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Manado & Lembeh Accommodation Options

NORTH SULAWESI, MANADO & LEMBEH STRAITS

The Manado resorts are all conveniently located at about 30 minutes drive from the hustle & bustle of Manado and only a short boat ride from the Bunaken National Park.  Diving north Sulawesi offers some of the best diving worldwide!


RESORT 1

Island of Manado, North Sulawesi
This Resort & 5* PADI Dive Center is located at the border of Bunaken National Park, a 30 minutes drive away from the international airport and only 20 minutes from Manado city.  The resort borders the sea, but does not have a white beach. The great pool and the different spots to enjoy the sunsets definitively make up for this.  For both, divers and non-divers, this resort and North Sulawesi offer perfect opportunities to have a relaxing holiday, good food and a host of beautiful natural features, both on land as under water.   The Resort & 5* PADI Dive Center, is one of the first three dive resorts that started operating in North Sulawesi and opened its doors in 1988.

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ACCOMMODATION: Between the fruit trees, the swaying palm trees and the flowers of the lush gardens this resort has a total of 22 rooms divided into 3 categories.  Bungalows, cottages and Hill top rooms.  All rooms have:  8 air-conditioning  /  private bathrooms with hot-water shower  /  view of the sea from a private terrace.  There are 9 stand-alone bungalows which offer a spacious room with a king-size and a single bed. The bungalow services consist of a breakfast service in the room, a  refrigerator with a minibar, fruit basket upon arrival, coffee & tea maker facility and bathroom amenities. All bungalows have a private terrace overlooking the sea.  The 4 stand-alone wooden local style cottages are either equipped with twin beds or double beds and also have a private terrace overlooking the sea. The cottage services consist of a minibar and bathroom amenities.  The small compound at the highest point of the resort, offers hill top rooms with a stunning view over Manado and the bay.  This is the perfect place for groups who like to "stick together".   It even invites to have a private BBQ in the private garden in front of the rooms.   The 52 steps might be a bit challenging for some, but the stunning view makes more than up for it.  Rooms include: twin or double  /  air-conditioning  /  private bathrooms with hot-water shower  /  view of the sea from a private terrace  /  twin or double beds.

FACILITIES: spa (includes traditional massage) / restaurant / bar / swimming pools / on-site PADI 5* dive centre

ACTIVITIES: Highland Tours / White Water Rafting / Golf / Water Sports / Volcano Trekking Tour / Tangkoko Nature Reserve Tour

DIVING: Takes place in Sulawesi, Bunaken National Park and coastal reef areas

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RESORT 2

Island of Bunaken, North Sulawesi, 3.5* - 4*
This resort, located on the Bunaken Island, is designed and built according to typical traditional Sulawesi / Indonesian Minahasa Style.  The open air dining restaurant overlooking the entire beach and embedded in the lush tropical, natural landscape forms the heart of this fabulous island resort.  The resort is fringed with the Liang Beach protected by a stunning clear lagoon and shelterin­g one of the world's richest coral reefs and best dive sites - and that only within a short distance from the beach.  This boutique-style resort offers tailor made to your individual needs diving, snorkeling and adventure activities to discover the surroundings and spoils its guests staying at the resort and having a typical day of relaxation in the tropics.

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ACCOMMODATION - The Resort offers a range of different lodging and ra­tes options; varying from size, location, from single occupancy up to 12 guests per villa, to an exclusive use of the entire property.  All lodges are built in the famous Indonesian Minahasa Style and feature a generous offer of space. The Bungalows are providing a comfortable size of 60m²; the villas even a lush of 150m². Smoking is not allowed at all lodges. A wireless internet network allows you to be connected to the rest of the world and is available from each condo.

FACILITIES -
The open-air Eco-restaurant offers the traditional local cuisine blended with a modern style of western cooking with ingredients from ecological farming. An additional highlight of our new eco-restaurant is the highly exquisite wine card. You will have the enjoyment of sitting on the open-air restaurant terrace, with a fantastic view of the lagoon of Liang Beachor reflecting the impressions of the day - all under the beautiful starry sky.

ACTIVITIES - Discover the essence of Bunaken Island, its local village, the surrounding islands, the Manado mainland and wildlife.  Adventures and active excursions,  connecting with native islanders, their exotic culture & traditions and the local cuisine.  ­Dolphins  /  Whale Boat Tour & Snorkeling  /  Fishing Tour  /  Volcano Trekking  / Rainforest Excursion  /  Manado Highland Trip  /  Manado City Tour­

DIVING - The dive eentre is located straight on Liang Beach at the doorstep of the resort  /  the diving boats are powered by 2-3 speed engines and equipped with a full-size ladder for easier access into the water  /  there are over 40 dive sites to explore

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RESORT 3

Island of Manado, North Sulawesi
This resort is located about 30 minutes drive from the hustle & bustle of Manado. Here with its peaceful and scenic palm fringed backdrop is a family owned and run resort that offers not only luxury and comfort but also a level of warmth and hospitality which in today's frantic world is such a rarity.  With the Bunaken National Park only a 45 min boat ride away, you can be assured of some of the best diving in the world.

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ACCOMMODTION: Pool View Rooms conveniently situated around the large free form freshwater swimming pool. Some have inter-connecting doors, ideal for families.  The premier Sea View Cottages offer more privacy and look out onto the beachfront, affording a beautiful view of the early evening sunsets

FACILITIES: Spa / Restaurant & Bar / Diving Centre

ACTIVITIES: Highland Tours / White Water Rafting / Golf / Water Sports / Volcano Trekking Tour / Tangkoko Nature Reserve Tour

DIVING: The on-site dive centre offers the most comfortable boat, pristine warm water and variety of dive site options.  The wall of fame photographs is enhanced with photos from visitors.  Photography clinics are offered as a good way to learn or to improve your skills. The Camera Room is equipped to give you the best so you can care for and maintain your equipment.  The centre also strives to accommodate disabled divers.

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RESORT 4

The lagoon is situated on the mainland coast of North Sulawesi, surrounded by the tropical rain forest and faces the ocean with an expansive private beach. It is 30 km South-West of Manado, and encompasses over 13 hectares of land, crossed by a picturesque mountain river fed by a stunning waterfall.

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ACCOMMODATION: Luxury is part of the accommodation. With 22 luxury private cottages, you are guaranteed the best room in the lagoon. There are also 2 cottages that are connected by a covered terrace to enable one communal cottage for group stays or families. Feeling restricted by your wheelchair? Don’t! We are happy to provide 2 additional cottages that are wheel chair accessible, as are most of the Resort facilities.  Choose from a selection of Beach Front, Hill View or Garden View Cottages.

FACILITIESTwo onsite restaurants / Spa & Dive Centre

ACTIVITIES: Highland walking tours, snorkelling and diving

DIVING: The onsite PADI dive centre offers diving or snorkeling in the world famous Marine Park of Bunaken.  The Resort also offers excellent dive and snorkeling sites right at its doorstep where a large variety of critters and other rare species can be seen just minutes away.  Specially developed to accommodate premium dive excursions, the dive boats are comfortable, roomy, and equipped with individual tank and gear stations protected from the elements, diver first aid kits, pure oxygen tanks, marine heads and fresh water showers for rinsing off after dives.

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LEMBEH RESORT OPTIONS

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This resort is in the beautiful Lembeh Strait region of North Sulawesi. Famous the world over for its peerless macro and muck diving, the Lembeh Strait region offers more than just face to face encounters with weird and wonderful critters. The resort is nestled between two hills inside a tranquil bay on Lembeh Island, a short boat ride from Bitung Harbour and minutes away from all the top dive sites of the region.  Despite the proximity to Bitung the beaches are clean beach with beautiful corals and lots of wildlife at the waters' edge.  

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ACCOMMODATION: This resort features four wooden Minahasa style bungalows located in a secluded portion of the resort, with an impressive view over the bay, these bungalows are all double bed, and are suitable for couples who want to spend their evenings sitting on a private deck with the best view in the Straits.  There are also the Beachfront Rooms.

FACILITIES: Clubhouse / Restaurant & Bar / On-site dive centre / Photography Room

DIVING: There is a photography area, the camera room, which is spacious and well kitted out.  It includes a collection of books on photography, fish ID and Simon's old Marine Biology course books for those with a keener interest.

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RESORT 2

This is the only operator in Lembeh to offer you all the comfort of a resort combined with all the convenience of a liveaboard. The unique service is based on total relaxation; no other resort lets you relax between dives onboard a spacious and luxurious day-liveaboard by day, complete with fast skiffs to whisk you to over 40 dive sites in just a few minutes, then relax again in our award-winning resort.  Personalized service is simply without equal, with an amazing staff-to-guest ratio of two staff members for every guest.

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ACCOMMODATION: 12 rooms, air-conditioned, all rooms have private ensuite bathrooms with hot water, shower and western toilet, single, twin or double and triple beds

FACILITIES: Outdoor restaurant, lounge bar (satellite TV) / Professional Indonesian Spa / Photo & Video Center - 4 indoor camera rooms with work spaces, desktop computer and charging points / 4 Indoor quiet lounges with book & DVD library / Resort boutique / Free WiFi internet connection.

ACTIVITIES: Lembeh Fish & Critter Hunt  /  Nightly presentations

DIVING: A dominating volcanic landscape creates a unique backdrop for you to discover North Sulawesi, one of the world's best yet least known dive destinations. The year-round diving here is all about amazing variety and exotic surroundings. The deep seas give excellent average visibility (25m). They are also home to many unusual species, for example the prehistoric fish "coelacanth" as well as some household names: reef-shark, turtles, eagle rays, napoleon wrasse, even dugong and orca! The majority of sites are conveniently accessed within one hour from your hotel and yet North Sulawesi's remote location means that the sites are never crowded with other divers.

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