A pro outfit
Pulau Pangempa, opposite Pulau Katupat T: (0813) 4117 9990
Straight opposite Katupat village, Fadhila is easily the most professionally run of all the places we saw on the Togeans -- and it shows.
Despite having just an average beach, it was booked solid for the next two weeks from when we visited. Bungalows are solid wooden freestanding affairs, with decent decks and hammocks, though they're not stilted -- rather on solid rock and cement bases. All are shaded under a row of palm trees. The restaurant is on the beach point, and the food here gets consistently good reports -- the aromas coming from the large kitchen stayed with us all the way back to Kadidiri Paradise. The coral here is mixed -- even the manager confided it "wasn't very good," but as a great consolation prize there are a bunch of large lionfish you can see off the village-facing part of the beach (near the concrete wall built into the water). The slight drop-off also hosts plenty of other fish, but the lionfish are the stars. By Togean standards, this accommodation is excellent value and reservations are close to essential.
By Stuart McDonald
Last updated on 26th May, 2014.