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NAD-Lembeh Resort
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Bitung
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I just returned from my fourth stay at NAD-Lembeh Resort and it was the best so far, which is saying a lot because the previous three were excellent. Simon and Zee (the owners) have added a few new things since I was last there in February 2017. There's a very spacious, airy new bar-lounge with great views of the strait, a new koi pond, and, best of all, a new and very talented dive operations manager, Sonja Geier.

The dive guides never fail to amaze me with their finds. On this trip, I was lucky enough to photograph mating flamboyant cuttlefish, a juvenile harlequin shrimp, a boxer crab with eggs, and a hairy octopus plus all the other usual macro suspects except for hairy frogfish. And the rest of the staff are equally good in their roles. Staying at NAD always feels like I'm staying with family.

I have two more trips to NAD booked for 2018 that I'm very much looking forward to. If you are going to Lembeh Strait to dive the world famous muck, NAD should be at the top of your list for accommodations and diving.

Room Tip: Savouring a post-dive Bintang in the new bar-lounge at a high table looking out to the straight is a...
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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

This is the second time my husband and I have dived with NAD Lembeh in six months, and I cannot wait till we go back again.

The first visit was wonderful, the second visit even more wonderful.

What do I love about NAD Lembeh.

The welcoming nature of the staff, their smiles and friendliness and 'nothing is a problem' attitude, we will help.

Everything I could want on a dive trip was catered for seamlessly: pick up from airport, check in to the room, setting up of dive equipment, dive towels, hot towel after a night dive, hot water for shower, air con, smiling staff, internet, lovely food and a great bar for sunset drinks. Oh and seeing a bobtail squid, mimic octopus and wonderpus to name a few creatures - thanks to Nando.

Thank you NAD Lembeh - Sonja, Zee, Nando and Everyone. See you again soon .

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

The service here is excellent. There were two divers to a dive master and the dive masters are top notch at finding things and making sure that you see them. They are also very patient as you take the photos. I had Deddy and Joni and both are superb. The diving was 100% valet as I did not lift anything. The boats are comfortable and fast. Most dive sites are 5 to 10 minutes away. There are many amenities at the resort that other places do not have like hand sanitizer, tongs for the food and kleenex. There is always a snack if you get a little hungry. The rooms have AC and plenty of hot water. The rooms ocean front are small but there are many places to store things. Shampoo is supplied. The towels are fresh daily. I am a vegetarian and had special meals that were excellent. The regular food looked very good and there was variety on the buffet.

Room Tip: The ocean view rooms are closer to the dining and diving.
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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

It was my second time in Nad over the last 2 years and I’m impressed by the evolution of it! Simon and Zee constantly “make changes” by adding incredible features to the resort making it more amazing than it already is. It was as if I was in a different resort than I was in last year. Very peaceful and cozy place to unwind and chill. Its a home away from home.
Super friendly staff. More than willing to make you happy throughout your stay. From Dive guides to boat crew to restaurant staff and not to mention Sonja who would take time off her hectic schedule managing the resort to hang out with you (sorry if I’m now making this an obligation for you!). 5 Stars for quality of service! Keep up the good job guys!

Stayed: October 2017, travelled solo
1  Thank Khairul Azhar R
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Fantastic resort staff, experienced dive guides, helpful crew, excellent diving, clean room and good food. Everyone has a smiling face and provides excellent services! They have a pier for getting on and off the boat! A completely relaxing dive vacation! Would love to visit again in near future!

Special thanks to Sonja & Deddy!

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about NAD-Lembeh Resort

Address: PO Box 49, Bitung 95500, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Sulawesi > North Sulawesi > Bitung
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Bitung
#1 Best Value Hotel in Bitung
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Bitung
#4 Romantic Hotel in Bitung
Price Range: S$53 - S$79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
NAD Lembeh is small owner operated family style resort on Lembeh Island, home of Critter and Muck diving. We have FOC house reef diving and 13 full time dive guides. Our camera facilities, with wet and dry camera rooms are highly popular. We offer 2:1 diveguide ratio and full rebreather / nitrox and tec support. Our Head Chef in the Kitchen, Tommy ensures the blend of food is to our guests' tastes. With 10 aircon rooms and 5 aircon bungalows we believe we can offer you a fantastic holiday on a budget. The Resort is compact without feeling small and our staff are very friendly, our location is also in a small private bay on Lembeh Island, far away from the city and its associated noise. ... more   less 
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Nad Lembeh Hotel Bitung

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