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Combining island luxury with some seriously impressive eco-credentials, Bunaken Oasis is paradise for anyone looking for a serene Indonesian escape paired with exploring the wonders of Bunaken Marine Park.
Perched on the western hillside of Bunaken island, Bunaken Oasis offers 12 traditionally built villas boasting incredible sea views, spacious bathrooms and luxurious soft furnishings. The villas are centred around the elegant free form infinity pool; perfect for soaking up the sun on a day spent above water.
The warm waters surrounding Bunaken have great visibility year-round, guaranteeing an exceptional dive no matter when you visit - although we recommend timing your stay during the sunnier summer months. Diving here is a privilege; you will witness some of the highest levels of biodiversity in the world, with spectacular macro life and beautiful healthy reef walls. Giant clams and colourful nudibranchs can be found all year, whereas June is popular for sharks and July welcomes dolphins and whales.
Bunaken Oasis goes above and beyond in minimalizing its ecological impact and supporting the local community. Recycling is performed widely across the resort and guests are provided with drinking flasks which they can re-fill throughout their stay. The resorts restaurant utilises fresh fruit and vegetables grown in the garden and food waste is distributed as animal feed to local pig owners. Bunaken Oasis also assists in turtle rehabilitations and even has its own turtle hatchery.
Above the waves, there is ample opportunity to explore the island, be it visiting the local markets for trinkets or going on a guided rainforest hike to learn about the local flora and fauna. Back at the resort, guests can unwind in the spa or at the end of a day's exploration, sip on cocktails at the chill-out bar, admiring the view as the sun descends behind the horizon.
The team at Bunaken Oasis want to be the best dive resort out there and you really notice this in the exceptional service, both when diving and across the resort.
Lizzie B, Original Diver