Tasik Ria Resort Spa & DivingNorth Sulawesi, Indonesia
Located just 30 minutes from Manado, Tasik Ria Resort Spa and Diving is a long-established dive resort that prides itself on offering a relaxed atmosphere, good comfort and great value.
Set by the water’s edge, the resort has several different room types to suit all budgets and tastes, set amid established gardens around a central pool and spa. The on-site fully equipped Tasik Divers diving centre has a fleet of dive boats to offer guided day diving to the Bunaken Islands and nearby surrounding reefs all year round.
The Bunaken Islands offer a variety of incredible diving from dramatic walls and stunning reefs to the weird and wonderful critters found whilst muck diving adn tasik Divers is within easy reach of over 90 of these superb sites.
To find out more about this area, visit our Manado page.
Flight time to Manado from the UK is approximately 18hrs, via a transit through Singapore. From Manado, the transfer time to the resort is approximately 30 minutes by car followed by 30 minutes by boat.
Guide price: 7nts / 12 dives from £1550pp*
Includes: Return economy class flights on Singapore Airlines and Silk Air from London to Manado, transfers, 7nts full board accommodation in a twin/double Pool View Room with breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner, 12 guided boat dives with tanks and weights on air.
Tasik Ria resort is perfectly suited for a twin centre holiday in this part of the world. Combine it with a stay at Dive Into Lembeh, Kungkungan Bay or Lembeh Resort to discover the rare and unusual marine life of Lembeh Strait.
*Price shown is for guide purposes only and is based on low season travel and for twin share accommodation. Any length of stay is possible, please contact us for a confirmed cost based on your preferred duration and time of travel.
Get some rest
Tasik Ria Resort, Spa & Diving has a total of 50 rooms, in five different categories. All rooms are air-conditioned with private en-suite bathrooms.
Entry-level accommodation is in one of the Pool View Rooms, situated around the central swimming pool. Some of the rooms have interconnecting doors, making them perfect for families.
For those seeking more comfort, the Sea View Cottages are an excellent choice, located by the beachfront with views out to sea where early evening sunsets can be spectacular. Each room has both an indoor and outdoor shower.
The Grand Sea View Cottages are larger still, with a high vaulted ceiling and full outdoor bathroom, measuring 12square metres.
Highest standard of accommodation is in one of the Sea View Suites. Each rooms occupies more than 75 square metres of living space, including bedroom and private lounge.
Enjoy your stay
Tasik Ria Resort, Spa and Diving offers both Western and Indonesian cuisine through a choice of dining areas Breakfast is usually served in the Jetty Grill, overlooking the sea and Manado Tua Island. The jetty is also the location of the Sunset Jetty Bar, which is the perfect place to relax after a days diving.
The main restaurant at the resort is the Bunaken Restaurant, located near the pool serving a mix of Eastern and Western foods. Themed food nights and BBQs are also regularly planned, including pasta nights, seafood nights and Indonesian buffets.
Located by the pool is the Pool Bar, serving teas, coffees, cocktails, beers, wines and snacks throughout the day.
For those looking to be pampered, the resort has a beautiful spa, centrally located amid the lush gardens. The Matana Spa is run by a team of therapists who offer a range of massages and beauty treatments
The on-site Tasik Divers Manado is a PADI 5 Star Dive Centre and offers guided diving all year round. The western part of the Bunaken Marine Park is just 30 minutes boat ride away from the resort and Bunaken island itself reached in about 70 minutes. The dive centre has four day boats, complete with toilets and showers and a sundeck to relax on in between dives. Typically, the day boats set off in the morning to make 2 dives in the Bunaken marine park, with lunch served on board. Snacks and soft drinks are also served throughout the dive day.
The dive centre also has two fast speedboats, available for private charters or small groups.
Tasik Divers are very committed to customer satisfaction and keep the dive groups small, at just 4 divers per guide, ensuring that photographers in particular have the time and space they need to capture the wonderful marine life to be found in the Bunaken reefs.
Tangkoko National Park
Tangkoko National Park is home to the world’s smallest nocturnal primate –the Tarsius Spectrum- which is endemic to Sulawesi. This tiny little creature measures around 15cm from head to tail. With a bit of luck, you may also stumble across black tailless macaques, cuscus and the large hornbill bird, amongst other flora and fauna.
This trip is a nice way to end your stay at Dive Into Lembeh, allowing you time to off-gas before flying the next day. The tour starts after lunch, so you can still dive in the morning, and you will be back at the resort around 19:00pm, in time for dinner. We strongly advise people to wear long trousers with socks and trainers, as you will go into the rainforest where there are mosquitoes, ants and other insects.
The guide cost per person for this trip is US $75 and includes a local lunch, bottled water, English speaking guide and air-conditioned transportation. A minimum of two people is required to run the trip.
Minahasa Highland Tour
Full day tour commencing after breakfast at around 08:00AM and you will be back in the resort in time for dinner. We take you to visit a variety of sights around the highlands of North Sulawesi, including:-
- “Sawangan”, an ancient cemetery with beautifully decorated graves called “Waruga”, that each tell their own story.
- The small village of Woloan, where you can see the Minahasan traditional houses being built, ready for delivery or shipping.
- The traditional food and flower market in Tomohon.
- The high hill of “Rurukan”, with views that stretch as far as the Lembeh Strait in the distance.
- The beautiful “Lake Tondano”, where the mountain air is cool (600 m above sea level) and where you have a beautiful view of the lake and can see the hot spring.
- “Lake Linau” –also known as the three coloured lake- because of the volcanic gas around the shores.
The guide cost per person for this trip is US $90 and includes a local lunch, bottled water, English speaking guide and air-conditioned transportation. A minimum of two people is required to run this trip.
Please note that at some of the above mentioned sights, it is greatly appreciated to leave a small donation for the local communities, which are not included in the cost of the tour. Please also note: you are in the Minahasa highlands and they do sell local “delicacies” (think bats, jungle-rats and dogs), so please let your guide know if you do not want to see these and we will avoid this section of the market.
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Great Escapes Diving Holidays Ltd
Office hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10.00am - 12.00pm
Tel: 01473 921888