We have selected Bunaken Island as this is one of the best places in the world for easy snorkeling (without using a boat). And I think that Bunaken Island Resort is the best on the island because of good access to the beach and diving center, perfect food and service, and very nice bungalows.
Also there was some king of lounge zone in the resort near the dining area, where we could rest on pillows and enjoy sunsets.
Special thanks to manager Kim and chef Ivan (sorry if my spelling is wrong). Ivan cooked for us totally wonderful meals, he new (and invented, I guess) a great variety of extremely delicious dishes. Also he could satisfy demands of every traveller (e.g. I don't like spicy food, other people preferred. So Ivan cooked not spicy meals and served them with spicy sauce separately, so everybody was happy). Last evening Ivan taught me to cook shrimps with vegetables, as it was my favourite meal.
And few words about snorkeling. It was really amazing just in front of the resort. Coral wall was full of many kings of fishes, once I saw a big turtle. Other travellers used boats to get good places for snorkeling, but we were totally happy with our beach front one. The only difficulty of beach front snorkeling is low tide, so we have checked this information in internet daily in the morning.More