The landscape is great, above and under water. The facility is rustic and functional. No unnecessary frills needed anyway.
The people are great! I have been staying in a number of resorts in Indonesia, none of them have the same kind of familiarity like in Sanctum Unauna. The staffs and the guests all mingle. If only the local staffs could speak English better, I'm sure they would also join the lunch and dinner party. But they are just as friendly even when they can only speak with made up sign language Haha.
The dive instructors are all great and very patient. They really know the place well too. They will show you even the smallest creature they could find while diving. Very helpful for the kind like me who has poor eyesight. They all speak good english (although some are French, Finnish, and German) and can speak simple sentences in Bahasa Indonesia.
Food is simple yet delicious. They also take careful note of everyone's dietary restriction and preference. Beef is very scarce tho because they are expensive. Also no pork because the dominant religion there is Islam, so there is no pig farm in the area.
Safety is superb too. You can leave your stuffs lying around for days, and they won't be moved unless the dogs can reach. They stole my husband's sandal once, and one sock. They are obedient to you as long as you know bahasa Indonesia and/or Finnish tho.
Few downsides (or plus, depends) are: they have very limited wifi package, and it's damn expensive to get there (not their fault). Just be sure to check the plane routes and speedboat schedules.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- All PADI dive courses, Trekking, snorkeling, spa (book in advance), 3 meals, food is 100 % eco all products are from Sulawesi. All our staff speaks good English and we have been trained in customer service. , We offer all on one island, We offer descent rooms, safe diving, interesting trekking, amazing local villages, tasty menu, bubble drinks and Indonesian culture for all travellers. WiFi, Hot shower, visa master card available ... more less
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