The Pelagian Difference

Published April 15, 2024

To expand their diving horizons and take in a greater area of the Wakatobi Regency, guests of Wakatobi Resort can board the dive yacht Pelagian for week-long cruises that take in offshore reefs and pinnacles, walls, coral atolls, and the exceptional muck diving sites of Pasarwajo Bay on Buton Island. As you might expect from […]

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A Destination of Choice

Published September 8, 2023

Poet Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote, “It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.” Of course, Mr. Emerson never had to deal with taxi lines, baggage restrictions, and tight flight connections. And neither will you if the destination is Wakatobi Resort. “Exceptional service that takes into consideration every need. If you need help with anything they […]

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The Villa Life

Published March 25, 2023

New additions and private dive and snorkel services make a stay at a Wakatobi Villa better than ever. “Wakatobi has been the best vacation ever.” Gina Leisten posted this message to social media while sitting on the deck of a Wakatobi Villa enjoying the sunset. Gina came to the resort with her husband Mike in […]

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Cruising Comforts

Published November 3, 2022

What five-star service means to Pelagian’s crew The Pelagian carries divers to some of the most fertile underwater landscapes on the planet. For this reason alone, many consider it to be one of the world’s best liveaboard diving experiences. From the spacious cabins to the fine cuisine and the personal attention of the Wakatobi dive […]

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What Lies Beyond

Published September 17, 2022

A cruise on Pelagian Dive Yacht reveals the full riches of the Wakatobi National Park Wakatobi’s marine preserve encompasses some of the finest coral reefs in the world. You could spend a lifetime exploring and enjoying its abundant diversity of marine life. And yet, even with this plethora of underwater opportunities, which begin right at […]

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Only on Pelagian

Published August 23, 2022

The Pelagian brings divers to some of the most fertile underwater landscapes on the planet. From its base at Wakatobi Dive Resort, our 35-meter luxury dive yacht embarks on cruises along the outer reefs and atolls of the Wakatobi Archipelago, and to the southern coast of Buton Island. This itinerary encompasses sites ranging from exciting […]

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Postcards from Pelagian

Published May 2, 2022

It’s the stuff of daydreams: A luxurious yacht that carries you away to remote and pristine coral reefs; an attentive crew; sumptuous meals; spacious accommodations and a rare opportunity to visit places few will ever have the chance to experience and enjoy. At Wakatobi, it’s easy to turn this dream into a reality. All you […]

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Returning with the Kids

Published May 6, 2020

Once I have had an amazing time somewhere I’m never sure whether or not to return. Will it be as good as the first time? Will things have changed? Well, in the eight years since we enjoyed Wakatobi Resort, we had undergone a transformation–and so had our destination. This remote corner of paradise had gotten […]

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Why we love Wakatobi

Published December 30, 2019

Our guests share some of the many reasons why they appreciate and celebrate our resort Everyone appreciates receiving a sincere “attaboy” and we’re no different at Wakatobi. We always value the compliments and positive reviews our guests provide and are flattered to note that words like “best” and “favorite” often pop up when they recall […]

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Pelagian liveaboard, Beyond the Muck

Published December 7, 2017

Cruises aboard our luxury liveaboard take in a broad range of underwater adventures Many of our guests add an extra dimension to their diving holiday by combining time at Wakatobi with a liveaboard cruise on the Pelagian. This 115-foot/35m luxury dive yacht departs from the resort to travel through a broader swath of the bio-diverse […]

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