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Kungkungan Bay Resort

KBR is the ideal spot for macro diving.

Kungkungan Bay Resort is nestled on the site of an old coconut plantation in its own private bay, with year round calm waters and a fully protected and stunning house reef you really have arrived in paradise. This tropical gem is located on the unobtrusive Sulawesi Coast of the Lembeh Strait allowing you access to around fifty dive sites all within fifteen minutes of the private jetty. Famous for critter and muck diving, sites include Angel’s Window where you can spot pygmy seahorses, devilfish and leaf fish and critter hunt a sandy rubble area with hidden treats such as seahorses, decorator crabs, squat lobsters and nudibranches this intimate and exclusive resort is a must for any divers ‘bucket list’.

Kungkungan Bay Resort or KBR as it is known features 17 luxurious rooms including seven beachfront terraced cottage suites, four traditional houses, four beachfront villas, one hillside villa and one beachfront owner’s suite, with a choice of full board or all-inclusive diver options. In line with the local Minahasan culture the resort has been designed and built to offer a beautiful hotel with minimum impact on the environment. Achieved by using local materials and traditional architecture and by adding western style bathrooms and facilities the resort exudes culture while providing universal standards of comfort, convenience, safety and privacy.

The resort is world renown for critter and muck diving and has its own on-site dive centre that offers a variety of dive courses with plenty of dive sites available to suit all levels of divers. Divers will be blessed with seeing some weird and wonderful creature’s specific to the area, sea horses and nudibranches are in abundance as well as devilfish, dwarf lionfish, scorpion fish, puffer fish, octopus, frog fish and ribbon eels to name but a few. Not to forget there are fabulous coral reefs, three WWII shipwrecks and one sunken Taiwanese fishing vessel. All wrecks are easily dived and beautifully overgrown with plentiful reef life.

At the end of a hard day’s diving you can enjoy a relaxing meal in the attractive restaurant, open 24 hours a day with a full menu service offering local and international cuisines all freshly prepared and cooked at your request or spend an idyllic evening at Capt. Billy’s bar which is built over the water with beautiful views along the Lembeh Coast. At least once a week a poolside BBQ is arranged presenting wonderful freshly barbeque food and tropical refreshments served in a coconut shell you will be entertained by music and singing and encouraged to join in!

Board Basis

  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner, guided boat dives with thanks and weights. Unlimited house reef dives between 8am and 5pm. Airport transfers.
Beachfront Cottage

Beachfront Cottage Suite

These stunning rooms have been built out of local coconut wood, fresh and beautifully furnished the duplex has a large and spacious fan cooled living room and separate air conditioned bedroom. With a huge shared waterfront veranda with chairs you can sit back and enjoy the views out over the Lembeh Strait and beyond.

  • Mini Bar
  • Fan
  • Hairdryer
  • Air conditioning
  • Living Room
Beachfront Traditional House

Beachfront Traditional House

The traditional house is a detached wooden hut on stilts, it is L shaped and consists of queen sized bed at each end of the room with the living area located in the middle making it ideal for divers. Each room has air conditioning and a wood and stone en suite bathroom with a walk in shower.

  • Mini Bar
  • Fan
  • Hairdryer
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Living Room
  • Satellite Channels
  • T.V.
  • Double or Twin beds
Beachfront Villa

Beachfront Villa

The beachfront villas were designed as the resorts luxury rooms, detached wooden villas with an open planned sitting area, a separate work area with a desk and chair and bedroom space. The separate bathroom consist of bath tub and walk in stone shower and the enormous veranda outside has a dining table and comfortable chairs where you can enjoy the breath taking scenery whilst enjoying diner.

  • Mini Bar
  • Fan
  • Hairdryer
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Room Service
  • Living Room
  • Satellite Channels
  • T.V.
  • Double or Twin beds
Hillside Villa

Hillside Villa

The hillside villa is KBR’s version of a tree-house, a romantic two storey wooden villa with air-conditioning. Located on the 1st floor is the spacious sitting room, on the 2nd floor the en suite bathroom with bath tub and walk in stone shower and the bedroom with French doors that open onto a small balcony that is tree top level with a magnificent view of the bay and surrounding area.

  • Mini Bar
  • Fan
  • Hairdryer
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Room Service
  • Living Room
  • Satellite Channels
  • T.V.
  • Balcony
  • Double or Twin beds
Owners Suite Bed

Owners Suite

The owners suite is the VIP room, it consists of two bedrooms, a master bedroom which is a large airy space entailing a king size bed, a day bed and a huge window with breath-taking views out over the strait. The second smaller room has twin beds, a luxurious bathroom which has a vanity unit and basin, walk in shower and bidet toilet. The spacious lounge is furnished with classic Ratten furniture

  • Mini Bar
  • Hairdryer
  • Air conditioning
  • Room Service
  • Living Room
  • Satellite Channels
  • T.V.
  • Veranda
  • Bathroom
  • King bed
  • Single beds

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Lembeh Strait

Kungkungan Bay Resort (KBR) is an amazing diving destination, though not testing technically the diving is different and the things that can be seen are almost unbelievable. The accommodation is first rate, spacious comfortable and private, the food is excellent though the menu choices are a little limited; the dive centre is also a little basic so go well prepared. the dive guides are enthusiastic and knowledgeable and nothing is too much trouble for them from setting up your Gear when you first arrive, changing your tanks after each dive, to washing everything after the final dive ready for packing. Having visited to celebrate a special birthday we envisaged that this would be a once in a lifetime trip, but we will certainly be returning at some point in the future.

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Eco Divers

Kungkungan Bay Resort

The Kungkungan Bay Resort offers a 5* PADI certified dive centre on the grounds of the hotel, ideally located in the heart of Lembeh Strait giving you access to around fifty dive sites, all within fifteen minutes of the resort’s private jetty. The dive centre operates the highest international standards of diving safety along with excellent customer service.

With good visibility, minimal currents and clear water, the KBR and the Lembeh Straits are an excellent place to learn to dive or enhance your scuba skills. Why not add to the fun of your holiday with a PADI course run by international instructors, fully qualified dive masters and guides who pride themselves in offering a personalised diving and service to suit divers of all levels and experience. The dive centre runs everything from complete beginner courses, through the full range of PADI scuba diving courses as well as a wide range of specialty courses. Nitrox is available at a surcharge.

Kungkungan Bay Resort is known for the World's BEST Critter Diving! But we also have fabulous coral reefs, three WWII Shipwrecks and one sunken Taiwanese fishing vessel. All wrecks are easily dived and beautifully overgrown with reef life.

Kungkungan Bay Resort is nestled on the site of an old coconut plantation on the Sulawesi coast of Lembeh strait. Located on the sunrise side of the peninsula, the view from the guest accommodations encompasses rugged Lembeh Island and the smaller Sarena Island. North Sulawesi enjoys a mild tropical climate with gentle breezes year-round.

Kungkungan Bay resort was specifically designed to achieve a pleasing aesthetic effect with minimum impact on the environment. By using local materials and traditional architecture and adding western style bathrooms and amenities the resort reflects the local Minahasan culture, while providing international standards of comfort, convenience, safety, and privacy. The diving staff are extremely keen on their underwater photography and will be very happy to help you get the best shots or answer any questions you might have. They are always delighted to talk about lenses, housings, strobes, cameras and software.

The centre has a full range of Aqualung dive equipment for rent. They also have a wide range of Scubapro full length wetsuits in various sizes in 3mm and 5mm thickness. If you have your own dive gear, the centre has space, with a separate drying area for wetsuits for you to store your equipment during your stay.

Daily diving does not include equipment.


All divers in the Lembeh Strait must pay a one-time entrance fee USD5.35.



Diving Courses:


All courses include dive equipment, dives as required, course manual (excludes Scuba Diver and Open Water Referral) , instructor and certification fee.



Equipment Rental: The equipment rental prices listed below are per person per day and will be paid directly by you at the dive counter.

Kungkungan Bay Resort & Spa

Indonesia, Lembeh Strait

Summer Dive Trips offers 4 nights/ 3 diving days (8 day dives) in Garden view Cabin only £600 7 nights/ 6 diving days (17 day dives) in a Garden view Cabin only £1176 Travel from June 1st to July 31, 2018 Kungkungan Bay Resort itinerary includes the following: Accommodations ( Upgrades are available), 3 meals in our Indonesia menu service restaurant, up to 3 day boat dives per day, free beach diving between 8am-9pm, free Wi-Fi, tax and service charges. Single surcharge is £35 per night. Airport transfer is £30 per car. Group offer: 7 pays, the 8 is free. International flights available on request. Call 02086556458 or send us an email to info@ultimatediving.co.uk

Save on your summer trip to Indonesia, Kungkungan Bay Resort & Spa travelling from June 1st to July 31, 2018.