RESORT

Private Moments

Published June 25, 2014

Wakatobi Dive Resort is located in a remote and pristine corner of the world. The setting is ideal for reflection and relaxation, and it’s intimate design allows guests to enjoy both private time and convivial socialization. Some of these experiences are best when shared, but others can be quite personal, and even intimate. These can range from morning beach walks to evenings under the stars, and can also include a number of special experiences made possible by the resort staff. We invite you to indulge your imagination and join us on some of these private and very memorable moments that […]

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Wakatobi’s Turtle Nursery

Published May 29, 2014

When Mother Nature needs a bit of help, Wakatobi’s caring staff play surrogate parent to sea turtles. Sea Turtles can live to be 100 years old, but most don’t survive their first few days. In the wild, the tiny hatchlings typically encounter a gauntlet of predators as they hatch and make their way from beachside nests to open water, and they remain especially vulnerable those first few months of life. When nature is in balance, this attrition is a normal part of the circle of life. But when turtles become threatened by factors such as habitat loss, or predators like […]

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The Villa Life

Published March 25, 2014

Recent upgrades and private dive services make a stay at Wakatobi’s villas better than ever Cloistered at the far end of the beach, the Wakatobi Villas provide guests with an extra degree of privacy and spaciousness, along with magnificent waterfront views and additional personalized services. For Mike and Gina Leisten, a stay at Villa One proved to be the perfect setting for a very special occasion. Wakatobi’s villas are nestled at the north end of the resort. Villa One has two private bedrooms each with full shower rooms.  photo by Didi Lotze The perfect choice for a special occasion “I am […]

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A Day in the Bay

Published February 4, 2014

It’s day three of your five-day cruise on the Pelagian dive yacht, and you’re looking forward to a type of diving you’ve read about, but not yet experienced. This trip began with a stay at Wakatobi dive resort, where you logged more than two-dozen dives on some amazing reefs and walls. By the end of the week, you could have flown home happy, but instead you opted for a second helping and added a cruise on Pelagian to expand your horizons and experience Wakatobi’s more distant islands and reefs. Follow along for a taste of this Pelagian experience, and enjoy the cruise! […]

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Sunrise to Sunset

Published December 10, 2013

Wakatobi guests Allan Saben and Erik Schlögl share a sample of their images taken one day – from sunrise to sunset, during a visit to Wakatobi. Enjoy this photo essay and learn about some of Wakatobi’s interesting marine life subjects.   It’s a new day on the coral reef and the first dive on the house reef begins as the sun rises slowly overhead. It’s a peaceful moment, as the creatures of the night find their niche to sleep off their nocturnal activities, while the creatures of the day slowly wake up and rise. As the sun comes up, Erik […]

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Vicariously Yours

Published October 26, 2013

“Wakatobi is the perfect backdrop of casual elegance and refined service. It is an idyllic place where creatures great and small co-mingle in harmony.”  Adrienne DeAngelis, Dec 2013 No description or photo can fully capture the adventure and magic that is Wakatobi. But you can enjoy a tantalizing taste of what awaits by being our guest for a “virtual slice of life” at the resort. So relax, follow along and let your mind wander while you visualize one perfect day at Wakatobi. A restful night’s sleep finds you eager to rise and greet the day. It’s just a few barefoot […]

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A Natural Attraction

Published October 12, 2013

Divers have no problem imagining the perfect tropical retreat: A place where warm, clear water covers pristine reefs teeming with abundant and diverse marine life; where seas are calm, with little more than a ripple, and dive sites are just a stone’s throw from luxurious accommodation and delicious meals. And, of course, it’s all within magnificant natural suroundings that both inspire and relax the soul. But the reality of finding such an idyllic resort settting is not always so easy. Traveling to many remote tropical destinations can be a difficult and time-consuming process, and distance no longer guarantees an undisturbed […]

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Sharing the Experience

Published June 12, 2013

A great holiday experience is like a great image: When everything comes together and all the details fall in line you will see and understand each moment’s place and time. Nature photographer Marcus Lindenlaub and his family shared some photos taken during their stay in Wakatobi. Marcus captured their unique experiences with images while also enjoying a family holiday and involving everyone in the creative fun.   Balancing the wishes and needs of a family of divers, snorkelers, kids and spouses, photographers and non-photographers can be a challenge. We found that Wakatobi is an ideal choice, as both the setting […]

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Diving with a Family

Published June 6, 2013

by Wandy Hochgrebe Underwater Australasia Once you have had an amazing time somewhere it always worries me to want to go back. Will it be as good as the first time? Will things have changed? Have things stayed the same, but you have changed? Well, things definitely have changed. In the eight years since we enjoyed the Wakatobi experience we had undergone a transformation and so had our destination. Wakatobi is located on the very Southeastern tip of Sulawesi, which is the part of Indonesia just above Bali. The flight from Denpasar, Bali to Tomia Island is now a direct […]

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Wakatobi: Nothing Else Comes Close

Published May 25, 2013

Remote, unspoiled, luxurious, intimate, eco-friendly, unique—these are just some of the words guests used to describe Wakatobi Dive Resort. Far from crowds and cities, yet surprisingly civilized, Wakatobi combines five-star amenities with a pristine natural environment; a pairing that has secured its reputation as one of the best resorts in the world. Over the years, Wakatobi has evolved from a simple, remote diving outpost into a world-class property that offers the highest levels of comfort and service, set against a stunning natural backdrop that encompasses one of the finest and most diverse underwater ecosystems on the planet. Wakatobi operates on […]

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