About The Location
North Sulawesi is a short 3.5hr direct flight from Singapore. Silkair flies 4 times weekly to Manado, the main city of North Sulawesi: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat.
There are 3 main areas of diving: Bunaken, Manado City and Lembeh Straits.
About Tasik Ria Resort & Spa
About 30 minutes drive from the hustle & bustle of Manado City is Tasik Ria Resort & Spa. Peaceful and scenic with its palm-fringed backdrop, it is nestled right next to the clear blue sea. Family-owned and run, this intimate boutique-style resort offers not only luxury and comfort but also a level of warmth and hospitality which is a rarity in today's frantic world.
With its peaceful and scenic palm fringed backdrop the family owned and run Tasik Ria Resort & Spa offers not only luxury and comfort but also a level of warmth and hospitality which in today's frantic world is a rarity.
During your stay let us tempt you with our luxurious spa treatments. With love and romance in mind, why not let our professional therapists rejuvenate and relax you with our "honeymoon" package in the tranquil oasis that is the Matana Spa. Leaving you to indulge yourselves in either a bubbling Jacuzzi or hot tub scented with sensual essential oils in the privacy of one of our traditional wooden gazebos.
Tasik Ria Resort & Spa can cater for all your romantic needs, from arranging a wedding, honeymoon, or simply a special treat for the one you love. With personal attention from all the staff, let us prepare dishes for you from our award winning chefs. Let us look after you as only we can.
European-trained chef and Resident Manager, Daniel Green, combines his talents with Executive chef, Suwanta, to infuse the best flavours from European and Indonesaian cuisine. Along with their dedicated team of chefs, their repertoire includes a delicious choice from freshly made croissants to classic beef rendang - and all tastes in between. Savour a choice of mouthwatering menus that embrace both East and West, served in the relaxed atmosphere of the Bunaken Restaurant.
Or, why not enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner for two either on the beach, around one of our two pools or undercover and away from prying eyes in our intimate wooden hideaway. Anywhere you choose, you can be assured of dedicated staff on hand for your attention.
Whether at the resorts weekly BBQ, seafood night, Indonesian style buffet or a la carte evenings, the chefs are happy to discuss and advise on favourite menus and personal dishes for events such as birthdays, honeymoons or simply a private romantic dinner!
The Pool Bar serves tropical drinks and snacks all day long whilst the Sunset Jetty Bar overlooks Manado Tua Island and offers panoramic sunset views; simply the perfect place to relax at the end of the day.
The Montehage Room measures 18 x 12 meters and accommodates up to 150 people.
Slide projector & screen
The Lembeh Room measures 6 x 4 meters and accommodates up to 12 people. It has the same equipment and facilities as the Montehage Room.
Types Of Rooms
Tasik Ria Resort proudly offer rustic yet comfortable rooms with several categories to suit all taste and requirements.
The resort’s 50 rooms are in 5 categories namely Sea View Suites, Grand Sea View Cottages, Sea View Cottages, Pool View Rooms and our tailor-made rooms for guests with mobility impairment. All rooms meet international standards in terms of comfort and facilities.
The Pool View Rooms are conveniently situated around the large free form freshwater swimming pool. Some have inter-connecting doors, ideal for families.
For those looking for a more romantic hideaway, the premier Sea View Cottages look out onto the beachfront, affording a beautiful view across the jetty into the horizon, in the early evening the sunsets can be spectacular, offering the chance for a romantic stroll hand in hand, These rooms offer a hybrid option of indoor bathroom with outdoor shower.
Dreaming of a large outdoor bathroom and going totally tropical, plus more room space with its vaulted ceiling why not go with our Grand Sea View Cottages? The 12 sq metre outdoor bathroom will give you a great opportunity to experience the freedom of nature in total privacy.
Sea View Suites offer the luxury of more than 75 sq metres of space comprising of your own sleeping suite and private lounge equipped with 42” LED TV.
About The Dive Sites
With many wonderful sites to choose from, the Bunaken Marine Park stretches over 75,000 hectares in the deep waters of the Sulawesi Sea. There are five islands that make up the park, Siladen, Montehage, Nain and of course Bunaken. The fifth one Manado Tua stands out quite literally as it is a magnificent extinct volcano which dominates the four others and the skyline from the panoramic view from our jetty.
The beautiful corals here are to be found surrounding the islands and with a depth from 3 meters to 1300 are home to the many species or sea life to be found here, definitely making this a unique diving experience.
With drift diving being the order of the day, we let you "go with the flow" (we do try to avoid up & down currents where possible!) Let your highly specialized dive guide find you the wonders that so many guests will drift pass. Keep an eye on the "Blue" for larger pelagic.
With the water temperature an all year round 26-29°C it is a destination for all seasons, with March to October being the dry season, and the rainy season starting around November through to March/April. The hottest/sunniest time tends to be June to September, but whatever the Month, don't forget your sun cream!
Although primarily a dive destination, the shallow reefs are also a haven for many different fish, starfish and corals, possibly even turtles, thus making it a wonderful experience for snorkelers also. With the coral disappearing into the deep, that's where you will discover so much more! Due to the depths here, we recommend a maximum dive depth of around 25-30 meters, depending on certification.
Here is an idea of some of the dive sites; we do also have a fantastic "house reef" situated a few minutes off the jetty, as well as some other nearby sites that are well worth visiting such as Walet point, Coconut Cove & BMJ.
How To Get There
The most direct way to reach Manado is via Singapore. Singapore Airlines is usually the most convenient with connecting flights to Manado using Silk Air, the regional arm of Singapore Airlines, with just a short transit (flights from Singapore to Manado depart at 9.25 in the morning).
The flights are on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Flight time from Singapore to Manado is 3 hours and 20 minutes. For more up-to-date information regarding baggage allowances etc. please visit the Singapore Airlines website (www.singaporeair.com).
Via Jakarta or Denpasar/Bali
There are daily flights to Jakarta and Bali from most major cities. From there to Manado there are domestic flight options such as Garuda Indonesia, Batik Air, Lion Air and several other airlines.