The Resort & Facilities


The Bungalows

Each of our seven bungalows offers wondrous views over Kambahu Bay and Lembeh Strait. The bedroom is equipped with both a ceiling fan and a/c for your comfort, with complimentary drinking water, coffee and tea close at hand. Free Wi-Fi is also available in all the bungalows.

Each unit has a walk-in closet to keep your bags and belongings organized and out of the way as well as a room safe for your valuables and a walled semi-open garden bathroom with a hot water shower to help reheat you after long repetitive dives. Laundry service is available as well.

The Main Building / Restaurant

The numerous lantern-lit fishing canoes that dot the strait by night provide a romantically memorable setting in our restaurant, which enjoys views over Kambahu Bay, surrounded by flowering trees and a wide variety of palms.

Guests are encouraged to lounge on our sofas, drink, connect with our complimentary Wi-Fi, exchange fish stories and socialize.

The Swimming Pool

Our unique and inviting fresh water swimming pool is located a few steps from the restaurant. It has an adjacent shower along with sun umbrellas and shelter for those who wish to avoid direct sun while lounging by the foot-shaped pool.


The Diving Center

In our spacious Dive Center we have equipment cubicles for guest equipment to drip dry in the breeze between dives and provide space for easy suiting up. Within meters are showers as well as rinse tanks for washing both diving equipment and for soaking underwater camera gear.

There is a dedicated camera room that is fan-cooled, offering two heights of camera stations, each with outlets for charging both 220 V and 110 V. Our two compressors and Nitrox blending system have their own room, there is a WC for guests, a rental equipment room, and a briefing center, covering all your diving requirements.

Tripadvisor Reviews:

What Every Dive Resort Should Strive to Be

"This was a phenomenal dive trip and we will be back here on our next visit to Lembeh. Thanks again to Bruce, Fung, and all of the wonderful staff who made our vacation a fantastic one!"

Scallywag81 on TripAdvisor

Three times is not enough...

"In the 20+ years that we've been diving, in about the same number of different countries, there was only one other place where we went back a second time. But Black Sand? Oh we just couldn't stay away!"

Katrien V on TripAdvisor

Idyllic Resort Set in Middle of Lembeh’s Best Diving

"Bruce was often present at meal time, and he is a wealth of knowledge about all things diving, especially Lembeh and critter identification. We really enjoyed our discussions with him. The dive staff was outstanding."

Doug F on TripAdvisor

Missing it Already and Can't Wait to Return!

"We visited Black Sand for the second time because we could not have imagined having better hosts than Bruce and Fung as well the number and variety of great dive sites."

Brown C on TripAdvisor


Black Sand Dive Retreat

Kel. Kasawari, Bitung
Lembeh Strait
North Sulawesi, Indonesia
+62 (0)821-9969-5992