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Cakalang Bunaken

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Pangalisan Beach | Bunaken, Bunaken Island 95000, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Gerik, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent six relaxed nights enjoying the fantastic hospitality and great meals provided by the friendly staff. During the day, without any pressure, we were able to dive and see amazing underwater life, or just swim out and spend the day snorkelling along the edge of an impressive drop off. The Diving Staff were great and worked to make sure... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my 2nd time back to Cakalang and I highly recommend the resort. The owners Ferdinand and Julie are terrific and go out of their way to make sure your stay is perfect. There is a friendly warm atmosphere and the staff are so helpful and always have a smile for you. The food is wonderful, it's always fresh... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited last Year December with my buddy. Ferdinand, Julie friendly enough to make sure we are not lost somewhere in Manado. i am budget diver where enjoy to stay with local and travel, eat as local, Cakalang is overall good for everything.. Dive master and boatman are good to show us everything they could, and make sure our safety go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been there for making my open water diver. The instructor made a nice and fun but at the same time serious course. I felt pretty safe and learned a lot there. Of course the diving sites are really great. Had a nice and clean room in the main house, with balcony. The food was always top notch and various and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I've been at Cakalang for 4 days with a friend of mine and we had a wonderful time. We did an open water course here as well which was one of the most impressive things I have ever done. Thanks to the skills and kindness of Ferdinant, the owner and diving instructor of Cakalang, this experience was very enjoyable in... More 

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Buchs Aargau, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

It was my second visit to the cakalang and as last time,the minute you step into it,you feel at home,thanks to ferdinand and julie!the food is amazing and plenty,the diving is awesome and with excellent staff and in the night there s always a get to getter with some guitars and singing!a little paradies!thanks again!!

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

a relaxing environment, with friendly and personalized service, food was varied and very fresh and delicious. Snorkelling and diving activities smoothly organised, no dramas....thanks, Fred, Julie, Debbie and staff for three great days. The impromptu musicians and singing one night was much fun. The resort is on the relative clean side of bunaken island, with safe swimming on the door... More 

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Someren, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We’ve been in Cakalang from November 4th till 17th. It’s a very friendly and relaxing place, nice and clean bungalows and the staff is very friendly and helpful. If necessary they arrange transport from the airport to the Island. The food is very good and every day something else on the menu. In the evening a lot of local people... More 

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

What I love the most about Cakalang Bunaken is the warm and friendly atmosphere. I still remember all the smiley "Hello" that I got from the staffs as soon as I reached there. People who work there were so genuine and always seemed to be happy. Meals were provided 3x a day, and arranged on a long table where everyone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Simple but very comfortable rooms, with many plugs, a very clean bathroom, several windows looking at the mangrove just in front of the bungalow. Food was simply delicious. Really. And then, we went diving with Jimmy. He was patient with us. All the staff were so nice, Ferdinand, Julie, the people in the kitchen... Everything was super clean, the kitchen,... More 

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