Tasik Ria Resort

Island At A Glance

No of Rooms: 
34 rooms, 20 Pool View rooms, 14 Sea View cottages
Meal Plan: 
Full board
Sports: 
Diving and snorkelling, spa and massage, swimming pool, kayaking, paddle boats
Star Rating: 

The Tasik Ria Resort and Spa is a superb resort set amongst beautiful gardens and situated along the seafront, offering great comfort and easy access to some wonderful diving in the Bunaken Islands National Park.

Tasik Ria Resort is on the north west coast of North Sulawesi and just a 30 minute drive from Manado, the capital. Bunaken National Park, an area of 90,000 hectares, is a 45 minute boat ride away from the resort and is made up of 5 islands, Bunaken, Manado Tua, Mantehage, Nain and Siladen.

The resort has 34 rooms in two categories; 20 Pool View Rooms, conveniently situated around the large freshwater swimming pool, and for those seeking a more romantic hideaway there are 14 premier Sea View Cottages, offering more privacy and views out to the sea.

The resort has a fully equipped dive centre with spacious and comfortable day boats setting off on the 45 minute journey to dive the Bunaken Islands.

Your Accommodation Options

Pool View Rooms

These rooms are placed around the swimming pool and some have interconnecting doors, ideal for families. All have full air conditioning and ensuite bathrooms, mini bar, safe deposit boxes, cable TV, IDD telephone and coffee and tea making facilities

Sea View Cottages

These are located along the beachfront with a beautiful view across the jetty and the sea to the west. All have full air conditioning and ensuite bathrooms, mini bar, safe deposit boxes, cable TV, IDD telephone and coffee and tea making facilities and a verandah

Restaurants & Bars

The Bunaken Restaurant serves a range of international and local cuisines. The resort holds themed evenings, including a barbecue, a seafood night, Indonesian style buffet and à la Carte menus.

In the Pool Bar, tropical drinks and snacks are served all day long and in the Sunset Jetty Bar which overlooks Manado Tua Island, guest can enjoy panoramic sunset views.

Activities

The Matana Spa at the resort offers a wide range of beauty treatments and massages; traditional Indonesian massage, reflexology and deep muscle massage.

There are two swimming pools, kayaks and paddle boats and some traditional sailing boats that can be hired.

The resort has some exciting one day land tours such as the volcano trekking tour, the Minahasa highland tour and the Tangkoko Nature Reserve tour. White water rafting is available and 40 minutes from the resort is a nine hole golf course.

Diving

The dive centre is run by Tasik Divers, who operate both speed boats with covered deck to take divers to the nearby sites and larger dedicated dive boats to visit the sites of Bunaken National Park, which are further away. These larger boats have reef friendly heads, seated dive deck, a large sun deck and a saloon in which guests can relax between dives.

Dive options include three dives from the larger boats to west Bunaken or individual dives to closer east Bunaken. In addition, up to six dives a day are possible with earlybird dives before breakfast, night dives and the mandarin dives at sunset which give photographers the opportunity to take shots of the elusive mandarin fish. Nitrox is available for all dives.

The resort itself has five house reefs close to the shore which are easily accessed and great for snorkellers and divers.

Much of the diving in the Bunaken area is wall diving on sheer vertical drop-offs, where there is a profusion of marine life, visibility is usually exceptionally good (25-30 metres) and the coral reefs are often pristine. The strong ocean currents that flow through the islands bring a remarkable diversity of life and make for thrilling drift diving.

Travel Information

To get to Manado we recommend flying from the UK on Singapore Airlines to Singapore. From there a flight on Silk Air will bring you to Manado in North Sulawesi. We can arrange 30kgs of luggage in economy class for divers carrying dive equipment.

Singapore is the main gateway for Manado, but you can also fly via Jakarta in Indonesia or Denpasar in Bali. The flight time from Singapore to Manado is approximately 2 hours 30 minutes. Tasik Ria Resort is a 30 minute drive from Manado.

Sample Itinerary

Travelling from the UK with 7 nights at Tasik Ria Resort & 7 nights at Kungkungan Bay Resort
Day 1

Morning departure from the UK for overnight international flight to Singapore.

Day 2 - 8

Morning arrival into Singapore connecting with onward flight to Manado, arriving afternoon.

Transfer to Tasik Ria Resort for 7 nights with 6 days diving.

Day 9 - 15

Depart Tasik Ria Resort and transfer to Manado airport for your transfer to Kungkungan Bay Resort for 7 nights with 6 days diving.

Day 16

Depart Kungkungan Bay Resort and transfer back to Manado airport to check-in for your return international flight via Singapore.

Day 17

Morning Arrival to the UK.

Guide Prices

7 nights Tasik Ria Resort & 7 nights Kungkungan Bay Resort from £2269 per person plus £398 departure taxes

Price includes return international flights to Manado from the UK.

For Tasik Ria Resort it includes transfers and 7 nights accommodation staying in a twin/double Pool View Room, on a full board meal plan, up to 3 guided day-dives per day by boat for 6 days with tanks/weights, all local taxes and services.

For Kungkungan Bay Resort it includes transfers and 7 nights accommodation staying in a twin/double Beachfront Cottage Suite, on a full board meal plan, up to 3 guided day-dives per day by boat for 6 days with tanks/weights, unlimited house reef dives between 8am and 5pm on diving days, free WIFI, all local taxes and services.

Indonesia is an ideal destination for a two centre holiday. Please ask our experienced sales team for other recommendations and prices for your ideal point of departure.

CONTACT DETAILS

UK OFFICE

Innovation House
Boldero Road
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP32 7BS
UK

Tel: +44 (0) 1284 748010

Fax: +44 (0) 1284 748011

Scuba Tours Worldwide is a trading name of Maldives Scuba Tours Ltd
Registered in England No. 5080568
Registered Address: 70 Lawrence Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL9 9SJ

INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS

Air Travel Organisers' Licensing

we are members of the Air Tour operators licensing scheme

Many of the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services listed on this website. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then the booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. Please see our booking conditions for information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate click on the ATOL logo above to visit their site

BRITISH SUB-AQUA CLUB

British Sub-Aqua Club Logo

BRITISH AIRWAYS APPOINTED OPERATOR

British Airways Appointed Operator Logo
© SCUBA WORLDWIDE LIMITED 2011