Kungkungan Bay Resort is located in its own private bay on the banks of the Lembeh Strait in North Sulawesi, one of the world’s premier ‘muck diving’ locations. Surrounded by coconut palms and set within grounds of wild tropical plants and flowers the resort boasts traditional style cottages with spacious verandas and views out to the Strait. The octagon shaped restaurant is raised over the water’s edge making the ideal location to relax between dives and take advantage of the cooling sea breezes, there is also a pool with a swim up bar for refreshments. A number of different accommodation options are on offer from Beachside Cottages which are set as double and twin to larger villa style options suitable for families.
The dive sites around the Lembeh Strait are reached within just minutes from the resort, such as the location that 3 dives can comfortably be made during a day with extra time available to spend on the resort’s house reef, dusk and night dives are highly recommended here. A number of fiberglass boats purpose built for diving means that entries and exits are managed without effort, there’s also plenty of flexibility in the dive selection throughout the day. When it comes to sighting certain species whilst diving in Lembeh this really makes the difference since certain dive sites and timings offer more frequent opportunities, Kungkungan Bay staff take extra special care in ensuring you’ll get to see the species you wish for.
Diving in Lembeh Strait is a genuinely possible year, the climate of North Sulawesi means it faces very little monsoon throughout the year and can be easily combined with the reefs on the western coastline and around the Bunaken Marine Park, it takes just a few hours of travel to pass between the two destinations.0