Kungkungan Bay

Island At A Glance

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Scuba diving, spa, swimming pool, land & jungle tours
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Nestled on the site of an old coconut plantation on the east side of north Sulawesi, Kungkungan Bay resort was the pioneer of "muck" diving in the Lembeh Strait.

Today, Kungkungan Bay Resort offers wonderful diving and comfortable accommodation with 16 rooms in four categories and one Owner`s Suite. All the rooms but one are beach front and within easy walking distance of the huge jetty and swimming pool. The overwater restaurant and bar is the social hub of the resort with stunning views across the Lembeh Strait.

KBR has its own house reef for exclusive use of the resort guests where pygmy seahorses are sometimes found. With its location in the centre of the Lembeh Strait, divers have access to a range of superb dive sites offering the best macro diving in the world.

Your Accommodation Options

Beachfront Cottage Suites

These are duplex units with a spacious layout, an air conditioned bedroom and a separate fan cooled living room. There is a large waterfront verandah shared with the neighbouring unit, with beautiful expansive views of the Lembeh Straits and beyond.

All rooms have air conditioning, ceiling fans, telephones, free wi-fi, mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities, unlimited bottled water and large bathrooms with walk-in showers and hair dryer.

These lovely rooms are full of local character as they were originally built with the help of a woodworking school run by missionaries in Tomohon.

Beachfront Traditional Houses

These are separate L-shaped units,with two queen size beds strategically placed to give some privacy, making them equally suitable for couples or friends. There is a sitting area and a wood and stone bathroom with a walk-in shower and a hair dryer.

All room have air conditioning, ceiling fans, telephones, satellite TV with movie channels, free wi-fi, mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities and unlimited bottled water.

These beautiful rooms have been relocated from the village of Woloan in the Tondono Highlands and have a wonderful local ambiance.

Beachfront Villas

The Beachfront villas are separate units sitting amidst tropical gardens. Each unit is spacious, open -plan and includes a sitting area. The attached bathroom has a bathtub and a wood and stone walk-in shower. To the front of the cottage is a large verandah with wonderful views over the bay. Each verandah has a dining table and chairs for guest to enjoy room service.

All rooms have air conditioning, ceiling fans, telephones, satellite TV with movie channels, free wi-fi, mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities, unlimited bottled water and a hair dryer.

These luxurious villas have been built by local workmen to the resort`s design.

The Hillside Villa

A romantic two story building set amongst trees and a beautiful tropical garden, with a balcony at tree-top level with amazing views. The air conditioned sitting area is on the ground floor and the bedroom is on the first floor with french doors leading on to the balcony. The bathroom has a bathtub with stone and wood walk-in shower and room service is available from 7.00am to 9.00pm.

This unit has air conditioning, ceiling fans, telephones, satellite TV with movie channels, free wi-fi, mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities, unlimited bottled water and a hair dryer

The Owner`s Suite

The Owner`s Suite is a stilt house that has recently been upgraded to a high standard. The house is private and centrally located to provide easy access to all the facilities of the resort. There are two bedrooms; a large bedroom with a king size bed and a smaller day bed and a second, slightly smaller bedroom, with twin beds, each with its own air conditioning unit. The shared bathroom has a walk-in shower and a hair dryer.

The living room is furnished with rattan chairs, coffee table and a mini bar. The Owner`s Suite has telephone, a 32 inch flat screen satellite TV with movie channels, free wi-fi, tea and coffee making facilities and unlimited bottled water.

The unit has an elevated front porch with great views over the Strait.

Restaurants & Bars

The overwater restaurant in the octagonal main building has both indoor and outdoor seating and stunning views over the bay. The cuisine is international and the restaurant is open for meals 24 hours a day.

Each evening in the restaurant there is a culinary tour of Indonesia, when the chefs prepare a meal from a different part of the country to be chosen from the "specials" board. A poolside barbecue is sometimes organised and often includes cocktails, music, singing and dancing.

Captain Billy's Bar has a wide range of drinks, both alcoholic and soft and also serves a variety of bar food, snacks and nibbles. The two large multipurpose flat screen TVs show films, sporting events and underwater HD videos or slide shows taken by the dive guides.


This is a essentially a resort for divers and as such the facilities are geared accordingly. However, there is a large infinity swimming pool with beautiful views over the strait and around the pool there is plenty of space to relax in a chair under a parasol. In the evening the pool is atmospherically lit and weekend barbecues are often arranged.

The Tepi Laut Spa which overlooks the swimming pool offers massage and beauty therapies to help you relax and rejuvenate.

There is a variety of land tours to jungle and city for anyone wishing to enjoy the wildlife and culture of North Sulawesi.


The Lembeh Strait is an extraordinary channel of water just over one mile wide and 13 miles long, with mainland Sulawesi on one side and Lembeh Island on the other. It is a shallow mix of black volcanic sand, mud and shale where nutrient rich waters flow through the channel bringing food for the most amazing array of invertebrate and fish populations. This is not a destination where you will see big pelagics species but it is an area where you can spend fascinating hours discovering a truly incredible diversity of macro marine species.

The dive centre offers a full range of PADI courses, from Open Water to Divemaster and Instructor as well as the usual PADI specialty courses. The dive staff are keen photographers so well able to offer advice and guidance on how to make the most of the amazing photo opportunities of the region.

Diving starts from the resort`s huge private jetty with travel to the dive sites on KBR`s covered fiberglass chase boats. Experienced dive staff ensure that your cameras are carefully handled and all dives start with a thorough dive briefing. Close to the jetty is the dedicated photographic room with plenty of recharging points and space for camera maintenance.

Travel Information

To get to Manado we recommend flying from the UK on Singapore Airlines to Singapore. From there a flight on Silk Air will bring you to Manado in North Sulawesi. We can arrange 30kgs of luggage in economy class for divers carrying dive equipment.

Singapore is the main gateway for Manado, but you can also fly via Jakarta in Indonesia or Denpasar in Bali. The flight time from Singapore to Manado is approximately 2 hours 30 minutes. On arrival to Manado you will be met by a representative from KBR and they will transfer you to the resort which will take around 80 minutes. The transfer is a scenic drive and the vehicle is air conditioned for your comfort.

Sample Itinerary

Travelling from the UK with 7 nights at Kungkungan Bay Resort & 7 nights at Tasik Ria Resort
Day 1

Morning departure from the UK for overnight international flight to Singapore.

Day 2 - 8

Morning arrival into Singapore connecting with onward flight to Manado, arriving afternoon.

Transfer to Kungkungan Bay for 7 nights with 6 days diving.

Day 9 - 15

Depart Kungkungan Bay Resort and transfer to Manado airport for your transfer to Tasik Ria Resort for 7 nights with 6 days diving.

Day 16

Depart Tasik Ria Resort and transfer back to Manado airport to check-in for your return international flight via Singapore.

Day 17

Morning arrival to the UK.

Guide Prices

7 nights Kungkungan Bay Resort & 7 nights Tasik Ria Resort from £2,269 per person plus £398 departure taxes

Price includes return international flights to Manado from the UK.

For Kungkungan Bay Resort it includes transfers and 7 nights accommodation staying in a twin/double Beachfront Cottage Suite, on a full board meal plan, up to 3 guided day-dives per day by boat for 6 days with tanks/weights, unlimited house reef dives between 8am and 5pm on diving days, free WIFI, all local taxes and services.

For Tasik Ria Resort it includes transfers and 7 nights accommodation staying in a twin/double Pool View Room, on a full board meal plan, up to 3 guided day-dives per day by boat for 6 days with tanks/weights, all local taxes and services.

Indonesia is an ideal destination for a two centre holiday. Please ask our experienced sales team for other recommendations and prices for your ideal point of departure



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