I first stayed at Lumbalumba eight years ago. I have returned every year since. Roel and Juud and the staff at the resort and on the boat have made for a pleasent experience every year. The food is consistently great. I see constant improvements being made on the facility (Infinity pool, lounge, resturant and flowers) and i always seem to find something new and exciting in the water. The boat is roomy and easy to get on and off of (great for me). The quides are patient and experienced. They dive at your speed and experience level. You get individual attention. You are spread out on the reef so you can see, relax and enjoy the view. They respect the reef and the life that abounds there. Occasionally there are barbeques on the boat if the guests agree. (this is an extra expense, but worth it to enjoy real Indonesian flavor) These folks are definately interested in providing you with a great experience, at the resort and in the water. Give them a try.
- 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