Finding a Favorite Place at Wakatobi

Published February 28, 2024

In January of 2024, Richard and Candace Oberschulte celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary with a trip to Wakatobi. They were first-time guests of the resort, spending two weeks in one of Wakatobi’s oceanfront Villas and devoting their days to snorkeling and free diving with a private guide. At the culmination of their trip, they also […]

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Protecting what we love

Published December 2, 2023

2024 marks the 28th anniversary of Wakatobi Resort. The years have been good to us, as we have grown from a simple diving outpost to a premier resort destination. But even more inspiring is the story of how a simple idea grew into one of the world’s most successful privately-managed reef protection programs. Though the […]

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Diving Your Way

Published September 20, 2023

Novice, enthusiast or fanatic? Leader, follower, or soloist? Whatever your scuba diving style, you are welcome to dive your way at Wakatobi Resort. Thanks to the combination of a diverse underwater landscape and an expert and accommodating dive team, guests are never subjected to a one-size-fits-all diving experience and can create underwater experiences tailored to […]

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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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Wakatobi Villas Elevate the Vacation Experience

Published August 30, 2023

A Wakatobi Villa provides guests with an extra degree of privacy and spaciousness, along with magnificent ocean views, amazing snorkeling and diving experiences, and additional personalized services.  Wakatobi is an idyllic small-island resort set in the pristine waters of central Indonesia’s Banda Sea. It is known as one of the world’s premier diving and […]

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Discovering A Shallow Water Paradise

Published July 7, 2023

Discover the adventures while snorkeling at Wakatobi Anticipation builds as the charter flight descends toward Wakatobi Resort’s private airstrip. Through the aircraft’s window, you catch glimpses of a shoreline where coral formations are clearly just below the surface of clear turquoise water. As an avid snorkeler, you treasure those rare destinations where vibrant marine ecosystems […]

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Horses of a different color

Published April 10, 2023

Pygmy seahorses are animals that few people have been lucky enough to see, let alone witness mating or giving birth. But at Wakatobi, divers are granted this pleasure all the time. Follow along to learn about these unique and rare animals, and why Wakatobi is one of the best places on earth to see them. Though you […]

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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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Wakatobi’s Shallow Water Paradise

Published January 11, 2023

Wakatobi is known as one of the world’s premier dive destinations. But as a growing number of guests have discovered, you don’t need to don SCUBA gear to experience the magic of the surrounding reefs. That’s because many of the same sites that wow divers are equally delightful when explored at snorkeling depths. The appeal […]

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Arrivals and Departures: Wakatobi Guest Flight and More

Published December 14, 2022

Years ago, a journey to a remote destination such as Wakatobi might require a week or more of travel time. With our Wakatobi Guest Flight connecting us to Bali and the world, most of our guests need only add a couple of days to their vacation schedule to accommodate their arrival and departure at the […]

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