Located at the heart of the Coral Triangle on a small island in northern Sulawesi, Gangga Resort & Spa is an idyllic beachfront property with world-class diving and snorkelling opportunities.
The resort boasts an exclusive cluster of 15 beachfront bungalows, each with two rooms and built in a simple and spacious local Minahasa style. All rooms feature a verandah, bathroom, air-conditioning and ceiling fan, satellite TV, safety deposit box, mini bar, tea & coffee making facilities and hair dryer. Cots and extra beds can be provided on request, for a charge.
Facilities include a large salt-water infinity swimming pool with sunbeds and towels provided, two restaurants serving Indonesian and international cuisine as well as regular barbeque evenings, the Coconut Bar, the Pasung Spa, library, boutique, running track and babysitting services.
Journey time to your island paradise is an hour by car followed by a 30 minute speedboat ride. The resort caters for divers, snorkellers and those who simply want to get away from the world. Both dive and spa treatment packages are available to book.
Located at the conjunction of the Indian and Pacific oceans, the small island of Gangga offers divers of all levels of experience, the opportunity to explore some unique dive sites and observe a huge variety of wonderful marine life.
The on-site PADI 5-star Gold Palm facility offers daily guided boat dives to 25+ dive sites around the Bangka archipelago, snorkelling excursions and an experienced multi-lingual staff on hand to lead dives and/or teach a comprehensive range of courses. It is possible to dive in Bunaken marine park and Lembeh Strait from here. Full day trips can be booked locally. Three boats are custom built and designed for divers, whilst the other two are dedicated to snorkelling trips. Further facilities include a regulator service room and a dedicated camera room. Nitrox is complimentary for qualified divers.
Marine biologists from around the world come to study the amazing macro life found amongst the soft corals on the pristine reefs. Underwater photographers have plenty of subjects to choose from. Here you can expect to see plenty of colourful reef fish, blennies, cuttlefish, Spanish dancers, several species of pipefish, nudibranch, mantis shrimp, turtles, frogfish, octopus and on some sites, schools of jacks, tuna or snapper. The list is endless.
Diving and snorkelling activities operate throughout the year but the best time to visit is Mar-Nov. Water temperature ranges from 27-30C. With a maximum of 12 divers on one boat and a ratio of four divers to one divemaster, the personalised service here is second to none.
The resort is committed to protecting the local reefs and is actively involved in conservation and development projects aimed at helping the local communities create sustainable tourism activities.
is featured in the following itinerary:
Bunaken Marine Park and Lembeh Strait together offer a fantastic variety of enchanting dive sites right in the heart of the best marine biodiversity in the world – a fabulous combination!
When to go: Jan-Dec
Duration inc. flights: 17 days
Price inc. flights: From £2,995 pp
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North Sulawesi is home to the beautiful steep coral reef walls of Bunaken National Marine Park, attracting divers of all levels to its warm waters, clear visibility and pristine walls covered in soft corals and sponges, surrounded by barracuda, moray eels and turtles.
Ideal for viewing: green turtle, spotted eagle ray, white-tip reef shark, dugong, common cuttlefish
Excellent for: Resort based diving, Group diving, Learn to dive, Muck diving, Underwater photography