Cape Paperu Resort & Spa with the Extra Divers at the heart of the Malukus

This place where the pepper plants grow and time is nearly at a standstill is the spot where the Swiss coupple Eliane and Kurt Gross have created an enchanted diving resort in the wild landscape of Saparua Bay. The diving sites dotted all around the Saparua, Molana, Nusa Laut and Haruku islands are interesting and varied and count among the best in the world, offering diving spots with lush coral gardens and steep slopes sheltering a multitude of the most colourful of fish. Divers and snorkelers as well as nature lovers will all get their money’s worth in these heavenly surroundings.




The resort and spa opened in the autumn of 2007 and is located at the mouth of Saparua Bay, on a ridge above the Paperu cliff.

There is a small white sandy beach stretching along the waterfront on both sides. This is the only German language managed resort fulfilling all the requirements with regard to a western gastronomy, service quality and comforts in the Central Moluccas.



A 45 minute drive from Ambon airport to the Tulehu fishing village, followed by a 60 minutes exciting ride in a speedboat along Haruku island straight up to the resort bay.



The Cape Paperu resort nestles inside a nature reserve some 10 hectares in size, complete with old, gnarled trees hundred of years old providing shade, myriads of coconut palms, various types of shrubs, wild orchids and much more. The wild cliff landscape is home to various species of birds and countless butterflies in all sizes and beautiful colours. Every nature lover will just be delighted to experience these wonders of nature. Our restaurant not only offers a sea view, but also a chance to spoil yourself with a variety of Maluku dishes and a glass of wine. And our various types of massage on offer at our spa provide a true chance to relax.




Our seven spacious Seaview Bungalow with a living space of some 65 m2 come complete with a covered patio some 35 m2 in size offering a fantastic view across the Banda sea to the island of “Nusa Laut”. In addition to a bedroom, they also feature a smaller dressing room and have an adjustable air conditioning system and fan.

Four additional Gardenview Bungalow offering some 32 m2 of living space are located in the lush nature garden. They come complete with a 20 m2 patio, with cooling provided by a fan and an adjustable air conditioning system. All bungalows are fitted with a half-open bathroom with shower and WC, mini bar and a safe.

Three more Palmgarden Bungalow offering some 25m2 of living space and a 16 m2 patio are situated in the thriving palm garden of Cape Paperu close to the diving base and reception. Cooling is provided by a fan and an adjustable air conditioning system. All bungalows are fitted with a self-contained bathroom with shower and WC, mini bar and a safe.

The new Pool area is also situated in the Cape Paperu palm garden, inviting you to stay, enjoy and take a dip.