Bunaken Cha Cha Nature Resort
Located on the peaceful Bunaken Island with a private beach area, Cha Cha Nature Resort offers cosy cottages with sweeping views of the sea and mountains. The resort also has a Padi affiliated diving and snorkelling centre.
Raf the big boss and his nice family Very Nice divespots Ocean villa The food is like michelin 1 star and very tasty Bunaken cha cha is great
Can't complain about anything.My room was terrific,great view and big balcony.And very clean!!Never i've had such a clean shiny windows in Indonesi.And if you like to drink a good wine , there is a good stock of fine wines.Reiko and Raff are the nice owners and they no a lot about wine, and Reiko also about banana juices.
It's a very warmly resort like back to your home. There's not too much guests but everyone like family, all the guests have meal together everyday. The owner Raf and his wife are very nice person, I think once you come, you will love here like me, and do not want leave.
If you are a city slicker, ask Raf to explain the creatures in the water and on land that should be photographed and not touched, ie., small elegant sea snakes and the garden centipedes. I didn't like the fact that I had to return to the big city.We stepped off the colorful dive boat wearing scuba boots and walked right onto the set of a hollywood mystery! Cha Cha Nature Resort is something extraordinary. The property is perched on top of a tropical garden teaming with exotic birds, palm trees and flowering vegetation. The sound of island life welcomes guests with a symphony of nature's song. The sea view villa was spectacular with a hot rainwater shower, air conditioning, and a view to take your breath away 24 hours a day. The beauty of the room can be found in the minimalism design warmed with touches of hand made wooden furniture. If climbing stairs to touch the stars at night is too difficult for you, please request to stay in the villa near the waters edge. The property has unique paths that crisscross the hillside with creative paved stones and steps, not for the faint hearted. Every moment of the day can be filled with activity or you can simply indulge in relaxing. The resort offers snorkeling at the house reef, diving, photo opportunities, walks to the village, playing with the pups, and plenty of delicious food. Tea time can be enjoyed from the resort balcony with a 180 degree panoramic view that constantly delights. In the evening the crashing waves resound with gusto as Raf and Reiko entertain guests at the long wooden dining table. We thoroughly enjoyed the legendary stories and antics that should be recorded for perpetuity in a Cha Cha book for purchase. This is an unforgettable nature resort at the edge of Bunaken Island. Go and relish the rugged beauty and mystery of Cha Cha.
NonVery nice people and lovely place! We have enjoyed a lot. You can travel also alone as you will never be alone :)
Room decor was lovely but a little sparse.Great food, friendly dogs
The location and the food was excellent! The owners were also very friendly, helpful & funny and made the stay unforgettable! Thank you so much, we would come back any time!
Steep steps to some of the guest cottages and no fresh water shower at the beach.Location: snorkeling reef at the "door front", and the wonderful meals together with the owners and fellow guests. The snorkeling trips by boat and of course, the dolphin watching trip.
Nothing to be honestStaff, Grounds, Location, Food, Wifi and Puppy ;)
If you come to this place you must understand that you are putting yourself at the mercy of an autocrat, a tyrant to whom the terrified staff must defer over the tiniest details, a despot whose ambition is that of a plantation owner. Paying his staff a pittance while fleecing his customers of every cent, he milks the resort and the island, all the while dreaming of a villa in Italy, giving nothing back to the local community upon whose good will he depends. People like this belong in Europe's shameful colonial past, and should not be supported. He is also a compulsive confabulist, every utterance a self-serving manipulation of the truth (no doubt his response will illustrate my point). I need hardly add that the cluster of gerrymandered buildings is a death-trap, the dogs regularly urinating on the dining room floor, dogshit on the beach, rickety stairs and sheer drops from balconies. A poor choice for the ethical traveler, a catastrophe in terms of value for money, and a serious health-and-safety risk, you are better off staying somewhere else on Bukanen.