We just got back from a week at the Lembeh resort. We had dived Lembeh on a day trip, but nothing prepared us for the amazing number of strange and wonderful critters. We were fortunate to be at the resort with one of the world's most amazing underwater photographers, Chris Newbert, and some of his friends. It was one of the best experiences! Of course with great guests and a fantastic resort, it wouldn't be a truly world-class experience without great staff and management and the Lembeh resort has the best. From the first email to Helen to decide whether we would go or not, to the pickup at the airport, meal times, diving, spa, drinking coffee between dives, drinks at the pool, beating Gizmo, the resort manager, at cards, it was all just a great time.
I was there with my11 year old who was recently certified and my 15 year old daughter who is an advanced diver. It is not always easy to go to a diving resort with kids, especially young ones, but everyone was fantastic. Particularly Kari from Critters@Lembeh, who ensured my youngest daugther was comfortable and safe in the water. Even with a limit of 12 meters, we saw a lot of great things such as mimic and wunderpus octopus. There was another family with an 18 month old and it was obvious the resort could cater to their needs as well. If your someone who doesn't like close proximity to young kids, not to worry, plenty of space to do your own thing.
So what other superlative can I come up with. This is just one of the best places we have been and we will definitely be back with the rest of our kids! In the meantime, we will go see them at ADEX! Highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a boutique style resort tucked into a quiet cove on Lembeh Island and the resort is surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Our location means that we are only 5-20 minutes away from the majority of the amazing dive sites in the Lembeh Strait - often known as the Muck Diving Capital of the world! All our guest cottages include 24 hour electricity, en-suite bathroom with hot water, air-conditioning, king-size bed or twin beds, wardrobe, table and chair, dispenser for cold as well as hot drinking water, complimentary tea & coffee, mini-bar and electronic safe. Sitting on your verandah, you can enjoy beautiful sunsets nearly every day over the stunning North Sulawesi scenery. At any time of the day you can relax around our fresh water swimming pool and from the afternoon onwards you can visit out Spa where you can relax after a hard day of diving with a nice massage and also run a variety of land based excursions as well.We have 12 full time dive guides on staff, with more than 65,000 combined dives in Lembeh alone. We have very small group ratios, with a maximum of 4 divers to 1 guide. We have a full time Marine Biologist on staff, who assists our guests in identifying all the weird and wonderful critters of Lembeh Strait. We also have the only full time photo/video pro in the Lembeh Strait who teaches a variety of photo and video courses if you are interested in photography. He also has a large collection of rental gear, including point and shoot systems, DSLR systems, and HD video cameras. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lembeh Resort Indonesia/Bitung, Sulawesi