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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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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a really nice place to stay and for a cheap price you get a good bungalow with sea view. Friendly and helpful staf. You have Internet down in the lobby but it doesn't allways work, which goes for the whole island. The owner is Dutch so her english is really good which helps if you want to ask... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really nice resort, great reef to swim at right off the beach and snorkel and dive trips can be organised by the resort. Quite and away from the main area but super easy to get to with helpful staff. Amazing value for money would highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Cicak Senang offers simple clean rooms, great food, and excellent advice, guidance and service for access to the marine park. We came to spend time in the water snorkelling on the reefs, and the support we got from the hotel's Dutch owner, Willeke, for this was exceptional. On the afternoon of our arrival we snorkelled off the shore in front... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

Hotel Cicak Senang was the perfect retreat for our Sulawesi trip. We booked a day or two in advance. When arriving at Manado airport they had a driver standing ready to take us to the harbour to cross over. From the chaotic and dirty city of Manado to the peaceful and mesmerizing Bunaken island. The rooms are spotless clean and... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We spent ten days at senang Cicak . Ten days absolutely perfect. Willecke and Jerry greeted us with a smile . The family atmosphere and everyone was very welcoming . The bungalows are simple but very good. The cooks delight you every day. Bunaken is a beautiful island. The dives are amazing and the team that supports you and dive... More 

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Vanlose, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Great value! Nice basic bungalows, with great view. 'Cold showers' go really hot during the day, so you can have a hot shower after diving. Willeke is really helpful, in such a friendly and relaxed way. Jimmy was a great dive guide, and our rental equipment was in good condition. Will recommend - and will be back :)

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

If you are looking for a friendly and relaxing atmosphere in a resort with good food, a beautiful sea view, a really nice host, superb dive spots and professional dive guides, then you have to stay at Happy Gecko Resort! The rooms are simple but clean and there's everything you need. All of the employees are friendly and their cooking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We (two friends on diving holidays) spent seven nights at the Happy Gecko. Willeke is a very caring host - she is extremely helpful and we could even do our laundry here. I really don't have anything negative to say: The food is outstanding (local cuisine - rice, fish and vegetables), the bungalows are just what you would expect (clean... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

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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