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Located on Lembeh’s western coast overlooking the strait, Bastianos Lembeh is a PADI 5-Star dive resort offering exceptional value for money and an enjoyable social atmosphere. Featuring superb facilities including an in-house spa, camera room and house reef, Bastianos Lembeh offers personalised, world-class experiences in one of the world’s best dive destinations.
One of the biggest names in North Sulawesi diving, Bastianos offers three separate resorts throughout the region – in Bangka, Bunaken and Lembeh. Over the years, the brand has become renowned for delivering high standards of service and incredible experiences both above and below the water. Bastianos’ customer-centred approach means guests don’t have to choose between these remarkable dive destinations, and can instead explore all three locations.
Bastianos Lembeh is a PADI 5-Star dive resort located on the west coast of Lembeh Island, overlooking the incredible Lembeh Strait. Open since 2006, this resort prides itself on offering world-class Lembeh Strait experiences at exceptional value for money. With a welcoming social atmosphere and remarkably good facilities, including an in-house spa, dedicated camera room, and fantastic house reef, this resort is the perfect choice for exploring the wonders of Lembeh Strait. And to top it all off, Bastianos Lembeh ensures that guests dive with the same guide and boat crew throughout their stay, and your gear is set up exactly how you like it and the dive guide knows what you’ve seen and what you haven’t.
Bastianos Lembeh’s 13 stand-alone Superior Rooms are located along a hillside pathway overlooking the strait. Each room features either double or twin beds with mosquito nets and a private balcony with outdoor seating and wonderful views. The en-suite bathrooms boast a shower with hot and cold water and a western-style toilet for guests’ comfort. Additional facilities include air-conditioning, desk, seating area and free toiletries.
The resort’s 2 Standard Rooms are conveniently located in a water-front terrace offering budget-friendly accommodation for guests who prefer to focus on diving. Each room features either double or twin beds with mosquito nets and a shared balcony with outdoor seating and wonderful sea views. The en-suite bathrooms feature a shower with hot and cold water and a western-style toilet for guests’ comfort. Additional facilities include a fan, seating area and free toiletries.
Bastiano Lembeh’s spacious open-air dining area allows guests to enjoy excellent meals alongside stunning sea-views and the gentle, cooling ocean breeze. A mix of Asian, Indonesian and Western cuisine is served buffet-style in the restaurant and most dietary requirements can be catered for. The resort’s bar is situated on a terrace beside the restaurant and pool, offering extensive views out over the strait, and a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages throughout the day – providing the perfect spot to relax with a drink after a busy day of diving.
Nestled between the restaurant and bar, guests will find the pool surrounded by plenty of sun loungers, parasols and an outdoor shower - the perfect respite from the midday sun. Guests can also visit the open-air lounge to watch TV, play billiards or use the internet. The resort’s house reef can be accessed from the shore and comes complete with its own wreck, providing plenty of excitement for snorkelers. Guests can also indulge in one of the treatments offered by the on-site spa. Here guests can escape their day-to-day stresses while the trained staff will provide carefully selected, traditional and natural therapies. Treatments include massage, facials and reflexology.
Bastianos Lembeh’s well-appointed PADI 5-Star dive centre is located right on the water’s edge and comes equipped with a classroom and a dedicated camera room for underwater photographers. A full range of equipment is available to rent from the dive centre and tanks with both DIN and Int connections are used. Nitrox is provided for certified divers at an additional cost. The resort offers a complete range of PADI diving courses, ranging from beginner to divemaster, as well as various specialities. At Bastianos Lembeh, guests dive with the same highly-experienced dive guide and boat crew throughout their stay, allowing every part of the experience to be catered to guests’ desires – from gear set-up to dive sites visited and critters found.
The dive centre’s four dive boats are 12-meters in length and can accommodate a maximum of eight divers. Each boat has all the facilities needed for a comfortable day of diving, including camera rinse tanks, ladders, guest towels, fruit and water, and a sun deck with a shaded area. Up to five dives are offered every day, including a sunset mandarin dive and night dive, and boats usually return to the resort’s jetty for lunch. Boat journey times to dive sites are generally no more than 30-minutes, although guests who don’t wish to travel can explore the house reef directly from the jetty, with its own wreck and plentiful marine life.