We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Bunaken National Marine Park

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Bunaken Island, Indonesia

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 507 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 159
  • 66
    Very good
  • 15
  • 8
  • 5
Dream Location

Dream location on the beach if you are lucky you can see dolphins. The villa is beautiful, the staff is friendly and the food is delicious. If you want to relax this is the place... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Panagiotis M
Add Photo Write a Review

507 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 253: English reviews
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Dream location on the beach if you are lucky you can see dolphins. The villa is beautiful, the staff is friendly and the food is delicious. If you want to relax this is the place to be ! Thank you patrick for the good communication.

Thank Panagiotis M
Medan, Indonesia
Level Contributor
28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Snorkeling is highly recommended as you can see various types of fishes, starfish and colorful corals under the sea

Thank SutySee
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The most amazing marine-park, offering anything from the small critters to the really big stuff - you know, the things you have the other eye in the blue for. The park is superbly pristine, despite witnessing few occasions of myopic dynamite and cyanid "fishing" in the past. The local governance seems to understand where the money comes from (travel!) and... More 

Thank Ville O
Telford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
67 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Minahasa Lagoon Resort, about 30 minutes by boat from the park, and dove the park daily over a week. Good quality diving, good reef and walls around the area. Definitely a must if you visit Sulawasi, Manado, area. We combined with Lembeh, which is a must for muck-diving.

Thank BobMarshall666
Kieldrecht, Belgium
Level Contributor
85 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best places to dive! Drop-off's with currents and lots of turtles. Pristine coral and beautiful fish, critters and more. Choose Murex as your dive partner!

Thank Joost J
Penang, Malaysia
Level Contributor
140 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of different sites, spread all around the island. Great variety of fauna, easy access. Its worldwide fame is justified.

Thank Stefano M
Pinjarra, Australia
Level Contributor
23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great little island with km's of roads through the vegetation with few houses except on the main beach front and the harbours. Some superb coral just off shore about 40metres with plenty of marine life like turtles, manta ray, and thousands of colourful fish. Short trip to Manado by speed boat or longer by Ferry. Not many facilities but... More 

Thank ROB5519
Jakarta, Indonesia
Level Contributor
36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at Siladen Resort just off Bunaken National Park. Did 20 dives in 7 days including a couple of night dives. Every dive was perfect and well organised. It is a Macro site and if you are into that you will not be disappointed ... ever ... I could not single out a site.

Thank Alex P
Lucerne, Switzerland
Level Contributor
40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place with amazing diving. Nature is beautiful! The Bunaken island really takes care of the nature and it surroundings.

Thank Stefan B
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Bunaken National Marine Park is just amazing, the coral is healthy and there is lots of fish hanging out on the reef. We saw so many interesting things here, big and macro either.The water is crystal clear, visibility is +30m Most of the time is wall diving with slight drift that can change depending on depth. Suitable for all levels.... More 

Thank Akos H

Travellers who viewed Bunaken National Marine Park also viewed

Bitung, North Sulawesi
Tomohon, North Sulawesi
Manado, North Sulawesi
Tentena, Central Sulawesi

Been to Bunaken National Marine Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Bunaken National Marine Park and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Bunaken National Marine Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?