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Siladen Resort sits on the island of the same name, at the heart of Bunaken National Park. It is one of the top diving destination in Indonesia. Bunaken will amaze any experienced divers with its magnificent reef walls, bright blue waters as well as outstanding marine life from different shapes and colors. All through the hands of professional team at Siladen. Explore the turtle hotspot, look for critters and stingrays on the sea bed. Don’t let a school of butterflyfish trying to distract you.
Siladen Resort & Spa offers memorable diving and stay experience. It is situated on a lush tropical island in the heart of the Bunaken National Marine Park. The marine park is known worldwide for the richness of its waters and epicenter of global marine biodiversity. The boutique resort has been receiving guests since 2003. It offers guests the most charming, and secluded relaxation in Sulawesi. The property is located on the western side of the island. On a 300-meter long stretch of white coral reef beach facing the Manado Tua volcano, guests can enjoy breathtaking sunsets all year round.
Bunaken National Park is one of the world’s popular dive destinations. It 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 and also sting rays. Also, it is easy to find some 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.
There are 3 Luxury Villas, 6 Beach View Villas, 10 Garden View Villas or a Nusa Indah Villa for guests to choose from. The accommodations overlook either the ocean or the beautiful gardens. All is equipped with standard facilities and amenities such as an en-suite bathroom, air-con and WIFI. The resort can accommodate double or twin-beds.
Guests staying at the Luxury and Beach View Villas can enjoy the 180-degree view of the Bunaken National Park and an incredible sunset. The Garden and Nusa Indah Villas are perfectly situated in a tranquil tropical garden area of the resort.
The resort offers a variety of day tours to nearby villages or tourist attractions, has an in-house spa, and occasionally hosts photography workshops.
Once you arrive at Sam Ratulangi Airport of Manado, our team will meet you at the exit gate and transfer you to the harbour then by boat to the resort (total around 90 minutes). On arrival, enjoy the rest of the day free. Take your time to familiarize yourself with hotel facilities.
Accommodation: Garden Villa
After breakfast, you will start the dive trip (2 dives per day) around Bunaken National Park. Dusk and night dives are available daily upon request. Group sizes of four divers per guide (4/1), although private guides are available upon request.
Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
Accommodation: Garden Villa
Enjoy your breakfast. Then at the appointed time by the resort, you will transfer back to Manado airport to catch your flight to the next destination.
Siladen Resort is located on the island of Siladen in North Sulawesi. You will need to fly to Manado airport (MDC). Then from there, the resort will organize the car and boat transfers all the way to the resort as well as the return to the airport. Transfer time to the resort is approximately 90 minutes depending on weather and tide conditions.
Bunaken National Park is best for diving during the dry season which is usually from April to October. However, most sea creatures in Bunaken are year round. 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. The rain season starts around November to February and it is still possible to dive in this season. But the 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. This is due to safety reasons including sea condition. That being said, 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 and 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 or stamps. Preferably unfolded. The banks in Indonesia does not accept notes in these conditions. No special notes required for EUR. 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). These are 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.