Happy Gecko Dive Resort
Bungalow Full Board, Happy Gecko Dive Resort in Manado
a house with a view of the ocean, Happy Gecko Dive Resort in Manado
Interior view, Happy Gecko Dive Resort in Manado
a wooden bench sitting next to a body of water, Happy Gecko Dive Resort in Manado
a house with a patio and chairs and trees, Happy Gecko Dive Resort in Manado
Happy Gecko Dive Resort

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8.4

Excellent

52 reviews

52 reviews

Food & Dining2
Housekeeping1
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7.9

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - 80 meters to the beach
Parking
Available
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
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.

Highlights

860 meters to Bunaken National Park

Airport transfer

80 meters to the beach

Balcony/terrace

Bar

Hygiene Plus

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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit

Facilities

Airport transfer

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Check-in/out [private]

Game room

Bar

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

What time is check-in and check-out at Happy Gecko Dive Resort?

Check-in is from 01:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. 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 caravan park offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Happy Gecko Dive Resort?

Happy Gecko Dive Resort is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 560000 IDR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the caravan park know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Happy Gecko Dive Resort has a car park available for guests.

Is breakfast offered at Happy Gecko Dive Resort?

Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Happy Gecko Dive Resort.

What are my dining options at Happy Gecko Dive Resort?

Happy Gecko Dive Resort features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at Happy Gecko Dive Resort?

Happy Gecko Dive Resort does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

What popular beaches are close to Happy Gecko Dive Resort?

Guests at Happy Gecko Dive Resort can easily visit Pall Beach and Liang Beach in the Bunaken Island area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Happy Gecko Dive Resort?

Happy Gecko Dive Resort is located in the Bunaken Island area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Bunaken National Park, Bunaken National Marine Park and Panorama.

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Property ranking|Compared to 200 Manado properties
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Room comfort score
7.3/10
Room size
36 sqm.
Service score
8.4/10
Value for money score
8/10
Better than
91
%
of Manado properties
Bigger than
87
%
of Manado properties
Better than
81
%
of Manado properties
Better than
75
%
of Manado properties
Overall rating:

8.4

Excellent
52 reviews
Cleanliness
7.2
Facilities
6.9
Location
7.9
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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 90% of accommodations in the city.
Staff and service here are considered high quality by past guests whose ratings put it above 81% of the city's options.

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Amenities and facilities

Good
Facilities

6.9

Most talked about facilities

Food & Dining

2 mentions

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2 mentions

Breakfast

1 mention

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Dutch
  • Indonesian
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • 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
  • Restaurants
Services and conveniences
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
Access
  • 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

Location

Liang Beach, Bunaken Island, Manado, Indonesia
Very good
Location

7.9

Airports
  • Sam Ratulangi International Airport (MDC)
    19.5 km
Public transportation
  • Malalayang Bus Station
    18.3 km
Hospital or clinic
  • PUSKESMAS CALACA
    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).

Others
  • 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/Check-out
  • 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
Extras
  • 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
7.8
/
10
Cleanliness7.2
Facilities6.9
Location7.9
Room comfort and quality7.3
Service8.4
Value for money8.0
High score for Manado
Rating
9+ Exceptional (7)
8-9 Excellent (7)
7-8 Very Good (4)
6-7 Good (5)
<6 Below Expectation (5)
Time of the year
Mar - May (9)
Jun - Aug (4)
Sep - Nov (3)
Dec - Feb (12)
All guests (30)
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8.7
Excellent
Holger from Germany
Group
Bungalow Full Board
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

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10.0
Exceptional
Elsa from United States
Couple
Bungalow Full Board
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

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9.3
Exceptional
Brian from United States
Couple
Bungalow Full Board
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

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9.7
Exceptional
Alistair from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Bungalow Full Board
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

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9.0
Exceptional
Uma from Singapore
Couple
Bungalow Full Board
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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6.0
ING from Singapore
Solo traveler
Bungalow Full Board
Stayed 4 nights in March 2014

INTERESTING EXPERIENCE”

1) BEACH HOTEL 2) OWNER SPEAKS ENGLISH 3) ROOM IS QUITE CLEAN

The hotel is situated right in front of the beach. Guests can swim whenever they like. The rooms are quite tastefully furnished, as compared to some of the so-called resorts in BUNAKEN ISLAND. The meals are very basic and acceptable; thought the cooks try to change the menus daily. The hotel faces MANADO CITY, and gives quite a view at night when the MANADO CITY lights up. However, the rubbish from MANADO CITY are carried by the waves and whether it is high or low tides, RUBBISH ARE THERE AND EVERYWHERE!!! It is not a good dive site due to the RUBBISH and most of the coral are dead!!! There are more RUBBISH in the water than fishes!!! The owner speaks good English and tries hard to overcome RUBBISH PROBLEM, which is beyond her control!!!

Reviewed April 03, 2014

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9.3
Exceptional
Ben from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Bungalow Full Board
Stayed 5 nights in April 2015

Diving and Hammocking”

Staff, diving, hammock

My 5 day stay here was perfect. Fantastic diving and snorkeling. Great hammock for chilling out after a morning or afternoon diving. Food was always fresh and plentiful. Back up generator for evening black outs. The owner / manager was always very accommodating and all staff were very helpful and friendly. Great dive guides as well. THANKS!

Reviewed April 20, 2015

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5.6
Radu from Germany
Couple
Bungalow Full Board
Stayed 2 nights in February 2016

Bad value”

This is a very basic type of accommodation and that would be OK if the price was right. However, we paid more than for a 4-star hotel in Manado and that is just because of the location in Bunaken. The food was pretty bad for Indonesian standards - think Indonesian food minus the spices and the flavour. On top of that it was not enough to feel satisfied. For example, the breakfast consisted of one egg plus some toast and jam.

Reviewed February 20, 2016

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6.7
Good
Angeline from Indonesia
Couple
Bungalow Full Board
Stayed 2 nights in February 2013

Great location for diving. Owner is very attentive”

Location, Views from Bungalows, Great food

It was a comfortable and nice stay, we were there solely to dive at Bunaken. Owner was very attentive and caring, and we had a nice stay at the bungalow.

Reviewed January 20, 2014

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9.3
Exceptional
Clare from Ireland
Solo traveler
Bungalow Full Board
Stayed 5 nights in February 2015

Friendly, happy and chilled stay”

Quiet, location, food, staff

Fantastic stay with great service and a chilled time on the island. Great food, clean accommodation (basic but everything you need) and lovely people.

Reviewed February 21, 2015

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7.0
Very good
CHRISTOPHER from United Kingdom
Couple
Bungalow Full Board
Stayed 1 night in January 2014

Great base for divers/back packers.Basic.”

The owner was lovely and kind.Relaxed atmosphere.Evening meal.

It was relaxing.The owner is aware that the bathrooms need updating.The sheets on the bed were uncomfortable being poly/cotton- too sticky.Superb for diving.Great instructor/guide in house.Coffee/tea and water available all day.Very cold beer at night.Food cooked at night was delicious.Would definitely recommend if you want remote bolt hole for diving and chilling out.

Reviewed February 12, 2014

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8.3
Excellent
nicholas from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Bungalow Full Board
Stayed 2 nights in May 2013

Relaxing”

Quiet,food & staff

I really like the staff her..Run by a friendly Dutch lady & her local husband & his family they made me feel very welcome & I was sad to leave. My room led to a balcony with sea & garden views, & it was nice a quiet at night.

Reviewed June 14, 2013

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7.3
Very good
Chin from Singapore
Couple
Bungalow Full Board
Stayed 3 nights in January 2014

Quiet getaway”

Ocean view, home cooked food, friendly owner and staff

We had a nice view of the sea from our balcony, the food was great and the owner & staff were really friendly. However, we were unlucky with the weather and it was very windy throughout our stay (especially at night). The bungalow was rustic but comfortable. Unfortunately, due to the stormy nights, we were not able to sleep well due to the loud rattling noise of the zinc roof. Last minus point, the toilet flush does not work well.

Reviewed January 16, 2014

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8.0
Excellent
Jon from Australia
Couple
Bungalow Full Board
Stayed 5 nights in July 2014

Friendly, warm hospitality”

Willika the owner, exploring the island, Snorkeling, Shopping at the market

Enjoyable, food could have been better,

Reviewed August 02, 2014

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8.0
Excellent
Supriatin from Indonesia
Couple
Bungalow Full Board
Stayed 1 night in December 2013

lovely hotel”

nice people, confortable, nice room
Reviewed January 13, 2014

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10.0
Exceptional
Nicolo from Germany
Solo traveler
Bungalow Full Board
Stayed 7 nights in March 2013

A wonderful stay”

Everything is perfect
Reviewed April 26, 2013

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3.0
FABRICE from France
Couple
Bungalow Full Board
Stayed 4 nights in September 2014

Hôtel non entretenu”

Hôtel non entretenu, sanitaires et douches dans un état lamentables, personnel quasi inexistant sauf la gérante qui essaye de faire de son mieux

Reviewed April 28, 2015

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8.7
Excellent
GOURDON from France
Couple
Bungalow Full Board
Stayed 3 nights in August 2013

Sejour très agréable et reposant”

Possibilité de louer le bateau de l'hôtel pour faire du snorkeling, bons repas (différents à chaque fois), personnel très agréable (comme si on était à la maison!!)

Très bon sejour, trop court!, le personnel est très agréable, la nourriture est bonne, les plats changent à chaque repas. Rien a redire! Peut être juste le fait que le wifi ne fonctionne que très ponctuellement!

Reviewed August 31, 2013

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7.0
Very good
Heike from Germany
Couple
Bungalow Full Board
Stayed 4 nights in February 2015

Netter Aufenthalt”

Gute Bungalows, ordentliches Essen, nette holländische Besitzerin

Sehr nette Besitzerin, gute Bungalows und Essen. Betonierte Strandpromenade nicht so schön, teilweise auch viel angespülter Müll. Aber insgesamt ein erfreulicher Aufenthalt!

Reviewed February 24, 2015

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9.3
Exceptional
Emese from Hungary
Couple
Bungalow Full Board
Stayed 3 nights in August 2014

Posto stupendo!”

La posizione è la migliore! Immersioni indimenticabili con Jimmy! La tranquillità del posto e l'ospitalità di Willeke!

Il resort si trova in una posizione unica. Siamo stati 4 notti, Wileke ci ha fornito informazioni preziose sull'isola. L'istruttore dive è molto professionale, ho apprezzato molto le immersioni notturne, Jimmy ama talmente il suo lavoro che ha trasmesso anche a noi il suo entusiasmo per le bellezze sottomarine davvero notevoli. Quando non facevamo le immersioni andavamo a scoprire la parte interna dell'isola, mi è piaciuto molto la spiaggia deserta che si trova sul lato opposto a 5 minuti di passeggiata e il punto panoramico da dove si vede il vulcano. Il villaggio di Bunaken si trova a 45 minuti di passeggiata. Non abbiamo mai trovato spazzatura, nè nelle immersioni, nè davanti al resort. È sufficiente una breve nuotata per fare dell'ottimo snorkelling! Assolutamente consiglio di organizzare la trasferta in barca da Manado, basta contattare Wileke. Ottimo Resort! Consiglio a tutti!

Reviewed November 13, 2014

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