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Sea World Club is a hotel built and managed by the local Catholic Foundation in Maumere. Located on a beach on Maumere bay away from the main road, it offers a simple hideaway sanctuary for those who want to experience genuine local hospitality.

The rooms are built in a cottage style amid the lush green naturally grown trees and well cared for garden. Flores grey volcanic sand forms a beautiful beach of Waiara, which is walking distance from the hotel.

Sea World Club is owned by a local social foundation YASPEM that is organizing, leasing and financing a lot of charity projects in the Maumere and Sikka Region on Flores Island. The founder of YASPEM is the retired German catholic missionary Father Bollen, who since 1958 broke new ground in areas such as agriculture and social welfare on Flores Island. He purchased the ailing resort in 1986 with a donation from Germany and is still living here.

Caring for Destination

This accommodation provider has taken action to address one or more issues (whether environmental, social or cultural) which will contribute positively to the long term viability of the destination and hence their site displays a Caring for the destination rating.

Main area of focus in Caring for the Destination:

Social responsibility focus in cultural tourism

Detailed description of the Caring for the Destination Initiative:

The house especially focuses on cultural tourism to help preserve and promote the local culture. As a result, we are helping local people earn a living. This is evident with local cultural shows and acts being regularly performed in the hotel by means of suggesting to guests they should visit the nearby village to comprehend the way locals manually produce woven textiles.

By providing space and time for local people to exhibit local handicrafts and traditional textiles, the hotel is able to share local traditions and practices with guests. By encouraging local women to reuse natural dyes for textile coloration, using traditional woven textiles to decorate rooms and bed covers, and finally suggesting to long staying guests to visit local orphanages and schools, we are able to promote cultural traditions.