The beautiful island of Gangga is located in the Sulawesi North in the Celebes Sea on the coast of Manado. This paradise island has the distinction of having only two resorts. Enclosed between a green hill and a white sand beach, the Gangga Island Resort and Spa quickly gives you the feeling of having discovered a real paradise on earth as soon as you get off the boat.
The Gangga Island Resort and Spa complex has 15 beautiful beachfront bungalows. These are built in the local style of Minahasa. Each bungalow (Superior and Deluxe) has 2 separate bedrooms that can be arranged according to your desires (king size bed / 2 twin beds / 3 twin beds).
Rooms are elegantly furnished with dark woods and local textiles. Amenities include air conditioning, satellite TV, kettle and Wi-Fi. The 12 deluxe rooms have recently been refurbished with a completely redesigned bathroom with floor-to-ceiling windows that offer wonderful sea views.
The resort features an open-air restaurant and a bar. The main restaurant, located in the center of the complex, serves Mediterranean and Indonesian dishes made from top quality local ingredients. Comfortably seated under the coconut trees at the front of the resort, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a delicious fish barbecue once a week. The bar serves cocktails, fresh beers and other refreshments day and night.
North Sulawesi is a fantastic playground for scuba diving enthusiasts. The island of Gangga is located in a convergence zone of the Indian and Pacific Oceans which explains the great variety of underwater landscapes but particularly all kinds of species.
It is one of the favorite diving destinations for underwater photographers who have a wide selection of macro subjects: seahorses, shrimps, frogfish, octopus or nudibranchs. During nocturnal excursions, you may be lucky enough to observe the ritual of mating Mandarin fish on Lihaga Island, a few minutes boat ride from the resort.
Day trips to Bangka Island and Bunaken National Marine Park are perfect for deeper dives on underwater cliffs and pinnacles. Near the islands of Talisei and Bangka, hard and soft corals grow in a rich environment and make this place a sanctuary for scorpion fish, ghost fish, crocodile fish and many species of antennas.
Because of its proximity to the mainland, Gangga Island is a good starting point for exploring the region. Day trips to mountain villages and archaeological sites can be booked directly at the hotel. Finally an excursion to the Tangkoko Nature Reserve will allow you to discover the smallest primate in the world: the tarsier.