Bunaken Oasis Resort - Far East

  • Guests 24
  • Rooms 12 large stunning villas
  • Restaurants Full-service restaurant and chill-out cocktail bar with beautiful views
  • Food and Drinks Mouth-watering gourmet Asian and western cuisine
  • Facilities Spa
  • Diving Finest wall, muck and reef diving the area has to offer.
  • Diving Extras On request
  • Internet Access

About Bunaken Oasis Resort

Opened 1st September 2016: we are proud to introduce the Bunaken Oasis Dive Resort. This boutique dive resort has been lovingly designed and built by British couple Simon & Elaine Wallace, who had 1 simple goal - to create a dive resort whose every aspect meets your exacting requirements for quality and 5-star service service, both on land and in the sea. Bunaken Oasis Dive Resort provides you with the ultimate in dive convenience. Located on Bunaken island at the westerly extreme of Liang Beach, you can access some of the finest wall, muck and reef diving the area has to offer.

This is an exclusive resort. There are only 12 large, traditionally built private villas. Each boasts its own unique vista out over the beach towards the mainland. The majority of the villas have king double beds, with an additional 2-bedroom family villa. Twin beds available on request. There is also a 2-storey villa with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. No detail - no matter how small or seemingly insignificant - has been overlooked in the building of Bunaken Oasis Dive Resort. Comfy sofas, stunning, indoor en-suite bathrooms, a Krups coffee machine, high quality toiletries and free laundry service are just some of the perks that come as standard. Combining high class elegance with as small an ecological footprint has been no mean feat.

The resort itself is set amid tranquil gardens. Meander between the spa and freeform infinity pool. At the end of each relaxing day, the multi-level cocktail bar is the place to be before you make your way to dinner. The restaurant is right next door. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served here, with mouth-watering gourmet Asian and western cuisine and fantastic sea views. There's no need to compromise here. It's time to kick back and enjoy your stay at Bunaken Oasis Dive Resort.

Stunning interiors

All cottages have air-conditioning, Krups coffee machine, hot and cold water dispenser, bluetooth speaker, Samsung tablet, minifridge, safe and large balcony with stunning mainland and sea views. Beds have been hand made and are extra long!

Beautiful bathrooms

Beautiful indoor en-suite bathrooms with high quality organic toiletries, robe and slippers.

Luxury Cottages

Bunaken resort offers 12 large, traditionally-built 70sqm cottages, including one villa near the Long House for those who may have difficulty walking.

Family Cottage

The resort has one two-storey luxury cottage, with separate access, ideal for families with older children, or friends travelling together.

Georgie

2017-02-09 11:54:18

The Oasis Bunaken for me was Paradise! from the moment you land you are treated like royalty - so should you really want to unwind and chill out this is the perfect Resort. The food, drink and staff are out of this world, anything you want isnít to much trouble. You want a fresh towel and a cocktail by the pool no problem! The dive crew and boats are spectacular all beautifully built, and fast meaning there is no time wasted on route to the dive sites. The dive sites are like plopping into an Aquarium! There are no words to describe something so brilliantly built the only way you will really find out what makes the Bunaken Oasis is so special is to go and experience it yourselves.†

Scubanutz2016

2016-10-25 12:25:55

My holiday was pretty much perfect (you canít control the weather or aquatic life), this resort is outstanding. Having read the previous reviews I was expecting a luxurious, 5 star resort. I was not disappointed. A beautiful resort is nothing without the people and Oasis has developed an exceptional team. The camera room is the best I have ever experienced in my 16 years of diving. The dive guides are all local to Bunaken/Manado and have an unparalleled knowledge of every single one of the 80 or so dive sites available.

Ruth Harris

2016-10-24 10:26:30

I had a fantastic week of diving at Bunaken Oasis Resort in early September. The resort is beautiful, tranquil and a great place to relax, unwind and do some serious diving. The reef is beautiful and you are so close to some exceptional dives sites. I completed my advance diving qualification and faced my fears and did my first night dive. All the staff are attentive and the fresh food is delicious. The diving kit is top rate and the local experience and professional diving service is first class. I could not recommend this place more. What a stunning location, resort and diving that is hard to beat.

Jade Sinclair

2016-09-03 11:55:22

Heavenly on many levels - beautiful place, beautiful people, beautiful vibe, beautiful coral and underwater world. Very Special.

Robert

2016-09-03 11:54:52

If you want to experience high class resort.. This place is the answer! Highly Recommended!

Ian Gallon

2016-09-03 11:54:18

Incredible resort: good food, hospitality, diving and accommodation. Loving it.

Frequently Asked Questions

Location

Indonesia is around 15-20 hours flight from the UK and is made up of around 18 000 islands. It is the largest archipelago in the world straddling the Equator, between the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Most travellers will enter Indonesia through Jakarta (CGK), Bali (DPS) or Manado (MDC) airports. This is the stuff of divers' dreams. This exotic nation is the very definition of bio diversity. Find the big fish in Komodo, Raja Ampat or Kalimantan. Drift lazily along the walls of Bunaken and Wakatobi, watching turtles on coral drenched walls. While away the hours hunting for miniscule macro in Bali, Lembeh or Ambon. Cannot decide? Why not combine two locations into a single trip!

Weather and Climate

Indonesia is a vast country, and the weather can be hugley variable. The topography means that weather patterns can be very localised. This is the tropics! For Bali, Komodo & Wakatobi the weather is usually best from April - November, with July and August being some of the best months to visit. Between December and March the conditions can be a bit stormy. November to April is also the wettest month to visit Bunaken, Lembeh and Kalimantan but to a lesser degree than in other locations. October to April is historically the most popular time to dive in Raja Ampat.

Travel

Flight options

As standard, our holidays to Indonesia are quoted with London departures. We are however able to book most major airlines. Popular options for Indonesia include Cathay Pacific (40kgs hold allowance), Singapore airlines, Qatar, Emirates, Malaysian, KLM and Gaurda. If you would like to depart from a different UK airport (eg. Glasgow/Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham or Gatwick) or have a specific airline you prefer to fly with, simply let us know in your booking request. A supplement may apply for regional departures. Times and any applicable supplements will be confirmed by your travel consultant before you finalise your holiday.† If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to Indonesia, let us know and we can remove the cost of the international flights from your quote. We are unfortunately not able to redeem airmiles on your behalf. Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your holiday is confirmed by us.

Stopovers

With a huge range of airlines to fly with, you can easily build in a stop over either on your way to or on your way back from Indonesia. Simply talk to your travel consultant about adding a stop over into your itinerary.

Arrange before you go

Visa requirements

UK Passport holders landing in Jakarta, Bali or Manado are able to obtain a free 30 day visa on arrival. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here

Insurance

Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities. We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It's worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here

Immunisations

Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here

Preparing to fly

Seating

You will also be able to manage your booking online once you have been ticketed (after you have paid your holiday balance). Most airlines will now enable you to select your seating at this point. There may be a small charge for prebookable seating before online check in opens. Please speak to the airline for more information about charges.

Check in

As you are flying with a scheduled airline, you will be able to check in online with your airline. Please visit their website for more information about when online check in opens.

Lounge

An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here

Parking

Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren't as expensive as you might think. click here

What happens when I arrive?

On arrival in your Indonesia destination, you will need to clear immigration and collect your baggage. You will then be met outside of arrivals by a representative from your liveaboard or resort. Some reps are able to meet you airside. They will be holding a board with either your destination or your name on it. If you have any issues at all locating your rep, please contact us. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Please call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.

Transfers

If you have a hotel en route please follow any specific instructions in your travel documents. Where possible, you will be met by a representative who will assist in taking you to your hotel. If using a shuttle service, please arrange your return shuttle time back to the airport at the hotel check in. Domestic flights are common in Indonesia and run frequently. The major hubs of Jakarta, Bali and Manado all have separate terminals for domestic and international departures. Just follow the signs to move between international and domestic terminals. The service has improved vastly, but there can still be last minute schedule changes. Please ensure you leave plenty of time for check in or transit between flights (usually 4 hours min). Domestic flights can typically only be booked with a 20kgs hold allowance as standard. Excess baggage must be paid for in Indonesian rupiah and costs around $2-$5 per kg per way. Due to local traffic and road conditions, land journey times can be difficult to predict. We recommend you take water with you and keep any essentials in your hand baggage to make your journey as comfortable as possible.

Departures

At the end of your holiday, your return transfer details will be advised locally. As of Feb 2015, the departure tax for all domestic and international flights is built into your flight ticket price.

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Included in your holiday

Excluded

A 10% VAT is applied to all local purchases

Tipping

Tipping is entirely at your discretion. We do not make recommendations as to how much to tip. Should you wish to leave a tip for the staff and crew, it should reflect the level of service you have enjoyed.

Currency

Indonesian currency is the Rupiah however in resort, US Dollars, Visa or MasterCard, Rupiah (local currency) and Euro, as well as other major currencies are all accepted. Please be aware you may be charged a surcharge to pay by card transactions in Indonesia and 10% VAT is applied to all local purchases. We do suggest you change a little money while in Bali to cover incidentals along the way. Please be aware you may be charged a surcharge to pay by card transactions in Indonesia and 10% VAT is applied to all local purchases.

Phone coverage

Manado generally has good mobile coverage for phones

Plugs and electricity

Extras

Hire equipment

Kit hire can be arranged in resort and is paid for locally

Extras

Souvenirs

The dive centre has a small, limited shop on site

Nitrox/Gas

Free for all certified divers

Payments

Deposits and Balances

A typical deposit for a holiday to Bunaken Oasis resort is £600-£1000 per person, although this will depend on your exact flight option and travel class. Larger deposits may be required for some flight options (eg premium economy/business class).

Ways to pay

We charge 2% on credit card transactions but nothing on UK debit card payments. All non sterling card payments will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. Overseas transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions.

Group Payments

If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation

Martin Edge Indonesia Photography

Goals of the trip The beautiful Bunaken national marine park is famous for the sheer variety and colour of coral. This trip will focus on doing justice to the incredible marine-scapes, with the expert tuition of Martin Edge. This is pred... MORE

With easy access to over 50 superb dive site, the variety of diving at Bunaken Oasis resort is incredible. This is a purpose built dive resort and as such, everything you need is right here on site. Choose between 3 boat dives per day or 2 morning boat dives and an afternoon spent exploring the house reef (subject to conditions).

  • 50 superb dive sites around Bunaken and neighbouring islands
  • 1 custom built 17m fibreglass catamaran & 2 14m traditional wooden boats
  • House reef - ideal for snorkelling and diving. Taxi boat service for pick up and drop off
  • Free nitrox
  • Large, purpose-built camera room

The team at Bunaken Oasis resort are all experienced dive professionals, having worked at some of the world's most famous and finest dive resorts. Now they have come together to form a team dedicated to your dive satisfaction, whether you want a guide, a spotter or to continue your dive education. Many visitors to Bunaken Oasis resort are photographers - the dive boats have large rinse tanks and there is a generous camera room on site.

Bunaken is most famous for its dramatic wall diving. There tends to be a leisurely drift along the walls. Stunning hard corals cling to the walls. Keep a look out for reef sharks. Turtles seem to be everywhere! Check beneath the hard table corals or watch them munch on sponges. There are also many muck diving sites with a wealth of macro life. You will discover many of the strange, small critters you find in Lembeh hidden amongst the reef or on the sea bed. Or why not simply splash in on the house reef for a relaxing afternoon hunting out the weird and wonderful marine life.

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Diving Rates & Prices

If you pre-book your diving as part of a holiday package with Scuba Travel you can take advantage of our special rates and make considerable savings on your dive package or dive course at Bunaken Oasis Resort.

Daily Diving

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Scuba Diving Courses

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  • PADI open water course from: Price on request
  • PADI advanced course from: Price on request
  • Nitrox Specialty from: Price on request
  • Other courses available on request

Dive Equipment

  • Full set (Mask, Fins, BCD, Reg and wetsuit): Price on request

These prices are subject to change and you will be advised of the exact cost at the time of booking.

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