Wakatobi Islands, south-east Sulawesi, Indonesia

Accommodation in Sulawesi

Sulawesi has a huge range of accommodation from budget to luxury resorts and everything in between. In some of the more out of the way places you may have to settle for small, family run homestays but you shouldn’t have trouble finding a bed for the night in close proximity to where you need it or finding something to suit your budget. The offshore islands are a bit of a mixed bag with some real back to basics, Robinson Crusoe style beachside bungalows, guesthouses or up market dive resorts. Around the Wakatobi Marine Park and north Sulawesi islands, all-inclusive liveaboard dive boats offer real luxury on the water.

Camping is also permitted throughout most of Sulawesi and many offshore islands. In fact, camping may be your only option when doing some of the treks we’ve covered here. If you’re camping near a village, be sure to ask permission from the landowner or village headman first (just ask around and someone will point you in the right direction). Permission is rarely denied so this is a courtesy more than anything but a small tip such as a packet of clove cigarettes goes a long way to showing your appreciation.