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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 2 days ago
Brian O Bristol, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have stayed at many diving resorts around the world, but this this is absolutely the best. Until we first visited Kungkungan Bay Resort in 2008 we had made a point of never returning to the same resort. However, after that first visit we were so amazed by the diversity of critters and the quality of the resort that this... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at Kungkungan Bay Resort (KBR) for 5 nights during end of December 2013 to early January 2014. During this time, we covered off 13 dives. Upon arrival, we were picked up by a driver from the resort in a comfortable air conditioned van. It took almost an hour to arrive at the resort, and the resort is located... More

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

Thank you for the nice review. Much diving does open up a new world of spectacular diving. It amazes so many divers and we are happy that you discover this part of the amazing adventure of diving. We have done a lot of refurbish to upgrade our facilities now, and we will be happy to have you back in the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The people who are working there are SO LOVELY, this makes a special atmosphere. they ALL do their BEST and makes the hotel more special then other hotels. The food and the diving is awesome. thank you paco and Irvin for organising all the wonderful dive trips! The special night programm with barbeque was a really really good experience. And... More

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

Thank you for the great review, Thomas and Mary. Paco and Irfin were really happy that you had great dives. We were very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We wish for a great and safe trip ahead … Hope to see you again …. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing resort. Friendly people. Best location if you are there to dive lembeh strait and explore it. Dive center and resort facility are excellent. All dive sites are close by (5 to 15 min.) a very understanding and quality focused dive center manager. 90% of the dive guides are great (with two of the best guides in the lembeh... More

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

Thank you for the wonderful review. Kungkungan Bay Resort is excellent for photographers. Our staff were trained at high standard to serve our guests, and make your holidays well worth spent. The kitchen team is happy that you loved our food. Paco, our dive manager thanks you for the nice review about the dive center, and the team was having... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was there for a week,very happy with the dive masters & the guides,weather was nice ,accommodation even nicer.Only problem was with the bill at the end.My itinerary had all meals paid in advance,I stuck to the meals which I paid for,yet at the end of the stay I was charged extra $300 for food.Watch out what you sign(meal receipts).Otherwise... More

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

Dear Dariusz R My name is Mark Ecenbarger and I am the owner of Kungkungan Bay Resort. I want to thank you for your business and review for our resort. However, in your review, you stated that we charged you an extra $300 for food. As there are only a couple of items on our menu that we charge extra... More

Jakarta, Indonesia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I saw Lembeh from the top of hill when we were on the way to KBR, I felt 'woooow'! The front office staff were friendly and made the check-in process simple. We got room T8 beach view. It's perfect! All were great! Food were excellent. Special thanks to mr. Paco, the diving manager, who encouraged me doing snorkelling with... More

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

Thank you for the nice review. Paco, and Iwan were happy that you enjoyed the snorkeling around our private bay. Our chef thanks you for the review about the food. We hope to see you again in the near future. More

Katy, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
13 helpful votes 13 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

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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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