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Happy Gecko Resort Bunaken (Cicak Senang)

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
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The views a lovely and the staff are helpful and friendly. The dive shop attached to the resort is great value with good kit and the dive crew are very helpful. The bungalows are all large, some with more a hike up the hill than others. Where I feel it falls down are the food, if you are a vegetarian... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Going to dive on Bunaken and want a friendly (and not ridiculously expensive) hotel? You just found the place! Bungalows are lovely (there is a hammock:)) and located in front of a beautiful beach (not in the resort area, so it is quite). All meals are tasty, with a special mention for the fresh fish at every lunches! Willeke, the... More

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Pointe Noire, Republic of the Congo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We have spent 4 nights in Cicak senang resort with our two daughters. The four of us enjoyed the place, the friendly/polite local staff and the welcoming family management. The resort gives in an indonesian style all what we need for a great stay with main objective is to discover the wonderfull manado sea life. Note however that if you... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

There are a few resorts/ hotels in the Bunaken Island, which is supposed to be one of the best dive sites in the EAST. Most of the resorts/hotels are in very bad condition and charge high prices. Cicak Senang is run by an European lady. It has only eight bungalows, which are tastefully furnished and located. The resort is situated... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We are just back from a fantastic week’s holiday at Cicak Senang and already want to go back! Hopefully next year! What’s great about Cicak Senang is that it doesn’t feel like an impersonal resort at all, but instead has a very relaxing homely vibe thanks to its very friendly owners - a lovely Dutch lady called Willeke and her... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Willeke, the owner, and her staff were very friendly and helpful in accommodating all our needs. We were traveling Indonesia for my in-laws 40th wedding anniversary. Willeke went above and beyond to make our stay memorable. Food was really good, especially the fish satay. We stayed in the last bungalow on the hill. It was quiet, a nice breeze at... More

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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Managed by a lovely Dutch owner, you can expect great service and a laid back atmosphere. Since the arrival we received a warm welcome, which included a nice lunch. The employees took our bags to the room which was nice considering that the resort is build up the hill. After the first night we figured that the mattresses where getting... More

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Address: Liang Beach, Bunaken Island, Indonesia (Formerly Happy Gecko Resort (Cicak Senang))
Location: Indonesia > Sulawesi > North Sulawesi > Bunaken Island
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Number of rooms: 5
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