When to go
North Sulawesi has a typical equatorial climate with a dry and a rainy season. Starting in November the wet season lasts till about March, whereas the dry season runs from April till October. Temperatures along the coast range from 26 to 30șC with an average humidity of 80% and you will find that water temperatures are around 27șC all year round.
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However, provided you are patient and speak slowly with the locals, you will get by quite well with English or alternatively with your hands and feet!
However, since the resorts you will be staying at are quite a way outside of Manado, make sure you take care of money issues either in Singapore or upon your arrival at the airport in Manado. At Manado airport you will find an ATM machine as well as a Money Exchange counter, where the exchange rate is not a good as in Manado town, but usually better than in Singapore.
Indonesia is a tropical country with low levels of sanitation and little education on hygienic issues. The biggest hazards come from contaminated food and water, whereas there is nothing for you to worry about if you are staying and eating in the tourist resorts. The food and drinking water at the resorts is absolutely safe, but you should avoid ice cubes in your drink if you are planning to have a drink in any of the local restaurants along the road.
The biggest risks run by tourists are dehydration and sunburn, so make sure you take a bottle of water with you wherever you go and keep the sun-block lotion handy.
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Thalassa Dive Centre
Tasik Ria Resort
Pulisan Jungle Beach
Time: GMT +8 hours
Language: Bahasa Indonesia
Currency: Indonesian Rupees