One of the best place that I've ever stayed. Probably once we heard the name "Wisma/GuestHouse" is quite tricky. In the sense that, you might think that they would not be able to give a fancy five-star hotels service.
But for me, the service that they provide was even more than a five-star one! I made a booking through a phone call to the owner. Then she gave me every details and information for transportation which I think it was very much helpful.
Once we arrived, there's a driver who came and picked us up at the harbor with an old van.
Then he brought us to the edge and we had to cross with a small boat with a splendid view.
Wisma Apung is located above the sea. Not that far from the bay, but it's pretty much peaceful and quiet for you to relax.
We booked the room with the Air Conditioner and I guess, this is the only room type that is recommended if you're thinking to stay in here. It has 2 single bed with a simple bathroom and a deck behind with such a breathtaking view of a large crystal clear ocean which not that deep. So it was like your swimming pool with no end.
They provide breakfast-lunch-dinner served on the entrance (but without dining table) So you can sit on the chairs just in front of your hotel rooms. Or, they also have a floating dock where you can eat with a view of the ocean and the houses of the main island.
The food was extremely good. Of course it's homemade food. But I think that it's really worth the price. If I'm not mistaken, that day we booked the room with Air Conditioner, we paid Rp 200.000,- which is more or less only $20 or €18.
You don't need to worry about the transportation to explore the islands. As there are boats who goes everyday to Wisma Apung. By that, you can hire them according to your schedule. They will bring you around to spend your days from 1 island to another. You might need to ask about the facilities that they provide and the places that they will bring you. Based on their explanation, you can bargain with the price. Once you deal with the price, the next morning or that day, they will immediately pick you up precisely on time.
My experience was, first day, they picked us up at 8 in the morning. (So we had time to have breakfast). Then they brought us to 1 island called Cemara Island (if I'm not mistaken), we went for snorkeling there then we depart to another island. In between, we went snorkeling to the spot that they recommend us. And it was amazing! Crystal clear water with a beautiful coral reefs and colorful fishes! Amazing! Then we had lunch in another island, we explored the island, then we went snorkeling again in a different spot.
We went there for 3 days and 2 night. When we checked out, they will also take care of our transportation to the harbor. So really, it might not be a 5 star hotel, but the service made you feel like family.
It's like a bora-bora in Indonesia with a friendly budget! Magnificent!