Your dream holiday with wonderful dives and exciting adventure tours starts right here!
Nestled in a tropical garden, Mapia Resort & Spa is located about 5 km from downtown Manado, directly by the sea. The resort includes a restaurant, a spa offering various massages as well as pedicure/manicure, and a divecenter.
MEET THE CRITTERS
The in-house divecenter under European management takes care of guests from A to Z. The dive sites headed for from Mapia are a paradise for muck diving fans! In the black volcanic sand along the coast you will find a large variety of small and rare critters, such as frogfish in all colours, ghost pipefish, splendid cuttlefish, harlequin shrimps and real rarities of snails. Our Muck-diving is comparable to the famous Lembeh Strait, and if you prefer to do the comparison yourself, you can book a day trip with Celebes Divers with three dives to the Lembeh Strait. From the in-house jetty the house reef is easily accessible and a real highlight especially during night dives.
Discover the land of North Sulawesi
The location of the resort is an excellent starting point for day trips on the mainland, with which the Mapia Resort allows guests to get to know the land side of Sulawesi. For animal lovers, an excursion to Tangkoko National Park, home to the world’s smallest primate, the Tarsius Koboldmaki. Guests who do not want to escape the water completely, visit the Kali waterfalls above Tomohon. Culture lovers explore Manado City with a guide who shares his knowledge of local life and customs.
The Minahasa Highlands tour includes a visit to the traditional market, a visit to the Mahawu Volcano, lunch at Tondano Lake and coffee or tea at Linow Lake. This lake changes colour depending on the weather. The tour is rounded off with a visit to the village of Woloan and a stop at the most important Buddhist temple in North Sulawesi.
Enjoy the accommodation
Those who are not diving or on a tour can relax under palm trees in their hammocks, enjoy themselves by and in the pool or explore the gardens planted with hibiscus, bougainville and orchids, which are inhabited by numerous exotic butterflies.
The wooden cottages, built in the traditional Minahasa style, comprise the complex and are divided into the categories Garden View, Garden View Family and Sea View. The resort also hosts regular workshops on the local underwater world.
The resort offers free WiFi so guests can always share their experiences with their loved ones at home.Mapia Resort Manado