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Perfectly located on Bunaken’s Liang Beach, and with easy access to the surrounding reefs of the National Marine Park, Bastianos Bunaken is an ideal base for exploring North Sulawesi’s world-famous diving. This highly-reputable resort features everything you need for an unforgettable dive holiday - beautiful beaches, delicious cuisine, stunning views, and of course, Bunaken’s legendary dive sites close by.
One of the biggest names in North Sulawesi diving, Bastianos offers three separate resorts throughout the region – in Bunaken, Bangka and Lembeh. Over the years, the brand has become renowned for delivering high standards of service and incredible experiences both above and below the water. Bastianos’ customer-centred approach means guests don’t have to choose between these remarkable dive destinations, and can instead explore all three locations in one trip.
Situated on Liang Beach on Bunaken Islands’s west coast, Bastianos Bunaken provides quick and easy access to the National Marine Park’s incredible diving and is itself, a fantastic place to relax and unwind. After many years in operation, Bastianos Bunaken has earned a reputation for its dedicated, passionate team and exceptional facilities that cater to every need. The resort also offers accommodation to suit a range of budgets, making it an ideal choice for every guest.
Bastianos Bunaken has a total of 17 Superior Rooms located on one of Bunaken Island’s most idyllic white-sand beaches, each just a few steps from the ocean. Superior Rooms are equipped with either a queen-size bed or two single beds, as well as a mosquito net, air-conditioning, and an en-suite bathroom with hot water and a western shower.
The resort’s 9 Standard Rooms are located on a hillside, with most offering fantastic views of the ocean. Each Standard Room comes equipped with a ceiling fan and a mosquito net, as well as an en-suite bathroom with hot water and western toilet and either a queen-size bed or two single beds.
Meals at Bastianos Bunaken are served buffet-style at the wonderful beach-front restaurant, the perfect setting for spectacular sunset dining each evening. Cuisine at Bastianos is a delicious mix of Indonesian, Asian, and international dishes as well as fresh seafood and BBQs. The beach-side bar offers expansive views from the elevated lounge area as well as free wifi, satellite TV, billiards, and of course, refreshing drinks. Guests will find the elevated swimming pool beside the restaurant and bar, a convenient place to enjoy the sun and offering yet more fantastic views of the beach and ocean.
The area immediately in front of the resort is perfect for swimming and with a reef drop-off just 40-meters from the shore, there’s plenty of excitement for snorkelers too. A relaxing stay at Bastianos Bunaken can never be complete without sampling some of the treatments offered by the Bastianos Spa & Shiatsu. Here guests can escape the day-to-day stresses and listen to the sound of the ocean just meters away while the trained staff will provide carefully selected, traditional and natural therapies, using all-natural products. Treatments include massage, facials and reflexology.
Bastianos Bunaken’s PADI dive centre is equipped with rinse tanks, a storage room for your equipment, and a bathroom with a fresh-water bucket shower. They offer up to three boat dives every day and visit all five islands of the surrounding Bunaken National Marine Park. The resort’s four dive boats feature shaded dive decks, rinse tanks, sundecks, and drinking water, creating a comfortable environment for each dive. Full equipment rental is available from the dive centre, including torches and dive computers, and nitrox is available to certified divers at an additional cost.
A range of dive sites lie close by to the resort, with the most distant sites a 30 minute boat ride away. Bastianos Bunaken believes in providing a quality mix of diving, giving guests the opportunity to dive all three of their resort locations – Bunaken, Bangka and Lembeh. All of Bastianos’ instructors and divemasters are more than familiar with the dive sites of each location. Dive groups are kept small, with a ratio of 4 divers to every guide, and the maximum bottom time for each dive is 1 hour. A full range of PADI courses is available, from Discover Scuba Diving to Divemaster, and including a range of specialities.