Santika Hotel & Thalassa Dive Center


Hotel Santika is the only 4-star resort in Manado. Just a 30-minute drive from Manado and 40-minutes from the airport, its the closest dive resort to Bunaken National Park.

The Hotel is nestled among coconut trees on the beach of Tanjung Pisok, a prime destination for divers and watersport fans from all over the world. The Hotel is located opposite the amazing Bunaken Sea Garden, one of the worlds most diverse marine parks, just a l0-minute boatride away. Santika is clearly the diver's best option in Manado.


The hotel has 101 guestrooms - 72 Superior rooms and 28 Cottages, most of which have ocean views. Each room has a mini-bar, safe deposit box, television, IDD telephones, air-conditioning with individual thermostat control, bathroom with hot water, bath tub and shower. The Presidential Suite is a secluded, two room accommodation with its own private swimming pool and an outstanding view of Manado Tua.

Hotel amenities include restaurant, beautiful open-air lobby bar, swimming pool, barbecue, jogging track, boutique, free shuttle to town, international phone system, and 24-hour room service, baby sitting services, in house library, reliable and trustworty housekeeping staff, boutique and drug store, wake-up calls, power converters, excursions and tours, money exchange, massage.

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Hotel Santika is located in the heart of some of the best scuba diving in the world and the Thalassa Dive Center is ready to take you there. Manado's only 5-star PADI dive center, Thalassa is located on the hotel premises. It is a fully equipped 5-star PADI diver center providing a very high level of service. Thalassa offers you a choice of two or three boat dives per day plus night dives and special trips to Bangka Island and Lembeh Straight.

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When you're not lying around the beautiful swimming pool or enjoying a day of scuba diving, there are plenty of other activites and attractions to occupy your time. At the hotel's jetty guests can rent sail boats and canoes and arrange glass bottom boat and snorkeling tours to enjoy the unspoiled, almost untouched nature of the islands close by.

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Take a shuttle boat over to Bunaken or Siladen island. After a day of activity on the putting green or running course, playing volleyball, water polo, bicycle riding, badmitton, fishing, billiards, you'll be ready to relax your tired muscles with a full body or back massage in the comfort and privacy of your own room.

Trekking tours, sunset cruises, city tours, and trips to Tangkoko Nature Reserve and Minahasa Highlands can be arranged through the tour department on site.


Hotel Santika offers a wide array of dining options with Minahasan and International cuisine. For those who wish to dine in the privacy of thier own room, a 24-hour room service menu is available.

Maleo Coffee Shop
Each morning guests will enjoy a breakfast buffet which includes a wonderful selection of pastry, fruit, juices, hot and cold cereal, bacon & sausage, eggs - any style or made-to-order omlettes, coffee and tea. Indonesian fried rice and fried noodles are also included in the buffet.

A lunch-time and all-day menu offers a brilliant selection of sandwiches, pizza, pasta, hot dogs, appetizers, soup, oriental food and Indonesian specialties. For those Westerners who are in need of a big, juicy hamburger and crispy french fries, or a banana split - you'll find some of the best right here. Divers will enjoy a local seafood feast at the neighboring island of Bunaken during the surface interval.

Dinner guests will enjoy an extensive menu featuring continental and Oriental cuisine with a touch of local creativity or enjoy one of many Indonesian dishes. Buffets and garden barbecues complete our full range of culinary pleasures.

The Pari Bar and Lounge
Just off the lobby, this is a great place to relax and enjoy a cold Bintang while enjoying local entertainment. Watch TV or challenge your friends or the staff for a game of pool. Have the bartender mix up a fruity tropical drink. The bar offers an excellent selection of wine from around the world, as well as soft drinks, well drinks and beer.

Lumba-Lumba Sunken Bar
Lumba-Lumba means "Dolpin". Swim up and refresh yourself with a tropical cocktail or enjoy a drink poolside while enjoying the sun.

Lion Fish Divers Bar and Restaurant
The Lion Fish Bar, open for a charcoal grilled dinner, serves the best the ocean has to offer.

Lobby Terrace
The "SATURDAY NIGHT BBQ" offers a wide choice of meat and seafood served while you enjoy traditional "Minahasan" dances.

1304 S. Winchester Blvd, #361, San Jose, CA 95128 USA
Phone (408) 261-6898, Fax (408) 284-7486
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