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Kungkungan Bay Resort is a small, exclusive resort tucked against a coral-filled bay on the Lembeh Strait, a few miles north of Bitung, on the eastern side of Sulawesi’s northern peninsula, opposite Manado. The resort has been built in a style that matches traditional Sulawesi architecture, is located in its own private bay, has 1,200 feet of private beach and is surrounded by tropical rainforest. KBR was the original resort in the Lembeh Strait and as such pioneered the diving and was the first resort in the dive industry to use “Muck Diving” as our main diving attraction.

Kungkungan Bay Resort Description

KBR has 17 luxurious rooms in four categories. All our rooms, except one, are beachfront and are just steps from the beach. All of the guestrooms at KBR are now air conditioned, and we have introduced a No Smoking policy in all rooms. Most of our rooms have large verandas where you are allowed to smoke.

Beachfront Cottage Suites

These are duplex units that have a large spacious layout, with an A/C bedroom and a separate fan-cooled living room. The large bathroom is attached to the bedroom and has a big Stone Walk-In Shower. There is a large shared waterfront veranda with chairs which has beautiful views of the bay and the Strait and beyond.


Beachfront Traditional Houses

These rooms are separate units and are “L shaped” with a queen-sized bed at each end of the “L”. That makes this room perfect for non-couples as this gives each bed some privacy from the other. There is a common sitting area located between the foot of each bed and a wood and stone bathroom with a Walk-In Shower. In addition to the standard amenities, this room equipped with Satellite TV with movie channels.

Beachfront Villas

The Beachfront Villas were designed in house as the resorts luxury rooms. The Beachfront Villas are separate units with a large open floor plan that includes a sitting area, a separate work area with desk and chair and a wardrobe for storage. The attached bathroom has a bathtub and a separate Stone Walk-In Shower. There is a very large veranda with magnificent views of the bay. Each veranda has a dining table and comfortable chairs where you can enjoy some delicious food from our room service in privacy and comfort.

Hillside Villas

The Hillside Villa is our version of a tree-house. It is a romantic two story building with an A/C sitting area on the 1st floor. The 2nd floor is the A/C bedroom with French doors that open onto a small balcony that is basically at tree top level with fantastic views. The attached bathroom also has separate bathing and shower facilities as above. In addition to the above standard amenities, all Villas are equipped with a Satellite TV with movie channels, the bathroom has separate bath and room service is available from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm (07:00 to 21:00).

Owner’s Suite

This room was upgraded to a VIP Suite in 2010. This suite has two bedrooms, one large bedroom with a luxury King-size bed and a comfortable daybed for curling up with a book, and a second smaller bedroom with 2 twin beds, and so is ideally suited for family’s or friends travelling together. The bathroom has been upgraded with stylish vanity and shower fixtures, there is a Bidet equipped toilet. The living room has beautiful Rattan Furniture, Mini-Bar, separate desk and chair and a 32 inch Flat screen Satellite TV. There is a separate A/C unit for each of the rooms. The front porch of this room is up off the ground as this is a stilt house. It is private and has great views of the resort and strait. This room is centrally located in the resort, so it is close to everything. The Owners Suite has all the above standard room amenities and the amenities of the Villas.

All of the rooms have A/C and Ceiling Fans. Standard Room Amenities include: In-Room Telephones, Free Wi-Fi, Stocked Mini-Bar, Coffee/Tea Facilities, Un-Limited Bottled Water, Large Bathrooms w/ Walk-in Showers and Hair-dryer. All rooms include a “Turndown” service every evening.

The main resort complex contains the Resort Lobby, the Main Dining Room and Capt. Billy’s Bar. Here you dine over the coral reef and colourful reef fish of the bay, while enjoying the views of the Strait and the surrounding tropical islands. The main dining room is open 24 hrs and is full menu service where they serve “International Cuisine” with dishes coming from many parts of the world. All the breads, buns croissants and tortillas are handmade and baked in the kitchen. All the sauces and salad dressing are still made from scratch, and they process all their meats and fish personally. Capt. Billy’s Bar is a social centre for the resort. It is a great place to relax with a “Sundowner” at the end of a wonderful day of diving. Capt. Billy’s also serves great “American Bar Food” to accompany our delicious drinks. Enjoy them both on the second floor balcony overlooking the bay.

The resort is set in beautiful secluded grounds where you can enjoy nature and also offers a full service spa to help you unwind and pamper yourself. There is also a fantastic infinity pool where they put on weekend evening BBQ’s.

There is a full service PADI dive centre complete with camera room, and Nitrox compressor, they also offer equipment rental and dive courses, they are located in the very heart of the Lembeh Strait,  and have access to fifty dive sites, all within fifteen minutes of the private jetty. The dive sites vary from the world famous muck diving, on black volcanic sands, to colourful coral reefs. So every type of diver can find something to enjoy.

Kungkungan Bay Resort Details

Resort Restaurant
Number of Lodgings 17 Cuisine type International
Price range $150 – 4,458 How served A La Carte
Destination airport Samratulangi Alcohol Yes
Transfer time 1hr 30 mins Snacks Yes
Transfer Type Car
Transfer cost Free
Minimum stay 1 night Other
Electric supply 25hrs 220v
Wifi Yes Spa Yes
Beach Beachfront
House reef Yes Courses offered Yes
Shore Dives Yes Equipment Hire Yes
Boat dives Yes DIN No
Night Dives Yes No of dives /day 3 – unlimited
Nitrox Yes