On the hillside of Lembeh Island across the Lembeh Strait itself sits this excellent dive resort. The impressive cottages, set in beautiful, sloping tropical gardens have elevated views where you can gaze down over the strait as far down as Bitung Town and the distant mountains beyond.
In the morning after soaking up the beautiful view, you can stroll down the path through the beautiful tropical plants to the dining and poolside area, to take breakfast before the day's adventure begins. The centre of Lembeh Resort lies in a sheltered bay where you can dine with good service on the verandah, take a dip in the pool and make use of the well organised dive centre.
The property is only a few minutes from the amazing Lembeh Strait sites and the diving operation is run by Murex - pioneers of north Sulawesi diving. You can visit all the nearby sites within a few minutes speedboat ride and the price includes 1 free, unguided shore dive a day. Guests seem never to tire of the house reef where, at dusk, countless mating mandarinfish obligingly pop up into view to delight the spellbound onlookers.
Destinations:Lembeh Strait (Diving environment: advanced divers, very popular; Highlights: great macro life/marine diversity).
No diving on days of arrival and departure.
Special nitrox packages are available. Details and prices can be found above.
Resort diving includes:
Dives (as detailed in the packages above), 1 self-guided house reef dive per day, boat rides to sites, experienced English-speaking divemaster (maximum 4 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, diving tax, drinking water, hot drinks, snacks. Diving excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own):
Scuba equipment (approx. US$ 20 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 (cash or credit card). Optional extras:
Diving computer, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (approx. US$ 8.50 per tank surcharge), dive insurance, soft drinks. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
Resort accommodation includes:
Bed, breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinking water, hot drinks, snacks, internet access, taxes. Accommodation excludes (mandatory):
Single supplement on single travellers only, payable in advance. Resort transfers from Manado airport. Single Supplement:
This is a compulsory additional charge on single travellers for the sole occupancy of double/twin accommodation. Optional extras:
Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, return resort transfers from Manado airport (approx. US$ 37 per person surcharge for non diver package, payable in advance). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there:
The Lembeh Resort is located on Lembeh Island, 40 km east of Manado Airport. For more information see our Manado travel information section.
Dive clubs and group discounts:
Pay for 10 guests and 1 extra person can join free of charge, or pay for 14 guests and 2 extra persons can join free of charge (minimum of 6 nights required).
To experience all the best diving holiday in Manado, we recommend that you book a combination of places to stay here, to include one in the Manado and Bunaken Island area to dive the Bunaken National Park, and one in Lembeh to dive the Lembeh Strait.
The well-appointed, spacious cottages at Lembeh Resort are set on an elevated garden path, with superb views across the strait. There are 14 double and 2 4-bed Deluxe Cottages. There are also 4 Garden View Rooms with twin or double beds situated in a tropical garden, near the dive centre. There is also a cliffside suite with its own pool and sundeck.
All the accommodation options have:
Air-conditioning and fan cooling
Private bathroom with indoor shower and outdoor shower or bath - hot water
Towels and toiletries
Minibar and drinking water
Tea and coffee making facilities
Private balcony and furniture
Bedside lights, dressing table and wardrobe
Round 2-pin 220-240V power sockets (adaptors available)
Great views, luxury rooms and excellent service can be expected at this friendly dive resort in the heart of the Lembeh Strait.
Resort facilities include: Restaurant - Dive centre and equipment shop - Swimming pool - TV room with VCDs & DVDs - U/W camera stations - Marine and general interest library - Gift shop - Massage - Baby sitting - Laundry service - International telephone & fax (collect call to some countries, or receiving only) - Free internet use - Foreign exchange (Euro and US$ only) - Car hire for mainland - Tour service
Location: Lembeh Island, 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, from Lembeh Resort. We advise you to take out insurance for diving - see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation.
The dive boats have 2,400 litres of emergency oxygen and first aid kits onboard, and evacuation procedures. The resort's dive centre holds an additional oxygen supply.
The nearest medical facility is Bitung Hospital, about 4 km away.
Lembeh Resort has a safety deposit box, free of charge, in reception. There are 3 security guards providing a 24 hour service. There is a police station on the mainland at Police Pier, 2 km away.