The Magic Bay of the island Rao offers a truly unforgettable getaway experience

Magic Bay Beach Bungalows at the island Rao,

is a paradise for lovers of the perfect beach, a clean and crystal-clear ocean, magical and unspoiled nature and ultimate privacy.

Our two private Beach Bungalows are perfect for accommodating honeymooners, a family or a small group of friends.
Here you can reconnect with yourself, family or friends and nature by disconnecting.

There are no telephone and internet connection, yet. In the village Posi Posi, which lies at 40 minutes walking distance, cellphone reception with Telkomsel access is available. In the main town Daruba, on Morotai island there is a good 4G internet connection.

To get to Magic Bay Rao Beach Bungalows you fly to Morotai island. There are daily flights from Manado (North Sulawesi) with a short stop at Ternate. From the airport of Daruba it takes only 1h30 by boat to get to the Magic Bay paradise.

The perfect beach. Magic Bay Rao Beach Bungalows.

Batu Kopi, “the coffee rock” 

Batu Kopi, “the coffee rock” and the near forest, “Kota Moro” are mystical and sacral places for the people of North Halmahera. Although now a days all inhabitants of Rao are Christians, they still have their old believes too. They know that the old tribe of the Moro-people live here. – they were the original inhabitants of Rao. Over the centuries, they became invisible.

They welcome you with the aroma of fresh made coffee.

The Magic Rock.

The character of the Magic Bay is unique in many ways. It is very quiet; the only sounds are the sea and the many birds. Except from the fireflies, luminescent mushrooms, stars, the moon and the incredible lighting of the sea, there is no light pollution at all. Nights at the beach are indeed magical.

Most of the very clean, white sandy, 1400 meters long beach is free of stones or dead corals. Moreover, the sea is very shallow for a long stretch. Thus, it is very safe and comfortable to play and swim here. There are no buildings at all on the beach. Groups of dolphins frequently visit the bay. Sea turtles use the beach as their hatching ground, also the almost extinct and bizarre Coconut Crabs made this place their home and are easy to spot.

An adventurous one-hour hike leads to a waterfall. One of the two small clear water rivers start here. These beautiful rivers are the home of many birds and butterflies. Although small islands are usually not so rich in birdlife, here we see, amongst others, Hornbills, many Common Paradise Kingfishers and Beach Kingfishers. The deeper parts of the river offer a fresh water bath after the salty ocean.
Walking through the forest and lush gardens is like visiting a ferry-tale. The diversity in trees is huge.

The sea is very calm from May until September, but waves with surfing heights occur during December and January.

From May until September the island of Rao and it’s surroundings offer excellent free-diving and snorkelling opportunities.

Rao, being at the North tip of Halmahera, is in the middle of the heart of the coral triangle.

The resort will be operated by Divers Lodge Lembeh and Weda Reef and RainForest Resort

Divers Lodge Lembeh & Weda Resort Combi Package


We also offer an exclusive experience by combining the “World’s Best Critter Diving” with diving the “Incredible Reefs of the Heart of the Coral Triangle”  in one trip. Stay at our two very comfortable and affordable eco resorts: Divers Lodge Lembeh and Weda Reef & Rainforest Resort.

Divers Lodge Lembeh opened in 2002, when not many people knew about Lembeh Strait yet, and Weda Reef & Rainforest Resort opened in 2011.
Rob, the owner of Divers Lodge Lembeh and Weda Resort, was the pioneer who explored the diving around Halmahera since 1989.

EXAMPLE of a possible package: 11 NIGHTS, 24 DIVES.
Please mail for any other length of stay and preferred dive-package at these two resorts.

  • Divers Lodge Lembeh:
    5 nights full-board accommodation* and  3 days with 3 dives per day and 1 day with 2 dives (total 11 dives)
  • Weda Reef & Rainforest Resort:
    6 nights full-board accommodation* and 3 days with 3 dives per day, 2 days with 2 dives (total 13 dives).

Price per person, incl. all transfers and flights
Manado airport – Divers Lodge Lembeh – Weda Resort – Manado airport

Starting from IDR 24.675.000,- per person**/EUR 1.645, -***/USD 1.828, -***.
Single from IDR 29.200.000, -/EUR 1.947,-***/USD 2.163, -***.

 *All meals, cold/hot drinking water, tea, coffee, snacks, taxes. toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, hair conditioner and anti-mosquito spray in your bungalow. We offer a free laundry service and a fresh towel in your bathroom and on your dive-boat every day.
**if two people travel together and share one bungalow.
***All our rates are in IDR (Indonesian Rupiah). For your convenience, we mention on our website the approximate prices in EUR and USD . These EUR and USD prices are based on the currency exchange rates of 01 January 2016. For our offer or invoice we send you, we will use the exchange rates of that day, as published on : Bank Mandiri Exchange Rates under “buy”