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Cakalang Bunaken
Reviewed 2 August 2012

Ferdinand and Julie were amazing hosts! They were interesting to talk to and naturally become friends with their guests. The accommodations were simple but new and very clean in a quiet part of the island. It is typical in this part of the country to have your rate be per person and to include 3 meals and accommodation- I think this is mainly because there aren't any restaurants around. Anyway- their food is great! While other places get mundane, Julie really tries to cater to your tastes and come up with unique meals whether you're staying there one day or one week! Highly reccommended!

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 July 2012

Very nice, friendly and accommodating staff. Excellent, healthy and varying food. Cozy and clean rooms. Right on the beach with view over the mangrove. Breathtaking coral reefs 50 meters out. Good service all around. No complains but no luxurious comforts such as hot water.
All together a perfect setting for a perfect holiday.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 July 2012

We intended to stay at Cakalang for 4 nights but ended up extending our time there 3 more days. We couldn't get enough of the delicious food, friendly people and INCREDIBLE diving.

Ferdinand's dive equipment is brand new and taken care of. Due to the small size of the resort, each dive was catered to our needs- which was awesome! They were very flexible and knowledgable of the area, both in and out of the water. On days we didn't dive, we would use snorkel gear and wade out past the mangroves for superb, absolutely amazing snorkeling.

The bungalows were spacious and immaculate! Very comfortable and clean!!! A lot of care went into the design and they are very well kept.

The meals were delicious! The staff took great care in creating a variety of dishes. New flavors every day! The presentation of the food made us feel like we were at a dinner party, the table was always set just so-inviting and lovely.

Above all, Ferdinand and his wife Julie are great people, and have a terrific staff! Everybody is smiling and a joy to be around. I have fond memories of dominos games and lots of laughs. They really went above and beyond to make our stay the best it could be, and I would surely recommend to all!

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 June 2012

nice place, nice people, good food, good price.
I'll be back

  • Stayed: August 2011
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Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Cakalang Bunaken

Address: Pangalisan Beach | Bunaken, Bunaken Island 95000, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Sulawesi > North Sulawesi > Bunaken Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 16 Speciality Lodging in Bunaken Island
Price Range: £33 - £42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cakalang a small hide away. A very friendly atmosphere, clean rooms with fresh water. Good food and our own dive center. Dive courses can be done in PADI and Naui ... more   less 
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