I can't say enough about how welcome I felt upon arriving at Siladen Resort. We were greeted on the beach with warm friendly smiles and we were only asked our names once and from that point on, every member of the staff called us by name.
The dive guides are superb, and make you feel like you are the only people that matter. The ratio of 4 divers per guide plus matching non photographers together, made for a very pleasant dive experience as we watched underwater behaviors and for photographers, they didn't have to share their subjects with us people who just want to look at stuff. Currents were crazy, most diving is done on vertical walls, lots of fishlife, turtles and critters but no big stuff. Reef is mostly in very good condition but some bleaching and storm damage is evident.
The rooms are bungalow style, very comfortable with a large patio and also an open shower in the bathroom. There were no mosquitos or bugs to speak of. There was also quaint entertainment 3 nights during the time we stayed, from the local village, which added to the authentic island experience.
Go to Siladen resort, spend a week diving in the Bunaken Marine Reserve, you will be glad you did.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Exclusively located in the heart of the world renowned Bunaken National Marine Park, on the lush tropical island of Pulau Siladen, Siladen Resort & Spa offers guests an authentic, elegant and relaxing atmosphere and an unforgettable experience. The four star boutique resort opened in Jan 2003 is an ecofriendly property which places high emphasis on the protection of the Marine Park and the environment. 16 elegantly furnished villas with a full set of amenities, extra large king size beds, outdoor open air showers, sundecks overlooking the calm seas; a PADI diving center offering a full range of courses; a gourmet restaurant serving the finest cuisine; a traditional Spa offering a wide variety of body treatments and massages; a boutique and gift shop; a lounge bar; a large salt water swimming pool; a long stretch of white coral beach await you. Complimentary Wi-Fi access is available throughout the Resort. Over 40 different diving and snorkeling sites located in the Bunaken National Marine Park are within minutes of the Resort. Our house reef offers spectacular snorkeling. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Siladen Resort And Spa
- Siladen Hotel Siladen Island
- Siladen Hotel Manado
- Siladen Resort Manado