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Pangalisang Beach, Bunaken, North Sulawesi, 95000 Bunaken, Indonesia – Show map
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Grounds, Terrace, Sun Deck
Fishing, Ping-Pong, Cycling, Diving, Snorkeling, Massage
Food & Drink
No internet access available.
No parking available.
Airport Shuttle (surcharge), 24-Hour Front Desk, Tour Desk, Laundry
From 2:00 PM
Until 12:00 PM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 10 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
One older child or adult is charged IDR 48401 per person per night in an extra bed.
The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.
There is no capacity for cribs in the room.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
This property only accepts cash payments.
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Beautiful place in between the sea and the mangroves. Good snorkeling on the coral reef just outside your bungalow. Well organized diving and nice and helpful divemasters and boat staff.
It's a paradise, I want to go back!
I know Daniel's Homestay has received some rather negative reviews, but they seem to be from somewhat demanding guests. Yes, the young staff members do enjoy strumming their guitars and a hearty singalong but to complain about local people who live at Daniel's or close by enjoying themselves is, in my opinion, extremely self-righteous. This has got to be some of the cheapest, best value accommodation on Bunaken, so to expect it to be a silent palace is a little pathetic (griping about revelry on New Year's Eve!?). The fact is that a lot of the staff live here, so essentially it's their home, and I believe that should be respected. Now that my whinge is over, I really do highly recommend Daniel's, and will definitely be coming back. The bungalows are indeed basic but extremely comfortable, and yes the water is a little salty, but so is everybody else's on the island because the water supply is from a bore. If you don't like the taste when you're brushing your teeth, then perhaps try the simple solution of using water from the dispensers that is available at all times. The food has been delicious, varied and fresh, and the kitchen staff are extremely friendly. Don't expect a huge breakfast spread, but there's always fresh fruit and toast, fresh fish and veggies for lunch and chicken and veggies for dinner. The dining room is perhaps one of the best parts of Daniel's Homestay. It is a fantastic area for meeting and chatting with fellow travelers and divers. Never hesitate to join a table and even just listen to the fascinating conversations about marine life, Indonesia, and traveling in general. I dived twice with Daniel's (and would have liked to much more but I'm on a tight budget). From what I can tell it's comparatively very cheap (55 euro for two dives including gear). The guides are fantastic, friendly, helpful and caring (the same staff who enjoy a bit of a singalong later in the day).
10 minute walk from the public boat, dive shop on site
wifi only reaches the cabins near the office, cabins had cobwebs need a deep cleaning
nice ambience of the visitors and staff
Accomodation price Food
Unfriendly staff if you do not dive one day Poor maintenance of diving equipment Lack of safety standards They take on diving people without proper certification (for example 25 m diving for someone who only finished OWD and do not even remember how to clean his mask...)
It is an amazing place with the most wonderful coral and turtles. The food at this resort is something that you wait eagerly each day. It is simply delicious and very variety and you will always be full. This leaves you only look like water flows and arrives, diving or snokeling, the wonder of nature. Do not worry about anything all the staff are polite and always willing to help. Just waiting for you heavenly laziness. Best regards and thank you
located directly at the beach, very quiet (no muezzin calling at 5am, no church bells, no roosters), nice colourful garden, food is not 'high cuisine', but good Indonesian food (albeit a bit over cooked) and enough of it, the big dining area is good to socialize with other travellers, electricity and WiFi 24-7 (with some short breaks in between), good dive centre with great guides and equipment, ping pong table
no hammocks on the balconies, no 'Anker' beer - only 'Bintang', hard to find any more things I didn't like....
Large and relatively clean cabin, good bed and good food. Nice reef in front of the place to snorkel, allthough at low tide it is a bit difficult to walk back. Diving equipment ok.
Manager too interested in wether customers dive or not (money). Wifi works only near beachhut.
The staff are friendly, and the rooms, though simple, are sufficient for a relaxing stay.
The water in the bathroom is a little salty, so brushing teeth is not so pleasant. The location is a bit far from the public ferry's drop-off point, especially if you carry a lot of luggage.
Food, location, bocce ball, ping pong, dive center, quiet, cold beer, other travelers, on the water, nearby snorkeling, great staff. All meals included!
Staff stayed up all night watching TV outside my room. Never said anything, but Daniel's if you are reading this, please move the TV elsewhere as its not a nice thing to have that.
All good ,every day different food,really good,people are very friendly here.
Internet a little bit slow,but I'm happy to have it in this island.
location is excellent. You don't pay much so you can not expect real luxury. For the price it is great! Also the food is very nice.
No airco (but for the price you can't expect it to be there)
Great food (and plenty of it!) lots of fruit and vegetables with every meal and a great variety of proteins for meat eaters and vegetarians alike, comfortable bungalows, decently clean, dive center is good enough Great value compared to other places on the island Generally a good crowd of people. the staff enjoy interacting with the guests
Felix does harass you about diving which is quite annoying but tolerable, some of the dive guides are a little inexperienced (they're young boys still in training) some late night noise, though it is mostly chatting and the staff playing music, if you want quiet get a room further away from the "beach bar"
water and electricity 24/7, very good wifi, food was ok even for vegetarians
they seem to have a lot of staff but nobody is working, they just sit around and watch you all day long which is very uncomfortable, staff is very friendly if you dive but when yu just snorkel they ignore you the whole time, don't go there if you plan to snorkel
The location was pretty. Diving and snorkelling some of the best i have ever done. Singing and dancing with the local band was fun too.
Some of the staff were very friendly, some were sleezy and some were very rude. It was an uneven mix. Plus there was bird poo (i think) on my sheets when i arrived.
The dive center was very helpful and took us to some great sites. The staff was accommodating and very friendly.
There could have been more served with each meal. There never seemed to be enough food. It would have been nice to have juice with breakfast. Liked that fruit was always offered each meal though.
Food!!!food was amazing!!!!
Every thing was really fine
Friendly staff 3 meals with others
Cottage was basic but nice and comfortable. Staff of restaurant was nice and kind.
It was very crowded of people. If you are looking for snorkeling and diving it is ok but if you are looking for a quite place, I don' suggest you it. Privacy is inhexistent and many people stay around your room looking you at any time. You have to ask for everything because they don't explain nothing if you don' ask them. So, they didn't tell me that wifi was present, for example. But in general it is a good place. Of course you pay what you get.
The great place right at the beach, beautiful territory, nice restaurant, good meals- lot of fruit and vegetables every day, fish, meat, tea,coffee, cold water- for free all the day! Wi-fi- which was a nice surprise!!!!
We booked two standard bungalows; one for us and another for our 14years old daughter. Bungalows were very close to the beach and there are a lot of exotic threes arround such as mangoo, mangroves, bananas etc. Bungalows dont have TV or AC or "hot" water, but there is no need for this beceause we have had allways excellent WIFI signal keeping us updated. On the island there are no beaches as Bunaken is national park and well protected with intact mangrove allmost all arround the island. In front of bungalows is a fantastic coral reef with very beautiful intact coral,many fish and even turtels we saw frequently. In the homestay "resort" you will find Immanuel diving and they will arrange for you snorkeling or diving with great crew and higly skilled instructor such as Jim. Great fellow, he took us to several diving spots and we saw hugh turtels, a lot of fish, hugh clams and real breathtaking coral walls. This is one of the best preserved diving spots I ever saw. Two of us dove and mine wife was snorkelig - fantastic experience thanks to Jim and his crew. There is something you should know ; where you book your accomodation book also your dive trips as competitors from other diving centers will try to tell you how they have better service equipment etc. and offer 5-10% cheaper dive. Dont do this it is not fair as accomodation at Daniels is very cheap and they make some profit only with excursions - this is "fair play" towards your host. Our experience with Immanuel diving was excellent,good equipment,big diving boat with two engines, free water, fruit and cakes after each dive. Crew took real care about us especialy about our daughter, as she is a diver beginner. Extra diver - instructor was send allways diving with her as currents are quite unpredictable. We and other divers felth very safe with Jim his crew and "Immanuel divers". Why Daniels Homestays? Great value for money.
Mr. Daniel should provide their guests with detailed information how to get to Bunaken from the airport and v.v. Mail from Garry we received two days prior to our arrival which was to late. Assisting guests with transfers is very important
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