Island At A Glance
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.
Restaurants & Bars
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.
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.
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.
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.
Morning departure from the UK for overnight international flight to Singapore.
Morning arrival into Singapore connecting with onward flight to Manado, arriving afternoon. Transfer to Lembeh Resort for 7 nights with 17 dives included.
Depart Lembeh Resort and transfer to Manado airport for your transfer to Tasik Ria Resort for 7 nights with 6 days diving.
Depart Tasik Ria Resort and transfer back to Manado airport to check-in for your return international flight via Singapore.
Morning Arrival to the UK.
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.