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manado in August

  • gingo3

    Joined Travelfish
    19th June, 2012
    Posts: 1

    Hi!
    I'm wondering about the Manado area (beaches, islands) in the middle of August. Is room availability really a problem then because of "the rich kids on summer holiday" as stated in another forum? We don't mind the upgrade to flashpacker and we are travelling with a nine-year-old, so it can even be a "nice" place. But we are budget backpackers at heart so we don't shy away from a little "rustic" either.
    We will fly to Jakarta so we are still open to all possibilities as to where to go, etc. Unfortunately we have only 3 1/2 weeks time. My husband would like to dive. Any suggestions out there?! thanks oooxxxooo

    #1 Posted: 19/6/2012 - 05:08

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  • traveloworld

    Joined Travelfish
    14th June, 2012
    Posts: 13

    Hi,
    There is no fix time for travel any country so just go ahead.

    #2 Posted: 26/6/2012 - 04:58

  • intrepidsta-
    ce

    Joined Travelfish
    15th June, 2012
    Posts: 4

    Hi

    If you'd like to dive or snorkel Bunaken Island is worth a visit and a nice little island to stay on compared to the big noisy city of Manado. You can take a public ferry or charter a boat (1 hr) from Manado. There are a few dive ops on the island. I've stayed at Lorenso's guesthouse a couple of times and love it. The staff and owner (Lorenso) are friendly, the meals are excellent and there's good snorkelling right in front of the guesthouse (there is also a dive resort next door). Rates are 300,000-400,000 pp/night including 3 meals but if you plan to stay longer you might be able to negotiate a cheaper rate. I haven't been there in August so I'm not sure how busy it gets but if you want to enquire try this: www.lorensobunaken.com

    Enjoy!

    #3 Posted: 12/8/2012 - 03:11

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