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About 7 dogs and as many cats, some in a very poor condition. Some dogs scratching, stinking as very rarely washed, often howling at night, sometimes fighting.Denied the minimum veterinary cares. At night, some howling, sleeping on the tables of the restaurant, licking the table-clothes....More
6 Thank JacquesERARD
Response from islandsylvie, Owner at Island RetreatResponded 10 September 2014
we are surprised that Jacques had written such a review, as he had stayed at the retreat for FOUR MONTHS, at over 50% discount because we had sympathy for him, an older, lone traveler. his review, we are sure, may have been motivated by other...More
I think you may be paying for the location.
Food was good, but pancakes and bread heavy and salty. Needs to be a option to buy other stuff, crisps/chocolate besides just fizzy drinks. But was given pizza and pasta which is a change from Indonesian...More
I spend here 7 nights with my boyfriend for a week of relaxing and enjoying the sun. Unfortunately, the sun didn't shine much. The retreat is lovely and the cottages a bit more basic as expected with only a bucket 'shower' and the room a...More
We did not stayed in Island Retreat (but in the close Puyalisa Cottages) but dived twice with Jez, Island Retreat's dive master. All gear was in perfect shape and Jez had always everything under control so we felt very safe. The dive site (Taupan Island)...More
Stayed 10 days - Sylvie is wonderful host. The grounds are spotless, the staff took us on an adventures everyday we requested, and there was still lot to exploring on our own. The diving was the best I had seen, probably ever. Bring mosquito repellent....More