Relax, unwind and enjoy three nights of tropical island living and adventure on beautiful Bangka Island. Murex Bangka is set on a private white sand beach with a kaleidoscopic coral reef just a step off the shore. Snorkel over pristine corals while surrounded by a myriad of colorful reef fish and discover an underwater world which is teeming with life.
Whether you prefer Ocean Gardening beneath the sea or trekking through the rainforest of the Tangkoko Nature Reserve, this stunning region of North Sulawesi is a nature enthusiasts paradise. Look out for Sulawesi cuscus bears, tarsier monkeys, endemic crested black macaques and a myriad of sea birds and tropical butterfly species. From the moment you arrive you’ll feel well looked after by our welcoming team. Enjoy al fresco dining overlooking the ocean, warm hearted service and three days filled with exploration, adventure and stunning natural beauty.
Day 1: After welcoming you at Manado Airport we’ll drive to the most northern point of the North Sulawesi peninsula from where we take a short boat ride (20 mins) to Bangka Island. When we arrive at Murex Bangka you’ll be mesmerized by the crystal clear waters and white sand beach – your tropical island holiday has begun! Depending on the time of your arrival, it may be possible to enjoy a snorkeling session on the House Reef with one of our dedicated snorkeling guides in the afternoon.
*Please note that if your flight arrives after 4pm you may be required to overnight at Murex Manado depending on sailing and sea conditions. If an overnight stay is required, we will transfer you to Murex Bangka the following morning.
Day 2: Discover North Sulawesi’s richest coral reefs with a morning of snorkeling at some of our favourite sites. We’ll visit two different locations by boat and you’ll be accompanied by one of our experienced snorkeling guides who’ll point out the most iconic species and help you to identify what you see. After snorkeling we return to the resort for a hearty buffet lunch followed by an afternoon trip to our local island village of Lihunu. Taking a stroll around the village gives a wonderful insight into daily life on the island. The narrow streets are bordered by neat picket fences and the local children love to pose for photographs!
In the evening there is an option to try night snorkeling – a completely unique experience which enables you to catch a glimpse of some of North Sulawesi’s unusual nocturnal marine species. We aim to start snorkeling before sundown so you can see the changes that take place as the sun sets overhead.
Day 3: Visit the Tangkoko Nature Reserve and see some of Sulawesi’s endemic species in their natural environment including tarsier monkeys, the Sulawesi black crested macaque, hornbills and other rare bird species, butterflies and lizards. Lunch includes a traditional barbeque over coconut husks on the beach in Tangkoko.
Day 4: Depending on your onward travel times, enjoy time relaxing at the resort or head out early to the airport with our driver, after our team wish you a fond farewell and bon voyage!
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