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Lembeh Resort

Lembeh Strait

Lembeh Resort in North Sulawesi - Indonesia

Lembeh Resort is nestled away in a private cove with a wealth of exotic flora and fauna in a central part of Lembeh Island. The secluded location of the resort ensures a quiet and tranquil experience, while the warm-hearted team offer service with a smile to make certain that your experience of Lembeh will be the best that it possibly can be. You will discover that despite of the seclusion on a tropical island in North Sulawesi you will not have to give up the comforts of a luxury ocean front resort. Our cottages are charming, spacious and comfortable with a wealth of modern amenities.

The Lembeh Strait is widely recognized by marine biologists as having the Worlds highest concentration of rare and unusual marine life. The practice of Muck-Diving, also known as Critter-Diving, began in Lembeh Strait in the mid nineties when marine biologists started to explore the black sand slopes of Lembeh Strait to identify the amazing diversity of animals that inhabit the underwater realm of Lembeh Strait. Today, 20 years later, divers who enjoy both macro as well as wide-angle underwater photography travel from all over the world to experience this magical place in North Sulawesi.

Perched slightly above the beautiful waters of Lembeh Strait and surrounded by lush tropical gardens Lembeh Resort was built to inconspicuously blend into the natural landscape. Westerly views of ancient extinct volcanoes and spectacular sunsets await you. Experience the warm hospitality, tropical beauty and unique wonders of our home, Lembeh Resort. We are committed to delivering North Sulawesi hospitality at its best and making our guests' stay enjoyable and memorable both above and below the water. With a 3:1 staff ratio to ensure a high level of service, our team looks forward to welcoming you to Lembeh Resort soon.

Restaurant - Lembeh Resort in North Sulawesi - Indonesia


Lembeh Resort offers a total of 20 rooms in the following categories:

  • 1 x Cliffside Suite
  • 13 x Deluxe Ocean View Cottages (2 subcategories)
  • 6 x Garden View Rooms

The Cliffside Suite

This beautiful luxury unit is perched on a green hillside, surrounded by colourful floral gardens. So go head, jump in the pool, bask in the sun, enjoy a romantic candlelight dinner, relax and enjoy! The fully air conditioned one-bedroom Suite offers a spacious lounge with an espresso machine, minibar, flatscreen TV and a comfortable desk, perfect for working on your images after a day of underwater photography.

The bedroom has floor to ceiling windows, a kingsize canopy bed and is through sliding doors connected to an elegantly decorated bathroom with two sinks, one indoor shower as well as one Balinese style open air shower from which one can directly access one of the pool-side sundecks. Nowhere is the natural beauty of Lembeh Island enjoyed better than at the outdoor living areas of the Cliffside Suite. The two sundecks and one covered veranda offer privacy and 180° panoramic views of volcanoes, sunsets and the calm waters of Lembeh Strait. The large 27m2 infinity pool offer the best spot in the resort to enjoy a leisurely swim or a chilled sundowner cocktail with a loved one.

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Cliffside Suite

Deluxe Ocean View Cottages

Guests of Lembeh Resort stay in one of two different Deluxe Ocean View Cottage styles – Traditional Minahasan or Modern Cliffside. All Deluxe Ocean View Cottages have great ocean & sunset views and include 24-hour electricity, en-suite bathroom with hot water, hairdryer, air-conditioning, wardrobe, table and chair, dispenser for cold and hot drinking water, complimentary tea and coffee, mini-bar, electronic safe and free WiFi. All Deluxe Ocean View Cottages are as standard equipped with a king size bed but can be re-fitted for two single beds. With exception of our extra large Quad-share cottages all Deluxe Ocean View Cottages can accommodate up to maximum 3 guests.

## Deluxe style: Traditional Minahasan

The very spacious Traditional Minahasan Cottages are located along the front resort gardens, which are directly behind the waterline. Built from wood in the traditional style of the local Minahasan culture, with long covered wooden verandas, these cottages offer our guests beautiful sea views as well sunset views over Mount Klabat and other volcanoes. All of these cottages include an open bathroom complete with open-air shower or bathtub as well as a closed shower. Four of the Traditional Minahasan Cottages are designated as Quad-Share Cottages; they are designed to have two separate rooms—living room and bedroom—allowing comfortable accommodation for up to four guests. These cottages are extra spacious but priced at the same rate as all other Deluxe Ocean View Cottages. The Quad-Share Cottages are the only Deluxe Ocean View Cottages that are not fully detached.

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Deluxe style: Traditional Minahasan

## Deluxe style: Modern Cliffside

The Modern Cliffside Cottages are located high above the rest of the resort on the opposite side of the small cove which forms the heart of the property. Their location requires walking up steps, but guests staying in these cottages agree that the uninterrupted 180 degree views over Lembeh Strait from each room’s private balcony are nothing less than stunning and well worth the walk. The Modern Cliffside cottages have all the same comforts as the Traditional Minahasan Cottages and also include an open-air bathroom with open-air shower.

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Deluxe style: Modern Cliffside

Garden View Rooms

Constructed in 2012, the Garden View Rooms are located close to the Restaurant and Dive Center and are surrounded by and enjoy views of our lush tropical gardens. These rooms are perfect for single travellers or those persons with a smaller budget. The Garden View Rooms all have 24-hour electricity, en-suite bathroom with hot water, hairdryer, air-conditioning, wardrobe, table and chair, dispenser for cold and hot drinking water, complimentary tea and coffee, mini-bar, electronic safe and free WiFi.

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Garden View Room

Dive Center

The Critters@Lembeh Resrt Dive Center provides guests with all their diving needs. Open from 7:30 am 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 UltraViolet torches for Fluorescence Dive.

Diving in Lembeh

The diving in Lembeh Straits is commonly referred to as "Muck Diving" or "Critter Hunting". This unique type of diving generally revolves around the search for a plethora of small and wonderfully unique "critters" that inhabit the black sand slopes of the area. The majority of the diving is done in the calm bays or along the lush coastline of both mainland Sulawesi and Lembeh Island. The body of water that separates the two is known as the Lembeh Strait and is less than 3 kilometers wide at it's widest point. Lembeh Strait also has fantastic coral reefs and even the wreck of a 90m Japanese freighter which was sunk during a naval battle in Word War II.

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Lembeh Resort is ideally situated at the midpoint of Lembeh Island, giving our Guests easy access to the majority of Dive Sites in under 15 minutes using our custom Dive Boats. Our local Dive Guides have an unmatched knowledge of the area, with a combined 60,000+ dives in Lembeh Strait alone. All dive guides carry special magnetic slates on which they will write down the names of the “critters” that they find. All dive guides are trained by our full time marine biologist to not only identify critters by common and latin names but also to understand the behaviour of the weird and wonderful animals that inhabit Lembeh Strait. With Guests divided into small groups with a maximum of 4 guests per Dive Guide, our Guests are ensured personal service. Upon arrival, each Guest submits a "wish-list" of the animals they would like to see during their stay, which our Dive Staff then use to tailor the Dive Site program. Nitrox is available, as are smaller or larger tank sizes.