These places look amazing for off the beaten track travel away from tourist traps…
Palu, South East Sulawesi, Indonesia
Bahubulu Island & Labengke Island, South East Sulawesi, Indonesia
Tanjung Sampara, SouthEast Sulawesi, Indonesia
…alas travel advisories warn of the recent 7.5 magnitude quake, aftershocks and tsunami in Central Sulawesi on 28 Sept 2018. Communications and transport infrastructure damaged in Palu. Central Sulawesi seems to be home to more political unrest and terrorism.
Lonely Planet suggests,
Few visitors make it to Southeast Sulawesi, but if you’re yearning to explore and have a passion for coral reefs and off-grid travel, you’ll be richly rewarded here….The top attraction is Wakatobi National Park, encompassing four main islands off the southern tip of the peninsula once known as the Tukang Besi Islands. They offer some of Indonesia’s best, and least crowded snorkelling and diving. Meanwhile, the walls of the old kraton (walled city palace)at Bau Bau on Pulau Buton are some of the most well-preserved and impressive bulwarks in the country, worthy of a side trip in their own right.