The year 2019 is the 20th anniversary since
our creation in l999. Since then, we
had not added more and more cottages, but
continue to maintain our original cottages,
in order to preserve the island ambiance and
to avoid the usual noise and bustle of the
“outside world”. We had since
purchased the surrounding forest in order to
protect the forests and wildlife, and to
prevent encroaching development at the
expense of the natural environment.
Island Retreat is located on about 11 acres
of forest, beach, mangrove, and a large
island to the front of us.
At Island Retreat, our goal is to allow our
guests to take in the natural beauty of the
Togian Islands from your hammock on the
veranda, snorkel directly from our white
sand beach, or by boat trip to the many
nearby snorkeling sites, or diving in the
warm, crystal-clear waters, or by exploring
the island on day tours by land or by sea.
Our staff, local people from the Togian
Islands, live at the Retreat with their
families, in order to receive and welcome
guests all year round.
We offer a wide range of services and can
help to advise on or help arrange your trip
to the Retreat upon your arrival in Central
Sulawesi. We are glad to do this to
ensure your stay with us is remembered with
pleasure, long after your departure.
We rescued four
illegally-captured turtles from a sea
gypsy village and released them back
into the sea.