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Bunaken Cha Cha Nature Resort

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Tanjung Parigi, Bunaken Island 95000, Indonesia
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 4 wonderful days and had 8 great dives the two boys (teenagers) and us. Raphael, irish-italian chap and his japanese wife, Reiko hold very well the house. We had the two initial bungalows, 2 & 3 (with wood floors, panels and roofs and outside bathrooms which we personally think as better suited to the landscape and environment than... More 

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We have stayed a week in the Bunaken Cha Cha in one of the newly built ocean front villas. The accommodation is very new and spacious whereas the rest of the resort is older. The concept of the resort is to have all meals together with the other guests and the very friendly owners - which allows to connect easily... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We just spent 4 nights at the Cha Cha. First, Bunaken and its environs pleasantly surprised us. We had heard that there was a lot of litter but we saw little to no sign of that. The snorkelling along the coral wall was amazing with swarms of different species of fish surrounding us. The coral was beautiful too. The Cha... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

My husband and I have just come home after a lovely stay at Bunaken Cha Cha. Raf and Reiko are wonderful hosts who will do absolutely everything to ensure that your visit is everything that you want it to be. We loved the diving - the visibility was amazing and the marine life is wonderfully healthy at Bunaken. Anton, our... More 

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

Dear Frogfish2015 Thank you for the wonderful review and great to read that you enjoyed yourself so much at Cha Cha, we also had great fun, especially relating some of the adventures and tribulations regarding Island Life....most certainly there is enough fodder for a good book or a couple of TV series for sure though not sure we can quite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

One of the best hotels I have ever been and certainly the best one on Bunaken! Beautifull house reef, wonderful rooms and the service is excellent. Loved, loved, loved the food (so did everybody else by the way) We all agreed to come back. Thanks for making our stay so great.

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

Dear Ab, Thank you so much for taking the time to review cha cha, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you back very soon Kind Regards Raf More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Cha Cha is a beautiful place and has a very nice, welcoming atmosphere. We were staying in one of the superior cottages with amazing view. We particularly loved the bathroom with the open air shower! We joined one of the dive boats for a 4 hour trip and went snorkeling twice at 2 beautiful locations. We didn't have to worry... More 

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

Dear Femke13 Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review about Cha Cha, we are so so happy that you and your friend enjoyed your stay with us. As you mention it was a pity that it was not for longer as you would have had the opportunity to do a few more snorkelling trips to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Just spent three days in paradise scuba diving. Simply the best place to dive we have ever been. Accommodation and food excellent. Raf & Reiko are first class hosts who have kept us amused every time we go. 8 times in total and we will be back again. Superb place and a must to visit if you are considering going... More 

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

Dear Graham Thank you so much for taking the time to review Cha Cha and we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, its always great to have return guests/friends and to be able to show off updates that we make not to mention sharing a good glass of wine together while catching up on latest gossip... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

WOW ! There are no words that can explain clearly how beautiful this peace of paradise is. Certainly a once in a life-time experience. I am a passionate scuba diver and have dived 2000 + times in exotic location all around the world, Panama, Galapagos, Great Barrier - Bunaken island is in my top 5 for sure. Bunaken Cha Cha... More 

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

Dear JimboAustralia_69's Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review about Cha Cha and we are all so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, I must admit that even after 16 years on the island and over 8,000 dives here and 1000s of hours snorkelling the reefs are still amazing and as you state,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

What makes 2 South Africans go back to Bunaken Cha Cha for a second time when there are plenty of other resorts on the island to choose from? The hospitality, service, atmosphere, great food and super accommodation. All of the resorts on the island have great views, fabulous diving & fantastic snorkelling. Only Cha Cha has Raf & Reiko, their... More 

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

Dear Elizabethhull Thank you so much for the review and such kind words, we are so glad that Cha Cha met your expectations and helped you to relax and enjoy the snorkelling and diving. Our Beach Ocean Villa is now finished and our last guests enjoyed it very much, the other villas will be ready in a few weeks time,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I've now officially lost count of how many trips I've done to Bunaken Cha Cha - of course that hasn't stopped me booking in the next one already. I had a return visit to Cha Cha around Easter (somewhere between my 8th and 10th visit over six years) and got to see the almost complete new "chalet" style cottages being... More 

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

Dear Scubatdc Thank you so much for the review and so glad that you enjoyed your time with us, it is so great to have guests return and enjoy Cha Cha and Bunaken. We are very excited at the fact that we have managed to upgrade the accommodation at Cha Cha, it has been something we have wanted to do... More 

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