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Hotel category
4 Star
Rooms
30
Wellness/Spa
YES
Internet
FREE
5 star dive center
Onsite
House reef
YES

Resort Highlights

  • Beachfront resort & spa in North Sulawesi
  • Access 30+ dive sites in Bunaken, Bangka and Lembeh Straits
  • Eagle rays, sharks, pelagics, turtles, rare macro life
  • Tropical gardens, palm trees, white sand beach
  • Large salt water pool overlooking lagoon
  • BBQ and themed nights in open-air restaurant
  • Candlelight dining on the beach
  • Pasung Spa, traditional fishing, island tours, sunset cruises

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BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot. If there are any issues, we get back to you within 24 hours

CONFIRMATION

If all is good, we send you an E-mail confirming that your booking is final

24H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 24 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment terms

  • 25% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 75% (balance) is due 51 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

Regular Season

  • Cancellation received from 45 to 31 days prior to arrival date will be subject to a fee equal to 25% of the full length of stay
  • Cancellation received from 30 to 16 days prior to arrival date will be subject to a fee equal to 50% of the full length of stay
  • Cancellation received 15 to 7 days prior to arrival date will be subject to 75% of the full length of stay
  • Cancellation received 6 days prior to arrival date will be subject to 100% of the full length of stay
  • In the event of a no show or early departure, the reservation will be subject to a cancellation fee equivalent to the full length of stay
  • In cases of late arrival due to flight delays we will be happy to extend the stay provided there is space available, however we cannot be held accountable for such flight delays or cancellations.

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Resort Description

Gangga Island Resort & Spa is located in North Sulawesi, on the tip of Gangga Island. 

Access to over 30 dive sites around Bunaken National Marine Park, Bangka Archipelago and Lembeh Straits. These ecosystems offer pristine reefs, muck diving and rare species. Look out for eagle rays, tuna, sharks, bluering octopus, napoleons, turtles, nudibranchs, giant frogfish, pegasus sea moth, cockatoo waspfish and many varieties of eel. 

The resort is set within tropical gardens with palm trees, facing a white sand beach  with four poster day beds. The resort’s buildings are comprised of wood with thatched roofs and a large salt water pool overlooks the turquoise lagoon. 

Each guestroom comes with air-conditioning, a mini bar, TV, WiFi and coffee/tea making facilities. Evening turn-down, laundry and concierge and ticketing confirmation services are available. 

The open sided restaurant serves local and international delights centered on seafood dishes. BBQ and themed nights occur regularly and on-beach dining is offered. Coconut bar serves wine, beer, liquor and cocktails. 

Pasung spa, snorkelling, fishing with local fishermen, island tours, national park excursions and sunset cruises constitute the resort's activity offering. 
 

Explore diving around the Gangga Island Resort & Spa

What to see

If it’s weird, you are likely to find it in the Lembeh Straits. Top critters on every diver and photographers wish list include the mimic octopus, Wonderpus, Rhinopias, flamboyant cuttlefish, Ambon scorpionfish, harlequin shrimp, and the very entertaining hairy frogfish. If lucky, you might also come across the delicate Lembeh Sea Dragon. Also, be boggled by the wide array of nudibranch and during night dives, look out for stargazers in the sand and Spanish dancers passing by in the darkness.

At areas like Bunaken and the nearby Bangka, dolphins or pilot whales can sometimes be seen from the surface. Underwater, expect green sea turtles, schools of trevally and colorful reef fish along the many walls. Bangka and Manado Tua also feature a myriad of critters.

If you dive around the Sangihe Archipelago and Talaud Islands, the healthy reefs and volcanic activity yield many colorful reef fish and schools of fusilier, snapper and predators like trevally, barracuda and Dogtooth tuna. Macro life is also abundant and there are pygmy seahorses, crabs and shrimp as well as nudibranch to find at muck dive sites. Look out for pelagic animals which come to feed and clean like manta rays, sharks and even hammerhead sharks.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • PADI 5* dive center based on the beach
  • International instructors with local knowledge
  • Hot water showers, training pool, maintenance room, air-con
  • 5 dive boats with toilets, towels, camera tanks, powerful engines
  • Snacks, warm drinks and drinking water onboard
  • Daily dive trips and regular night dives
  • Recreational PADI dive courses
  • Member of the North Sulawesi Watersport Association

Description

Gangga Diver's PADI 5* Star Dive Center is based on the beach at Gangga Island Resort. 

The dive operation boasts international instructors with a wealth of local knowledge. Facilities include racks for gear storage, showers with hot water, training pool, equipment maintenance room, battery charging station, free WiFi, air-conditioning, fish ID books and a shop. 

5 all-wood, purpose built boats offer on-board toilets, powerful engines, towels, freshwater tanks for cameras, drinking water, warm drinks and snacks. 

Daily dive trips depart in the morning, afternoon and night. A full range of recreational PADI courses are offered, including PADI Enriched Air Diver Speciality. 

The dive center is a member of the North Sulawesi Watersport Association (NSWA) and committed to protecting the local reefs. 
 

DIVING SERVICES

PADI Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Divemaster
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Night Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy

Adaptors & tanks

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Camera Room
  • Battery Charging Station
  • Beach Front Location
  • Air Conditioning
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Indonesian

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star

Resort Amenities

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Gluten Free Food

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Spa Facility
  • Massage Services

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Garden
  • Equipment For Kids

Great for families

  • Kids Playground
  • Babysitting/Child Services

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Pool/Snooker
  • Ping Pong

How to get there

Arrival

  • The closest airport Sam Ratulangi International Airport (MND) in Manado.
  • The resort is 70 minutes drive from Manado Int. Airport and then 20 minutes boat from Serei pier (resort boat).
  • If you arrange the transfer with the resort, there will be a member of the staff to meet you at the airport. They will have a paging board with your name on it.

Departure:

  • Once you have checked out at the reception your transfer back to the airport will be provided.

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