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Lembeh Resort, Lembeh Island, North Sulawesi

Muck diving. It doesn’t sound very glamorous, but wait till you see the extraordinary creatures, the flashing fish and the vivid colours of life under the waves.

20 years ago muck diving – also known as critter diving – began on the black, sandy underwater slopes of the Lembeh Strait and today the region is recognised by marine biologists as having one of the highest concentrations of rare and unusually-evolved marine animals in the world. Beneath the water the sand may be a mucky black, but the creatures that live there are the most colourful, fascinating and bizarrely-shaped you’re ever likely to see.

As a diver you’ll encounter perfectly camouflaged fish, multi-coloured squid, skeleton shrimps and astonishing octopuses. As a visitor on a luxury, tailor-made holiday to Indonesia you’ll also discover the animals of the tropical rainforest – and the ultimate luxury of staying on a resort with impeccable facilities and three members of staff to every guest.

Lembeh Resort, at a glance

  • Luxurious, seafront resort set in tropical gardens, on fabulous Lembeh Island
  • Choice of 13 luxury cottages, a cliff-side suite and 6 garden view rooms reached by walkways through tropical gardens
  • Stylish contemporary interior design throughout, with chic en suite bathrooms
  • Private terraces and a choice of tented twin or double beds
  • Air conditioning and WiFi
  • Restaurant serving North Sulawesi specialities created mainly from local produce, plus barbecues under the stars

For leisure and pleasure

  • Superb access to the undersea marvels of the Lembeh Strait
  • Inviting swimming pool and sun deck overlooking the sea
  • Spa offering relaxing massages, reflexology, pampering body treatments and facials
  • Dive centre with five purpose-built boats and expert dive team
  • Professional photography centre specialising in taking macro and wide angle shots underwater
  • Hiking through the tropical rainforest of Lembeh Island

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