Gangga Island Resort & Spa is a unique resort just off the coast of Manado, North Sulawesi. A haven for divers, the resort is home to Gangga Divers Dive Centre where the professional dive guides and instructors will take you on underwater explorations you have only dreamed of.
For such a small island, Gangga is bursting with natural beauty, friendly local people, and endless opportunities to explore, relax and soak up the island atmosphere.
Gangga Island is the perfect base for exploring the sensational marine life of North Sulawesi. The island is in the heart of the Coral Triangle, where the Pacific and Indian Oceans meet creating a varied and vibrant marine environment.
Muck diving enthusiasts and underwater photographers will rejoice in the sheer numbers of macro critters around Gangga Island. Numerous seahorse species, bright and strange nudibranchs, various shrimp, octopus, and odd frogfish are just a few of the species to search for in the silt.
Those looking for deeper dives or more dramatic seascapes will love day trips to Bunaken National Marine Park, Bangka Island, and the Lembeh Strait. Hard and soft corals thrive in the nutrient-rich waters and make the perfect environment for many species of frogfish, scorpionfish, ghost pipefish and crocodilefish, as well as many, many more species large and small.
The drama of the steep drop-offs, pinnacles, walls, and wonderful stretches of brilliantly colored coral gardens keep divers coming back time and time again.
The Rooms and Facilities
Staying at Gangga Island Resort & Spa is almost like having your own private island. Backed by lush forest and looking out on white sand and crystal blue water, you can easily forget the daily grind you’ve left behind.
The resort offers 15 beautiful beachfront bungalows in the local Minahasa style. Both the Superior and Deluxe bungalows are split into 2 separate rooms, in which you can choose from a king, or twin beds, a king with an extra twin bed, or 3 twin beds to ensure any combination of guests can be accommodated.
These naturally elegant bungalows are well thought out and decorated with dark wood and local textiles. For your comfort, air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, WiFi, and satellite TV are offered in every room.
The 12 Deluxe Rooms are recently refurbished and are now even more comfortable than ever. Larger windows for better views, and more plush seating and relaxation space, have made these rooms ideal spaces to come back to after a day of diving. The bathrooms have also been totally redesigned for a more modern and roomier feel.
Outside the rooms, Gangga Island Resort & Spa also has an open-air restaurant and bar serving local dishes and Mediterranean favorites. The food is made with the highest quality local and imported ingredients to ensure divers have the healthy fuel they need to explore the underwater world around them.
Guests are also invited to dine on the freshest fish and seafood straight from the sea during the weekly barbeque by the beach.
Exploring North Sulawesi
While you’re in North Sulawesi you can’t miss the cultural and natural sights above water as well. Because Gangga Island Resort & Spa is only 20 minutes to the mainland, you will also have the opportunity to book tours to mountain villages, markets, spectacular natural viewpoints, and ancient archaeological sites.
Explorations in the Tangkoko Nature Reserve are also available for those who want to see the rare tarsier in its natural habitat. Tarsiers are the world’s smallest primate and are seen at sundown as they come out to hunt. Plenty more amazing creatures also live in the Tangkoko Reserve, so it’s no wonder this is one of the most popular tours from Gangga Island.
All this and much more can be arranged by the helpful staff at Gangga Island Resort & Spa.
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