Amatoa Resort's oceanfront bungalows are built into a cliff on the southern most tip of Sulawesi - close to a truly picturesque little village, named Bira.
If you are looking for adventure, if you like to explore new holiday destinations far away from mass-tourism - but at arrival you prefer to be surprised by luxury, style and a beautiful nature, then you are perfectly right at Amatoa Resort!
The Boutique Resort under Spanish-Austrian Management is enchanting it's guests with 7 individual and creatively designed Bungalows. You sleep in a fishermen boat converted to a cozy double bed, a four-poster bed artistically carpentered out of antique baroque wood or a white marble bed with big Arabic style mosquito nets.
The rooms are very spacious (in average 50 m2) with grand scale bathrooms (around 20m 2 ). The bathrooms are partly open and you should not be surprised to find next to the shower a big tree with pink or white blossoms growing through the roof.
This reflects the spirit of the Resort: to integrate the natural beauty of the landscape into the architecture, wild rocks of the cliff are combined with white marble; the rooms are decorated with artifacts and unusual stranded goods, on the walls statues and paintings lovingly collected from all over Indonesia.
Located on the south most trip of Sulawesi, Amatoa Resort is the first and only Hotel cmplex at high International standard in this region, From Bali it takes by plane around 1 hour plus 4 hours by car from the airport Ujung Pandang/ Makasar down to the cape of Bira.
Sulawesi has a lot to see, so think about the possibility of to combine you stay in the south with famous destinations in the north such as Manado and Lembeh Strait or Tanah Toraja in the center.
Undisturbed bathing fun is guaranteed through the Resort's ocean front position. Two staircases lead directly into the turquoise-blue water . The directly in front of the cliff located reef is waiting for snorkelers and divers with countless colorful fishes and corals. The Resort has it's own Dive Center to organize boat trips to the best dive spots in the surroundings.
On request dive equipment can be rented.
The 17m long swimming poll will tempt to an early morning swim, sometimes even before the tropical breakfast. More relaxed a day cannot begin.
Trips to villages or close by islands can be organized at any time.
One of the favorites is a 20 minutes boat ride to Liukau Island where the shy but very friendly inhabitants sell beautiful hand woven Sarongs (materials). Don't miss to visit the famous boat builders in Tanah Beru, where they are building amazing big and beautiful wooden ships (see www.moanacrulsing.com). Indirect name giver of the resort, the "Ammatoa Village", surprise with a very strange tradition : all inhabitants wear solely black clothes.
Also to mention are the pristine white sandy beaches, the friendly people of the surrounding villages and the incredible sunsets, which you spend ideally with a cold fruit cocktail in your hand at the terrace.
Last but not least one sentence to the night sky over Bira: Because not only romantic honeymooners recognized it- in Bira you are a little bit closer to the stars.