5 Fun and Interesting Wakatobi Tourist Destinations


There are many fun activities to do while visiting Wakatobi. One activity that should not be missed is to dive into the spectacular underwater beauty. You can use almost all of Wakatobi’s waters as a place for diving or snorkeling. Still, the most popular ones are Onemohute in Wangi-Wangi and Roma (Roma’s Reef) in Tomia. Roma’s Reef is one of the names of the famous coral group that is the busiest compared to other corals.

At a depth of 15 to 25 meters, you can see the colorful coral reefs and flock of fish swimming in the same direction and other beautiful marine animals. This spot is also quite safe enough for those of you who are just learning to dive. Then there are other interesting top 50 national parks diving locations in Tomia, Cornucopia and Coral Garden. Do not get discouraged if you cannot dive, because the natural scenery above the waters is no less beautiful to sightsee. You can snorkel or greet some of the dolphins that often appear above the surface. One of the best places to see dolphins is in Mola Raya Harbor, which can be reached in just 20 minutes by charter boat from Wanci Town, Wangi-Wangi.

In addition to diving into the underwater beauty, you can also do some of these interesting activities.

1. Enjoying Tranquility on the Beach of Hoga Island

Beach tourism destinations have become commonplace, especially in Eastern Indonesia, such as this beach on Hoga Island. The soft white sand and clear beach water will make you feel at home for a long time until you lose track of time. Hoga Island tends to be quieter when compared to other main islands in Wakatobi. The location is only separated by a little strait from Kaledupa Island, thus adding to the uniqueness of this beach.

Because it is free from light pollution, Hoga Island can also be an amazing stargazing place. Guaranteed, you will find it difficult to move on from the scenery on Hoga Island.

2. Get acquainted with the Bajo Tribe (Sea Gypsies) and Hunt for Souvenirs in Pajam Village, Kaledupa Island

On the coast of Kaledupa Island, you can find the Bajo Sampela village. The Bajo Tribe is scattered in Wakatobi, such as the Bajo Mola Tribe in Wangi-Wangi. The Bajo tribe or known historically as sea gypsies are the oldest sea nomads in Wakatobi. That is why the settlements are always in the coastal area.

Entering the mainland, Pajam Village is the oldest village in Wakatobi, where you can meet residents who produce Wakatobi woven fabrics. This fabric is perfect for your holiday gifts. More unique even, there is a village located in a mangrove forest on this island, the name is Lambo Linggae Village, which you can also visit.

3. Paradise’s Peak, Tomia’s Peak

Puncak Kahyangan or Peak of Paradise is located on Tomia Island and is a grass hill that presents a spectacular view of Wakatobi from a height. Located only 30 minutes from Usuku (East Tomia), this place is a favorite location for photographers to potrait the sunset. You can also spend the night in hilly areas and enjoy the view of Tomia’s starry sky away from the city’s light pollution. Then in the morning, you will be greeted by the view of the sunrise with its warm rays. All of these impressive experiences, of course, you can get at the Peak of Paradise.

4. Cave With Unique Freshwater Pool, Natural Baths of Hendaopa

Hendaopa Natural Baths located in Wawotimo Village, the peak of Mount Tomia is unique because it is in the form of a cave that goes into the ground. This place looks like an ordinary hole from the outside, but inside it forms a clear freshwater pool. Hendaopa Natural Baths are still not widely known by tourists, so access to this location is still very limited.

5. Bathing in a pool that makes your match easy, Kontamale Cave

Wakatobi is also famous for its natural attractions of caves and the flow of groundwater in it. There are as many as 12 caves scattered on the islands of Wangi-Wangi, Kaledupa, and Tomia. One of the popular ones is Kontamale Cave in Wanci, Wangi-Wangi. Kontamala Cave is also often referred to as Telaga Cave. The reason is, the water at the lip of the cave resembles a telaga which means lake.

Whether your trips take you on a long stroll on beaches, delicious cuisines, relaxing spas and resorts, or urban attractions, additional research will give you the best experience for your visit. Get to know more about Wakatobi by visiting Wonderful Indonesia.