This slightly tired resort provides relaxing seaside accommodation within a fairly reasonable distance from Maumere proper -- about a 13-kilometre, 20-minute drive from the town centre.
Begun in the 1970s, Sea World Club hasn't really been updated since the 1990s heyday of Maumere tourism but still holds up well enough, with spacious bungalows that include four-poster beds and even bathtubs, complete with an exuberant hot water heater. The clientele is overwhelmingly European, with lots of Dutch and German patrons. It's a step up in price compared to other options, but guests we talked to thought it to be excellent value. Both diving and snorkelling boat trips can be arranged through the hotel. There's a pleasant beachside bar with the usual assortment of Bintang and a selection of wine. The pleasant-enough pebble beach has gentle surf and great sunset views, as well as some snorkelling offshore. There's a fast internet connection on offer if you need to catch up on any work, and the restaurant on-site offers decent Indonesian grub and a curiously Germanic included breakfast, including ham and cheese. Check online for a discounted rate.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Deluxe double room, low season: US$50, high season US$50. Notes: US$
Room: Beachfront bungalow, low season: US$95, high season US$95. Notes: US$
Jl Nai Roa KM 13, Waiara
T: (0382) 242 5089
F: (0382) 242 5090
Room rates: 400,000 to 1,000,000 Rp