We are a group of friends visiting Manado for some scuba diving. Staying at the Villa was the best choice as we all cld hang out together. The Villa is big and tastefully decorated. It is facing the sea and had an amazing view! You cld hear the calming sound of the waves all day which makes it very relaxing. After a day of diving we all enjoyed dipping in the pool. There are also helpers at the Villa that clean and cook our meals(the dishes they cooked were delicious!). The helpers are very discreet and we only saw them when they came to clean and prepare our meals. They stay just behind the villa so when we need anything we cld just go to the back and let them know. We will definately stay at the Villa again when we are back in Manado.
Clean, quite and peaceful
Great food (breakfast, lunch, diner)
Very nice swimming pool
Access to the sea: 5 minutes walk
We were a bit worried about the standard of the villa, as we had stayed in some of the best diving resorts in North Sulawesi.
Our worry was fully unfounded! The villa was simply lovely, spacious and elegantly decorated. The villa looked to us in real life even better than in the pictures.
The pool was a marvel, we swam so much we didn´t even need the beach, as we had just earlier stayed in some beach resorts. The path to the beach took some one hundred and twenty steps along steep stairs, so that part did require some effort. There were two kayaks near the beach. To be able to enjoy the beach best you would need to care about the tidal times, as the beach was quite different depending on tide.
The owner´s family and friends catered for all our needs, arranged for meals and cleaning, as well as transports to and from villa, including visits to nearby grocery stores for ice cream (which was not so easily to be found in the area). They even arranged a massage service for us, which we much liked. We chose to eat many meals outside, in the terrace. A few breaks in the electricity occurred, but we just needed to ask the staff to turn on the generator, and both the electricity and water were running again.
The view was amazing. We loved our daily swimming training and our nightly swims under the tropical stars. This was a perfect end to our perfect vacation, I would love to return here!
My Husband and I chose Villa Manare for our honeymoon and could not have picked a better place!
We stayed for 10 days and everyday we woke up to our own slice of paradise. The house is beautiful and comfortable, perfect for a couple or if you wanted to bring family or friends.
The staff truly made our stay, we were always greeted with smiles and treated like royalty and the food, the food was delicious!
We will be coming back to Villa Manare for years to come.
I could write an essay about how amazing this place is and why you should visit it! We have just returned from a 2 week stay at Villa Manare and already miss it. The pictures do not do justice to the beauty and amazing position of this villa. It is beautifully furnished and the pool is stunning. The team at the villa made us feel so welcome and spoiled! Thank you especially to Opa for the fantastic food and tour of Northern Sulawesi. We are all divers and were blown away by the diving in both Manado bay and Bunaken. The snorkelling directly off the villa's private beach though was superb! We used the kayaks several times and got to explore the area further. Thanks again to Patrick and his family for your hospitality and help (also for your patience for my multiple and frequent questions!!!) . Hopefully will return one day!
I have visited Villa Manare for 3 Nights with my Girlfriend and the only thing i regret is not having stayed longer. The Villa exceeds what is shown on the photos by far. Excellent kitchen (hadn't seen one like that in this part of the country yet), good sound system, beautiful furniture and generally a excellent build quality in bathrooms, rooms and everything else. The staff take very good care as well and the food was delicous. Also: The pool is much, much bigger than it looks on the photos. This place really does deserve the name villa and for sure i'll be back!
We had a very nice stay in this nice villa. Staff is very friendly and the food is very good.
If you like snorkling , you can go from your own private beach down the hill.
Everything is good/comfortable and clean.Very beautifull view from out of the pool
Place to come back again.
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