Lembeh Resort

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Island At A Glance

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Lembeh Resort, tucked away and only accessible by boat from the mainland, is much loved by divers and is superbly well organized for photographers. This is critter diving at its best!

Lembeh Resort is located in North Sulawesi on the western side of the tiny Lembeh Island. It can be reached via a 90 minute car drive from the airport, followed by a short 5-10 minute boat journey. World famous for its macro life, this is one of the very best places for underwater macro photography, as it's home to thousands of strange and beautiful critters, many of them, such as the pygmy seahorse can only to be found in these waters. At the same time, in contrast, there are also WWll wrecks to be explored. The resort sits in a small cove overlooking the Lembeh Strait. Their simple but comfortable rooms have recently been renovated. All rooms have verandahs offering stunning views. The resort prides itself on the personal service it provides for its guests and is ideal for group or club bookings.

Your Accommodation Options

Minahasa wood cabins - Nos 1,2,5,6
Wood Cabins at Lembeh Resort for scuba divers
Bedroom at Lembeh Resort for diving holidays in Indonesia

These are Minahas style wood cabins, all with twin or double beds, fully air conditioned bedrooms, ceiling fans and ensuite Balinese style open air bathrooms which have either a bathtub and shower or two showers. These cabins are detached and have a private verandah with a view over the Straits

Minahasa wood cabins - No 3A & 3B
Cottages at Lembeh Resort for scuba divers

These cottages are quad rooms with a shared verandah. The cottage has one bedroom plus an air-conditioned sitting room which can be transformed into an additional bedroom to sleep two extra people.

Minahasa wood cabins - No 4A & 4B
Bathroom of cabins at Lembeh resort

These are Minahas style wood cabins, all with twin or double beds, fully air conditioned bedrooms, ceiling fans and ensuite Balinese style open air bathrooms which have either a bathtub and shower or two showers. These cabins have a shared verandah with a view over the Straits. They are perfect for families and friends as the living room can be transformed into an additional bedroom and can sleep two extra people.

Garden Suite, No. 7

Cottage 7 has fully air conditioned bedroom, ceiling fan and ensuite Balinese style indoor bathroom

Cliff-side villas, Nos 8 to 12
Cliff Villa at Lembeh Resort for divers
Room at Villa at Lembeh resort in Indonesia

These villas offer spectacular views across the Lembeh Strait with twin or double beds, a mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities, a personal safe, air conditioning and ensuite bathrooms

Garden View Rooms

Constructed in 2012, the Garden View Rooms are located close to the Restaurant and Dive Centre and are surrounded by and enjoy views of the beautifully manicured tropical gardens. These rooms are perfect for single travelers or those persons with a smaller budget. 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 as well as hot drinking water, complimentary tea & coffee, mini-bar and electronic safe.

Restaurants & Bars

Restaurant at Lembeh Resort
Scuba Divers in the bar at Lembeh Resort Indonesia

The restaurant and bar are centrally located on the upper level of the main building. The restaurant offers a wonderful selection of western and Indonesian dishes, with lunch being either à la Carte or buffet style. The dinner menu is varied and, should you have special dietary requests, the chefs will do their best to help you. The spacious bar offers a comprehensive selection of wines, spirits and soft drinks and is open all day for tea, coffee and morning and afternoon snacks.


Swimming pool at Lembeh resort Lembeh Strait
Massage for scuba divers on holiday at Lembeh Resort
Scuba diving boat at sunset on Lembeh Resort

Lembeh Resort is a dedicated diving resort and their facilities are mainly geared to the needs of divers. There is a fresh water swimming pool with stunning views across the Lembeh Strait and a good range of land tours including a day trip to the Tangkoko Nature Reserve, where you can hike in search of the black crested macaque and the tarsius spectrum. After diving, why not enjoy a range of body, face and foot treatments at the spa.


Scuba diving tanks at Lembeh Resort in Indonesia
Cuttlefish in Lembeh Strait Indonesia
Scuba divers on holiday at Lembeh Resort

The dive centre on Lembeh Resort is managed by a large team of experienced dive staff, from the compressor boy to the boat captains and dive guides. Facilities for divers are excellent, especially for underwater photographers. There is a large, well set up camera room with rinsing and drying facilities and individual camera stations with recharging points. At the full time digital imaging centre, photo pro Sascha offers photo and video courses, from beginner to professional, equipment repair and rental and customized imaging solutions. The diving is tailored as much as possible to the individual wishes of the guests. Throughout the day, there are regular boat departures and dusk and night dives are also an important part of the Lembeh critter experience. Most of the dives are within 25 minutes of the resort and they also have their own house reef. 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 but it is an area where you can spend fascinating hours discovering a truly incredible diversity of macro marine species. The dive centre run their own extensive data base of critters giving both English and Latin names and superb macro photographs to help you to identify what you see during your dives. If you are a fan of frog fish, the Lembeh Strait is the place to go and you can also see shy and unusual species such as the flamboyant cuttle fish, the mimic octopus, amazing sea horses and colourful nudibranchs.

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 and 30 minutes. Lembeh Resort is 1 hour 30 minutes transfer plus 10 minutes boat transfer from the airport.

Sample Itinerary

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 Lembeh Resort for 7 nights with 17 dives included.

Day 9 - 15

Depart Lembeh 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 Lembeh Resort & 7 nights Tasik Ria Resort from £2472 per person plus £398 departure taxes

Price includes return international flights to Manado from the UK. For Lembeh Resort it includes transfers and 7 nights accommodation staying in a twin/double Deluxe Cottage or Villa, on a full board meal plan with morning and afternoon snacks, unlimited tea, coffee and drinking water, 17 guided day-dives by boat with tanks/weights, one self guided house reef dive per day, 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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