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Lumbalumba Diving

PO Box 1721 | Sulawesi, Manado 95017, Indonesia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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KlamathFalls, OR
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91 reviews 91 reviews
48 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

O.K., I love a deal. And this boutique resort is a real deal! It has 5 bungalows, each with a lovely veranda, bath and bedroom. The grounds are absolutely spectacular. The diving from the house reef is very good. I suggest a dive guide for the first dive or two, because there are a lot of hard to find critters.... More

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Forch near Zürich
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

For the second part of our diving holidays, we spent a week in this really beautiful resort on the mainland of Sulawesi. Leaving the dirty and loud mainroad, you enter a paradise garden. On the partly steep slopes are trees, many sorts of orchids and tropical shrubs composed together with small ponds and footpathes, everything is well thought-out. A real... More

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Gothenburg, Sweden
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

When you read only good things about a place on tripadvisor it raises your expectations. The fantastic thing is that LumbaLumba still exceeds that. Everything from the warm welcome, to the fantastic diving crew (Maxi, Kres and the rest ), the tasty food and Revols perfect Margaritas really made our stay something we will carry with us for the rest... More

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Hong Kong, China
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

I've been travelling around SE Asia for 25 years and Lumba Lumba is the best place I've ever stayed in. The people are great, the gardens are beautifully laid out, the food is consistently excellent. They very kindly gave a wonderful birthday party to my daughter. The upper cottages are light, well designed and have an awe-inspiring view. Only got... More

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

I first stayed at Lumbalumba eight years ago. I have returned every year since. Roel and Juud and the staff at the resort and on the boat have made for a pleasent experience every year. The food is consistently great. I see constant improvements being made on the facility (Infinity pool, lounge, resturant and flowers) and i always seem to... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

I spent a lot of time researching a good dive resort at Manado, we weren't disappointed. Lumbalumba Dive is the perfect boutique dive resort. It is small and intimate, only around 10 guests. The staff are all very long term employees which reflects on the wonderful, caring atmosphere stemming from the resident owners Juud and Roel. The resort has great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

very beautiful garden with pool and view over the ocean. awesome food and very nice, helpful staff! individual dive trips with an own boat just next to the hotel. very recommendable and very fair prices

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Dutch owner-managers Roel and Juud deserve their number 1 ranking on this site. The hotel is clean and modern while retaining an Indonesian "feel". The impressive, sloping tropical gardens are beautifully maintained with a lovely view out to the islands of Bunaken and the volcano Manado Tua. Roel and Juud have a well-trained, friendly staff who are very helpful. The... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

We returned to Lumba Lumba in May and had an amazing time. The beautiful gardens and lovely pool are the perfect place to relax. Roel, Juud and the rest of the team are extremely friendly and attentive hosts. The food remains delicious with a great selection of fresh ingredients prepared with care. The diving was fantastic with a welcoming crew... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

We were at Lumbalumba not so much for diving but as a basis to explore the culture of North Sulawesi. It is a great place to relax, to start your tours and also for snorkelling. The cottages are super as is the pool and the food. Prices are very fair. A great place to stay.

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Address: PO Box 1721 | Sulawesi, Manado 95017, Indonesia
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Location: Indonesia > Sulawesi > North Sulawesi > Manado
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 32 hotels in Manado
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"Lumbalumba Diving" is an informal, small and comfortable dive resort in Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. With no more than five luxurious chalets, we offer a familiar and flexible atmosphere with the personalized attention you are looking for. "Lumbalumba Diving" is a complete dive resort with own accommodation, excellent cuisine, bar, tropical pool, limited spa facilities, dive center, Private jetty and spacious dive catamaran. Located on a 3.5 hectare, mountain slope, in a lush botanical garden and overlooking the famous Bunaken Marine Park, we also have one of the most spectacular views you can find in Manado. "For us, you are not just another tourist. For you we are not just another dive resort" ... more   less 

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