In 2019, after 3 years of living in Bali, a friend invited me on a journey to Central Sulawesi, where I discovered the remote Buka Buka Island.
Instantly, it awoke in me this childhood dream of living on a private island "one day". And I realized this day, maybe that day.
I decided to create a place where anybody could come and live an authentic island experience. Away from today's noise, distraction and chaos.
Today, I live there with my Indonesian wife, where we host travelers from all around the world, and share with them our little piece of paradise.
Developing an Eco Resort on a remote island
Buka Buka is 30 min off te coast of Ampana, a medium-sized city of the Tojo Una-Una in Central Sulawesi.
Before Reconnect Island resort development, there were no permanent residents on the island and this means that there was also no infrastructure whatsoever. This blank canvas was an opportunity to build a place with a vision, a comfortable accomodation nestled in nature with te lowest impact possible on the eco system.
Here below are some of the challenges we have tackled to make te vision come true, and open te doors of our Eco Resort to guests from all around the world.
Showcasing the potential for
Eco Tourism in Central Sulawesi
At Reconnect Eco Resort we believe in the potential of regenerative eco-tourism to improve our future. If you come visit us in Central Sulawesi, and want to explore other eco-resorts in the Togean Islands, here are a few options of places with a similar vision.
Feel free to contact us if you want to visit them, we'll be happy to arrange the trip and facilitate your island hopping experience in paradise.