The island of Bunaken is part of the Bunaken national park,
a marine park in the northeast of Sulawesi near the city of Manado. Bunaken is the main touristic centre of this marine park with most tourist hotels located there. It's a small island with a characteristic banana shape, measuring 5 x 4.3km. Bunaken is relatively flat and doesn't have higher elevations. The beaches are not terribly impressive, and in fact visitors come here primarily to dive. Near Bunaken lies the Manadotua volcanic island with a highest elevation of 764m.
The largest island of the Bunaken marine park is Mantehage, a relatively flat island covered with forests and mangroves.
How to get to Bunaken
There are ferry connections in Manado allowing to reach Bunaken in a bit over half an hour.
Being a major dive centre, Bunaken has many hotels, dive resorts and homestays, most bookable via the international booking portals.