Sulawesi Central, Togian Islands, Togian island retreat

Written by on June 6, 2012 in Sulawesi Dive Centers with 0 Comments

Sulawesi Central, Togian Islands, Togian island retreat


Visiting Island Retreat you will find one of the most breathtaking and unspoilt places in the southern hemisphere, fantastic for diving in tremendous coral gardens, superb wall dives and rare fringe and atoll sites. The Togian Islands has been newly designated a National Marine and Forest Reserve” In the year 2007, Ampana “The Gateway to The Togians”, will have direct air service from Makassar. back Island Retreat is located at Pulau Batudaka one of the main Islands within the Togian cluster. It is surrounded by mangrove, jungle, fine white sandy beaches, and flora and fauna unique to the Wallace line (a division between the New and Old World) about 30 kilometres from the equator. At Island Retreat, we want our guests to enjoy the beauty of the Togian Islands, whether from the comfort of your hammock on your personal veranda, snorkelling or diving in our warm, crystal clear waters, or by exploring further afield on a series of day trips or longer excursions. We offer a wide range of services, and can plan your entire trip from the moment you arrive in Sulawesi. What’s more, we are happy to do this to ensure your stay is just as you wish it. For more details, please ask about our ‘Trans Sulawesi Travel Package’. Island Retreat was built in 1998. We have 20 spacious, airy, beautifully constructed cottages. All using local materials and carpenters and designed to blend in sympathetically with the surrounding jungle. 10 cottages are set on the oceanfront with white sandy beach, private veranda and spectacular views, all shaded by huge coconut trees. The rest lies just back from the beach in the palm and flower gardens. The oceanfront cottages have private bathroom with running water, and double or twin beds with mosquito net. Garden cottages have a shared external bathroom, with twin beds. Island Retreat is managed by Sylvie Manley. Before she came to the Togians to fulfil her dream, buil-ding Island Retreat, Sylvie lived and worked in Rante-pao, Tana Toraja, South Sulawesi. There she owns the Island Cafe Restaurant and Guesthouse, well known for its hospitality and superb local and western cuisine. At Island Retreat we only serve fresh, healthy and delicious food, bought in local markets and from fisher-men who visit Island Retreat daily to hawk their wares.

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