Bridgett Walters, our SE Asia editor, stayed here in 2009 and recommends this miniature resort with 15 bungalows for its panache and private atmosphere. It’s on an offshore island, near Manado, and run by a Danish diving expert who is devoted to educating the locals on how to preserve the coral reef. She?s a hands-on manager (except when away attending international marine conferences) who ensures high standards. Beautiful bedrooms use mainly wood for a natural feel; gleaming bathrooms. Needless to day, the diving is world class.