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Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

The view, the staff and atmosphere is fantastic and snorkeling incredible. Prices are very reasonable and you will feel right at home. We were pleasantly surprised by this lovey place and have nothing but praise to give❤️

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Bastianos1, General Manager at Bastianos Dive Resort, responded to this review

Dear Nina & Matt, Thank you so much for your review. It was a real pleasure to have you! Next time you might want to even go diving with us!!! Lots of Love from Bunaken Max & Rhomé, Managers

Trowbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a non diver but found this to be a friendly place with good food and helpful staff. The pool area needs developing a bit more but otherwise very pleasant. We had a beautiful room right on the beach and you could hear the sea at night time. The resort works really hard to clear the rubbish washed up...

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Bastianos1, Manager at Bastianos Dive Resort, responded to this review

Dear, Thank you so much for your review. We will take into account your point on the pool. Hope to see you soon back in Bunaken. Max & Rhomé, Managers

Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

NOT A KID FRIENDLY PLACE. I found the managers to be unfriendly, impolite and impatient with little kids. I stayed two nights here and rented three rooms. I came with my husband, parents in-law (who came from Canada), three year old twin boys and our nanny. From the moment we arrived, the managers never once smiled or said hi. This...

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Bastianos1, Manager at Bastianos Dive Resort, responded to this review

Dear, Thanks for the review. Your husband already left one yesterday and we already answered. As mentioned, when guests are disturbing other guest this is our duty to say it in a nice and polite way which was done. Just to be clear here, all guests present at the resort (divers, non divers and other family with kids) when you...

Edmonton Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location of this hotel is great, right oh the beach with the water almost lapping the walkway at high tide. I am impressed that refillable water bottles are available for use--anything to cut down on plastic is good. Rooms were clean with chairs on a small porch. A chair in the room would have been good. Soap was in...

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Bastianos1, Gérant at Bastianos Dive Resort, responded to this review

Dear, Thanks for your review. It was indeed very hard to handle issues with your kids for us as you let them scream around the restaurant, throw the balls of the pool table on the floor while guests where actually having diner. We tried to explain kindly to you that it would be nice if instead you could teach the...

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at Bastianos Dive Resort Bunaken as part of a group of 30 divers and 4 non-divers. To say the least, our large group taxed the entire facility. We used Bastianos for both Bunaken and Lembeh. The organization of our transfer between facilities, and from and to the airport, was well managed. STAFF: The staff at Bastianos were exceedingly...

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Bastianos1, Manager at Bastianos Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hey, Terima kasih & thanks for your great review! It was a pleasure for us to host SHAPE Sub Aqua club. We are glad you had a good and relaxed time here and that you enjoyed our smooth daily dives :-) We hope to see you again, until then, happy bubbles! Cheers, Max & Rhomé, Managers

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Room was spotless and cleaned everyday. No complaints about the food as whatever you burn during the dive will definitely be replaced by the endless food available. Service was impeccable and staff were accommodating and warm. Very professional as they give a briefing before every dive and including what to expect and be careful with.

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Bastianos1, Manager at Bastianos Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks a lot for your kind words! We are happy you enjoyed your dives with us and that you could fill up your belly with our delicious food :-) We hope to welcome you again! Take care & cheers, Max & Rhomé, Managers

Mons, Belgium
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We arrived a group of 20+ to a great reception from the hotel / Dive staff with song and music. The hospitality from the staff, Dive guides boat crews etc was second to none. The organisation was almost German and each meal was an introduction to great cuisine and I am sure all bellies were bursting after each meal. The...

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Bastianos1, Manager at Bastianos Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hey Glynn, Thanks a lot for leaving us a review here on TripAdvisor! Nice to hear that you had such a relaxed time staying with us :-) We are also glad you enjoyed our almost German organization, sometimes this is not so easy to accomplish in Indonesia ;) I am sure your whole group will also enjoy the diving at...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

My review is a bit late but only because my reentry to the cold reality of North America has delayed it ! I stayed at Bastianos during December 2016 and January 2017. I did my dive master course with Max Holba. We actually had the benefit of two instructors as Rhome ( Max's girlfriend and co manager of the resort)...

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Bastianos1, Manager at Bastianos Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hey Lisa, Thanks & terima kasih for this detailed and lovely review of yours! It was such a great pleasure to have you here and to do the PADI divemaster training with you :) You really became a part of the Bastianos family and we miss you already! We wish you all the best for all the upcoming challenges like...

Lodz, Poland
Reviewed 24 February 2017

If U are looking for 5-star resort, don’t go there. Fortunately, this is not that kind of place. Quiet and calm resort with coupe of friendly managers. Max and Rhomé and their friendly local staff try to make the guests feel like at home or better. If u are there, u are looking for some dive experience. You get them....

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Bastianos1, Gérant at Bastianos Dive Resort, responded to this review

Dear Karolina, Thank you so much for your kind review! We hope to see you soon underwater :) We will definitely take your comments into account. Enjoy the rest of the trip. Max & Rhomé, Managers

Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I´ve been 7 weeks at Bastianos to do my Divemaster - Education in a very relaxed Atmosphäre. My instructors, Max and Rhomé, took extremely good care and the course was conducted in highly professional manner, challenging and still good fun! Bunaken Island offers a high variety of dive - spots, mostly wall, partly with currents, and a wonderful underwater world....

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Bastianos1, Manager at Bastianos Dive Resort, responded to this review

Dear Peter! Thanks for all your lovely words! We miss you here big time! It was so much fun to have you here and do the divemaster training with you! You definitely became a part of the Bastianos family and we all hope to welcome you again some time :-) And if not: for sure we gonna see you again...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bastianos Bunaken is a long established company with two decades of experience in welcoming diving as well as non-diving guests from all over the globe in North-Sulawesi, Indonesia. We are located directly on beautiful Liang Beach with quick access to all dive sites of Bunaken Marine National Park. The protected area is a paradise for wall diving & snorkeling and offers one of the highest diversity of coral worldwide. The warm crystal-clear water is home for small critters as well as for bigger fish like sharks. And: For diving with us we give you a turtle guarantee! Our facility is composed of: • Different types of accommodation: beach-front bungalows with A/C & hill-side bungalows with fan only. Both offer a superb sunset-view. • PADI diving center with multilingual PADI instructors and 6 permanent diveguides, all fluent in English with thousands of dives around Bunaken. For the best diving experience our maximum guide to divers ratio is 1:4 and we have 4 diving boats. Enriched Air Nitrox is available as well as a camera room for your photo equipment. We offer rental of well-maintained snorkel and diving equipment. You can do up to 5 dives per day, including early-morning- & night-dives. • Spacious open-air restaurant with choices of local and western food in buffet form and we have tasty afternoon snacks every day. • Cozy lounge with satellite TV, free WiFi, billiard table, little library and stunning sunset-view. • Infinity swimming-pool where you can have a cocktail and enjoy the sunset. Also perfect for diver-training. • Spa & massage area with our local therapist with more than 10 years of experience. • Beach-bar for after-dive beers and cocktails. • We offer day-tours to the mainland where you can hike volcanos and visit traditional markets. Also we offer a dolphin-tour where we usually spot hundreds of dolphins. • A pick-up and transfer service from Manado airport is available as well as a transfer to our sister resort on Lembeh island. ... more   less 

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Address: Liang Beach, Bunaken Island 95122, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Sulawesi > North Sulawesi > Bunaken Island
Price Range: $129 - $247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bastianos Dive Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 26
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“The standard fan room is so far up and dark at night and smells.”
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“All the rooms are facing the ocean”
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