Despite our location in an equatorial jungle, Bunaken is relatively untroubled by mosquitoes and other biting insects. Nevertheless, to ensure guest comfort, we undertake a programme of fogging to reduce any problems to a minimum.
As a precaution, you may wish to apply mosquito repellent at dawn and at dusk, when the insects are at their most active.
In the unlikely event of a medical emergency, we have several emergency first responders on our staff, together with a well-equipped medical room. However, there is no doctor on Bunaken, so for serious emergencies we will immediately evacuate the patient to Siloam Hospital in Manado. Siloam is a private hospital which offers an excellent standard of medical care.
We accept IDR, GBP. USD and SGD for any cash payments and gratuities. We will use the daily middle kurs from the Bank of Indonesia as the exchange rate.
For local purchases or market visits, please bring IDR. There are no ATMs on Bunaken, so please obtain IDR before arrival, although small-value exchanges can be made at reception.
A 1.85% administration fee will be charged to every Visa and Master Card transaction.
There isn’t one! Casual beach wear is best for the day (don’t forget sunglasses, hat and suncream).
In the evening, laid-back casual chic is fine, although it’s absolutely your choice. Shorts for men or women can be worn at all times.
Please note that because Oasis is built on a steep hill, it’s not a barefoot resort: flip-flops or light sandals are recommended.
We pride ourselves on the beautiful island we call home, and undertake many initiatives to actively support the island and its people, such as:
• Providing the nearby village with fresh drinking water
• Providing villagers with medical assistance, including emergency medical evacuation to hospital on the mainland
• Offering work placements and training to the local school
• Supporting all activities of BunakenCare, a local NGO dedicated to preserving the land and marine environment of Bunaken
How to get here
Flights: Sam Ratalungi International Airport Manado (MDC) only has one international flight, Silk Air MI274 from Changi International Airport (SIN).
Transfers: You will be met at the airport by our staff, and the transfer from the airport to the harbour in a private car takes approximately 30-40 minutes. The journey from the harbour to Bunaken Oasis in one of our boats takes a further 30 minutes.