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Unique stay in new high quality tree and jungle houses. An indonesian-european run boutique dive resort in the Togean Islands near Bomba village, Central Sulawesi. Bomba is the hidden gem of the Togean islands as it has remained unspoilt from tourism. Very easy to reach when arriving from Ampana. The daily public speed boats Hercules and Manakara bring you directly to Araya's jetty in just 40 minutes. The spacious treehouses and jungle villas have a crazy view over the Tomini Bay. They are built far away from each others providing a lot of privacy. Enjoy the sunset from your own big terrace or hang out in the dive lodge with other guests. Diving around Bomba is just pristine! Great variety of dive spots in 2 atoll reefs, the Togean barrier reef and fringing reefs. Taupan Island offers world class wall diving. WELCOME!
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beaubo wrote a review 8 Sep
Cleveland Ohio USA316 contributions213 helpful votes
After diving at nearby una una. I was told that no other part of the Togean islands could replicate the dive sites. That turned out to be kind of true. The sites around Bomba are very very good but a shade away from the excellence of una una But the resort itself was really incredible. Percharé on a bill with floor to ceiling huge windows surrounding 3/4 of the room, it was a stunning viewpoint plus a huge balcony and hammock, the room itself was quite spacious compared to Otis dive resorts in Indo and the price was startlingly reasonable. The communal dining room was a fun place to eat even though one night I was the only guest. Loys more veggie dishes than I had been exposed too and the fish and chicken dishes were equally as fresh and delicious. The dive shop is attached to the resort and the key staff person - Isran is both a professional guide and a fun new friend. The dive sites were all within 20 min on a comfortable boat and a gray and delicious lunch was brought on board when there was a 3 dive day. Captain DIdi made sure we had safe rides My thanks to Pia and Elly for helping me with the logistics of a last minute reservation and securing boats and cars and drivers. Elly was extremely eager to be of assistance and I appreciated his staying on good touch. Araya is the closest resort to the mainland Ampana so it’s logistics are somewhat less daunting than coming from the north on Gorantolo But no matter the travel challenges, it is absolutely worth it to invest your time and money for a Togean dive experience. No hesitation in crowning Araya with 5 stars
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Fani Olive wrote a review Apr 2022
Amsterdam, The Netherlands8 contributions3 helpful votes
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Originally, we had planned to only stay for a couple of days and continue island hopping. In reality, we got so hooked on Pia and Elly’s charm (😉), and Iin’s cooking, that we extended our stay to a whole week. What can I say more? There are so many things to do in this cute, cosy (gezellig) dive resort. We dived, kayak, SUP, snorkel, visited Badjo village, saw massive birds, picnicked on this beautiful island (where Elly wined and dined us- well, not literally wined, but you get it), bouldered and we were also simply relaxing (I managed to get through 3 books in a span of a week- hard for that to happen in this day and age). I can not recommend this place enough to anyone who just wants to unplug and feel in the nature. Pia and Elly and Ahmad and Iin and Didi were just amazing people who really want all of their guests to enjoy their stay and it really shines through. NOW NOW GO VISIT THEM!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Loloche wrote a review Aug 2020
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3 of us dived for the very first time with Araya Dive team, Pia and Ely. Being a bit anxious initially, Pia and Ely reassured us and allowed us to have the best experience possible. We dived along a coral wall, which was extraordinary! I totally recommend them to beginners and advanced divers.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Katherine wrote a review Aug 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom11 contributions
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This is the kind fo resort you wish you ended up in. Hidden gem with great diving spots, turquoise warm waters all around, very tasty home made food - locally sourced. Surrounded by jungle. There are 2 villages a boat ride away (or a jungle hike) if you feel like visiting a local village. Quiet, secluded, perfect. Diving was very professional and the dives themselves absolutely stunning. The instructors and owners are accommodating, full of local knowledge and they make you feel like you're in good hands. I spent my days between water activities and my hammock, finishing with a cold beer in the evening. Tree houses are definitely the best accommodation i found on the Togeans. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Ande wrote a review Jun 2020
Southern Finland, Finland1 contribution
Me and my wife stayed at Araya for 5 days. We had amazing time and felt very welcomed. The dives were very well organised and we saw so much! Divemaster Eis made us feel very comfortable and he found lots of small critters for us to photograph. The treehouse was hands down best accommodation we had on our Sulawesi trip.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Gaby wrote a review Apr 2020
Munich, Germany2 contributions1 helpful vote
We absolutely loved our stay at Araya! Superfriendly staff, always accommodating your wishes. Great diving with Is, the dive master. We loved the night dives in the house reef. So much life, especially around the wreck. The food was amazing. Mostly supertasty Indonesian food, but we were also surprised with salads and lasagna!!! That was so nice after traveling 3 weeks in Sulawesi. Araya was the highlight in our trip and we for sure will be back! Hopefully soon!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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K P wrote a review Feb 2020
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Great diving resort! All the diving spots I went to had amazing walls or overhangs and an abundance of colourful water life. I saw 5 sharks during my stay as well as countless other creatures. The equipment is in great shape, the dive master and the instructors are very professional and patient. The food is delicious, local and plenty full. Great fresh fish! The tee houses have the most incredible views - you won’t find better accommodation in the Togieans. This all combined with warm hospitality makes for an unforgettable stay.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Diana W wrote a review Feb 2020
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We came to Araya for Diving after we've been already 4 days on the Togeans on Kadidiri Island. Unfortunately the owners seem to be too busy with them self and other guests and ignored us and where really unfriendly. After asking for opportunities for diving three times they did not came back to us and left with other guests for dive trips. We got no info, no explanation and we felt really un-welcomed. The house reef in fact is dead. Snorkeling there is not what the Togeans supposed to be. On Top: An absolute outrage and WARNING to all thinking about booking Araya: The feed a wild crocodile just 100 meters right behind the house reef. Not safe and unfriendly and unresponsive for the environment as well. We left earlier because we did not want to support such unresponsive and unfriendly people. The food was so-la-la. At all we missed passion in hospitality. We wonder that the have so much good feed backs, maybe in the past it was another management. The two owners running this place now just have the Dollar Sign in there eyes and don't give a sh... about guests and their environment. Especially as a "Dive center" is is an absolutely NO-GO to feed a wild crocodile behind the cottages! Do your self a favor and book another Resort on the Togeans!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from pia_bomba, Owner at Araya Dive Resort Togean
Responded 8 Feb 2020
Hi Diana! We are so sorry to hear you felt neglected in our place. We very much enjoyed having you here. All the best and have a nice trip! Elly, Pia, Israt & rest of Araya Crew P.S. Only our dogs, cats and chicken are fed here.
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Annett13 wrote a review Feb 2020
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We spend a wonderful week at Araya! We felt at home from the first minutes we arrived there and enjoyed every second :-) The staff was very friendly, the food absolute delicious! We had much fun with Pia, Elly, our dive guide Ease and the other guests. We felt very comfortable and warmly welcomed at all time. The treehouses are very nice and with an incredible view, highly recommended! The dive sites are very beautiful, we did 2 dives a day, beautiful corals and reef walls and not much current. We really enjoyed it. Two of us did their PADI Open Water course with Elly, now they are totally addicted :-) I think it’s important to mention that Araya is mainly a dive resort, that’s what we came for. Of course you can snorkel and just relax in the hammock and read a book, without going for diving. There is also a small beach, and a jump from the jetty is also very refreshing! You can go for a short walk in the jungle as well. But one should be aware that there is not much around, no shops, no supermarkets. But a lot of wonderful and astonishing nature and peace!! That was what we were looking for. Thanks a lot to Pia and Elly for making our stay so memorable!! It felt like we were leaving friends in the end... We will for sure come back :-)
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Luis Gf. wrote a review Jan 2020
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Araya is perfect. They have a very welcoming and professional staff, the surrounding nature gives you a feeling like if it was one of the national geographic lodges of the world. Even though we had the cheapest room, it felt very comfortable because it is connected to the very cozy and quiet living and dining area. Especially as two experienced divers - and after spending 4 weeks diving all around the Togeans, we can really recommend Bomba Divers: Best diving boat in the Togeans, private dives at any time and well guided diving at any spot you wish for. Wonderful jetty with own house reef for snorkeling and diving, hosted by barracudas and a really big schools of fish. Don't miss the relaxing & exciting night dives in the bay with many critters. Everything was kept clean at all times (super clean shared bathroom) and the local food was always plenty and delicious and made with love. Only, if you are afraid of or uncomfortable with dogs, please notice you might get huge attention and time to cuddle ;) We would definitely come back to this dreamy place!
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Date of stay: August 2019
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PRICE RANGE
US$63 - US$81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Bomba Divers Lodge
LOCATION
IndonesiaSulawesiCentral SulawesiTogian IslandsBatudaka Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Araya Dive Resort Togean
What are some of the property amenities at Araya Dive Resort Togean?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Araya Dive Resort Togean?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Araya Dive Resort Togean?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Araya Dive Resort Togean have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.