WELCOME TO LEMBEH RESORT
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 4:1 staff ratio to ensure a high level of service, our team looks forward to welcoming you to Lembeh Resort soon.
Lembeh Resort began as the family holiday home of Alex Rorimpandey, a North Sulawesi native from nearby Tondano. What began as a single cottage overlooking the Strait grew into a small resort, opening in December 2002 with three guest cottages. Today, the resort boasts 1 Cliffside Villa, 13 Luxury Cottages, 6 Garden View Rooms, a Spa, as well as a wonderful swimming-pool and ocean front deck, the perfect place to enjoy a sundowner cocktail at the end of a busy day of critter-diving.
The resort has grown to encapsulate the essence of scuba diving and underwater imagery. The diving center, Critters@Lembeh Resort has five purpose built dive boats to ensure a personalized service. The dive team consists of seasoned dive-guides with more than a collective 70.000 dives, a full time marine biologist and the first and only full time Photo-Center in the Lembeh Strait.
Alex may have passed away in July 2003, but his legacy lives on in proud traditions at Lembeh Resort. Today, his wife and sons own the resort and are actively involved in its management. The resort employs and trains many local villagers on Lembeh Island. In keeping with his social commitment to the community, Alex donated materials to build the local church in nearby Pintu Kota Kecil. This mutual cooperation has helped forge a strong bond between the resort and the people of Lembeh Island. Alex’s vision, which we at Lembeh continue to uphold, is that “We are all owners of Lembeh Resort, so we must all take care to watch over it”. Continuing the community ethos that Alex wanted Lembeh Resort to embody, the resort currently employ approximately 30% of its staff from the neighboring villages and another 50% from the local Bitung area.