Metita is the last island on the southern tip of Morotai in northern Halmahera, which in July 2022 went from being an uninhabited island to becoming the home of Metita Beach & Dive Resort. Our island resort is about 900 per 450 meters and can be walked around it perimeter in about 45 minutes. A fantastic fringing reef offers excellent diving and snorkeling opportunities right on your doorstep. The most popular dive site, Blacktip Point, is located about 500m away on the north coast of the island.
Last update: Luglio 2, 2023
METITA DIVE RESORT
Secluded dive resort on Metita Island, Morotai, North Halmahera
1. WHY METITA BEACH & DIVE RESORT
Metita is a secret diving paradise far from mass tourism, in order to preserve its originality and uniqueness in the long term, all efforts have been put from the beginning to create a resort that focuses on high standards of quality, service and sustainability. All guests, whether they are scuba divers, snorkelers, surfers or beach lovers, should be able to take home unique memories as a souvenir of this remote paradise.
Metita Resort is a secluded resort that offers its guests a secret diving paradise
2. ACCOMMODATIONS & FACILITIES
The construction of the Metita Beach & Dive Resort have been divide into 3 phases: in the first phase, two hectares of our land and have generously distributed the main building with restaurant, bar, office and kitchen wing, the in-house dive center and compressor house, the spa, accommodation for the employees, the supply building and currently six unique bungalows. In the second phase, more bungalows are planned and also an event pavilion for workshops, yoga and cinema evenings as well as a pizzeria and BBQ pavilion. In the third phase, further bungalows can follow.
The complete layout of the resort, which is located on the south-west side of Metita, faces west, so that our guests can enjoy the sunset not only from the pool or the beach, but also from their own bungalow terrace. The individual cottages are built at a reasonable distance from each other and ensure privacy for all guests.
Metita Resort offers comfortable bungalows in close proximity to the beach and a view of paradise. Our guests can choose from 1 Family Cottage with 103m2, 4 Double Beach Cottages with 58m2 or 1 Twin Beach Cottage with 58m2.
Bungalows & Cottages
Metita Beach & Dive Resort has 3 categories of bungalow: Double Beach Bungalow, Twin Beach Bungalow and the Family Garden Cottage.
The Family Garden Cottage is 103 sqm. One bedroom with double king size bed and air conditioning. A second bedroom with two twin beds and fan. Open-air bathrooms with freshwater rainfall showers and separated wc. Furnished with desk, lounge, minibar, music station, walk-in closet. 28 sqm terrace with seating and hammock.
Our double and twin bungalows are located directly along the beach and are available in two versions, either with a terrace facing the front of the beach or with a terrace on the side and uninterrupted views of the sea from the bedroom. The Double Beach Cottage and Twin Beach Cottage offers the following amenities: 57-58 sqm total size. Bedroom with double king-size bed or two twin beds. Air conditioning. Open-air bathrooms with freshwater rainfall showers and separated wc. Furnished with desk, lounge, minibar, music station, walk-in closet. 14-15 sqm terrace with seating and hammock.
Our culinary offer leaves nothing to be desired. Lunch and dinner are freshly prepared daily as a three-course menu, whereby guests can choose in advance from a menu according to their individual wishes and needs. Breakfast is served as an extensive buffet – with homemade bread, fruits from our own garden, smoothies and fruit bowls, among others. Through our in-house kitchen garden and the cooperation with local, sustainable fishermen and farmers, our culinary offer is largely organic in order to meet the high standards of our guests and to ensure their well-being. There is also a spacious lounge and pool area with a bar, sofas and pool table outside of meals. Thus, the resort is also suitable for unique friends and family celebrations, weddings, honeymoon, etc. where we are happy to support our guests with an individual travel design.
Dive Center & Camera Room
Located on the main building is our 100 sqm in-house dive center, with a spacious 40 sqm drying room that offers individual compartments for each diver, a fan and the open wooden structure of the walls guarantee good ventilation. There is a separate room for our brand new rental equipment from Mares. Besides ABCs, wetsuits, BCDs and regulators, dive computers and lamps that can also be rented here. To keep everything in good shape, there is our own small workshop where our equipment is professionally maintained. Here is also the compressor house. As a treat for the photographers and videographers among us, we have set up an air-conditioned camera room that offers individual camera stations with bright lamps, multiple sockets for charging and a tray for storing small parts. A specially installed diving cylinder can be used to dry housings and lamps. The dives are done from our 3 speedboats equipped with 2x100 Hp engines, toilet and freshwater shower.
Spa & Wellness
Our private spa is located in the wooded part of the resort, where the pretty gazebo playfully winds around a fish pond with a stream, which accompanies the massages with a pleasant splash. Our trained masseurs only use high-quality natural products.
3. RESORT ACTIVITIES
The small natural jewel of Metita Island offers the best starting point for a paradisiacal beach holiday under palm trees: diverse dive sites with big fish, macro and wrecks, a seemingly endless house reef, lonely line-ups for surfers on the waves of Morotai, which are considered an insider tip. And due to the fact we are surrounded by pristine nature and biodiversity with rainforests, waterfalls, volcanoes and numerous tropical animal species, wildlife excursions are a must.
Scuba Diving & UW Photography
The North Moluccas, especially Halmahera, is the absolute insider tip among many divers. The Morotai region is one of the world's most species-rich underwater landscapes for the microworld and large fish in the midst of colorful coral gardens. Only a little over a dozen dive sites are known and new ones are added regularly. Our guests are welcome to go on a journey of discovery with our experienced dive and boat crew and explore untouched underwater worlds. We invite our guests to share with us the privilege of exploring new dive sites and then giving the place its own name.
Just off Metita is one of the area's most popular dive sites with an extended family of blacktip reef sharks. The Second World War left a considerable number of wrecks in the area, from jeeps to airplanes to cargo ships. As a further special feature, Halmahera homes its own endemic walking shark, Hemiscyllium Halmahera, a small shark specie discovered in 2013, whose specialty is to walk on the pectoral fins. In addition, the entire region is known for its macro diversity and is therefore particularly popular with underwater photographers.
Snorkeling fans will get their money's worth directly on our house reef. The reef plateau stretches about 100m out into the sea in front of the Metita Resort and offers beautiful coral gardens and a colorful drop-off in the shallower area, where large fish such as reef sharks and turtles are not uncommon. Snorkelers are welcome to take a seat on the dive boats at any time, as long as the dive sites offer good snorkeling opportunities. Otherwise, on request, our dive boats are also available for a private snorkeling tour or you can go together in search of every small and large seagrass meadow with its inhabitants, the dugongs, an encounter that is hardly granted to any diver, as the leisurely giants usually stay in shallower waters.
In the winter months, around November to March, Morotai offers some hidden excellent surfing opportunities with empty line-ups. The better known ones are in the north and north-east of the island, but the best wave, an ultimate insider tip, is only about 45 minutes by boat from Metita. Since we are in the fortunate position of being the first European-run resort in South Morotai, there is currently little material to fall back on. Therefore, we are allowed to explore Morotai and its landscapes together with our guests and discover unknown places on our tours in search of the perfect wave.
Sea & Land Excursions
Due to its location only ten minutes by boat from the main island of Morotai, special experiences open up for non-diving guests. High mountains inland, intersected by fascinating waterfalls and caves in the middle of a pristine jungle with colorful birds of paradise, such as the extraordinary hornbill with its huge yellow beak, whose females lock themselves in a hollow of a tree during breeding and can only be fed by their male through a hole, invite you to excursions. Day trips to various sights of the region such as the numerous volcanoes, such as the Dukon, near Tobelo and caves, as Popoguo on Morotai, are organized and accompanied by our team.
4. RESORT PACKAGES
These are just a few examples of accommodation packages. Contact us and we will provide you a personalized trip package.
Accommodation & Diving Packages
Beach Bungalow on double occupancy: 7 nights packages / 10 dives: high season €2536 - low season €2312
Beach Bungalow on single occupancy: 7 nights packages / 10 dives: high season €1638 - low season €1481
Family Cottages - 1 room - 2 person: 7 nights packages / 10 dives: high season €2256 - low season €2088
Family Cottages - 2 rooms - 4 people: 7 nights packages / 10 dives: high season €3896 - low season €3700
The accommodation packages include: Full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinking water, afternoon tea/coffee), service and taxes. Transfers to Daruba and/or Pitu Airport Morotai between 6am and 7pm. From 7pm till 6am no transfers are possible except for emergency. WiFi in the whole resort area and 24h electricity (powered by solar panels). Boat diving trips include guide, tanks, weights and catering.
The accommodation packages do not include: Soft drinks, fruit juices, and alcoholic beverages. Rental Gear. Diving instruction or courses. Snorkeling trips. Surfing trips. Land and boat excursions. Gratuities.
5. HOW TO GET THERE
There are two ways to get to Metita Beach & Dive Resort, from your home airport with a stopover, usually in Singapore, to Manado and on to the destination airport Pitu on Morotai. The connection from Manado to Morotai includes a 25-minute stopover in Ternate on some flights. Also from your home airport with a stopover, in Jakarta or Bali, to Ternate and on to the destination airport Pitu on Morotai. Depending on the connection, it may be necessary to plan an overnight stay in Manado or Ternate. We offer our clients a complimentary night in transit and airport transfers at your arrival in Indonesia. If you wish, we can take care of your entire domestic and international flight itinerary. Follow the link practical information: how to get to Halmahera.
On Arrival into Pitu Airport, we pick up our guests by car and take them to the pier in Juanga in southern Morotais in about a 15-minute drive. With our boat it is another 10 minutes to the island of Metita and the Metita Beach & Dive Resort in the southwest of the island
6. BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
Metita resort high season runs from June 1st to September 30, and the low season runs from October 1st till May 31.
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