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Bunaken Cha Cha Nature Resort

Tanjung Parigi, Bunaken Island 95000, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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24 hotel reviews
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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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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

If the Swiss Family Robinson decided to make a resort, the Bunaken Cha Cha might be the result. The cottages are surrounded by jungle, with no other hotels or stores or roads in sight. Inside your room, with a view of the sea through the canopy of branches, and no sound but the call of birds and the breaking of... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Just back from a fabulous 5 night stay at Cha Cha. This was the last stop on our Honeymoon with the plan to focus on some diving and snorkelling and it definitely lived up to expectations! Firstly Raf offered invaluable help and advice on our travel arrangements from Bali (direct flight with Lion Air) and all the transfer arrangements went... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Great place to stay. Raf and Reiko really make this place special. Almost has a home stay feel to this resort. You are taken care of the moment you arrive at Manado airport and it really was a fuss free trip. The rooms are eco friendly and simple but definitely better than some other seaside resorts I've been to. The... More

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Address: Tanjung Parigi, Bunaken Island 95000, Indonesia
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Location: Indonesia > Sulawesi > North Sulawesi > Bunaken Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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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