The place is actually pretty nice and well-managed but the rooms are not secured against rats. We as well as all guests we talked to had rats in their rooms during the night. We did not have any food in the room but rats still nibbled on our backpacks (partially destroying them), they also destroyed my iPad charging cable. The resort should do something against it, this does not fit to the rest of the resort's standard an is not the fault of the guests. Maybe some cats would help... We could not sleep well even with everything else being nice and clean.
Furthermore, the place is run in a more commercial way than we were used to on Sulawesi. Most things are about money - e.g. you have to do the two dives during the dive trip and have to pay for two dives even if you only do one. In my opinion (and how other resorts manage their trips) one dive ist still better than none for the rosort if the boat has free seats but the resort has that commercial policy. Compared to other good dive resorts (Bunaken etc.), the dives and the euipment are quite expensive. Compared to other resorts the tours are also really expensive (50€ per person for 3 hour jungle trekking incl. transfer etc.) and private airport transfers are charged per person even though the driver is just coming for you on demand (transfer should be charged per car). The business conducts overall are unusual and a little steep compared to Sulawesi standards. Please consider that! I understand that the resort needs to make profit but some things just seem a little odd. We were also denied to use the resort's internet to receive an important email that was expected - luckily other guests were willing to help us.
It is a long way to carry your bags through the jungle to the resort, please be aware of that! There aren't any signs to show you the way through the jungle, some signs would help.
Other than that the food was good, the service nice and the beer cold.
Overall I would say that diving on Bunaken is better (and less expensive) than here in Pulisan.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In harmony with its beautiful setting of North Sulawesi, Indonesia, amongst the cliffs and amazing view of Mount Tangkoko, rises Pulisan Resort. A picturesque and simple resort, inspirationally conceived to capture the essence of the surrounding natural wonders and host the most welcome and appreciated guests with quality service. Pulisan Resort offers an impeccable setting for unique moments of adventure, excitement and memories to last a lifetime. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Pulisan Jungle Beach Hotel Sulawesi
- Pulisan Jungle Beach Sulawesi