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About


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About


Coral Eye is a unique dive resort on Bangka Island, North Sulawesi. Our easy atmosphere and warm, friendly service will ensure that you feel at home in our beautifully designed and comfortable accommodation.

Originally founded as an outpost for marine studies, today Coral Eye Bangka is a melting pot of passionate travellers, dive enthusiasts, underwater photographers and marine biologists.

The project came to life in 2009, as four young marine biologists decided to pursue their dreams and passions and set up a marine outpost on Bangka Island, North Sulawesi in the heart of the Coral Triangle.

The original idea was to create a place where universities and students could exchange ideas and develop their projects. In 2013, following the construction of our main building and dive center and lots of hard work, Coral Eye opened its doors to tourism.

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architecture


architecture


Cover photo: Sara Croci

Coral Eye Bangka offers all guests simplicity, relaxation and blissful comfort in a dynamic space where social areas, work spaces and private zones merge seamlessly.

Designed by Studio ARC.S, the central structure was constructed to blend in with its surroundings. It was built by local craftsmen, employing local resources on Bangka Island and adapting traditional building techniques to create a modern, state-of-the-art facility that offers guests the comfort they require without negatively impacting the surrounding environment. 

The roof is made with bamboo and palm leafs, and its special cone shape allows warm air to escape upwards creating a natural air conditioning system that doesn’t need electricity.

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concept


concept


A large, square table at the centre of the space is the core element around which the social life of the resort revolves. It is set in a comfortable, convivial and roomy open space that guests can share at any time of the day.

The ground floor also houses all the other common areas - the bar, small library and shop - while on the first floor there is a large, sea-facing terrace that overlooks the ocean. It is the perfect space to relax after a long day of diving or exploring Bangka Island. 

 

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around


around


Our wide white-pink sandy beach is the perfect place to while away the hours. Our house reef is one of the best on Bangka Island and is perfect for snorkeling and diving. At the end of the day enjoy the beauty of a sunset's farewell kiss for the night.

 
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Social Responsibility


Social Responsibility


By choosing to stay at Coral Eye, guests support the Bangka Island community and help us to preserve and protect the surrounding environment.

How?

 

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no-trash triangle initiative

90% of ocean plastic comes from just ten rivers, eight of which are found in Asia, five of which feed directly into the Coral Triangle.

Our goal is to keep the environment clean and to create an adaptable and sustainable waste management system on Bangka Island.


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save bangka

We are proud to be one of the founding members of BANGKA CONSERVATION FUND (BCF), created to fight illegal mining that has threatened Bangka since 2011. Back then the case seemed hopeless, but after many long years battling against corruption, mining was finally halted.

Each guest staying on Bangka is asked to donate 100.000 IDR (approximately 6€) to protect Bangka Island from the threat of mining and to help preserve the ecosystem.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Blue Bay Divers, Coral Eye, Murex Divers, Nomad Divers, Pulisan Resort, Sea Soul Resort are all members.


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platform scholarship

Here at Coral Eye, we want to support the next generation of marine biologists.

We allocate part of the proceeds generated from tourism to support tropical marine environment studies, investing in students that we believe will make a mark in finding solutions to some of our planet's problems.

For more information about our scholarship program and to get an application form, please contact:

marco.segre.reinach@coral-eye.com