Tourism of Indonesia
Ready to Go to Manado Tua Island
Planning to go on a tour or travelling, we definitely want a smooth trip, comfortable accommodation, cheap hotels, good food, cheap plane tickets, close to everywhere, and can rent a motorbike or car.
In Manado Tua Island, there is natural beauty and unique culture of the local community. There are many uniqueness, starting from the village (desa), sub-district (kecamatan), district (kabupaten) and provincial levels.
In Indonesia, each province has different and interesting characteristics. Each province has a different and unique culture and lifestyle.
Manado Tua is a volcanic island in the Celebes Sea off the north east coast of Sulawesi. The name Manado comes from manadou or wanazou meaning “on the far coast” or “in the distance,” which derived from Minahasan languages.
When the settlement on the island was relocated to Sulawesi, the name Manado was brought with it, and the island became referred to as Manado Tua or Old Manado.
Manado Tua along with the islands of Bunaken, Siladen, Mantehage and Nain form the Bunaken to Manado Tua Marine National Park.
The Park lies just off shore from the city of Manado, capital of the province of North Sulawesi, site of the first World Ocean Conference 2009 which held in May.
Covering a total of 89,065 hectares, the Bunaken-Manado Tua park is among the most spectacular dive sites in the world.
The islands are separated from the mainland by a submarine trench that reaches a depth of 1,200 meters, and keeps these waters relatively free from city garbage and silt.
The reserve is protected by law from spearfishing and coral or fish-collecting, as well as from dynamite fishing.
The government is taking good care of the preservation of nature and maintaining the condition of the forest.
The environment is also well maintained.
Visiting Manado Tua Island, we will witness routine community activities in unique traditional cultures. And there are special dishes and food as part of culinary tours that are delicious and yummy.
Only one hour by motor boat from Manado town, the island of Manado Tua is distinguished by the majestic perfect cone of the extinct volcano that formed the island, which is capped with a rain forest on its summit.
Around the island are underwater plateaus sloping from 5 meters to 30 meters, fringed by vertical coral walls plunging 25 to 50 meters down, and large caves with hanging coral reefs: a truly amazing sea garden. Next to Manado Tua is the more well-known island of Bunaken.
In this place there are also regular events or activities held every year, both national and international.
The journey to Manado Tua Island is now very easy. We can enter through various modes of transportation.
Access to go to Manado Tua Island:
The Sam Ratulangi International Airport of Manado receives SilkAir flights 4 times weekly from Singapore.
From Manado there are cabin cruises available to the Park or motorboats for hire.
To enter the Park contact the Bunaken National Park Office at:
Jalan Raya Molas, PO Box 1202
Manado, 95242, North Sulawesi
The condition of the infrastructure is getting better. Starting from highways, airports, trails, ports, bridges, stairs, even some places can be reached by toll roads.
We can visit by plane, car, ship, bus, motorcycle and bicycle. At some point, we can take the train. We can also walk freely.
In Manado Tua Island, as technology getting better. We can easily find locations for mini markets, shops (warung kedai), ATMs, Bank BRI BCA BNI Mandiri, BTPN Bank Nagari BJB, supermarkets, and restaurants. So we will not starve or lack the necessary items.
If you are sick and need help, you can also visit clinics, drugstore pharmacies (apotek), practice doctors, hospitals, and health centers (puskesmas).
In this place we can also look for places of worship such as mosques, churches, and others.
Finding place to stay in Manado Tua Island is very easy. We can stay at homestays, hotels, inns, hostels and other places.
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Experience and Reviews
There are already many visitors have visited Manado Tua Island, there are many interesting stories that are told. Like feeling satisfied, happy, wanting to come again, sleep well, and almost no one is disappointed or complains to come here.
So, visitors will find out on how to find the best hotels, where is exactly located, why it is amazing, how much is the fare and rate, who are the people, whom to ask, and when is the best time to visit.
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