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on the beach, From £45

Located on the waterfront facing Bunaken National Park and Manado Tua Island, 45 minutes drive from Manado International Airport, this great little resort is run by the Batuna family, In fact Dr Batuna was really the man behind the discovery of Bunaken Marine Park's fantastic diving.

Murex offers cosy cottage style rooms set around a lush garden opening through mangroves onto the sea. The dive centre is long established and still regarded as one of the best in the area. Although a beautiful place to stay for non divers too, Murex offers all of the diving options available in North Sulawesi, plus snorkelling, family holidays, eco-touring or just pure relaxation.Affiliated resorts include Lehaga Island, Tanjung Pulisan and Gardenia Resort in Tomohon.

All packages include 3 meals a day and air-conditioned accommodation with free airport transfers. Basic diving packages provide for 2 dives a day with weights and tanks. Additional activities include trips to the volcanoes of Minahasa Land, white-water rafting and rainforest trekking at Tangkoko National Park Reserve.

Murex also run a fleet of three liveaboard dive boats which are available for charter, the smallest suitable for four divers, the largest for 12 (see Indonesia Liveaboards page).

General Info

  • Name : Murex Resort
  • Destination : Indonesia
  • Location : Bunaken National Park and Manado Tua Island
  • Seasons : all-year-round
  • Capacity : (max. no. guests)

Room Facilities

  • Room Types : Single Supplement,Extra Bed
  • Showers & toilets : En suite
  • A/C : Some rooms
  • Hot Water : Yes
  • Entertainment : air-conditioned rooms,with attached bathroom and balcony
  • Electricity : 220V


  • Fire warning system : N/A
  • Fire extinguishers : Yes
  • Fire escapes : N/A

Dive location & resources

  • Dive location : Bunaken Marine Park
  • Dive facilities : Murex inhouse dive centre
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