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Lembeh Resort

Lembeh Resort is a boutique dive resort located in a sheltered bay on Lembeh Island. The resort stretches from the waterfront up onto the hillside and is set amongst luscious tropical gardens. Built to inconspicuously blend into the natural landscape, the secluded location of the resort ensures a quiet and tranquil experience, while the warm-hearted team offer service with a smile to make certain that your experience of Lembeh will be the best that it possibly can be. Here, westerly views of ancient extinct volcanoes and spectacular sunsets over Lembeh Strait await you.

Guests of Lembeh Resort have a choice of 3 different categories of accommodations - Luxury Cottages, Garden View Rooms and the newly constructed luxury unit, the Cliffside Suite.

  • Getting to Lembeh Resort

    On arrival at Manado International Airport, you will be met by a representative from Lembeh Resort. All transfers are carried out using the resort’s comfortable air-conditioned vehicles. The transfer from Manado Airport takes approximately 90 minutes by road, followed by a short 10-minute boat journey to the resort.

    For guests staying at another location in North Sulawesi before visiting Lembeh Resort, a point-to-point transfer will be arranged by the resort. All transfers are point-to-point – if you are coming from Bunaken/Siladen, transfers will be arranged directly from the other Resort’s nominated pier to the resort.

  • Amenities at Lembeh Resort

    The Restaurant and Bar with outdoor terrace is located centrally within the resort on the upper level of the main building. Accommodation is on a full board basis with breakfast, lunch dinner, morning and afternoon snacks, mineral water, brewed coffee and tea, and wi-fi throughout the resort included in your stay. The resort features Indonesian BBQ nights with local entertainment and a temperature-controlled wine room.

    The poolside bar is one of the best spots to enjoy the view over Lembeh Strait whilst snacking between dives or gather with friends for sunset and a cocktail.

    The resort’s lobby contains a library, a TV lounge, the reception and a gift shop. Cool off in the freshwater swimming pool and relax on the comfortable sunbeds in the shade of an umbrella or unwind by treating yourself to a relaxing massage at the purpose built spa, nestled away in the lush jungle-gardens of Lembeh Resort.

    Critters@Lembeh Resort is the resort’s personalised dive centre offering daily dives, scuba gear rental, Nitrox, a spacious camera room with private workstations and rinse tanks and air guns just outside, a digital imaging photo centre and full time Photo/Video Pro, full time marine biologist, dive shop and diver’s lounge, nearby house reef.

  • Accommodation at Lembeh Resort

    Lembeh Resort offers a total of 20 rooms in the following categories:

    1 x Cliffside Suite
    13 x Luxury Cottages - 9 fully detached and 2 double bungalows which are larger and ideal for a family or a group of friends
    6 x Garden View Rooms

    All accommodations have 24 hour electricity, air conditioning, ceiling fans, king or twin beds, en-suite bathroom with hot water, hair dryer and complimentary toiletries, wardrobe, table and chair, mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities, drinking water, personal safe, free wi-fi and laundry service.

    Cliffside Suite

    This beautiful luxury one-bedroom unit is perched on a green hillside, surrounded by colorful floral gardens. The Suite offers a spacious lounge with an espresso machine and cookies, minibar, flat screen TV and a comfortable desk. The bedroom has floor to ceiling windows, a king-size canopy bed and is connected to an elegantly decorated en-suite with two sinks, one indoor shower as well as a Balinese style open air shower with direct access to one of the poolside sundecks.

    The Cliffside Suite features two sundecks and one covered veranda offering privacy and 180° panoramic views of volcanoes, sunsets and the calm waters of Lembeh Strait plus a large 27m2 infinity pool.

    In addition guests will have room service, butler service, complimentary fully stocked minibar (on arrival day only – charges apply thereafter), a complimentary bottle of red or white wine, one complimentary Spa treatment per person.

    Luxury Cottages

    The Luxury Cottages incorporate a mix of modern materials combined with traditional Indonesian detailing and organic touches to promote a sense of harmony and balance. Each Cottage offers a living area with generously sized closets, coffee table, chairs and a comfortable sofa for relaxing. The bedroom space is elegantly simple with a canopy bed and thoughtfully positioned bedside tables and reading lights. The Luxury Cottages have semi-open tropical bathrooms featuring small palm gardens. Outdoor seating is found on the spacious veranda so you can relax after a day of diving whilst enjoying the sunset over the water. All Luxury Cottages have great ocean and sunset views.

    With the exception of the four extra-large, suite style Quad share cottages, the Luxury Cottages can accommodate up to a maximum of 3 guests with king or twin bedding and an extra bed

    Garden View Rooms

    Constructed in 2012, the Garden View Rooms are located close to the Restaurant and Dive Centre and are surrounded by the lush, tropical gardens. These smaller rooms offer all the standard room features with a fully enclosed bathroom and are suitable for single travelers or those on a lower budget. Maximum 2 guests.

  • Activities at Lembeh Resort

    A full range of land-based excursions are offered ranging from a short 1.5 hour tour of the local village to the full day tour of the Minahasan Highlands. A very popular tour, perfect for the free afternoon of decompressing the day before flying, is the Tangkoko National Park Tour, where guests can see many land 'critters' such as the famous Tarsiers and Black Crested Macaques. Take a cooking class or visit the local villages and traditional markets. Snorkel and dive.

  • Diving from Lembeh Resort

    The Lembeh Strait is widely recognised by marine biologists as having the world’s highest concentration of rare and unusual marine life. The practice of muck diving, also known as critter or macro diving, began in Lembeh Strait in the mid 1990’s when marine biologists started to explore the black sand slopes of Lembeh Strait to identify the amazing diversity of animals that inhabit the underwater realm of Lembeh Strait. Today, divers who enjoy both macro as well as wide-angle underwater photography travel from all over the world to experience this magical place in North Sulawesi.

    The resort has grown to encapsulate the essence of scuba diving and underwater imagery. The dive centre, Critters@Lembeh Resort, has five purpose built dive boats. The dive team consists of seasoned dive-guides with more than a collective 70,000 dives, a full time marine biologist and the first and only full time Photo-Centre in the Lembeh Strait. The guest-to-guide ratio of (maximum) 4:1 ensures personal attention that will help you see most, if not all, of the critters on your wish lists. Unlimited diving is offered to resort guests, with the majority of the 50+ sites within the Strait only a quick, comfortable boat ride away.

    Whilst Lembeh Strait is famous for critter diving, it does offer a nice mix of both “muck” and coral diving. Just on the outside of the strait are beautiful and healthy corals reefs. Also many of the so-called muck dive sites are actually a good mix of sandy slope in the deeper regions and stunning coral heavens in shallower water. The dive centre also offers frequent day trips to the amazing soft coral reefs around Bangka.

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