Kungkungan Bay Resort

Kungkungan Bay Resort

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Kungkungan Bay Resort

(Far East - Indonesia )

from: £2495 inc. flights*

*Inc 7 nights cottage full board (2 sharing) 18 boat dives, unlimited house reef diving, transfers & all flights

  • The original Lembeh resort
  • 4 room grades, all with beachfront view
  • Excellent food freshly cooked to order
  • On site Spa
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KungKungan Bay Resort (or KBR for short!) is the original dive resort in the macro muck diving mecca that is the Lembeh straits. This small resort is the ideal, secluded getaway, perched on the water's edge of its very own private bay. With an astonishing house reef and 3 boat dives a day, you can explore the mind blowing diving that is right on your doorstep without sacrificing any of the creature comforts that we love about Indonesian resorts.

With only 17 rooms, KBR retains a friendly intimate atmosphere but with all the services you would expect of a larger hotel. The accommodation ranges to suit all budgets yet all have been thoughtfully designed using local materials. All of the rooms are beachfront and have air con (ceiling fans), telephone, free wifi, mini bar and hair dryer. The beachfront cottage suites boast a large bathroom with showers and separate living area. Each cottage is attached to a second beachfront cottage suite and they share a veranda. The 4 beachfront traditional houses are detached and have a living space in between two queen beds, cleverly arranged in an L shape for privacy (ideal if you want to share a room with your dive buddy!). The beachfront villas are larger still with a large veranda - outstanding views over the bay guaranteed! There is 1 hillside villa which, whilst it does not have beachfront access, is a romantic two storey hideaway - ideal for honeymooners. The last room type is the owner's suite. This plus VIP suite has 2 bedrooms, larger bathroom, living area, work space and flat screen.

Alongside the world class muck diving in Lembeh, KBR have paid close attention to those small details that turn a great holiday into an unforgettable experience. The restaurant is open 24 hours and whips up freshly cooked to order international and Indonesian dishes. Tuck into home baked croissants and bread for breakfast with home cured bacon. Once a week there is a pool BBQ so you can get your dancing shoes on! Captain Billy's Bar is a fully stocked cocktail bar with several brands of beer. This is the place to head if you want to catch up with all the day's diving action. Or if you prefer a quieter pace, why not book yourself into the Tepi Laut Spa for a rejuvenating massage.

Resort Facts

  • Rooms: 17
  • Fridge: Yes
  • Room safe: No
  • A/C: Yes
  • Pools: 1
  • Restaurants: 1

Dive Centre Facts

  • Dive Centre: On site
  • Dive Courses: Yes
  • House Reef: Yes
  • Boat Diving: Yes
  • Shore Diving: No
  • Nitrox: Yes
  • Tech Friendly: No

General Facts

  • Season: All year
  • Air Temp: 26-30C
  • Water Temp: 26-30C
  • Visibility: 15m+
  • Airport: 80mins

The dive centre at KBR is right in the heart of the Lembeh Straits. There are over 50 dive sites, most within a 15 minute boat ride from the resort jetty. This is resort diving made easy! The exceptional year round weather conditions have created a unique marine environment that will appeal to any diver who wants to see something a bit different in the water. Pegasus sea moths, flying gurnards, star gazers... these are just some of the critters you can expect to find.

  • 50 dive sites in Lembeh within 15mins of the resort
  • 3 boat dives/day and house reef diving as standard
  • macro photohraph mecca
  • Max 4 divers per guide

Most of the popular dive sites in Lembeh are muck diving sites, characterised by dark sand. But this sandy backdrop is home to all manner of the ocean's strangest and smallest critters. You will find species that are only in this region, making each and every dive different. From the tiniest squat lobsters and pygmy sea horses to colour frogfish, flamboyant cuttlefish and even blue ringed octopus, muck diving yields the a veritable wish list of strange sightings. And if you fancy a change, why not visit one of the 3 Second World War wrecks or hard coral gardens.

The standard holiday package to KBR includes 3 boat dives a day and unlimited house reef diving - this is a great choice for anyone keen on getting the most bottom time possible! As dives tend to be shallow and dive groups are kept small at a maximum of 4 divers per guide. Guides are the undeniable spotting experts and with their eagle eyes, you will see species you have only ever dreamed of!

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Diving Rates & Prices

If you pre-book your diving as part of a holiday package with Scuba Travel you can take advantage of our special rates and make considerable savings on your dive package or dive course at Kungkungan Bay Resort.

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  • Other courses available on request

Dive Equipment

  • Full set (Mask, Fins, BCD, Reg and wetsuit): Price on request

These prices are subject to change and you will be advised of the exact cost at the time of booking.


September 2013

Had a fab time WILL be going back some time). Diving was excellent and I even managed to see the really small stuff. We also got to see the Mandarin fish this time, they were so sweet. The Spa was BLISS Food was far too SCRUMY all that dieting and now its all back on so it back to the drawing board re the diet. We were even serenaded as we were leaving as they sang a Goodbye song to us. So sweet. Really loved the place and we all had a great time so many thanks for all the arrangements. Jan & Keith Bushe

January 2013

Absolutely spectacular! Diving wonderful because of all the strange critters. Rooms great. Dive staff & resort staff couldn't be better. And the food is to die for, especially the coconut bread pudding with rum sauce. We all had a great time at KBR. The food was excellent. The rooms were perfect & the diving was world-class. Don't miss the chance to stay at KBR You'll love it! John & Jack

January 2013

The diving is super. There are always more special critters to photograph. The staff is wonderful & are always attentive to the guests' needs! The BBQ was great with the children singing. This was my fourth trip to KBR & I look forward to my next visit. Rudy Whitworth & Michael Kennedy

January 2013

My third visit, and as friendly and welcoming as ever. Great muck diving. Lesley Macpherson & Mark Evans

January 2013

I love KBR! Love the friendly staff, love the food, & marvelously interesting diving with expert guides! Anthony Holland

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Diving Options

From time to time the resort and dive centre hosts a unique one off dive event. These will focus on a specific area of diving, covering a wide range of topics from underwater photography, technical diving, explore wrecks or conservation themed.

These special events are a brilliant way to learn from the accompanying experts (often a famous face!), improve your knowledge, develop new dive skills and of course, get to dive some of the most exciting destinations out there.

Make your next dive holiday that bit different!

We are also able to offer some discounts on specific dates if available - Those will show in red

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