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Bunaken Cha Cha Nature Resort

Tanjung Parigi, Bunaken Island 95000, Indonesia
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Singapore, Singapore
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156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
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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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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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28 hotel reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
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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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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Address: Tanjung Parigi, Bunaken Island 95000, Indonesia
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Location: Indonesia > Sulawesi > North Sulawesi > Bunaken Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 10
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