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Poya Lisa Cottages

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Poyalisa Island | Bomba, Togean Islands, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia
Poya Lisa Cottages
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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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 2 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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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Columbus, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Poya Lisa cottages are very rustic. Some have private baths but these have squatty potties and no showers. My mosquito net was held together with duct tape over all the holes. The cottages on the cliff have front and back decks for the sunsets and sunrises, with the most comfortable hammocks know to man. Food is the basic fish, rice... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We stayed there as a couple for 1 week during our trip through the Togeans. It was actually our second cottage we visited there and for us the most amazing place. We were lucky to get one of the upper cottages on the cliff which offers an amazing view on the turquoise sea from the balcony. We spent almost everyday... More 

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Krabi Province, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Love this place! Everything is basic but perfectly adequate for Robinson Crusoe style holiday. Gorgeous location, The snorkeling isn't great just around the small island ...there's some, just not mind blowing! They do free snorkeling trips to a nearby reef and longer trips cost 250,000Rp for the whole boat which takes about 8 people max at captain's descretion depending on... More 

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Great Western, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

If I could stay here forevery I would. We had such a great stay with the wonderful family on poya lisa. This place was just what we were looking for. It's not luxury, you won't have 24hr power or running water(bucket shower which is constantly refilled so you will never run out) but the bungalows are neat and quaint and... More 

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