Most beautiful hotels Sulawesi

There is certainly no shortage of beautiful hotels in Sulawesi. On this island, you can stay in charming homestays, luxury resorts, or cozy bamboo huts on the beach. In 4 weeks, we traveled with a backpack from South to North and stayed in the most remarkable places. From the finest hotels in Sulawesi to cozy waterfront homestays. Discover our favorite accommodations in Sulawesi quickly.


Best hotels & accommodations in Siladen (Bunaken)

Siladen is a small island located in Bunaken National Park. It is much quieter than the nearby Bunaken Island. The surroundings are stunning, and accommodations here are right on the beach. If you are looking for a beautiful and tranquil place to stay in Bunaken, we absolutely recommend Siladen.

Kuda Laut Boutique Dive Resort

Siladen (Bunaken)

Kuda Laut is truly a gem! Okay, it may cost a bit more, but it’s worth it. The rooms, restaurant, atmosphere—everything here is top-notch! But perhaps the most beautiful thing is the house reef. Absolutely a great recommendation!

Why book Kuda Laut Boutique Dive Resort?

Everything! Beautiful house reef, lovely rooms, and a great atmosphere.

Prices from $135

Onong Resort

Siladen (Bunaken)

Onong Resort is the little sister of Kuda Laut and is located right next to it. The surroundings are just as beautiful, the rooms are super comfortable but slightly less luxurious. If you have a slightly smaller budget, this is also a great r…

Why book Onong Resort?

A beautiful location, a good dive school, and spacious rooms.

Prices from $85

Best hotels & accommodations in Bangka Island

Bangka Island may be a bit challenging to reach, but once you arrive, you never want to leave. On this island, you’ll find a handful of resorts, and believe me, you won’t want to leave. It’s definitely one of the most beautiful places we’ve ever stayed. If you have any more insights or if there’s anything specific you’d like to know or share about your experience, feel free to do so!

Coral Eye Boutique Resort and Marine Outpost

Bangka Island

Perhaps the most beautiful place we have ever stayed. The accommodation is beautiful, the food (included) is amazing, but it’s especially the surroundings that make this place so special. We say: go for it!

Why book Coral Eye Boutique Resort and Marine Outpost?

The beach is absurdly beautiful, very tranquil, with a stunning house reef, and the food is amazing.

Prices from $150 (full pension)

Best hotels & accommodations in Togian Islands

There are few places as beautiful as the Togian Islands. Absolutely a hidden paradise. Accommodations here include hotels, homestays, or lovely beach houses by the water. The accommodations on the Togian Islands are often simple but in unbelievably beautiful locations. Your stay on the Togians includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as coffee, tea, and water, all included in the price.

Araya Dive Resort Togean

Togian Islands

The cottages at Araya were truly amazing. Very spacious, modern, and clean. The resort is situated on a cliff, so unfortunately, it doesn’t have its own beach. However, there is a pier where you are immediately treated to beautiful cora…

Why book Araya Dive Resort Togean?

Beautiful spacious rooms, nice views, small-scale, and delicious food.

Prices from $70 (vol pension)

Poki Poki

Togian Islands

Poki Poki may not have the most beautiful beach on the Togian Islands, but the atmosphere here is truly great! The German owners have created something very enjoyable, and the food (included) is fantastic! The bungalows are quite basic but lo…

Why book Poki Poki?

Great atmosphere, charming accommodations, and the food is fantastic!

Prices from $40 (full pension)

Best hotels & accommodations in Manado

Manado is the largest city in Sulawesi and the ideal place to start your journey in North Sulawesi. It’s a bustling, modern city. Opt for a hotel in the city center or stay outside the city at one of the many waterfront resorts.

S Loft Manado


Centrally located in the heart of Manado city. Comfortable modern rooms. Good value for money.

Why book S Loft Manado?

Central location and spacious rooms.

Prices from $20

Thalassa Dive & Wellbeing Resort (getipt)


If you prefer to stay a bit outside the city center and are looking for some luxury, then Thalassa Dive & Wellbeing Resort is a great recommendation! It’s also possible to visit Bunaken National Park from here.

Why book Thalassa Dive & Wellbeing Resort (getipt)?

Beautiful, tranquil resort just outside Manado.

Prices from $80

Best hotels & accommodations in Tentena

Tentena, you exceeded all our expectations during our journey through Sulawesi. Initially, we had planned just one night here to break up the long trip to the Togian Islands. However, Tentena completely enchanted us with its beauty. Our delightful accommodation certainly contributed to this experience. In Tentena, you’ll find several accommodations. Unfortunately, most of them are not listed on, so you’ll need to contact them by phone or email.

Dolidi Ndano Resort


A fantastic small-scale resort with cottages along the shores of Lake Poso. The cottages are not only stylish but also offer breathtaking views of the lake. The resort features a cozy restaurant where you can enjoy lunch and dinner. No-nonsen…

Why book Dolidi Ndano Resort?

Beautiful view, a portion of your stay goes to the foundation’s orphanage.

Prices from $25

Best hotels & accommodations in Tangkoko

In Tangkoko, you immerse yourself in the jungle, where you can spot black macaques, tarsiers, and the spectral tarsier! Most tourists stay here for only 1 or 2 nights to take a short trek through the jungle. In the vicinity of the jungle, you can find various homestays for overnight stays.

Tangkoko Ranger Homestay


We stayed at Tangkoko Ranger Homestay. Simple, basic rooms, but run by a lovely family and close to the jungle. We booked a jungle trek through the accommodation, and it was well-organized and enjoyable.

Why book Tangkoko Ranger Homestay?

Close to the jungle, enjoyable trekking.

Prices from $14

Tangkoko Sanctuary Villa (recommended)


If you have a bit more budget and desire more comfort, we recommend Tangkoko Sanctuary Villa. Although we haven’t stayed here ourselves, this accommodation in Tangkoko has been recommended multiple times.

Why book Tangkoko Sanctuary Villa (recommended)?

Beautiful location and comfortable rooms.

Prices from $65

Best hotels & accommodations in Tana Toraja

Tana Toraja is one of our favorite places in Sulawesi. In addition to its unique traditions, you’ll find breathtaking landscapes. You can easily spend a few days here. Unfortunately, we had a bad experience with our homestay, so we can’t share our own experience. However, we did receive two great recommendations for beautiful accommodations in Tana Toraja.

Ne Pakku Manja Family Home (recommended)

Tana Toraja

A beautiful traditional homestay with the Ne Pakku Manja Family in Rantepao. You stay in a traditional house in a stunning environment.

Why book Ne Pakku Manja Family Home (recommended)?

Unique experience, beautiful surroundings, and you can rent a scooter.

Prices from $25

The Sanduk Homestay (recommended)

Tana Toraja

If you prefer not to stay in a traditional house in Tana Toraja, then The Sanduk Homestay is for you. It’s still a cozy homestay, but with a bit more comfort.

Why book The Sanduk Homestay (recommended)?

Comfortable rooms, balcony, good value for money.

Prices from $13

The Most Beautiful Accommodations and Hotels in Sulawesi

In just 4 weeks, we had an unforgettable journey through the enchanting Sulawesi, where we enjoyed the most breathtaking accommodations on the island. From charming homestays to idyllic bamboo huts by the water and luxury resorts amid Bunaken. On this page, we are excited to share our personal recommendations for the most beautiful hotels, homestays, and other accommodations we experienced during our trip.

Staying on a Bounty Beach in Sulawesi

Sulawesi is globally renowned for its enchanting bounty islands, including the secluded Togian Islands and the diving paradise of Bunaken National Park. Our personal favorite? An overnight stay by the crystal-clear waters of Bangka Island, an undiscovered gem with some exceptional resorts. Away from the crowds, these accommodations offer the most beautiful beaches in Sulawesi. On the Togian Islands, the stay options mainly consist of charming homestays and small waterfront resorts. Simple rooms with breathtaking views of the surroundings.

Authentic Stays in Sulawesi: Experience Local Life at a Homestay

In Sulawesi, you’ll find an abundance of homestays providing a unique insight into local life and the stunning surroundings. Staying at a homestay is an experience in itself, allowing you to connect with the local population, culture, and the island’s beautiful places in a special way. It’s undoubtedly our favorite option for accommodations in Sulawesi. Often, you share the accommodation with fellow travelers, making the experience extra enjoyable. Homestays range from private rooms in a house to complete bungalows in lush gardens. And remember, a homestay in Sulawesi can be anything but basic, with options in all sizes, shapes, and price ranges. Discover the diversity of hotels and homestays in Sulawesi for an unforgettable stay.

Hotels in Sulawesi: Comfortable Stay Options for Every Traveler

Discover the diversity of hotels in Sulawesi that offer comfortable and unforgettable stay options. Whether you’re looking for luxury resorts, cozy homestays, or idyllic waterfront accommodations, Sulawesi has something to offer every traveler. Be inspired by our recommendations and choose the perfect place to enjoy all the beauty that this enchanting island has to offer.