Togian Island Retreat
 




 


 


 



Togian Islands

In 2006, the Togian Islands were designated a National Marine and Forest Reserve”


The Togian (Togean) Islands
The Togians are a picturesque archipelago of 56 islands and inlets, 30 km south of the equator, located in the Tomini Bay. Formed by volcanic activity, the islands are covered by lush rainforest and surrounded by ancient coral reef formations. Water temperature average 31 degrees celsius and in perfect sea and weather conditions (which is often), the average underwater visibility is up to 45 meters. Both the terrestrial and marine ecosystems teem with exotic wildlife - much of which is extremely rare or endangered. The reefs and coastal areas provide habitat and breeding areas for hawksbill turtle, the green turtle and the dugong. Togian forests and skies are filled with exotic creatures such as the Togian Macaque, the babirusa, the Sulawesi Hornbill, and hanging parrots. Within this tropical paradise, 37 villages provide bright spots of gaiety and culture of several ethnicities, including the Bobongko, Togian, Saluan and the Bajau.


Accommodation and Diving
The Togian Islands offer the unique opportunity for both divers and snorkelers to explore all 3 types of coral reef: fringe, barrier and atoll. There is a wide selection of dive sites from gentle slope to dramatic drop offs, perfect for beginners and experienced alike with some deeper dives for the advanced diver. Highlight Atolls; Una-Una (active volcano), B24 World War II bomber wreck.