Yepp its true, in 3 months travelling in Aisa, I have never etaten such good food, with such a nice view in such a cozy - zen mode setting for so little money. We used to joke about if it was the food you payed for or the accomdation since it's so dirt cheap. I will remember the food for years to be honest. Its a great place to meet backpackers and families traveling that are on a budget.
When it comes to the rooms, of course, you get what you pay for, have no illusions, but they are very clean and tidy. Staff is very friendly. I have nothing negative to say about the diveshop, Sven who is a very nice guy runs it very well, did only one dive due to ear problems so cant say anything about the other dive masters, but the other divers seemed pleased and they are easy to talk to, diving gear is totally ok.
I will will come back here in the future, need to take revenge on the diving I missed out on, you should too!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Formerly known as Panorama Cottages, Panorama Backpackers is one of the oldest and most experienced resorts on the island of Bunaken. Recently refurbished, it was originally established just as travellers began to reach the island. We have always been a family-run, local enterprise and our staff, all of whom are family and friends, will take pride in caring for you during your stay here. If you want a friendly, casual, backpacker-style retreat, with a genuine home-stay atmosphere, then Panorama could just be what you're looking for. ... more less