This is a brilliant resort for enjoying bird life, walks and stunning scenery. Highland Resort & Nature Tours is situated within a leafy hillside just outside the city of Tomohon. This laid back hotel is only a short drive away from the hiking trails and stunning views at Mount Lokon. The interior has wonderful wooden panelled walls and each room comes fully equipped with a TV, en-suite bathrooms, shared terraces and complimentary Wi-Fi. Upgraded rooms feature tea and coffee making facilities whilst upgrading to a cottage gets a private terrace and a seating area. The suites add mini fridges. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast served each morning.

At an altitude of 650 metres above sea level, The Highland Resort’s cooling mountain climate will suit those still aclimatising to the tropical heat of Indonesia. Make sure you bring a jumper as it can be a bit chilly for some. Tomohon is the nearest town with small local shops and an interesting traditional market which is well worth a visit early in the morning. All manner of fruit, vegetables, spices and household items are on sale. Keep an eye out for the skinned bats or rats, a local delicacy.

The resort’s location offers fantastic views of the volcanoes of Lokon and Mahawu. The volcanic soil of the area provides the lush vegetation surrounding the resort and the region produces most of the vegetables and flowers supplied to Manado.