We can support you to find accommodation close to the dive center. As we do not have our own accommodation we will just forward your reservation to one of the local guest houses or hotels. This means you will have to pay the room rate directly to the hotel or guesthouse. Some of the places can now also be booked online! We are happy to support you with the reservation and give recommendations, but we have no influence on the different providers and their services. Price changes are possible without prior notice.
Crecia Hotel is close to the airport, so around 5 mins by car from our dive center. It has an own restaurant and a supermarket next to it. The rooms have a western-standard bathroom, TV, wifi & air-conditioning. The price per night incl. breakfast is 305.000- 330.000 IDR.
MOMOA Guesthouse by Michael is 5-10 mins by car from our dive center. There are 3 rooms available with separate bathroom. All rooms have air-conditioning, the room rate is 300.000 IDR per night. There is good wifi available and breakfast is included in the room rate. Michael is very knowledgeable about the island and a good host, so any traveling information for the area of Maluku will be included for free.
Wayame Bay Hotel is located in Wayame, around 20 mins by car from our dive center. The hotel is newly built and has 77 rooms available. The Standard rooms with or without aircon do not have a private bathroom. The Deluxe and Superior Rooms are with private bathroom and have aircon. A Deluxe room is 400.000 IDR per night, A Superior room has a larger room and bathroom and costs 450.000 IDR per night. The room rate includes breakfast.
Patra Homestay around 100 metres from our Dive Center, has 14 rooms with TV, air conditioning, shower and toilet. The homestay has wifi as well. Rooms can be booked for 250.000- 300.000 IDR per night. You can find some pictures and ratings here.
Please notice: Patra Homestay does not have hot water. Standard: very basic Indonesian homestay.
The Natsepa Resort is suitable for everybody who is looking for a more luxurious stay. It is located on the other side of the island around 30 mins by car from our dive center. You will find all information and the room rates on their website: http://thenatsepa.com
The City Hotel in Kota Ambon is located in heart of the city of Ambon, around 35-45 minutes by car from our dive center. The hotel has an own restaurant with a nice roof top terrace. You will find all information and the room rates on their website: https://www.cityhotelambon.com/
In Kota Ambon you can find many other hotels of various standards. Info and bookings are available online. Most hotels include breakfast in their tariff, and many have their own restaurants. In the city are many cafes and food stalls, where you can discover the variety of Indonesian food. Transfer to Critterjunkies Dive Centre from the city is easily arranged and takes around 35-45 minutes by car.
At our dive center we offer tea, coffee and refreshments. Soft drinks and local snacks can be obtained from surrounding shops.
We also offer our dive guest to join us for lunch. Our lunch is delicious local food, which will be freshly cooked everyday. Please just let us know one day in advance, if you want to join for lunch. Ambon food specialities include smoked fish (ikan bakar), fruit salad with spicy sweet-sour sauce (rujak) and fruity creations with ice cream (es pisang ijo).
We will also call a driver to pick you up on arrival at the airport. The price for a trip to the Crecia Hotel or Pension Patra is currently 75,000 IDR per car. In order to guarantee the organization of the transfer, we kindly ask you to inform us of your arrival time and flight number at least 72 hours before arrival. The trip is carried out by local drivers, who are paid by you directly. It is always advisable to have the price confirmed before departure. If the drivers should not arrive on time at the airport, there is no reason for you to wait, just let one of the many drivers take you to your accommodation.
Transfer from Wayame to our dive center takes 20-25 mins and the price is 100.000 IDR per way. Transfer from Natsepa or Kota Ambon takes 30-45 mins and the price is 200.000 IDR per way.
For 150.000 IDR per day you can rent a motorbike. Just let us know and we can help you to arrange it.