We enjoyed our week at Lembeh Resort very much. The dive staff look after everything, loading, stting up, unloading and rinsing your gear. The ratio of, at most, 4 divers per dive guide means that everyone can get a look at the small and amazing critters that make muck diving so fascinating. Overall, the resort has a staff of 100 to look after 40 guests so there is always someone near if you want anything. The resort managers, Ana and Miguel, make a point of chatting with every guest several times a day as does Lauren, the dive manager.
Despite the challenges, meals are well prepared, tasty and there is a good selection. Fresh fruit is always included.
We stayed in a Cliffside cottage. It was well appointed, spacious with a fine view as advertised. However, note that it is a bit of a challenge to climb the stairs several times a day. We enjoyed the climb as a substitute for our workouts back home but it's not for you if you're out of shape.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a boutique style resort tucked into a quiet cove on Lembeh Island and the resort is surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Our location means that we are only 5-20 minutes away from the majority of the amazing dive sites in the Lembeh Strait - often known as the Muck Diving Capital of the world! All our guest cottages include 24 hour electricity, en-suite bathroom with hot water, air-conditioning, king-size bed or twin beds, wardrobe, table and chair, dispenser for cold as well as hot drinking water, complimentary tea & coffee, mini-bar and electronic safe. Sitting on your verandah, you can enjoy beautiful sunsets nearly every day over the stunning North Sulawesi scenery. At any time of the day you can relax around our fresh water swimming pool and from the afternoon onwards you can visit out Spa where you can relax after a hard day of diving with a nice massage and also run a variety of land based excursions as well.We have 12 full time dive guides on staff, with more than 65,000 combined dives in Lembeh alone. We have very small group ratios, with a maximum of 4 divers to 1 guide. We have a full time Marine Biologist on staff, who assists our guests in identifying all the weird and wonderful critters of Lembeh Strait. We also have the only full time photo/video pro in the Lembeh Strait who teaches a variety of photo and video courses if you are interested in photography. He also has a large collection of rental gear, including point and shoot systems, DSLR systems, and HD video cameras. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Lembeh Resort Bitung, Indonesia - Sulawesi