Lembeh ResortLembeh Strait, Manado, North Sulawesi
Set on the hillside in lush tropical gardens overlooking the beautiful Lembeh Straits, Lembeh Resort is a secluded diving resort offering incredible diving in one of the world’s most unique diving destinations.
With just 20 rooms, the resort has a relaxed and intimate atmosphere, and in addition to diving, offers delicious freshly prepared local and international cuisine, a luxurious spa and a wide range of land activities including Tangkoko National Park, volcano tours and bird watching.
To find out more about this area, visit our Manado page.
Flight time to Manado from the UK is approximately 18hrs, via a transit through Singapore. From Manado, the transfer time to the resort is approximately 2hrs 30mins by car.
Guide price: 7nts / 17 dives from £2080pp*
Includes: Return economy class flights on Singapore Airlines and Silk Air from London to Manado, transfers, 7nts full board accommodation in a twin/double Garden View Room, morning & afternoon snacks, free flow mineral water, free flow brewed coffee & tea, Wi-Fi throughout the property, welcome drink & fruits, 17 dives with tank/weights, all taxes & fees, roundtrip airport transfers
*Price shown is for guide purposes only and is based on low season travel and for twin share accommodation. Any length of stay is possible, please contact us for a confirmed cost based on your preferred duration and time of travel.
Lembeh Resort is perfectly suited for a twin centre holiday in this part of the world. Combine it with a stay at Tasik Ria Resort or Bunaken Oasis Dive Resort to dive the beautiful Bunaken Islands.
Get some rest
Lembeh Resort has 3 room categories including a Cliffside Villa, 13 Luxury Cottages and 6 Garden View Rooms. All rooms offer air-conditioning, king-size or twin beds, en-suite bathroom with hot water, hairdryer, custom-made soaps and shampoo, wardrobe, drinking water dispenser, complimentary tea and coffee, stocked mini-bar, complimentary WiFi, electronic safe and rain umbrellas.
The Garden View Rooms are located close to the restaurant and Dive Center within the lush tropical gardens where you can enjoy the tropical sounds and local fauna and flora.
The large Luxury Cottages offer semi open-air bathrooms, separate living area and amazing views over the Strait which can be enjoyed from your spacious verandah.
The single Cliffside Villa is surrounded by floral gardens with panoramic views of the ocean and extinct volcanoes of the Minahasan Highlands. The villa has a large infinity pool, private butler, spacious lounge, 2 private sundecks, a covered verandah and in-room dining, allowing you to enjoy a candlelight dinner without leaving your room.
Enjoy your stay
The restaurant and bar are located on the upper level of the resort and have beautiful views across the Lembeh Stait. Meals are a wide selection of international & Indonesian cuisine catering to all tastes and include some of the highest quality seafood in Indonesia together with locally grown produce and line-caught fish, which is purchased every morning from small scale local fisheries. The well-stocked bar offers wines, cocktails and refreshing local beer. The resort has a beautiful spa providing various beauty and massage treatments, guests can also cool off in the picturesque fresh water swimming pool which has plenty of sunbeds and is the perfect spot to relax after a fantastic days diving.
A variety of tours and excursions can be arranged, including a visit to Tangkoko National Park home to the smallest primate in the world – the Tarsier, a sunset cruise through the northern parts of Lembeh Strait, a volcano tour trekking around the crater’s edge of Mount Mahawu, cooking classes, local market visits and bird watching tours.
The experienced Lembeh Resort dive team have been diving the strait for many years and do their utmost to ensure guests will see most, if not all, the creatures on their wish lists. Up to four boat dives are offered each day, with the majority of the 40+ sites within the Lembeh Strait only minutes away by boat. The dive centre has 7 fully covered twin-engine comfortable dive boats and dive gear is brought to the boat and assembled by the dive staff before each morning, and at the end of the day, removed, rinsed in freshwater, and stored in the guest’s gear locker. Group sizes are a maximum of 4 guests per dive guide. Currents are rarely strong and the average maximum depth is 20-25 meters, with dive times of 60 minutes. Unlimited unguided shore diving is also available for qualified divers.
Nitrox facilities and courses are available.
Lembeh has a huge diversity of rare and unusual marine life and every dive reveals countless species of critters. With approximately 300 types of coral and 3000 species of fish to be found along the coasts of the region, there are plenty of sites which offer divers a more traditional diving experience with hard and soft coral gardens hosting schooling fish in abundance, sea snakes, turtles, as well as passing pelagics such as barracuda, trevally and mackerel species. Mantas and whales also make seasonal appearances in the strait. There are walls, slopes, sand flats with bommies, boulder-strewn areas and even pinnacles to provide a variety of underwater landscapes. In addition to this, there are even 5 wrecks to dive, 2 of which were sunk during WWII action.
Tangkoko National Park
Tangkoko National Park is home to the world’s smallest nocturnal primate –the Tarsius Spectrum- which is endemic to Sulawesi. This tiny little creature measures around 15cm from head to tail. With a bit of luck, you may also stumble across black tailless macaques, cuscus and the large hornbill bird, amongst other flora and fauna.
This trip is a nice way to end your stay at Lembeh Resort, allowing you time to off-gas before flying the next day. The tour starts after lunch, so you can still dive in the morning, and you will be back at the resort around 19:00pm, in time for dinner. We strongly advise people to wear long trousers with socks and trainers, as you will go into the rainforest where there are mosquitoes, ants and other insects.
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Great Escapes Diving Holidays Ltd
Office hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 09.00am - 1.00pm
Tel: 01473 921888