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All of our Lembeh Resort tours can be tailor made to suit your requirements so please contact us on 01323 648 924 or click on enquire above to let us know what you're looking for. Example price for 9 nights full board twin share & 22 dives £2495 including flights.
Lembeh Resort is nestled away in a private cove with a wealth of exotic flora and fauna in a central part of Lembeh Island. 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.
Perched slightly above the beautiful waters of Lembeh Strait and surrounded by lush tropical gardens, Lembeh Resort is built to inconspicuously blend into the natural landscape where westerly views of ancient extinct volcanoes and spectacular sunsets await you.
Lembeh Resort are committed to delivering North Sulawesi hospitality at its best and making your stay as enjoyable and memorable as possible, both above and below the water. With a 3:1 staff ratio to ensure a high level of service, their team looks forward to welcoming you.
The Lembeh Strait is widely recognized 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-diving”, began in Lembeh Strait in the mid-nineties 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.
Today, 20 years later, 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.
- Lembeh Resort offer 3 styles of accommodation for you to choose from.
All guest rooms include 24-hour electricity, en-suite bathroom with hot water, air-conditioning, king-size bed or twin beds, wardrobe, table and chair, dispenser for cold and hot drinking water, complimentary tea and coffee, mini-bar and electronic safe.
The spacious traditional Minahasan Cottages are fully detached and located along the front resort gardens, which are directly behind the waterline. Built from wood in the traditional style of the local Minahasan culture, with long covered wooden verandas, these cottages offer our guests beautiful sea views as well as sunset views over Mount Klabat and other volcanoes. All but one of these cottages include an open bathroom complete with open-air shower as well as a closed shower. Four of these cottages are designed as two separate rooms—living room and bedroom—allowing comfortable accommodation for up to four people.
Deluxe Ocean View Cottages Minahasan or Mordern Traditionaly built wooden cottages using traditional or Minahasan style building techniques; large verandas are coupled with spacious sleeping rooms and Balinese (semi-open) bathrooms. Only with exception from our extra spacious family cottages these are all fully detached, all Minahasan Cottages are surrounded by gardens, located directly behind the waterline offering fabulous ocean views.
For the Modern Cliffside Cottages Lembeh Resort chose contemporary construction methods blending a traditional style and continued use of the semi open Balinese bathrooms. The Modern Cliffside Cottages are perched on a lush green hillside above the bay, offering the best ocean and sunset views in the resort.
Garden View Rooms are located close to the restaurant and dive center and are surrounded by and enjoy views of our tropical gardens. These rooms are perfect for single travelers or those persons with a smaller budget.
Groomed walkways traverse our well-attended grounds of lush tropical gardens including many local fauna and flora found only in the tropics
The Cliffside Suite is a private sanctuary of stunning views, the new Cliffside Suite sets a benchmark of luxury accommodations in North Sulawesi. This beautiful unit is perched on a green hillside, surrounded by colourful floral gardens. So go ahead, jump in the pool, enjoy a romantic candlelight dinner, relax and indulge.
- The diving in Lembeh Straits is commonly referred to as "muck diving" or "critter hunting".
This unique type of diving generally revolves around the search for small unique "critters" that inhabit the black sand slopes of the area. Much of the diving is done in the calm bays or along the lush coastline of both mainland Sulawesi and Lembeh Island. The body of water that separates the two is known as the Lembeh Strait and is less than 3 kilometres wide at it's widest point. Lembeh Resort is ideally situated at the midpoint of Lembeh Island, giving guests easy access to the majority of dive sites in under 15 minutes.
The local dive guides have an unmatched knowledge of the area, with a combined 60,000+ dives in Lembeh Strait alone. Guests are divided into small groups with a maximum of 4 guests per dive guide to ensured personal service.
Upon arrival, each guest has the opportunity to submit a "wish-list" of the creatures they would like to see during their stay, which the dive team then use to tailor the dive site program.
- Flights & Transfers
- International flights are available. Please discuss your requirements with your dedicated tour advisor.
All transfers are carried using the Lembeh Resort’s comfortable air-conditioned vehicles.
Transfers from Manado Airport take 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 can be arranged.
- Daily Schedule
- Daily schedule:
06.30: Camera room is unlocked.
07.00: Breakfast service starts in the restaurant.
07.30: Dive centre opens.
07.30 - 08.00: Dive equipment is loaded and nitrox available for analysis.
08:00: First dive
10.45: Second dive
12.30: Dive boats return from the second dive.
12.30 – 14.00: Lunch service in the restaurant.
14.30: Third dive
15.45 – 16.15: Dive boats return from the third dive.
16.45: Boat departs for mandarin fish dive (available 3 days a week)
18.15: Night dive boat departs (available 3 days a week).
19.30 – 20.00: Night dive boat returns.
19.00- 22.30: Dinner and Lembeh Resort Bar opens.
20.30 - 21.00: Camera room is locked.
- Food & Drink
- Your stay at Lembeh Resort is on a full board basis.
The restaurant & bar, centrally located with beautiful views on the upper level of the main building, is open from 7am to 10:30pm for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Breakfast and lunch are usually served buffet style. For breakfast you can expect a buffet of fresh tropical fruits & juices; bread, cereals & yogurts; oven-fresh pastries & homemade rolls; and cooked-to-order western or Indonesian dishes.
Dinner is served a-la-carte, where the chefs prepare a wide selection of international & Indonesian cuisine catering to all tastes. The chefs will happily do their utmost to accommodate any special requests and dietary requirements. Morning & afternoon snacks are also served, and tea & coffee are available throughout the day in the dining area.
Lembeh Resort offers regular Indonesian BBQ nights where guests can enjoy a delicious spread of satays and Indonesian dishes while being serenaded by the local sunday school choir.
The new poolside bar is one of the best spots to enjoy the view over Lembeh Strait between dives or gather with friends for sunset.
- Optional Activities
- As well as the pool and spa a full range of land-based excursions are offered ranging including 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.
- Courses & Equipment
- Available, please discuss your requirements with your dedicated tour advisor.
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