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Kungkungan Bay Resort

4.0 of 5 Resort   |   Lembeh Strait, Bitung, Indonesia
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Ranked #2 of 6 hotels in Bitung
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Katy, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is everything you’ve read, and then some… Well, except for the moron a couple of reviews below mine that gave a 1-star rating, yet has never even stepped foot on the resort. Maybe the owner can report it and have it removed so it doesn’t bring down their average rating? Anyway, this was my first time to Lembeh,... More

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KBR_Management, Manager at Kungkungan Bay Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the very nice review. Our dive team was really happy that they could show you most of the critters in your wish list bucket. The variety food from local to international dishes do give our guests the opportunity to experience them that we can cater to all tastes. We loved treating every individual guest very special, we... More

Singapore, Singapore
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the third time we have dived in Lembeh Strait, and our second one week stay at KBR in 2 years. First of all, Lembeh Strait is a very magical place for divers, particularly those interested in finding all the weird and wonderful subjects for underwater photography. From the point of booking our stay, the the resort staff are... More

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KBR_Management, Manager at Kungkungan Bay Resort, responded to this review

It was really nice to see you two again. We are glad that you loved the beach front deluxe villa we reserved, and enjoyed the dives. Our food is prepared fresh to provide our guests the healthy and tasty food to make the stay even better. All of the team here at KBR are really happy that you had a... More

Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We spent five magical days here in May 2014. The KBR is geared to divers, and we merely snorkel. We spent most of our days taking day trips to areas around the resort, which are beautiful and interesting. Our driver, Felix, was a most excellent interpreter and guide. We went shopping in native markets and we saw (and bought) cloves... More

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KBR_Management, Manager at Kungkungan Bay Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We have enjoyed serving you in those five magical days. The tour did expose the interesting side of the local life that really nice to experience. Glad you like the room, and the food. Beary hopes that we can share with you more of our local dishes when you come back. Meanwhile... More

Sacramento, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

After returning from a two week diver trip to Indonesia, I find myself talking a lot about my stay at KBR (Kungkungan Bay Resort). The place is magical for divers that want a custom dive experience. The dives, three a day, were well organized. one of my favorite things that they do is adjust the dive site if there are... More

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KBR_Management, Manager at Kungkungan Bay Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the very nice review. We are glad that you enjoyed the room, the food, and the spa treatment. Paco, our Dive Manager was happy that you find our dive operation is well organized. Our dive team was glad that you enjoy the dives. Take care, and we hope to see you again. More

Milton Keynes
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

The dive operation at KBR is entirely geared to maximising the wonderful diving opportunities that the Lembeh Strait has to offer. Designed by divers for divers but it is also a fabulous romantic location that anyone would enjoy. Food good and rooms beautifully furnished with fabulous views over the water. I was unable to dive but enjoyed snorkelling and photographing... More

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KBR_Management, Manager at Kungkungan Bay Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. It really means a lot to us that even though you are not diving, you have enjoyed snorkling our house reef. Thank you for the compliment about rooms and food, we hope to see you both again in the future. More

Sacramento, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Just returned from KBR and it was a paradise experience. Our Beachfront Cottage was beyond my expectations. Roomy sitting area with couch, table, desk, chair, fridge and huge windows. Bedroom with bed beautifully draped with hanging linens, a lovely bath with good storage and wardrobe closet. The front veranda with the chairs and table was a favorite spot for us... More

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KBR_Management, Manager at Kungkungan Bay Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the very nice review. We have enjoyed serving you at Kungkungan Bay Resort. Glad our beach front cottage is comfortable, and you enjoy our dining service. Our taylor is happy that you liked the work. Thank you for staying with us, we hope to see you again. More

Mission Viejo, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I just got back from my stay with KBR and the best experience I take away from this resort is Berry (manager) and the staff! They are wonderful! Berry made everything happen and the staff knew your name and took very good care of you. The dive operation was above average in service and the divemasters were friendly and knowledgable... More

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KBR_Management, Manager at Kungkungan Bay Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the good review. Beary and us had fun serving you and sharing with you our tradition. We are sorry that the spa was all full when you wanted to book for more treatment. We take note on the review about our dive manager, and we will look into ways to improve our service. Thank you... More

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
38 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

My wife and I have been to the Lembeh Strait before and this time chose KBR as we percieved a great combination of a small luxury hotel, amazing location great house reef and Nearby Critter Diving. We were not disappointed. Restaurant is informal and for an even better view you can choose to have a table outside looking out to... More

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KBR_Management, Manager at Kungkungan Bay Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review, and thank you for choosing Kungkungan Bay Resort for your dive trip. Everyone is happy to know that you enjoy our service, from the beautiful beach front accommodation, to the service at our over the water restaurant, to the spa. Our dive staff are happy that you found what you were looking for, and... More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This resort has so much going for it, but without any shadow of a doubt its great selling point is the outstandingly charming staff. Everyone seems to have such a natural sunny and warm personality on top of which they have been trained to a good standard in excellent international standards of customer service. I was travelling by myself so... More

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KBR_Management, Manager at Kungkungan Bay Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review. The staff enjoyed the chat with you during your stay, and glad you like our local food. Paco, our resident instruction is happy that you had good dives with us. We take your advise on Mandarin dives, and will work on flexibility. We hope to see you again in the future. More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

From the moment you arrive to the time you leave you are totally looked after and spoiled here at kbr. The resort is beautiful. The staff are just happy yo help in what ever way they can .The diving is unbelievable and the dive guides will find whatever it is your looking for. Your dive gear is handled with great... More

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KBR_Management, Manager at Kungkungan Bay Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the nice review. We enjoyed spoiling you two and have always enjoy the fun to serve you. Thank you for the nice compliment about our food, our staff, and our dive guides. We all looking forward to many more visits in the future. More

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Address: Lembeh Strait, Bitung, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Sulawesi > North Sulawesi > Bitung
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Kungkungan Bay Resort 4*
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Kungkungan Bay Resort (KBR to its friends and soon to be friends) is proud to be the resort that introduced Lembeh Strait to the world. Being the first resort in Lembeh means we got first choice on locations. Our resort is located in its own private bay which the resort is named after. KBR is the only Sea Level Luxury resort in Lembeh. KBR is a full service resort which includes The only 24hrs full menu service Restaurant in Lembeh, Capt. Billy's Bar serving American Bar Food and Great Drinks, our full service Tepi Laut Spa (Seaside Spa) does Massages, Beauty Treatments, Manicures and Pedicures, and of course our PADI Dive Center with Equipment and Camera Rentals and 32% NITROX. Come join us and we will put the Dream into you next Dive Vacation ... more   less 
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