I was vert excited to hear the newly refurbished resort, Solitude Lembeh, would be wheelchair accessible and having checked out the website, booked into the resort for the final 6 days of our dive trip to North Sulawesi.
It felt like we had arrived in paradise, the resort is beautifully located in a quiet bay opposite Lembeh Island. The rooms are spacious and well planned out with international and USB plugs next to the bed. Wi Fi was available 24/7 which we’d missed desperately at our previous stopover. The bathroom was immaculate and stocked with quality products too. I cannot overstate how comfortable we were and happy to be finishing our trip in such luxury.
The food served during our stay was beautifully presented every time, our smoothie bowls in the morning were as colourful as the nudibranchs we were there to find. We ate a selection of Indonesian food, fresh fish and salads along with fruit and other snacks during the day. The menu offered plenty of choice and vegetarian options.
The main purpose of the stay was to dive in the famous Lembeh Strait and the dive team at the resort were amazing. We were assisted down to the boat in our wheelchairs and the guides found every little critter we put in a request for. We were the first wheelchair guests at the dive resort and the team’s response was to do whatever was needed to get us into the water comfortably and ensure we had the same diving experience as any other divers. Most of the dive sites were only 10 minutes away in the speedboat, hot towels, fresh fruit and refreshments all offered in between the dives ensured we were comfortable and well hydrated.
I finished my final day with a dip in the infinty pool, something I’ve always wanted to do and the resort staff were so happy to help me out. I then had a wonderful Indonesian massage to end on a real high.
I would return to Solitude Lembeh in a heartbeat and hope the opportunity arises in the future to go back to this very special place where I’ve made many happy memories and new friends.