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Lumbalumba Diving

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Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was just the most fantastic dive holiday we have ever done. The accommodation was fabulous! The meals were absolutely delicious and were all cooked by local staff. The resort dive centre is small but well equipped and well run. All the staff were locals and they were faultless including diving centre, except the owners Roel and Jute. Our dive... More 

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The Netherlands
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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Intimate athmosphere, no large groups, 18 guests is max. guests are mostly couples or individuals. Beautiful colourful garden en wooden houses with hammock and vulcano view, best infinity pool ever seen, with even pool service (milkshakes and juices e.g.) delicious food, nicest and professional staff, 1 guide for 2 (sometimes 3) divers which is top. Comfy boat with sunbathing rooftop... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

I've been diving all over the world for 28 years and diving with Lumba Lumba in Bunaken Marinepark was exceptional last week. The reef is pristine and the service with the dive team and resort is seamless. Every night for beers around the bar and full service dinner feels like a personal dinner party with the owners. So many interesting... More 

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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

This small resort deserves all the credits it gets. I have been to this area before, but this place outclasses them all and it is the only resort I have been back to visit again. To summarize: attention to detail is there and the operation is flawless. The diving: extremely well organized. Customers have a say in where to go,... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 12 July 2016

I don't normally review a Hotel on return visit, often seems disappointing second time around. However Lumbalumba once again amazed us and surpassed expectations. From welcome at airport this was a perfect trip. We stayed a week with full dive package, couple and adult children. We stayed in the family villa which has 3 seperate ensuite rooms. Spacious, well appointed,... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 24 June 2016

We stayed here for a week and were very happy. The accommodation is not luxurious but very clean and comfortable. WIFI is a bit slow but reasonable given the remoteness. It is free. Aircon works well. Those with mobility issues should ask for the rooms overlooking the pool rather than the further more expensive rooms with better views. The pool... More 

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Ulladulla, Australia
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Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a relaxed diving holiday and Lumbalumba delivered. The diving at Bunaken was good as expected . The dive boat is very comfortable and the lunch menu is much wider than on our last visit. The addition of curtains on the boat was good if sun protection is needed. Our dive guide was excellent to. As were... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 8 May 2016

We have enjoyed 3 nights and 4 days in Lumbalumba in our first trip to Manado. This is a "Diving Boutique", ideal for people that look for a personalized experience diving in Indonesia. This also means that the attention is dedicated to people that is amateur and also for expert divers. The resort doesn't offer anything else but a scuba... More 

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Hong Kong, China
1 review
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Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Though it was our fourth time here, nothing had let us down as soon as we landed at Manado. Worth to mention the facilities and interior of Manado airport has improved a lot since our last visit in 2014 perhaps due to the new presidency- I don't know. Anyway, the whole feeling was just like being back home as soon... More 

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The Netherlands
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Reviewed 22 April 2016

It is not often that you arrive at a place that makes you feel that you belong there, rather than just passing through. The LumbaLumba resort has been build and is managed with incredible attention to quality, cleanness, service and beauty. And yes, those are qualities that we in the Netherlands consider to be of critical importance. Atmosphere is cosy... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
"Lumbalumba Diving" is an informal, small and comfortable dive resort in Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. With no more than 6 luxurious chalets, (9 rooms), we offer a familiar and flexible atmosphere with the personalized attention you are looking for. "Lumbalumba Diving" is a complete dive resort with own accommodation, excellent cuisine, bar, tropical pool, limited spa facilities, dive center, Private jetty and spacious dive catamaran. Located on a 3.5 hectare, mountain slope, in a lush botanical garden and overlooking the famous Bunaken Marine Park, we also have one of the most spectacular views you can find in Manado. "For us, you are not just another tourist. For you we are not just another dive resort" ... more   less 

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Address: PO Box 1721 | Sulawesi, Manado 95017, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Sulawesi > North Sulawesi > Manado
Price Range: $148 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“Rooms were all great.”
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“We stayed at the Chalet......wonderful porch and hammock!”
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“Great family villa.”
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