visit us at Island Retreat, you will find
one of the last untouched places in the
world. Within twenty to forty minutes from
the Retreat, you will find the three major
reef formations - fringing reef, barrier
reef, and atoll. It is rare to come across
all 3 formations in one place. The Togian
Islands are known for this uniqueness.
There are over three hundred species of
coral, some may even be unclassified, and
a wonderful diversity of life and color in
the underwater realm.
Along with great diving and snorkeling in
the warm, turquoise water, the wildlife is
very diverse. Hardwood forests shelter
beautiful birds of different species and
other interesting inhabitants of the
forest and mangrove.
Island Retreat is located in the Togian
Islands of Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. We
are on the westernmost part of the island
of Batudaka, surrounded by sea, a 400
meter long, 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, characterized by their flora
and fauna. Some endemic species of the
Togian Islands and endangered species such
as the coconut crab and the dugong and the
marsupial Cuscus bear, might be seen.
We may be not so easy to get to, but our
isolation helps to maintain the uniqueness
of the Togians.
We can help you with your local travel
arrangements to visit us. Ask about our