Experience one of the natural wonders of the world – the three spectacular coloured crater lakes of Mt Kelimutu. Immerse yourself in a traditional way of life rich in its traditions. Situated in the heart of the Lio region on the western side of the Island of Flores.
The fifth eco lodge of Eco lodges indonesia is now open near The magic Kelimutu National Park in Eastern Flores. The brain child of Meryl Wilson and Putu Febri, this lodge is already popular and is a stepping stone on the Trans Flores Safari to see the three crater lakes and unique birdlife of this park
Kelimutu Crater Lakes Eco Lodge is part of a small chain of Indonesian ‘eco’ lodges promoting sustainable community-based tourism and environmental best practices.
The lodge is sited on a stream facing rice terraces just outside of Moni. Although opened almost two months before my stay, the ten-room hotel was still not fully complete. There are five twin / double villas and five twin / double rooms above the restaurant.
The Kelimutu Eco Lodge. Designed with an environmentally friendly concept just like it’s sister properties, for example the Bajo Eco Lodge, the Kelimutu Eco Lodge is located in Koanara Village, a riverside sanctuary designed with an open feel concept to bring you closer to its surrounding natural beauty. Koanara Village is part of Moni, a Sub-District in the Ende District
Kelimutu Eco Lodge is the first establishment in Flores with a hybrid solar system; combining solar power with the available local electricity source to generate its power needed for the lodge operation. All water is re-cycled through 3 water-garden-systems to minimise pollution effects to the neighbouring river. The brown water is reused to irrigate the surrounding lush garden. Drinking water is processed with a U.V. purifier
Advance booking is recommended as this is a uniquely styled petite lodge with only 10 rooms. Enjoy the spectacular view of the Kelimutu summit in the distance framed by the tree tops from your balcony. A stay here is definitely one of the many highlights of Flores.
Completed in July 2010 this Lodge is based on sustainable design principles. There are 10 light and airy Chalet style rooms with western/balinese style bathrooms. The restaurant serves a range of Indonesian, local and western style meals and beer and wine is available from the bar. Complimentary tea and coffee is available 24 hours. Perched above a river and enjoying spectacular views of Mt Kelimutu this highland, solar powered Lodge, provides a peaceful, cool and relaxing retreat.
This lodge is an eco lodge because we attempt to protect the environment by various means.
WATER all water is re cycled through 3 water –garden systems to prevent pollution of the river and to irrigate the garden.
The bathrooms are supplied with either solar hot water or gas water heaters, where it is too shaded for solar. Water is pumped from the river to a settling tank , then up the hill, by electricity.
Drinking water comes from a U.V. purifier.
POWER A first in Flores, we have a system of solar panels , storage batteries and inverters which blend solar power with the small amount of local electricity available. Please be careful!
REFUSE a major problem, we recyle, reuse and as a last resort send to Maumeres dump. Kitchen waste is composted or given to the pigs.
CONSTRUCTION is of local materials, stone and bamboo
STAFF All our staff are local
ARTS AND ENVIRONMENT
We support local weavers, suppliers, guides and drivers.
We encourage traditional dance , music and arts, including weaving.
We support the Kelimutu National Park and encourage education on the environment.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A DONATION IN RETURN FOR YOUR BEAUTIFUL PHOTOGRAPHS OF RICE FIELDS , WEAVERS AND VILLAGERS – WE CAN ARRANGE FOR IT TO GO TO THE LOCAL SCHOOL.
Activities and Tours
Activities and tours available from Kelimutu Crater Lakes Eco Lodg
Kelimutu crater lakes for dawn
The Kelimutu National Park entrance is a short 20 minute drive , with an easy 20 minute walk, with steps, to the specatcular coloured lakes – returning for breakfast.
Or alternatively walk down, about two hours, and on the way:
* Visit-weaving villages
* Traditional dying villages
* Traditional chiefs houses
* Hot springs, natural or enclosed
Chalet style accommodation with local traditional thatched roof
Single/Double Room : USD 85/night
Extra Bed : USD 25/night
Single/Double Room : USD 95/night
Extra Bed : USD 24/night
Cottage 2/New Construction:
Single/Double Bed Room : USD 120/night
Extra Bed : USD 25/bed/night
All rates including breakfast, taxes
High and peak season surcharge apply from July to September and December to January with Rp. 200.000/night
Recommended stay is 2 – 4 nights. Guides available. Bar serves beer and wine. Restaurant with local, Indonesian and western style meals. Complimentary tea and coffee every afternoon.