Siladen Island, Manado Overview

Famously known as one of the hidden paradises of Bunaken, the Siladen Island is home to a spectacular marine park with shoals of colourful fishes and fascinating coral reefs. Located about eight miles off the city centre in the northeast side of Bunaken, Siladen is one of the five islands in Manado, North Sulawesi. Be it spending a calm afternoon while sunbathing, or experiencing an adrenaline rush while snorkelling or diving, this island has something to suit everyone!

Glass boats, beautiful cottages, diving centres, and delicious food are some of the major highlights of the island. The shimmering white, sandy beach stretched along the coastline is perfect for taking strolls. All in all, this island is a must-visit for those who are looking for a soothing weekend getaway.

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Take a dive into the beautiful ocean:
One of the best ways to cool off and explore the best of the island is to simply dive down into the beautiful waters. One is sure to be left awestruck by the amazing varieties of marine life including over 300 different types of corals and fish species.

Chill by the beach:
Siladen Island is the perfect recipe for a chilled out and relaxing say by the beach, sunbathing, collecting seashells, or cooling off in the cool waters. All this makes it an ideal location to hang out for family and friends.

Snorkelling and ‘muck diving’:
Siladen is often referred to as the diving capital of the world especially when it comes to ‘muck diving’. Muck diving means that one will come across a huge variety of items which are covered by colourful corals and rare animals hiding beneath it. All this makes for an ideal exploration adventure in the underwaters.

Approximate cost: IDR 100000 to IDR 300000

Explore the Tandurusa National Park:
The island is home to many different species of flora and fauna which are visible in the environment of the Tandurusa National Park. The park is a great place for nature and animal lovers to explore some rare species of animals ranging from black macaques, tarsiers, cuscus bears and many more.

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