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Wakatobi Hoga Diving

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The traditional cottages are built on stilts facing the beach and the sea, each with their own balcony and hammock for relaxing. On the beach there are also hammock areas where guests can read a book, meet for a cold beer and watch spectacular sunsets. The resort has electricity from 6pm till 10pm. Two rooms share one traditional mandy bathroom with water from the well. Often served on the beach, meals are varied and generous and are made with fresh ingredients including the catch of the day brought in by the local fishermen. Wia’s chips and spaghetti are famous as well as her traditional Indonesian dishes! When not diving, Hoga Island also offers other activities such as exploring around the island, a visit to the local sea nomad village, a trip by motorbike on nearby Kaledupa Island. We also have a small library of books in various languages as well as marine life reference books. The dive sites are all within a short boat ride from the Resort and include fantastic pinnacles, ridges, walls, ledges and overhangs which together, make this an unforgettable, underwater paradise. Due to Hoga Island’s remote location we do not have to compete with other divers for nice quiet dive sites and, whatever the weather, there is always a great choice of varied locations. Asrul, our local dive guide has a great eye for the small creatures on the reef, easily finding creatures such as pygmy sea horses and the orangutang crab in the bubble coral. Some sites have a superabundance of fish, where you can hang out at the end of your dive at 6 meters in utter bliss.
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Hidden Gems - Rules-Based
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Matahora Airport25 km
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

The Wakatobi Hoga Diving Resort is a very special place. The resort is located on the west shore of the Hoga Island, which allows to spot legendary sunsets from the comfortable hammocks that are spread along a small beach of white sand (the beach continues...More

2  Thank RafaM1285
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

We stayed almost a week, but could easily have stayed way longer. What a nice, quiet and magnificent place. No roads, no traffic and in only a few steps you'll find yourself on the beach. We had a warm welcome and all week it felt...More

1  Thank lorettelentelink
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Such a beautiful isolated island.Beautiful waters,great to snorkle and dive.You can also meet the seagypsies who live close by.They are known for been able to be underwater up to even 14 min.Its absolutely amazing to watch.If you need peace n quiet,that is the place.

2  Thank Stina K
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

We felt like in paradise on this small island in the simple bungalows with friendly owner and staff. The beach and the coral reef are amazing. It's perfect for snorkeling and diving. The food was good as well. Just let you know that even in...More

2  Thank Itchy-Feet_AundM
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

I discovered this place on the internet on a travel blog and it was a real find. I traveled from jakarta to Wangi Wangi with stop at Kendari with batik air and wings air. arrival at wangi wangi took the ferry to kaledupa and then...More

2  Thank N2648FEmariac
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cucaracha86
29 December 2016|
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Response from thenextman | Property representative |
Hi! There is no phone or internet service on the island. The best way to get in touch and make bookings is by email. Thanks!
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Judy S
19 December 2015|
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Response from thenextman | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Expect some mosquitos in the morning and evening - as anywhere in Asia - but they are really not bad. Take a repellent and they won't bother you. There is no malaria in the Wakatobi area.
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"Near the beach"
christinechristine65
27 Nov 2017
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"Nice beach view. Great diving. Go diving there!"
cynthia189
11 Sep 2017
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"choose the room in front of the beach view"
oshinhernis
9 Jun 2017
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"Ask for one of the two bungalows in the first row..."
188danielv
27 Aug 2016
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PRICE RANGE
US$28 - US$44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Hoga Island Dive Resort
LOCATION
IndonesiaSulawesiSouth East SulawesiHoga Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
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