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Alami Alor Dive Resort is an intimate hotel set in a beautiful marine environment.
Accommodation comes in the form of just five waterfront bungalows. They are beautifully set in the tropical gardens and provide wonderful privacy. The décor fits seamlessly into these surroundings as everything is natural and authentic. A particularly lovely feature is the open air garden bathroom featuring a natural stone sink and hot water rain shower. Having said this, the not-so-natural air-con makes for a very welcome addition in the hotter months.
Considering the small number of guests, dining here is a very informal and communal event. All three meals are served in the open air dining room at a communal table which creates a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The day usually begins with a continental style breakfast or something from the a la carte menu, whatever you need to sufficiently fuel you for the day. Lunch and dinner are served in a family style and mostly influenced by tropical Indonesian and Asian styles. You can expect the ingredients to be locally sourced and prepared, but the chefs are also very attentive to any dietary requirements you might have.
Diving is the main draw for any visit here and Alor offers a chance to experience an array of diving opportunities without the crowds. The priority here is tailoring dives to your particular preference, whether this be crystal clear coral or magical muck. After a tiring day spent diving, come back to your private bungalow to lounge around in a hammock or sun lounger.
It is the intimacy and personal touches to this resort, alongside the extensive diving environment, that make for a truly unique stay.
Why we love it
The resort offers unlimited house reef diving and the house reef is genuinely worth doing several dives on, with mandarin fish right beside the jetties, several leaf scorpion fish, pipefish, eels, schooling bat fish, rays and more.
India, Original Diver