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Happy Gecko Resort Bunaken (Cicak Senang)

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

Hotel Cicak Senang was the perfect retreat for our Sulawesi trip. We booked a day or two in advance. When arriving at Manado airport they had a driver standing ready to take us to the harbour to cross over. From the chaotic and dirty city of Manado to the peaceful and mesmerizing Bunaken island. The rooms are spotless clean and...

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Lausanne, Switzerland
Reviewed 7 October 2015

We spent ten days at senang Cicak . Ten days absolutely perfect. Willecke and Jerry greeted us with a smile . The family atmosphere and everyone was very welcoming . The bungalows are simple but very good. The cooks delight you every day. Bunaken is a beautiful island. The dives are amazing and the team that supports you and dive...

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Vanlose, Denmark
Reviewed 26 September 2015

Great value! Nice basic bungalows, with great view. 'Cold showers' go really hot during the day, so you can have a hot shower after diving. Willeke is really helpful, in such a friendly and relaxed way. Jimmy was a great dive guide, and our rental equipment was in good condition. Will recommend - and will be back :)

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2Thank Katrine183th
Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 6 August 2015

If you are looking for a friendly and relaxing atmosphere in a resort with good food, a beautiful sea view, a really nice host, superb dive spots and professional dive guides, then you have to stay at Happy Gecko Resort! The rooms are simple but clean and there's everything you need. All of the employees are friendly and their cooking...

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2Thank LaurentWischlen
Reviewed 6 August 2015

We (two friends on diving holidays) spent seven nights at the Happy Gecko. Willeke is a very caring host - she is extremely helpful and we could even do our laundry here. I really don't have anything negative to say: The food is outstanding (local cuisine - rice, fish and vegetables), the bungalows are just what you would expect (clean...

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2Thank Yann S
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 7 July 2015

Stayed for 7 nights. My primary aim is to dive in Bunaken and have a relaxing vacation. The prices for full board and the dive rates was very reasonable. Willeke and Jerry with their staff was very friendly and helpful. Jimmy, the dive guide can find the smallest and hard to find creatures for me to practice my photo taking....

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1Thank kuningsub
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 May 2015

We spent nine nights here and will definitely come back one day. Willeke is an excellent host with great staff and so incredibly helpful. The meals are delicious and healthy rustic Indonesian. Our biggest recommendations while staying are: 1) Go out to find the dolphins with Jimmy, who is a lovely guy and a top-notch guide, we saw spinner dolphins...

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Reviewed 15 April 2015 via mobile

Great place with wonderful views over the archipelago. A really wonderful host and a great dive guide in jimmy ( I have never seen someone who can spot critters like him) A word to the wise, it was super hot in the afternoon (April) so treat yourself and make sure you are diving around that time.

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1Thank Lordbae
Skipton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 March 2015

We spent 5 nights at Cicak Senang and it lived up to all are hopes and expectations. Friendly and helpful staff, lovely food, great views, peace and ranquility. The reef is the highlight but the dive team at Cicak make the real difference. It was my first dive experience and I felt confident at all times and was blown away...

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Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 12 March 2015

I really enjoyed my time at Happy Gecko. The owners are very friendly and well organized. The dive master Jimmy was very well trained and safety conscious. The cabins are really beautiful and have terrific views of the water.

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  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
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  • Airport Transportation
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Small and cosy dive resort with only six spacious wooden bungalows on a hillside. Great sea views from your private balcony. Breezy seaside restaurant, with great food and cold drinks. Dive center on the premises with good diving at competitive prices. The owner, Jerry, was born and raised on the island and together with his Dutch wife he welcomes you to come and dive Bunaken. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Happy Gecko Resort Bunaken (Cicak Senang)

Address: Liang Beach, Bunaken Island 95242, Indonesia (Formerly Happy Gecko Resort (Cicak Senang))
Region: Indonesia > Sulawesi > North Sulawesi > Bunaken Island
Price Range: $80 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“The higher up - the more stairs - the better view you get from your bungalow.”
tjkk2013, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“bungalow 1 easiest to get to (all bungalows uphill) and most private as further from public path than the others.”
intercom, 5 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The cabin nearest to the main dining area was perfect”
grayb, 25 Mar 2016 | Read review
“All of the cabins have views and are comfortably furnished. You can't go wrong!”
KenDebra, 3 Mar 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are nice and quit”
518marcelz, 20 Feb 2016 | Read review
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