The underwater beauty of this island always makes tourists from various worlds amazed. Rich in marine life is the reason why this island is like magic for tourists who come and go. Coral reefs are maintained and beautiful types of colorful fish are very easy to find on the island located in the North Sulawesi region. The island is Bunaken Island, one of four islands in the worldwide Bunaken National Park.
Bunaken Island is located in Manado Bay, adjacent to Manado Tua Island, Siladen Island, and Mantehage Island. Administratively, the island that has an area of about 8000 hectares, is included in the area of Manado City.
How to Travel to Manado
Heading to Bunaken Island, tourists can come to the port of Manado City or Marina Harbor, which is only 10 minutes from the city center. There are many boats and fast boats ready to help tourists reach Bunaken Island in this port. Boat rental fees range from Rp900,000 – Rp2,500,000, depending on the size of the boat used.
The next trip only takes 30 minutes to arrive on the island of Manado. The pier made of wood extends up to 200 meters into a path for tourists before setting foot and going deeper into Bunaken Island. After that, the beach with blackish white sand becomes the scenery presented here. There are also fishing boats and boats carrying tourists lined up neatly as if to be another attraction of this island.
Exploring the Beauty of Bunaken Island
Down further, there is a monument that has the shape of an elongated Bunaken Island. Many tourists are seen taking pictures together with the monument.
Strolling by the beach becomes a fun activity before plunging into the blue seawater. Seeing shipbuilding or the activities of fishers working together to push boats into the sea is a sight to behold when visiting here.
On the beachfront, there are also many lodging facilities with international standards, tourists just need to choose which inn to go to. The location is also diverse, some are on edge, some are on the beach and a hill.
Witnessing the Diversity of Marine Life
The beauty of the island’s top is to explore the underwater part of Bunaken Island, famous for its beauty. If you don’t have or forget to bring equipment, don’t worry, there are many sellers of snorkeling equipment rental services here. Even for those who want to dive, there are also diving classes and instructors and diving equipment.
The beauty of the coral to the underwater fish of Bunaken Island stretches out beyond the blue seawater. The clear seawater even makes hidden coral reefs easily visible.
The coral reefs on this island are unique because they form walls or cliffs jutting down to the bottom. The further down, the beauty and richness of the island’s biodiversity included in this national park will be more visible. Therefore, you can dive at many dive points to see the underwater beauty of this island. Even because of its richness, a lot of research has been done here.
As additional information, for those who can’t dive, fret not, because by swimming you can see the beauty of the underwater Bunaken Island. Don’t forget to buy fish food at the snorkeling equipment rental place. The fish will be closer by giving food in your hand and seem to invite you to play with agile.
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