9.2

Exceptional
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Food & Dining1
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8.9

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Lembeh Strait 8.7 km
Sam Ratulangi International Airport 35.6 km
Black Sand Dive Retreat

"Lovely bungalows."

William - February 12, 2019
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Black Sand Dive Retreat

Kasawari, Lembeh Strait, Makawidey, Bitung, Indonesia - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Makawidey part of Bitung, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Rated with 3 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and outdoor pool on-site.

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  • Airport transfer

  • Private beach

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Breakfast [free]

  • Air conditioning

Value for money8.6
Location rating8.9

Rooms available at Black Sand Dive Retreat

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality

9.4

Bungalow
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  • Room size: 54 m²/581 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 double bed & 1 king bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Black Sand Dive Retreat?

Check-in is from 01:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel also offers 24-hour check-in.

How do I get to Black Sand Dive Retreat?

Black Sand Dive Retreat is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Black Sand Dive Retreat has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hotel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Bitung with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.

What is the smoking policy at Black Sand Dive Retreat?

Black Sand Dive Retreat does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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What people love about Black Sand Dive Retreat

  • 8.4

    Excellent

    "Lovely bungalows."

    William

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    February 12, 2019

  • 8.4

    Excellent

    "Food as fantastic."

    William

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    February 12, 2019

Overall rating:

9.2

Exceptional
14 reviews
Cleanliness
9.6
Facilities
9.3
Location
8.9
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Black Sand Dive Retreat

Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at Black Sand Dive Retreat. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. To help pre-arrange your arrival and departure, airport transfer services can be booked before you even check in. Your explorations of Bitung can be assisted with the car hire services available here.
Parking is provided free of charge for guests. The hotel provides front desk services such as safety deposit boxes for guests' convenience. The hotel's tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the laundry service offered at Black Sand Dive Retreat.
The hotel's daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice. The hotel is entirely non-smoking. Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
Guestrooms are fitted with all the amenities you need for a good night's sleep. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the hotel come with air conditioning. The specially-designed rooms at Black Sand Dive Retreat offer a layout option like a balcony or terrace. You may be assured to know that a coffee or tea maker, bottled water, instant coffee and instant tea are available in some select rooms.
You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer, toiletries and towels provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Wake up with no worries at Black Sand Dive Retreat, where breakfast is provided free of charge. What's better than a good cup of coffee? Start every vacation day at the hotel with an energizing cup of quality coffee. Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the hotel.
Throughout the day, you can enjoy the activities offered at Black Sand Dive Retreat. While you're there, be sure to take some time to explore the easily accessible beach. Warm up at the end of the day with a visit to the massage. The many offerings at Black Sand Dive Retreat ensures you'll have plenty to do during your stay. No vacation is complete without a refreshing jump into the pool.
Stay wet and wild with fun family water activities like snorkeling and diving. No need to go anywhere after dinner -- play with friends or family at the library and shared lounge and TV area.


Reasons to stay here

Verified reviews score this hotel higher than 88% of accommodations in the city on value for money.
Verified reviews for this hotel's food and dining options score it better than 94% of accommodations in the city.
This accommodation beats more than 94% of competition in the city on room comfort.

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Amenities and facilities
Exceptional
Facilities

9.3

Most talked about facilities

Food & Dining

2 mentions

Beach

1 mention

View

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Indonesian
  • Thai

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Diving
  • Garden
  • Massage
  • Private beach
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Tours

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Breakfast [free]
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurants

Services and conveniences

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

Access

  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car power charging station
  • Rental car

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Closet
  • Clothes rack
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary tea
  • Desk
  • Fan
  • Free bottled water
  • Free instant coffee
  • Free welcome drink
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe box
  • Mirror
  • Non-smoking
  • Seating area
  • Shower
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Umbrella
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Location
Kasawari, Lembeh Strait, Makawidey, Bitung, Indonesia
Excellent
Location

8.9

Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 2-3 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 4 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from13:00
  • Check-out until11:00

Reviews of Black Sand Dive Retreat from real guests

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9.2
/
10
Exceptional
Cleanliness9.6
Facilities9.3
Location8.9
Room comfort and quality9.4
Service9.9
Value for money8.6
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Rating
9+ Exceptional (8)
8-9 Excellent (4)
7-8 Very Good (0)
6-7 Good (0)
<6 Below Expectation (0)
Time of the year
Mar - May (2)
Jun - Aug (3)
Sep - Nov (3)
Dec - Feb (4)
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8.4
Excellent
William from United States
Couple
Bungalow
Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

Relax”

Great Staff. Lovely bungalows. Breathtaking views. Food as fantastic. Zero complaints.

Reviewed February 12, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Verena from Germany
Couple
Bungalow
Stayed 5 nights in November 2017

Exceptional”

Incredible view from the room, even from the bed

Reviewed November 09, 2017

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9.6
Exceptional
Daniele from Australia
Couple
Bungalow
Stayed 5 nights in April 2017

Magical getaway”

Stunning location, great views, amazing diving, small groups of max 4 divers, great staff, could not recommend it enough

Reviewed May 03, 2017

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8.7
Excellent
Kenneth from United States
Couple
Bungalow
Stayed 4 nights in February 2016

Friendly, knowledgeable staff... great diving”

Diving, staff and hospitality

This was a great resort. It's almost like Bruce and his family are inviting you to stay with him in paradise for a few days and just happens to have a few extra bungalows for you to enjoy. It's definitely not five stars, but they truly care whether you are enjoying yourself and the staff will go out of their way to accommodate you.

Reviewed February 24, 2016

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9.7
Exceptional
Jerard from United States
Business traveler
Bungalow
Stayed 2 nights in December 2014

Short stay during work in Bitung”

Awesome Staff, Beautiful location, convenience to my work in Bitung.

This place is within 20 min drive from Bitung Kota. I was working at the port and ususally drive to Manado to stay in a decent town. Bitung is a port town and there is no nice hotels. Black Sand was a welcomed alternative to the 1 hour drive to and from Manado daily. Although a dive resort, we were lucky to get 2 rooms there for a couple of nights. The staff is really friendly and accommodating to our very non-typical requests. I really can't wait to come back to work here so I can stay there again. I squeezed in a dive right off their beach and saw amazing muck creatures.

Reviewed December 13, 2014

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9.3
Exceptional
Sabine from Germany
Couple
Bungalow
Stayed 1 night in July 2014

Excellent”

relaxed location, beautiful room

beautiful designed room and outdoor-bathroom, very clean, enjoyable location, nice view, small private beach

Reviewed August 06, 2014

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9.3
Exceptional
Esther from Indonesia
Couple
Bungalow
Stayed 4 nights in November 2012

Great Location & Good Service”

scenery

I really loved & satisfied to stay there. The employees are friendly and nice. Food served is also delicious.Next time ,I'll be back to stay there.

Reviewed November 27, 2012

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9.3
Exceptional
Gema from Spain
Couple
Bungalow
Stayed 2 nights in February 2014

Hotel tranquilo en una playa privada.”

Amabilidad, tranquilidad y buceo

Las cabañas son muy amplias con terrazas con vistas al mar. Un baño exterior muy amplio. El personal es muy acogedor y dispuesto en todo momento. Hotel para los amamntes del buceo con su propio club.

Reviewed February 17, 2014

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8.7
Excellent
LUCIA from Spain
Couple
Bungalow
Stayed 3 nights in July 2012

Hotel tranquilo y relajante, atencion personal exc”

El paisaje, la habitacion, la amabilidad de Fung y Bruce (los propietarios) y comida excelente

El Hotel se encuentra en una zona con muy buenas vistas del estrecho de Lembeh, el bungalow es muy amplio, nuevo y muy acogedor. El trato y la atencion de los propietarios excelente, en todo momento nos ayudaron a resolver dudas de todo tipo. La comida es de lo mejor de todo lo probado en Sulawesi.\ Lo recomiendo, sin duda.

Reviewed August 10, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
BERNARD from France
Couple
Bungalow
Stayed 5 nights in August 2014

Divers'paradise”

La beauté du site, la gentillesse du personnel, le confort des bungalows et l'intérêt des plongées.

Excellent accueil; resort conforme à la description faite sur le site ; plongées très bien organisées avec une prise en compte des désirs des clients ; maximum 4 plongeurs sur les bateaux ; divemasters compétents. A recommander aux plongeurs.

Reviewed August 28, 2014

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8.8
Excellent
Ingrid from Austria
Couple
Bungalow
Stayed 6 nights in October 2016

Familäres Resort mit exzellenten Diveguides”

Der Besitzer kümmert sich persönlich um das Wohl seiner max. 12 Gäste. Sehr gute Indonesiche (manchmal auch italienische) Küche, mittags und abends je 3 Gänge. Geräumige Bungalows, halboffenes Badezimmer mit Duschgel, Shampoo, Conditioner. Gepflegter Garten mit kleinem Pool. Tauchen in Gruppen von max. 4 Personen. Die Tauchguides finden und "präsentieren" die Critters photogerecht, wenn möglich.

Reviewed October 29, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Sunny from China
Couple
Bungalow
Stayed 6 nights in April 2018

非常棒的度假村和潜水体验”

我们在这里住了六晚,每个房间都是单独一栋,相互间隔较远,私密性很好。房间面朝大海,躺在床上就可以欣赏海景。房间很大,有单独的存放行李和衣物的隔间,卫生间为半露天设计,还有个小花园! 餐厅提供的食物多样美味,服务非常好。老板经常会过来跟我们聊聊天,潜水啊,各国文化啊,还有那几只乖狗狗。遇到碰到问题都可以提,员工们会尽力帮我们解决! 潜店很好,我们在这里经历了很棒的潜水,潜导知识和经验都很丰富,我们在这里学到了潜水以来最丰富的海洋生物知识! 迫不及待地想再回来!

Reviewed May 10, 2018

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