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NAD-Lembeh Resort

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NAD-Lembeh Resort is a small, owner-operated, photography-oriented diving resort in the Lembeh Strait. We are situated in a private bay on Lembeh Island, away from the hustle and bustle of the mainland. We guarantee a 2:1 guest to guide ratio as standard, which makes for a private dive experience!
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Nina_Petri wrote a review Feb 2020
Porvoo, Finland35 contributions34 helpful votes
No wonder that we want to return here again and again. The feeling already at the Bitung harbor when you see familiar faces greeting you... it is like coming home. And even though different season's - you always get world class muck diving with fabulous guides.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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OshnGo4 wrote a review Jan 2020
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If you want great muck diving, this is the place. From the time I sent the first email for booking until the day we left, everything was handled perfectly. A big thanks to Sam and Bella for making the entire Lembeh experience fantastic! 1. Rooms were comfortable and cleaned several times daily 2. Tommy the Chef and his team prepared amazing meals. 3. The wait staff during the meal times were very attentive. 4. The dive guides have amazing spotting abilities and know the sites extremely well. 5. The camera room was spacious and provided more than enough room for all my gear. 6. Yoda was very entertaining!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Jill C wrote a review Dec 2019
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I can not say enough Good things about this resort, I never wanted to leave and I can’t wait to go back! Let’s Start with the diving. The guides are the best around. Having a two to one guide ratio makes everything so much better. I wasn’t quite sure that this would matter as much as I have been diving in Lembeh in groups of 3 to 4 and felt like that was fine. But 2 to 1 is really that much better. I was taking photos and my mom was enjoying the view. Our guide always made sure to have something to show each of us so that there was never any downtime. All of the guides are amazing at finding critters and work together to make sure that everyone gets to see what there is at the dive site. The guides are also very experienced with photography and help suggest angles, shots, lighting and tips and tricks to make sure that you get the photo you are after.There is a reason that Lembeh is the muck diving capital of the world and I would not want to see this place with any one other than the wonderful people at NAD. I was equally impressed with the food as well as the accommodations. I have stayed at other resorts in Lembeh that were slightly less expensive. This place is worth the extra money. The food was wonderful. Every night is a mix of different cuisines and they are all equally delicious. The staff at the resort is incredibly attentive. It’s almost as if they know what you need and have it ready before you could even ask for it. The bungalows are perfect, hot showers comfortable bedding and air-conditioning if you would like that. Also each bungalow has a little private balcony that you can watch the strait from and enjoy the views. Sam and Bella, the resort managers make sure that you have everything that you need and that your trip goes incredibly smooth. As soon as you arrive at NAD you feel like home. There is an amazing sense of comfort at this resort that is captivating and makes you never want to leave. I only have one small suggestion they should consider a name change to RAD Lembeh - Really Amazing Diving 😜. It really is that good!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Kristel Steyn-Battheu wrote a review Nov 2019
Pretoria, South Africa2 contributions1 helpful vote
What an awesome diving experience. The dive crew are fantastic and knowledgeable and super helpful. At the resort the catering was really good and staff very friendly. We were disappointed at the general cleanliness and plastic washing up at the shore and not being cleaned. Being such prestige resort I would hope that this would be a priority.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Andrew_Deep_Blue wrote a review Oct 2019
Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia328 contributions13 helpful votes
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NAD Lembeh is first and foremost a dive resort for divers, in particular those with a passion for underwater photography (the owners, Simon and Zee, pioneered the art of blackwater photography). The beach is made up of black sand which is ubiquitous in this part of the world due to the presence of the 2 nearby volcanoes. The resort staff were especially friendly and helpful, always ready to assist whenever and however they can. We stayed in one of the 10 beach-fronting terraced villas. The room was clean and functional, as is the overall resort (nothing really stands out except perhaps for the well-designed and large camera room for divers and their underwater camera setups). Thicker blankets can be requested as the standard ones were thin and are more akin to bedsheets. Hairdryers can also be furnished if needed. Massage can be arranged but it's expensive at USD35/hour. The lunch and dinner buffet comprise 4-5 dishes each (eg soup, meat, vegetables, crackers, dessert) and even though the spread isn't extensive we generally found the dishes tasty and satisfying. Breakfast is a simple affair. There is no buffet spread with a limited fare on offer due to the resort’s small scale of operations (eg we had egg and bacon / sausage plus Welsh cake). Coffee came courtesy of two coffee machines but were good and effective especially on a cold morning before hitting the cold waters of Lembeh Strait (much colder than normal for some reason). There is also a bar / chill out area situated a short walk away beyond the camera room. There is a very small pool set-up which also comes with a jacuzzi area. Despite its modest size we particularly found the pool a welcome relief after retuning from dives.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Frequently Asked Questions about NAD-Lembeh Resort
Which popular attractions are close to NAD-Lembeh Resort?
Nearby attractions include Lembeh Strait (4.3 miles) and Trikora Monument (3.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at NAD-Lembeh Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at NAD-Lembeh Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to NAD-Lembeh Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include CR Cafe, Rumah Makan Padang Raya, and Pollen Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at NAD-Lembeh Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does NAD-Lembeh Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, NAD-Lembeh Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does NAD-Lembeh Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.