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NAD-Lembeh Resort

Lembeh Strait, Manado, North Sulawesi

Situated in a private bay on Lembeh Island, away from the hustle and bustle of the mainland, NAD-Lembeh Resort is a great choice for divers who love diving with small critters and enjoy underwater macro photography.

The small, owner-operated, family run dive resort offers guests comfortable accommodation and excellent facilities in a beautiful setting, with established gardens and impressive views over the bay. The resort has only a few steps, which makes the layout extremely convenient for guests moving from their room to the restaurant, camera room, bar and floating jetty.

With a dive team of 15 full-time guides, a guaranteed 2:1 guest to guide ratio, 4 large purpose-built dive boats and impressive facilities for photographers, guests can enjoy a fantastic diving experience at NAD-Lembeh Resort.

To find out more about this area, visit our Manado page.

Getting there
SilkAir operates flights 4 times a week from Singapore (SIN) directly to Manado (MDC). Alternatively, you can fly in via Jakarta (CGK) or Bali (DPS). The resort’s driver meets guests at the airport in Manado, and it takes around 90 minutes by car and boat to reach the resort.

Guide price: 7nts / 12 dives from £1035 per person + international flights*
Includes return transfers from Manado airport to resort, 7nts accommodation in a twin/double share Beach Front Room, 3 meals per day, teas, coffees, drinking water, hot chocolate, 6 days diving with 2 guided boat dives per day, tanks and weights on air.
Excluded: International flights to Manado.

Twin Centre
NAD-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.

*Price shown is for guide purposes only and is based on low season travel and for twin share accommodation. Price is based on US $1.30 = £1 exchange rate and subject to rate fluctuation. Any length of stay is possible, please contact us for a confirmed cost based on your preferred duration and time of travel.

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Quick Guide: NAD-Lembeh Resort

  • Location: Lembeh Strait, Indonesia
  • Transfer: 90 mins by car and boat
  • Size: Small
  • No. of rooms: 15 (10 Beachfront Rooms, 5 Seaview Bungalows)
  • House reef: Yes
  • Meal Plan: Full board


Get some rest
The resort offers 15 rooms: 10 Beachfront Rooms and 5 Seaview Bungalows. The rooms offer views of the ocean and have air-conditioning, hot water, WiFi, twin or double beds, and a veranda or private deck.

Beachfront Rooms are directly by the beach and pool, and are a great choice for guests who would like to be closer to the restaurant, bar and camera room.

The stand-alone bungalows are located in a secluded portion of the resort, a short distance from the main building, and are ideal for couples who want to enjoy evenings on their private deck with the best views in the Straits.


Enjoy your stay
Guests at NAD-Lembeh can enjoy delicious Indonesian and Western dishes, freshly prepared by the resort’s chefs on-site, with most meals served buffet style in the open-air restaurant. Fresh greens from the resort’s Aquaponic Greenhouse and seasonal ingredients from the farms and gardens owned by staff make the menu extra special.

After a day of diving, guests can relax and unwind with a glass of wine, beer or a cocktail at the resort’s bar, which has a large screen projector and 3 flat screen TVs so guests can catch up with the news and sport or enjoy a movie.

Between dives, guests can relax on comfortable sun loungers in the garden area and take a dip in the pool with jacuzzi. A variety of plant life can be found in the gardens, including Frangipani, Bougainville, Hibiscus and many species of Orchid.

The resort offers excellent facilities for photographers, including a photo centre with a huge camera room so guests can work on and edit their photos, 1:1 photo classes and equipment rental.

NAD-Lembeh has 4 large purpose-built dive boats, each at around 15 metres long, with toilets, towels, drinks, snacks, first aid and oxygen. The resort’s floating jetty, where all dive boats can be moored simultaneously, makes it quick and easy for guests to get on and off the boats.

For those who’d like to explore the North Sulawesi Highlands, the resort offers tours and excursions to see breathtaking scenery from the viewpoints in Rurukan, visits to the multi-coloured Lake Linow and walks through the jungle to look for Tarsiers.


Go diving
NAD Lembeh Resort has a superb dive centre with 4 large purpose-built dive boats to take you to around 90 dives sites nearby. The 15m dive boats have on board toilets and are easily accessed from the jetty.

NAD Lembeh Resort has a team of 15 guides and offer a unique 2:1 guest to guide ratio. This is particularly good for photographers and this is one of the main focus points of the resort owners. The dive centre boasts one of the largest camera rooms in Lembeh and there are also photography and video classes available for those wishing to take their photography skills to the next level.  Cameras and strobes are available to rent.

Nitrox is available for certified divers and the centre has various cylinder sizes that are suitable for both DIN and Yoke

Day Trips and Tours

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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Ready for your next adventure?

Great Escapes Diving Holidays Ltd

Combs Tannery
Tannery Road
IP14 2EN
United Kingdom

Office hours: Mondays to Fridays, 9am - 5pm
Tel: 01449 535010

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