Diving Kungkungan Bay Resort

The Resort


Kungkungan Bay Resort is an upscale dive resort set in a large bay on the protected side of the beautiful tropical island of North Sulawesi, just a 3 hour flight from Singapore. The resort sits directly on the shores of Lembeh Strait, which has become the premier macro and critter diving destination in the world. KBR offers great diving, unusual critters and an experience that I found completely unique.

The resort was built on the site of an old coconut plantation on the Sulawesi coast of Lembeh strait and was specifically designed to achieve a pleasing aesthetic effect with minimum impact on the environment. All the rooms and central complex were made from the local tress that were cut down during the building process and the design of the resort was based on traditional architecture while adding western style bathrooms and amenities to provide international standards of comfort, convenience, safety, and privacy.



I have traveled to many destinations over the past 10 years, and my personal feeling is that regardless of how good the diving might be, the quality and comfort of the accommodations has a direct impact of the quality of my dive vacation. I would consider KBR as close to a liveaboard experience as you can get at a landbased resort.

KBR is located on the sunrise side of the peninsula, and every room has a beautiful ocean view. This, combined with a mild tropical climate with gentle breezes year-round, makes KBR certainly the most comfortable landbased resort that I have visited. Daytime temperatures are generally in the mid-eighties cooling into the seventies at night.


I found the English speaking staff incredible, the food varied and delicious, and the accommodations totally comfortable and inviting. It was obvious that the staff has been trained to attend to the guest's every need As an example: when you come back from your 2nd morning dive or the night dive, someone from the restaurant staff is waiting to take your lunch or dinner order right at the dive dock. So when you get to the dinning area after your shower, your food is ready and waiting for you.

The resort has a beautiful restaurant and administration complex, which is centrally located for guest convenience. It also serves as a social hub before and after dives. Guest and Pro slide and video presentations are shown here both in the upstairs lounge area as well as downstairs in the central complex.

By Rod Klein

Source: www.deeperblue.net

Digg Google Bookmarks reddit Mixx StumbleUpon Technorati Yahoo! Buzz DesignFloat Delicious BlinkList Furl