Wakatobi Dive Resort

Wakatobi Dive resort in Indonesia is a world-class eco-resort. This lovely resort is located in an incredibly varied and exciting marine environment in the south-eastern part of Sulawesi. Here you will find a perfect symphony of colors, shapes and corals that are world class. Cool, strange and odd creatures await you among the elongated and teeming with life, unspoilt and protected reefs. This very convivial resort offers to many a getaway where comfort and service are surpassed only by outstanding diving and stunning sunsets. The level of service here is truly top notch. The staff always go the extra mile with their legendary attention to detail.

Wakatobi is a multiple award-winning diving resort. It is an oasis in a world filled with stress and must. To avoid crowding and stress here at the resort, only a few dozen guests can be here at a time. In this secluded and unspoiled environment, you live on a small island in bungalows or villas. They are tastefully decorated and there are a few different options to choose from. All villas naturally have their own toilet and shower and they all have their own terrace with sun loungers outside. The villas are cooled by the sea's pleasant breezes, fans and air conditioning. Wakatobi is simply a taste of paradise and like an ear seasoned with fantastic diving.

The restaurant

In Wakatobi's own restaurant, a talented team of both Indonesian and international chefs perform culinary magic. They mainly use local ingredients and the chefs prepare a mix of local and international delicacies. Here you enjoy delicious food together with fine wines and spirits from all over the world. On the menu you will find many delicious dishes. This makes it easy to recharge after a full day of diving. The team in the kitchen will also be happy to help you meet your special diet needs. If you want vegetarian food or have any allergies, just let them know in advance and they will make sure you get at least as good food as everyone else.

The entire resort is built by local craftsmen and designed in traditional Indonesian style. Here, the entire area is part of the diving resort, which means that everyone cares about service, environment and quality. One of the most popular parts of the resort is the Jetty Dropoff Bar. It is built as a lounge and here they serve cocktails at sunset. Travelers from all over the world sit down here to chat under the starry sky.

To get to Wakatobi, you must have an overnight stay in Bali on the way there to catch their private plane. We recommend two nights on the way there and at least one night on the way home. It's to make sure you get luggage and more. Feel free to combine with days in Bali as well. There is a lot to experience there.

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  • 30 rooms with air conditioning and private bathroom
  • Private beach
  • Own restaurant and bar
  • Own diving center with a world-class house reef
  • Spa
  • Free WIFI
  • Reception open around the clock
  • Activities such as diving, snorkeling and paddling
Palm Bungalows

There are 9 cozy bungalows scattered across the resort's garden. All bungalows have a sea view, a double bed or two single beds, air conditioning, ceiling fan, minibar, towels, hairdryer, safe and terrace.

Ocean Bungalows

There are 17 lovely bungalows spread out along the resort's beach. All bungalows have a sea view, a double bed or two single beds, air conditioning, ceiling fan, minibar, towels, hairdryer, safe and terrace.

Villa family room

There are 4 family rooms which are also located in Villa Jepun and Villa Pandan. The difference is that they have a double bed plus an extra single bed. All rooms have a double bed plus a single bed, air conditioning, ceiling fan, refrigerator, minibar, sofa with coffee table, towels, bathrobe, hair dryer, TV, safe and terrace.

The diving at the resort

  • Daily boat trips
  • Own house reef with fantastic macro diving
  • More than four dozen different dive and snorkel sites

The well equipped and very well managed dive center is the base for your diving here at Wakatobi. Here you are offered everything from snorkeling to nitrox and advanced technical diving. You can also dive directly from shore here on the lovely house reef.

Your adventure begins a stone's throw from the white, powder-soft beach. Here you see dragon fish, clown fish, rays, batfish, crocodile fish, jawfish, ghost pipefish, waspfish, jacks, turtles, mandarin fish and leaf fish. There are also several species of pygmy seahorses that live by the lively and shimmering reef. Around the corner of the island you can occasionally see mandarin fish mating. Here, the reefs are overgrown with colorful soft corals, oversized horn corals, beautifully shaped sponges and fragile but beautiful sea urchins in various hues that create an intimately woven web of color and texture. At night, the dive resort's famous house reef explodes in a cascade of life and activity.

With this amazing coral reef just a few swims away and the total freedom to dive day or night, many guests choose to explore the four mile long house reef. Wakatobi is one of the world's absolute best places for land-based diving and snorkeling. From the resort, you as a guest have exclusive access to more than four dozen different dive and snorkel sites in the pristine waters that surround the island. If you are a really serious diver or UV photographer, this is a destination for you. For those who are looking to snorkel and enjoy beautiful surroundings, this is also a paradise. Wakatobi also has its own live board which you can combine with or choose as an alternative.

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Pelagian Liveaboard Wakatobi

Pelagian Liveaboard Wakatobi

Pelagian Liveaboard in Wakatobi Indonesia is a liveaboard for those looking for high quality and luxury. This 36 meter long boat takes a maximum of ten guests on board and offers a very high standard on board. Here you have some of the world's most prosperous and healthy coral reefs in the world and many say it is the best diving in the world