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Happy Gecko Resort Bunaken (Cicak Senang)

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Espoo, Finland
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Exceptional budget stay in Bunaken, had everything we needed: hot shower (it gets warm during the day), three meals and water provided. Bungalow had a fan so air won't be very cool unless there is any wind. This is place for relaxing, bare foot chilling with beautiful underwater. Peaceful stay and spent days snorkeling and diving and/or visiting Bunaken village...

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south england
Reviewed 5 June 2016

My 2nd visit to Bunaken in 12 years but 1st to Cicak Senang. Lovely little budget accommodation, 5 bungalows, all with beautiful views. Great to sit out on veranda and in hammock. Bungalow 1, nearest restaurant, is easier for those who have problems walking up hills/steps and is also the most private as it's further away (in height) from the...

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Coventry
Reviewed 25 March 2016

This is a small but delightful resort with brillaint owners and staff. Everything about this was excellent and friendly at time one forgot its a professional business - these are lovely people too ! Fantastic views, you get a bit of beach here - so although no-one is sun-bathing you can walk a long way along the sands at low/mid...

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Tampere, Finland
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Happy Gecko for 5 nights and couldn't be more pleased for our stay. It was the low season, so we were lucky to be the only guests. :) Diving was just great-Jimmy was excellent guide, he knows the dive spots really well and could find tiniest macrolife from the reefs & walls. We saw also many black+white...

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Edmonton
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Our entire visit was perfect. Great assistance in travelling to and from the resort. Excellent reception and information on arrival. Wonderful clean cabin with view deck and daily housekeeping! Clean grounds, kitchen and dining area. Good food and big servings. Wifi connectivity in the dining area. Dive shop very well maintained with excellent equipment. Great dive boat with emergency oxygen...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 20 February 2016

Great small resort, only 5 bungalows all have great views and very clean. Very friendly and helpful owners (Dutch lady and Indonesian husband from Bunaken). Great food, every day something different. And off course the ice cold beers.. Great dive centre with very experienced and relaxed guides. Good and new equipment, coffee/tea/water/ biscuits on the boat. No long term planning,...

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Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

My friends and I had a great time staying at the Happy Gecko. The hospitality of the owners was incredible, they were always ready to help and made us feel like we were at home. The food was delicious and the diving center just below the resort was also great. The bangalos were clean and spacious, but no AC. Although...

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 1 February 2016

This is a really nice place to stay and for a cheap price you get a good bungalow with sea view. Friendly and helpful staf. You have Internet down in the lobby but it doesn't allways work, which goes for the whole island. The owner is Dutch so her english is really good which helps if you want to ask...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 January 2016

Really nice resort, great reef to swim at right off the beach and snorkel and dive trips can be organised by the resort. Quite and away from the main area but super easy to get to with helpful staff. Amazing value for money would highly recommend.

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Reviewed 1 January 2016

Cicak Senang offers simple clean rooms, great food, and excellent advice, guidance and service for access to the marine park. We came to spend time in the water snorkelling on the reefs, and the support we got from the hotel's Dutch owner, Willeke, for this was exceptional. On the afternoon of our arrival we snorkelled off the shore in front...

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  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Small and cosy dive resort with only six spacious wooden bungalows on a hillside. Great sea views from your private balcony. Breezy seaside restaurant, with great food and cold drinks. Dive center on the premises with good diving at competitive prices. The owner, Jerry, was born and raised on the island and together with his Dutch wife he welcomes you to come and dive Bunaken. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Happy Gecko Resort Bunaken (Cicak Senang)

Address: Liang Beach, Bunaken Island 95242, Indonesia (Formerly Happy Gecko Resort (Cicak Senang))
Region: Indonesia > Sulawesi > North Sulawesi > Bunaken Island
Price Range: £45 - £70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“The higher up - the more stairs - the better view you get from your bungalow.”
tjkk2013, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“bungalow 1 easiest to get to (all bungalows uphill) and most private as further from public path than the others.”
intercom, 5 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The cabin nearest to the main dining area was perfect”
grayb, 25 Mar 2016 | Read review
“All of the cabins have views and are comfortably furnished. You can't go wrong!”
KenDebra, 3 Mar 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are nice and quit”
518marcelz, 20 Feb 2016 | Read review
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