BUNAKEN CHA CHA NATURE RESORT

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view from our balcony

                      Situated in the quiet eastern part of Bunaken island without garbage coming from Manado,in a very remote location,Bunaken Cha Cha accomodates a maximum of 20 guests in 10 ensuite cottages overlooking the island of Siladen.We stayed our first 3 nights in cottage n° 7,a clean superior cottage of 40 sq. m with AC,fan,comfy king-bed,mosquito net and a basic bathroom with HC water.As the resort was "invaded" by a party of 5 quiet Russians with a sophisticated equipment,we had to move for our 2 last nights to another accomodation, within a few meters of the small beach where we got a Balinese style open air shower.

terrace of our first cottage of 3 rooms,fortunately we were the only guests

                      The owners,Raf,an Italo Irish guy and his Japanese wife Reiko were very helpful and warm like all the friendly staff.We had a good time with the other guests,all divers telling us their amazing dives.

                      The Wifi internet connection package for 5 days costs 25 Usd, we paid 1100 Usd for our 5 nights stay(accomodation,FB,transferts).

                      We had our meals seated at the large table with the owners,a dive instructor and the other guests.

the terrace of the Cha Cha
The food was quite good and varied,a mix of Asian(local and Japanese) and western food(there is no other restaurant nearby).My wife was a bit disappointed by the lack of fish (in 5 days we had only tuna from can!).A bad thing is the fact that all the courses are served at the same time for all the people of the huge table:if I have been a perfect gentleman waiting the other people,I would have eaten many of my meals cold!fortunately for me,I wasn't(and still I'm not!)

                      As the beach is very small with very shallow water at low tide and the resort is in the middle of nowhere,I don't recommend this place for non- snorkellers or non -divers,young children and disabled people(many stairs).

                      In front of the 60 m wide beach,just meters away,Bunaken Cha Cha has its own "House Reef" and a snorkeling pontoon that floats atop of the reef.

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view from our balcony
view from our balcony
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terrace of our first cottage of 3…
the terrace of the Cha Cha
the terrace of the Cha Cha
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in front of the resort,diving boats
in front of the resort,diving boats
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the small beach
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the terrace
the terrace
the terrace
low tide
low tide
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in front of the small beach
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view from the beach
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the beach
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people of Cha Cha
there are lots of stairs in Cha Cha
there are lots of stairs in Cha Cha
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a cottage
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a cottage
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the lobby,bar and dining room
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Raf,the owner,a warm and friendly…
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all the beds have mosquito nets
all the beds have mosquito nets
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second bathroom
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