTEND and it is only valid for 30 days.
In case you have the plan to stay 60 days in Indonesia please go to the counter where you can apply for VISA-ON-ARRIVAL. Same like travelers from another 33 countries. You have to pay in the moment 35 USD for 30 day visa and can extend for 30 days.

Also if you buy flight ticket in the new tickets they include now the Airport fee for Departure. Means you don't need to pay 200.000 RP when leave Indonesia (but we listen this is only for new tickets).

29.05.2015 - Another Award from "TRIPADVISOR"

We say "Thank you very much to all our Guests and Friends" which helped us to get this Award again and again. We are very happy and proud about the Award and special that we got the Certificate now already 5 times in row.
Suci, Family and the TEAM

Breaking news! We got a new Award: "Indonesia Hotel Awards Winner"

Highly Recommended
Tulamben (Bali)

From now (15.01.2015) we offer in the SPA

  • HOT STONE Massage:90 minutes
    The Hot Stone Massage start with aromatherapy foot ritual, followed by a combination entailing the use of smooth warm volcanic stones rich in minerals, combined with essential oil. The pressure and soothing on key points of the body create sensations of comfort and warmth which can be effective in relaxing both body and mind, and release the tension and pains.

  • The price for gasoline is now 30 % up (from 18.11.2014) and therefore we have to update our price for transfers. The new price is 500.000 RP from Denpasar area.

    On 11.11.2014 the oldest daughter Rara will marry and there will be the Balinese Wedding Ceremony in the resort. The in-house guests are invited to join the Ceremony.


    The fee for VISA-on-ARRIVAL increased and is now 35 USD.
    We recommand to prepare this in USD. The visa is valid for 30 days and your passport must be valid for 6 more month. One 30-day extension is possible without leaving Indonesia (at the Immigration office). Visa agents can help you.
    Don't lose the Immigration Card. You need the card for departure from Indonesia.

    We are happy to announce that we have since middle of September 6 new Deluxe rooms and have now more capacity. The rooms are with aircon/safebox and refrigerator.
    No we also offer a GUESTHOUSE just opposite of the road with 6 Superior Rooms, aircon/safebox.

    International Airport Tax to Increase in Bali on April 1, 2014 Bali News: Pay Before You Go PT Angkasa Pura - the managers of Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport have announced that effective April 1, 2014, the passenger service charge or "airport tax" for departing international passengers will increase from Rp. 150,000 (US$13) to Rp. 200,000 (US$17.50).
    Because the domestic terminal is still in the midst of renovation, the increase in the domestic service charge in Bali will only take effect on August 1, 2014.
    At that time, the passenger service fee charged to departing domestic passengers is now Rp. 75,000 (US$6.50), increasing from Rp. 40,000 (US$3.50).

    SSI Instructor for SIDEMOUNT
    We offer from today
    "SSI Speciality Course Sidemount" and "Intro Dive to Sidemount"
    and we congratulate to all our Divemasters for their "Speciality Sidemount"
    If you want to see pictures please check in our Photogallery

    For more informations please send email to

    Nyepi Day Information: March 31, 2014
    Hari Nyepi Cakra 1935 (Bali Day of Silence). Hari Raya Nyepi Tahun Baru Caka 1943

    This holiday is the Balinese New Year in the Hindu Lunar calendar. It called icaka New Year, the day of total silence throughout the island.

    Great purification, sacrificial rites and spectacular procedure of ceremonies, parades of great bamboo monsters, and fireworks occur on the Eve of Nyepi to exorcize evil spirits from every corner of the island. Followed by a day of total silence and seclusion. The community strongly believes that if the island is silent and dark, the bad spirits will leave and the new year will start in peace. During Nyepi, from 6am until 6am the next day, the island stops. Nobody is allowed in the streets, use of electricity is restricted, and the international airport is closed. No fire may be lit for 24 hours. No activities allowed. Diving also not possible.

    In 2014, Nyepi will fall on Tuesday, March 31. Please note that check-in and check-out will not be possible on Nyepi Day, and Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) will be closed. Some of the resort facilities will operate as usual; however, there will be no transportation services to and from the resort. Please no lights inside of the rooms (only candles) and there will be no outdoor lighting. The pool is available for your enjoyment.

    Video from 2013


    Our Dive Center "Matahari Dive Tulamben" is Participating Dive Operator (PDO) for:
    IWUPC 2013 - Indonesia World Underwater Contest 2013

    IWUPC is the largest, the longest, the most prestigious photo contest in the world held by
    The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Republic of Indonesia.
    IWUPC is the first photo contest that take place in the whole country (Nation Wide) from January to November 2013.
    If you want to take part in this contest please go to the webside for registration:

    This video was taken in August 2010. After this time we made a lot of renovations and changed many things in the resort. Please check the Photogallery which we update from time to time to see how it looks today.