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Siladen Resort

Siladen Resort is an exclusive boutique resort located on Pulau Siladen, a lush tropical island in the heart of the Bunaken National Marine Park. The property is located on the western side of Pulau Siladen on a 300 meters long stretch of white coral reef beach facing the Manado Tua volcano. A large free form salt water swimming pool is located in the heart of the resort close to the restaurant, the reception and the lounge bar. The pool features private sun beds with umbrellas and beach towels. Enjoy a drink at the restaurant, lounge bar or directly on the beach at the beach bar while chilling out in one of the resort’s comfortable gazebos or resting on a sun bed.

Garden View Villa
Siladen Resort has 10 Garden View Villas, set in five elegant buildings constructed in wood and natural stone each offering individual accommodation sized at 48sqm. Located in the peaceful and tropical landscaped area just meters from the beach each features individual air conditioning, 100% cotton sheets with light duvet, room safe, mini bar, satellite TV, telephone, tea & coffee making facilities, private open air bathrooms with hot/cold water and amenities including a hair dryer, and a small private terrace.

Beach View Villa
Overlook the beach and peacefully enjoy the sunset from one of Siladen Resort’s 6 Beach View Villas comfortably sized at 64sqm. Each features wood floors and walls, a comfortable king size draped poster bed, 100% cotton sheets with light duvet, air conditioning, room safe, mini bar, satellite TV, telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, private outdoor bathroom with hot/cold water and a full set of amenities including a hair dryer, private sun beds and a sun deck.

Luxury Villa
Siladen Resort’s 3 Luxury Villas are located directly on the beach. See the fish jump, enjoy the sunset, hear the gentle sound of waves or relax in your sea water hot tub. These new Villas, comfortably sized at 74sqm, feature two distinct areas, a room and a living room each of 20sqm. To make you feel at home you will also find a 24sqm spacious terrace, beautiful wooden floors, king size draped poster bed with 100% cotton sheets and light duvet, air conditioning, safe, mini bar, satellite TV, telephone and tea & coffee making facilities.

The Spa at Siladen Resort offers you a unique opportunity to relax, benefit from traditional treatments, rest your mind and pamper your body. Indulge in Siladen’s soothing, uplifting and restorative therapies based on ancient knowledge and all natural ingredients. Simply restore balance and unwind. Siladen’s aromatherapy treatments use the finest oils exclusively prepared for the resort in Bali.

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 snorkeling destinations in the world.

Bunaken Marine Park is famed for its rich macro life and pristine shallow reefs – with the latter being more of interest for snorkelers. While snorkeling over any of the twenty-plus sites within easy reach of Siladen Resort, you can expect to see healthy and seemingly endless coral reef gardens dotted with enormous sponges and anemones blowing in the current. Huge schools of reef fish are common in the shallows, and turtles are spotted on almost every site visited for snorkeling – sometimes as many as 15 in an hour. Larger species such as reef sharks, eagle rays and napoleon wrasse are spotted regularly by snorkelers too.

The reefs surrounding the island start very shallow and slowly deepen to around 5m before the wall plummets into the deep. The average year-round visibility is around 30m. Currents can be strong and unpredictable, so a current check is always conducted before entering the water, and you then follow the current during your snorkeling sessions. The boat will pick you up when you are ready to leave the water. The average water temperature throughout the year is 28ºC, although upwellings from the deepwater below can cause dramatic temperature fluctuations – sometimes varying up to 4ºC on a single site.

The best way to experience the variety of snorkeling in Bunaken Marine Park is by joining one of the twice-daily scheduled boats. Included in the boat excursion is a snorkeling guide, who will take guests at a ratio of four guests per guide. The boats are either a mixture of divers and snorkelers (with sites planned that suit the needs of everybody) or just snorkelers. Upon arrival at the site, you will be given a site-specific briefing explaining the site’s topography and what you may expect to see, followed by important safety information. The amount of time you want to spend in the water is completely up to you. The brief is generally for 70 minutes per site, but this time is much more flexible for snorkelers than it is for divers, and it is not uncommon for guests to spend much longer than this in the water.

Besides the morning and afternoon snorkeling, you are also very welcome to join the boats at night for night snorkeling. Night snorkeling can be an amazing experience, but you need to visit the right sites to have the best experience possible. Luckily, Siladen’s dive and snorkel guides know exactly where to take you so you enjoy your night snorkeling session just as much as the divers do. You depart from Siladen Resort at 17:45, and the sites are usually no more than 20 minutes away. Each snorkeler will be given a high powered torch with a focused beam.

To book your stay at Siladen Resort email or call +44 (0) 161 439 6016.