- Beautiful boutique resort designed with dedicated divers in mind
- World-class sites in easy reach, including Manado, Bunaken and Bangka
- Mingle with like-minded travellers in a social and friendly atmosphere
- Spa services, training pool, camera facilities, and an onsite restaurant and bar
Located within Wori Bay, Cocotinos Manado is one of the closest dive resorts to the airport - meaning you’ll be off the plane and into the water before you know it. And, with the world-class diving of Manado and Bunaken on your doorstep, and plenty of diver-focussed facilities at your disposal, you won’t want to waste time. While diving is what Cocotinos Manado does best, non-divers are welcome at this resort, while everyone can expect to enjoy spectacular sunsets, delicious local and international cuisine, and a signature style of warm and personal service. And, with dedicated instructors and training facilities on site, even if you don’t come as a diver, you could very well leave as one.
About Cocotinos Manado
Cocotinos Manado is a boutique dive resort located within Wori Bay in the heart of Kima Bajo, a fishing village overlooking the Bunaken National Marine Park - an area world famous for its rich macro marine life and astounding wall diving. A mere 25-minute drive from Manado’s Sam Ratulangi International Airport brings you to the resort, nestled on a chocolate-coloured beach in full view of Siladen Island and Manado Tua, a majestic dormant volcano across the Sulawesi Sea.
Cocotinos was inspired by the simple way of life and vernacular style of construction that is typical of an Indonesian village. The aim was to create an elegant facility that caters to the needs of the present-day traveller, with particular attention to divers. Through the use of selected hardwoods, stone, and other ecologically-friendly building materials sourced from the region, the resort blends seamlessly with its surroundings.
While Cocotinos Manado is primarily a dive resort, non-divers are more than welcome and can enjoy chilling out by the pool or in the bar, indulging in our spa treatments, and using the resort as a base to explore the Minahasa highlands, Tangkoko National Park and various other local attractions.
Explore the resort
Set next to the sea with an open timber deck, the Deho Restaurant and Bar serves local and international cuisine under an airy wood-panelled ceiling or weather permitting, under the stars. The restaurant is open from 0700 to 2200 with last orders at 2100. Guests can enjoy an a la carte menu to compliment the resort’s full-board meal plan, which also offers flexibility, especially to guests who booked room and breakfast only. On selected nights, this restaurant offers live entertainment, while the resort staff and local Manadonese people are prone to spontaneous outbursts of music.
Set in a manicured lawn, the swimming pool is the focal point of the resort, and is deep enough for scuba training. Just beyond, built beneath a lush hibiscus tree, the Laleina Spa is staffed by friendly therapists who will put you at ease and help you choose the perfect treatment. Services can be offered in an enclosed room or beneath an open-air gazebo. A small library of books and magazines is also available for your reading pleasure, while international TV is available in guest rooms along with WiFi. A small shop is also located onsite, selling a variety of souvenirs, apparels, toiletries, snacks and drinks. Excursions to Tangkoko Nature Reserve, the Minahasa Highlands, Mt Mahawu, and Minado city are also offered, as is water rafting, crab fishing, and island hopping.
Diving from Cocotinos Manado
Guests at Cocotinos will have access to the SSI certified scuba diving centre operated by the in-house Odyssea Divers. The service provided by Odyssea Divers is both personal and professional, with diligent attention to diver safety. Staff members are highly trained to make sure that each guest is well looked after on the boat and under the water. Odyssea Divers’ multi-lingual instructors have many years of experience and several hundred certifications between them, offering a full range of SSI courses which can be conducted in English, Indonesian and Japanese.
At Cocotinos, you’ll have some of Indonesia’s richest reefs at your doorstep, while a 20-min boat ride brings you to the Bunaken Marine Park. During boat trips, guests will find free-flow water and hot beverages available on board, along with a packed lunch for those who stay out for three dives. For the sake of hygiene, your towel and mug are labelled with your name and when you return from your dive we have a cool, or hot, face towel waiting for you at the jetty. Full equipment rental is available at Cocotinos Manado, and dedicated divers will appreciate nitrox upgrades, blackwater diving experiences, and a convenient camera workspace equipped with high pressure air guns.
- While WiFi is available in the restaurant and guest rooms, connections may occasionally be broken and internet access could be disrupted.
- To help underwater photographers capture the perfect shot, this dive centre can offer twin-tank nitrox set-ups for suitably certified divers.
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
Try Scuba Diving, Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Divemaster, Instructor