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Black Sand Dive Retreat

Kasawari | Kel. Kasawari, Bitung 95513, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here in March 2014. The resort definitely has a more "upmarket" feel to it, but is not nearly as expensive as some of the other "upmarket" resorts in the area. So I felt like I got good value for money. The Good: The bungalows are big, spacious, clean, comfortable, and have amazing views of the famous Lembeh Straight.... More

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Atyrau, Kazakhstan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoy staying in this resort. Everything perfect from the beginning to end. The room is quite spacious even with extra bed still offer plenty space for three of us. Each room is equipped with water dispenser. All the staff were very friendly and attentive. The manager - Kim and Rustam, will do their best to make all guess... More

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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Staying for the second time at Black Sand Dive only gets better. The staffs are very friendly, the managers, Kim and Rustam always at your service; and the owners Bruce and Fung make sure that you are enjoying your vacation. The resort has 100m long black sand beach with clear water. Children can play there while parents go for their... More

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San Diego
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Our March to April 2014, 3 weeks stay was wonderful. Bruce & Fung are the owners here. Bruce is such a kick to talk to. He has been so many places in this world & has so many stories we could sit & chat for hours with him. Turns out Rustam, the manager, is an old acquaintance from 16 years... More

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Muscat, Masqat, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We just came back from great diving trip in Lembeh and we stayed at Black Sand Dive Retreat. This is my third time to stay here and we already planning to go back again next year. We made reservation via email … direct with Fung/Bruce (the owner of the resort). They, as ever, quick to response to my email. So... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

BSDR is absolutely fantastic for a whole host of reasons, but I’ll touch only on the main ones in this review. First and foremost, are the owners, Fung and Bruce. They were incredibly hospitable and accommodating throughout my stay and always managed to exceed my already high expectations. The resort itself is well laid out. As for my room, it... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Stayed here again on my way to 11 days diving in West Papua. Originally planned a week but had to cut short due to endless changes to timetables for various Indonesian domestic airlines. Dive guides as usual fantastic, in particular Jack and Robin, and the dive operation is slick and runs to schedule. No limits on bottom time, unlike Malaysia... More

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114 reviews 114 reviews
25 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

I spent 1,5 weeks here with a group of photographers and I had a great time. The resort is small and very relaxt. The rooms are big with good beds. The diving is very good too, only four divers on the boat and the dive sites are very close. We loved our night dives on Hairball. Especially thanks to our... More

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Warwick Parish, Bermuda
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We fell in love with Lembeh and BSDR last year so much so that we just had to come back. So almost a year to the day I am writing my second review for the resort. The stay was excellent the first time round and even better the second as everyone remembered us. There were welcome hugs all round! I... More

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Blacksand is a fairly small-scale operation with 6 bungalows, which is great for the guests because we were given so much care and attention from our hosts. Bruce, Fung and Rustam (hope I spelled correctly) couldn't have been more gracious with their time, enthusiasm and attention to our needs. The diving? Absolutely incredible. This is heaven for anyone interested in... More

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Address: Kasawari | Kel. Kasawari, Bitung 95513, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Sulawesi > North Sulawesi > Bitung
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