Bunaken National Marine Park will amaze any experienced divers with its magnificent reef walls, bright blue waters and outstanding marine life from different shapes, sizes, and colours. Explore the turtle hotspot, look for critters and stingrays on the sea bed while school of butterfly fish trying to distract you. Relax and enjoy the sun at fantastic dive resort, Bastianos Bunaken.
Situated ideally at the long sandy Liang Beach, Bastianos Bunaken provides easy access to all dive sites around Bunaken National Park. The resort welcomes divers as well as non-divers from all around the world to relax and unwind. With 2 decades of operation, the resort has built a dedicated and professional team, and gained impressive reputation. The beachfront and hillside rooms offer incredible sunset view. While their shiatsu and spa center have a variety of nurturing treatments with natural products for you to enjoy. Bastianos Bunaken will give you a wonderful diving and tropical stay experience.
Bunaken National Park is one of the world’s popular dive destinations. This is thanks to its amazing walls, colorful coral gardens, and abundant types of fish as well as critters. You can spot reef sharks, nudibranchs on the walls, sting rays, groupers, gobies, and rare species of crabs at some dive spots. Did you know that 7 of the 8 species of giant clams are found in Bunaken? All this astonishing biodiversity is spread across more than 30 dive sites.
Bastianos Bunaken Dive Resort has in total 17 Superior rooms (all with air-con) located on the beachfront side. On the hill side, there are 11 Standard rooms (9 with fan, 2 with air-con). All rooms are wooden featured, equipped with western style bathrooms, and offer beautiful sunset views. Facilities at the resort including its own dive center, restaurant and minibar at the beach. There are also shiatsu and spa center, swimming pool and pool table at the restaurant. They have a marine life library if you want to learn more about the creatures you see.
Once you arrive at Sam Ratulangi Airport of Manado, our team will meet you at the exit gate with smiles then transfer you to the harbour (30 Minutes). After that, we will continue by boat to the resort (45 Minutes). On arrival, enjoy the rest of the day free. Take your time to familiarize yourself with hotel facilities.
NOTE: The latest transfer from Manado Airport to the resort is 15.00 – 16.00 on the day of check-in.
Accommodation: Superior Room
After breakfast, you will start the dive trip (2 dives per day) around Bunaken Marine Park. Your lunch box will be provided on the boat between dives. In the afternoon, return to the resort and enjoy your free time until evening, then have dinner and rest.
Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
Accommodation: Superior Room
After breakfast, at the appointed time by the resort, you will be transferred back to Manado airport to catch your flight to the next destination.
NOTE: The latest transfer from the resort to Manado Airport is 10.00 – 11.00 on day of check out.
Bastianos Bunaken is located on the island of Bunaken in North Sulawesi. You will need to fly to Manado airport (MDC) and from there go to Calaca harbor to board a boat to Bunaken Island. However, we can organize the pickup from airport all the way to the resort and return to make it easy for you. The stay at Bastianos Bunaken can be combined with their other accommodations at Lembeh and Bangka if you are interested to explore those islands as well.
Bunaken National Park is best for diving during the dry season which is usually from April to October. Most sea creatures in Bunaken are year round, with some are easier to spot on certain time such as sharks in June and dolphins in July. Sperm whales are usually seen migrating through the area around July and August. During rain season which starts around November to February, it is still possible to dive but visibility is reduced in addition to rough surface due to winds and rains.
Unfortunately, the resort is unable to do late night or early morning transfers to/from the resort due to safety reasons including sea condition. The option is to stay in Manado if your flight arrives after 5 PM or depart before 9 AM. We can help to book you a hotel room in Manado so do not hesitate to let us know.
Cash payment in IDR, USD, EUR are accepted as well credit cards (VISA/MasterCard). The USD cash notes need to be new print (2006 or newer) and totally unmarked by pens, stamps, etc. Preferably unfolded. The banks in Indonesia does not accept notes in these conditions. No special notes required for EUR but please be advised that the resort does not accept USD and EUR coins.
Currently, local direct flights to Manado (MDC) are available from Jakarta airport (CGK) and Denpasar, Bali (DPS) where most international routes arrive and depart. There is a flight connection by Garuda Indonesia from Amsterdam to Manado with one transit in Jakarta. By Qatar Airways, connection is available from Frankfurt going through Doha and Jakarta.