Easy Arrivals

Published April 1, 2024

Travel to Wakatobi does not get any easier via a direct flight exclusively for guests of Wakatobi Resort and Pelagian Dive Yacht. Our guests tell us that our flight is one of the most significant factors that differentiates Wakatobi from other [remote] destinations. And thanks to our partnership with a top airline carrier, and a […]

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Protecting Wakatobi’s Coral Kingdom

Published March 4, 2024

A brief story of Wakatobi’s landmark conservation initiative It’s no secret that marine environments around the world face threats from human activity and that protections are needed to ensure the continued health and survival of coral reefs and other underwater ecosystems. For many years, it was thought that the only solution would be to limit […]

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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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Discovering Wakatobi Beyond the Beach

Published February 28, 2024

White-sand beaches flanked by palm trees and washed by cerulean waters. It’s standard fare for tropical island dreams. But sometimes, the beach is just the beginning, especially at Wakatobi. The Resort delivers a full share of sand, sun, palms, and ocean vistas packaged into a boutique vacation experience with five-star service, fine dining, and plenty […]

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Say Ahh to the Spa

Published January 3, 2024

From the moment you arrive, every aspect of Wakatobi Resort encourages relaxation. You can start the day with morning coffee on an ocean-view porch or deck, spend the day immersed in warm waters while drifting over colorful coral reefs, savor gourmet meals in a beachfront setting, and end the evening at the jetty bar, enjoying […]

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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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Wakatobi’s Turtle Beach Bungalows

Published November 17, 2023

Wakatobi’s New Turtle Beach Bungalows combine stunning beach and ocean views with extra elbow room. If you’ve ever said “I need my space,” then Wakatobi’s newest bungalows are for you. Set amidst the palms and other foliage on their namesake beach, Turtle Beach Bungalows are a jumbo-sized take on our popular Ocean Bungalows and include […]

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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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A Family First

Published August 3, 2023

Diving into new adventures at Wakatobi Resort Annalisa Doedens had witnessed many wonders of the underwater world—but only from the surface. Together with her husband and sons, she had snorkeled with whale sharks in Mexico, visited the Great Barrier Reef, shadowed sea turtles in Sipadan and taken in the reefs of the Maldives. But it […]

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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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