Wakatobi Dive Resort, the Ultimate Accommodation to Enjoy the Best Diving Spot in the World


Wakatobi is a large area in Southeastern Sulawesi Province, often considered to be the ultimate best diving destination in the whole world. This is not an exaggeration because Wakatobi does have the largest marine biodiversity in the world. This place is protected by law and largely managed by Wakatobi National Park.

The view from the infinity pool of the resort. via Instagram/wakatobi_resort

Wakatobi is a portmanteau of the four biggest islands in this area: Wangi-wangi, Kaledupa, Tomia, and Binongko. The ultimate accommodation you can find in this archipelago is at Wakatobi Dive Resort. This luxury resort offers a one-stop service that will get you in and out of Wakatobi. Here is what you need to know about the resort.

The location

The location of the resort. via Instagram/wakatobi_resort

Wakatobi Dive Resort is located at Karang Island, to the east of Tomia Island. It is a secluded place, you need a special way to get there. Fortunately, you can make a reservation in Bali. Their private charter flight will transport you from Bali to their purpose-built airstrip in less than three hours, followed by a short boat ride to their resort.

Diving Spots

It is not an exaggeration when people say that there are unlimited diving spots in Wakatobi. It is simply that everywhere you choose to dive, you will find colorful and healthy marine life. The resort never claimed to cater to all dive sites in Wakatobi. However, they can get you to more than 60 spots, from the ones suitable for snorkeling to the ones that can only be reached using special equipment.

Personalized vacation

The resort’s luxury yacht, The Pelagian. via instagram/etiennesteinemann

If you have a dream holiday in your mind, you can realize it here. Whether it is for a special occasion or for personal need, you can tailor your vacation here according to your need. The resort even caters to your need even though your dream holiday might not involve diving at all. They can even help you if you want to do that in Bali. You can even get concierge services, private guides, and private drivers after you leave Wakatobi for Bali.

Comfortable accommodation

The comfortable bungalows and villas. via Instagram/wakatobi_resort

Despite its remote location, the service in this dive resort is comparable to those four or five starred hotels. You will live in a bungalow or a villa, each is very spacious and equipped with air conditioner. You will get comprehensive amenities, including high-speed satellite internet access. The rates here start from USD315 to USD1145 per night.

Delicious Food

pan-seared tina with ginger sauce at the resort. via Instagram/mybitejournal

One of the main selling points of this resort is its food. Usually, you will struggle to find decent food in a remote area. However, in Wakatobi Dive Resort, fine dining becomes a standard. Fresh ingredients and professional chef are the keys to the delicious food you can find here.

Preparing to snorkel. via Instagram/_sophiemathews

Wakatobi is definitely enjoyable in every spot. However, if you want to enjoy an all-inclusive luxurious service, you might want to stay at Wakatobi Dive Resort. Apart from providing wonderful lodging, this resort also offers you transportation and other services to make sure that you can enjoy your vacation to the fullest.