Coral View was born in 2016 after an idea of Roberto and Amedeo, two Italian instructors who have long resided in Bunaken and have gathered a remarcable experience in hoteling, diving and teaching.
Still today, they own and manage since 2010 another dive resort on the island, the Raja Laut.
At Coral View our purpose is to offer the guests a comfortable stay immersed in tranquility and peace, to enjoy a place away from the chaos of the indigenous village and to take advantage of a unique and breathtaking view.
The name of the resort comes after the spectacular panoramic view over the coral reef and the nearby Siladen island. The best view point in all Bunaken.
Instructor / Owner
Donang is our senior cook and has been working with us for a long time. She is very good at cooking typical North Sulawesi dishes as well as tasty Italian specialties.
Arriving at Coral View
The main airport for North Sulawesi province is Manado Sam Ratulangi International Airport (MDC).
Manado is just one hour navigation away from Bunaken.
Manado is internationally connected with Singapore (Silkair), Dawao (Garuda Indonesia and Philippine Airlines) and mainland China: Guangzhou, Nanjing, Shanghai, Fuzhou, Xian, Hangzhou (Lion Air).
As of 31 January 2020, the Indonesian civil aviation authorities temporarily suspended all flights from mainland China to Manado.
Domestically Manado airport is connected with main Indonesian cities, including Bali (Denpasar), Jakarta, Makassar, Balikpapan, Sorong, Ternate, Surabaya, Gorontalo and others.
The flights are operated by Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air, Citilink, Batik Air, Nam Air, Wings Air.
From Europe, the easiest way to arrive here is flying with Singapore Airlines to Singapore from main European capitals and then with Silkair till Manado.
Other options include flying to Jakarta or Bali (Denpasar) with different airlines (Emirates via Dubai, Qatar by Dhoa, Turkish via Istanbul, Lufhansa via Frankfurt, Klm/Air France via Amsterdam or Paris, Thai Airways via Bangkok) and then reaching Manado with a domestic carrier.
Another option is to fly to Bangkok or Kuala Lumpur and then to Manado via Makassar with Air Asia.
From Australia, many carriers operate flights to Bali (Denpasar), Lombok and Jakarta from main Australian cities (Perth, Darwin, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney): Air Asia, Lion Air, Jetstar, Virgin, Qantas, Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air, Singapore Airlines, Batik Air, Citilink).
Manado harbor is only 30/40 minutes away from the airport. Regular taxi service is available at any hours. From Manado harbor to Bunaken island: by speedboat directly in front of Coral View in 45 minutes or by public boat in front of the main Bunaken village in 1 hour navigation (the village is 3 km away from the resort).
Coral View can manage for you the airport transfer on arrival and departure by private car and private boat.