Lembeh Resort



A boutique and exclusive experience awaits you at Lembeh Resort, world famous for its muck diving with a touch of luxury in the Lembeh Strait. The 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.

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 lovely Lembeh Resort.

Cliffside Villa

The Cliffside Villa is a private sanctuary of stunning views which sets the benchmark for luxury accommodations in North Sulawesi. This beautiful private villa is perched on a green hillside, surrounded by colorful floral gardens. The setting is framed with a dramatic backdrop consisting of the extinct volcanoes of the Minahasan Highlands. Go ahead, jump in the pool, enjoy a romantic candlelight dinner on your veranda, relax and indulge.

Premium Luxury Cottages

These beautiful cottages offer a slice of tropical luxury with modern amenities, generous proportions, and sustainable and environmentally considerate construction methods. Enjoy the dramatic sunsets over the Strait from your spacious verandah with outdoor seating.

Hillside Luxury Cottages

These beautiful cottages are spaced well apart and staggered along the hillside offering incredible views over the Lembeh Strait from spacious private verandahs.

Garden View Rooms

The Garden View Rooms are nestled in our lush tropical gardens and are perfect for the single traveler or for the diver on a budget. These comfortable rooms are located at ground level and are conveniently located close to the diving centre and restaurant. Wander along our well groomed walkways or just sit back and relax on the veranda while enjoying the tropical sounds, local fauna and flora that our jungle gardens offer.

* All rooms are air-conditioned and include 24 hour electricity, en-suite bathrooms, hairdryer, king-size bed or twin beds, wardrobe, table and chair, dispenser for cold as well as hot drinking water, complimentary tea & coffee, stocked mini-bar and electronic safe.



Diving & Snorkeling!

The Critter Capital of the World, a Muck Diving Mecca and the Twilight Zone are just a few of the names that have been given to Lembeh over the years due to its high density, and diversity, of rare and unusual marine life. Diving in Lembeh is unlike diving anywhere else as every dive reveals countless species of critters which have made their homes here on Lembeh’s famous muck diving slopes. The Critters at Lembeh Resort dive guides are experts at spotting the unique marine life which resides here.

Lembeh isn’t just home to frogfish, it’s home to 8 different species of frogfish, 12 species of octopus, numerous crustacean species that cannot be found anywhere else on earth, 3 species of pygmy seahorse, countless numbers of nudibranch species and new discoveries are continuously being made. Some of Lembeh’s most iconic species include the Hairy Frogfish, Pontohi Pygmy Seahorse, Wunderpus, Mandarin Fish, Mimic Octopus, Rhinopias Scorpionfish, Flamboyant Cuttlefish, Blue Ring Octopus, and the list goes on. Take a look at our Critter Log to see the weird, wonderful, and bizarre species that await you – there are simply too many to list here.

Muck diving is at its best in Lembeh, where the sheer abundance of biodiversity and unique critters is greater than it is anywhere else. For beginners, the marine life found by your Critters at Lembeh Resort guide is simply intriguing, unique, and downright weird all at once.

For more experienced divers, the exhilaration of making “special finds” for yourself gives a rush of adrenaline that can’t be matched. And for underwater photographers, a great photograph speaks many millions of words.

Lots more to do!

Tangkoko National Park

This is the ideal North Sulawesi tour for nature lovers. Tangkoko National Park is home to the smallest primate in the world – the Tarsier. Based at the foot of the Dua Saudara Mountain in North Sulawesi, the area is a mixture of rolling hills and valleys. We walk through the park in search of the Black Crested Macaque, Hornbills, Kus Kus and Maleo birds as well as learning about the local fauna and flora along the way.

Minahasan Highlands

The Minahasan Highland Tour is the perfect way to explore the area and experience the local culture, history and traditions of North Sulawesi. Summit an active volcano, visit tranquil crater lakes and waterfalls, taste freshly cooked delicacies, see endemic wildlife in it’s natural habitat and explore local villages, traditional markets and historic landmarks. You’ll be greeted by friendly local people every step of the way.

Village Walk

For guests interested in shorter tours and wanting to see some local North Sulawesi culture, this is the perfect tour. Visit our local village of Pintu Kota (meaning “Small Door to the Town”) with a knowledgable staff member who is from the village and will show you around. This is a great introduction to the local way of living on Lembeh Island and your guide will give you an insight into the village traditions.

Hiking Lembeh

Lembeh Island is covered in lush jungle and is the perfect location for an active afternoon hike. Experience local culture while strolling through local villages and see how they grow exotic spices, herbs and fruits such as Nutmeg, Vanilla, Cloves and many more. You’ll also enjoy beautiful views over both the Lembeh Strait and the open expanses of the Pacific Ocean. Included in the tour is a small selection of local herbs and spices.


See some of the most exotic and endemic bird species that Sulawesi has to offer. Enjoy a gentle morning trek and an afternoon cruise through the mangroves. Some of the species you can expect to see include; numerous species of tropical Kingfishers, Yellow Billed Malkaoha, Bay-Coucal, Silver- Tipped Imperial Pigeons, Grey-Cheek Green Pigeon and the Brilliant Red Knobbed Hornbill. There are too many to list!

Sunset Cruise + Mangrove Cruise

Are you looking for an exclusive sunset experience? Our sunset cruises give you the opportunity to sail through the Strait as the sun goes down. Cruise through the northern parts of Lembeh Strait while enjoying a bottle of wine on the comfortable roof of our custom built boat. Watch the sky change through a kaleidoscope of vibrant colors while you simply kick back, relax and unwind.

Volcano Tour

Summit a volcano during your stay! Starting from the Ranger Station at Mount Mahawu we begin the short trek to the crater’s edge where you can enjoy amazing views of islands Bunaken and Manado Tua. If you want a more active experience you can also trek around the crater’s edge. After working up an appetite, we stop for lunch at either Lake Tondano or a local restaurant that serves traditional Minahasan cuisine.

Kayaking Lembeh

Sea kayaking is a wonderful way to see and explore more of the Lembeh Strait. Our sea kayaks are easy to paddle and you’ll be amazed by the wealth of marine, bird and wild life which resides along the banks of the Lembeh Strait. Enjoy gliding through tropical waters and admiring the stunning scenery of Lembeh.

The Lembeh Foundation

Lembeh Community Program wants to simply give back to the community by supporting local sports teams, the local Sunday School Choir and other community groups.

Lembeh Educational Program helps to support children by providing funds for schooling and also teaches the next generation how to live comfortably without compromising the possibilities for generations to come.

The FUNplastic program is a community platform for reducing the use of single-use plastics. FUNplastic aims to reduce plastic waste through recycling, repurposing and increasing the sustainability of natural resources by creating social and economic opportunities.
Support their wonderful efforts ... HERE

New ! Backscatter Trained Photo Center
At Lembeh Resort, underwater imaging is super important. The new Photo Center is the first Backscatter Authorized Photo Center in the world! The onsite Backscatter certified Photo Pro has the depth of knowledge that Backscatter is famous for in shooting technique, instruction and underwater imaging gear. The Photo Center also has a much wider range of underwater imaging equipment and accessories on sale and available to rent than ever before. This is great news for anyone who is visiting Lembeh Resort with a view to underwater imaging. Not only can the center offer the existing services but also, guests  can now experiment with more rigs, strobes, lights and other items before making a purchase.The resort knows how important your underwater imaging equipment is to you and their number one aim is to ensure that a broken piece, a forgotten part or a small fault does not keep you out of the water. The team is dedicated to finding practical solutions to keep you shooting and now we are even better placed than ever before to ensure you have the best imaging opportunities possible in Lembeh.

The Photo Center Assistants are all experienced underwater photographers who have received training from numerous world class Photo Pros from around the world. The full time Photo Pro is available  to assist with technical questions, gear related enquiries, general advice and offers a range of tailor-made courses to meet individual needs. So, come back with some amazing images and don’t forget to share them with us on social media!


Muck It Up
DEMA 2022 Dive Deal
Lembeh + Siladen - 5 % off your stay
* Book by Dec 4, 2022 with minimum 5 nights at each property. Valid for travel through Apr 30, 2024.