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Kungkungan Bay Resort

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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.

Rooms: 13
Diving in: Lembeh Strait
Dive type: Boat & beach dives
Divers: Max. 24
Enriched air nitrox is available hereInternet is available here
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The Kungkungan Bay Resort, on the Lembeh Strait, Sulawesi, Indonesia - photo courtesy of Andrea Ferrari

Kungkungan is a professionally run resort which manages to be intimate and friendly yet also provides a relaxed atmosphere with highly trained resort staff and very knowledgeable dive guides. The accommodation all faces the sea and consists of villas, cottages and a traditional beachfront house. The resort 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.

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Resort diving packages...
  Prices valid until 31 March 2015

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All Year Round Air Packages 14/15 - 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015
Days Nights Price per diver Price per non-diver Single supplement
US$US$US$
541,050600200
651,290750250
761,575900300
871,8601,050350
982,0931,200400

All Year Round Nitrox Packages 14/15 - 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015
Days Nights Price per diver Price per non-diver Single supplement
US$US$US$
541,115600200
651,370750250
761,670900300
871,9501,050350
982,1981,200400


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More Trip Details....
Destinations:  Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi. 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 dive sites, experienced English-speaking divemaster (maximum 4 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, diving tax, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, snacks.
Diving excludes (mandatory):  Scuba equipment (approx. US$ 46 per day), Lembeh marine park fees (approx. US$ 4 per person per year). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (customers might provide their own where appropriate at no extra cost).
Optional extras:  Night dives, dive computer, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (approx. US$ 9 per dive), 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):  If you are a single person you can share with another person or pay in advance for a single supplement to get your own room. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
Optional extras:  Alcoholic drinks. 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 9 guests and receive 1 extra place free of charge.

Add-on package:  To experience all the best diving in Manado, 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.

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Rooms, Beds, Bathrooms, Views...
There is an array of room choices at Kungkungan Bay Resort from rooms in a Beachfront Cottage, a Beachfront Traditional House, Beachfront Villa and Hillside Villa. Rooms boast facilities and furnishings ranging from the impressive to the beautiful.

Kungkungan Bay Resort room interior - photo courtesy of Terry Joshi 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)
  • Cable TV (except Beachfront Cottage)
  • IDD telephone
  • Tea/coffee making facilities and minibar
  • Bedside lights
  • Mosquito nets
  • Wardrobe, mirror, desk and chair
  • Electricity - 2 round pin sockets (adaptors available)
  • Villas have room service from 07:00-21:00 hrs

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Diving Details...
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, night dives being booked at the resort. The boats return to the resort after each dive, where the staff will unload and wash your equipment.

Diving time at the Lembeh Strait 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 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 at the resort.

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Facilities, Location, Recreation...
The swimming pool at Kungkungan Bay Resort, North Sulawesi - photo courtesy of Terry Joshi Kungkungan Bay Resort'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

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Menu, Cuisine Type, Specialities...
Dine al fresco on the restaurant balcony. With views over the pool and the sea you can enjoy top class service from an imaginative and varied menu.

The Kungkungan Bay Resort restaurant at the Lembeh Strait waterside Meals available:
  • Indonesian, Chinese & international cuisine
  • Speciality is Indonesian dishes
  • Seafood - grilled fish, calamari and prawns
  • Steaks, chicken and burgers
  • Salads and soups
  • Most dietary requirements can be catered for - please send us notice
Complimentary breakfast - eggs, ham & bacon, toast, cereals, fruit, coffee & tea, fruit juice, waffles, pancakes and boiled rice.

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Dive Safety, Resort Security...
An aerial perspective of Kungkungan Bay Resort on the Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia The nearest re-compression chamber is at Malalayang Hospital in Manado, 40 km or 1 hours, west of Lembeh. We advise you to take out insurance for diving - see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation.

The resort dive centre has a large cylinder of emergency oxygen and the dive 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.

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