26 December 2010

First Christmas Celebration for Cocotinos Sekotong

Cocotinos Sekotong celebrated its first Christmas together with 16 in-house guests from Holland, USA, Singapore and Switzerland with a Dinner Barbecue. Our staff also treated the guests with carol singing led by Agus from Front Office.

24 December 2010

Fast Ferry Between Bali & Lombok

From 30 Dec 2010, Fast ferry "MV.SABANG MARINDO VIII"  operated by Baruna Indonesia will start their service between Bali and Lombok. 

With this new service, you can now travel from Bali to Lembar Harbour in Lombok where you can be picked up by our Cocotinos transfer services or find your own way to Cocotinos Sekotong instead of flying in. The transfer time from Lembar to our Resort is about 40Mins.

Here is the tentative schedule received on 21 December 2010.


For inquiries and bookings, please contact the following
Baruna Bali office : 0361- 763338/76333 or e-mail:barunabali@yahoo.com
Baruna Lombok office : 0370- 623830 or e-mail: barunalombok@yahoo.com

16 December 2010

Tangkong Villa - Ready for Bookings!

Cocotinos Sekotong :: Our Tangkong Villa with huge semi open-air bathroom features a spacious indoor shower stall with a timber stool, WC cubicle with bidet, a long twin-basin terrazzo vanity, a free-standing terrazzo bath with an over sized wall mirror, and a private indoor garden which encloses a mature coconut tree within, redefining bathing as a truly sensational experience. Attached to the living room is a smaller bathroom with wash basin, WC and shower.. More

13 November 2010

Jamming the Blues with Greg

Cocotinos Sekotong :: Here's a video shared with us by Michael Dee, our guest at Cocotinos Sekotong, of  one of our American guests from Texas and the owner jamming the blues together. Special Thanks to Mike, family and friends for making that week a memorable one for all of us!
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27 October 2010

A New Cocotinos Tradition in Lombok?

Cocotinos Sekotong :: On 18 Oct 2010, one of our intrepid guests, Mr Michael D. from the USA swam from our resort across the sea to Gili Nanggu, over a distance of 2.5km in 50 minutes. The challenge is now on for any other guest to better his time. Anyone game enough?

ITB Asia 2010 - A Success!

Cocotinos :: The launch of Cocotinos Sekotong at ITB Asia, in Singapore, from 20th to 22nd Oct 2010 was met with great enthusiasm. We would like to say a big " thank you" to all buyers and agents who gave us their support!

12 October 2010

Chinese new Year Dive Escape - Early Bird Special!

Cocotinos Manado :: Book and Deposit before 30 November 2010 and be entitled to special early bird incentives! The check-in dates applicable are on and between 30 Jan 2011 to 5 Feb 2011*.
  • Minimum 5 Nights, 12 Dives Package : 1 Free Night Dive + 1 45min Laleina Spa Massage
  • Minimum 6 Nights, 15 Dives Package : 5% Discount + 1 Free Night Dive + 1 x 45min Laleina Spa Massage
  • Minimum 7 Nights, 18 Dives Package : 5% Discount + 1 Free night Dive + 2 x 45min Laleina Spa Massage
Complimentary Chinese & Manado style BBQ Dinner for all on 3rd February 2011 (1st Day of Chinese New Year).

Applicable for Trip/Twin or King Sharing packages only and a non-refundable (but transferable) deposit of 150USD per person must be made before 30 November 2010* and Full Payment by 31 December 2010. Download our Cocotinos Manado Dive Package details here or email us info.desk@cocotinos-manado.com for more information and a quote!

*Other Standard Terms & Conditions Apply.

10 October 2010

Cocotinos @ TIME 2010 & ITB Asia 2010!

ITB Asia

Cocotinos, Boutique Beach Resorts will be participating in the upcoming travel trade shows starting with T.I.M.E 2010 (Santosa Resort) which will be held in Lombok from 12 to 15 October 2010.

After T.I.M.E 2010, Cocotinos will be at the ITB Asia held in Singapore's Suntec Convention from 20 to 22 October 2010. We look forward to all our appointed buyers and if you are interested to set up a meeting with us, please do not hesitate to contact us by email sales@cocotinos-sekotong.com

01 September 2010

Odyssea Divers Manado Launches New Year Quarter Specials

Diving PackageCocotinos Manado :: New Year Quarter Season Packages
have been launched! Save more than 20% from regular special dive packages when you book for the months of January, February and March*. Terms & Conditions
Apply. Download the packages here and for more information, as always, drop us an email.

31 August 2010

Cocotinos Sekotong, Lombok - We are Open!

Cocotinos Sekotong :: Cocotinos is proud to announce the opening of its flagship boutique beach resort in Sekotong, Lombok.

Set amidst a private, 350-metre white sand beach, crystal clear blue waters and tucked into a south western enclave of rolling hills, Cocotinos Sekotong is the first full-service resort to settle there.

This resort is an evolution from Cocotinos Manado – an eco-friendly retreat based in a cosy and warm setting surrounded by lush greenery and photogenic views of the beach and the islands – built on a grander scale. True to its traditions and high standards, guests familiar with the resort in Manado, North Sulawesi, can expect the same quality service and comfort it is known for. The new 28-room boutique resort boasts more luxurious rooms, an extensive spa, dive centre and a water sports centre.

Best of all, guests can enjoy these luxuries without burning a hole in their pockets. This ‘functionally elegant’ boutique resort may be small by some standards but with personalized yet unobtrusive service, you are assured of a wonderful retreat in paradise. For more information, rates and packages, please visit our website

03 August 2010

Introducing Isabella... Odyssea's latest and first Fibreglass Boat

Cocotinos Manado :: Isabella, our latest and 1st Fibreglass twin 85HP dive boat has been commissioned. This 13m boat which can have a capacity of 12 Divers has been custom built by members of staff of Odyssea Divers and you can be sure that you find the best features of our boats in Isabella plus new features which will be added to our future custom built fibreglass boats.

Odyssea Divers, as always, serving our divers better.

17 June 2010

General Manager of Cocotinos Sekotong

Mr. T.M. Wong, the owner of Cocotinos Boutique Resorts and Odyssea Divers  with his management team welcomed Mr Iwan Sitompul to head Cocotinos' new 28-room boutique beach resort perched upon a 350-meter white sandy beach overlooking the Gili Nanggu and Gili Tangkung in the south-west of Lombok Island with an extensive spa, scuba dive and water sports facilities.

Born in Bangka Island, Iwan began his career in 1974 a cashier at UTA French Airlines Jakarta at early young age. Four years after, Iwan was promoted to District Manager in UTA’s branch office in Balikpapan. Whilst in Balikpapan, he was instrumental in the tourism development of that area while undertaking a successful career in being the advisor to board of directors of 3 oil service companies and later heading the Formalities Department of American’s Bechtel International Balikpapan Oil Refinery Expansion Project and Bontang LNG Refinery Expansion Project, in charge of the formalities of 2,400 foreign employees.

He joined Heritage International Hotel Management and Consultants in Singapore in l987 as Co-owner and Executive Director in charge of sales and strategic marketing where he had been involved in number of consultancies of boutique hotels in Thailand and Malaysia. Iwan’s portfolios include launching and marketing of Puri Kamandalu Resort in Ubud and the Marante Hotel in Toraja to international market; representing Griyawisata Hotels Group (Hotel Tiara Medan, Bali Hotel Respati, Besakih and Puri Dalem, Hotel Bintang Jakarta); representing and marketing Hotel Kartika Plaza Jakarta, Marante Highland Resort Toraja and Kamandalu Resort Bali for Singapore and Malaysian markets.

Iwan has been resident of Bali since 1999 and ever since involved in several unique boutique hotels in Bali and Lombok as sales & marketing executive consultant. He successfully coordinated and spearheaded the promotion and launching of resorts i.e., Champlung Sari, Vila Lumbung, The Payogan, The Viceroy Bali and the pioneer of putting Vila Ombak and Gili Trawangan as Lombok’s high profile boutique hotel and prime destination respectively. Iwan travelled extensively around the world to represent all the hotels under his consultancies in the major worldwide trade exchanges. 

Prior to his latest assignment as General Manager of Cocotinos Sekotong Lombok, he was consultant for South East Asia of K-Hotels head-quartered in Beverly Hills, California, USA and also involved in the development of tourism marketing and branding of Flores.

With his new assignment, Iwan is back in his favourite occupation and his extensive sales contacts and network in local, regional and international market circles will ensure marketing success of Cocotinos, Boutique Beach Resorts. 

Iwan can be contacted directly at his email address iwan[at]cocotinos.com

16 June 2010

Cocotinos Manado :: Smoother Journey

Cocotinos Manado :: After years of enduring bumpy-road approach to our resort, we finally have proper flat roads in Kima Bajo village. Your next visit to our resort will be a much smoother ride when you enter into Kima Bajo village off the main ring-road.

12 June 2010

Cocotinos Manado :: 4 New Waters Edge Villa!

Cocotinos Manado :: 4 new Water's Edge Villa Rooms are ready to welcome guests. The new rooms are located on the south side of the resort and each having its own private sea viewing veranda. With these 4 new villa rooms, Cocotinos Manado now has a total of 22 Rooms, comprising of 12 Duplex Villa Rooms, 8 Water's Edge Villa Rooms and 2 Suites.

Cocotinos Manado :: Jetty Progress 12 June 2010

Jetty Progress | Photo taken on 12 June 2010

23 May 2010

A Week with William Tan

Widely recognised as a master of underwater macro photography, William Tan is a violinist with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and accomplished marine life photographer. Between concert seasons, he spends his time studying and photographing marine animals throughout the Asia Pacific region. His patience and determination has resulted in many rare images such as his sequence of a male jaw fish releasing its brood of hatching eggs into the sea. Catching the extremely shy fish at the moment it is releasing its hatching eggs is quite an accomplishment.

William Tan has been fascinated with the creatures of the sea since childhood. While studying at the Johns Hopkins University (USA), much of his spare time was spent gazing at the extensive marine collection of the National Aquarium in Baltimore. A violinist with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, William earned his scuba diving certification in 1994.

Thereafter, without his prized antique Italian violin, he travels extensively between concert seasons throughout the Pacific region photographing marine life for tourism organizations, dive magazines and resorts.

His most recent book, Gorontalo: Hidden Paradise, published under the commission of the Indonesian government, is a collaboration with Hong Kong's leading underwater photographers Stephen Wong and Takako Uno.

Cocotinos Manado will welcome William and Noldy (his dive assistant) from 12 to 19 June 2010. If you want to catch William here and get some tips from him, book now! Limited Rooms available.

03 May 2010

Cocotinos Manado :: Photo and Video week with Eric Hanauer

In 1977, Eric broke into a new field with his first article in Skin Diver magazine. Over the past 30 years, his photos and articles have been published in magazines, books, posters, and CDs worldwide. He has written guidebooks to the Red Sea and Micronesia, as well as an oral history of diving in America. Recently Hanauer began shooting underwater video, and his work as been selected for showing in festivals, on the internet, on iTunes, and in TV commercials. More...

Eric will be staying with us at Cocotinos Manado from 09 to 14 June 2010. He will be very happy to answer questions and help provide insights into his works and the industry. Or else, just come and delight in the company of a very accomplished man and enjoy his video presentations and underwater images!

Cocotinos Manado - New Addition to Laleina Spa's Menu

Cocotinos Manado :: Laleina Spa :: Introducing Deep Healing Massage. Book your appointment today!

27 April 2010

A glimpse of Cocotinos Sekotong : Photos taken on 24 April 2010

Duplex Garden Villa Room

Duplex Garden Villa Veranda

The pathway through Duplex Garden Villa Rooms

The Water's Edge Villas with Private Splash Pools

24 April 2010


Cocotinos, Boutique Beach Resorts Cocotinos Sekotong Lombok Special Diving Packages and Free & Easy Packages are Out! Please send us an email info.desk@cocotinos.com for those sales literature. Don't forget! Cocotinos Sekotong is opening 1st August 2010!

22 April 2010

Progress of Cocotinos Manado Jetty Extension

Status on 19 April 2010 - Soon, there will no longer be a need to wade out to our dive boats.

20 April 2010

Progress of Cocotinos Manado Jetty Extension

Status on 19 April 2010 - Soon, there will no longer be a need to wade out to our dive boats.

15 April 2010

Photo (and Video) Workshops in June 2010

Hi everyone (with an U/W camera) !

In June 2010, we have the pleasure to showcase East Meets West (literally!) photo workshops!

12 June 2010 to 18 June 2010 with William Tan (Singapore) and from 17 June to 22 June with Eric Hanauer (Stills & Video) (USA).

Depending on your photography preferences, you can do either or you can  have best of both More details to follow in the next few days!



12 April 2010

ADEX 2010... Thank you!

Last weekend was a weekend of meeting new friends and catching up with old friends. Cocotinos and Odyssea Divers - Euro Divers International's regular guests not only visited our booth, but brought along their friends whom have yet to visit our resort and introduced to them our brand of hospitality and sharing with them why the only resort to go to is Cocotinos in Manado. We would like to thank all of you for dropping by and even helping us attend to questions from visitors that are new to Cocotinos. 

See you at ADEX 2011 and also look forward to welcoming you back to Cocotinos in Manado, North Sulawesi and Sekotong, Lombok!

07 April 2010

Cocotinos Sekotong, Opening 1st August 2010

Hi all! Its Official! Cocotinos Sekotong will open on 1st August 2010 to receive our first guests! Currently, the Terrace Rooms and Garden Villlas will be available for bookings (7 Terrace Rooms & 15 Duplex Garden Villa Rooms) and we shall inform you once we receive more updates from the management as they progress with the other villas (6 Villas).  Email us to book today!

05 April 2010

Building of Jetty Extension Commences :: Cocotinos Manado

Hey all! We have started the jetty extension in Cocotinos Manado 2 weeks ago! It will not be too long that wading on the beach involuntarily during low tides to and from the dive boat will be a thing of the past! The crew will be the happiest that they don't have to carry tanks during low tides to and from the boats! All in solid concrete! No wobbly timber jetty!

ADEX Singapore 2010 Cocotinos Manado Promotional Deals!

Cocotinos Manado ADEX Promotional Deals!

..:: Group Specials ::.. Minimum 6 to Go!
4 Days 3 Nights Special Dive Package ... 390USD Per Diver
... Include 3 Nights Twin/King/Triple Sharing Duplex Villa Room, Full-Board Meal Plan, Up-to-6 Guided Boat Day Dives

Every Additional Diving Night ... +130USD (Usual +195USD)
... Include Twin/King/Triple Sharing Duplex Villa Room, Full-Board Meal Plan, Up-to-3 Additional Guided Boat Day Dives.

..:: Non-Group Specials ::..
4 Days 3 Nights Special Dive Package ... 450USD Per Diver (Usual 495USD) ... Include 3 Nights Twin/King/Triple Sharing Duplex Villa Room, Full-Board Meal Plan, Up-to-6 Guided Boat Day Dives

Every Additional Diving Night ... +150USD (Usual +195USD)
... Include Twin/King/Triple Sharing Duplex Villa Room, Full-Board Meal Plan, Up-to-3 Additional Guided Boat Day Dives

Click here to download our Promotional ADEX 2010 Deals Flyer

02 April 2010

Central Oregon Diving Group

On  March 19, 2010 we had Guest from Central Oregon Diving Group USA

They stayed at Cocotinos for 6 days 5 nights and do 12 dives..
After we give them the Briefing about our Resort and the dive plan with Odyssea Divers, they did 1 dive at the House reef.

The first full day dives they went to Bunaken Island we separate 2 group that time, we using 2 of our Diving Boat, Fei-Fei, 1 of our diving boat after to weeks of Renovation Fei-Fei is ready to serve the Divers.
and the other of our diving boat is Delphine.

we bring them to do 2 dives at Bunaken Island and 1 dive at House Reef, cos the first day they do the dive at house reef, they like to do the dive around house reef, they said that many small thing there.
Central Oregon (USA) lead by Walt Bolton, Walt's group has given the all Thumbs Up! for the new layout and improved accessibility Around the Boat!

After Finish the dive that day, all comeback to Cocotinos Resort to continue the activities around the Resort, some of them love to go at Laleina Spa, We have often been asked what The Lailena Spa was named after? “La Leina”simply means ‘The Sea” in the language of the Tombulu people, one of the indigenous group living in the Minahasa Highlands of North Sulawesi. The tree under which the spais built is the Hibiscus tiliaceus, a lush tree that is commonly found along the coastal areas of Indonesia archipelago. So, Lailena Spa simply means “The Sea Spa”, a name befitting its location, and which sets the tone for a wonderful and relaxing experience.

Other Activity that they do during when they stay at Cocotinos Resort Manado is, Mount Mahawu Trekking, leave from Cocotinos by van and heading to the city of Tomohon, an active volcano an altitude of 1311 meters. It takes approximately 1 hour to reach the volcano’s rim, passing through potato and onion fields dotted with cows. An easy for all.
Before we went to the top of Volcano we stop for take a part of Reforesting that theydo around the Volcano, Glad to be a part of the Reforesting! As a divers we’re not only taking care of the ocean, also we care about jungle J “Save Our Ocean,Go Green!”.

Some of them didn’t  go for trekking, they still on diving..
When we come back to Cocotinos Resort, some of them continue they activity to do Mandarin Dive, and the other, chose go for Massage at Lailena Spa.

We have great time when we accompany  them!
Thank you very much for your visit to Cocotinos Resort Manado!
Hope to see all of you again!

27 March 2010

New look to Fei-Fei!

After 2 weeks of renovation, Our day diving boat, Fei-Fei was ready to serve her first guests from Central Oregon' (USA) dive group lead by Walt Bolton. With its new layout, and improved accessibility around the boat, Walt's group has given the all thumbs up!

25 March 2010

Visit Us at ADEX 2010 @ Suntec

Come by our booth (IN-01, Indonesian Pavilion) and get the latest news & promotions! Martinus and Andrew will be present at ADEX to answer all your questions and share a laugh or two!

ADEX Promotional Rates for our Cocotinos Manado Special Dive Packages are out! Email us or contact your Dive Centre (South East Asia Only)

19 March 2010

From 31 March 2010, our 4 new Water's Edge Duplex Villa Rooms will be available for booking! With this 4 new rooms, it brings a total of 22 Rooms in Cocotinos Manado: 12 Duplex Villa Room, 8 Water's Edge Duplex Villa Room and 2 Suites.

Click here for more information on Water's Edge Villa Rooms.


17 March 2010

About Us

Odyssea Divers - Euro Divers International operates out of Cocotinos Manado, a Boutique Beach Resort, situated on a chocolate-coloured beach in the heart of the fishing village of Kima Bajo, within picturesque Wori Bay. Cocotinos Manado is a 22-room resort, comprising 12 Duplex Villas, 8 Water's Edge Villas and 2 spacious Suites. The resort is conveniently located, being only a 25-min car ride from Sam Ratulangi International Airport and a mere 20-min boat ride to Bunaken Island.

This charming resort is the first property built and managed by PT Odyssea Utama which owns Odyssea Divers. Guest rooms are designed and furnished to provide all the comfort and convenience expected by the modern traveller.