Our stay with our family (2 kids) was perfect at Cedric's homestay! It's a quiet, peaceful and joyful place. When you arrive on the island you seem lost at the end of the world, but you have everything you need at the Sanctum resort. The food is great, the rooms are comfy, the beach is 5 meters from your door... What else do you need?
We booked for 2 nights, but extented to 9 nights. This basically says everything. Diving spots are AMAZING (nitrox!!), staff friedly and professional, we were welcomed very warmly, food was delicious, prices are really fair, we would definetively go there again.
I enjoyed a very exciting week with Sanctum. Obviously, scuba diving was my primary reason for braving the crazy logistics to actually get to the Togeans! The manager Cedric was in excellent communication with me in answering questions and providing helpful advice about travel logistics. Diving Wow, just WOW! Definitely worth the effort to get there Great guides Obe and Vicki. The dive shop is organized and equipment seems well maintained. The dive boats are typically for 4-6 divers and there sites as close as 3 minutes and as far as 30 minutes Resort The lodging accurately reflected what was described online- functional and clean and relatively no frills, which was fine since spending time in the room other than sleeping is a missed oppprtunity to be immersed in the outdoors. The meals were varied, fresh and quite tasty. Communal seating. Nice bonus to have soft drinks and snacks available for purchase….and of course Bintang beer!!! Fa and Gira were key staffers that contributed to such a friendly environment, Value The pricing for everything was very fair and reasonable. I appreciated that Cedric helped me find another resort to allow me to explore a little bit more of the Togeans before I left. He also reminded me of me brain freeze moment when I left my cash in the resort safe. He made plans for another guest to meet me to get the cash back to me. Grateful for his honesty and trust. Volcano Msnynbolcanos fir the landscape in Indonesia but to my knowledge there is only one - at una una, that has scceds to the floor of the actual volcano caldera where you witness puddles of water boiling like a caldron, vents spewing out scalding steam and huge plumes of steam cloud shrouding the floor. It’s about an hour and half each way following a stream that gets progressively hotter. A must/do. I didn’t give Sanctum 5 star review, they truly EARNED it!!…
Appolo, karang lembut, black forest the best, And barren land we can find ambon scorpion fish The food very delicious All dive with nitrox Course available with the best instructor Service very good and fun.
6 days in Sanctum to regenerate ourselves and live a unique experience of feeling at home while being almost at the end of the world. The journey is definitely worth it thanks to the kindness of the team, the incredible diving and snorkeling and great food blending local recipes with some French flair. Cedrick and Fate are great hosts always there to meet our needs and make sure we get the most out of our vacations.
We loved everything about it. Cedric and his team did everything they could to make our dreams come true. We stayed longer so we could get our open water certificate Cedric made it happen! The food was just fantastic. So good. A very welcome variation to fish and rice you get in other places. Fa made bread in the morning which we highly appreciated. The diving was unforgettable. Such beautiful reefs, very good equipment and very capable and friendly dive instructors. We also loved the volcano trip.. hot,steamy and very surprising. A place like we’ve never seen before with also very beautiful rooms. Our children (16 and 18) just loved the place. The only regret is we couldn’t stay longer. We moved on to Toraya and stayed with Cedric’s family which is also highly recommended. Forget the touristic traditional villages. You can see them up in the mountains without all the other tourists. (ask Cedric how to get there) Sanctum Una Una had everything we wanted for a fantastic vacation!…
We spent two weeks at Sanctum for our end of the year holiday. It was just a perfect place to be - fantastic diving, great food (Anni, thank you for your creativity and awesome vegetarian options), magic coconuts (Una Una coconuts are literally the best I've tried). It was my best diving experience so far. Biodiversity & corals are stunning. We were visiting the same dive sites a couple of times, and we couldn't get enough, it's so good! The team of dive instructors is very professional and friendly. We had lots of fun. Thank you guys!
Absolutely loved my stay at Sanctum due to the quality of staff. Their hospitality and sense of humour, as well as the French flavour, reminded me so much of Club Med. The quality of water, corals and sea life is outstanding, and yet it’s quite a safe area for diving as very rarely are there any currents or rough sea.
Second trip to Una-Una. Great diving, awesome people and good food, nothing beat a dive holiday as such in heaven-like Una-una island. One of the best places for dive, and a MUST VISIT for all divers! You rocks guys!!!
A bit of paradise, amazing sea water pool, super friendly staff and the diving was great. Saw a barracuda tornado, cuttlefish, nemos and loads more. Anni arranged for us to go to see the volcano too, the motorbike ride there is as much of an adventure as getting up to the crater. We were also taken to see some local palm sugar manufacture. The rooms are basic and the ants were there in droves but Anni has some little tricks and home brew insect repellent to help keep them at bay.