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Social Commitment

Founder of Lembeh Resort Alex Rorimpandey always believed in supporting local communities in North Sulawesi. From the beginning, Lembeh Resort and Critters@Lembeh have provided ongoing training and employment for people from our local villages. We encourage villagers to cherish the natural environment both above and below the sea, as well as their traditional cultures. We do our best to promote viable livelihood opportunities now and sustainable ones for future generations. Lembeh Resort and Critters@Lembeh employ and train many local villagers on Lembeh Island. The resort staff are given the opportunity to experience diving in hopes it will cultivate a greater appreciation for our unique and precious underwater ecosystems. Diving Lembeh Strait affords our staff a deeper appreciation of why people travel from around the world to experience critter diving in Indonesia and why Lembeh Strait is considered the best muck diving and macro diving destination in the world. In keeping with his 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: Today, Lembeh Resort provides electrical power for the church and Sunday school, which plays an important role in most of the education on the island. We also host occasional barbeque parties for our guests, at which children from the Sunday school provide musical performances. The children save their earnings from performances to buy something for everyone’s benefit. Very often our guests ask how they can help the local communities. We think the most useful materialistic contributions are school materials (such as crayons, paper, colored pens, pencils, very simple English dictionaries, or very basic children’s books in English) and sports accessories (such as soccer balls or other group sports accessories). What else could be helpful? The new school year starts each July. Uniforms are mandatory in Indonesia, and a complete set costs, on average, $55.00 USD. This expense is quite difficult for some families to afford and donations are happily accepted. In return for a school uniform donation you will receive a beautiful hand-carved box which contains a thumb-drive with recordings of the children's songs and some of our very best underwater video as well. The two nearest villages Pintu Kota Kecil and Pintu Kota Besar are populated with the families of small-scale fishermen. We would like to contribute to a learning center with a small library and a computer with a USB modem for internet access. If many generous people give a modest contribution, the learning center will soon be within reach! If you wish to contribute financially or offer specialized help with of any of these projects, please e-mail info@lembehresort.com. The warm and welcoming people of North Sulawesi, as well as the glorious natural resources here, make Lembeh such a special place. Please keep an eye on our website for updates on the progress of these and future projects.  

The Sulawesi Black Macaques of Tangkoko

Have you heard of the Tangkoko National Park? This incredible forest reserve is just 90 minutes away from Lembeh Resort, situated at the foot of the Dua Saudara Mountain. The reserve is a mix of rolling hills and valleys and …


Environmental Education In Lembeh – Part II

Since it’s opening in 2002 Lembeh Resort has always been about something more than offering the best macro diving experience in the world.

To offer our guests a warmhearted luxury is biggest our goal but to the team-members of Lembeh Resort …


Environmental Education in Lembeh

Education is a path that all children must travel to reach their full potential in life.

At Lembeh Resort we firmly believe that this path of education must be one that we take together, to ensure a prosperous future for the children …


Lembeh Resort School-Donations 2016

Over the years Lembeh Resort has developed a long history of supporting the local communities of Lembeh Island. Resort founder Alex Rorimpandey initiated these projects more than a decade ago and in his spirit the staff and guests of Lembeh …


The Lembeh Resort Spa is going Palm-Oil free!

At Lembeh Resort the environment is paramount to us and we are now happy to say that all our bath and spa products are 100% palm oil free.  The new spa & bath products are produced locally in Indonesia and …

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