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Excellent location
Popular landmarks
Bunaken National Park 620 m
Pall Beach 2.56 km
Soekarno Bridge 15.81 km
Kienteng Ban Hian Kong 16.84 km
Museum Negeri Propinsi Sulawesi Utara 17.39 km
Malalayang Beach 18.18 km
Water Park Griya Paniki Indah Manado 18.75 km
Manado Souvenir 18.86 km
Jesus Blesses 22.44 km
Tunan Waterfall 24.67 km
Nearby landmarks
Bunaken National Marine Park 520 m
Bunaken National Park 620 m
Pall Beach 2.56 km
Siladen Island 4.59 km
Manadotua Island 6.87 km
Mount Tumpa 11 km
Soekarno Bridge 15.81 km
Port of Manado 16.41 km
Ban Hin Kiong Temple 16.56 km
Kienteng Ban Hian Kong 16.84 km
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Bunaken Island Dive Resort

Bunaken Island, Bunaken Island, Manado, Indonesia - See map
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Excellent service
8.3 rating for service
Excellent cleanliness
8.0 rating for cleanliness
Very good comfort
7.9 room quality and comfort
Very good facilities on premise
7.4 facilities on premise
  • Airport transfer

  • Private beach

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Balcony/terrace

  • Room service [24-hour]

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Value for money7.6
Location rating8.7
Nearest airportSam Ratulangi International Airport (MDC)
Distance to airport19.7 km

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Ocean View Bungalow Full Board-min 2 nights
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  • Beach view
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  • Room size: 150 m²/1615 ft²
  • Ocean view
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    109 sqm.
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    Overall rating:
    8.0
    Excellent
    43 reviews
    Cleanliness
    8.0
    Facilities
    7.4
    Location
    8.7
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    More about Bunaken Island Dive Resort

    Bunaken Island Dive Resort is a luxury dive resort set in a typical Minahassa style. Making the very heart of this fabulous island resort is the open-air restaurant overlooking the beach and its location within a lush tropical landscape. This dive resort offers diving, snorkeling, fishing, and other tours. The resort is approximately 45 minutes away by boat from the Manado Harbor and a 25-minute taxi ride from the airport. Indonesian meals, coffee and tea, water, and Wi-Fi Internet access are available. Each bungalow and villa is fully equipped with an air conditioner, fan, warm and cold water, as well as a partially opened bathroom. Enjoy your diving trip on Bunaken Island and choose Bunaken Island Dive Resort to be your ideal place to rest.

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    Cleanliness8.0
    Facilities7.4
    Location8.7
    Room comfort and quality7.9
    Service8.3
    Value for money7.6
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    8.0
    Excellent
    Victor from Indonesia
    Family with young children
    Ocean View Bungalow Full Board-min 2 nights
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2016

    Kim is the man....”

    Kim helped us a lot. He is the Manager there. Quite knowledgeable. Been around Indo, including wakatobi. He will cater to your need for meals, whatever it is (if makes sense of course). Stayed there for 3 nights with 3 small kids. Should have booked 1 room where everyone can stay in one room, because if not, you will be split up and what an effort to get to and from the different rooms.

    Reviewed June 23, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Dave from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Ocean View Bungalow Full Board-min 2 nights
    Stayed 4 nights in April 2016

    I loved it here”

    The food was the best food I ate in Indonesia. The staff were first rate. The attached dive resort, run by Sven, is highly recommended. The resort is a step up from the other resorts I visited on the island and as a result you pay a premium but for me it was well worth the extra. It affords it's guests privacy and the setup is more geared towards this. I would happily stay here again if I get back to Bunaken,

    Reviewed June 03, 2016
    9.2
    Exceptional
    samantha from Australia
    Couple
    Ocean View Bungalow Full Board-min 2 nights
    Stayed 4 nights in March 2016

    Perfect relaxed location”

    This place is so beautiful. I have not felt this relaxed in a while. The location is just off the beach with a great view or the lagoon and volcano. The resort is well thought out with a lovely dining area with a small bar and gorgoeus landscaped gardens. The rooms are amazing with a lovely bathroom. The staff made us feel very welcome and the food on most days was delicious. My only small issue was that there is no electricity during the day so if you wanted a cold drink you had to leave the resort and obviously no air con. Also on one day we had no water in the bathroom. Other than that the diving was great and so was our stay. I would definitely return.

    Reviewed March 30, 2016
    8.0
    Excellent
    LAU from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    Ocean View Bungalow Full Board-min 2 nights
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2016

    Best place for relax and enjoy the nature”

    Staffs are very nice and talkative. Nice sea view. Good location for dive and snorkelling. Try the food here, they are simple but delicious.

    Reviewed March 01, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    INN from South Korea
    Family with teens
    Ocean View Bungalow Full Board-min 2 nights
    Stayed 4 nights in December 2015

    Very nice place”

    Resort staffs are very kind and all food provided was delicious. Very nice place for dive.

    Very clean than I expected. Everything was great but my family had trouble with mosquitos. Should bring insect repellent. Very thank to manager Kim help us a lot.

    Reviewed December 31, 2015
    8.0
    Excellent
    yi from China
    Couple
    Ocean View Bungalow Full Board-min 2 nights
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2015

    quite clean and good servers”

    quite clean and good servers
    Reviewed December 03, 2015
    7.7
    Very good
    David from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Ocean View Bungalow Full Board-min 2 nights
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2015

    Adequate resort in excellent location”

    Location, good manager, dive shop next door

    Perfectly good stay in divers paradise. Location is fantastic, stunning views from above the beach with a lovely house reef 100 meters from shore, followed by a fantastic drop off making for brilliant snorkelling. Most major dive and snorkel sites are also within a 10 minute boat journey. Other positives: Staff and food were both ok, manager Kim was extremely helpful and entertaining (even managing to get us into a fully booked hotel through his contacts for our next place) and the dive shop next door (ran by Sven and his team) was excellent. However, whilst food is pleasant it is not as amazing as other reviews make out, with inadequate portions of main dish on most days. Booking system is also chaotic. Most people we spoke with did not get the advertised ocean view they booked and consequently had to move one or two times during the stay to benefit from a better view (we were moved to a villa at the back so were compensated by more space for the lost view). Power is unavailable between 9-5, so even fans don't work which can be overbearing. Most worrying was the dangerously overloaded dolphin watching trip. Not the fault of the hotel to be fair, but accountability must lie with the people taking the booking and the money. Spending an hour bailing water out of a sinking boat that was double capacity with children on board but boasting only two life jackets, in 2km deep open ocean, is unacceptable and definitely not worth 60 EUR! Overall, a good stay thanks largely to Kim, but equally good and cheaper options are available.

    Reviewed July 20, 2015
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Gunnar from Sweden
    Family with young children
    Ocean View Bungalow Full Board-min 2 nights
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2015

    Great Stay at Bunaken”

    Great and helpul staff and owner. Nice bungalows with great views . Great Dive Center.

    We had a great and relaxing time with some excellent diving!

    Reviewed May 18, 2015
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Stephanie from United States
    Solo traveler
    Ocean View Bungalow Full Board-min 2 nights
    Stayed 4 nights in April 2014

    Location, Location, Location”

    Privacy, Peace, Tranquility

    I wanted isolation and peace and got all of that except for when the pumps in the dive shop were running just below my bungalow. It's not really possible to snorkel here or enjoy the beach at all because (NOT THE FAULT OF THE RESORT), the garbage floats up to the beach. The poor guys below tried to keep up with it but it's a full time job. The other side of the island is a great place to snorkel. The dive boat was great!

    Reviewed February 07, 2015
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Josie from New Zealand
    Solo traveler
    Ocean View Bungalow Full Board-min 2 nights
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2014

    Bunaken Island Dive Resort”

    Location, food, hammock

    My stay was awesome. The staff was very friendly, great snorkeling. Enjoyed the food and the people. Rooms were a good standard

    Reviewed October 06, 2014
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Raymond from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Ocean View Bungalow Full Board-min 2 nights
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2014

    wonderful hotel in a prime location”

    location staff and rooms

    This is a wonderful hotel to relax and enjoy this beautiful island. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. The food produced in their kitchens was tasty and healthy. Plenty of chicken and fish but also good vegetable dishes. The rooms were lovely and a pleasure to stay in. The hotel was well run and the manager was warm and friendly and always available to deal with every request. I would recommend this hotel whether you are diving, snorkelling or just there to chill out.

    Reviewed August 20, 2014
    7.7
    Very good
    Florence from France
    Family with young children
    Ocean View Bungalow Full Board-min 2 nights
    Stayed 4 nights in May 2014

    amazing”

    beautiful location, nice food and very nice staff

    beautiful location and view, nice room with all wood furniture, very clean, nice food cooked by a nice cook, preparing specially for children, possibilities to have dolphins and snorkeling tour with children if you are not a diver, professional dive center, manager very nice and cool, familly friendly, beach easily to access with shadows... all in all a great stay!

    Reviewed June 06, 2014
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Adrian from Singapore
    Family with teens
    Ocean View Bungalow Full Board-min 2 nights
    Stayed 1 night in March 2014

    Excellent with good and friendly staff”

    Beautiful and scenic location, near to Marine park and nice accomodation

    The hotel staff was friendly, Evelynn the Manager was a great host and we met up with Frank the owner. On our fist day getting to the island was a hassle but Frank managed to get in contact with us and we got good arrangement with Andy the boatman to the island and back, 45 mins each journey. We had a good guide Wengsi who brought us around to Bukit Kasih, lovely place for sightseeing. Perhaps the nice time when we come back, we like to spend more time snorking along the Marine Park. One tip to contact Wengsi on your arrival to arrange transport to island at +82 81341834988

    Reviewed March 09, 2014
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Chin from Malaysia
    Group
    Ocean View Bungalow Full Board-min 2 nights
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2013

    Nice quite hotel”

    Huge room nice host delicious foods
    Reviewed January 02, 2014
    2.3
    robby from Indonesia
    Couple
    Ocean View Bungalow Full Board-min 2 nights
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2013

    i will never go to that hotel again!”

    nothing special

    poor hotel.. electricy out from 10pm till 5 am.. bad food n les hotel's staff

    Reviewed November 16, 2013
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Stefanie from Germany
    Couple
    Ocean View Bungalow Full Board-min 2 nights
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2013

    super relaxing and very personal with the staff”

    location, rooms, staff

    very satisfying, laid back, good diving, nice food, very personal and intimate staff, great bungalow

    Reviewed October 04, 2013
    5.0
    SUELYN from Singapore
    Couple
    Ocean View Bungalow Full Board-min 2 nights
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2013

    Fairly adequate for a quick refresher”

    Eco friendly, on site diving/snorkeling services, quiet area

    Would have been nice to be informed in advanced of electricity availabilities via agoda. Not all activities available on island were informed by hotel staff (if they can be located). With wonderful views and location, owner needs to improve upkeep and maintenance of cabin/room (comfortable bed, bathroom amenities refilled and ready before guests arrive, broken window should be fixed, storm enforced windows at top of room would keep room better protected from the rain, NEW BEDS is a must since it was all just springs poking into our backs - torturous), fix the gap/hole within wooden viewing platform in hotel's restaurant (VERY DANGEROUS) and consider having staff on standby in restaurant area in case guest requires support.

    Reviewed August 12, 2013
    7.3
    Very good
    HIDEAKI from Japan
    Solo traveler
    Ocean View Bungalow Full Board-min 2 nights
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2013

    Very tranquil and relaxed place”

    Beach activity, relaxing, Jalan Jalan(walk around)

    Very good atmosphere. What a bit pitty was beach was a seedy condition with many garbages. Still, the place was great.

    Reviewed June 05, 2013
    8.7
    Excellent
    Hajime from Japan
    Group
    Ocean Villa Full Board-min 2 nights
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2013

    Very exciting”

    Ocean front, Homelike atmosphere, Nice diving spot

    I'm really appreciated for kind support of the owner.

    Reviewed May 14, 2013
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Marcus from Canada
    Business traveler
    Ocean View Bungalow Full Board-min 2 nights
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2012

    Best resort on the island”

    Lovely cottages, tasty/plentiful food, well managed

    I lucked out with a last minute, day-before booking. I was resigned to taking a private boat from Manado port to Bunaken for 350,000 IDR but luckily the guys meeting guests were already in the port waiting for other guests and I just hitched a ride. Frank, the owner, has built an oasis on a hilltop with handsome Minahasa-style cottages with commanding views of the sea and Manado Tua, the volcanic island neighbor of Bunaken. I've not experienced other resorts but you can't go wrong with this resort. Food is always plentiful and very tasty! Bring your own liquor as they only have beer and you need to buy a whole wine bottle if you want some. My only issue is that electricity is available only after 5 pm when the generator is turned on. If you need it during the day you have to go to the dining area, but it's not always available there either. Power was unavailable in the entire resort for one day when I was there (I was told that the power connection to the mainland was cut off or something). The wifi device is on a pole beside the dining area so try to get a cottage that has unobstructed direct access to it.

    Reviewed November 14, 2012
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