Kungkungan Bay Resort

Kungkungan Bay Resort

Kungkungan Bay Dive Resort is located on an old coconut plantation in the heart of the Lembeh Strait. The resort has its own private bay offering calm waters all year round, with a house reef that showcases all the wonders of Lembeh Strait.

Warmly known as KBR, Kungkungan Bay Dive Resort features various types of guest rooms, with 16 out of the 17 rooms located on the water. Specifically designed to achieve a pleasing aesthetic effect with minimum impact on the environment, the resort reflects the local Minahasan culture by using local materials and traditional architecture, while adding western style bathrooms and amenities for greater comfort. Some of the houses share verandas and are designed to meet the international standard of convenience, safety, and privacy.

Facilities at KBR include swim up bar, lounge, hot showers, camera rinse tank, library, internet access, and a social hub. The restaurant serves up  Asian cuisine, but visitors can also request for western alternatives, to suite their preferred diet. Restaurant services are available 24 hours every-day. If booked, the tour instructors can arrange local trips to cultural places, wildlife tours, and market visits. Kungkungan Bay Dive Resort is an 80-minute drive from Manado Airport.

Further KBR facilities include equipment rental services, instructions, cameras, and nitrox ‘membrane system’. The resort also offers the Waterfront Infinity pool and the Tepi Laut (Seaside) Day Spa. The dive sites are full of marine life. On the house reef, you will find mimic octopus, frogfish, and cowfish.  Divers may encounter seahorses, dragonettes, shrimp, octopus, scorpionfish, and other weird and wonderful creatures of the ocean.

Scuba Highlights

Kungkungan Bay Dive Resort diving services include Full Service PADI dive center with a purpose-built camera room. KBR offers daily boat dives and courses for individuals looking to advance their knowledge and receive certification. The experts are thoroughly trained, experienced in providing outstanding services. Furthermore, the resort attracts professional and photographer enthusiasts throughout the year.

The number of divers at any dive site is 15, giving the visitor numerous opportunities to explore and refine their photographic skills. A full range of equipment is available for hire, including nitrox, cameras, and underwater cameras.

Kungkungan Bay SCUBA Resort is proud to offer North Sulawesi’s only truly exclusive dive site. Kungkungan Bay (the House Reef) can only be dived by in-house guests. No fishing has been allowed in Kungkungan Bay since the resort opened, way back in 1994, making this without doubt the fishiest dive site anywhere in the Strait – and it’s your alone to enjoy, when you stay at KBR.

Kungkungan Bay Dive Resort


Kungkungan Bay Resort is located on the banks of the Lembeh Strait in North Sulawesi, on it’s own private bay, approximately 1 and ½ hour drive from Manado Airport.


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