What kind of other destination we can visit around Maratua Island?
The famous Kakaban Lake -- the house of stingless jellyfish, also we can take you to Sangalaki Sea Turtle Conservation and witness Manta, swim with friendly whaleshark in Talisayan, meet the sea people of Bajao Tribe around Maratua Island, challenge your adrenaline to jump off Halo Tabung Cave, and many more beautiful places.
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Do Pratasaba Resort sells merchandise?
Yes! Prepare your cash to buy our official merchandise at the resort. We have shirts, bags, and more products for you.
Is there any signal or WiFi provided in the island?
Telkomsel is the best local provider in the island so far (4G) and we have no WiFi at the resort. Please leave your phone in your bag and take a break :)
What should we do if interested in collaborating with Pratasaba?
For any collaboration ideas, please kindly contact us in person and let's have further discussion afterward.
What kind of payment accepted in the resort?
Most of the time we accept cash but we also accept debit card (except for BCA) and also credit card (Visa & Mastercard) at the resort. Well, we suggest you to prepare some cash in case we get unstable weather when doing payment through the EDC machine.
Do Pratasaba Resort have restaurant and what kind of menu is served?
Saba Resto is our special floating dining place. Enjoy sipping your afternoon tea while watch the sunset. Mostly our menu is fish dish, sometimes we have chicken and meat. You can find our Western, Indonesian, Asian, halal dishes in the menu book and for other special diet, please contact us in advance if you need anything spesific.
What kind of room do you have and how much does it cost?
We have two types of rooms:
1. Cottage: kingsize bed, private suite with sea view, include breakfast for two person.
2. Lodge: twin/kingsize bed, room with sea/jungle view, include breakfast for two person.
All rooms are provided with air conditioner and warm shower.
Extra bed only available at Cottage Room.
If you wanted to know about the price please send us an email, we would happy to have a little chat with you.
Do you have any special room facilities and amenities?
If you are looking for private, calm, and family-pack room you can choose our Cottages. Our Cottage provided with private hammock, private balcony, 12m square room size, plus you can have an extra bed here.
If you are looking for efficient price for groups or having trip with friends, you can choose our Lodges. We have sea view and jungle view rooms. Only 5 rooms with double bed and the rest are twins.
Need a place to do monthly meeting outside? We also have meeting room provided with LCD and screen, chairs and tables.
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Which one is guest's favorite?
Both are guest favorite!
How to book?
You can book directly through this website, our phone number or email. You can also find us on several online travel agent sites, such as Traveloka.com, Booking.com, Expedia.com, Hotels.com, and Airbnb.com.
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Is Pratasaba Dive Center a licensed dive center?
We are now in process to register our dive center and hopefully will be done within this year.
What kind of equipment / guide / boat provided by the dive center?
We have 4 full-set of Diving Equipment and other equipment open for rent. Please book in advance for this request.
Our dive guide, Marda Bago, is a professional diver licensed of SSI Dive Guide and he is ready to guide you witness the beauty of Maratua's sea heaven.
If we are interested in renting the equipment how much does it cost?
If you are interested, please contact us for pricelist and booking.
How is Maratua's underwater condition?
The underwater condition is vary from the slow current zone (Turtle Traffic) to the mildly strong current particularly The Channel/Big fish country. Therefore some of the diving spot require you to take Advance Diving Licensed.
Which one is guest's diving location favorite?
The Channel ,Turtle traffic and Southern Area of Maratua!
The Channel, Famous for the schooling of barracuda and other big fish population
Turtle Traffic, the name say it all! Colony of turtle chilling and resting on the low tide water.
Southern Area of Maratua is famous for the beautiful coral reef and macro animal hunting.
Do you provided transportation to reach Pratasaba Resort?
We provide airport shuttle and speedboat from Berau/Tanjung Batu and transfer you to our resort (additional cost may apply). Please contact us 7 days prior arrival to book this service.
Is there any regular boat going to the island?
There is public boat available at Tanjung Redeb/Tanjung Batu around 8am to 1pm and they provide the boat with cheaper price around Rp. 250.000 to
Rp. 1.000.000/person. However, we can not guarantee how many boats are available per day. Guest can find it by themselves at Berau harbor in Tanjung Redeb also Tanjung Batu. Our recommendation is better to have your own charter boat for clearer and quicker departure to Maratua.
Can you tell me in detail about flight information going to Maratua?
Susi Air from Berau/Tarakan is available every Wednesday destination to Maratua. It is prioritized for local residents for the moment.
Direct flight Garuda Indonesia Airlines from Balikpapan to Maratua is available through one of Maratua's resort cooperation every Saturday. However it is often hard to get the seat since other resort will get availability info just one day before departure.
Which trip is more efficient to take, Berau or Tarakan?
How long does it takes?
For efficiency and cheaper price, it is depends, are you coming as group (more than 8 people) or individual?
Tarakan provide bigger boats, which is perfect for groups. For individual tourist it is more expensive than Berau.
We recommend our customers travelling from Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Jakarta or Bali, to take flight to Berau via Balikpapan since it is cheaper, as Berau have smaller boats with cheaper price.