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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Elevator capacity limits enforced
Updated 15/05/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 15/05/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#7 of 93 hotels in Central Sulawesi
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Reconnect is a self-sustainable eco-resort located on the paradise island of Buka Buka, right at the door of the Togian Islands, in the Gulf of Tomini, Central Sulawesi.
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Buka Buka Island Indonesia
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Tour Guide Sulawesi wrote a review Jun 2022
Gorontalo Province, Indonesia19 contributions11 helpful votes
A vacation to Central Sulawesi is incomplete if you don't visit a place that is quite beautiful to enjoy the beauty of a piece of paradise that fell in Central Sulawesi, namely Buka Buka Island. In this place, there are lodging accommodations that are quite impressive for us to live in with the name Recconect Island Resort. With the service of a very friendly staff, you will also get quite satisfactory service from the owner of this place. So you lovers of adventure and traveling, let's try to visit Buka Buka Island and feel the sensation of staying at Recconect Island
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Paul M wrote a review May 2022
3 contributions6 helpful votes
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I've been fortunate enough to travel to many great destinations and Reconnect is easily in my top 10%. Like many good things in life, a trip to Reconnect is earned - the journey to get there as a European traveler is probably the longest one can undertake. Getting to the island of Buka Buka itself is a sensational expedition filled with tasty experiences, like embarking on a ten-seat flight over the Central Sulawesi coastal reef or being escorted by a large pod of dolphins on the boat ride to the island. Once you set foot on Buka Buka, a new journey begins. One that is filled with breathtaking scenery - both above and below sea level - and extraordinary adventure. This is a unique opportunity to experience island life, with all its surprises and unexpected gifts, while being cared for by the warm and professional Reconnect team. This place is unlike any other I’ve seen, and I leave it with far more than just a new exotic passport stamp and few stunning snapshots.…
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Thomas Despin, Owner at Reconnect Island Resort
Responded 14 May 2022
Hi Paul! Thank you for staying at Reconnect, and super glad you had such a great experience on Buka Buka Island! :) Can't wait to have you here again next time. Take care, Thomas & Elvi
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Roman wrote a review Jun 2022
Kaufbeuren, Germany2 contributions1 helpful vote
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We stayed here 5 nights and enjoyed every single minute. The Island is just breaktaking - feels like a nearly untouched paradise. The owner of Reconnect is a very friendly, attentive, helpful and grounded french guy with whom we enjoyed together with his indonesian wife every conversation and contact. The food was delecious without any improvement wishes. The Bungalows are very clean und beautiful. You fell aslepp with the waves and wake up with them. Other Activities: You can relax and enjoy at beach with beautiful sunsets, which probably never seen before in this dimension, go snorkeling with an amazing marine life (& intact coral reef), do stand-up-paddling, go out with the boat or discover the untouched island. So i can highly recommend staying here to fullfill your energy again and try to calm down from the hectic life we are mostly surrounded all the time.…
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Katharina K wrote a review Jun 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
If you’re searching for a place to reconnect, find peace and such one of the most beautiful spaces, you are perfectly right at reconnect island. The island is sustainable, the food is delicious and everybody here is super friendly. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Haykal Al-riski A wrote a review Jun 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I highly recommend this place, I really enjoy staying there and enjoying the sunset with a cup of coffee, I really want to come back there, a very nice place that is there in the morning and evening, I swear the atmosphere is really cool, if you come here Central Sulawesi, don't forget that there is the most beautiful island in Ampana
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Phil M wrote a review May 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
This private island resort is just amazing! Can fully recommend it to everyone traveling to Indonesia! The owner Thomas built a beautiful resort. There are many activities to do on the island and Thomas is taking care of all guests. Many thanks
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Martin B wrote a review May 2022
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This is the best place you want to be on earth if you want to have a real traveling experience. The hosts are amazing and very warmfull. If you travel in Indonesia, you can't miss this place! πŸοΈπŸŒ…πŸŒ„ I recommend without hesitation!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Ami G wrote a review May 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
πŸ™ŒThe best place for "healing" 😍😍 Sometimes life doesn't give you what you want, not because you don't deserve it, but because you deserve so much more. B.E.A.C.H.: Best Escape Anyone Can Have. 😌🏝️
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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iis oktris joe wrote a review May 2022
1 contribution2 helpful votes
we visited here just one night.. its like our own home at out own island, the services are great, the foods are delicious n the owner is very friendly n humble.. refresh, reworth it.. i guaranted. πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Thomas Despin, Owner at Reconnect Island Resort
Responded 14 May 2022
Hey Joe, and thank you so much for your stay with us. Really grateful you had a great time at Reconnect! If there's anything we can improve for your next stay on Buka Buka Island, please feel free to let us know. See you very soon! :) Thomas & Elvi
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Julien G wrote a review May 2022
Berlin, Germany5 contributions1 helpful vote
Buka Buka Island is an incredible piece of remote paradise, in the middle of Central Sulawesi. After following the journey of how Thomas Despin built this resort at the door of the Togean Islands, I always wanted to go and experience living there. I went there with my girlfriend, and it was far beyond our expectations. This island has so much more to offer than what you can see on the pictures. At night, a millions stars in the sky, and just as many blinking phytoplancton in the ocean. The locals are mostly Bajau people, who happily share their unique fishing technique of speargun fishing in apnea (called "pana" here). Thomas and his wife, Elvi, always did their best to help with any arrangement we needed to get there, and they helped make our stay an incredible island experience we will never forget. We stayed for 2 weeks, but honestly, even 1 month wouldn't be enough. We'll definitely come back for our next holidays!…
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 14 May 2022
Hi Julien, and thank you for the thorough review! Glad you enjoyed your experience on Buka Buka Island, and especially the traditional fishing experience with the Bajau. We'd be delighted to have you back anytime :) Take care, and see you very soon Julien! Thomas & Elvi
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US$76 - US$86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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IndonesiaSulawesiCentral Sulawesi
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