Owned by a forensic scientist who lives on site, this charming place in the Minahasa Highlands is run by a small team of dedicated staff who make you feel like an individual, not a tourist. Standards are high, and the atmosphere very special. The wooden bungalows are in a large and magical garden, with views to the nearby extinct volcano-mountains. Super-relaxing. It scores highly with our SE Asia editor, Bridgett Walters, who visited in 2009.