Resorts

GANGGA ISLAND RESORT & SPA, & GANGGA DIVERS


The infinity pool at Gangga Island (Gangga Island Resort and Spa)

This small resort on idyllic Gangga Island rests on a gorgeous vanilla coloured sandy beach surrounded by tropical gardens and native trees. Above the resort a thick jungle rises up the hillside. To reach the resort it is an hour’s drive from Manado followed by a short sea trip across the Bangka Strait. Then, as you go ashore, there is that first chance to dip your toes in the warm sea and feel the silky sand between your toes – a romantic approach to a romantic island! Gaspare and Hanne manage the resort with the professional touches acquired during their training in hotel management in Denmark and Switzerland. This small ‘eco’ resort is an ideal choice for keen divers looking for friendly, high quality and efficient service, good food and comfort. Non-diving partners will appreciate relaxing in a beautiful setting and are sure to enjoy the fabulous spa treatments available.

The accommodation comprises fifteen semi-detached, high-ceilinged beachfront bungalows, each built in on stilts in local style and with local materials. All the bungalows are air-conditioned, with an en-suite bathroom, a veranda overlooking the beach and modern decor. Amenities include ceiling fans, mosquito nets, min-bar, tea and coffee making facilities and safety deposit boxes. You can even request a TV with satellite international channels, should you wish.

A huge ‘eternity’ swimming pool at the water’s edge provides for a refreshing dip when the diving is done for the day or on that last day without diving.

There is a choice of two restaurants. The main restaurant is located in the centre of the resort and offers a selection of both Mediterranean and Indonesian dishes. Chef prides himself on using the freshest local ingredients wherever possible. The outdoor restaurant, known as Bamboo Restaurant, serves fresh fish barbecues two nights a week. Local musicians perform Polynesian-style music while you dine. The Coconut Bar is open all day long for cool, tropical fruit drinks, tea and coffee or a selection of cocktails, beer and wine to enjoy when the diving is over. Perhaps order your favourite cocktail and sip it slowly as you take a sunset stroll along the beach.

The Pasung Spa specialises in local knowledge of plants and herbs and local techniques of massage. Aromatherapy treatments are used to sooth tired muscles and keep the skin healthy and supple. Treatments include body scrubs, traditional massage, reflexology, facials and foot and head massages.

Gangga Divers have five all-wooden boats. Three have on-board toilets. Each boat has a stock of towels, freshwater rinse tanks for cameras, drinking water and hot drinks. Snacks are offered between dives. As members of the North Sulawesi Watersports Association, the resort is committed to protecting local reefs and promoting conservation and development projects amongst the local communities. Packages include either 2 dives per day, or a 3 dives per day to include lunch on board within the Bangka Island Archipelago. Dive trips to Lembeh Straight or to the Bunaken Marine Park, and night dives, can be arranged locally for an additional fee. Nitrox is available for an additional fee.

Price: From about £1700 (US$2295, about €1949)

Includes:

  • Return airport transfers
  • 7 nights accommodation on a twin/share basis at Gangga Island Resort and Spa
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) daily
  • 11 dives (including 1 night dive).

Various dive packages are available: Please contact us for tailored diving packages at the resort.

Stays can be of any length.

Upgrades to other room types are available: Please contact us.

Reduced rates are available for non-divers.

Single Occupancy Supplement:  Please contact us.

Air Travel: Our in-house IATA ticket agency can arrange your air travel in connection with your holiday from a departure point anywhere in the world, or you may arrange your own air travel if you prefer. We can tailor-make your itinerary to your personal requirements, so if you would like to make a stop-over or two, make a side trip to some other destination, or travel business class rather than economy, we will be happy to assist. Please contact us about your air travel requirements.


Bungalow exterior (Gangga Island Resort and Spa)


Dive centre exterior view (Gangga Island Resort and Spa)


Time for a massage! (Gangga Island Resort and Spa)


The view from the pier (Gangga Island Resort and Spa)


Bungalow interior (Gangga Island Resort and Spa)


Sunset at the swimming pool (Gangga Island Resort and Spa)

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