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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

Very nice little island. Big place of a resort. Well managed. Good food and accommodations; excellent service all round; so problems are quickly fixed. Dives sites are decent at best. Strong currents at times ... Not easy for muck photo taking. Overall, a pleasant stay.

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Thank Charles C
Peterborough, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Gangga is magical! We enjoyed every aspect of our stay, We go on holiday to dive so this was our main activity and it was wonderful. We have been to Sulawesi before but this was our firs teem at Gangga. We had the same guide, Hermanus, just for the two of us for our entire two-week stay and he found... More 

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Thank Kudas5547
Priscilla T, Manager at Gangga Island Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Kudas5547, Thank you for this fantastic review! It gives us a great pleasure to hear that this was the best diving holidays you ever had. We are pleased to know that we were able to meet your expectations and provide you with the genuine warmth and friendliness for delivering excellent service and assisting you with your Lactose intolerant and... More 

Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2015

We had high expectations of a beautiful island resort- great food, great diving, happy staff etc etc. unfortunately, non of this came to be. The resort is nice-but- tired- all the ceiling fans in the dining area (and rooms)have melted, so the blades all are sagging down and they no longer move air- the dining room gets very warm and... More 

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Priscilla T, Manager at Gangga Island Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Drbw1 Thank you for sending your review to Tripadvisor It was with concern to read the inconveniences you had to encounter for which I sincerely apologize. I have taking note of your comments regarding the ceiling fan and the smells at the dining room and have brought this matter to the attention of my engineer for immediate action. I... More 

Colchester
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2015

It was 3 years since we last visited Gangga and we wondered how much it might have changed during this time but we needn't have worried as although there had been changes in both the resort and dive centre management the same high level of service has been maintained. The resort is beautiful with the villas located on the white... More 

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Thank GraemeLockwood
Priscilla T, Manager at Gangga Island Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Mr Lockwood Graeme, Thank you for taking the time to share your review and experience with the Tripadvisors readers. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your umpteenth time stay and keep watching our progress & improvement. The happiest thing is to know that you Love Gangga and will be back again soon. Thank you and we all... More 

Montreal, Canada
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53 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015

We spent a week in Gangga to dive and enjoy some relaxing time. To start with, the resort is absolutely beautiful! Very clean and well maintained, has everything you need. Wifi doesn't always work but come on, do you really need internet there?! The swimming pool is truly amazing and is worth an article by itself. Perfect to relax after... More 

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Priscilla T, Manager at Gangga Island Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Manu G, Thank you for taking the time to share your review with the Tripadvisors readers. We are very glad to read that you enjoyed your first stay with us and Gangga Island Resort & Spa exceeded your expectations. We are delighted to read how much you have enjoyed our food, our facility and service, the beach and the... More 

Ansbach, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015

My wife and I experienced a lot of good during our stay and some bad too. We visited N. Sulawesi to dive and selected Gangga Island Resort specifically to dive Bangka Island having already taken separate trips to both Bunaken and Lembeh. If you look at their diving page it reads like dives in Bangka, Bunaken, and Lembeh are generally... More 

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Priscilla T, Manager at Gangga Island Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Galen 3, Thank you for sending your review to Tripadvisor, I would like to apologize for the miscommunication between you and our diving coordinator but I'm happy to read that you enjoyed the facilities, the food, our service & our helpful staff and the spa. I will gladly pass along to all the staff and to Karni your kind... More 

LittleRedDot
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39 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

We booked this resort early in 2015. Correspondence by email was with Alfret and Priscilla. Our trip got off to a bad start when the flight was delayed by almost 6 hours. This was after we’ve checked in! Notification by airline was very late and reason - lame. Quick phone-calls were made to the resort to confirm availability of transfers... More 

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Priscilla T, Manager at Gangga Island Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear WWSM, Thank you for your awesome review on Tripadvisor. We are delighted to learn how much you have enjoyed our facility and services. I will gladly pass along to all the staff your kind words. All of our staff takes pride in serving our guest Gangga style! We look forward to welcome you and your family back soon! With... More 

Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 June 2015

First time ever visiting Sulawesi and decided to stay in Gangga. What a way to set the tone for future visits to Sulawesi as Gangga Resort has set the bar pretty high. I signed up for Tripadvisor just to rave about this place. At first, we decided that this was going to be a relaxing, beachside trip. Once we saw... More 

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Priscilla T, Manager at Gangga Island Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear JS, Thank you for choosing to spend your holiday at Gangga Island Resort & Spa What a wonderful review, thank you very much for your time. Our staff will be thrilled to learn how much you have enjoyed your stay at Gangga Island Resort & Spa. Please come back soon! With kind regards, Priscilla Tumurang Resident Manager More 

Shelton, Washington
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Reviewed 28 April 2015

We have been to Gangga 3 times and can't wait to go back! All rooms are on the beach with your own area to rest. Rooms are spacious and you are provided fresh fruit upon arrival. Staff are all friendly and pay attention to details. Diving. Amazing critters to see and our dive guide Ayub has been excellent. Boats are... More 

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Thank Carolyn F
Priscilla T, Manager at Gangga Island Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Carolyn F, We are pleased to hear that once again you had an enjoyably stay at Gangga Island Resort & Spa and would like to thank you for your kind comments which I have shared with my team. We hope to welcome you back soon again. With kind regards, Priscilla Tumurang, Resident Manager More 

Luanda, Angola
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2015

I've visited more than 5 diving resorts but Gangga is THE best. Yes, it is expensive but it is worth especially if you go there with "special" people. Yes, I've been there twice with my families coming from Korea

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Priscilla T, Manager at Gangga Island Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Petit Palois, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on TripAdvisor. We are delight to hear that once again you had an enjoyably stay at Gangga Island Resort & Spa and would like to thank you for your kind comments We hope to welcome your family back soon again. With kind regards, Priscilla Tumurang, Resident Manager More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Unwind and relish on the tip of a small island located off the cost of Manado in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, called Gangga Island Resort & Spa. Where thirty elegantly furnished & air conditioned wooden bungalows with high ceilings and a spacious veranda overlooking the beach are discreetly set at the base of a jungle covered hill. An unparalleled scuba diving experience is waiting for you in North Sulawesi! Gangga offers sensational diving where you can get up close and personal with diverse and remarkable sea life from both the Indian and the Pacific Oceans. The resort is an ideal starting point for the diving sites of Bangka Island, Bunaken National Marine Park and Lembeh Strait, making it a favorite destination for underwater photographers. For both divers and non-divers the picturesque white sand beach, the large salt-water pool, a traditional spa and the high quality of service at Gangga Island Resort will guarantee a peaceful and relaxing stay. Our friendly and accommodating staff will be happy to welcome you and assist you with your requirements, endeavor to make your stay in Gangga enjoyable and memorable. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gangga Island Resort & Spa

Address: Desa Gangga Satu. Kec. Likupang Barat Minahasa Utara, Manado 95375, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Sulawesi > North Sulawesi > Manado
Price Range: $318 - $721 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Gangga Island Resort & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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“rooms are spread out from one end of the resort to the other-so room 14 is a long hot hike”
 of 5 bubbles drbw1, 8 Oct 2015 | Read review
“All rooms have access to the beach (20m max). Some bungalows are a bit further from the restaurant/pool/dive center.”
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 of 5 bubbles KiwixWilson, 26 Aug 2015 | Read review
“All are beach view, but some are closer to resort facilities.”
 of 5 bubbles Galen3, 14 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Room 9A was fabulous and one of the closest to the beach front (although all area max 50 steps so this is not a big deal). Lower room numbers are closer to amenities and in hindsight this would have been helpful. Forgot something before diving and had to run back to the room could take >10 mins round trip!”
 of 5 bubbles ryattman, 26 Oct 2014 | Read review
“All on the beach front are the best, the lower the number the closer to the restaurant you are but even the last ones are only a five minute walk to reception, bar and restaurant”
 of 5 bubbles SusannaP127, 6 Sep 2014 | Read review
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