Minahasa Lagoon

Island At A Glance

No of Rooms: 
15 cottages with sea view, two with shared verandah and 8 Garden View rooms
Meal Plan: 
Full board
Sports: 
Diving and snorkelling, spa and massage, swimming pool
Star Rating: 

Minahasa Lagoon is an intimate, boutique resort offering a high standard of accommodation, set amid lush vegetation with stunning views out to the Bunaken Islands and within easy reach of wonderful diving.

Situated on Mangatasik Beach, just 30km south west of Manado, this resort is set in over 13 hectares and surrounded by lush tropical rainforest.

There are 15 spacious cottages, all situated by the water`s edge with a large bedroom, an adjoining room with bunk beds and a wooden verandah with an ocean view. There are also eight Garden View rooms with air conditioning and airy open bathrooms.

Facilities at the resort include a swimming pool, beach side hot tub and jacuzzi, two spas offering a wide selection of beauty treatments and massages and a full service photo and video centre.

The dive centre offers daily boats out to the further regions of the Bunaken National Park as well as numerous sites nearby.

Your Accommodation Options

Sea View Cottages

The cottages all have the same layout and are approximately 70 sq. metres. In the main bedroom there is a four poster bed in one room and, in addition, an adjoining room which may be used as a dressing room with bunk beds. All the cottages have air conditioning, a private open air bathroom and a board wooden terrace with table and chairs.

Other amenities include a stocked mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities, safe deposit box, hairdryer, bathrobes, wireless internet connection and IDD telephone. Electricity points are 220v.

Garden View Rooms

These rooms all have air conditioning, a private open air bathroom and a board wooden terrace with table and chairs.

Other amenities include a stocked mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities, safe deposit box, hairdryer, bathrobes, wireless internet connection and IDD telephone. Electricity points are 220v.

Restaurants & Bars

There is a choice of areas to eat and drink while at the resort. The River Restaurant, located next to the pool, serves International and Asian cuisine, with a choice of fine Italian, French, Spanish and Australian wines, while The Jungle Restaurant, set in the treetops, specialises in local cuisine. By the pool is the Sea Front Bar, serving a range of hot and cold snacks, beers, wines and spirits.

Activities

There is a large infinity swimming pool, heated jacuzzi and lagoon spa with ocean views. The beach is for the use of resort guests only and has sun beds.

Other facilities include laundry service, baby sitting, and car rental. There is a separate lounge with a library and access to fax and the internet.

A wide range of land and sea day tours can be organized from the resort, including highland tours, volcano and Tangkoko Nature Reserve. In addition, four to six day tours can be made to Toraja villages, Yogyakarta and Kalimantan (orang utan reserve).

Diving

The diving is managed by Eco Divers Manado, a PADI 5 Star Gold Palm IDC Centre, offering courses from Bubblemaker and Discover Scuba to Rescue Diver and Divemaster as well as a selection of PADI specialty courses, including Nitrox diver. They limit the number of divers to just four per guide, ensuring a very personal service.

Eco divers operate three purpose built dive boats that provide a fast and comfortable transfer to the dive sites of Bunaken. There is a maximum of eight divers per boat with plenty of comfortable seating, a shaded saloon, a sun deck, heads and showers, fresh towels, snacks and unlimited tea and coffee.

The resort itself has a house reef close to the shore which is easily accessed and great for snorkellers and divers.

Much of the diving in the Bunaken area is wall diving on sheer vertical drop-offs, where there is a profusion of marine life, visibility is usually exceptionally good (25-30 metres) and the coral reefs are often pristine. The strong ocean currents that flow through the islands bring a remarkable diversity of life and make for thrilling drift diving.

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. Minahasa Lagoon is a 30 minute transfer from the airport in an air-conditioned minibus.

Sample Itinerary

Travelling from the UK with 7 nights at Minahasa Lagoon & 7 nights at Eco Divers Resort Lembeh
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 Minahasa Lagoon for 7 nights with 6 days diving.

Day 9 - 15

Depart Minahasa Lagoon and transfer direct to Eco Divers Resort Lembeh for 7 nights with 6 days diving.

Day 16

Depart Eco Divers Resort Lembeh 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 Minahasa Lagoon & 7 nights Eco Divers Resort Lembeh from £2438 per person plus £398 departure taxes

Price includes return international flights to Manado from the UK.

For Minahasa Lagoon it includes transfers and 7 nights accommodation staying in a twin/double Garden View Room, on a full board meal plan including mineral water, up to 3 guided day-dives per day by boat for 6 days with tanks/weights, welcome cocktail, all local taxes and services.

For Eco Divers Resort Lembeh it includes transfers and 7 nights accommodation staying in a twin/double air-conditioned Room, on a full board meal plan, up to 3 guided day-dives per day by boat for 6 days with tanks/weights, internet access, all local taxes and services.

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

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