Happy Gecko Dive Resort
Happy Gecko Dive Resort
Beach, Happy Gecko Dive Resort in Manado
Bar/lounge, Happy Gecko Dive Resort in Manado
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94 reviews

94 reviews

Service 8.4
Value for money 8.0
Location 7.9
Room comfort and quality 7.3
Cleanliness 7.2
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7.9Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - 80 meters to the beach
Popular landmarks
Bunaken National Park
850 m
Soekarno Bridge
15.6 km
Kienteng Ban Hian Kong
16.6 km
Museum Negeri Propinsi Sulawesi Utara
17.2 km
Malalayang Beach
17.9 km
Closest landmarks
Liang Beach
80 m
Bunaken National Marine Park
250 m
Pulau Bunaken
650 m
730 m
Bunaken National Park
850 m
Holiday park/caravan park

Happy Gecko Dive Resort

Bunaken Island, Manado, Indonesia - See map

Conveniently situated in the Bunaken Island part of Manado, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Bunaken National Park. Massage and restaurant are among the special facilities that will enhance your stay with on-site convenience.


Hygiene Plus

860 meters to Bunaken National Park

Top Value

Airport transfer

80 meters to the beach


Airport transfer

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Check-in/out [private]

Game room


Laundry service

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Manado every 7 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.0
Distance to city center15 km
Location rating7.9
Nearest airportSam Ratulangi International Airport (MDC)
Distance to airport19.5 km

Rooms available at Happy Gecko Dive Resort

Bungalow with Sea View
  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 double bed
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Quadruple Room with Sea View
  • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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Bungalow Full Board
  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Frequently asked questions

Does Happy Gecko Dive Resort have bars on-site?

Delight in your vacation the finest way with a beverage in your hand at Happy Gecko Dive Resort's bar accessible right in front of your doorstep for when you need a drink or two.

Does Happy Gecko Dive Resort provide laundry services?

Yes! Happy Gecko Dive Resort offers laundry service at your fingertips for whenever you need your favorite outfits clean and fresh all throughout your holiday. Please contact the property for more information.

What is the typical travel time to the nearest airport from Happy Gecko Dive Resort?

The average travel time to get from Happy Gecko Dive Resort to the airport is 90 minutes, but please take into account that the travel time may fluctuate based on traffic, weather conditions, and time of day.

What are the property's policies for children's bedding at Happy Gecko Dive Resort?

Happy Gecko Dive Resort's policy pertaining to children's bedding considers guests age 6 years and older as adults, and therefore requires an extra bed which will incur an additional fee. You can find additional information about specific child policy and age range for this property, by checking the "Property policies" section located in the property page for more details.

How many rooms does Happy Gecko Dive Resort have?

Happy Gecko Dive Resort has a total of 5 rooms.

What do guests like most about Happy Gecko Dive Resort?

Past guests that stayed at Happy Gecko Dive Resort have given this property a rating of 8.414 for its outstanding service as the major highlight for their stay.

What is the verified guest review consensus about Happy Gecko Dive Resort's wellness amenities?

100.0% of our past guest evaluations have given a positive review and remarks about this property's wellness amenities. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for Happy Gecko Dive Resort down in the review section.

What is the average rating that verified Solo travelers' have given to Happy Gecko Dive Resort?

Verified solo travelers that have stayed at this property have given Happy Gecko Dive Resort an average rating of 9.1. You can look up more detailed customer reviews and evaluations by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the average rating that past Families with older children have given to Happy Gecko Dive Resort?

Verified families with older children that have stayed at this property have given Happy Gecko Dive Resort an average rating of 7.9. You can search for more thorough customer assessments and feedback by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the nearest train, metro, or bus station to Happy Gecko Dive Resort?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Malalayang Bus Station, 18291.59 m away from Happy Gecko Dive Resort.

What are popular destinations near Happy Gecko Dive Resort?

Happy Gecko Dive Resort’s location in the Bunaken Island neighborhood makes it close to famous points of interest which includes Pall Beach and Bunaken National Park.

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More about Happy Gecko Dive Resort

More about Happy Gecko Dive Resort

Happy Gecko Dive Resort

Explore all of Manado and its neighboring adventures with a stay at Happy Gecko Dive Resort. Located a mere 850 m from Bunaken National Park, Happy Gecko Dive Resort is just steps away from a green and natural adventure.
Every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable by providing the best in services and amenities. Keep up with all your communications easily with the caravan park's free Wi-Fi. Getting from and back to the airport can be easily arranged with the caravan park's airport transfer services. Guests can enjoy convenient available parking right at the caravan park.
Front desk service is provided at the caravan park including luggage storage. Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the caravan park's tours. Packing light is possible at Happy Gecko Dive Resort thanks to the caravan park's laundry service keeping your clothes clean. Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by caravan park.
Designed for comfort, all guestrooms offer a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. For your comfort, some rooms at the caravan park are equipped with linen service. Some rooms at Happy Gecko Dive Resort even come with extra design features such as a balcony or terrace. In some select rooms, you can find bottled water at your disposal.
Happy Gecko Dive Resort also provides towels in some of its bathrooms for your convenience.

Dining and things to do

Every day at Happy Gecko Dive Resort begins with a delicious in-house breakfast. A variety of convenient and tasty dining options are waiting for you at the caravan park, for whenever you get hungry. A memorable night with your travel companions can be had without going far, at the caravan park's bar.
Enjoy the countless activities offered at Happy Gecko Dive Resort. End your days in total relaxation with a visit to the massage, located right at the caravan park. Cool off on hot days by joining water-world activities like snorkeling and diving. Get social at the caravan park's library, where you can meet other guests.

Around the property

Experience Manado like a true local. Enjoy the simple pleasures of an oceanside getaway, with Malalayang Beach located 17.9 km away, where you can turn a good day into a great one with a sea view.

Reasons to stay here

Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 98% of the city's other accommodations.
Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 91% of accommodations in the city.

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Languages spoken
  • English
  • Dutch
  • Indonesian
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Diving
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Massage
  • Snorkeling
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • Breakfast [continental]
  • Restaurants
Services and conveniences
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Invoice provided
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Pets allowed
Getting around
  • Airport transfer
  • Bicycle parking
  • Car park [on-site]
Available in all rooms
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Clothes rack
  • Fan
  • Free bottled water
  • Linens
  • Mirror
  • Mosquito net
  • Non-smoking
  • Private entrance
  • Seating area
  • Shower
  • Towels
  • Wooden/parqueted flooring

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • Asian
  • Continental
  • Vegetarian


Liang Beach, Bunaken Island, Manado, Indonesia
Very good


  • Sam Ratulangi International Airport (MDC)
    19.5 km
Public transportation
  • Malalayang Bus Station
    18.3 km
Hospital or clinic
    16.2 km

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Bunaken National Park
    850 m
  • Soekarno Bridge
    15.6 km
  • Kienteng Ban Hian Kong
    16.6 km
  • Museum Negeri Propinsi Sulawesi Utara
    17.2 km
  • Malalayang Beach
    17.9 km
  • Water Park Griya Paniki Indah Manado
    18.5 km
  • Manado Souvenir
    18.7 km
  • Jesus Blesses
    22.2 km
  • Tunan Waterfall
    24.4 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Liang Beach
    80 m
  • Bunaken National Marine Park
    250 m
  • Pulau Bunaken
    650 m
  • Panorama
    730 m
  • Bunaken National Park
    850 m
  • Tanjung Parigi
    920 m
  • Alung banua
    1.0 km
  • Cela Cela
    1.2 km
  • Sachiko's
    1.6 km
  • Fukui Point
    1.6 km
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

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

Minimum age of guests is: 12 year(s).

  • Please note that airport pickup can be arranged for EUR 35 (max 4 persons).
  • Please note that as on Bunaken, there are no banks or ATMs. The resort offers no means to pay by credit card, therefore please make sure to possess enough cash to the island. Payments can be in either Indonesian Rupiahs, US dollars or Euro’s.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

  • Check-in from13:00
  • Check-out until12:00
  • Reception open until22:00
Getting around
  • Airport transfer fee560000 IDR
  • Distance from city center15 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)90
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 USD
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors1
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 5
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened2008
  • Most recent renovation2013

Reviews of Happy Gecko Dive Resort from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
Value for money8.0
Room comfort and quality7.3
High score for Manado
9+ Exceptional (7)
8-9 Excellent (7)
7-8 Very Good (4)
6-7 Good (5)
<6 Below Expectation (5)

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Holger from Germany
Stayed 3 nights in October 2013

Relaxing, nice hotel with a beautiful view”

Location, food and snorkeling!

We stayed (2 travellers from Germany) 5 nights at the Cicak Senang Resort (Happy Gecko), it was super nice and the staff was friendly and helpful. It was also very easy to book a boat for a snorkeling or diving trip and the had good tips for little walks around the island. The room was simple, but nice and clean and had an awesome views. We enjoyed our stay very much! And host Willeke is a very friendly lady;-)

Reviewed October 27, 2013
Elsa from United States
Stayed 3 nights in February 2016

I Left My Heart at the Happy Gecko!”

What an incredible entry to the wonders of Sulawesi! Willeke and her beautiful family of staff made my stay so welcoming and relaxing. The diving and snorkeling are WORLD CLASS amazing!!! The first night we were there, we watched a Volcano explode lava a kilometer into the air 40 miles away over the sea!!! The room was pretty and comfortable, with a lovely sunset view from the deck. The food was simple and good, and I felt right at home. I have told every traveler I met in the last 5 weeks in Sulawesi to definitely NOT miss Cicak Senang (which means Happy Gecko in Bahasa Indonesia). Willeke is a beautiful woman with a heart of gold. It was a pleasure to enjoy her hospitality during our 5 day stay. Happy!!!!

Reviewed March 20, 2016
Brian from United States
Stayed 4 nights in January 2015

Ocean Treat”

Clean, Diving, Ocean

Anyone looking for luxury should turn the page, this is not the place, it’s simple living. Having said that, I would happily go back there. The place has 5 wooden chalets each with a nice balcony, they are kept clean and comfortable, but no a/c, no TV, no hot water, there is a ceiling fan but during our stay the island only had electricity half the time. The Cicak Senang restaurant / bar is open on 3 sides, with a lookout over the mangroves and ocean, which laps at the hotel steps. Underneath is the dive shop, with the Cicak dive boat moored outside. Food was great, you need full board as there are no other restaurants, at dinner you can watch the sunset with a bintang. Too much trash gets washed up on the island, during our stay this beach was no worse than others we went to. Wifi in reception area (when electricity on). Staff and the Dutch owner were all incredibly nice and helpful. Great diving, great stay.

Reviewed February 10, 2015
Alistair from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in June 2012

Comfortable, clean, friendly and lovely views.”

Tremendous food, excellent service, comfortable rooms.

I stayed here for two nights in June and had a wonderful time. Three meals are included per day and the quality is excellent: varied, plentiful quantities. I'm vegetarian and my dietary requests were met with nothing but smiles. The bungalows are perched on a hill heading down towards the water. he balcony had a gorgeous view for the sunset, and at night the hum of cicadas was all I heard - very peaceful. The rooms are comfortable, and the spacious bungalows felt very homely. The resort is also located just along from one of the local villages, and the path across the island allows you to access some beautiful rural scenery. A delightful stay at a place with friendly, honest owners and comfortable rooms at an excellent price. Highly recommended.

Reviewed June 26, 2012
Uma from Singapore
Stayed 3 nights in December 2012

Great Service at family owned and run resort”

Wonderful service, great diving

we spent the christmas break at cicak senang and had the resort to ourselves and another family with kids. we chose to make two dives of lekuan 1 & 3 and the dives were great with divemaster jimmy who managed to spot the pgymy seahorses that we were after. we also saw several turtles and a reef shark. plenty of pelagic fish as well. resort is small and intimate and perfect to get away from it all. owner willeke and her husband are always at hand to help with anything we needed.

Reviewed January 06, 2013
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