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Poya Lisa Cottages

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Poyalisa Island | Bomba, Togean Islands, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Small island with just couple of bungalows. Very basic standard, but what you need in paradise. Good snorkeling around islands, organised one day boat trips with snorkeling, good food, nice people, laid back and quiet. Bungalows on a hill have great sunset view. There are sometime problems with overbooking, specially in a high season. No wi-fi, nor phone network so... More 

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Province of Parma, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

No good experience, i've booked my rocky hill cottage few month came there but it was mess. Cottage are dirty. Rats are your neighboor in rooms and coral barrier is devasted by walking on Better go to wakai or other island...

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Booked 2 months in advance. However, like with all people who came to Poya Lisa during our stay, they messed up the reservation. One night stay in the "restaurant room". Next day we were lucky that people left and we got a bungalow. Tough to get water for shower in shared bathroom. (Be the first to shower!) Food excellent. Staff... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great stay. Good snorkeling on house reef and day trips. Good food, take old mobile phone as smart phones in Togeans don't work well. old mobiles work. bookings can be made via Edy ampana249@gmail.com at Marina cottages in Ampana

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Our experience at Poya Lisa was amazing, however, there are several things you should know before booking it. 1) it is a very small island, 250m of lenght and 50m of width - so not suitable for some walks or other activities outside of water 2) the main beach is at the eastern side of the island, so it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The ferry from Ampana to Bomba stops also at Poya lisa. There are two types of cottages - on the beach or on the rocks. We preferred being on the beach, but the ones on the rock have a nice view on the sea and they are supposed to be cooler because of the breeze from the sea. The food... More 

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Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Surely one of the best back-packers hotel in the world... Secluded, beach & coconuts, great snorkeling and diving near-by, very good food. For back-packers or peoples who once were back-packers... Just GREAT.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We spent 3 days in this wonderful place in the end of our togian island experience and it was the best, simple but perfect, nice little bungalow by the sea with an amazing view to the sunset. The waters around are not very rich in live coral but if you go on an excursion its better further away. relax, weather... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I cant recommend this place enough, it was not only one of the highlights of my entire 3,5 months trip in Southeast Asia, but also one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. Surrounded by incredible waters where you will find dream beaches and excellent snorkel opportunites, Poyalisa is a real paradise affordable to all pocket sizes and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Going to Poya Lisa Cottages was a last minute decision we will never regret! Since the moment we were picked up at Bomba island by a traditional boat we were in a cloud. The location is superb, like in the movies. The cottages on the hill are 'simple' and with the best view ever! The matresses are good and all... More 

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