The Village Bunaken
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- Continental Breakfast
- Airport Transportation
- Non-smoking rooms
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
TripAdvisor Reviews The Village Bunaken
Travel Blogs from Bunaken
... Australia owner, Terry who has been living on the island for 18 years and initially he seemed quite welcoming, but sadly this was not to last…..
We were shown to our room which was a little more rustic than the pictures and trip advisor had shown but it was clean and seemed ok. The highlight of this hotel was the restaurant and bar which had uninterrupted views over the reef and ocean. Diving on Bunaken was pretty expensive compared to the rest of Indonesia so ...
... it in front of us for half an hour eating seeds and drinking water. They’re not smelly but if they pee on you – you’ll need to wash your clothes and have a shower!
They’re also endangered, protected and endemic to this area and nearby islands, also Papua New Guinea. Sadly they are so cute they are taken for pets where they generally die as they’re hard to keep alive) and the adults are also food.
The other ...
... our bungalows, wading across mangroves to get there as the tide was too low for the boat to pull in close. We are staying at Cakalang Resort. Many places here are called resorts, but not what you expect, generally a collection of bungalows, restaurant/kitchen area and an office / dive gear building if that is offered. Cakalang is owned and run by a Dutch gent, Ferdinand and is very welcoming friendly place. Totally laid back ...
... all up when a less experienced diver hit 50 bar. Our dive time was extended in some cases more than 45 minutes! Bunaken was a great place we had sunset walks along the beach, a hammock and a balcony, great food and atmosphere, and top standard diving - we couldn't have wanted for more (except to stay for longer...) Oh....and how could I forget. Jessica our very own baby monkey (see the pics). She was brought over to Bunaken by a Dutch guy who had found ...
... of heavy vehicles and a tiny, slippery and muddy bridge.
There had been a landslide next to the bridge and there was no way a bus was getting over it. It was like a battle ground out there the mud was so churned up (think Glastonbury on a rainy year, with cars driving through the mud making it worse and worse every minute). Vehicles were getting stuck, groups of men pushed them through but with each vehicle it got more impassable. There was another bus on the far side of ...