Siladen Island Resort
Located in the heart of the Bunaken national marine park famed for its healthy coral reefs, turtles and exciting wall dives, the island of Siladen is much quieter than the main island of Bunaken with just one resort located on a 300m white sand beach facing the Manado Tua volcano and with beautiful sunset views.
Accommodation is in the form of lovely individual villas, of which 10 are Garden View Villas (set in blocks of two), six are Beach View Villas overlooking the beach, and three are Luxury Villas which are situated directly on the beach. There is also a two bedroom Nusa Indha Villa, ideal for families or small groups.
There is a restaurant and lounge bar, as well as a beach bar located directly on the beach from which guests can enjoy a drink by the sea.
The Bunaken National Park is composed of the islands of Siladen, Bunaken, Manado Tua, Mantehage and Nain. It covers a total area of over 890 square kilometers, hosts 390 different species of corals, is a center of marine global biodiversity and ranks among the top diving destinations in the world.
The Marine Park is known for its rich macro life and is mostly characterized by wall dives rich in hard and soft corals. There are over 50 dives sites within easy reach of the Resort. All dive sites around the 5 islands of the Marine Park are wall dives whereas dive sites alongside the coast of North Sulawesi are mostly dark sandy slopes with corals. A wreck is also available for diving in the Manado bay.
The property has beautiful villas dotted around tropical gardens with air conditioning, room safe, mini bar, satellite TV, tea & coffee making facilities, private open air bathrooms with hot/cold water and amenities including a hair dryer, and a small private terrace.
A large free form salt water swimming pool is located in the heart of the Resort close to the Restaurant, the Reception and the Lounge Bar. Complimentary WiFi is available in all public areas of the Resort including the lounge bar. There is also a 5 Star PADI dive centre at the resort.
Pelagics such as reef sharks (black tip, white tip), eagle rays, barracudas, tuna, napoleon wrasses and turtles are also a common sight.
Most guests will visit this resort intending to dive or snorkel, but other activities are also available. Take a boat trip to see dolphins and pilot whales, a sunset boat tour or go white water rafting. Excursions to nearby islands include visiting Manado town, a tour of Minahasa highland, Tangkoko rainforest or a trek up Mt Mahawu volcano. Cooking lessons are also available.
If possible, choose a Luxury villa to enjoy waking up to the soothing sound of the ocean just outside.
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The rooms were lovely and clean, the outside bathroom we loved. Food was fantastic, far too much of it, and the staff couldn’t do enough for you. They all knew our names from day one which was a nice touch and they never forgot them. Diving was fabulous, Stewart now loves wall diving, they don’t scare him at all anymore! We were limited to Bunkanen Island on a couple of days because the weather was bad (high winds and strong current) but it didn’t hamper our diving much, just a bit of a loss of vis. The dive unit were very professional my only regret is that I still haven’t seen a pygmy seahorse! Loads of turtles though – fantastic.