a piece of paradise, kalimaya

Itโ€™s spring in Australia. But here in western australia we are having very wet wintery weather at the moment. I still need my sweater and jeans and we light the fire almost every night. Sometimes we light the fire  just for the ambience, while itโ€™s actually not really cold ๐Ÿ˜€

In the wintery spring weather like this I am dreaming to be somewhere warm near the beach and a bit remote aka not so many people around. And I wish I could be in Sumbawa again, staying at this beautiful Kalimaya resort.

We accidentally found this hidden gem on our way to Labuan Bajo from Sumbawa Besar. Our ferry from Sape to Labuan Bajo was delayed almost 8 hours, without warning, of course. The full story about that you can read here. So, after all the alternatives way that we could think of, we decided to kill time in this resort. After about an hour got lost in bumpy and rocky winding  road, voila we finally got to  this beautiful secluded place!



Kalimaya resort is actually a dive resort. But of course, even though you donโ€™t dive you still can stay at this gorgeous resort.  You can swim at the beach, snorkel, paddle board, walk the 400 meter sandy beach of their private bay, and of course dive.



The owner is a Canadian couple who are very friendly and accommodate. At that time we were there, they only have 7 or 8 bungalows. And they were building a new ones.

The place is untouched, raw, peaceful, and stunningly beautiful.  Each bungalow was constructed using materials from local farms on Sumbawa island.

I can imagine myself waking up to the sun rising over Komodo island and fall asleep to the sound of waves lapping on the ocean. Heaven!




Meanwhile, I am just gonna enjoy some of the pictures that I took while we were there six months ago and sharing them with you all.



gorgeous view from the dining room

s a n c t u a r y

Where would you prefer to spend your holiday? Are you a beach, mountain, or city person? Do you like crowd or peace and quiet place?     Care to share with me?

22 responses to “a piece of paradise, kalimaya”

  1. HEAVEN!
    I really wish that I can bring my family having our leisure and pleasure time there ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. Indeed heaven๐Ÿ˜ thanks for dropping by๐Ÿ˜˜


  2. I would prefer to spend my holiday in the beach with peach and quite place. Sitting in the beach could help me to take out all sh*t in my mind.
    anyway, great pic mba ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Iโ€™m a beach person too. Like the mountain but not keen on hiking in the jungle/bush ๐Ÿ˜

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  3. Mountain and city kayknya aku lbh suka. Kalau air2 sukanya danau. Haha. Tempatnya bagus ya Ri


    1. Aku lbh suka beach drpd mountain Noni๐Ÿ˜œ


  4. Boleh pilih semua ga Mba Ria? Aku city girl, tapi suka air dan pegunungan juga hehehehe


    1. Hahaaaa bole aza dwonk Jii, mote options more adventures๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป


  5. benar-benar hidden gem yah resortnya, aku pengen deh balik lagi ke Sumbawa, keknya many things to explore cuman waktu itu malah kecelakaaan bus di Sumbawa dan jadi males banget bikin tripnya memorable, dan cepet2 ngelanjutin tripnya kabur ke pulau lain ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
    Lihat postingan ini jadi pengen balik lagi…


    1. Omg! Serius Feb kecelakaan bus?? Tp emang iya, waktu kita ksana ada 2 minibus yg tabrakan juga. Mana jalan2 dsana msh yg berbatu batu dan berkelok kelok kan. I wish too we could go back to Sumbawa again๐Ÿ˜€


  6. It does look like heaven mbak! I love going to places that are not so crowded, I really like countrysides and small towns ๐Ÿ˜€


    1. I love countrysides too, Gy. Yup, the less crowd the better, isnโ€™t it. Agree with you 100%๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป


  7. Cantiknyaaa ๐Ÿ˜
    Kemana aja deh yang penting liburan *murahan ๐Ÿ˜œ


    1. Iya betul Frany, yg penting holidei dan jalan2 yaks๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜œ


  8. Bagus tempatnya, gw bookmark. Gw suka pantai, gunung, kota besar, desa kecil. Yang penting bisa relax, jalan-jalan dan makan enak. Yang udah ngga lagi night life. Udah ngga kuat gw keluar malam dan ngga pingin juga sih ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. Sama gw juga suka pantai, gunung, desa kecil dan city, Lo. Iya bener, sekarang night life uda ga heboh lagi. Dsini gw sesekali kalo ada undangan keluar malem itu juga. Kalo ga, paking dinner dan abis itu duduk ngupi or nge-wine.


  9. aku suka pantai sama city tour mbak Ria….
    enak aja maen aer dan bengong di tepi pantainya.


    1. Sama dwonk aku juga suka pantai dan ga keberatan untuk exploring beautiful cities.


  10. HEAVEN looks gorgeous im a beach person


    1. Indeed itโ€™s HEAVEN PIPIN๐Ÿ˜


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