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Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It was raining season so it was a bit hard for us to decide where to go, but we ended up flying to Bunaken for a weekend dive, with hoping the weather will be on our side. Got Ojek to take us to the resort, after got lost in the muddy farm, but finally we arrived at late afternoon. The...

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Regina, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

As many have already commented, Willeke and Jerry are genuinely welcoming, friendly hosts who aspire to provide a very memorable home stay experience during your stay with them. They ensure that you are well taken care of as you immerse yourself in diving from - and relaxing at, their simple but beautiful resort overlooking the sparkling ocean bay in the...

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

The most relaxed I have felt in the longest time. Off the grid for most of the day which was great as my partner and I are addicted to our mobile phones. Willeke was an amazing host, such a lovely and friendly lady and made our 4 days there so memorable. She arranged for transport from the airport to the...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

1. Very convenient for "eat, sleep & dive" lifestyle as your small house will be only a few steps away from the sea, diveshop and the area where all all meals are served. 2. Cozy cottages with fan, shower (hot water during day), hammock:), balcony and comfortable bed. Bring your mosquito net along as there are hooks in the ceiling....

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Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

Willeke and Jerry are sincerely friendly people who want each one of their guests to be happy. They will help you with any inquiry and make you feel at home. The huts are basic (no air con, no hot water) but comfortable, cute and with a gorgeous view on the ocean. Food is delicious and the dive school with its...

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Wow , where do I start. We spent an amazing 18 nights here and got to know Willeke , Jerry and their family and the Bunaken slow pace of life. iIt does exactly what it says on the tin, its traditional Indonesian style, so laid back , fabulous food with fresh fish and chicken daily The communication from start to...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed August 13, 2016 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...

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Auckland, New Zealand
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...

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London, United Kingdom
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...

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Espoo, Finland
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...

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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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: $65 - $67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“bungalow 1 easiest to get to (all bungalows uphill) and most private as further from public path than the others.”
 of 5 bubbles intercom, Jun 5, 2016 | Read review
“The cabin nearest to the main dining area was perfect”
 of 5 bubbles grayb, Mar 25, 2016 | Read review
“All of the cabins have views and are comfortably furnished. You can't go wrong!”
 of 5 bubbles KenDebra, Mar 3, 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are nice and quit”
 of 5 bubbles 518marcelz, Feb 20, 2016 | Read review
“Higher rooms get a light breeze later in the day, perfect for reading a book in a hammock.”
 of 5 bubbles XCaliber32, Jan 29, 2016 | Read review
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