SILADEN ISLAND : BEST DIVE CENTRE & RESORT IN THE WORLD 2017
Siladen Resort and Spa in Bunaken National Marine Park, Manado, was recently named the winner of the year’s Best Dive Center or Resort following a recent poll conducted by the London-based publication Dive Magazine. The luxury Siladen Resort and Spa it’s in the heart of the Bunaken National Park has long been famed for it’s quality diving. The translucent waters of the Bunaken seas enable people to clearly view its wondrous sea biota. There are over 13 species of coral reefs in this park, with predominantly edge ridges and block ridges. The most amazing views here are the steep vertical sloppy coral reefs that plunge as deep as 25 to 50 meters. For those who enjoy scuba diving, this is a great place to be. With about 20 dive spots to choose from, divers will have the chance to plunge deep into the sea, and frolic with the underwater creatures while admiring the scenic view.
Manado has enjoyed a rapid growth of tourist activities in the past two decades with ecotourism with Bunaken Marine Park, Siladen Island, and also Tondano Lake, the largest lake in Sulawesi that is surrounded with beautiful mountains. Manado is a perfect hideaway for those who want to get away from the hustle bustle of city life. Have a pleasant time resting and sunbathing while enjoying the famed beauty of its coastline and when you’re done you can enjoy a lot of island activities such as sightseeing on a glass boat (catamaran) and underwater photography to treasure your moments in the island. Don’t forget to visit Blessing Jesus Statue, a landscape and selfie spot in the city of Manado—it is made of fibre and steel and the tallest of its kind in Asia as it is confirmed by the Indonesian Museum of Record. If you ever dreamed of an uninhabited island with white sandy beaches that stretches on and on, then your dream may come true in Lihaga Island. A great natural beauty, Lihaga Island is a favourite among photographers for its beautiful scenery and breathtaking underwater scene. Drop by the Tangkoko National Park, a natural reserve that covers a total area of 3,196 hectares, to witness the rich variety of Sulawesi wildlife such as Kuskus (marsupials), Maleo birds, and Black Macaques.