I’m not sure me and my friend were the ideal customer for this place – it is very quiet, and although we were lucky with the people who were there when we were, so I can imagine you could go stir crazy here. If you’re after big nights as well as diving go to the Gili Islands! And I have to say it (I know, shock horror) - I actually preferred the diving in Gilis too.
Food is fine (I got sick but that could’ve just been bad luck) and so is accommodation. I didn’t think it was that ‘basic’ and we stayed in the cheapest room we could. They make you pay for it, but things like airport transfer and help with onward flight bookings are really handy. Worth noting though that if you’re really backpacking on a budget this place might be too expensive.
Another consideration – the people who lead the dives aren’t divemasters, only trained to rescue level. I didn’t realize until I was there (didn’t see the disclaimer on the website). If you’re really experienced you'll notice the difference but might not mind, but because there was a notable difference I will be telling diver friends and family (if they have say 20-40 dives under their belt) to go somewhere where people are trained to a higher level. Better safe than sorry, hey.
A little aside note - although it is a dive resort and you'll be in and out of the boat in your swimsuits etc, a word of warning - I'd probably go easy on sunbathing on the beach in your bikini. Call me stupid but I didn't really get that for a while!!!!
- Also Known As:
- Two Fish Divers Bunaken Hotel Bunaken Island
- Two Fish Divers Bunaken Hotel
- 2 Fish Divers Bunaken
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Small and cosy resort based on Bunaken Island, characterised by:• Beach-side accommodation - wooden cottages with cooling fan, HOT water showers and large balconies with hammocks.• Other resort amenities include 18m swimming pool; 24 hour electricity; relaxing area; beach café; FREE wifi internet; book swap facility.• Small &Personal with really friendly staff.• European management – owned and managed by Tina and Nigel, who have been living & diving on Bunaken for more than 10 years.• No crowds - maximum 20-22 divers. ... more less