The luxurious Kungkungan Bay Resort was purpose-built in 1994 and completely refurbished during 2004 (including the addition of a swimming pool and improvements to the dedicated camera workshop). The resort is almost always blessed with a mild breeze that lifts and stirs the coconut palms. The beautifully designed restaurant, glassed on all sides, perches out over the water with views of the grassy and chalk cliffs of Serena Island and the wooded ridges of Lembeh Island rising in the distance beyond. The restaurant offers international cuisine specializing in Thai, Malay, Indonesian and Mexican food as well as western-style dishes. Very extensive menus are offered and you are welcome to select whatever you like and as much as you like! Meals can be arranged at any time of the day or night! A very warm welcome and superb service from the local staff awaits the diver who seeks out this luxurious tropical hideaway adjacent to the pristine reefs of the Lembeh Strait. Kungkungan Bay Resort has been described as the finest dive resort in Indonesia, and without a doubt the local dive guides are exceptionally good. Well used to catering for keen photographers and marine biologists, their ability to find strange ‘critters’ for their guests is legendary.

Kungkungan Bay Resort has 17 rooms, all of which are en-suite. Beachfront Cottage Suites are the original buildings of the resort and are large and spacious with an air-conditioned bedroom and a separate fan cooled living room. The verandah is shared with that of the adjoining bungalow and has beautiful views of the Lembeh Strait. Beachfront Traditional Houses are L-shaped and provide the perfect choice for friends sharing accommodation with a Queen-sized bed at each end of the ‘L’. There is a sitting area and these rooms have satellite television. Beachfront and Hillside Villas are separate units with a large open plan arrangement comprising a sitting area, a work area with a desk and chair and a wardrobe. There is a dining table and chairs on the balcony where you can enjoy food from room service Bathrooms have a separate bath tub and shower. The Hillside Villa is a two storey ‘Tree House’ with an air conditioned living room on the first floor and a large second floor bedroom that opens on to a small balcony with tree top views. The bathroom also has a separate bath tub and shower and these villas also have satellite television. The Owner’s Suite was built in 2010. It has 2 bedrooms, one with a Kingsized bed and one with two twin beds. There is also a traditional Indonesian day bed, which is a real delight for the essential afternoon snooze! The living room has a set of Rattan furniture, a mini-bar and a 32 inch flat screen satellite television. The raised balcony has great views of the resort due to its central location, and of the Lembeh Strait. All rooms are beachfront apart from the Hillside Villa.

Some months at the resort are designated ‘speciality months’, featuring a well-known expert underwater photographer, videographer or marine biologist.

Three single-tank boat dives are included each day. With the dive sites only 5-10 minutes from the resort, divers return to the resort between dives. The morning briefing and boat dive take place after a leisurely breakfast and you will return in time to take advantage of the superb cuisine provided by the resort kitchens. Afternoon briefings and boat dives start after lunch. Shore diving is available at any time at the discretion of the dive master, who ensures that tides and local conditions are suitable before granting permission. Night dives are available on request, at extra cost. Nitrox is available.

Price: From about £1378 (US$1860, about €1617)


  • Manado airport transfers
  • 7 nights accommodation (breakfast, lunch and dinner) on a twin/share basis in a Beachfront Cottage at Kungkungan Bay Resort
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) daily
  • 6 days of diving (3 boat dives daily and shore diving on request, dive guide for boat dives). 

Various accommodation and nitrox upgrades available.  Please contact us to tailor your diving holiday at Kungkungan.

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.

Cottage interior (Kungkungan Bay Resort)

COttage interior (Kungkungan Bay Resort)

Cottage exterior (Kungkungan Bay Resort)

The view of the grounds (Kungkungan Bay Resort)

The view from your balcony! (Kungkungan Bay Resort)

Time for a dip! (Kungkungan Bay Resort)

Kungkungan Bay Resort (Kungkungan Bay Resort)

Kungkungan Bay Resort (Kungkungan Bay Resort)

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