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When you stay at Pratasaba Resort in Maratua Island, you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Maratoa Island Port. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
Pros: The friendliness and helpfulness of the staff is just incredible. We hope to be able to come back one day. This place comes close to paradise!
Cons: Everything was fantastic.
Pros: Fantastic location, on coral reef which was amazing for snorkeling, new property and very clean. Staff was supeeer nice and polite especialy Agung, girl in restaurant which act as manager. She took care of all our issues and needs during our stay. She is one of the best staff I seen after many years of traveling. Food in Pratasaba is so delicious, that people from other homestays and resorts are coming to have it. Definitely fully recommended and excellent vallue for money.
Cons: Fact that we are leaving
Pros: Great location. Great reef. Very nice staff.
Pros: The convenience to start swimming, snorkeling or diving, right after arriving there, because the jetty is located at the reception/restaurant building (see picture), and the coral and fish are there waiting for you at the end of the steps leading down from the restaurant. Perfect. Beautiful. At the stairs, they prepared a water tap to clean your gear after swimming or snorkeling, then if you head up to rear of the building, you'd find a shower room, and a ladies toilet and a gents toilet. Very, very convenient. Beautiful sunsets and starry nights from the restaurant deck. At night, watch from the restaurant deck sea turtles and huge sting rays passing, barracuda hunting cuttlefish, cuttlefish hunting anchovies. (Bring a powerful torchlight). It's marvelous. If you like seafood, chef Mika serves great restaurant style dishes. Easy to reach from Jakarta (flights to Balikpapan, transit there to another flight to Berau).
Cons: The 2-2.5 hour speed boat ride from Berau to Pratasaba Resort could be challenging. Not recommended for people with movement disability, and young children. Veggies and fruits are at a premium, as most would have to be brought in by speed boat from Berau.
Pros: Restaurant staff were very friendly & welcoming. Also the hotel manager Lusi was very helpful with the transfer off the island at the end.
Cons: The food was disappointing & I had water leaks in my room when it rained. The journey getting to Maratua was a nightmare. There is no information at Berau or money change. The route seems to be through Tangung Redeb near Berau. But you must call the resort & arrange a transfer with them. They can book the car as well. One person travelling alone has to pay for one boat or one car so very expensive. The public boat only goes once a day so make sure you get the time. Most people stay in Berau for one day at the start and end to be stress free.
Pros: BBQ with fresh fish, fantastic views and perfect position, Friendly helpful stuff, new buildings with only minor lack of maintenance, best value on maratua, comfortable beds, nice sea view from apartment
Cons: Fleece blankets should be replaced by linen sheets, generally cold blue light should be replaced by state of the art warm LED, slightly unorganized, although food was good, restaurant should be improved so that the eating experience better fits the quality of the food, house beach needs cleaning of plastic and wood, some pillows on benches or alternative chill out furniture (e.g. Lounge sacks) would be great
Pros: - location - view - rooms
Cons: - Diving material & slot availability (priority to diving package guest) - Beach cleanliness - snorkeling spot also used for boat boarding so a lot of gasoline in the water - stopover for a lot of external visitors (no privacy as it should be for a resort - breakfast
Pros: Lusi and her team were both professional and very welcoming. A perfect combination. Would not hesitate to recommend this resort. All the team did their very best to make our stay wonderful.
Pros: Great staff and very clean. Very organized and everything was ready right when we arrived. Easy to book great excursions - diving, snorkeling, cliff diving.
Cons: The food could have been a little better, but that's also as we were slightly spoiled coming from a 5-star resort. Food was very good, just not excellent.
Pros: Staff were excellent as was house reef. Loved jellyfish lake and swimming with whale sharks tours, pier restaurant and relaxation areas great
Cons: Remote location, which contributes to good snorkeling. Expensive to get to. Expensive tours.
When you stay at Noah Maratua Resort in Maratua Island, you'll be by the sea and within a 5-minute drive of Maratoa Island Port. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage.