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Highland Resort & Nature Tours near Tomohon, North Sulawesi

A unique resort in the Minahasa Highland that offers a cool respite from the heat of Manado

Many people think of North Sulawesi as mainly being a place for diving and snorkelling. There is a lot more though! Visiting Manado and not spending some time exploring the beautiful Minahasa Highland means that you miss a good part of this area’s wonderful attractions.

The Highland Resort is the ideal place to base yourself, for however long you choose to stay with us. Our unique resort offers a cool respite from the tropical heat of the town and a quiet venue to relax and enjoy the lush vegetation and birdlife found in the Highlands.

Location: Located in Kinilow, a small village situated between Manado and Tomohon, the resort itself is set back from the main road and the bustle of the traffic. The cottages face the hills and ravine, however, we are only 20 kms from Manado and 5 kms to Tomohon.

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. Tomohon is the nearest town with shops, supermarkets, cafés, restaurants and an interesting traditional market which is well worth a visit 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.

A dramatic feature of the resort’s location is the towering 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.

Mt. Lokon

“Whenever you are looking for a true oasis of rest, beautiful flowers and nature surrounding the beauty of volcanoes, you simply have to visit the Highland Resort in Tomohon. It is a lovely, clean, nice and friendly place which just gives you everything you need on your vacation; even a nice glass of cool white wine after a day of climbing the mountains.”

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from Leiden (NL) on TripAdvisor

“We stayed for 3 nights and were extremely happy with everything. We especially enjoyed the organised trip to the Tangkoko National Park where we saw Tarsiers and Black macaques, the stop at the extremely delicious Lake Tondano Restaurant and we enjoyed exploring the area by ourselves with minibuses and the useful advice of the Highland Resort staff.”


on TripAdvisor

Highland Grand Suite

Resort & Rooms

Artistically designed furniture made of coconut wood is a feature of each room. Beauty and privacy has been achieved by terracing the front of all the units with exotic plants and flowers.

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Culture & Adventure

Nature, Adventure & Culture Tours

From active volcanoes to scenic lakes, from magnificent waterfalls to traditional markets and handicraft – the Minahasa Highland offers a wide variety of fascinating sites.

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Highland Resort sign

Rates & Info

Check here for our room rates, prices for transfers, things that are included, payment terms and other useful information.

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Highland Resort and Spa