Gangga Island Resort & Spa

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Destination: Indonesia

Pulau Gangga desa Gangga satu Likupang Barat Minahasa Utara, 95375 Serai, Indonesia | Full-board (7 nights) + 12 dives from $302/ppn

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gangga island resort & spa QUICK pitch

Gangga Island Resort & Spa is a beautiful beachfront dive & spa resort located on the tip off the small island of Gangga off the coast of North Sulawesi. It's great location, top-notch amenities, and professionally-run dive center makes it perfect for holiday makers, honeymooners, and diving enthusiasts alike.

 

Quick Information 

  • No of Rooms: 30
  • Dive Center: On-site, by Gangga Divers
  • Amenities: AC, ceiling fans, ensuite bathrooms, televisions, bar, boutique, babysitting services, salt water infinity pool, beach, beach volleyball, spa, airport transfers, local tours and adventure excursions, Nitrox
  • WiFi: Yes, free
  • Nearest International Airport: Sam Ratulangi International Airport
  • Airport shuttle: Yes, surcharge
 

 

How to Get There

The resort is located near Manado. Transfers to and from the Manado International Airport is available at $110 per adult per way, and consist of a 70-minute car ride and a 20-minute boat ride across the straight to Gangga Island.  

 

Dive Overview 

Gangga Island Resort is managed by experienced divers who place an emphasis on environmental sustainability. With their fully-equipped dive center, abundant local knowledge, and stunning location (with more than 30 world-class diving locations), Gangga Island is the ideal place for divers.

 

 

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Accommodations

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Deluxe Room

 

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Superior Room

 

Gangga Island Resort Accommodation Overview

This Resort boasts an exclusive cluster of 15 beachfront bungalows, each with two rooms and built in the simple local Minahasa style. Choose from a Superior Minahasa Room or an updated Deluxe Minahasa Room. Featuring a total of 30 rooms with a spacious veranda overlooking the beach, each room is equipped with:

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fans
  • Mosquito nets
  • Satellite TV with international channels
  • In-room telephone for internal use only
  • Mini bar
  • Private bathroom with hot & cold water shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Safety deposit box in the room
  • Complimentary coffee & tea making facilities
  • Internet Access: complimentary Wi-Fi internet in the room

 

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Resort Facilities

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Restaurant & Bar

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Pool & Spa

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Library & Table Tennis

 

Gangga Island Resort Features

  • Gangga Divers diving center
  • Swimming pool
  • Tuturuga Restaurant
  • Coconut Bar
  • Pasung Spa
  • Boutique
  • Fruit, sandwiches, and welcome drinks upon arrival
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Internet access: WI-FI access in the lobby and in the rooms
  • Internet corner
  • Concierge & ticketing confirmation service
  • Beach beds & towels
  • Billiards
  • Children’s corner
  • Library
  • Beach volleyball & table tennis
  • Evening turn down
  • Baby cots and babysitters available
  • Laundry service
  • Extra bed (with additional charge)
  • Airport transfers
  • Telephone service (IDD Calls at reception)

 

Gangga Island Resort Food & Drinks

The restaurant serves a sampling of Indonesian fare to delight your taste buds, centered on fish dishes as expected on an island location, as well as international cuisine. There is also an open-air space set under the coconut trees for barbeque and themed nights. The Coconut Bar is open all day long with your favorite cocktails, as well as tea and coffee readily available.

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Gangga Island Resort Activities

  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Traditional fishing with local fisherman (by request)
  • Complimentary Gangga Island guided tour (by request)
  • Excursion to the Minahasa Highlands (by request)
  • Excursion to Tangkoko National Park (by request)
  • Private tour to nearby islands (by request)
  • Sunset tour with snacks and drinks (by request)

 

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PackageS & Rates

Gangga Island Resort & Spa Diving and Accommodation Packages & Rates

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2020/2021 rates

Rates are valid from November 1, 2020 until October 31, 2021.

 

DIVE & STAY PACKAGES 

Packages include accommodation and diving as indicated. Rates are in USD. See 'Inclusions & Exclusions' for details.

PackageSUPERIOR MINAHASA BUNGALOWDELUXE MINAHASA BUNGALOW

Diving Package

5 Nights package

(price per room, double occupancy)

$2,255.00 (half-board)

$2,485.00 (half-board)

Honeymoon Escape

5 Nights Package

(price per couple)

$2,230.00$2,460.00

Family Getaway

7 Nights Package

(price per family, 2 adults + max 2 children)

$4,467.00--

 

diving package (5 nights) INCLUSIONS

  • Return transfer from/to Mando Airport
  • Welcome drink upon arrival at the resort
  • Accommodation in Double Minahasa Bungalow Room
  • 5 nights on half-board basis (buffet breakfast and dinner)
  • Afternoon tea/coffee and cakes
  • 5 boat dives in total (can be used all by one person or split in two)
  • One-time "Snorkeling tour" x 1 hour x room (scheduled and shared trip)

 

HONEYMOON ESCAPE (5 NIGHTS) INCLUSIONS

  • Return transfer from/to Manado Airport
  • Welcome drink upon arrival at the resort
  • Accommodation in Double Minahasa Bungalow Room
  • 5 nights on full-board basis (buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Flower arrangement in the room upon arrival
  • Afternoon tea/coffee and cakes
  • Honeymoon cake
  • One-time "Romantic Dinner" x 2 persons
  • One-time "Honeymoon Massage" x 1 hour x 2 persons
  • One-time "Snorkeling tour" x 1 hour x room (scheduled and shared trip)

  

FAMILY GETAWAY (7 NIGHTS) INCLUSIONS

  • Return transfer from/to Manado Airport
  • Welcome drink upon arrival at the resort
  • Accommodation in Double Minahasa Bungalow Room with 1 extra bed
  • 7 nights on full-board basis (buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Afternoon tea/coffee and cakes
  • One-time "Snorkeling tour" x 1 hour x family (scheduled and shared trip)
  • "Try-Dive" session for one person

  

EXCLUSIONS

  • Diving to Bunaken or Lembeh is subject to additional surcharge of $ 45.00 per person/per time/per destination
  • Bunaken Marine National Park is subject to an entry fee of Rp. 150,000 per person/per day
  • Diving to Fam and/or Passage is subject to additional surcharge.

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RAJA AMPAT & MANADO COMBO PACKAGES 2020/2021

 “Combo Packages” cannot be reduced in amount of nights stay and/or dives and/or services. Adding nights and/or dives and/or services are subject to additional charges. 

Package
NON DIVER 5 Nights + 5 Nights (Per Person)DIVER 5 Nights + 5 Nights (Per Person)
6 dives + 6 dives
Single RoomDouble Room
per person
Triple Room
per person
Single RoomDouble Room
per person
Triple Room
per person
Superior Overwater + Superior Minahasa$3,206.00$2,677.00$2,264.00$3,853.00$3,325.00$2,912.00
Deluxe Overwater + Deluxe Minahasa$3,839.00$3,142.00$2,646.00$4,486.00$3,790.00$3,294.00

 

INCLUSIONS

  • Return Transfer from/to Manado Airport and Sorong Airport
  • 5 nights at Gangga Island Resort & Spa + 5 nights at Papua Paradise Eco Resort in the related type of room
  • For "Diver Package": 6 boat dives at Gangga Island Resort & Spa and 6 boat dives at Papua Paradise Eco Resort. Free nitrox included
  • Full board basis (breakfast, lunch AND dinner) at Gangga Island Resort & Spa and at Papua Paradise Eco Resort
  • Welcome Drink upon arrival at the Resorts
  • Afternoon Tea/Coffee & Cakes
  • One-time guided excursion to the villages in Gangga (at Gangga Island Resort & Spa)
  • One-time “Traditional Massage” x 1 hour (at Gangga Island Resort & Spa only)

 

EXCLUSIONS

  • Diving to Bunaken or Lembeh is subject to additional surcharge of $45 per person/per time/per destination. 
  • Bunaken Marine National Park is subject to an entry fee of Rp.150,000 per person/per day. 

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ROOM RATES 2020/2021

No minimum stay of 3 NIGHTS is required.
Occupancy
Deluxe Minahasa BungalowSuperior Minahasa Bungalow
Full Board BasisHalf Board BasisFull Board BasisHalf Board Basis
Single Room$274.00$244.00$248.00$218.00
Double Room (per person)$482.00$422.00$436.00$376.00
Extra Bed$166.00$136.00$149.00$119.00

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Diving Rates 2020/2021

Equipment rental available upon request. Bunaken Marine Nationak Park fee not included. Contact us for more information! 

Type of diveRate

1 to 5 dives

(1 dive free of charge every 5 paying dives: 5+1)

$65
Sunset / Night dive$75

Extra charge per person

(for diving in Lembeh or Bunaken area)

$45

 

INCLUSIONS

  • Scuba tanks
  • Weight belts
  • Guide
  • Beach towel
  • Water, fruits and hot tea
  • Lunch is provided during dives in Bunaken or Lembeh area
  • FREE Nitrox for Nitrox Certified Divers

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Dive Information

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Dive Overview

With its more than 30 world-class diving locations, the island offers a wonderful variety of marine life with rare species & pristine reefs.

Gangga is the ideal starting point for diving the Bangka Archipelago, Bunaken National Marine Park (near Manado) & Lembeh Strait.

During your stay, the dive guides will help you discover the marvelous underwater world & see the astonishingly rich variety of flora & fauna which delights underwater photographers. Scientists of marine biology from all over the world come to study & photograph the marine life found here.

 

 

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Dive Center Information

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Gangga Island Resort Dive Center Overview 

Gangga Divers is a full-service 5-star diving facility that operates according to best PADI standards. The personalized service and attention to safety reflect the excellence already widely associated with the image of Gangga Divers and the Lotus Hotels & Resorts. The dive guides are qualified dive masters or Instructors and they pride themselves on offering a personalized diving service to suit and safely assist divers of all levels of experience.

 

Dive Center Facilities

  • Classroom
  • Meeting and reading room
  • Library with a large choice of marine books
  • Large photo room with working tables, lockers and charging outlets 220-110 volts
  • Toilet, washing sink and drying facilities
  • New or well-maintained rental equipment by Aqualung
  • One Coltri automatic NITROX mixer
  • Nitrox 32% are available free of charge
  • 3 well maintained and well aerated Coltri Compressors for safe air
  • 12 & 15 Liter aluminum tanks, valves and adaptors INT and DIN

 

Boats Facilities and Services

  • 2 wooden diving boats with sundecks and toilet to accommodate 8-12 divers
  • 1 fiberglass boat with sundeck and toilet to accommodate 12-15 divers
  • Each powered by 2 silent, 4 stroke Suzuki & Yamaha outboard Engines 175-225-250 HP
  • 2 wooden diving boats to accommodate 4-8 divers, each powered by 4 stroke Suzuki outboard Engines 40 HP
  • Fresh towels
  • Safety equipment such as radios, life jackets, first aid kit, DAN Jumbo Oxygen twin tanks
  • Fresh fruits & snacks
  • Lunch box, afternoon tea and snacks when out for 3 dives
  • Drinking water and hot tea
  • Freshwater for cameras

 

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Practical Information

  • Electricity: 220-240V, transformers available
  • Time zone: UTC+8
  • Languages: Indonesian & English
  • Accept Credit Cards?: Visa & Master Card. 3% bank surcharge will be added to the original spend.

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Reviews (2)

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Minneapolis, MN
United States
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Half the fun of this place is getting there. The road that turns north towards the shore starts out as a normal Indonesian rode and gets progressively more remote as you go. Farmers would use the road to lay out blankets and dry their crops in the sun. We had to go around mules pulling logs and even had to work our way through a wedding celebration march that used the road we were on. You definitely get a "We're not in Kansas anymore" feeling by the time you get to the dock where it is then a 45 minute boat ride to the island.

The Gangga Island Resort is a small island with 15 bungalows, each with two rooms. The resort itself is quite spacious with a good size pool and a nice set of core buildings for the patrons. Some of the rooms are a pretty good walk to the central resort, so look at a resort map and choose carefully if you don't want a five minute or more hike each way. The paths were dark and not real well lit.

The food was buffet style for all meals (it's not like you had anywhere else to go!) and it was very good. As a matter of fact the food was great--the best that I have had at a dedicated dive resort. The owners are Italian so that tilts the food in that direction. As a matter of fact, the entire resort is heavily tilted towards European travelers and families. We were there in August which is the height of the vacation season so there were a lot of European families with children. We only saw one other American couple the time we were there. That didn't bother us, but some folks might like more Americans.

The diving facility and dive photography facility was spacious and first class. The entire dive operation was extremely well run. They had 4 or 5 boats that would go to different sites each morning.

The diving was quite a bit more controlled due to the nature of the clientele which were generally less experienced than at most dive resorts. (I think Lembeh tends to attract the serious divers compared to here) Strict one hour limits were enforced and we were required to stay in a small group. Since I was there with my 13 year old son, this was OK with me.

The diving nearby was very good, although some of the sites were not reachable because of windy weather when we were there. Several of the sites near the resort had typical pretty coral reefs with small reef fish and an occasional eagle ray and turtle. We also went back to the mainland of Sulawesi for some dives that were a bit more Lembeh like. We did find a nice mandarin fish dive and they had a boat that went there every evening at sunset. We went twice because I forgot to have my strobe plugged in inside my housing the first time! We looked for pygmy seahorses but did not find them. We did see lots of angel fish and a couple of interesting octopuses.

We went to Bangka Island twice during the week were there and it was very good coral reef diving. Not quite as good as Raja Ampat, but still very good. For extra charge, we did a day trip to Bunaken which was actually a bit disappointing. Very pretty topography, but not a lot of fish. The resort did an all day trip to Lembeh a couple of times a week. We had just been to the Lembeh Resort, so we skipped that.

While a dive resort, this place had a multi-purpose feel to it as opposed to Lembeh which was kind of a liveaboard on land. Most people went diving, but not every day like we did. We did get paired with a specific divemaster who appreciated that we were more serious than most divers there. He helped me with my photography and kept a good eye on my young son. He was probably the best divemaster that I have ever had on a trip.

This is a great family destination where some dive and some don't. The only other place like it was the Cousteau Resort on Fiji. Kids will be happy in the pool. Teens will be happy in local diving. Divers will have lots of options as well. This is a place that more Americans should visit. There are plenty of local sites for five days or so. It makes a great extension onto a Lembeh Resort visit and gives a very nice extension to the muck diving of Lembeh.

Visited on 08/2007 - Submitted on 02/12/2014

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