Thalassa Manado

Come as a guest, and leave as a friend in our PADI Five Star resort near Manado. Our sprawling estate houses 22 rooms in 3 room types, 2 swimming pools and more than enough opportunity to relax and just enjoy the green lush gardens. Being right in the middle of Bunaken National Marine Park, world-class tropical diving is only a stone's throw away.

Manado Bungalow


Nine stand-alone bungalows offer a spacious room with a king-size and a single bed. Amenities include a refrigerator / minibar, fruit basket upon arrival, coffee and tea maker and bathroom needs.

All bungalows have a private terrace with several overlooking the sea.

Manado Cottage


Four stand-alone wooden cottages in traditional local style are either equipped with twin or double beds and come with a private terrace.

Services consist of a minibar and plenty of bathroom amenities.

The natural finish of these cozy cottages will make your stay a tropical dream.

Manado hilltop room

Hilltop & Hilltop Deluxe

The compound at the highest point of the resort offers a stunning view over Manado and the bay, the for groups. You can even have a private BBQ in the garden in front of the rooms!

All rooms are equipped with twin or double beds with amenities in the private bathrooms.

Our two Hilltop Deluxe rooms are roomier and come with a fridge.

What to expect upon check-in

  1. A warm welcome!
  2. Fresh fruit juice with bamboo straw (no plastic)
  3. Registration — keep passport and dive license handy
    • Registration for foreign tourists as required by Indonesian government
    • Registration for divers (Pro tip: download and fill these out before your arrival — your checkin will be a lot faster)
  4. Unpack your dive equipment and store it in a dive crate
  5. Our staff will show you to your room and bring your equipment to the dive center
  6. Your holiday has officially started!

Facilities and services

Barracuda restaurant & lounge

Drinks, library, WiFi

Thalassa Manado’s center point is the spacious lounge and restaurant with the reception front desk, souvenir shop, coffee corner and lounge. Have a refreshing drink at the bar, chat with other divers or look up a particular fish in our library. Free Wi-Fi is available.

Traditional cooking

Our chefs Arnold, Ida, Glen and Revan cook breakfast, lunch and dinner. They will satisfy your taste buds with a taste of traditional Minahasa dishes. Feel free to take a look in the kitchen or even help them prepare the meals!

Specials and entertainment

Every Tuesday nights we serve delicious, home-cooked pizzas made in our traditionally built wood oven and Saturday night is reserved for our traditional barbecue, often accompanied with live music.

Swimming pools 

We have two swimming pools — a very shallow one for the youngest ones to spatter around. Have a cold beer while sitting in this “wet lounge” on a comfortable bench after a hard day of diving! We also have a deeper pool with a depth between 1.40m 1.70m, a great training grounds for those learning to take their first breaths under water. Twice a week, students from the local Dive Tourism school come here learn to swim in the early morning before school. 

Tours and cooking classes

Should you (we can't imagine) get bored of diving, book one of our exciting tours around North Sulawesi. See the Tarsier in the jungle of Tangkoko National Park, visit the Minahasa highlands, cool down under an impressive waterfall, or test your culinary skills at a cooking class.    

Traditional massage 

Do you have muscle tensions or did you develop minor lower-back problems from carrying scuba tanks while diving? Then enjoy a professional massage from Cice in our little spa overlooking the sea. Cice can also undertake curative massage as well and discover and take care of “old” or longer term problems, many of our friends have left Thalassa with fewer problems than when they arrived. 

Front desk and shop

Book your next dives or excursions at our front desk, or buy a T-shirt, souvenir, fish book or an accessory for your dive gear. If you have any other questions, need a taxi into town, or maybe some help with a health issue, our staff is ready to help you out.