This was hands down our best vacation ever! Yes, the destination in itself is dreamlike and exclusively unique; however way beyond that is the amazing staff who work there who truly go above and beyond to make sure that guests have the most memorable experience...More
Hello Honu_Ohana, These are very popular questions, so I'm glad that you have asked! On the island we have never had an incident of any mosquito borne disease such as dengue, malaria or other. Since we are so far removed... More
Hello Honu_Ohana, These are very popular questions, so I'm glad that you have asked! On the island we have never had an incident of any mosquito borne disease such as dengue, malaria or other. Since we are so far removed from any large population and our closest neighbour is the village 14km away, it is extremely difficult for contaminated mosquitoes to arrive to the island. It's best to exercise caution depending on the areas in Indonesia that you visit before or after your visit to Misool and some of our guests do choose to take malaria pills for this reason. Around the island we do our very best to control the mosquito population by ensuring that there aren't any receptacles to hold stagnant water, clearing away leaf litter, keep plenty of lemongrass around the property, and keeping our fresh water storage is covered. We also provide a variety of mosquito repellents in the rooms and sell natural mosquito repellents in our shop. These practices keep the mosquito population in relatively low numbers and we will normally only have a few visitors right around dusk and dawn. The months that tend to be a little bit breezier are also great for having less mosquitoes since it's too difficult for them to be flying around. September, October, May and June we generally have winds blowing from the South so this would be a great time to enjoy a South Beach Villa. The wind does make surface conditions a little bit choppier for snorkeling though, so if your preference if for calm water then perhaps it would be best to visit anytime from October through to May, with the best visibility being in February and March. Though with great visibility, this normally means that there are less nutrients in the water and so less creatures feeding. With each change, a different outcome and something new to observe! I hope that we get to welcome you to Misool soon!