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Bunaken Cha Cha Nature Resort

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Tanjung Parigi, Bunaken Island 95000, Indonesia
Bunaken Cha Cha Nature Resort
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Vejle, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Have just had another wonderful stay at ChaCha at the end of October (where other reviews are from), before they start remodelling for 3 months. I can only say that it is still among my absolute favourite places in the world, so please refer to my review of December 3rd, 2013 as it is still valid. Only addition is that... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Thank you, Raf & Raeko, Our time at Cha Cha in November 2014 was magnificent with friendly staff , superb service and meals. A huge thanks to Anton and Crew for taking care of us and guiding us to some great dive sites. It was really nice to have ChaCha to ourselves for 5 days and this will definitely be... More 

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

Dear Tony & Lauren Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review about your stay and we are so so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time and diving with us. I will pass on your thanks to Anton and the Dive Crew who are now having a well earned rest while we undertake some... More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Thankyou Raf, Raeko and friendly staff! We thoroughly enjoyed our too short stay this week. Beautiful, relaxing and wonderful access to the most stunning underwater world - on the doorstep and beyond. Loved our comfortble room (2) with deep veranda for lazing on, AND the outdoor grotto-like shower. We were three generations and equally enjoyed. Very hard to leave -... More 

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

Dear sallyinsydney2014 Thank you so much for the review and so so happy you enjoyed your stay with us at Cha Cha and the surrounding reefs. I have already allocated the "New Cottages 2" for you when you return so that you will be able to see the difference.....larger, more private and no neighbours...we are so excavated that we cannot... More 

Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Just returned from a 4 night stay at Bunaken Cha Cha having stayed here 4 years ago as a couple. This time we came with our kids aged 8 and 10. As other reviewers have mentioned, the accommodation is simple but nicely done. We had rooms 3 & 4 with a shared balcony looking out over the sea - bliss!... More 

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

Dear Blue-eyedAlex Thank you so much for the review and we are so so happy you enjoyed your 2nd time at Cha Cha. Was also so nice to meet your children and parents. Bunaken Cha Cha is all about relaxing, snorkelling, diving, beach combing and the occasional walks to the villages, it is most definitely not for those who look... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Overall our stay at Cha Cha was good. The location is great and the staff was very attentive. It's a little trek to get to the resort through Manado and out to Bunaken but it adds to the overall experience. The snorkeling and diving locations were great but I will keep this review is about the resort. Booking was easy... More 

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

Dear Liv2xplore Thank you very much for taking the time to review our Resort and share your experience and above all that you enjoyed your stay. With respect to the points you made, we are currently in the process of remodelling some of the cottages and thus they will be larger, more cozy and much more private (a flaw that... More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We stayed at Cha Cha a week in February and loved every part of it. From getting picked up by the owners at the airport you just felt the personal touch. I am not typically the one for community dining but here it's just really relaxing and you have great conversations over great meals. I have fairly high standards for... More 

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

Dear Susanne122 Thank you so much for the review and we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us AS you will know from your brother we are now doing some remodelling, we will become a bit smaller with only 7 cottages but they will be bigger and much more comfortable and private, reiko is also... More 

Shanghai Region, China
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We recently stayed at the resort for 5 nights. There was a mixture of highs and lows during our stay. I am very surprised at the number of positive comments about this hotel as the general feel of people staying there was they were very unhappy with the value for money, condition of hotel and the general atmosphere at mealtimes!... More 

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

Dear Divewidow2014 Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review and unfortunate that you did not enjoy your stay with us at Cha Cha though I do feel that this is more related to your choice of holiday location/Resort than our fault. You were not happy with your room and I immediately made arrangements to change... More 

Darwin, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Spent a little over a week enjoying the hospitality of Cha Cha and great diving for a second time in 3 years. As with last time, the service, food and general ambience was great and just perfect for celebrating my 50th with friends. The diving was wonderful and no sense of being rushed at all. fabulous selection of wines and... More 

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

Dear ChrisandOwen Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review about Cha Cha. It was so good to see you both at Cha Cha again and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay and your 50th Birthday with us. As mentioned we have now already started the work on rebuilding some of our cottages, we... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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145 reviews 145 reviews
67 hotel reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Pluses 1. Fantastic safe snorkeling from the beach. My gold standard is Maldives. The coral in Bunaken is better than Maldives, if Maldives would be a 9 while Cha Cha’s house ref is a 10. There is soft coral and hard coral, and a lot of it. The water is colder here so there’s been no bleaching either. Maldives fish... More 

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

Dear HappyBelly Thank you for taking the time to write this review, it is always good to have feed back from our guests so that we can endeavour to make Cha Cha even better. I am glad to see that overall you enjoyed your stay with us even with the "quirks" some of which I would like to follow up... More 

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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

Dear Rodney Thank you so much for the review and that you took the time from your busy schedule to share your experience at Cha Cha with others. Makes us very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and that everything met your expectations, we try very hard to balance nature with comfort, to be able to... More 

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