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Bastianos Bunaken Resort
From USD 70 per day
Max 50
At a glance...
  • Winner of our Dive Resort of the Year.award
  • Resort spa and swimming pool
  • Beachfront bar and pool table
  • Casual babysitting service
  • Combine stay at sister property in Lembeh
  • Offers full board and diving packages
Customer reviews
Very good!421

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Staying on holiday at Bastianos Bunaken Resort means you are in the professional hands of one of the best known names in North Sulawesi. Based on Dive The World customers' feedback, Bastianos Bunaken was awarded the 2012 Dive Resort of the Year. The property is long-established and sits in an ideal spot, right on Liang Beach in the centre of the island itself, with quick and easy access to all the great diving of the Bunaken National Marine Park.

One of the most attractive features of this resort is its affordability - with a range of accommodation, from cheaper hillside rooms to beachfront and air-conditioned rooms - making Bastianos the right place to stay for the budget conscious, but also a useful Bunaken option for those that expect comforts such as air-conditioning and hot water.

You can enjoy drinks at the beachside bar, or take in the great ocean views from the elevated and expansive lounge area, where you can make use of the free wifi internet, watch a movie or satellite TV, play a game of pool and enjoy the swimming pool. For those that need more dedicated relaxation therapy, there are a range of treatments such as massage, facials and reflexology available at the resort spa.

You can expect at least 3 boat dives a day, friendly and helpful staff, and a professional scuba operation to help you get the most out of the steep walls and big fish action that you'll find when diving in Bunaken. For the full North Sulawesi experience, you can also combine this resort with a stay at the Bastianos' sister property or another accommodation on the Lembeh Strait. Booking a combination vacation package at both these 2 resorts is a great plan from a diving perspective.

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Accommodation and Diving Package Prices...

 Prices valid until 31 March 2025

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Year Round 23/24 - 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2025
Accommodation (per person per night):
Standard Fan Room: EUR 65 (single supplement EUR 33)
Standard AC Room: EUR 80 (single supplement EUR 40)
Superior Room (A/C): EUR 90 (single supplement EUR 45)
[Single supplement - see note below]

Diving Prices:
Day Boat Dive - EUR 52
Night / Mandarin Dive Surcharge - EUR 12
Housereef Dive - EUR 12
Nitrox Surcharge - EUR 6

(Children below 6 stay free, children 6 - 10 get 50% discount)

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More Package Details....
Destinations:  Bunaken Island National Marine Park (Diving environment: wall diving, drift diving, healthy reefs, beginner & advanced divers, very popular; Highlights: dugongs, turtles, great macro life/marine diversity, schooling fish/big pelagics).
No diving on days of arrival or departure.

Resort diving includes:  Dives (as detailed in the packages above), boat rides to sites, experienced English-speaking divemaster (maximum 5 divers per DM), 12 litre tanks, weights and weightbelts, scuba tax, drinking water, hot drinks, snacks.
Diving excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own):  Scuba equipment (US$ 22 per day), Bunaken marine park fees (US$ 9 per year), dive insurance (can purchase on arrival). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash in IDR, SGD, EUR, USD, or credit card in IDR (with surcharge)).
Optional extras:  Extra boat dives, night boat dives, dive computer, torch, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 22 per tank), large tanks. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival. Note: prices of items purchased on site are subject to change.

Resort accommodation includes:  Bed, breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinking water, hot drinks, snacks, internet access, VAT on package prices.
Accommodation excludes (mandatory):  Single supplement on single travellers only, payable in advance.
Single Supplement:  This is a compulsory additional charge on single travellers for the sole occupancy of double/twin accommodation.
Optional extras:  Alcoholic drinks, scheduled round trip resort transfers from Manado airport (min. 2 persons: US$ 92 per person, minimum 2 persons). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there:  Bastianos Bunaken Resort is located 60 minutes by boat northwest of Manado City, North Sulawesi. For more information on how to get to there, see our Manado travel information section. The resort can schedule transfers to/from Manado Airport between 8 am - 5 pm.

Dive clubs and group discounts:  Pay for 9 guests and 1 extra person can join free of charge, pay for 12 guests and 2 additional persons can join free of charge.

Add-on package:  For the best scuba diving vacation experience in Manado, we recommend that you book a combination of resorts here, to include one in the Manado and Bunaken Island area to dive the Bunaken National Marine Park, and one in Lembeh to dive the Lembeh Strait.

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Rooms, Beds, Bathrooms, Views...
You can choose from a few different levels of twin/double bed holiday accommodation at Bastianos. There are 17 Superior Beachfront rooms all with air-conditioning. There are also 9 Standard Hillside Rooms. All rooms have en-suite bathroom facilities.

All the resort accommodations at Bastianos have:
  • Fan cooling
  • Air-conditioning (Beachfront A/C rooms only)
  • Seaview
  • Twin or double bed
  • Private bathroom with hot water shower
  • Towels and soap
  • Balcony and exterior furniture
  • Mosquito nets
  • Table, cabinet and chair
  • Electricity - twin round pin (power socket adapters available)

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Diving Details...
The Bastianos Diving Centre is Western managed by experienced PADI dive instructors and offers boat dives all around the 5 islands of the Bunaken National Marine Park.

The 4 dive boats feature:
  • 6-13m traditional-style with wooden hulls
  • Maximum per boat: 6-16 divers
  • 1 guide for every 4 divers
  • 2 non-diving crew per boat
  • 2-3 x 40 HP Yamaha engines
  • Shaded kit up area with rinse tank
  • Sundeck
  • Drinking water
  • Toilet (on some of the boats only)
  • First aid kit
Daily departures from the resort are at approx. 08:30, 11:00, and 14:30 hrs for the 3rd dive. Maximum bottom time per dive is 1 hour. Lunch is served back at the resort between the 2nd and 3rd dives. Boat journey times are 2-30 minutes.

The scuba dive centre has rinse tanks and a storage room for your equipment, and a bathroom with fresh water bucket shower. The staff will wash and carry your scuba gear for you if you so wish. The resort also has a first aid kit and emergency oxygen.

Note: Extra night dives and visits to Nain Island can be arranged for an additional charge on arrival.

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Facilities, Location, Recreation...
Bastianos has all you need for a relaxing time between or after dives. There is free WiFi in the restaurant area so you can stay in touch with the rest of the world, a pool table, massages and other therapies from the Shiatsu and Spa, plus Bunaken Island's Liang Beach right on your doorstep. You can also arrange land tours including trekking, rafting or a Manado City Tour.

Resort facilities include: Beachfront restaurant and bar - Shiatsu and Spa with massage, reflexology, facials & scrubs - Swimming pool - Elevated open-air lounge with satellite TV, DVD player, movie library, book exchange & fish ID books - Free wi-fi internet in lounge, restaurant and reception area - Beach sun beds - Snack/provisions shop - Casual baby sitting service - Manado tour desk - Laundry service

Location: Bunaken Island, Bunaken National Marine Park, Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia

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Menu, Cuisine Type, Specialities...
Meals are served buffet style in the resort's beachfront restaurant, often meaning your evening meal takes places against a spectacular Bunaken sunset. Dishes are a mix of Indonesian, Asian and international cuisine. Seafood, curries and BBQs are among the more popular dining choices.

Meals available:
  • Indonesian, Chinese, Italian and other Western style cuisines.
  • Breakfast consists of eggs, pancakes / waffles, hot & cold cereals, fresh fruit, toast, coffee & tea.
  • Special diets can be catered for - please send advanced notice.
  • Seafood, and BBQ usually once a week.
  • Lunch & dinner are soup or salad, fish, meat, vegetables, plus one further dish, followed by fruit or pastries.
  • All day snacks & drinks: fruit, bananas, tea, coffee, drinking water.
  • Fixed menu.

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Dive Safety, Resort Security...
The nearest re-compression chamber is at Malalayang Hospital in Manado, 35 km, or 1.5 hours, from Bunaken Island. We recommend divers have their own scuba insurance policy.

The Bastianos Diving Center provides 1 dive guide for every 4 divers and first aid kits on its boats. There is a 5,200 litre supply of emergency oxygen back at the resort, together with an emergency action plan. The nearest medical facility is also at Malalayang Hospital in Manado.

Bastianos Bunaken Resort has a safety deposit box, free of charge, in reception, and has 24 hour security provided by a 6 person patrol. The nearest police facility is 15 minutes drive from the pier, back on the Manado mainland.

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Customer reviews:

Customer rating - Excellent
"Service at both resorts (here in Bunaken and Bastianos Lembeh) was excellent. The resort managers were extremely helpful, dive crew and divemaster were exceptional, and the resort staff was friendly and accommodating. Overall, the staff, food and facilities were excellent." - , USA, 11 November 2012 ...

Customer rating - Very good
"They take care of us from the time we land at the airport thru when they drop us at the airport. Food was good (better at Lembeh Strait). Manager of the resort were really nice and helpful." - , Canada, 25 April 2012 ...

Manado/Lembeh area

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