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How to get there

Manado International Airport (MDC)

Silkair MI 274: from Singapore (Every Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat)
Lion Airlines JT 776: from Denpasar-Bali (Daily)
Garuda Indonesia GA 600: From Jakarta (Daily)

Visa requirements

Passport holders of 140 countries can enter Indonesia Visa-free for up to 30 days, provided your passport is valid for at least 6 months from the day of arrival.

Airport & resort transfers​ (direct bookings)

Our driver will welcome you at the airport arrival gate.

To Manado: from the airport, a car ride of about 30 minutes takes you to the village of Molas, where our Manado resort is located.

To Lembeh: from the airport, the car ride is approximately 90 minutes to the harbor city of Bitung, from where one of our boats awaits to cross the Lembeh Strait for about 15 minutes to our resort on Lembeh Island.

Practicalities

Climate​

Year-round temperatures of 30ºC (86ºF) range. The water temperature is a near-constant 28ºC (82°F).

Timezone​

8+ Greenwhich Mean Time

Languages spoken

English, German and Indonesian spoken at both resorts. Japanese, Chinese and French Thalassa Manado.

Money & currency

Indonesian Rupiah is the main currency used. We can change Euros or US Dollars. We accept Visa and MasterCard. There are plenty of ATMs in the area.

Toiletries

Shampoo and bodywash are available in our rooms. We ask our guests to bring their own toothbrush and toothpaste.

No plastic policy

We ask our guests to refrain from using single-use plastic bottles. 

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is available at both our resorts. In Thalassa Manado Wi-Fi is only available in the lounge.

Bunaken Entrance Fee

All divers are required to pay IDR 150,000 to be able to dive at the Bunaken National Marine Park.

Dietary requirements

We always serve vegetarian food besides our meat options. In case of food allergies, please inform us upon arrival.

Water

The tap water is not suitable for drinking. Drinking water is available in your room, the lounges and the boats, as well as tea and coffee.

Accessibility

We have a wheelchair-accessible Cottage in Thalassa Dive Resort Manado, Thalassa Dive Resort Lembeh is completely wheelchair-accessible. Of course, our team will be happy to help wheelchair users on and off our dive boats.

Smoking

Our resorts are smoke-free, except in front of your room and the lounge's smoking areas.

Electricity and sockets

European Type C/F sockets (two prongs) at 220 volts.

Power outages

Blackouts do occur on occasion. Our resorts come with surge protectors.

Vaccinations

Generally not required. Malaria is extremely rare in North Sulawesi.

Babysitting services

Our staff are expert baby sitters, please let us know if you require this service.