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Happy Gecko Resort Bunaken (Cicak Senang)

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed 5 days at this cozy resort. Clean bungalows, hot water, great and lots of food, nice company. Also nice that they also use a Dutch account so I could pay my bill by wire transfer the night before I left. Wifi - if electricity would work on the island - was very quick. Couldn't dive because of some ear... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Our stay at Happy Gecko has been a highlight of our Indonesian trip. Willeke and her husband Jerry are tremendously friendly and helpful. The dive shop is well run and the prices are very reasonable. The scuba diving was incredible, the best we've ever done. Turtles, sharks and an abundance of fish and corals. The breezy bungalows were comfortable and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Enjoyed our 3 nights stay here which was blessed with good sunny days. Fortunately for us , it was quiet except 1-2 other guests. This meant we were spoilt by willeke and her team's service. We even managed to get best room in the house ( up the hill...last one to the right...GREAT VIEW ). Meals were simple but delicious... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Exceptional budget stay in Bunaken, had everything we needed: hot shower (it gets warm during the day), three meals and water provided. Bungalow had a fan so air won't be very cool unless there is any wind. This is place for relaxing, bare foot chilling with beautiful underwater. Peaceful stay and spent days snorkeling and diving and/or visiting Bunaken village... More 

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south england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

My 2nd visit to Bunaken in 12 years but 1st to Cicak Senang. Lovely little budget accommodation, 5 bungalows, all with beautiful views. Great to sit out on veranda and in hammock. Bungalow 1, nearest restaurant, is easier for those who have problems walking up hills/steps and is also the most private as it's further away (in height) from the... More 

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Coventry
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

This is a small but delightful resort with brillaint owners and staff. Everything about this was excellent and friendly at time one forgot its a professional business - these are lovely people too ! Fantastic views, you get a bit of beach here - so although no-one is sun-bathing you can walk a long way along the sands at low/mid... More 

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Tampere, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Happy Gecko for 5 nights and couldn't be more pleased for our stay. It was the low season, so we were lucky to be the only guests. :) Diving was just great-Jimmy was excellent guide, he knows the dive spots really well and could find tiniest macrolife from the reefs & walls. We saw also many black+white... More 

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Edmonton
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

Our entire visit was perfect. Great assistance in travelling to and from the resort. Excellent reception and information on arrival. Wonderful clean cabin with view deck and daily housekeeping! Clean grounds, kitchen and dining area. Good food and big servings. Wifi connectivity in the dining area. Dive shop very well maintained with excellent equipment. Great dive boat with emergency oxygen... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

Great small resort, only 5 bungalows all have great views and very clean. Very friendly and helpful owners (Dutch lady and Indonesian husband from Bunaken). Great food, every day something different. And off course the ice cold beers.. Great dive centre with very experienced and relaxed guides. Good and new equipment, coffee/tea/water/ biscuits on the boat. No long term planning,... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016 via mobile

My friends and I had a great time staying at the Happy Gecko. The hospitality of the owners was incredible, they were always ready to help and made us feel like we were at home. The food was delicious and the diving center just below the resort was also great. The bangalos were clean and spacious, but no AC. Although... More 

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  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Small and cosy dive resort with only six spacious wooden bungalows on a hillside. Great sea views from your private balcony. Breezy seaside restaurant, with great food and cold drinks. Dive center on the premises with good diving at competitive prices. The owner, Jerry, was born and raised on the island and together with his Dutch wife he welcomes you to come and dive Bunaken. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Happy Gecko Resort Bunaken (Cicak Senang)

Address: Liang Beach, Bunaken Island 95242, Indonesia (Formerly Happy Gecko Resort (Cicak Senang))
Location: Indonesia > Sulawesi > North Sulawesi > Bunaken Island
Price Range: $52 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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