Bunaken Oasis redefines diving in Bunaken. Positioned very much at the luxury end of the spectrum, the aim is to provide a 5-star luxury diving experience whilst keeping our ecological footprint to a minimum.
The resort offers 12 large, traditionally-built villas, including one family villa with two bedrooms, and one villa near the Long House for those who may have difficulty walking.
A major focal point of the resort is a free form infinity pool, with sun-loungers and easy access to the bar, for those who want to spend time above, rather than below, the water.
The Bunaken Marine National Park in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, is a protected, though fragile, environment, and the resort is committed to taking their eco-responsibilities very seriously. Using their own bore holes, or even sea-water, with water makers and ultraviolet treatment, they have ensured that all the water in the resort is fully drinkable, and can avoid the need for one of the greatest pollutants of our time – plastic bottles. In addition, all waste water will be processed through a water-treatment plant.
In addition to a chill-out cocktail bar and a full-service restaurant serving Indonesian and international cuisine, guest amenities also include an air-conditioned library, a fully-equipped classroom in the Dive Centre with 4k flat-screen TV, especially useful for photographic groups, and a spacious camera room with more charging points than you will ever need.
Wherever possible, they hire Indonesian staff for all positions; when this is not possible, it will be part of the job description of the foreign incumbent to develop his or her local successor.
Bunaken is not a white-sand, ‘paradise’ island: it is a working island of nearly 3,000 inhabitants, most of whom work in farming, fishing or tourism. It is, however, an example of ‘real’ Indonesia, and gives visitors a genuine insight into vibrant, colourful island life.
- Ten 70 sqm luxury cottages
- One 90 sqm double luxury cottage
- One two-storey luxury cottage, with separate access, ideal for families with older children, or friends travelling together.
- 5 hectare site, with private seafront, mangrove area and 140m private jetty.
- All cottages have air-conditioning, modern indoor bathroom, organic toiletries, coffee maker, hot and cold water dispenser, Bluetooth speaker, Samsung tablet, mini-fridge, safe, robes and slippers, and large balcony with stunning mainland and sea views.
Two options are offered: a standard package, i.e. 3 dives/full day, and a reduced diving package for guests looking for fewer dives during their stay (only available for stays longer than 5 nights).
Additional diving ($85) or guided snorkelling from the dive boats ($45/snorkel) may be arranged at the resort and settled upon checkout.