3 Days in Bunaken: An Island Escape Unveiled

Bunaken, the pristine islands of North Sulawesi, emerges as a paradise for you, ocean lovers, with its mesmerizing underwater landscapes and vibrant marine life. As a haven for snorkeling and diving enthusiasts, Bunaken boasts crystal-clear waters teeming with colorful coral reefs and exotic sea creatures.

In this article, Bob has meticulously curated a selection of the finest activities, ensuring your journey to Bunaken is memorable and seamlessly enjoyable. Join us as we unveil the treasures that this idyllic island has to offer, promising a blend of adventure and relaxation for every traveler!

Day 1

11.30: Arrival Day at Sam Ratulangi Airport

Dwi Putra N via Google Maps

Upon arriving at Sam Ratulangi Airport, you can easily access Bobocabin Bunaken Hills through a scenic journey. The most convenient route involves a 40-minute drive from the airport to your secluded paradise. For a stress-free transition from arrival to relaxation, we extend the option of an airport pickup service. Pre-book our transportation before your check-in date for a comfortable transfer when you touch down at the airport.

Knowing that your arrival is in capable hands, prepare to experience the beauty that awaits at Bunaken!

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12.30 – 13.30: Stop by for lunch at Rumah Kayu Rendesvouz

Adi Prabowo via Google Maps

On the way to your cabin, stop by Rumah Kayu Rendesvouz for lunch. This charming restaurant offers a unique blend of traditional ambience and exquisite flavors. Housed in a beautifully crafted wooden structure, this local restaurant reflects the region’s rich cultural heritage.

As you step through the doors, you are greeted by an inviting atmosphere that combines warm hospitality with the alluring aroma of authentic Manadonese cuisine. The menu at Rumah Kayu Rendesvouz features tantalizing traditional seafood to mouth-watering rendang, promising you a luncheon experience that is as distinctive as it is delicious!

14.00 – 14.30: Check-in at Bobocabin Bunaken Hills

Upon arriving at Bobocabin Bunaken Hills, experience a seamless check-in where the transition from arrival to relaxation is as smooth as the island breeze. You are welcomed into a haven of tranquility perched on the scenic Bunaken Hills with a one-click check-in process!

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14.30 – 17.30: Bangka Island underwater adventure

Two Fish Divers via

Unpack your bag and get your diving gear ready to dive into the water of Bangka Island. The island boasts an extraordinary seascape with vibrant coral gardens, swaying sea fans, and abundant marine life.

For this experience, you’ll depart directly from Bobocabin and head to Surabaya Island for a 30-minute sail to the diving spot. With three diving sessions at different diving spots and accompanied by professionals, your experience of witnessing Bangka’s underwater charm is totally worth trying!

17.30 18.30: Catch the beautiful sunset at Bangka Island

Marco Kawanua via Google Maps

As the sun begins its descent, casting a warm, golden glow over the horizon, the landscape transforms into a canvas of breathtaking hues. The pristine beaches of Bangka Island serve as your front-row seat to nature’s daily masterpiece. Feel free to bask in the warm sunset glow on the sandy shores, inviting you to a moment of reflection and gratitude!

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19.30 – 21.00: BBQ and bonfire night by the beach

Gather around for a cozy evening of bonding over a BBQ and bonfire. You can rent a premium meat package and grilling set directly from Bobocabin’s host. Picture sizzling delicacies over an open flame as you share laughter and stories with your loved ones!

With the serene backdrop of Bunaken Hills, the crackling bonfire adds a touch of magic to the atmosphere, creating an intimate space for relaxation and connection!

Day 2

07.00 – 08.30: Breakfast with a view and hot tub time

On your second day, start the beginning of the day by savoring a set of breakfast packages available at Bobocabin Bunaken Hills. From American breakfast to local cuisine, such as fried rice and healthier granola breakfast, make sure to book your favorite energy meal!

The smell of freshly brewed coffee and the crisp sea breeze will create the perfect backdrop as you relish your meal. For an added touch of luxury, elevate your morning by unwinding in the soothing waters of a private hot tub, exclusive for Deluxe Cabin with Hot Tub or Premier Cabin Hot Tub!

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09.00 – 13.30: Manado Bay Dive

Michael Sjukrie via Google Review

Gear up for an aquatic adventure in Malalayang Beach that extends far beyond its shores. Dive into the crystal-clear waters and discover a hidden world of marine wonders!

The package includes two diving spots in Malalayang Beach with departure directly from Bobocabin. Accompanied by dive masters, you’ll get amenities such as towels, dive tanks, mineral waters, diving ballast weight, and a weighted belt. Whether you’re a seasoned diver or a novice, the dive promises an immersive encounter with the captivating beauty beneath the surface!

14.00 – 15.30: Authentic Manadonese lunch with Ma Enchi Kitchen

Bubur Manado via Sajian Sedap

Fill your empty belly with authentic Manadonese lunches prepared by Ma Enchi Kitchen, a convenient service facilitated by our accommodating hosts. Choose from a diverse array of dishes that showcase the bold and distinctive tastes of the region, from flavorful Cakalang fried rice to bubur manado (traditional Manadonese porridge). Allow yourself to savor the true essence of Manado while relishing your cabin’s comfort and serenity!

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17.00 – 18.30: Turtle-hatching experience

Turtles Hatching Season via All Turtles

Experience a heartwarming adventure as you witness the incredible turtle-hatching on the pristine beaches of Bunaken. The vast golden sands transform into a sanctuary as baby turtles emerge from their nests, instinctively approaching the glistening sea. This inspiring spectacle, where tiny flippers leave imprints in the sand, marks the beginning of their journey into the ocean. Be there when these newborn turtles embark on a brave voyage that graces this Indonesian paradise!

20.00 – 22.00: Intimate Movie Night before bed 

Turtles Hatching Season via All Turtles

Picture this: a cozy cabin under the starlit sky, a gentle breeze whispering through the leaves, and the anticipation of a cinematic escape. At Bobocabin Bunaken Hills, we offer the perfect recipe for an unforgettable movie night by providing the option to rent a projector and comfortable bean bags.

Whether you gather with friends and family or enjoy a solo retreat, elevate your evening with a magical movie night experience amidst nature’s lush!

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Day 3

06.00 – 07.30: Morning stroll at the beach

As the first light of dawn graces the horizon, the atmosphere creates a perfect setting for a peaceful walk. Awaken your senses with the enchanting experience of taking a morning stroll along the beach near your cabin. The panoramic views of Bunaken Hills against the backdrop of the awakening sky paint a scene of serene beauty. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast or simply seeking peace, a morning stroll along the beach offers a rejuvenating start to your day!

10.00 – 11.30: Souvenir-hunting at Liang Beach Market

Liang Beach Market via Wikimedia Commons

It’s time for a delightful souvenir-hunting adventure at Liang Beach Market! Stretched along the shores of Liang Beach, this bustling market invites you to explore a treasure trove of unique keepsakes and mementos.

From intricately woven textiles and handmade crafts to locally sourced spices and traditional trinkets, the market showcases the rich diversity of Manadonese artistry. Liang Beach Market is a must-visit destination for those seeking to take home a piece of this enchanting coastal town!

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12.00: Goodbye for now, but come back for more experience!

As the time comes to pack and bid farewell to the enchanting haven of Bunaken, you’ll bring home the memories of crystal-clear waters, lush landscapes, and the warm hospitality of our host, creating a bittersweet departure. As you step away, the anticipation of returning will make you yearn for the next chapter of nature’s embrace!

Let the journey to nature continue with Bobocabin

A trip to Bunaken is more than just a vacation; it’s a commitment to preserving the environment and a journey toward a deeper understanding of Indonesia’s rich natural heritage. Complete your extraordinary 3-day adventure with the eco-conscious retreat of Bobocabin Bunaken Hills, nestled right by the serene beach. By choosing this haven, not only do you embrace the wonders of Bunaken, but you also contribute to sustainable tourism efforts.

As you depart with a heart full of memories and a newfound appreciation for nature wonders, make your next stay even more seamless by downloading Bobobox App–your key to unlocking a world of comfort and eco-friendly hospitality!


Writer: Ratna Asih Setyaningrum



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