A short boat ride off the coast of Manado, North Sulawesi you find the tropical island of Bunaken. Bunaken is surrounded by pristine coral reefs and is widely considered one of the best spots in the world for snorkeling and diving. Located on the nice sandy beach in the middle of the traditional village of Bunaken next to the jetty you find Arto Moro Bunaken.
Arto Moro Bunaken is a small Boutique Hotel, Restaurant & Bar. We offer top facilities with a local atmosphere. Our rooms are situated on the first floor facing the beach with an amazing sea view. All rooms have a king-size bed and their own private en-suite bathroom with western style toilet, washing basin and a very nice strong hot shower. All the rooms are fitted with modern low noise air-conditioning. (We are the only place with ac & hot water in the village) The rooms have good sound insulation (-40 db) for a great sleep so you can enjoy the tropical sunrise in the morning from your bed or the balcony in front of your room.
Arto Moro has an excellent sandy beach for a quick dip or snorkel in the sea. Relax and enjoy the beach life, watch the boats go by or grab a beanbag and enjoy a refreshing fresh fruit juice or cocktail at Arto Moro Bunaken!
The restaurant is located on the ground floor and serves a range of excellent quality food all day long. We serve a wide variety of different dishes from typical Indonesian to western style cuisine. All food is prepared by a well trained Chef from Java using only fresh ingredients and your order can be fine tuned to your taste. We only use quality spices and never cheap flavor enhancers like MSG. Our food & drinks are prepared to international food and safety regulations. For example we use only factory bottled water for cooking and we make our own ice cubes! See you soon at Arto Moro Bunaken
Bunaken belongs to the top destinations in the world for diving and snorkeling. The reefs and the walls are full with beautiful hard and soft corals, loads of turtles and a huge variety of fish. More than 30 dive spots offer a variety for any level of diver or snorkeler
You can go snorkeling straight off the beach or we can arrange a number of different tours for you such as a snorkel tour, dolphin tour, kayaking, etc.
If you are a diver, or like to get your first dive, Arto Moro works together with a couple of highly qualified dive businesses to give you an unforgettable experience.
Please contact us directly for package deals!
Apart from diving and snorkeling you can explore the village, watch a local football match, attend a wedding party, watch the local boat builders and fishermen, or hike to the other villages through the forest. We can also arrange a motor bike to make exploring the island a bit easier in the hot climate. If you like to experience more of Sulawesi we can help you as well. Arto Moro works with proven tour guides who can make custom designed multiple day tours so you see the best of Sulawesi.
Bunaken Island is short boat ride away from Manado. The main and biggest village is "Bunaken Village".
This is where all the public boats go to and leave to Manado. Arto Moro Bunaken has nice sandy beaches great for swimming.
The best snorkeling spots are straight in front of the village.
The village is still relatively traditional with most people working as fishermen, boat builders or running a small tourist place. From the village of Bunaken there is one paved road to the other small villages. The road winds its way through the jungle. On the way you pass many resorts located outside the village behind the mangroves.
The next village you pass is Tanjung Parigi, in the middle of the island, followed by Alun Banua located at the other end of the island. At Tanjung Parigi there is another beach called "Taman Laut Bunaken" or "pantai Liang". Most Chinese day tourists go to this beach.
A very rich coral ecosystem covers most of Bunaken National Park, dominated by fringing reef and barrier reef corals.
There are about 390 species of coral recorded in the waters of the Park. A distinct feature is a 25-50 meter vertical coral wall.
This is inhabited by 13 coral genuses. The park is also abundant in different species of fish, marine mammals and reptiles, birds,
Mollusks and mangrove species. About 2000 species of fish live in the waters of the park, among them being the Emperor Angelfish,
Almaco Jack, Spotted Seahorse, Blue Striped Snapper, Pink Basslet and Two-lined Monocle Bream. The species of mollusk include the Giant Clam,
Horned Helmet Shells, Chambered Nautilus, and Ascidians.
The park has seven times more genera of coral than Hawaii, and more than 70% of all the known fish species of the Indo-Western Pacific. The absence of a continental shelf allows the coastal area of the park to drop directly deep down to the sea bed. The sea depth between the different islands of the National Park is 200 to 1,840 meters.