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The new Sali Bay Resort is located in a protected bay south of Sali Kecil Island, in the exotic Halmehera Archipelago, north of Moluccas, Indonesia. An exclusive destination, far from traditional tourist routes, and waiting to be discovered by enthusiastic divers and nature lovers in its purest form.


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  • The Sali Bay Resort is located in Sali Kecil
  • The fact that it is the only dive resort in South Halmahera makes it an exclusive destination.
  • Far from the traditional tourist routes, perfect for divers and nature lovers.
  • Large schools of mackerel, bat fish, unicorns, rifles and reef sharks.
  • Macro-region enthusiasts can enjoy a wide variety of pygmy seahorses, ghost fish and other pipe fish, unusual types of shrimp and crabs, rare nudibranchs, flatworms and gobies.
  • It offers accommodation with free WiFi and access to a garden with an outdoor swimming pool.
  • Rates include full board with 3 meals and drinking water.
  • All accommodations have courtyard with sea views.
  • Breakfast is served every morning and includes continental and vegetarian options.
  • The hotel restaurant specialises in international cuisine.
  • The lodge offers 4 star accommodation with spa center and terrace.
  • The Sali Bay Resort has a private beach area and snorkeling is available nearby.

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South Halmahera as part of the Moluccas is truly a diving paradise off the beaten track. Sali Bay Resort, being the only dive resort in the South Halmehera clearly offers the advantage of being able to still explore new dive sites.

The brand new 4-stars resort is located in a protected bay in the Northern part of Maluku (Moluccas), in the Sea of Halmahera – Indonesia.

Stay at the Sali Bay Resort, in the north of the Moluccas, an excellent resort with beautiful diving for both macro and pelagic (there are a lot of white tip sharks).

The beauty of this area is that there are no other structures in the area of ​​tens of kilometers, so the dives are always "exclusive".

The resort is located on the small island of Sali (hence the name) which is located in the strait between the islands of Bacan and Halmahera.

The waters of the strait find the island of Sali in the middle and form currents also quite strong, so good diving on the pelagic (many white fins) and also a lot of macro.

The barrier in front of the resort is beautiful, coral reef fish, turtles, small white tip sharks.

Sali Bay has two accommodation options, the Beach Villas, and the cheapest Dive House.

All rooms have sea view, excellent restaurant, swimming pool and a small spa for beauty treatments, massages, etc.

The Salibay has, in addition to the Beach Villas, even the Dive Houses, smaller homes, which allow you to save money on the stay.

Diving in Sali Bay Resort

Excellent diving in a great variety of sceneries walls, drop offs, caves, coral slopes, muck diving; and a huge biodiversity with big fish and critters: large schools of tuna, mackerel, batfish, unicorn fish, fusiliers and reef sharks; macro enthusiasts will sure enjoy extraordinary encounters with mandarin fish, pygmy seahorses, ghost- and other pipefish, rare kinds of shrimps and crabs, nudibranchs, flatworms and gobies; and muck diving lovers will be satisfied too: this is the paradise for Rhinopias and other critters! Of you photographers will fall in love with peculiar blue-ringed octopus and Wobbegong shark and walking shark… I mentioned the sea turtles? And the dolphins? Right in front of Sali Bay (Dive) Resort you’ll have high chances of seeing dolphins, pilot- and other wales!

Sali Bay Dive Resort has excellent diving in a great variety of sceneries walls, drop offs, caves, coral slopes, muck diving

*As you surely know, Halmahera is the largest island of Northern Moluccas or Maluku and is located in the heart of the Coral Triangle, its proximity to Raja Ampat had made of Halmahera a new and very hot destination for diving in Indonesia. Yes, Halmahera! It’s now the place where in each new scientific trips new specimens are discovered -as the Hemiscyllium Halmahera, new specie of Bamboo Walking Shark (Hemiscylliidae), cousin of the Hemiscyllium Galei from Cenderawasih Bay, West Papua- or where in each new survey trips world record fish counts are beaten ... Yes, apparently even more than Raja Ampat’s.

Best diving season

Summertime in North Hemisphere is a great season for diving at Sali Bay, the resort is located in a protected bay and is 12 months open. The weather and ocean conditions are mostly the same around the year, some more rain is to expect from November to March.


Enticing diving spots are within a stone’s throw by boat and many more are still to be explored.

The 600 metres house reef offers amazing snorkeling and diving adventures. The world highest marine biodiversity is here in South Halmahera to reveal its pristine and unspoiled beauty.

How to get there

Sali Bay Dive Resort sits on the lush island of Sali Kecil, a tiny and exclusive private island located in front of the Southwest coast of Halmahera in the Northern Moluccas. 

Labuha Airport (Airport code LAH) caters 1 hour 45 minutes flights from Manado (MDC), easily reached by Singapore Airlines. Other way to get Labuha is from Jakarta (Airport code CGK) via Ternate (Airport code TTE). Once in Labuha Airport a short ride in car and boat (30+30 minutes) separates you from paradise.

We are happy to help our guests in arranging local car/boat transfers.

We can help you get to the resort and into your vacation as quick as possible. And of course we can organise your flight itinerary with the best Indonesian market price!


Twelve beach front villas with direct access to the sea are available at Sali Bay Resort. Each unit (66 sq.m) has a back door entrance with a first small room for closet, minibar and photo table.

Access to the wide veranda is through the double glass-sliding door. Main room is fitted with aircon, ceiling fan, make up table and sofa corner. Bathroom’s shower with hot & cold water



The Diver’s Lodges are located at the end of the bay. Four rooms with private bathroom with hot water, aircon and a wide veranda directly on the beach.


  • 7 night accommodation
  • Transfer airport - hotel - airport
  • All inclusive
  • Internet
  • Room service


  • Dive package
  • Snorkeling Tours
  • Alcoholic beverages


  • The payment is the total of the price of the product and is reimbursable
  1. There is no refund of the deposit 30 %.
  2. 15 - 5 days before arrival 50 %.
  3. up to 5 days before arrival 100


  • Make sure you meet the country's requirements for your nationality.
  • Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months after the date you plan to visit the country.
  • Dive insurance is mandatory for divers of all ages on all our trips: bring your certificate as proof.
  • It is recommended that you have travel insurance that is appropriate for the type of diving vacation you are going to do.
  • Check the electrical standards (such as the plugs used) in your destination country before traveling and bring the appropriate adapter if necessary.
  • Itinerary and number of dives are indicative and subject to weather conditions: safety always comes first.
  • All divers must present their dive certification card.
  • Dive computers are mandatory.
  • Local rates, fuel surcharges, distance rates, port rates, etc. may change without notice due to changes in government policy, changes in the price of oil, etc. Changes are out of our control and increases must be paid if the boat requests them. We will endeavor to inform you of any changes as soon as possible. A change in these rates does not entitle you to cancel the trip.

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