The Village Bunaken
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- Continental Breakfast
- Airport Transportation
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
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Travel Blogs from Bunaken
... is at the accommodation drinkable water is provided at your accommodation! They bring in the 15 litre bottles and use the dispensers. So nice not having to buy 4 bottles of water a day with the resulting plastic pollution! Great work islanders! Water is scarce and Ferdinand here has taught the locals they can collect fresh water from their roofs during rain. Means fresh water can be used for washing and showers now rather than the brackish water from the wells!
... 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 ...
... was a healthy reminder for us travellers. For instance, although Lion Air has a website and a booking/payment facility it doesn't work (for anyone). Instead you have to go to one of their offices and physically buy the (dot matrix) printed ticket which is duly stamped in ink and then signed by pen at separate desks! Totally old style! Running late for the Bunaken ferry and seizing the moment we grabbed our ticket and ran to the Manado dock to catch ...
... him as we walked out the hotel. He stopped a bus arranged the fair & we all jumped in. The little taxi mini buses are all pimped up with good sound systems and he was playing loud drum and bass back to the airport. Booked a flight with Lion Air at the airport to Mekasar £50 each. Got in a taxi that didn't understand English took us all over the place driving round the block a few ...
... were drinking tea and taking advantage of the situation by charging for their services pushing out cars that got stuck. She got some phone numbers and called round trying to negotiate a reasonable price for a car to take us to Tentena (which we were told was 6 hours away but actually it was only 2 and a half). We agreed to pay £7 each, a bargain considering we didn't really have any negotiating power, what were we going to do, sit in the tea shop until the mud dried out? At that point ...