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Kungkungan Bay Resort
From USD 150 per day
Shore dives
Max 32
At a glance...
  • Swimming pool
  • Resort spa
  • Single travellers may opt to share accommodation
  • Baby sitting service
  • Offers full board and diving packages
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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.

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.

Accommodation and Diving Package Prices...

 Prices valid until 31 December 2020

 Click 'Request' to send an inquiry for your preferred dive package:

All Year Round Air Packages 2019-20 - 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2020
Days Nights Price per diver Price per non-diver Single supplement
(see note below)
All Year Round Nitrox Packages 2019-20 - 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2020
Days Nights Price per diver Price per non-diver Single supplement
(see note below)

More Package Details....
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$ 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.

Add-on package:  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.

Rooms, Beds, Bathrooms, Views...
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)
  • 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

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. 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.

Facilities, Location, Recreation...
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

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

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.

Dive Safety, Resort Security...
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.

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.

Manado/Lembeh area

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