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Bunaken Beach Resort

Pangalisang Beach PO Box 1309, Manado, Bunaken Island Indonesia
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#3 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Bunaken Island
Bunaken Beach Resort is located on Pangalisang Beach on the Eastern side of Bunaken island in the middle of the famous Bunaken National Park, off the coast of Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Bunaken National Park is a popular destination for divers from all over the world due to its unique coral reefs and numerous different species of marine life which make it very well suitable for snorkeling also.Bunaken Beach Resort is a comfortable and friendly resort with its own private beach and a beautiful sea view with mountainous mainland in the background where amazing sunrises can be enjoyed every morning.Our restaurant serves a choice of different delicious local dishes and on request we can make special arrangements for our guests while hot and cold drinks are available around the clock.The resort has its own professional dive center which is well equipped with good quality dive sets. In addition we have our own comfortable and large dive boat and we work with experienced dive masters and instructors.Electricity and running water are available 24 hrs and we offer comfortable accommodations varying from luxury bungalows to more basic rooms, all with a private terrace and a hammock to spend a lazy afternoon in the tropics
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barefootmart wrote a review Jan 2020
Toronto, Canada297 contributions75 helpful votes
We booked for 7 but stayed for 9 days we enjoyed ourselves so much. This strip of the island has the calmest water. We could swim right off the beach front. This was the best coral we have ever experienced. The all inclusive meals were particularly excellent. The island got a 24 hour generator which made our lives easier with lights and wifi. Their beer and pop fridge never worked properly so it was always warm. That said some cabins only have a fan and could get quite warm. January is their rainy season but it only rained 3 times at night...funny their was hardly any mosquitoes. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The property, rooms and dining area were always clean and tidy. They are in the process of moving the kitchen and dining area down by the beach. I would strongly recommend this place
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Nami50 wrote a review May 2019
Cairns, Australia32 contributions7 helpful votes
I am Australian and over the years have been to many places on the Barrier Reef, however I have to say that I was very impressed with Bunaken Island and the diversity of corals and fish here. Being at Bunaken Beach Resort was the icing on the cake. The reef in front of the resort was clean and only a short swim out from the beach. Erny, the owner is so sweet and accomodating and provides three meals a day. The staff were friendly and happy and the whole experience was positive. It is a beautiful laid back vibe here on the island and I would recommend coming before the secret gets out!
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
Eleanor C wrote a review Sep 2018
Sheffield, United Kingdom65 contributions35 helpful votes
The hotel is in a good location, a short walk out of the village which makes it a bit quieter and has its own small beach. The room was a bit dated and could have done with a good clean, and we stayed for 4 nights and our bed wasn’t made or towels changed, by this is reflected in the price compared to other resorts on the island. The food was absolutely fantastic, we didn’t have the same meal once in the entire time we were there (apart from breakfast). Meals are served at set times which were a little early for us but that is just personal preference. There were always fresh eggs however you liked them and fresh pancakes at breakfast, and a variety of different local food served at lunch and dinner. Food was served buffet style but there was always more than enough to go around and they were very accommodating that I am a vegetarian and would make me extra eggs at meal times when they were serving meat. There is a private boat offered from manado to the resort for 100k rupiah or you can get the private boat on the island for 50k rupiah. The staff are very friendly and helpful, and it is also possible to pay for your stay on credit card with an extra charge of 3% even though on booking.com it says cash only.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Toon N wrote a review Aug 2018
Bangkok, Thailand12 contributions13 helpful votes
My wife and I spent 5 nights at BBR beginning Aug 2018. Some good points: located very close to a good bar with live music and good atmosphere, can snorkel from hotel (but need to swim 230m), some staff are very nice and smiley. But: Room: room is ok but no mosquito net, we were bitten a lot. Bathroom was a swimming pool as water evacuation was blocked (I noticed them but the problem was not fixed during 5 days). Food: cook was good and very friendly and helpful but we ate mainly veggies at lunch when everybody is hungry after diving. It's a fact: all guest were surprised and complained about the food (not the staff!) Diving: not good at all. Instructor and dive master were not nice at all and didn't give any information before diving about the place to go, equipment, environment etc... Atmosphere was really bad. We came from so far to meet this... ;( Equipment was old and really not safe: at least 1 BCD had a air leak, I noticed it and refused to use it. The day after they proposed it to my wife! I said NO again. Another tourist used it and said she was always moving up when diving, and her air was used much faster than other divers... so unsafe. A bottle separated from BCD during diving! I noticed it to dive master who immediately fixed it. My wife used to be afraid in deep blue and is not comfortable in water, although she had already dived. With BBR she cancelled her diving once in water because of BAD instruction and UNSAFE feeling. Snorkelling: Once again no information about where to go and about the strong current: my wife was pulled away hundreds of meters far from the boat and was so afraid and yelled at them to come to help. Our mood and feeling were just killed, while visiting this fantastic place... what a pity. CONCLUSION: our trip would have been much better if we went to another place ;(. For a better sleeping, eating, atmosphere and much better diving and snorkelling, please go to another place with real certified instructors. I guess the 4 and 5 star reviews come from visitors who loved Bunaken island and its incredible coral, not loved BBR and its divers, it's impossible.
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Date of stay: August 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Henrique G wrote a review Mar 2018
Sanur, Indonesia259 contributions35 helpful votes
The staff and location were perfect for our 3 day dive tour. 3 nights and 3 meals a day cost around $60 USD. Yes, $20/day. Your on the water with quick access to some of the best reef diving in the world.
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Date of stay: March 2018
Trip type: Travelled with friends
US$38 - US$49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IndonesiaSulawesiNorth SulawesiManadoBunaken Island
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bunaken Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Bunaken Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Bunaken National Marine Park (1.2 miles), Deco Stop Cafe N Bar (0.2 miles), and Mahoro Island (1.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Bunaken Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Bunaken Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Does Bunaken Beach Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Bunaken Beach Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.