We spend five great days at this little resort (only three bungalows and an open restaurant). The bungalows are well buildt and nicely decorated with lots of space and a big balcony overlooking the top of the trees and the mangroves in front of the resort. There is also a big partly open bathroom (no hot water but we got used to it). The room was cleaned every day. The food was excellent: always a starter and different kinds of meat, fish, vegetables and fruits nicely served on the only table in the restaurant. Rose, the owner, was a wonderful host.
For diving and snorkeling we had to go out by boat and when it was low tide we had to walk through the shallow water to the boat. Sometimes a little bit anoying but it was worth it. All the dive sites around Bunaken are very good, the corals still very colorfull, the water clean, always great visabilty and we saw plenty of small and big fish, turtels, a seehorse etc. Snorkeling was also very good. Everything was prepared very well and Ken, the dive guide, was a very nice guy with lots of expierence.
Except for diving and snorkeling there is not much to do, there is no real beach, no good swimming (because of the mangroves), and no other resorts or villages nearby. We spend most of the time after the boat trips on the sunloungers or on the balcony, enjoying the peacefull sorrounding. You could only hear the waves, the wind and some birds. For one afternoon Ken and aonther guy from the always heplfull staff drove us with motorbikes on the other side of the islands to the main village. Most of the other resort are in this area. The beaches are quite nice, you can swim and snorkel in front of the resorts but its also noisy, so we were very happy that we choose the Mamaling Resort.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Intimate nature Dive-Resort, situated on the quiet northwestern part of Bunaken Island. All cottages have private bathroom (western-style), veranda, mosquito-net an fan. We offer our guests pure nature feeling, tranquillity and outstanding divespots. ... more less
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