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Mamaling Resort Bunaken
Reviewed 29 August 2014

Hosts Tom and Rose could not make one feel more welcome. The meals were excellent and with a total of eight guests round one table, it felt more like a family party every night. Beautiful crystal clear water and reefs teeming with marine life. I would be more than happy to recommend it to all my friends. As General McArthur said, "I shall return". Ron & Angie

Room Tip: Bungalow 4 has a beautiful view of the sunrise.
  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

We booked this resort because it was highly recommended by other users here. And well, we didn't got disappointed in any ways! Rose and Tom, the hosts, offer romantic and totally clean chalets situated in pure nature.
The atmosphere is warm and friendly. This is not only because of the super-friendly hosts but also because of the staff there. Everybody is friendly, helpful, gives you a warming smile.
I am not an experienced diver (discovery level) but I was always feeling safe and in good hands. The diving guide there, Chris, showed me around with great patience and experience. I loved it!
What else to say? The food! For my point of view Mamaling can even compete with a high-level restaurant somewhere in Indonesia. Fresh fish, chicken, Sate (one of the best I tried before), nicely prepared vegetables just cooked to the point, various dishes every day. Tasty every time.
One of the best locations in SE Asia I have been before!

Room Tip: Take the superior chalet on the hill. It is worth the extra costs.
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank MartinTingtong
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

We stayed four nights here and thoroughly enjoyed our time - great diving and snorkelling on coral walls with an excellent dive aster and staff, friendly hosts, terrific food, clean and comfortable cottages: highly recommended

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

Although bunaken island takes some effort getting to, the location is definately worth it. Comfortable, secluded rooms tucked away behind a small bay and great meals provided. Some of the very best diving in Indonesia. The sheer colour and diversity of coral and small fish were breathtaking!! always turtles.
This is one for the true dive enthusiast.

Room Tip: Theres only four private rooms, each as good as the next.
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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1  Thank jason_andrew_67
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

If you are looking for peace and quiet with brill diving or snorkelling topped off with excellent food then the Mamaling Resort is for you.
We stayed at the Mamaling resort on Bunaken in 2013, always worried that going back somewhere as it might not be as good, we needn't have worried as The Mamaling just gets better if that's possible.
They have four bungalows now the new one being higher up the hill with a huge balcony and spectacular views.
Rose and Tom are fabulous hosts and can't do enough to make your stay as comfortable and memorable as possible.
The cook (cookie) is fabulous we were never disappointed, the variety and flavours were excellent! The rest of the staff are so friendly and always smiling and happy. If you like good conversation and a laugh take a bottle of whiskey and spend some time with Tom after dinner he's a fabulous host and has lots of funny stories.
This truly is still a 5 star paradise resort

Room Tip: Ask for the new bungalow,slight steep hill to walk up but separate to the others with big balcony an...
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

Diver lovers will absolutely listed Bunaken as one of the destination. Here what you can see: gorgeous wall reefs and macro creatures (we are talking about very tiny cute flat worms, fishes, etc). Only dive master (Chris) expertise to finding those things,he also experience with all surroundings, beside that, diving with him is very enjoyable. Rental equipment well maintained, boat is clean and comfy (enough space for everyone).

We spent 2 weeks in Mamaling (with 7 months old baby), is it challeging? not really and everything worked out. Its because, the owner (Swiss & Indo couple) very well organized. From airport to resort is very smooth, bungalow is clean, food is very tasty (standard international flavour,if it's based on Menado standard everybody won't make it, superr spicy) Included friendly, funny and helpful staff. They even helped us taking care of our baby while eating, as well as when we went diving.

Overall, we are happy and satisfied to choose Mamaling Resort.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 March 2014

This is a highlight for divers/snorklers and lovers of pure nature. Surrounded by a Marine Park, it offers amazing sea life amongst coral reef (wall).
The resort consists at present of 3 spacious, fully equipped and nicely decorated bungalows, set within mangrove trees, away from the crowd.
The local village Alung Banua is a 15 mintues' walk away. Excursions to island's main village Alung Banua, nearby islands/volcanos, dolphin watching can be arranged with assistance of the resort.
The owners Rose and Tom are outgoing and attentive. Great hospitality and family-like atmosphere througout with wonderful staff. Tasty and healthy combination of local/international food.

Room Tip: There are 3 identical (wooden, local style) bungalows right at the mangrove beach. Peaceful and quie...
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Mamaling Resort Bunaken

Address: Mamaling Beach | Alung Banua, Bunaken Island 95242, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Sulawesi > North Sulawesi > Bunaken Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Bunaken Island
Price Range: £41 - £49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Intimate nature Dive-Resort, situated on the quiet northwestern part of Bunaken Island. All cottages have private bathroom (western-style), veranda, mosquito-net an fan. We offer our guests pure nature feeling, tranquillity and outstanding divespots. ... more   less 
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