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“Beautiful place with wonderful diving” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lumbalumba Diving
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Beautiful place with wonderful diving”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2013

We returned to Lumba Lumba in May and had an amazing time. The beautiful gardens and lovely pool are the perfect place to relax. Roel, Juud and the rest of the team are extremely friendly and attentive hosts. The food remains delicious with a great selection of fresh ingredients prepared with care. The diving was fantastic with a welcoming crew who work really well together and so much to see from nudibranch to enormous turtles, sharks, eagle rays and dolphins. Unfortunately we missed the dugong but there is always next time. Many thanks

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2013

We were at Lumbalumba not so much for diving but as a basis to explore the culture of North Sulawesi. It is a great place to relax, to start your tours and also for snorkelling. The cottages are super as is the pool and the food.
Prices are very fair.
A great place to stay.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2013

We are going back this year, and that is saying something for us, as it is a rare thing. A beautiful setting, nice accommodations, well organised diving, interesting and plentiful food, personal service all true; but the essence of this place are the staff and owners who consistently hit the right notes in their care of the guests and each other. We particularly enjoyed a dip in the infinity pool accompanied by freshly blended margaritas and hot chips after the days dive trip.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2012

We visited Lumba Lumba in July for a different diving experience. The resort has amazing gardens and a lovely pool. There were exotic plants throughout the resort which were not only well-maintained but grew beautifully. The food at the resort was delicious and the staff were extremely attentive. The size of the resort and number of guests accommodated was just right and allowed for us to have our own individual experience. Roel and Juud were caring and sensitive hosts and they ensured that we had a lovely time. The diving crew worked well as a team and we had many excellent dives. Highly recommended and we will definitely visit again. Thank you.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2012

This resort is set in lush gardens with spectacular views of the sea across to Manado Tua and Bunaken Islands. It is an intimate resort with capacity for 14 guests only which is part of its attraction. From the minute that we were met at the airport by Roel, Kres and Maxi, we knew we were in good hands. Everyone here is committed to making your stay a memorable one and they succeed admirably. The accommodation, food and dive offer are all top notch. And while we had a great time diving, on our "off" day we did a half day tour of the highland with Maxi, a most enjoyable experience which is not to be missed. Finally, as a cat lover I was delighted to be entertained by a mum cat and her new kittens while we were there. How lucky they were to fetch up here.

Room Tip: The single/double chalets are your number one pick for the best views, but the family chalet looked...
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2012

Open air restuarant, view to islands, Celebes Sea, infinity pool and lovely steeped gardens.Exotic plants, lovely landscaped land and diver centre across road. Meals all round were excellent and price for accommodation, diving, meals were most competitive.
If you wish to stay and dive Manado, then LumbaLumba is certainly a first choice location.
Linda and John from Australia

Room Tip: steep walk from access road, but great view and infinity pool
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Valkenswaard, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2012

This year we were here for the second time. And again we had a wonderful time, with marvelous diving, splendid trips and a very relaxed atmosphere. The garden is a little paradise and from the swimmingpool it looks as if you are swimming in the ocean.
The dive-guides show you all the stuff you want to see. Sharks, eagle-rays but also the little things like pygmee-seahorses.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Lumbalumba Diving

Property: Lumbalumba Diving
Address: PO Box 1721 | Sulawesi, Manado 95017, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Sulawesi > North Sulawesi > Manado
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 19 Speciality Lodging in Manado
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"Lumbalumba Diving" is an informal, small and comfortable dive resort in Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. With no more than 6 luxurious chalets, (9 rooms), we offer a familiar and flexible atmosphere with the personalized attention you are looking for. "Lumbalumba Diving" is a complete dive resort with own accommodation, excellent cuisine, bar, tropical pool, limited spa facilities, dive center, Private jetty and spacious dive catamaran. Located on a 3.5 hectare, mountain slope, in a lush botanical garden and overlooking the famous Bunaken Marine Park, we also have one of the most spectacular views you can find in Manado. "For us, you are not just another tourist. For you we are not just another dive resort" ... more   less 
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