Togian Island Retreat


Island Retreat was created in l998 with love, and built entirely of local natural materials, using local village carpenters, with the aim of being eco-friendly and in harmony with the surrounding forest, mangrove, beach, and sea. All our staff are local islanders representing the three major indigenous groups of the Togian Islands.  The snorkeling is beautiful right from the beach or from our long jetty, and we also offer boat snorkeling trips. We are also a Padi Dive Resort and there are about 20 dive sites within 35 minutes of the retreat.

We are located on 11 acres of primary forest and a 400 meter long white sand beach, though we offer only 10 cottages to guests in order to preserve the natural environment. All our spacious cottages have a panoramic view of the sea and only 3 meters from our beach.  Because we are close to the equator, our sunsets are spectacular. Guided jungle walks, canoeing,  village cultural tours, and rental of paddle boards, are also available. We welcome families, non-divers, couples, singles, groups - who yearn for a place where Nature is still pristine, where the call of night birds and the whisper of the sea can lull you to sleep.
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togian island bath We are located in the Togian Islands of Central Sulawesi on the westernmost part of the island of Batudaka. Island Retreat is surrounded by sea, a white sand beach, mangrove, and rainforest.  The equator lies 30 kilometers north of us, and to the west, between Sulawesi and Borneo, is the Wallace Line, which divides the New and Old Worlds, defined by their flora and fauna.  Some endemic species of the Togian Islands are endangered wildlife, such as the coconut crab, the dugong, and the marsupial kuskus bear.

When you visit us at Island Retreat, you will find one of the last untouched places in the world.  Within 20 to 40 minutes from the Retreat, you will find the 3 major reef formations fringing, barrier, and atoll reefs.  It is rare to come across all three formations in one area.  The Togian Islands are known for this uniqueness.  There are over 300 species of coral, some yet to be classified, and a wonderful diversity of life and color in the underwater realm.  Along with great diving and snorkeling in the warm, turquoise waters, the wildlife is very diverse.  Hardwood forests shelter beautiful birds of different species and other interesting inhabitants of the forest and mangroves and sky
togian island couple
togian island couple We may not be so easy to get to, but our isolation helps to preserve the uniqueness of the Togian Islands and its sea, forests, and wildlife.