Resort Cocotinos Manado
In June 2006, the owners and management of Odyssea Divers (which was then operating out of another resort in Wori Bay) decided that our guests could be better served if we operated out of our own resort.. The concept of Cocotinos, a boutique dive resort, was mooted and design work began immediately. At the same time, land on the beach front in the fishing village of Kima Bajo was acquired and the villagers on the beach were resettled within the village in new brick houses built by us. Many of the villagers were living in wooden and bamboo huts on the beach which were subjected to severe weather conditions every year.
A total of 12 families were relocated and a beach front of 132-meters became available for construction which started on the 17th of March 2007. After a brief and intense construction period of 6 months, Cocotinos was opened to welcome guests on the 10th of Oct 2007 with 10 rooms completed and operational. The fitting-out work continued and the resort was finally completed in March of 2008.
An additional 4 Water’s Edge Rooms were subsequently built on the beach-front land adjacent to the original plot and in April 2010, these 4 rooms became operational, bringing the total number of room keys to 22.
Cocotinos Manado Resort is a boutique dive resort located within Wori Bay in the heart of Kima Bajo, a fishing village overlooking the Bunaken National Marine Park, world famous for its rich and astounding, wall and macro scuba diving.
A mere 25-minute drive from Manado’s Sam Ratulangi International Airport brings you to the resort, nestled on a chocolate-coloured beach in full view of Siladen Island and Manado Tua, a majestic dormant volcano across the Sulawesi Sea.
Through the use of selected hardwoods, stone, and other ecologically friendly building materials sourced from the region, the resort blends seamlessly with the surrounding village and coconut grove.
At Cocotinos Manado, you will enjoy fabulous diving, spectacular sunsets, delicious local and international cuisine, and our signature warm and personal service that is now much talked about among our loyal guests.
Besides Bunaken Marine Park, a 90-minute drive will bring you to Lembeh Straits on the other side of North Sulawesi, the “capital” of muck diving in the world.
Cocotinos was designed to be simple and practical along the lines of a small Indonesian village but equipped with all the modern comforts for the present-day traveller. Cocotinos is a 22-room property comprising of 2 Standard Rooms, 6 Garden Rooms with garden view, 4 Garden Rooms with full pool and ocean view, 8 Water’s Edge Rooms and 2 Suites (Kano-Kano and Posi-Posi).
The rooms are generally built in a semi-detached arrangement with two rooms under one roof. Each Suite is built on top of 2 Water’s Edge Rooms.
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