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Bunaken Island Dive Resort
Ocean View Bungalow Full Board-min 2 nights, Bunaken Island Dive Resort in Manado
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Bunaken Island Dive Resort
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43 reviews

43 reviews

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Location rating score

Excellent location
Popular landmarks
Bunaken National Park 620 m
Soekarno Bridge 15.8 km
Kienteng Ban Hian Kong 16.8 km
Museum Negeri Propinsi Sulawesi Utara 17.4 km
Malalayang Beach 18.1 km
Water Park Griya Paniki Indah Manado 18.8 km
Manado Souvenir 18.9 km
Jesus Blesses 22.4 km
Tunan Waterfall 24.7 km
Nearby landmarks
Liang Beach 120 m
Bunaken National Marine Park 520 m
Bunaken National Park 620 m
Alung banua 860 m
Tanjung Parigi 890 m
Pulau Bunaken 920 m
Panorama 950 m
Cela Cela 1.4 km
Fukui Point 1.4 km
Sachiko's 1.7 km

Bunaken Island Dive Resort

Bunaken Island, Bunaken Island, Manado, Indonesia - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Bunaken Island part of Manado, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Bunaken National Park. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and indoor pool on-site.


Hygiene Plus

630 meters to Bunaken National Park

Airport transfer

Private beach

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Temperature check for guests and staff
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Pets allowed

Car park

Swimming pool [indoor]


Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

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Value for money7.6
Location rating8.7
Nearest airportSam Ratulangi International Airport (MDC)
Distance to airport19.7 km

Rooms available at Bunaken Island Dive Resort

Very good
Room comfort & quality


Ocean View Bungalow Full Board-min 2 nights
  • Room size: 67 m²/721 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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Ocean Villa Full Board-min 2 nights
  • Room size: 150 m²/1615 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 2 queen beds and 1 king bed
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Frequently asked questions

Does Bunaken Island Dive Resort offer airport transfer?

Bunaken Island Dive Resort offers airport transfer service upon request with an additional charge of 500000 IDR in local currency. To request, check the box on the booking form just before the payment page.

What sort of non-water sports and outdoor activities are accessible at Bunaken Island Dive Resort?

Bunaken Island Dive Resort includes non-water sport and outdoor activities such as bicycle rental for you to enjoy.

Does Bunaken Island Dive Resort feature an option for contactless check-in and check-out?

At Bunaken Island Dive Resort, visitors can take part in contactless check-in and check-out option offered by this property for your comfort and safety.

What is the average travel time to the nearest airport from Bunaken Island Dive Resort?

The average travel time to get from Bunaken Island Dive Resort to the airport is 30 minutes, but please bear in mind that the travel time may fluctuate based on traffic, weather conditions, and time of day.

What interesting attractions are close by Bunaken Island Dive Resort that are in walking range?

While staying at Bunaken Island Dive Resort, jump start your holiday by exploring the closest attractions that are within walking distance to the property which include Bunaken National Marine Park and Liang Beach.

When was Bunaken Island Dive Resort built?

Bunaken Island Dive Resort was built in 2009.

How many rooms does Bunaken Island Dive Resort have?

Bunaken Island Dive Resort has a total of 8 rooms.

What is the typical rating that past Solo travelers' have given to Bunaken Island Dive Resort?

Verified solo travelers that have stayed at this property have given Bunaken Island Dive Resort an average rating of 8.6. You can look up more detailed customer reviews and responses by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What time is check-in and check-out at Bunaken Island Dive Resort?

Check-in is from 11:00 AM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Travelers checking in or out before or after the designated time frame may be charged an additional fee.

Is breakfast offered at Bunaken Island Dive Resort?

Start your days right, with the buffet breakfast options provided at Bunaken Island Dive Resort.

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More about Bunaken Island Dive Resort

Bunaken Island Dive Resort

Get ready for an urban adventure with a stay at Bunaken Island Dive Resort, which offers you both the best of Manado and the surrounding possibilities. Plan your escape from the everyday! Located just 610 m from Bunaken National Park, Bunaken Island Dive Resort is the perfect and relaxing place from which to explore nature and wilderness.
The superior services and facilities offered at Bunaken Island Dive Resort will make for a memorable stay. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. To help pre-arrange your arrival and departure, airport transfer services can be booked before you even check in. Your explorations of Manado can be assisted with the shuttle services available here.
Parking is provided for guests by the resort. You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including concierge service and safety deposit boxes. The resort's tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the laundry service offered at Bunaken Island Dive Resort.
In-room conveniences such as 24-hour room service, room service and daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice. The resort is entirely non-smoking. Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
Guests are guaranteed a comfortable stay while at Bunaken Island Dive Resort. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the resort come with air conditioning. The specially-designed rooms at Bunaken Island Dive Resort offer a layout option like a balcony or terrace. You may be assured to know that bottled water is available in some select rooms.
You can stay fresh and clean with toiletries and towels provided in some of the guest bathrooms.

Dining and things to do

Wake up with no worries at Bunaken Island Dive Resort, where breakfast can be provided in house. What's better than a good cup of coffee? Start every vacation day at the resort with an energizing cup of quality coffee. Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the resort. Once there, be sure to check out bar for some in-house nighttime fun.
The resort even has in-house cooking amenities such as BBQ facilities for its most selective guests.
Never let a day go wasted when you're at Bunaken Island Dive Resort with all the activities and facilities provided. While you're there, be sure to take some time to explore the easily accessible beach. Warm up at the end of the day with a visit to the massage and spa. The resort's on-site pool invites you every day for a cooling dip or a few refreshing laps.
Stay wet and wild with fun family water activities like snorkeling, non-motorized water sports and diving. You can find a perfect memento of your trip, or grab some simple travel supplies at the souvenir shops.

Around the property

While in Manado, take some time to venture outside of Bunaken Island Dive Resort. Sometimes the best vacation days are spent doing nothing. With Malalayang Beach located 18.0 km away, you can turn a sunny day into a perfect chill out with sand and surf.

Reasons to stay here

Verified reviews for this resort's food and dining options score it better than 97% of accommodations in the city.
Travelers who stayed here really appreciated the location, scoring it better than 81% of the city's other options.
This accommodation beats more than 94% of competition in the city on room comfort.

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Amenities and facilities

Very good


Most talked about facilities

Food & Dining

8 mentions


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1 mention

Languages spoken
  • Indonesian
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Diving
  • Garden
  • Massage
  • Private beach
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Spa/sauna
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Tours
  • Water sports (non-motorized)
Cleanliness and safety
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Breakfast [buffet]
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurants
  • Room service [24-hour]
Services and conveniences
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Laundry service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
For the kids
  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Pets allowed
Getting around
  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Shuttle service
Sports equipment rental
  • Bicycle rental
Available in all rooms
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Non-smoking


Bunaken Island, Bunaken Island, Manado, Indonesia


  • Sam Ratulangi International Airport (MDC)
    19.7 km
Public transportation
  • Malalayang Bus Station
    18.4 km
Hospital or clinic
    16.5 km

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Bunaken National Park
    620 m
  • Soekarno Bridge
    15.8 km
  • Kienteng Ban Hian Kong
    16.8 km
  • Museum Negeri Propinsi Sulawesi Utara
    17.4 km
  • Malalayang Beach
    18.1 km
  • Water Park Griya Paniki Indah Manado
    18.8 km
  • Manado Souvenir
    18.9 km
  • Jesus Blesses
    22.4 km
  • Tunan Waterfall
    24.7 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Liang Beach
    120 m
  • Bunaken National Marine Park
    520 m
  • Bunaken National Park
    620 m
  • Alung banua
    860 m
  • Tanjung Parigi
    890 m
  • Pulau Bunaken
    920 m
  • Panorama
    950 m
  • Cela Cela
    1.4 km
  • Fukui Point
    1.4 km
  • Sachiko's
    1.7 km
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 2-5 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
  • Please let the property know the expected arrival time in advance. Guests can use the Special Requests box when booking or contact the property directly.
  • The property provides shuttle bus service at an additional charge. Please contact the property for more information.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

  • Check-in from11:00
  • Check-out until12:00
  • Reception open until11:00
Getting around
  • Airport transfer fee500000 IDR
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)30
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee70000 IDR
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 8
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened2009
  • Most recent renovation2009

Reviews of Bunaken Island Dive Resort from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
Room comfort and quality7.9
Value for money7.6
High score for Manado
9+ Exceptional (17)
8-9 Excellent (6)
7-8 Very Good (11)
6-7 Good (4)
<6 Below Expectation (5)
Time of the year
Mar - May (11)
Jun - Aug (14)
Sep - Nov (13)
Dec - Feb (5)

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Natalie from United States
Stayed 2 nights in April 2012

Wonderful snorkeling and also relaxing”

location, dive/snorkeling boat staff, room and pavilion with fantastic view, intereting guests and staff

We enjoyed everything about our 3 days at Bunaken Island Dive Resort. It is easier to use the private boat to get there from Manado, but if you have the time and want an island experience, take the public boat (near the fish market) with the locals. However,departures times can be inconvenient or impossible according to your schedule. We were happy to go snorkeling when the dive trips were near snorkeling sites. Diving is really king here. Very friendly staff. Lots of food 3 times a day. Lovely bungalows in Minahasa style on stilts to catch the wonderful breezes. It's a place to treasure while the environment is still fairly clean.

Reviewed April 25, 2012

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Marcus from Canada
Business traveler
Stayed 3 nights in November 2012

Best resort on the island”

Lovely cottages, tasty/plentiful food, well managed

I lucked out with a last minute, day-before booking. I was resigned to taking a private boat from Manado port to Bunaken for 350,000 IDR but luckily the guys meeting guests were already in the port waiting for other guests and I just hitched a ride. Frank, the owner, has built an oasis on a hilltop with handsome Minahasa-style cottages with commanding views of the sea and Manado Tua, the volcanic island neighbor of Bunaken. I've not experienced other resorts but you can't go wrong with this resort. Food is always plentiful and very tasty! Bring your own liquor as they only have beer and you need to buy a whole wine bottle if you want some. My only issue is that electricity is available only after 5 pm when the generator is turned on. If you need it during the day you have to go to the dining area, but it's not always available there either. Power was unavailable in the entire resort for one day when I was there (I was told that the power connection to the mainland was cut off or something). The wifi device is on a pole beside the dining area so try to get a cottage that has unobstructed direct access to it.

Reviewed November 14, 2012

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Vicky from Belgium
Solo traveler
Stayed 14 nights in June 2012

Great location and diving!”

Beautiful view, nice accommodation, great people

Just returned from a fantastic holiday at the Bunaken Island Resort. Everything was just perfect, can't find anything to be less enthusiastic about. Accommodation is very nice and clean. The staff is very friendly and accurate. Food is always fresh and delightful prepared. The diving crew is very professional and spoils you. You don't have to do anything yourself, except enjoying and floating For me it were the most beautiful dives I have done up til now.

Reviewed June 21, 2012

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Sebastien from France
Stayed 3 nights in May 2012

Perfect location for diving”

near diving spot and comfortable

we chose bunaken island resort for its location on bunaken. i did not regret my choice! probably the best resort on bunaken, very welcoming, near all diving sites, good food but nothing fancy -> only one restaurant/cantine, no tv, etc diving is amazing and to me that was the highlight of this trip.

Reviewed May 26, 2012

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Dave from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Ocean View Bungalow Full Board-min 2 nights
Stayed 4 nights in April 2016

I loved it here”

The food was the best food I ate in Indonesia. The staff were first rate. The attached dive resort, run by Sven, is highly recommended. The resort is a step up from the other resorts I visited on the island and as a result you pay a premium but for me it was well worth the extra. It affords it's guests privacy and the setup is more geared towards this. I would happily stay here again if I get back to Bunaken,

Reviewed June 03, 2016

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Raymond from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in August 2014

wonderful hotel in a prime location”

location staff and rooms

This is a wonderful hotel to relax and enjoy this beautiful island. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. The food produced in their kitchens was tasty and healthy. Plenty of chicken and fish but also good vegetable dishes. The rooms were lovely and a pleasure to stay in. The hotel was well run and the manager was warm and friendly and always available to deal with every request. I would recommend this hotel whether you are diving, snorkelling or just there to chill out.

Reviewed August 20, 2014

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Stephanie from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 4 nights in April 2014

Location, Location, Location”

Privacy, Peace, Tranquility

I wanted isolation and peace and got all of that except for when the pumps in the dive shop were running just below my bungalow. It's not really possible to snorkel here or enjoy the beach at all because (NOT THE FAULT OF THE RESORT), the garbage floats up to the beach. The poor guys below tried to keep up with it but it's a full time job. The other side of the island is a great place to snorkel. The dive boat was great!

Reviewed February 07, 2015

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samantha from Australia
Ocean View Bungalow Full Board-min 2 nights
Stayed 4 nights in March 2016

Perfect relaxed location”

This place is so beautiful. I have not felt this relaxed in a while. The location is just off the beach with a great view or the lagoon and volcano. The resort is well thought out with a lovely dining area with a small bar and gorgoeus landscaped gardens. The rooms are amazing with a lovely bathroom. The staff made us feel very welcome and the food on most days was delicious. My only small issue was that there is no electricity during the day so if you wanted a cold drink you had to leave the resort and obviously no air con. Also on one day we had no water in the bathroom. Other than that the diving was great and so was our stay. I would definitely return.

Reviewed March 30, 2016

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Adrian from Singapore
Family with teens
Stayed 1 night in March 2014

Excellent with good and friendly staff”

Beautiful and scenic location, near to Marine park and nice accomodation

The hotel staff was friendly, Evelynn the Manager was a great host and we met up with Frank the owner. On our fist day getting to the island was a hassle but Frank managed to get in contact with us and we got good arrangement with Andy the boatman to the island and back, 45 mins each journey. We had a good guide Wengsi who brought us around to Bukit Kasih, lovely place for sightseeing. Perhaps the nice time when we come back, we like to spend more time snorking along the Marine Park. One tip to contact Wengsi on your arrival to arrange transport to island at +82 81341834988

Reviewed March 09, 2014

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Very good
David from United Kingdom
Stayed 3 nights in July 2015

Adequate resort in excellent location”

Location, good manager, dive shop next door

Perfectly good stay in divers paradise. Location is fantastic, stunning views from above the beach with a lovely house reef 100 meters from shore, followed by a fantastic drop off making for brilliant snorkelling. Most major dive and snorkel sites are also within a 10 minute boat journey. Other positives: Staff and food were both ok, manager Kim was extremely helpful and entertaining (even managing to get us into a fully booked hotel through his contacts for our next place) and the dive shop next door (ran by Sven and his team) was excellent. However, whilst food is pleasant it is not as amazing as other reviews make out, with inadequate portions of main dish on most days. Booking system is also chaotic. Most people we spoke with did not get the advertised ocean view they booked and consequently had to move one or two times during the stay to benefit from a better view (we were moved to a villa at the back so were compensated by more space for the lost view). Power is unavailable between 9-5, so even fans don't work which can be overbearing. Most worrying was the dangerously overloaded dolphin watching trip. Not the fault of the hotel to be fair, but accountability must lie with the people taking the booking and the money. Spending an hour bailing water out of a sinking boat that was double capacity with children on board but boasting only two life jackets, in 2km deep open ocean, is unacceptable and definitely not worth 60 EUR! Overall, a good stay thanks largely to Kim, but equally good and cheaper options are available.

Reviewed July 20, 2015

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Lenore from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 7 nights in August 2012

Great views from the balcony of your villa ”

Well designed villas, big bathrooms, nice furniture, good dive shop

This is a small but great resort in a stunning location for those wanting to dive the Bunaken marine park. The management is a bit disorganised when it comes to pickups and transfers and noone really greets you when you arrive. the food while fresh and varied is often charred grilled to dryness (eg the fish was always overcooked) and quite repetitive if you are staying a week ( (eg very boring breakfasts). And best to bring your own spirits if you want to drink them as the fridge was stocked with empty bottles! . Overall i did love the thought gone into the design of the resort and would stay again. And Sven at the associated dive shop runs a very good operation.

Reviewed August 28, 2012

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Very good
Florence from France
Family with young children
Stayed 4 nights in May 2014


beautiful location, nice food and very nice staff

beautiful location and view, nice room with all wood furniture, very clean, nice food cooked by a nice cook, preparing specially for children, possibilities to have dolphins and snorkeling tour with children if you are not a diver, professional dive center, manager very nice and cool, familly friendly, beach easily to access with shadows... all in all a great stay!

Reviewed June 06, 2014

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Chris from United Kingdom
Stayed 6 nights in June 2012

tropical retreat”

view was stunning, uncommercialised, good food

great place to relax and unwind and fab diving , friendly staff . a very special place.

Reviewed June 29, 2012

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Stefanie from Germany
Stayed 3 nights in September 2013

super relaxing and very personal with the staff”

location, rooms, staff

very satisfying, laid back, good diving, nice food, very personal and intimate staff, great bungalow

Reviewed October 04, 2013

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Gunnar from Sweden
Family with young children
Stayed 2 nights in May 2015

Great Stay at Bunaken”

Great and helpul staff and owner. Nice bungalows with great views . Great Dive Center.

We had a great and relaxing time with some excellent diving!

Reviewed May 18, 2015

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LAU from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in February 2016

Best place for relax and enjoy the nature”

Staffs are very nice and talkative. Nice sea view. Good location for dive and snorkelling. Try the food here, they are simple but delicious.

Reviewed March 01, 2016

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Josie from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in October 2014

Bunaken Island Dive Resort”

Location, food, hammock

My stay was awesome. The staff was very friendly, great snorkeling. Enjoyed the food and the people. Rooms were a good standard

Reviewed October 06, 2014

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Victor from Indonesia
Family with young children
Stayed 3 nights in July 2016

Kim is the man....”

Kim helped us a lot. He is the Manager there. Quite knowledgeable. Been around Indo, including wakatobi. He will cater to your need for meals, whatever it is (if makes sense of course). Stayed there for 3 nights with 3 small kids. Should have booked 1 room where everyone can stay in one room, because if not, you will be split up and what an effort to get to and from the different rooms.

Reviewed June 23, 2017

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SUELYN from Singapore
Stayed 3 nights in July 2013

Fairly adequate for a quick refresher”

Eco friendly, on site diving/snorkeling services, quiet area

Would have been nice to be informed in advanced of electricity availabilities via agoda. Not all activities available on island were informed by hotel staff (if they can be located). With wonderful views and location, owner needs to improve upkeep and maintenance of cabin/room (comfortable bed, bathroom amenities refilled and ready before guests arrive, broken window should be fixed, storm enforced windows at top of room would keep room better protected from the rain, NEW BEDS is a must since it was all just springs poking into our backs - torturous), fix the gap/hole within wooden viewing platform in hotel's restaurant (VERY DANGEROUS) and consider having staff on standby in restaurant area in case guest requires support.

Reviewed August 12, 2013

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INN from South Korea
Family with teens
Stayed 4 nights in December 2015

Very nice place”

Resort staffs are very kind and all food provided was delicious. Very nice place for dive.

Very clean than I expected. Everything was great but my family had trouble with mosquitos. Should bring insect repellent. Very thank to manager Kim help us a lot.

Reviewed December 31, 2015

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