Ankermi Happy Dive Center, Maumere, Flores

Ankermi Happy Dive Center, Maumere, Flores

Ankermi Happy Dive Center, Maumere, Flores

Ankermi Happy Dive Center, Maumere, Flores
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Accommodation

 

We are a small family run business (8 bungalows and dive shop). Our aim is to offer our guests a peaceful and relaxing stay in beautiful surroundings. Relax on the beach, enjoy nature, watch sunsets, eat great food and explore life under water.

Ankermi / Happy Dive Resort is 29 km away from the Maumere town center on the northeastern side of Flores Island. Our resort lies close to the beach and is surrounded by banana and coconut trees, a small bamboo forest, a rice paddy and several fish ponds. See Gallery / Slideshow / Video by Christian Siegenthaler / Video by Stefan Frutiger

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Ankermi - Happy Dive Resort

Ankermi - Happy Dive Resort

 

Ankermi - Happy Dive Resort

Bungalows

 

Ankermi - Happy Dive Resort

Sandy area in front of the bungalows

View from the veranda

View from the veranda

 

View at sunset

View at sunset

Platform for relaxing

Platform for relaxing

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Large family bungalow

 

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The veranda

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View from the large bungalow on the rice paddy

BUNGALOWS

We have six bungalows, five of them directly facing the sea and a larger one overlooking the rice paddy. The bungalows are half concrete and half bamboo with the roofs built from ‘alang-alang’ grass which helps to keep the houses cool all year round. There are double beds on the ground floor with mosquito netting. Every bungalow has a second floor to relax and read while you enjoy the ocean view.

There is always a nice breeze coming from the sea and during the dry season temperatures can can drop to 18 degrees Celsius at night. Mostly we are asked for more blankets and socks.... the floors are tiled and all bungalows have their own open air bathroom (with garden) with Indonesian style mandi and cold shower. Each bungalow has a fan and the large bungalow has aircon.

On each veranda there are comfortable chairs and sofas and you can enjoy a uninterrupted panoramic view to the ocean approximately 15 meters away from the veranda and the sun sets during most of the year in plain view just in front of the bungalows.

We have 24 hours electricity, so you can charge your batteries and other equipment. There are lamps in the bungalows and on the balconies good enough to read or to watch your underwater photos on your computer.

A relaxing and sunbathing area with white sand and wooden long chairs and several hammocks is situated in front of the bungalows. The ocean is only a few steps away and some volcanic rocks form a natural protection against erosion during the monsoon season. Large trees hang their branches over the water and attract birds. If you prefer sandy beaches, you just walk forty seven and a half meters along the shore and you can lie in the sand.

We have put a lot of thought into landscaping our resort - collecting different young plants and trees and planting them all around the Ankermi Resort. There is a vegetable garden and a rice field, but we also have trees with mango, coconuts, bananas and cashew nuts and palm trees as well as many tropical flowers and three water lily ponds, with a lot of fish in them. For easy access a stone path leads through the resort and to the jetty. Our jetty has been built for entry and exit from the dive boat but it is also a great place to sit and watch the sunset or sunbathe.

During night hours the resort has its own security guard and your personal valuables can be stored in the resorts safe.

Bed with mosquito net

Bed with mosquito net

Bed upstairs - with a beautiful view

Bed upstairs - with a beautiful view

 

Toilette im indonesischem Stil

Western style toilet

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Large bungalow: Bed with mosquito net

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Large bungalow: Upper room (easy to stay here with your family)

 

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Large bungalow: Bathroom

Relaxing area with long chairs for sunbathing

Relaxing area with long beachchairs

Relaxing area with long chairs for sunbathing

...for sunbathing

 

Relaxing area with long chairs for sunbathing

...and watching the sunset

Relaxing area with long chairs for sunbathing

Enjoying nature

Hammock between palm trees

Hammock between palm trees

 

Veranda to relax and read a book

Veranda to relax and read a book

Rice paddy

Rice paddy

Fishpond with lillies

Fishpond with lillies

Restaurant and rice paddy

Restaurant and rice paddy
(view from large bungalow)

 

RESTAURANT

The restaurant lies behind the bungalows and has a great view over the rice field, lily ponds and towards the ocean. Breakfast is served until 11am - a surprise breakfast with tropical fruits and Kermi’s creation and tea or coffee. We have a menu card so you can place your individual order. We have appetizers, soups, salads, a choice of tasty main courses and deserts. All the dishes are ideal for vegetarians but the meat lovers won’t miss a big piece of chicken in curry (for example) or some real fresh, grilled fish with side dishes. Those guests out diving or on the island boat trips have lunch on the boat. We serve beer and soft drinks and nice company is always present, so every meal is an enjoyable experience.

We buy our vegetables and fruits from the local farmers near by and always search for organically grown vegetables. The fish we serve is always fresh from our neighbor- fishermen and the meat (mostly chicken) is from the area.

It is possible to have lunch, dive with us or make a dive course, even if you don't stay at our place.

 

Photos from Ankermi Happy Dive Resort

Breakfast overlooking the ocean

Breakfast overlooking the ocean

Breakfast with fresh fruits

Breakfast with fresh fruits

 

Enjoying lunch

Enjoying lunch

The afternoon tea is served

Want some afternoon tea?

Tea and an Indonesian speciality

Tea and an Indonesian speciality

 

Sitting confortably on the veranda

Sitting confortably on the veranda

It sizzles and frizzles

On special occasions there is a buffet

Es hat genug für alle!!!

Sate sticks from the grill

 

Kermi preparing food

Kermi preparing food

It sizzles and frizzles

It sizzles and frizzles

Fresh vegetable from the market

Fresh vegetables from the market

Unsere Küchen-Mannschaft

Our kitchen staff

Ankermi Happy Dive

Address:
Ankermi - Happy Dive
Watumita, Flores, Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia

For information or bookings please e-mail us ( ). If you don‘t get a reply in 2 days, try again, the mail might have been lost or we can’t connect to the internet....
Mobile phone number - IMPORTANT - please send SMS or Whatsapp, don't phone: +62-812 466 96 67
We speak English / Wir sprechen Deutsch (und Schwiizerdütsch!) / Berbicara Bahasa Indonesia
Design and photos Teresa Zubi www.starfish.ch