Togian Island Retreat


When you 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 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. 

togian island diving


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.

togian island bath


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 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, defined by their flora and fauna.  Some endemic species of the Togian Islands are endangered species such as the coconut crab,  the dugong, and the marsupial Kuskus bear.


We may not be so easy to get to, but our isolation helps to preserve the uniqueness of the Togian Islands sea, forests, and wildlife.

                                  island couple   togian
                                  island diving underwater