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Bunaken Cha Cha Nature Resort

Tanjung Parigi, Bunaken Island 95000, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Rodney H Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A really most enjoyable place to relax, dive and snorkel. The accommodation is rustic but extremely comfortable set on the edge east side of the island surrounded by wild jungle. What really makes the whole experience one to remember is the relaxed ambiance of the place, the friendliness, and the willingness of the staff who are there to please but... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I cant really add much to what others have reported...its a wonderful small resort. The food is great...its a communal table at dinner, and its very friendly. We took a boat for snorkeling twice, and the snorkeling is outstanding! We were with our 9 year old son, and the staff really looked after him, both at the resort and out... More

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Raphael D, Owner at Bunaken Cha Cha Nature Resort, responded to this review

Dear Rjo O1 Thank you so much for the lovely review and we are all so glad that you enjoyed your vacation with us. We have to agree the snorkelling is still very very good around Bunaken and also here on our house reef. I am very pleased to hear that our staff looked after your 9 year old while... More

Kewarra Beach, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have just returned from 12 fabulous days at Bunaken Cha Cha. It's a wonderful small resort without pretention. The cottages are large and well configured and kept perfectly spotless by the housekeeping staff. The food is great, fortunately for us it was 99% Indo food which we would always prefer to western style food. Raf, the owner, was terrific.... More

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Raphael D, Owner at Bunaken Cha Cha Nature Resort, responded to this review

Dear Vic Thank you so much for the review and all of us at Cha Cha are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us ....the wine list is getting better and bigger by the day. Hope to see you again at Cha Cha in the very near future Thanks Raf More

Melbourne, Australia
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We had a relaxing stay at this lovely resort. Aside from the perfect setting nestled between the jungle & the beach it was the little touches like being greeted with hibiscus scattered all over our cottage that makes a difference. We didn't dive but snorkelled & saw some of the healthiest coral I've ever seen. The food was excellent. Thank... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Cha-Cha is one of those places I just I can't leave without planning my next visit. Easter was my fourth and definitely not last stay. It's probably because if I could pick my dream home location - this would likely be it. Spectacular ocean views while surrounded by forest. It doesn't hurt that the diving is great and the hospitality... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a seriously laid-back, barefoot sort of place in a gorgeous tranquil setting with great views and brilliant diving on tap. But what makes the difference here is the personal, engaged and genuinely caring approach of owner-proprietors Raf and Reiko. You feel more like you are joining the family than booking into a hotel. It is not the smartest... More

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Regensburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

So, I seem to have the honour giving the 100th review on cha cha. In short, the nature there is unbeatable. The house reef is so good, that during days some 4-5 other resort's boats show up and sent their divers down the same place where you only need to walk into the water from the beach belonging to the... More

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Barnegat Light, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

If you want to go on a dive vacation to North Sulawesi, you can't make a better choice than Bunaken Cha Cha. Raf and Keiko have created a great small resort in the midst of the jungle that is that is quiet, clean, comfortable, and just about everything you could ask for in a great dive trip. Our dive experience... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We spent a great four nights at Cha Cha in January. The staff was great, our room was great, the food was great and the diving was great. There were some challenges because of a significant rain (which flooded Monado) while we were there but everyone at the resort made sure that we didn't experience any issues from the rain.... More

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Vejle, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

I have travelled fairly extensively for the past 10 years and usually I do not revisit many of them, but this is one of the very few exceptions that prove the rule :-) Resort: Being an eco-/nature resort some amenities are of course not present. That said you do get all nature has to offer as it is nestled on... More

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Address: Tanjung Parigi, Bunaken Island 95000, Indonesia
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Location: Indonesia > Sulawesi > North Sulawesi > Bunaken Island
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Hotel/Resort situated on the clean/tranquil eastern side of Bunaken Island, with 10 cottages, tastefully decorated, all with hot fresh water showers & A/C, exceptional views over the surrounding islands and mountains of the mainland. Cha Cha boasts its own quaint private beach, house reef and in-house Padi Diving Center. The Sea Top restaurant offers a variety of Indonesian, Japanese and fusion dishes with emphasis on healthy eating. ... more   less 
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