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Happy Gecko Resort Bunaken (Cicak Senang)

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Liang Beach, Bunaken Island, Indonesia (Formerly Happy Gecko Resort (Cicak Senang))
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for 7 nights. My primary aim is to dive in Bunaken and have a relaxing vacation. The prices for full board and the dive rates was very reasonable. Willeke and Jerry with their staff was very friendly and helpful. Jimmy, the dive guide can find the smallest and hard to find creatures for me to practice my photo taking.... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We spent nine nights here and will definitely come back one day. Willeke is an excellent host with great staff and so incredibly helpful. The meals are delicious and healthy rustic Indonesian. Our biggest recommendations while staying are: 1) Go out to find the dolphins with Jimmy, who is a lovely guy and a top-notch guide, we saw spinner dolphins... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

Great place with wonderful views over the archipelago. A really wonderful host and a great dive guide in jimmy ( I have never seen someone who can spot critters like him) A word to the wise, it was super hot in the afternoon (April) so treat yourself and make sure you are diving around that time.

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We spent 5 nights at Cicak Senang and it lived up to all are hopes and expectations. Friendly and helpful staff, lovely food, great views, peace and ranquility. The reef is the highlight but the dive team at Cicak make the real difference. It was my first dive experience and I felt confident at all times and was blown away... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I really enjoyed my time at Happy Gecko. The owners are very friendly and well organized. The dive master Jimmy was very well trained and safety conscious. The cabins are really beautiful and have terrific views of the water.

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Boras, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I enjoyed my stay with Cicak Senang immensely. Willeke and crew (family) and friends are the perfect host to explore and enjoy the caring and nouritioning island life of Bunaken. I first stayed here 6 nights and dived 5 days, i return after 3 days in Lembeh for a further 4 days of diving and resting since i felt so... More 

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We traveled to Bunaken during X'mas and New Year time ,we stayed with Happy Gecko resort. This Family own bisness are well manage ,very helpful and friendly staff made us feel like we were visiting old freinds .We loved the way they decorated bungalows , new ,with candles at night , very cozy and clean .Big balcony where you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

What can we say, that place is just great. The bungalows are nice, spacious, clean and had a nice terrace in front. The staff was really friendly, welcoming and attentive. The food was excellent and rich in variety. The diving was great, Jimmy the guide was very experienced, warm hearded and showed us all the tinny things Bunaken is famous... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Initially I thought the price was a bit steep for the simplicity of the bungalows however when we priced a few others we discovered that this was quite cheap. The manager and staff were lovely however appeared to be thrown by those who are vegetarian and don't eat fish. They did try at least. Diving was great. Better than I... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Several dive resorts on Bunaken cater ONLY to divers. We're divers, but didn't like that attitude so we stayed with Happy Gecko and are very pleased we did. For 22 euro a night we got three meals a day and a basic bungalow (cold water, fan only) that was very clean, tidied daily and had a fantastic sea view. It's... More 

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