Bunaken/Bitung Accomodation

Hello travellers,

we're heading to North Sulawesi in September. We'll have about 10 days there and not sure if we should spend the whole time on Bunaken (Village Resort), or if we should split our trip in half and spend 5 days on the island and 5 days in Bitung (Lembeh Resort).

We mainly want to chill and snorkel. No need for nightlife or entertainment. But I'm just not sure if we might go a little stir-crazy on the island, though I understand there is a daily ferry going to Manado. Maybe someone can ease our decision-making process??

Apart from snorkelling, snorkelling and yet more snorkelling, we might also want to do a day trip or two to the national park for some rain forrest and wildlife...

Thanks already to any potential replies.

Walter & Annie