Holiday Reference: TRP 37552

Resort Details

Luxury dive resorts don't need to cost the earth. The boutique Siladen resort sits on 300m of white sandy beach in the heart of Bunaken and prides itself on the 5 star diving experience at a price that you can afford. This is a hidden oasis of perfec ...

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Luxury dive resorts don't need to cost the earth. The boutique Siladen resort sits on 300m of white sandy beach in the heart of Bunaken and prides itself on the 5 star diving experience at a price that you can afford. This is a hidden oasis of perfection that effortlessly combines dive escapism with serious eco friendly credentials. While away the hours underwater with over 50 dives sites in world famous Bunaken national park only a short boat ride away. And when the diving is done, soak up the breathtaking sunsets from your lounger on the picture ready beach, facing the Manado Tua volcano.

There are only 20 villas in total at Siladen resort, with the choice of 4 rooms grades. The 3 new luxury villas have proven popular and it is easy to see why! A 74sqm, the luxury villas feature a king size 4 poster bed and living room, opening up onto your own terrace with outdoor seating and private salt water spa bath. The 6 beach villas sit right on the beach front, and at 64sqm are bright and airy, with their own sundeck and private sun beds. There are a further 10 garden view villas (48sqm) are set back slightly from the beach front and have double/twin rooms and a balcony outside. All have air con, fresh water, tea and coffee making facilities, a mini bar, safe and TV. The bathrooms are furnished with body wash, shampoo, lotion and hair dryers.

Your holiday here is full board as standard and meals are freshly prepared by the chef in the restaurant. The lounge bar is the place to go at the end of the day to enjoy a sun downer and that stunning sunset. Or just lie back and enjoy the professional spa treatments. Siladen resort takes their role in protecting the Bunaken park environment, and to this end, boasts a large salt water pool. In 2004, they launched a conservation program to protect and safeguard the many turtles that call these waters home. Plastic bottles and straws are discouraged throughout.

It is easy to enjoy both the walls of Bunaken and the critters of Lembeh in one single trip. Siladen resort is the perfect complement to a stay at Lembeh resort. At the start or end of your holiday! You can even enjoy a boat transfer with diving between the 2 locations - forget hours in the car travelling by land. the diving transfer allows you to really see how the marine ecology changes as you leave the muck diving of Lembeh and discover the drama of Bunaken.

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Diving Details

The Bunaken National Marine Park (BNMP), where the Indian and Pacific Oceans meet, is composed of the islands of Siladen, Bunaken, Manado Tua, Mantehage and Nain. It covers a total area of over 890 square kilometers, hosts 390 different species of co ...

The Bunaken National Marine Park (BNMP), where the Indian and Pacific Oceans meet, is composed of the islands of Siladen, Bunaken, Manado Tua, Mantehage and Nain. It covers a total area of over 890 square kilometers, hosts 390 different species of corals, is a center of marine global biodiversity and ranks among the top diving destinations in the world. It offers unforgettable diving and snorkeling.

The Marine Park is known for its rich macro life and is mostly characterized by wall dives rich in hard and soft corals. Pelagics such as reef sharks (black tip, white tip), eagle rays, barracudas, tuna, napoleon wrasses and turtles are also a common sight. There are over 50 dives sites within easy reach of the Resort. All dive sites around the 5 islands of the Marine Park are wall dives whereas dive sites alongside the coast of North Sulawesi are mostly dark sandy slopes with corals. A wreck is also available for diving in the Manado bay.

Diving Conditions
Average tide excursion is between 1.5 m and 3m. Visibility is generally good year round: low visibility approximately 20m, average 30m occasionally up to 40m. During the year the average water temperature is 28 Celsius.

As currents change in intensity according to the tides, to ensure safe and comfortable diving to all guests, all dives are drift dives.

We recommend the use of full length 3 mm suites. The use of gloves or knives is not allowed in the Bunaken National Marine Park. For safety reasons we only allow diving from boats and with a dive guide.

Snorkeling
All reefs around the islands of the Bunaken National Marine Park are suitable for snorkeling as they come up as shallow as 3m in depth. Guests can enjoy great snorkeling off the beach on Siladen, just next to the old jetty a few minutes walk from the Resort entrance. Currents vary and at times can be strong. Alternatively Resort guests can join the diving boats in the morning and snorkel in the Bunaken Marine Park with a snorkeling guide. Fins and masks can be rented at the Diving Center. (charges apply)

Dive Centre

A superb camera room is available for photographers/videographers and our dives guides are accustomed to working with them.

  • Ideal for underwater photography
  • Want to know more about Siladen Resort and Spa?

    Siladen Resort and Spa contains all the detailed information you need, pictures, videos, reviews, and other practical information. Or call one of our diving holiday experts on 0800 072 8221 or +44(0)1483 411590.

     


    Your holiday details

    Save £300 Your holiday includes flights from Heathrow to Manado with Singapore airlines, airport transfers, 7 nights garden view villa (full board, 2 people sharing), 17 air boat dives. Local taxes are prepaid. Water, tea, and coffee is available free of charge, and fresh juices also free of charge during breakfast. wifi is free throughout the resort. To pay locally are any drinks not included in your board basis, laundry, land excursions, Diving extras such as special trips to Bangka or Manado Bay, private guiding, kit hire, courses will all be billed in resort. UK passport holder can obtain and FOC visa on arrival.

    * prices are subject to change according to availability at the time of booking


     

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