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- “Indonesia’s Leading Dive Resort” at the World Travel Awards in 2018 and 2019
- Stunning design, with a traditional longhouse and beautiful infinity pool
- Incredible facilities for rec and technical diving, as well as photographers
- A strong commitment to conservation and sustainable practices
Bunaken Oasis aims to redefine all-inclusive diving holidays in Bunaken by providing an opulent experience whilst keeping its ecological footprint to a minimum. With just 12 rooms, the resort offers sophisticated and personalised customer service, picture-perfect tropical surroundings, and a sublime concierge diving experience. Guests here will delight in little luxuries including gourmet chef-prepared meals, pampering spa services, a simply stunning infinity pool, and some of the region’s loveliest ocean-view cottages. Plus, world-class facilities for divers of all skill and comfort levels from beginner through tec, as well as underwater photographers.
About Bunaken Oasis
Set on a small hill and surrounded by verdant gardens, this small and intimate collection of beautifully-appointed private cottages offers a totally tranquil setting and picture-perfect views of the Bunaken National Park seascape. With options catering to families and groups, as well as adventurous couples looking for a luxurious holiday - each villa is designed to bring the natural beauty of Sulawesi right into your suite. If you’re planning something special, you can trust Bunaken Oasis’ expert staff to take care of all the details.
Celebrated for its biodiversity, Bunaken National Marine Park is a uniquely diverse ecosystem boasting five species of sea turtle, and dense schools of tropical reef fish, and the chance of impressive megafauna. Get to know this stunning region’s underwater world in total comfort, with opportunities for recreational and tec diving from spacious custom boats backed by world-class facilities for equipment and cameras. Back on shore, continue your outdoor adventures exploring this property’s vast jungle garden and beach. Or, take it easy with lush creature comforts like fine dining, a full-service spa, and a lavish pool complex. This property offers a perfectly balanced getaway with sustainable operations and a strong focus on the local community.
Explore the resort
Bunaken Oasis is setting a new standard for service and hospitality, with a passionate and professional team and luxurious little extras everywhere you look. Each cottage includes complimentary daily laundry service, high quality organic and reef-safe toiletries, and an in-room tablet pre-loaded with fish identification books. These serene and private spaces are built around a freeform infinity pool, with dramatic views over the sea and the surrounding lush tropical gardens. Three inclusive meals are served daily in the airy, lagoon-facing restaurant, with both a-la-carte and set menus featuring gourmet Asian classics and tasty Western options. And, the resort’s on-site spa provides a variety of soothing services, including massage and bodywork in a tranquil garden setting.
While this resort is loaded with lush creature comforts, the real attraction here is the property itself. Guests can explore over five hectares of stunning Indonesian nature, with a sprawling house reef, tropical gardens, jungle, and a mangrove-lined beach open for self-guided adventure. Bunaken Oasis employs a team of local travel experts who are happy to help you plan other activities as well, with volcano climbs, local cultural shows, waterfall swims, and rainforest trekking on offer. You’ll enjoy a worry-free travel experience, with concierge service from the airport all the way to the resort’s private jetty.
Diving from Bunaken Oasis
Dive trips from Bunaken Oasis are designed to fit your schedule - just choose when and where you’re ready to explore and let the dive staff handle the details, including equipment setup and care. A full range of PADI courses is available, and the resort’s in-house technical diving school, Oasis Explorers, provides TDI-based education from CCR and Tec 40+ to trimix and beyond. Students have access to perfectly maintained traditional and technical rental equipment, free nitrox, and a highly skilled team of instructors and support staff. Plus, a small fleet of custom dive boats, perfectly equipped for exploring the region.
At Bunaken Oasis, divers can hand over their wish list to the team and simply sit back and enjoy while the dedicated staff make it happen! Seamlessly organised day trips to all of Bunaken and Manado’s best sites are offered, crewed by a highly-trained and smiling staff, and including all the diver-friendly details you’d expect from a five-star resort. You’ll have access to freshwater deck showers, a full catered lunch, modern toilets, sun loungers and cushioned seating, and photography facilities while at sea. Bunaken Oasis offers trips to over 90 sites, and their team is constantly exploring uncharted underwater terrain, eagerly inviting divers to join these once-in-a-lifetime “discovery” dives.
- Pack lightweight clothing, comfortable walking shoes, and plenty of sun protection for exploring this massive property on foot.
- Plan a dry day to indulge in soothing spa services, including massage and bodywork.
- There are no banks or ATMs close to the resort, so remember to bring plenty of cash.
- With over 90 dive sites on offer, you’ll want to spend at least a week diving here to get a real taste of the region!
Bunaken Oasis is firmly committed to ethical operations, grounding its practices in sustainable tourism development that benefits both the local community and the region’s fragile ecosystem. The resort boasts its own water filtration system, built to minimise environmental impact, with its finished product laboratory-tested frequently for quality assurance. Guests are provided with a refillable bottle on arrival and have resort-wide access to drinking water. This same water is also supplied to nearby local villages, as part of a plan to reduce the entire island’s plastic consumption. Together with details like biodegradable straws and garden-to-table dining, Bunaken Oasis has all but stamped out single-use plastic use resort-wide.
Guests are also invited to participate in the resort’s conservation projects, like mangrove plantings, and its sea turtle head-start programme which raises hatchlings through their critical first year, before releasing them at the perfect moment. Lucky guests may even be able to participate in a turtle hatchling release! Oasis also has a strong partnership with the local NGO BunakenCares, supporting community efforts like beach cleaning, plastics management, and recycling initiatives.
Diving in Bunaken and Manado
Whitetip reef sharkYear round
Schooling reef fishYear round
Clown frogfishYear round
Giant frogfishYear round
Pygmy seahorseYear round
Ghost pipefishYear round
Walls & pinnaclesYear round
Plentiful reef lifeYear round
Healthy coralsYear round
Number of rooms
Official dive center rating
PADI 5-Star Resort, TDI Training Centre
Discover Scuba Diving, Scuba Diver, Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water, Trimix, Tec 40+