Murex Manado Resort

Murex Manado is nestled in a lush tropical garden with three rivers meandering through the property making their way to the black sand beach and ocean beyond. Located in a botanical garden, the fifteen bungalows are surrounded with wildflowers and orchids. Soothing koi ponds create a relaxing, peaceful atmosphere around the resort. There are twelve garden-view bungalows and three ocean-and-pool-view bungalows. All guest rooms include 24-hour electricity, en-suite bathroom with hot water, air-conditioning, a king-size bed or twin beds, verandah, wardrobe, table and chair, refillable bottles of water, and complimentary tea and coffee. The ocean-view bungalows boast open air showers.

Murex cuisine is a blend of local, European, and Chinese cuisine, and is always tasty, fresh, and varied. Dine al fresco on the terrace next to the water’s edge for your morning breakfast and watch the morning sun’s golden rays light up the nearby dormant volcano, Manado Tua. Dinner may be served in the restaurant next to one of the Koi ponds.

 

Before you get active, take a moment to relax on your terrace and listen to the sounds of nature, or feed the Koi fish in our ponds. Then, hit the pool which overlooks the ocean and often receives a cool ocean breeze coupled with warm sunshine. After a day of diving, jump in for a refreshing dip. It’s also a wonderful spot at the end of the day to sit in the lounge chairs watching the sunset. The deepest part of the pool is four meters, purposely built for training and completing your PADI pool sessions. Located south of Manado and directly across from Bunaken National Marine Park, Murex Manado is a PADI facility catering to all levels of diving. Murex Dive Center is also an Aqua Lung partner center and offers full dive equipment rentals. They stock many spare parts that are available for sale and you can always rent a torch for a night dive. The equipment rinsing/drying facilities are only steps from the boat. Few dive destinations match the diversity found in North Sulawesi. Known for clear warm waters, steep walls, and abundant hard coral, fish and turtle life, Bunaken Marine Park is easily accessed from Murex. In recent years, Manado Bay has become popular for finding critters for divers who want to experience muck diving.

A family affair, Angelique and her husband Danny Charlton, both avid divers and marine conservationists have taken over management of both the Murex properties. Their children have been brought up within the family business and love diving and snorkeling too. They enjoy meeting kids from around the world and show them their underwater playground with healthy coral gardens and soft corals in bloom. So, bring the kids along; they will have a ball.

Transfers from Manado Airport take approximately 50 minutes by road to Murex Manado.

 

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