6 Interesting Nature Tourism Destinations in Wakatobi

Have you ever felt bored and wanted to ‘escape’ for a moment from your routine, accompanied by clear seas and blue skies? If the answer is yes, then you need to visit Wakatobi Island, southeast of Sulawesi, precisely in the middle of the Banda Sea. There are 4 main islands: Wangi-Wangi, Kaledupa, Tomia, and Binongko (Wakatobi). This place is a paradise for diving lovers, and the Wakatobi ocean is also home to the most beautiful coral reefs in Indonesia.

However, Wakatobi is not just a diving destination. You can still enjoy the wealth of nature, culture, and the friendliness of the people there. Starting from various traditional villages, ancient relics, to unspoiled forests can be found there. Come on, see interesting places on Wakatobi Island that you can visit!

  1. Wakatobi National Park

This paradise for diving lovers has 750 of the total 850 coral species in the world. It is not surprising that marine tourism has become a mainstay of tourist activity in the Wakatobi Archipelago National Park. Not only clusters of coral and various types of fiat fill under the sea, but Wakatobi Island has loyal ‘guests’ who make the waters there become their playground, sperm whales. Herds of these animals usually begin to be seen in November when the waters of Wakatobi are warmer than the seas in other parts of the world. In addition, you can also find manta rays which are only found in tropical waters. Surrounded by a 600 km long beach, this natural tourist spot on Wakatobi Island has great potential if its existence is maintained.

  1. Moramo Waterfall

This waterfall has about 100 meters and is a stepped waterfall, with more than seven primary and 60 small levels. You can soak and swim in some of the natural pools there are based on granite rocks. The scenery feels even more special with the rainbow colors emanating from the flowing water foam. In addition, the limestone area that is there makes the stone walls not slippery because it is difficult for moss to grow so that you can climb it. Nature tourism on Wakatobi Island is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Indonesia and an area with the largest marble content in the world. So, let’s plan your trip to Wakatobi Island from now on.

  1. Roma

Among hundreds of dive spots in Wakatobi waters, some places fascinate local and foreign divers, including Coral Garden, Cornucopia, House Reef, and Rome.

One of the favorite divers is Roma, which is in the waters of Tomia Island. Rome is famous for its thousands of stunningly colored marine life. Once you enter this diving area, you will be surrounded by red-tooth triggerfish and schools of other colorful fish. Not only that, but the seaweed here also shows off its beautiful colors. Don’t worry, and beginners will be helped to feel this experience.

  1. Pajam Island

Pajam Village is the oldest village of Wakatobi weavers located on Kaledupa Island. The village, which is also believed by the community to be the origin of the civilization of the Kaledupa Kingdom, is an area that produces Wakatobi handicrafts such as woven fabrics and exotic souvenirs. This place is famous for Palea Fort, one of the most visited tourist attractions when visiting Kaledupa Island. In Pajam Village, you can also see some girls learning to weave with their mothers before their wedding or in their 20s. This activity is carried out so that weaving skills are passed on to the children and grandchildren of Pajam Village from generation to generation. You can buy this signature fabric as a gift or for your use. Guaranteed your clothes will be the most unique in Thailand.

  1. Taduno Beach

Taduno Beach is a hidden beach located at the tip of the headland of Kaledupa Island, precisely in Sombano Village, Kaledupa District, Wakatobi Regency, Southeast Sulawesi. Because of its hidden location, this beach is often forgotten by tourists. However, this beach has a natural charm that is so stunning with white sand and a stretch of bright blue ocean. Taduno Beach is suitable for those of you who like light waves to play with or just sunbathe on the beach. The perfect place to enjoy some alone time.

  1. Gua Lake in Pulau Wangi-Wangi

In addition to amazing marine tourism, Wakatobi Island also has a series of no less captivating caves. The cave lake on one of the islands called Wangi-Wangi offers its charm with clear and clean water. Some of the famous cave lakes are Air Goa Kontamale and Air Goa Tee Kosapi. These places can be accessed by car or motorbike about 15 minutes from downtown Wanci, Wangi-Wangi sub-district. Although this cave belongs to the local government, residents often use the water as a water source. For those of you who like adventure, you can explore the vastness of this cave in which there are springs and stalagmites, and stalactites adorn the walls of the cave. What are you waiting for? Come on, make your itinerary to Wakatobi from now on.

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