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Bunaken National Marine Park, Manado, Siladen Island 95111 Indonesia
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Bobocha Siladen is located on the small pristine island of Siladen, situated within the Bunaken National Marine Park in North Sulawesi, Indonesia with a population of only 300 people.We offer a unique experience living amongst the villagers where you can enjoy the hospitality and simplicity of nature. Tasty and healthy food is our motto!.....we prepare and cook with fresh local produce and ingredients to give exquisite dishes for you to experience and these meals are included in our accommodation prices 3 times per day.
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Private beach
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katek657 wrote a review Aug 2019
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Siladen is a beautiful, idyllic island in Bunaken National Park. Just 25 minutes by speed boat from Manadao Port and the port is 30 minutes by car from Manado Airport. Bobocha Cottages has only 8 cottages and the rooms are directly on the beach with reef and dive boat just metres from your door. Bunaken National Park has so many wonderful dive sites all just 10-30 minutes away by boat. The dive boat picked us up each morning just metres from our breakast table on the beach and brought us back after 2 dives for lunch. This made diving so easy. Staying at Bobacha all meals breakfast, lunch and dinner are inclusive and communal - although you can request as we did (family of four with two teenage children) to dine privately on our last night which was magical on the beach shore, under the full moon. The table set up was beautiful and the staff had taken great care. The food is different each day (apart from breakfast) and we especially loved the diners - we are seafood lovers (but meat was also served) whole fresh bbq barracuda, yellow fin tuna, mahi mahi, giant bbq prawns... and great salads and yummy chocolate brownies. Sarah and her team are fabulous hosts - very friendly and helpful. The rooms are quite spacious with a bathroom and wardrobe area and wooden terrace balcony at the front facing the sea. Our rooms had aircon and the electricity operates 6pm - 7am. This was not an issue for us as we were diving in the morning but occasionally on a very hot afternoon it would be nice to retreat to an aircon room! The beach front though is very shaded by lovely sea almond trees and there is a swimming pool too. We enjoyed some great afternoons snorkelling on the house reef and a surprisingly fabulous night snorkel on the house reef - seeing octopus, eels, rays etc - Andreas from the Bobocha team was a great guide. You can also walk around the whole island at low tide takes 1 hour at other rimes you can walk 3/4 of way around island. We left feeling we had stayed much longer than our 7 nights - super relaxed. A little piece of heaven we would like to return to one day. Thank you very much Sarah and all the Bobacha team - we had a wonderful stay with you.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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marmar1002018 wrote a review Mar 2019
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
We stayed here in August 2018. It was our first trip to Indonesia and we wanted somewhere off the beaten track with fabulous unspoilt reef for diving an snorkelling. Sladen Island was perfect. The reefs off shore are the best we have ever seen, and we have dived all over the world. In fact, the snorkelling was sooooo good that we didn't even do any diving! Everyday we hired a boat from Bobocha cottages with driver and guide and took our 2 children age 9 & 12 out snorkelling on different reefs for 3 hours. Our boys made friends with the local children and played football on the beach with them. There are only around 3 places to stay on the island (I think) and we opted for Bobocha due to the heartwarming reviews. We were not disappointed. Sarah and her team looked after us so well. The food was absolutely amazing every day and you eat outside on a long table under the stars, absolutely magical. We played monopoly by night and got early nights ready for a long day of snorkelling. Wonderful. Ria was like having a mum there looking after you - even sourcing fresh aloe vera for sunburn. Wonderful place!
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Date of stay: August 2018
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mgshudson wrote a review Nov 2018
Munich, Germany26 contributions3 helpful votes
If you're looking for a true "unplugged" island experience with little/no Wi-Fi, electricity or air-con, then this is the place for you. Good: Food: really excellent and very tasty that caters for all dietary requirements. The food is bought from the local areas and freshly prepared. Possibly the best food we had during our indonesia travels. ------- Accommodation: very clean and spacious. ------- Staff: very helpful, professional and friendly, plus they are really informative about the local area. ------ Activities: snorkelling at a reef just off the beach. There are lots of live corals and colourful fish. Bad: Cost cutting / saving by the owner was evident which subsequently made our 140 EUR/night feel like a hybrid between a budget hotel/hostel and a wannabe resort: - Wi-Fi: this consists of a mobile phone as a tethering hotspot which enables only 3 guests at a time to connect and is dependent on signal. We had 7 people staying, which meant little / no Wi-Fi. - Electricity: this goes off at 06.00 until 18.00 which makes it impossible to use the fan after 06.00. We knew about the electricity times in advance, but underestimated that: 1. We would need the fan on until we got up for breakfast at 08.00 - too hot. 2. Showers aren't possible through the day until the electricity is back on at 18.00 (no water pressure). So don't expect a shower after diving or snorkelling until 18:00. - Over priced transfers: a transfer to Manado airport is 35€ per person one way or 70€ return per person. We used Kuda Laut (neighbour resort) they do a private transfer for half the price; 35€ return. It is possible to take the public boat for even less (if you don't mind sharing and then flagging a taxi). - Over priced tours: snorkelling or dolphin watching only available as a private tour at Bobocha at 100 EUR for up to 4 people (minimum of 4 people - so 2 people would still pay 100 EUR). Kuda Laut offers snorkellers to tag along with divers for 10€ pp incl a snorkel guide, water, tea, coffee & biscuits for 4 hours. - Drinks: limited selection and overpriced. Again, we used Kuda Laut for drinks that weren't available at Bobocha. - All meals included: lunch is not provided on the day of arrival. All other resorts with full board offer lunch on the day of arrival. If you want this at Bobocha, it's 10€. - The owner Sarah was lovely & accomodating for guests, but we could hear Sarah being quite bossy and controlling with the staff which made us feel uncomfortable; we never experienced that anywhere else in the world. We usually like an "unplugged" experience, but only when it is marketed as that and is better value for money. If you're looking for a place to stay for a similar price with a true full board option and no limitations on electricity and Wi-Fi, then Kuda Laut would be more suitable.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Storyteller738724 wrote a review Oct 2018
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If you love diving or snorkeling this is a wonderful place to visit. Our very comfortable room in a typical wooden Indonesian style cottage was right on the beach . Depending on the tide you can just wade out to a fantastic reef. Also the resorts boat will take you over to Bunaken for more underwater vistas and out to see dolphins playing. We were also lucky enough to see turtles hatching Lying on the beach and watching the sun set behind the volcano was memorable. Sarah who owns the resort goes out of her way to make your stay enjoyable. I am a vegetarian and this is the 1st holiday I have actually put on weight not lost on a holiday ! you arrive as a guest but feel you have become a friend by the time you leave. This is a small eco lodge which has no electricity in the day and limited at night so you cannot use a hair dryer. Also there is no freshwater for showering. For us these were trivial things as everything else was fantastic. But this is not an ideal destination for anyone wanting T.V , 24 hour Wi-fi. or 5 star facilities. We can only thank Sarah again for a wonderful stay and we look forward to returning. Lee Cape Town South Africa
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Room Tip: beach front rooms situated right on the beach and lovely views.
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CapeGooseberry wrote a review Oct 2018
Switzerland18 contributions14 helpful votes
We stayed at Bobocha with our 2 small children ( aged 5 and 7) for 10 nights in April this year - and we loved it. It's a small, very personally run hotel, and was exactly what we were looking for. ( This is an important point - if you are looking for a more anonymous resort experience with wi-fi, tv, aircon, restaurant with extensive menu etc this is not going to be for you. If you want a genuine experience staying on Siladen, unplugged, exporing nature and enjoying fresh, local, beautifully prepared food, then this is your place). We stayed in the family cottage which worked really well for us since there is a double room, and second bedroom with 2 single beds. The cottage was very clean and comfortable, showers were hot, and fans worked really well at night. Even if we had had aircon we wouldnt have used it since we were really comfortable at night (and certainly not during the day, when we were busy snorkelling on the Reef...). The reef is directly in front of Bobocha, so its ideal for snorkelling, which we did for 10 days with our 2 small kids and didnt experience any dangerous currents. Sarah also kindly let us use 2 childrens lifejackets, which was really great. We also booked a trip with the resort boat to see dolphins one morning which was a higlight of our stay. Andreas (the captain) is a local and is very knowledgeable about all the marine life in the area. Sarah also organised massages for us which were really good and professional. If you enjoy not only seeing fish but eating it too, you will love it here, since Sarah buys all her fish from the local fishernen and prepares it beautifully. ( If you are not a fish fan, like our kids, Sarah also goes out of her way to accomodate you. But I think to get the most out of staying here you should enjoy eating fish. The tuna sashimi was amazing!!) There isnt much to do apart from snorkelling and walking around the island ( which is lovely and easily manageable with small kids), so this is something to bear in mind if booking a long stay. For us it was perfect, but I can see how families who need more action might get bored. I would really recommend Bobocha, its a wonderful place, but you need to do your research properly and make sure its what you are looking for!!
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: You cant book the family cottage through platforms like booking.com, you need to contact Bobocha...
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$188 - $216 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndonesiaSulawesiNorth SulawesiManadoSiladen Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bobocha Siladen
Which popular attractions are close to Bobocha Siladen?
Nearby attractions include Bunaken National Marine Park (2.4 miles), Deco Stop Cafe N Bar (2.2 miles), and Mahoro Island (2.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Bobocha Siladen?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Bobocha Siladen?
Top room amenities include a bidet, a mosquito net, and a pool view.
What food & drink options are available at Bobocha Siladen?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bobocha Siladen?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Does Bobocha Siladen have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Bobocha Siladen offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Bobocha Siladen located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Siladen Island.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bobocha Siladen?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Indonesian.
Does Bobocha Siladen have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.