Treasure of North Sulawesi
Grand Luley Manado is encompassed within six-hectares of tropical landscape edged by a mangrove forest protecting the coastline in the North Sulawesi capital of Manado. The property overlooks Bunaken Island and is within National Marine Park, a veritable treasure trove of rich marine bio-diversity that draws diving enthusiasts from around the world.
Accommodation at Grand Luley Manado is a collection of tastefully-appointed guestrooms and a luxury villa. Two separate wings extend from an impressive lobby with a dramatic high-pitched roof that has been designed to create a real sense or arrival. Supporting facilities namely an all -day dining restaurant, exclusive lounge, resort shop, swimming pool with snack bar, wellness studio, meeting rooms, fully equipped dive centre and private jetty enhance the overall quality of stay for business and leisure travellers.
Grand Luley Manado sits at the edge of a traditional Minahasa fishing village where the people have long sustained themselves from the ocean’s precious bounty. The 40 minutes drive from Sam Ratulangi International airport passes panoramic mountain scenery and vast stretches of lush tropical greenery.
KAWALUSSO Dive Center
One of the highlights at Grand Luley Manado is a dedicated Dive Centre that enables guests to discover the spectacular corals and rich underwater life of the nearby Bunaken National Marine Park. It is a certified facility that caters to the needs to experienced divers as well as beginners with internationally recognized PADI courses and programmes. The Dive Centre is staffed by a qualified team of multi-lingual instructors. It carries 30 sets of well-maintained equipment including respected brands such as Aqualung and SeaQuest. A wide range of fins, masks, snorkels and wetsuits are also available to guarantee the best fit. A fleet of three operational boats cater for small groups with all essentially safety apparatus onboard.
Bordering the Bunaken National Marine Park, Grand Luley Manado is a sanctuary for relaxation and reconnecting with the beauty of nature. It is attuned to the surrounding environment and has implemented various eco-friendly practices. Warm hospitality, personalized service and meticulous attention to detail ensures that each and every guest feels like they truly belong.
A dedicated Dive Centre run by a team of qualified PADI instructors is another attraction at Grand Luley Manado. The team go to great lengths to help preserve local dive sites as well as the coastal mangrove forest. A sunken mermaid statue located in the waters of Bunaken’s Bahowo Point is sponsored by the resort and helps raise awareness about marine conservation.