Wakatobi, Southeast Sulawesi

by - July 04, 2019

Wakatobi is a place with uniqueness and attractive natural beauty seen from all sides. Wakatobi tourism park is the name of four islands in southeast Sulawesi, namely, Wangi-wangi Island, Kaledupa Island, Tomia Island and Binongko Island. Caribbean Van Celebes is a nickname pinned to the Islands in eastern Indonesia.

The Beauty of Little Paradise in Indonesia 

Wakatobi is a place with uniqueness and attractive natural beauty seen from all sides, Wakatobi tourism park, little paradise, Wakatobi Regency

Visiting Wakatobi seems to find another "little paradise" in Indonesia, where the beauty of nature and its unique atmosphere will surely attract anyone who visits there. Wakatobi is a paradise on land and at sea for tourists.

On land we will be treated to beautiful natural scenery and coastal beaches. While under the sea, we will be more amazed by the diversity of underwater life. Indeed Wakatobi is included in the world coral triangle path, there are 6 countries that are included in this "golden triangle", stretching from South from Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia (Wakatobi, Bali, Kalimantan, Lombok and Papua), Timor Leste, Papua New Guinea and ends in the Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean. Indonesia with Wakatobi in it, is right at the center of the world's coral gold triangle.

Based on data reported from Operational Wallacea, Wakatobi has more than 750 coral species from 850 coral species in the world, more and diverse from the diversity of corals owned by the Caribbean. So, it is not wrong if we say that the beauty of the underwater world of Wakatobi is worth the wealth on the surface and land. Coupled with the richness of culture on each island that has diverse wealth.

Wakatobi has been planned by President Joko Widodo as one of the ten National Tourism Strategic Areas (KSPN) or 10 of Indonesia's Top Tourist Destinations. And here is the review

Islands in Wakatobi

Wangi-wangi Island

It is the capital of Wakatobi Regency and also a sub-district in Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia. Wangi-Wangi or can be called Wanci has an area of ​​approximately 23,359 km. Geographically divided into 14 villages. The small island islands that surround the island include Kapota Kampenaua, Timu, Sumangga, and Ottoue. Among the small island islands are only Kapota inhabited by residents. Fragrances are also surrounded by Atolls which seem to convolute, according to the people here, this Atoll is said to be said to protect Wangi-wangi if there is a underwater tectonic earthquake and a tsunami occurs


Wakatobi is a place with uniqueness and attractive natural beauty seen from all sides, Wakatobi tourism park, little paradise, Wakatobi Regency

For tourists who visit Wangi-wangi. There is a comfortable place to stay, Patuno Resort, this inn is located not far from Matahora Airport, approximately 2 Kilometers. This resort offers a stunning stretch of beach scenery, traditional architectural styles typical of coastal settlement areas made from wood. Even this resort is calculated cheap and affordable. For tourists who are interested in snorkeling and diving, don't forget to stop by at Sombu Dive, with the presence of a large statue of Napoleon Fish, this location is clearly visible to anyone. The location is in the Gulf, besides getting the beauty of an amazing island, visitors are also presented the beauty of the bluish green sea that stretches beneath it. If you visit in the afternoon, visitors will watch Sunset on the western horizon. Various spots that must be visited in Wangi-wangi include, Cemara Beach, Molii Sahatu Beach, Wungka Toliamba, Goa underwater at Kontamale, Teekosapi and Topa Mandati. Wangi-wangi is also inhabited by many Bajo, who are active in the sea and are very dependent on the ocean.

Wakatobi is a place with uniqueness and attractive natural beauty seen from all sides, Wakatobi tourism park, little paradise, Wakatobi Regency

Kaledupa Island

The island is located in the south of Wangi-wangi island in the north of Tomia island and west of Hoga island. Kaledupa consists of two parts, namely, Kaledupa covering an area of ​​45.50 Km2 and South Kaledupa 58.50 Km2. With a population of 17.113 people. There are several tourist sites that are highly recommended to visit, including Hoga Island, a small island with fascinating underwater diversity, about 15 minutes away by sea journey from Ambeua Village. Visitors can do snorkeling, diving or just sunbathing activities. Then there are also Mangrove Forests located in Laulua Village, Langge Village, Sombano Village and other Villages. Mangrove forests themselves are considered very important for the marine ecosystem around Kaledupa. In addition, there are also natural caves in the village of Sarawa that amaze anyone who visits them, the great Bente Mosque with its historical tourist charm.


Wakatobi is a place with uniqueness and attractive natural beauty seen from all sides, Wakatobi tourism park, little paradise, Wakatobi Regency

Tomia Islan

Tomia is located south of Kaledupa and east of Hoga, Tomia also consists of two parts, namely Tomia and East Tomia with an area of ​​115.00 Km2, with a population of around 15,789 inhabitants. Tourist spots that should be visited include Marimabuk, a dive site located in Waha Tomia Village, why is this place called Marimabuk? Because it's guaranteed here. The divers will surely get drunk with the beauty of the reef and the diversity of marine life under the sea. Then there is underwater cave Te'e Lahamba in Patua and Hendaopa villages in Lagole Village. Underwater cave is also used as a source of clean water by residents. Historical tourism, there is Fort Patua with its stout architecture.

Tomia with its Hondue Beach also offers exotic white sand. Even Lakota Beach, which serves local snacks / culinary delights, pampers tourists' tongues. Tomia Beach also offers the beauty of the highlands, commonly called Tomia Peak with an amazing stretch of thatch and as far as the eye can see is a blue sea that is so beautiful with its sunset.

Wakatobi is a place with uniqueness and attractive natural beauty seen from all sides, Wakatobi tourism park, little paradise, Wakatobi Regency

Binongko Island

Binongko is located in the southernmost part of the Wakatobi archipelago, with an area of ​​156.00 Km2 and a population of 13,463 people. Binongko is formed from a group of corals and as far as the eye can see we will be treated to unique coral views, there are also a number of hidden beaches namely Palahidu, Yoro, Buku, Melangka and We'e. Mangrove forests are widely spread in Popalia Village, Taipabu and Makoro. There is also Benteng Palahidu, a Fortress of Defense, and from here visitors can see the entire Wakatobi Islands. The most interesting thing in Binongko is, Batu Park, a field formed of black coral above the sea located in Walloindi Village.


Wakatobi is a place with uniqueness and attractive natural beauty seen from all sides, Wakatobi tourism park, little paradise, Wakatobi Regency

How to get there

To get to the location of Wakatobi, tourists must go through 3 stages. The first, starting from Kendari to Bau-bau by air and sea transportation. If you use air transportation, the trip is only about 1 hour drive. If you use sea transportation, it takes 4 hours more.

After arriving in the city of Bau-bau, the journey continues by using the car to Lasalimu in approximately 2 hours. After arriving at Lasalimu the journey continues to go to Wanci which is the entrance to the Wakatobi National Park Area. This trip can only use the ship with approximately 1 hour.

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