Sulawesi's Kungkungan Bay Resort sits on the edge of the Lembeh Strait with views across to Lembeh Island. As such it is perfectly located in the heart of some of the world's most outstanding muck diving, most within 5 to 15 minutes boat ride.
Kungkungan is a professionally run resort which manages to be intimate and friendly yet also provides a relaxed atmosphere with highly trained staff and very knowledgeable dive guides. The accommodation all faces the sea and consists of Cottage Suites, Traditional Houses, Beachfront Villas, a Hillside Villa and an Owner's Suite. The property centres around a large over-the-water restaurant where you can sit and relax above the lapping waters of the strait whose incredible array of marine life will fascinate you throughout your Sulawesi scuba diving holiday.
Other facilities include a swimming pool and pool bar, salon and spa, including free 'jetlag' massage on arrival, complimentary internet, laundry and air conditioned bar. Single travellers may opt to share accommodation. So if you are seeking a Lembeh diving experience which does not compromise on comfort or convenience then Kungkungan Bay Resort is a great choice for your holiday.
Destinations:Lembeh Strait (Diving environment: advanced divers, very popular; Highlights: great macro life/marine diversity).
No diving on days of arrival and departure.
Resort diving includes:
Dives (as detailed in the packages above), unlimited self-guided house reef dives (between 08:00 and 17:00 hrs on diving days), boat rides to sites, experienced English-speaking divemaster (maximum 4 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, scuba tax, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, snacks. Diving excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own):
Scuba equipment (approx. US$ 46 per day), Lembeh marine park fees (approx. US$ 3 per person per year). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card). Optional extras:
Night dives, diving computer, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (approx. US$ 9 each), dive insurance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
Resort accommodation includes:
Bed, breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, snacks, return resort transfers from Manado airport (between 08:00 and 17:00 hrs), internet access, taxes. Accommodation excludes (mandatory):
None. Single Supplement:
This is optional at this resort - single travellers may choose to share accommodation or elect to pay an additional charge for the sole occupancy of double/twin accommodation. Optional extras:
Alcoholic drinks, single supplement on single travellers only (payable in advance). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there:
Kungkungan Bay Resort is located on a former coconut plantation in the heart of the Lembeh Strait. The resort provides transfers from Manado airport. For more information see our Manado travel information section.
Dive clubs and group discounts:
Pay for 7 guests and 1 extra person can join free of charge.
For the best diving holiday in North Sulawesi, we recommend that you book a combination of resorts here, to include one in the Manado and Bunaken Island area to dive the Bunaken National Marine Park, and one in Lembeh to dive the Lembeh Strait.
There is an array of room choices at Kungkungan Bay Resort from rooms in 8 Beachfront Cottage Suites, 3 Beachfront Traditional House, 3 Beachfront Villas, a Hillside Villa and a 2-bedroomed Owner's Suite with lounge. Rooms boast facilities and furnishings ranging from the impressive to the beautiful.
The Hillside Villa is a 2 storey stand alone villa with a lounge area downstairs and bedroom on the first floor. The spacious Owner's Suite includes 2 bedrooms (one with a king size bed and the other with twin beds) and a private lounge.
All the accommodations have:
Air-conditioning and fan cooling
Private bathroom with hot water shower (villas also have a bath)
Towels and hairdryer (villas also have toiletries)
Private balcony and furniture (except Traditional House)
The dive day in the Lembeh Strait starts with breakfast from 6 am and the first dive boat leaving at 08:15. Each day consists of up to 3 day dives and 1 night dive. The boats return to Kungkungan after each dive, since the sites can be reached within just a few minutes, where the staff will unload and wash your equipment.
The 3 dive boats here in Sulawesi feature:
9m wood hull with 2 x 90 HP engines
Shaded area with steel entry & exit ladder
Dive guide & captain
Maximum of 8 scuba divers per boat
Snacks, fruit, tea, coffee & drinking water
Unlimited House Reef dives are included in the packages between 08:00-17:00 hrs. Night dives and mandarinfish dives can also be arranged on arrival for an extra charge.
The dive centre at Kungkungan Bay Resort features an scuba gear storage area, rinse tanks, camera table, hot water shower and medical equipment. Enriched air nitrox is also available.
Kungkungan Bay's facilities include a swimming pool and pool bar, lounge and lending library. There is internet access with wireless access throughout the resort. There is also a private jetty with hot showers, rinse tanks and a camera room.
Resort facilities include: Waterfront restaurant & bar - Dive centre - Swimming pool - Private beach area with sun chairs - Gift shop - Massage - Beauty salon - Fitness room - Baby sitting - Laundry service - International telephone & fax - Free internet use - Car hire for mainland (with driver) - Tour desk - Taxi service
Location: Lembeh Strait, west of Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia
The nearest re-compression chamber is at Malalayang Hospital in Manado, 40 km or 1.5 hours, west of Lembeh. We advise you to take out insurance for scuba diving - see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation.
The resort dive centre has a large cylinder of emergency oxygen and the boats carry first aid kits.
The nearest medical facility is Bitung Hospital, about 3 km away.
Kungkungan Bay Resort has a safety deposit box for customer use, free of charge, in reception. There is a 24 hour guard service and CCTV. There is a police station at Police Pier, 5 minutes away.