Tasik Ria Resort
Island At A Glance
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Morning departure from the UK for overnight international flight to Singapore.
Morning arrival into Singapore connecting with onward flight to Manado, arriving afternoon.
Transfer to Tasik Ria Resort for 7 nights with 6 days diving.
Depart Tasik Ria Resort and transfer to Manado airport for your transfer to Kungkungan Bay Resort for 7 nights with 6 days diving.
Depart Kungkungan Bay Resort and transfer back to Manado airport to check-in for your return international flight via Singapore.
Morning Arrival to the UK.
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.