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Gangga Island Resort & Spa

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Desa Gangga Satu. Kec. Likupang Barat Minahasa Utara, Manado 95375, Indonesia
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Many expensive ultra-luxe resorts could learn from Gangga Island. It has been running for a long time but ages imperceptibly and very gracefully - because it is small, the design is timeless and the resort is in harmony with its environment. The island itself is part of an archipelago of islands off the NE tip of Sulawesi, close to Manado.... More 

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20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

It took me some time to review our stay in Gangga Island Resort. Even though it’s 8 month ago when we spent ten days on Gangga Island, its magic is still very present. Actually it was one of our most beautiful family holidays in this hidden gem, far away from all the beaten tracks of European exotic holiday cliches. In... More 

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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

We had a seven day stay and enjoyed each day. We were sad to leave after such good effort from staff attending to our needs. The food was varied and delicious. This was a diving holiday for us and sort of combined the best of reef and muck diving that this area of Indonesia is known for. We would return.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

My first impressions were great as the Island looks like a Maldivian island from circa 1990s, ie simple bungalows and a beautiful white sand beach. However on closer inspection the resort looked really tired and was in need of a bit of maintenance. I was there primarily to dive and the dive operation was as expected, with two tank dive... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Very nice little island. Big place of a resort. Well managed. Good food and accommodations; excellent service all round; so problems are quickly fixed. Dives sites are decent at best. Strong currents at times ... Not easy for muck photo taking. Overall, a pleasant stay.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Gangga is magical! We enjoyed every aspect of our stay, We go on holiday to dive so this was our main activity and it was wonderful. We have been to Sulawesi before but this was our firs teem at Gangga. We had the same guide, Hermanus, just for the two of us for our entire two-week stay and he found... More 

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Priscilla T, Manager at Gangga Island Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Kudas5547, Thank you for this fantastic review! It gives us a great pleasure to hear that this was the best diving holidays you ever had. We are pleased to know that we were able to meet your expectations and provide you with the genuine warmth and friendliness for delivering excellent service and assisting you with your Lactose intolerant and... More 

Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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46 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We had high expectations of a beautiful island resort- great food, great diving, happy staff etc etc. unfortunately, non of this came to be. The resort is nice-but- tired- all the ceiling fans in the dining area (and rooms)have melted, so the blades all are sagging down and they no longer move air- the dining room gets very warm and... More 

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Priscilla T, Manager at Gangga Island Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Drbw1 Thank you for sending your review to Tripadvisor It was with concern to read the inconveniences you had to encounter for which I sincerely apologize. I have taking note of your comments regarding the ceiling fan and the smells at the dining room and have brought this matter to the attention of my engineer for immediate action. I... More 

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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

It was 3 years since we last visited Gangga and we wondered how much it might have changed during this time but we needn't have worried as although there had been changes in both the resort and dive centre management the same high level of service has been maintained. The resort is beautiful with the villas located on the white... More 

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Priscilla T, Manager at Gangga Island Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Mr Lockwood Graeme, Thank you for taking the time to share your review and experience with the Tripadvisors readers. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your umpteenth time stay and keep watching our progress & improvement. The happiest thing is to know that you Love Gangga and will be back again soon. Thank you and we all... More 

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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We spent a week in Gangga to dive and enjoy some relaxing time. To start with, the resort is absolutely beautiful! Very clean and well maintained, has everything you need. Wifi doesn't always work but come on, do you really need internet there?! The swimming pool is truly amazing and is worth an article by itself. Perfect to relax after... More 

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Priscilla T, Manager at Gangga Island Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Manu G, Thank you for taking the time to share your review with the Tripadvisors readers. We are very glad to read that you enjoyed your first stay with us and Gangga Island Resort & Spa exceeded your expectations. We are delighted to read how much you have enjoyed our food, our facility and service, the beach and the... More 

Ansbach, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

My wife and I experienced a lot of good during our stay and some bad too. We visited N. Sulawesi to dive and selected Gangga Island Resort specifically to dive Bangka Island having already taken separate trips to both Bunaken and Lembeh. If you look at their diving page it reads like dives in Bangka, Bunaken, and Lembeh are generally... More 

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Priscilla T, Manager at Gangga Island Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Galen 3, Thank you for sending your review to Tripadvisor, I would like to apologize for the miscommunication between you and our diving coordinator but I'm happy to read that you enjoyed the facilities, the food, our service & our helpful staff and the spa. I will gladly pass along to all the staff and to Karni your kind... More 

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