Nurasia Guesthouse is your choice on Banda if you are looking for a place that combines seaview with the opportunity to meet other travellers. The 7 rooms can be rented on a daily or monthly basis, which makes Nurasia unique on Banda.  From April on, a 4-bed dorm room will allow travellers on a lower budget to find their place on Banda. Your host Bobby and his family will give you the opportunity to dive into the life of Banda: either during tours to other islands or at the dinner table where local specialties will await you.







  • Located on the sea with view to Banda Besar

  • ​Friendly and knowledgeable staff

  • ​Large communal area - great place to meet new people

  • ​Excellent location

  • ​Walking distance to warungs, cafes and restaurants

  • and other attractions, such as the colonial buildings and forts     

  • ​Clean & spacy rooms with ceiling fans and modern bathrooms

  • ​Library about marine life

  • Free WiFi

  • Free coffee & tea

  • Regular info evenings about marine biology


The long-term stay option make this an ideal place for digital nomads, writers, volunteers or dive master trainees.





  • January & February: Enjoy the quiet time on Banda. It can rain sometimes but often it's rather windy and sunny. A great time to feel the islands' vibes and enjoy beaches and reefs without the crowds.

  • March: Learn about Coral reefs, snorkel or dive, watch ocean documentaries

  • April: Best weather, calm see. Great to discover more of Banda's underwater world or participate in Reefcheck 

  • May: Enjoy the first fresh breezes, go snorkeling, diving or watch ocean documentaries

  • June - August: The Banda Sea can be a little rough sometimes but we stay open for you. If you are a digital nomad, this is the perfect time for you to come. You will have your quiet time but can still enjoy great days outside to refresh. A fast internet connection and working tables are provided.

  • September - December:  Luminocean has more courses and more inspiration for you. Please enquire directly here. Apart from that, witness corals spawning, go whale watching or dive with hammerhead sharks with Bluemotion.