Student and Family Christmas Special in North Sulawesi

Family snorkeling holiday sulawesi

Student and Family Christmas Special in North Sulawesi

At Murex Snorkeling we understand that for families, Christmas, New Year and family vacations are very special occasions, centered around enjoying quality time together. That’s why we are offering a family Christmas special throughout December 2019 and January 2020 so that you can spend time together creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Imagine discovering pristine reefs together, venturing to unknown destinations and exploring more of North Sulawesi. Spend Christmas and New Year in the tropics and experience all that this unique region has to offer. From white sand beaches through to reefs and rainforest – it’s all possible.

Snorkeling Holiday
Snorkeling Bunaken Marine Park - one of the world's most famous snorkeling destinations

Do you still want to experience Christmas festivities during your stay? Not a problem. North Sulawesi is predominantly Christian and the locals take Christmas very seriously. You won’t miss out on decorations or Christmas trees and for those staying over the 25th, there will be a special dinner as well as our annual Christmas party.

Not Just Snorkeling: Not all of your family need to be snorkelers to experience an incredible vacation in North Sulawesi. Snorkeling is just a small part of what is on offer. For those who enjoy being in the water, we have dedicated Snorkeling Guides and the snorkeling sites are truly world-class with an abundance of marine life and pristine shallow reefs. For nature lovers, the Tangkoko Nature Reserve is a wonderful family day trip where you’ll see rare wildlife in its natural environment – including Sulawesi black macaques, cuscus bears, butterflies, birds, lizards and of course, kids will love the tarsier monkeys – the world’s smallest primate!

Have you tried scuba diving? Our onsite dive centre offers a full range of PADI Courses for those who want to try diving, as well as daily fun diving trips for certified divers.

Snorkeling lesson Bunaken
A free snorkeling lesson is included for beginners and those who want to refresh their skills. Photo credit: Markus Roth

Take a tour of the North Sulawesi Highlands and watch the Christmas activities unfolding in the local villages. The traditional market in Tomohon is a hive of activity at this time of year and for those who want a more laidback tour, discover the serene villages around Lake Tondano and the incredible views from the crater rim of Mahawu volcano.

Our family special is so much more than a child policy. Children don’t stop being children at 13 and that’s why we define children as those that are in full-time education. Is your 19 year-old studying at college? Then they count too!

As parents, you will both pay full board rate, but here’s the special offer – if your kids stay in the same room as you, they’ll be charged at 50% discount for accommodation, snorkeling, scuba diving, tours and activities.

Snorkeling in Bunaken

Christmas Family Special Terms and Conditions:


  • Offer applies to all children (students) who are attending school or full-time education.
  • Up to 2 students may share your room with you.
  • For children 12 years and under, normal child policy applies (0-6 years kids go free. Aged 7-12 years, accommodation $25 per night, transfers, diving, snorkeling and tours half price).
  • Offer applies to stays at Murex BangkaMurex Manado and combination stays including both resorts.
  • Offer is valid for stays during December 2019 and January 2020.

For more information or to make a reservation, contact us on

We look forward to exploring North Sulawesi with you and your family soon!

Family snorkelling holiday sulawesi