Gangga Island resort

You will find Gangga Island resort on the small island of Gangga. This is a little tropical gem and not far from the more famous dive sites in the region. Lembeh, Bunaken and Bangka (which is a neighboring island). Here, surrounded by tropical greenery, by a white beach and surrounded by a tropical blue coral sea seething with life, is Gangga Island resort. The resort is perhaps the resort in the region that maintains the highest standard and it is a pure dream to be here. Fantastic service, peace and quiet, wonderful food and, on top of that, very good and varied diving. The resort has its own spa and a massage is probably a must when you are here.

Lying down and getting a massage here with a direct view of the sea is a fantastic experience. The resort has several boats and some are of a more traditional Indonesian style for shorter dive trips around the island or one of the neighboring islands of Bangka or Talisei. They also have faster, larger, modern boats that can take you there bunaken or Lembeh. Here you can go and experience all these places without having to move and change resorts, which is a huge luxury. With its wonderful location on the southern tip of the island, you can experience fantastic and colorful sunrises and sunsets here.

Own restaurant and feeling of luxury to be here

The resort has its own restaurant and the food is consistently extremely good and the service and friendly staff make this a luxurious yet personal resort. The rooms are large and spacious and all rooms face the sea. All the rooms are nicely designed and in the afternoon it is nice to sit on the patio and have a drink before the meal. For those who like to snorkel, there is a fantastically beautiful house reef here with fine corals and lots of fish and sometimes the occasional turtle that might be scouting to see what the beach looks like before possible egg laying. There is also a small library, pool table and a small bar to relax at.

The resort also offers day trips to the big island for those who want to visit a market, experience jungle and nature, with ghost animals, black macaques, volcano trekking and highland tour and some other things. For those looking for a paradisiacal idyll, Gangga Island is truly something to experience.

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Superior Minahasa room

18 bungalows with double bed, air conditioning, TV, ceiling fan, private shower/toilet, coffee maker, internet, minibar, hairdryer, patio and safe

Deluxe Minahasa room

12 bungalows with double bed, air conditioning, TV, ceiling fan, private shower/toilet, coffee maker, internet, minibar, hairdryer, sofa, patio and safe

Diving with Gangga Divers

The resort's diving center is large and spacious and, like most good diving centers in Indonesia, offers high service and skilled guides. For those who want to learn to dive, this is a great place and a great way to experience marine life for the first time. Basic, continuing and special courses are offered. The resort has several boats, some of which are a little simpler and built in traditional Indonesian style. They take you smoothly to all the different dive sites around Gangga.

The neighboring islands of Talisei, Bangka, Lihaga and Tindila all offer different but good dive sites. Do you want to go to the more famous places? Lembeh Straits lies to the east with its fantastic macro diving. Perhaps the world-famous Bunaken Marine Park attracts with its dramatic wall diving. It's also possible from here and offered pretty much daily. The larger boats have a toilet on board and all boats have towels on board, coffee, tea, fruit and often something else as a snack between dives.

Skilled guides with an eye for fantastic critters

The guides are skilled and will take you to different places so that you get as varied diving as possible. If you have wish lists of what you would like to see, they will do everything they can to find the most spectacular species you can imagine. Expect different species of frogfish, ghost pipefish and much more. The corals in the area are in very good condition and the marine life is very rich. It is good to know that there can sometimes be quite strong currents in the area. But it is possible to plan for, but it can be good to know that it occurs.
It is also the streams that bring nutrient-rich water and contribute to the great biological diversity here.

Shoals of tuna or barracuda occur frequently. Sometimes you can see passing turtles which is also common. With a bit of luck, you will also see eagle rays, mobulas, manta rays, reef sharks and with real luck even dugongs and various whales. There are also many different exciting species of fish here, with everything from parrot fish, surgeon fish, blennies, gobies, pipefish, dragon and scorpion fish and butterfly fish. But here there is much much more and a huge wealth of invertebrates. Here you can see various octopuses, nudibranchs, crustaceans, echinoderms and various nettles. Fantastic fungi cover walls and reefs in every imaginable color and shape. Of course you combine one liveaboard in Indonesia with Gangga Island Resort and treat yourself to some wonderfully lazy days.

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