Elegant & luxurious, in a remote paradise in south Sulawesi, Wakatobi is beloved for many reasons by amateur & professional divers alike, not the least of which is its superb house reef.
"Another one of my all-time unbeatable favorites. Yes, I admit, there are quite a few of those on this site. But, I think I would say that of all the operations I've ever worked with, Wakatobi Resort comes as close to "perfect" as possible. The accommodation, the food (oh, my, the food!), the island, the diving operation, the incredible support that the resort gives to both the environment and the villagers on the island .... I could go on. Suffice it to say, you just can't do better than Wakatobi." .... Dominick Macan
This is a distinctly first-class experience. A spectacular house-reef lies just yards from the resort's splendid white-sand beach with multiple dive sites that never fail to amaze - and, you're in proximity to dozens of other top-notch dive sites, accessible by means of a fleet of Wakatobi's five 60-70 foot dive boats.
Also, this is home to the spectacular Pelagian liveaboard, which means you can easily combine resort & liveaboard diving on one trip. And, it's a perfect resort for non-divers.
This region is home to some of the very the finest coral gardens you'll find anywhere in the world. In addition, you'll find critters galore, representing a vast array of species and diversity.
26 Individual bungalows and villas, all with private bath, accommodate a maximum of 52 guests in remarkable luxury. The restaurant, featuring haute-cuisine, is situated in a stunning natural setting & there's a fantastic spa facility for your leisure hours.
Thanks to the philosophy allowing divers a maximum of freedom & independence (within practical limits) you'll enjoy extra time in the water at the hours you prefer. And, perhaps the icing on the cake in today's environment of concern about impact of tourism and the health of our oceans, is the Wakatobi commitment to both conservation and community. Their program is long-standing & award-winning.
Nothing but the best for you in this deluxe resort. 26 Individual bungalows and villas, all with private bath, accommodate a maximum of 52 guests in remarkable luxury.
Traditional Indonesian style graced with all the finest of modern comforts mark the hotel accommodation. With a 3 to 1 guest to staff ratio, the quality of service make will make your stay unforgettable.
The Wakatobi Villas perched on a rocky ledge with superb views, are spacious villas, great for couples looking for a bit of extra "holiday" luxury.
Select Beach Bungalows as their name implies, are beach-front accommodation and are simply gorgeous, with large decks and magnificent views.
Standard Beach Bungalows also offer ocean views, with luscious balconies. These are subject to the best breeze from the ocean, an excellent choice if you prefer to avoid air-conditioning.
Garden Bungalows are comfy cabana-style bungalows, located in a jungle setting slightly behind and in-between the front-row bungalows . Some have a partial ocean view.
All accommodation includes air-conditioning.
The list is so long that it's difficult to know where to begin, but it's important to note that this is a destination famous amongst photographers for incredible macro photography - which if course translates to a wealth of coral and small creatures.
You'll see larger creatures, too, such as turtles, sting rays, eagle rays and mantas. You'll see frogfish and soldier fish and trumpet fish. There will be bannerfish, angelfish, anemone fish, gobies, mandarin fish, lionfish, scorpion fish, cuttlefish, ghost pipefish, pygmy seahorses, lobsters, crabs, shrimps - and nudibranchs galore.
And, honestly, this is the tip of the iceberg. You'll just have to see it to believe it . . . .