Cliff side Suite at Lembeh Resort from the air (Lembeh Resort)

Located on the island of Lembeh, the small and intimate Lembeh Resort has a collection of 20 air-conditioned rooms.  Perched on a lush hillside with floral gardens and panoramic views over the Lembeh Strait the cliff side suite is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the beauty of Lembeh Island.  This fully air conditioned one bedroom unit is complete with a spacious living area, veranda and private pool.

The spacious Deluxe Cottages are fully detached and located along the front garden which is directly behind the waterline. Built from wood in the traditional Minahasan style, with their long covered wooden verandas, guests staying in a Deluxe Cottage can enjoy the beautiful sea view. All but one of these cottages enjoys an open bathroom complete with open air shower as well as a closed shower. Four of these cottages are designed as two separate rooms comprising a living room and bedroom, allowing accommodation for up to 4 people.

The Cliffside Cottages are located on the opposite side of the property, high above the rest of the resort. Their location does mean walking up steps, but guests in these cottages agree that the uninterrupted views over Lembeh Strait from the private balcony are worth the walk! These cottages also include an open bathroom with open air shower.

Nestled in the tropical gardens, the garden view rooms are located close to the Restaurant and Dive Center. They have shared verandahs with the rooms next to them. These are perfect for single travellers or those on a tighter budget.

The restaurant and bar, centrally located on the upper level of the main building with beautiful views, is open from 0700 - 2230 for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Breakfast is normally a buffet of fresh tropical fruits & juices, bread, cereals & yoghurts, pastries fresh from the oven and home made rolls, as well as cooked-to-order Western or Indonesian dishes. Lunch is also normally a buffet, and dinner is normally a-la-carte, where the chefs prepare a wide selection of international & Indonesian cuisine catering to all tastes. The chefs will happily do their utmost to accommodate any special requests and dietary requirements. Morning and afternoon snacks are also served, and tea & coffee is available all day long in the restaurant area.

At the bar guests can enjoy a bottle of wine from the selection, sip a refreshing cocktail or simply have a nice cold Bintang beer. Staff are more than happy to also serve drinks around the pool area so guests can make the most of the beautiful views.

Just meters from the sea, guests can enjoy stunning views across the Lembeh Strait and cool off in the fresh water swimming pool. Sunbeds and umbrellas around the pool ensure guest comfort, and towels are provided. After a hard day of diving, guests can treat themselves to a relaxing massage at our Spa. Open from 1415-2230, guests can choose and enjoy a range of treatments from a simple 30 minute reflexology session to a 2.5 hour pampering session.

The Critters@Lembeh Dive Center provides guests with all their diving equipment and souvenir needs. Open from 0730 until after the last dive, the Dive Center is staffed by English, French, German, and Italian speaking staff. There is also a full-time Marine Biologist on staff to help guests identify all their "critter photos". Rental equipment from Aqualung and Apeks is available, as are LED torches for night dives and UV torches for fluorescence dives. The Diver's Lounge is located next to the Dive Center and affords guests a comfortable atmosphere to relax between dives and enjoy a premium coffee from one of our two espresso machines. With a full library of fish identification books and dive magazines, the Diver's Lounge is ideal for a quick break or passing an afternoon of off-gassing before your flight.

The Lembeh Resort dive team has extensive experience diving in the strait. Their focus on personal attention means that they will do their utmost to ensure that guests will see most, if not all, the creatures on their wish lists. Up to four boat dives are offered each day, with the majority of the 40+ sites within the Lembeh Strait only minutes away by boat. ‘Unlimited’ unguided shore diving is available. Divers can rest assured that they can accomplish as much diving as they desire. Every boat dive is led by capable local dive guides. Group sizes are limited to a maximum ratio of 4 guests per dive guide. The average dive in Lembeh has a maximum depth of 20-25 meters. Currents are rarely strong, and all dive sites are within sight (and often throwing distance) of land. Moorings are available for most sites, with most having depths of less than 10 meters underneath the boat. Maximum bottom time is 60 minutes. Steel ladders are used to board the boats and all equipment may be removed in-water. The guides are well versed in helping photographers with everything from small point-and-shoot to professional equipment. Private guide service is also available as is camera carrier service.

Divers are brought to the dive sites in comfort via one of  seven custom twin-engine dive boats. Each boat is fully covered with plenty of padded camera & accessory storage. Our boats are operated by licensed captains and have all the necessary safety equipment such as oxygen and first aid. Fresh drinking water and fruit is provided on board. Dive gear is brought to the boat and assembled by the dive staff then, after diving, it is removed, rinsed in freshwater, and stored in the guest's gear locker each night. Private boat service is available for those who wish to have longer dive times, or dive at different times.

The Photo Center offers underwater photo and video courses ranging from entry level point and shoot instruction to Advanced DSLR and UW Video Production courses. All courses are customized to the student’s current abilities and are usually taught one-on-one for the utmost individual attention. In addition to formal courses, the photo pro is available for critiques and photo coaching to help you solve problems with your photo equipment or techniques.

A wide range of photo and video equipment is available for rental at the Photo Center. Depending on your needs, you can choose between several point and shoot systems, DSLR systems or video systems. The Photo Center also has a good selection of "bits and pieces" such as flashes, sync cords, optics and video lights available for rent.

If you have a problem with a piece of gear, repairs are available onsite. Small parts can even be fabricated to replace broken, lost or forgotten pieces. The goal of the Photo Center is to get you up and running, and keep you there for the duration of your trip. Critters@Lembeh provides guests with a spacious camera room. This large room provides individual workstations with 100/220V voltage-stabilized power sources. Towels are provided, as is a compressed air blower. The camera room, located just steps from the dive area, is locked each evening. In addition to the camera room, there are also three large freshwater camera rinse tanks, reserved specifically for cameras.

Nitrox facilities and courses are available.

All transfers are carried using the resort’s comfortable air-conditioned vehicles. Transfers from Manado Airport take approximately 90 minutes by road, followed by a short 10 minute boat journey to the resort. For guests staying at another location in North Sulawesi before visiting Lembeh Resort, a point to point transfer will be arranged by the resort. If coming from Bunaken/Siladen, transfers will be arranged directly from the pier to the resort.

Price: From about £1412 (US$1948, about €1624)


  • Return Manado airport transfers by road and boat
  • 7 nights accommodation on a twin/share basis in a Garden View Cottage at Lembeh Resort
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) daily
  • 17 boat dives and one unguided shore dive per day
  • Dive guide on boat dives.

Dive packages that include Nitrox and accommodation upgrades are available.  Please contact us to tailor your trip to Lembeh.

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.

The Lembeh Resort dive boats. (Lembeh Resort)

Relax in the living room of the cliff side suite. (Lembeh Reosrt)

The pathway to an Ocean View Bungalow (Lembeh Resort)

Bungalow bedroom (Lembeh Resort)

Outside a garden view room. (Lembeh Resort)

Garden View Bedroom. (Lembeh Resort)

The Camera Room at Lembeh Resort. (Lembeh Resort)

Indoor/outdoor bathrooms (Lembeh Resort)

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