Wakatobi Dive Resort has been operating since 1995, and in all that time, we've strived to actively
capture guest feedback, improve upon problem areas, and to deliver the best possible dive experience in
the world. There have been bumps along the way, but in the end, positive guest comments give us the
greatest satisfaction, especially when everything goes right!
| ||"Fantastic food & staff in the restaurant. Very knowledgeable dive masters and wonderful crew on dive boat, made diving super easy. We loved our cabin and it was kept very clean and tidy. It would be nice to return to dive sites preferred by divers. One visit is not enough to some of the most beautiful during a weeks stay. The quality of the coral reefs is amazing. Reminds us of dives made 30 years ago.
Bob and Jane Goble - April 2013
| ||"Wakatobi has been on my bucket list for 10 years and a return visit is back on my new bucket list.
John Coleman - April 2013
| ||"Great food, great people, great warm water, staff could not be friendlier and great coral.
John and Lynn Traff - April 2013
| ||"We were happy to see the continuing improvements in the facilities, staff and all aspects of the resort. The food is even better than imagined, appreciate the warm welcome from all. Always enjoy working with the efficient Wakatobi office in Bali. Look forward to a return; 4th in hopefully a couple of years. Dive DEMs were excellent, dining room staff best ever, enjoyed the excellent spa service, Lilie is a good therapist.
Bev and Buz Nason - April 2013
| ||"The resort is wonderful and the staff professionalism is beyond reproach. Everyone was so kind and helpful. The food was delicious and varied and I really appreciate the appropriate portion sizes. Everything I sampled was fresh and tasty, not to mention healthy! The rooms are spacious, comfortable and well appointed (nice amenities) - I stayed in cabin 16. The talks were informative and well illustrated. And last but not least - our Dive Experience Manager was fantastic at finding camouflaged things and he was an utter pleasure to be around.
Carolyn Tyler - April 2013
| ||"Everyone knows my name. All have smiles, extremely helpful both at the diving hall and dive operations.
Cody and Chris Martin - April 2013
| ||"Our trip to Wakatobi exceeded our expectations. The level of service commitment to guest satisfaction and dive organization is phenomenal. It was a wonderful experience and we expect to be back. It is like a luxury smorgasbord for scuba divers. Stuff yourself with underwater delights!
David Fry - April 2013
| ||"The airport experience was excellent, great service. Check in on the island fast and very well delivered. Food and service was amazing. Housekeeping did a brilliant job. Fantastic diving, the guides are very experienced and good humor. The diving was the best part of the holiday. Overall a lovely place, people and service. Dont tell anyone, its our special piece of paradise. We will be back!
Paul and Geraldine Wyatt - April 2013
| ||"Andy and I have been wanting to visit Wakatobi for about 10 years. We have been on your website, enjoyed the comments from others, but nothing compares to the personal experience. This is a dream vacation. The staff, especially Jimmy and Robert are so accommodating. We have enjoyed our experience and will be back for another trip. We will not wait for another 10 years. Thanks for the trip of a lifetime. Best overall experience in the world."|
Andy and Carolyn Gilb - April 2013
| ||"You have created the ultimate diving experience. Your facility is only surpassed by your incredible staff. No matter what the request - your "|
Tom and Val Durkin - April 2013
| ||"Terrific diving and great people - had a wonderful time! Excellent food - a nice surprise. We are trying all sorts of local things we have never eaten. Rooms are cozy with a nice porch, lounge chairs and hammock. Gardens well kept. Everything well maintained. Staff gets 5 stars. Fantastic diving, attentive / friendly staff, wonderful food, beautiful setting - you could not ask for more! Perfect vacation - we are lovin it!
Barbara and David Bray - April 2013
| ||"Fabulous experience! The staff could not be nicer, our room was perfect. Our friends loved the huge outdoor shower. The diving and the staff are exceptional!
Tom and Stephanie Walley - April 2013
| ||"I used to describe Wakatobi as a wonderful once in a lifetime diving experience. I wound up liking Wakatobi even more on my second and hopefully not last visit. The reefs are still the most spectacular I have seen, the food is even better and although I did not think is was possible, the staff are even more knowledgeable and pleasant. We stayed for 10 days and it just does not feel like long enough. Cannot wait to come back! If you think you have experienced all diving has to offer, just try the Wakatobi fluo dive. An incredible, psychedelic, unique and thought - provoking experience. Awesome!
Tom and Michele Mattioni - April 2013
| ||"Again an incredible experience. Sempurna!! From the beautiful reefs to the dive masters concern for experience and safety all was great. An over-the-top under-the-water experience. Beautiful reefs, great people, super comfortable lodging and the best dive boats I have ever been on.
Alan Blaustein - April 2013
| ||"Everything was beyond perfect. The staff as usual was fantastic. We appreciated the additional ease of handling of our dive equipment even easier than 2 years ago. Our room was always done before we came back between dives. The restaurant staff are extremely gracious - served every meal with a warm greeting and smile. Our dive masters showed us everything and educated us on the interaction on the reefs. The crew made sure equipment was in perfect order and the boat captain picked us up on spot every time. This once again was a wonderful wonderful trip. Precision, perfection of a Swiss watch. Great people, great dives, great accommodations and gourmet food. This was our third trip and we are coming back.
Mimi Nettrour and Bill Angus - April 2013
| ||"Superb cuisine, superb service from everyone! Diving is beautiful and dive team is very professional + most helpful. Cannot imagine how you will improve on this. Thank you for a great time - it was worth the travel time.
Mike and Mary Pashley - April 2013
| ||"When our dive trip on a live-aboard was aborted (due to engine / propeller failure) we immediately turned to Wakatobi. We had been there the year before and knew they would make all of the arrangements necessary for us to return. We had traveled from the US and came to Indonesia to dive. Wakatobi saved our vacation with excellent diving and great care! When there was no hope, Wakatobi was there.
Janna Osman - March 2013
| ||"The babysitting team were amazing and our daughter Rowan, knowing that she was happy, laughing and well cared for allowed us to relax and enjoy the dives. I never expected to find such high quality care and so many people who gave up part of their day to play with and entertain her so that we could have lunch, pack our bags or have a drink. Thank you.
Annegrid Price - March 2013
| ||"Amazing resort with great diving, food and staff. Entire service goes beyond expectations. Most enjoyable stay.
Steven and Belinda Woodhouse - March 2013
| ||"Outstanding, helpful staff, great to see all dive experience managers have the same support items.
Rebecca and Gary Englebright - March 2013
| ||"In one word "Fabulous". From the diving, to the accommodations and the entire staff.
Christine Beaulieu and Robert Weinzapfel - March 2013
| ||"First class operation, from diving, dive masters, crew, maintenance, front desk, gardeners, everyone was a joy and helpful. The pinnacle of dive resorts!
Ritch Hobden - March 2013
| ||"It has been a wonderful 10 days - Exceeded our expectations. Reefs and marine life are absolutely wonderful. Food delicious at every meal and all staff extremely friendly and helpful.
Robert Glenn & Ann Goulet - March 2013
| ||"Absolutely amazing - a first class resort from beginning to end, with amazing staff. The people are what makes this place (and incredible food!). I will definitely return!
Cynthia Dugger - March 2013
| ||"I have been diving since 1988 and this is the best ever. People and staff are wonderful. The reefs are beautiful and healthy. Dive Masters - Wonderful. The food more than excellent. God created the earth and then put all the beauty and good people at Wakatobi Resort. How you work with the villages is very impressive. You are educating them on the beauty present & you want to keep it that way forever.
Rebecca Peel - March 2013
| ||"Very impressed with the efforts made to sustain both the environment and local economy. Many areas could learn from your work. Customer service is top notch. All staff seem committed. Excellence is the single word to describe the Wakatobi experience…the accommodations, staff, food and diving.
Bruce and Janice Roberts - March 2013
| ||"Wakatobi has been a total paradise for us - both diving and snorkeling! And the service is excellent in all areas!
Virpi Lauri & Janne Heinonen - March 2013
| ||"Your staff members are exceptional! Everyone makes you feel comfortable and helps with all your needs. Your dive masters are the best we have had. Our compliments to you, your obvious concern and care of your guests, and your level of operational excellence. The food was wonderful, the spa was fabulous...just cannot say enough good things about Wakatobi. From the moment we touched down in Bali, we were treated like royalty! Wakatobi is an exquisite resort with fabulous diving - truly a divers paradise!. We will highly recommend Wakatobi to our dive friends! Thank you for a lovely vacation.
Bonny & Jeff Reinmuth - March 2013
| ||"The staff are very helpful and their relentless service to our needs was exceptional. The food has such international culinary appeal - far beyond my expectations. The meals were full of interesting flavors and all were presented with colorful arrangement, the healthiest I have eaten in some time and I am quite a nutritionally savvy person. Diving was full of enthusiasm, fun and expert consideration of safety factors. Thanks. Your whole approach shows excellent in house training and a wholesome outlook of your staff.
Suzie Linenberger - March 2013
| ||"The welcoming spirit never ends at Wakatobi. The staff will go out of their way to please you and the task is always accomplished with a happy smile. The buffet styled meats are a culinary delight. Your desserts are spectacular. Sorry I did not leave many for your other guests. My husband and I have had a wonderful time at Wakatobi. We do hope one day that we can return. Our experience here at Wakatobi will be told across many seas. Thank you to everyone. We are taking away some fabulous memories.
Gina and Mario Bonelli - March 2013
| ||"The reefs + reef fish have thrived in the 4 years since I was last here. Healthiest reefs I have experienced in my 28 years of diving.
Dan Gould - March 2013
| ||"Thank you so much for helping David, while I know he was your first wheelie, your staff made it seem like they do this all the time. David may not say it but I will : Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. I cannot say enough about the staff, just mention anything and they make it happen. The staff call everybody by name from the first day on. Excellent staff. Excellent dive crew.
Mike Vette - March 2013
| ||"Way better than expected from every angle. Food, lodging, dive master and dive sites.
Jose and Linda Fernandez - March 2013
| ||"Wakatobi is pure heaven! We could not be more impressed with the whole operation. The staff is beyond compare, hard working, a friendly smile and they cannot do enough for you. The ecology of the resort is extremely impressive; every detail perfectly thought out. Loved the "|
Judy Workman - March 2013
| ||"Smell of cloves + spices in the air, the sway of the hammock matches the gentle rocking of the boat, and an underwater world you truly have to see to believe...Wakatobi...I will be back!
Sharon Siemer - March 2013
| ||"We had a wonderful time! The staff is phenomenal, food exceptional, diving was the best we have ever seen. From the moment we arrived we were treated to friendly faces and we got to know the people who work at Wakatobi and we found them all to be happy and helpful. What a rare treat! No doubt about it, we will try to come back soon. From the moment of our boat arrival and we saw the genuine smiles on the faces of Wakatobi staff greeting us....we knew it would be a wonderful trip. We were not disappointed!
Darlene & Ron Pauls - March 2013
| ||"Everyone here went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. The diving is beautiful. The staff are all wonderful and friendly and I enjoyed meeting other people from around the world. The food is easily 4 stars if not 5 and being able to sit by the beach while we ate was awesome (I am going to miss not wearing shoes when I go back to the states!) I also liked that there were so many other things to do besides diving. I am sad to be going home & I will for sure be recommending it to my fellow dive friends back at home. What is not to love? The diving and location are beautiful, the staff is welcoming, the food is to die for and the spa heavenly.
Mia Stoddard - March 2013
| ||"Enjoyed the stay. Food was excellent. Rooms were very clean, house keeping was excellent. Diving was very good, camera shop was very useful. A dive vacation you will never forget.
Don Stoddard - March 2013
| ||"We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The diving has been easy and relaxing. Our dive guide has been attentive, polite, informative and considerate of our diving needs. The boat crew have been excellent, the staff have been warm, friendly and helpful. We have enjoyed the food, especially the entrees, we love the tiny morsels of flavour & the variety.
Jodie Moyle and Daniel Lloyd - March 2013
| ||"Wakatobi is a perfect diving and vacation location. The service is more than perfect - the staff is more than just friendly, always friendly and they are the heart of Wakatobi! The food is excellent - many thanks to Andy and the whole kitchen team. The boat crew and all helping employees are very good! The dive masters are also experienced. Wakatobi - a place close to heaven.
Danni and Stefan Grunhage - March 2013
| ||"This has been the most amazing week of not only diving but food. Service people have all been second to none. Everyone has been so friendly and we love that everyone has learned our names. It really gives this place a feel of familiarity and friendliness. Our dive master has been so helpful, asking on every dive what we are looking to, depth, speed, asking how he can make our dive experience better than the last dive. My only answer has been "|
Fawn She and Richard Niemiec - March 2013
| ||"The experience here is very well planned and nearly perfect. The staff clearly cares about visitor / diver happiness and we felt so well cared for that it is hard to leave. For some reason (possibly that it is a clear tactile reminder that I am not home), I love the sandy pathways beneath my bare feet and the well manicured, but natural looking greenery. This resort feels more like a high-end hotel than a dive spot, so the excellent diving and dive staff are an extraordinary bonus! The women at the spa have very strong hands, yet gentle demeanor - a perfect combination.
Renee Levalle - March 2013
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Merle Gurney - March 2013
| ||"Diving was amazing. Information overload with things to see, I have dived the Caribbean, Hawaii and the Galapagos and nowhere else matches the diversity of life as well as the abundance. Lots of pristine reef, well worth a repeat visit. Food was amazing. Like the reef, it was very diverse, plentiful and above all tasted fantastic. Dive like a fish, eat like a fish, drink like a fish, sleep, repeat.
Mike DeFreitas - March 2013
| ||"Fabulous food - loved small plates. Extraordinary staff in all of resort. Exceptional dive guide + boat team. Well thought out resort. An awesome achievement, we are glad to have been here and would love to come back.
Susan & Bill Arbios - March 2013
| ||"Great time. Love the dive boats, not crowded at all. VIP service rocked! Our butler really took care of us at the resort. Really enjoyed our evenings at the bar. Really enjoyed the hammock. Our dive guide was a fun dive guide, nice guy. I felt safe with him.
Bryan and Paige Kesman - March 2013
| ||"Diving experience was great and enjoyed small groups which provided a personalized touch. Dive guides were knowledgeable and friendly, boat crew attention and service was awesome. Dive center staff stepped in to help when my regulator failed. Savior! Food plenty, good variety and delicious. Service staff and cooks work very hard to make everything run smoothly. Top notch housekeeping kept our room neat and tidy. Really enjoyed daily fruit and chocolate.
John Landes - March 2013
| ||"We have truly loved our time here and appreciate the consistent efforts to improve the guest experience. We could write a long list of the many things that Wakatobi does so fabulously - and will do so on trip advisor.
Alexis Fosler and Austen Stow - March 2013
| ||"Special great thanks to restaurant staff, especially to the chef. The food was wonderful. Good selection of wine and friendly atmosphere. Big thanks to all the dive staff. Thanks everybody! Very good combination of diving, rest and relax. Our first and only experience of good coffee at a dive resort. Thanks. Very good combination of diving, rest and relax for the whole family.
Boris & Marina Shestopalov - March 2013
| ||"Excellent service and many thanks to your chef for good food and amazing desserts. We enjoyed diving every day and the dive team was very helpful. All of the dive sites were very interesting. We will come back for marvelous desserts and good diving.
Daniel and Anastasiya Shestopalov - March 2013
| ||"The week we spent was fantastic. The bungalow was really great. All the staff members did an excellent job and were all very nice. The food was delicious too. The crew / boat staff was very helpful and hardworking. Our DEM was awesome. We are beginner divers and our diving skills increased so much. We are very glad we chose Wakatobi for our honeymoon!
Jordan and Connie Christian - March 2013
| ||"The first thing I really appreciate being a single woman traveling is when I get out of my taxi at the airport, I do not need to touch my heavy bags anymore. After only 2h30m of travel, I find my bags in my bungalow, 5m from the sea, white sand beach, watching the sun set in comfortable pillows from my terrace. I swim from my doorstep to the nearby coral reefs. The food is excellent and fresh, and I never eat alone. The water is full of fish and corals, thanks to Wakatobi as they protect the area. I will come back for sure.
Corinne Brodbeck - February 2013
| ||"Excellent service, very friendly staff, good and diverse food. Great diving locations with skilled dive masters, good equipment, very nice house reef and opportunities for snorkeling. Nice longhouse lounge area. Flexibility for arrangements massage, change of dive locations). Excellent service, excellent diving. A royal experience. Thank you.
Robert Eichler - February 2013
| ||"Extremely impressed with the level of service from the friendly efficient staff right from stepping off the plane in Bali. Beautiful diving, enormous amount of sea life. Excellent dive guides!
Bernie O'Reilly and Robin Norris - February 2013
| ||"My experience here was among the best of the best. Everything was thoughtfully made to be comfortable and convenient and everyone was so friendly. They all knew us by name which made us feel welcome. The service here is the best. Food: presentation, freshness, quality, quantity, variety, taste - all excellent, as well as the service. Diving: great dive guides and crew members, great dive sites. I appreciated the duration of each dive, 60 - 70 minutes. I hope to dive here again!
Liz Versteeg - February 2013
| ||"You all have done a great job in building the Wakatobi dream team, everyone works well together and goes out of their way to service the customer.
Bill Donovan - February 2013
| ||"Keep the scale you have now. Don't let growth change the charm and beauty of what you have. A beautifully refined diving experience. Vibrant and abundant reefs, great guides, exemplary service and professionalism in every discipline.
Jonathan Weaver - February 2013
| ||"We were very impressed with the dive & snorkel sites. They are simply magnificent, our snorkeling guides were extremely patient and helpful with our snorkeling skills. They made our experience so much more enjoyable and rich, we just can't say enough. The service is just outstanding from the moment we step off the plane in Bali to our time spent here, everyone is courteous, professional, pleasant and always eager to accommodate. Food is 5 star, they are of good quality and taste and a good variety. Service in dinning room is excellent. Accommodations are clean and towels are of good quality.
Ben and Margaret Wong - February 2013
| ||"We had yet another great stay at Wakatobi. The diving was great and the food as well.
David and Joshua Blackmon - February 2013
| ||"We are very impressed with Wakatobi Dive Resort. The dishes were very delicious every time. Thank you to all the staff for trying to talk very kindly to us who cannot speak English. Dive staff helped us with everything. We had a wedding anniversary and we got a very nice and tasty chocolate cake. We have never before had a chocolate cake this tasty. thank you very much. Six days of our holiday goes by very quickly, but we were able to relax. We will work hard in Japan and hope to come back again.
Masatoshi and Hatsue Tozawa - February 2013
| ||"We are very happy with the service provided by Wakatobi. The snorkeling crew is amazing. The guides were extremely helpful and patient. It is the best snorkeling experience we have ever had on our travels. The coral reefs are better than Maldives and Tahiti. We are also very pleased with the dining room staff. They are always cheerful and welcoming. They always greeted us by name and the food is delicious and well prepared. The variety is great. All the crew we met on the ground are polite and smiling, there is not one grouchy person on the island. As inexperienced snorkelers we felt very safe and confident as the guides are very caring and right there in the water with us every step of the way.
Kim and Michelle Tan - February 2013
| ||"I have a very good impression of the staff. They are trained very well. They greet us with a big smile everyday and it made me feel good.
Yasuo Nara - February 2013
| ||"Thank you so much! We enjoyed the stay here very much and the decision to come here was 100% the right one. The staff (on the boat as well in the restaurant) are very nice and this made our time here even better. Definitely an option to come again.
Alex Nowak - February 2013
| ||"I enjoyed my stay very much. Food and service are both very good in the restaurant. Thank you for everything. I will come back again.
Hiroshi Chiku - February 2013
| ||"I haven't died, but I have been to heaven - Wakatobi! Outstanding staff in all departments, cheerful, upbeat, happy and courteous, even going so far as to speak to us in English even if they were not fluent. Food was outstanding, worth coming for itself even if you don't dive. Healthy, great variety, beautiful presentation, attentive staff. Boats well designed for divers, spacious, bathroom, hot and cold beverage, hard working dive masters and crew. Healthy abundant diverse corals and fans. Healthiest and most beautiful reefs I have ever seen.
George Martin - February 2013
| ||"We had such a lovely time at Wakatobi. The attention to detail did not go unnoticed. The soft music at breakfast, the hello's and goodbye's when we arrived to eat, calling us by name, Every restaurant staff member gave us exceptional service, noting our preferences, their quiet demeanor, kind gestures, the food was exemplary. We loved the amount of choices at every meal, and the small portions, it was visually pleasing as well. The dive staff was exceptional. From the moment we arrived everything was taken care of for us. We have never had such wonderful treatment - and all of it with smiles. We notice all these things - from having a bathroom on the boat - yeah to a roof to protect us from the sun, and enough room to walkabout. The boat crew did a fantastic job gearing us up each day. Our dive guide was a fabulous dive master - getting to know our preferences - we felt like family here. This truly was a fantastic overall experience and one that will be remembered forever. We hope to return someday. Everyone made us feel so welcome. It shows that all the staff love working here. We were glad to be part of it for 10 days.
Vernon and Janet Fernandes - February 2013
| ||"We had a very enjoyable vacation. The food was excellent with varied selection. All staff members were courteous and anticipated our needs. Our dive guide was an excellent dive guide, showed us wonderful creatures, but also made sure we were careful not to harm the habitat of the ocean creatures. The dining staff are always willing to accommodate all our requests. The boat crew worked diligently to ensure our safety, handled all of our gear expertly. Lastly, the resort managers have well trained staff and they are respected by the staff, it is evident that the resort managers set the standard for customer service.
Jack Bernstein - February 2013
| ||"Everything is really too good. I would like to thank everyone personally for making this experience a special one. I wanted to go somewhere special for my 40th Birthday and I was lucky to be in the right place, everything is just too perfect. I will definitely come back again and again.
Hamad Al Jaber - February 2013
| ||"Wonderful - diving, service, place to find peace and quiet! The staff is exceptional, food fabulous and I loved my bungalow. So happy you provide fish ID books at the library and that you are making effort to preserve the reef and provide employment for local people. My dive guide was an exceptionally good dive guide. - responsive, attentive and fun to be with. Eni is a very good masseuse - she is very astute, focused and kind. Wonderful place to dive and take a break. Terrific dive operation, beautiful location and wonderful staff.
Liz Cunningham - February 2013
| ||"This is our second trip here and won't be our last! The diving and resort experience are second to none. The food was always excellent and the restaurant staff was always there if you wanted something. Our dive master provided just the right amount of assistance - he is great, with excellent eyes for finding microscopic things! One of the premier diving experiences anywhere in the world. First class staff, accommodations and fabulous food! We will be back soon!
Debbie D'Adamo and Jerry McCaughey - February 2013
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|Featured Endorsement"Quality Time in a Quality Resort" |
"Personal attention of the first order from the moment you arrive for departure from Bali. Staff meet and greet and look after you, check you in and ensure you are comfortable. On arrival on the island everyone knows your name and the service is excellent, the food at all meals is first class, very tasty and plentiful and a wide variety. We found it extraordinary that the quality of food of the order received could be produced on an island so remote."
TripAdvisor profile: SharksSupporter1 - January 2013
| ||"What an amazing experience Wakatobi has been, from when we arrived in Bali until the time of departure. All staff have known our names from day 1 and always greet us with a smile. The food, housekeeping, restaurant staff, spa staff, dive staff have truly made our experience a memorable one. The diving is the best we have ever experienced. The coral reef is something from a dream, the diversity and colour kept us transfixed throughout each dive and in awe each day. Wakatobi Orange, the sea life filled our dive books beyond the space available and will be the source of many dive stories in the future. On Wakatobi VI the boat staff were attentive and helpful when dive time arrived. Our dive masters were simply amazing. They are very knowledgeable and passionate about their field and we truly believe we would not have seen as much without their guidance. They were always going above and beyond to make our experience absolutely amazing. Thank you! Thank you to all the staff, this trip would not have been the same without you. Wakatobi is not only a world class dive site and a dive experience of a lifetime, it's location, amenities and 5 star service will see us back here again in the future."|
Olivia Hertsted & Oliver Gee - January 2013
| ||"Amazing time! Our dive master was phenomenal. Great villa, food and experience. Whoever designed the Jetty Bar deserves major accolades! Phenomenal staff all around. A simply perfect experience with amazing diving and phenomenal dive master! Can't wait to return!"|
Frank Pond - January 2013
| ||"Great experience. The service was truly outstanding and I think this is what makes this place truly special."|
Akshay Chudasama - January 2013
| ||"Great experience overall. Super food, my compliments to the chef. The diving was perfectly organized - kudos to all the dive instructors."|
Amani, Priyanka and Sumit - January 2013
| ||"This has been an amazing experience. I am still stunned about how well organized everything was - it was so seamless! The room was exceptionally comfortable. The food was great! The service all around was beyond exceptional! Our dive master made our diving and resort experiences fantastic when we thought it could not get better. I can't wait to come back!!!"|
Michael Graham - January 2013
| ||"Stunning location! Amazing diving complimented by outstanding staff both on the boats and in the restaurant. Faisal who met us from the boat ride always made sure we were happy and not wanting for anything in the slightest - to the point I think he can almost read our minds! I loved being on the same boat for a week as it was a great chance to get to know the other divers and the staff. We could not have been cared for better % so happy with our choice for our honeymoon! Also need to mention that the guide at immigration worked miracles - we certainly felt very special walking by the big long queues! Exceeded our expectations on a daily basis. Simply awesome! "|
Hanna and Chris Gunson - January 2013
| ||"Staff very efficient and very friendly, made you feel like part of the extended family. We had a really lovely holiday. Thank you."|
Wolf and Lesley Schutte - January 2013
| ||"Reefs and diving are fantastic! All staff are friendly, polite and extremely helpful. I don't see how the current operation could be any better than it is. food is out of this world!"|
David DeVault and Deborah Swackhamer - January 2013
| ||"The dive operation is extremely well organized and the staff is always present asking whether everything is okay or how they help. Rebreather support was excellent and tanks and scrubber always available.Although I came here for diving, I enjoyed the exquisite food in the restaurant. Especially seafood was always delicious. The staff and the chefs were very attentive and always at the right place."|
Josef Wicki - January 2013
| ||"Our fourth time here and it just gets better and better, excellent diving, the warmth of the staff and the food...well, we would return for the sorbet alone! Wakatobi is really exceptional, from the escort on arrival (a real luxury) to the flight home. Give yourself the treat of a lifetime - Go to Wakatobi.
Barbara and Chaz Taylor - January 2013
| ||"The diving is exceptional! The food is delicious and the staff could not be nicer. Truly the vacation of a lifetime! Don't change anything!
Andrew Foster - January 2013
| ||"In 10 years of diving all over the world, this has been the best trip that I have been on. The service has been incredible and I definitely will be back.
Cathy McFarland - January 2013
| ||"I am so happy I chose Wakatobi. This is the most amazing resort I have ever seen. Not only the great diving and food, but the happy staff and your connection to locals as well as the environment is second to none. There is only one word to describe the combination of perfection in diving, ecology and service, and that's Wakatobi. Thank you so much.
David Lewis - January 2013
| ||"We had an amazing stay. The diving + food could not be better. The staff is so friendly and helpful. Many thanks to the chef and pastry chef for a wonderful romantic dinner for our 25th anniversary. Keep up the good work! We hope to return someday. This isn't your grandpa's dive lodge. It's a world class resort experience with some of the best diving and food anywhere.
David Pass and Anna Maria de Freitas - January 2013
| ||"What is most impressive is how the business established working relationships with the local communities that are mutually supportive and collaborative. Walking barefooted was an experience I never thought of in advance, a very positive one indeed, puts you in touch with nature in a novel manner, thumbs up for it. Mind blowing, spectacular diving worth every minute of it, definitely and highly recommended for any passionate diver.
Dr. Zakaria Halim - January 2013
| ||"As a repeat visitor, all I can say is that once again, you exceeded my expectations. More importantly, you exceeded the expectations of the customers I brought here for the Ikelite Photo School. They have all told me about how impressed they are. Another truly magical 10 day trip. The best dive guides and crew we've experienced. Everything about this place is special, and the diving is spectacular too. We'll be back!
Brad Snyder - January 2013
| ||"Attention to detail and service is impeccable. Friendliness and attitude of the staff is amazing, nothing is too much trouble and everyone goes out of their way to ensure your holiday is brilliant. Planning is very good and also goes a long way to making the holiday, from being greeted at the airport to offering services in Bali when overseas departure is a number of hours after domestic arrival. Health of reef and diving is beautiful and we will definitely return. All staff are amazing. A truly stunning diving destination, matched by a gorgeous resort where every attentiom to detail is considered and taken care of. The food, staff, location and diving are brilliant and make for an amazing holiday. See you again soon Wakatobi!
Stephen and Leah McCabe - January 2013
| ||"Our stay at Wakatobi was amazing! From the first day the staff knew our names and always greeted us with a smile! Meals were always different and gave a great variety of choices. The diving was awesome! Our dive master was great at finding little stuff and helping me take some great photos. Roy was our little helper on the boat and was a true workhorse. Always there with a smile, lifting all the heavy tanks and helping to fix every problem. His smile after a dive and a cheery "How was your dive?" made the dive experience great.
Jenn Strang - January 2013
| ||"Seeking balance with the earth, the sea and the traditions and culture of it's surroundings, Wakatobi has succeeded in providing the finest diving experience of our lives. Thank you, we hope to return again soon.
Gregg and Robin Maynard - January 2013
| ||"Congratulations on capturing an extraordinary experience, pre-trip booking service, guides, meals, crews, all exceptional. My room was beautifully finished, designed, appointed and located. Rarely do you find an organization whose mission and goals align the passion of the employees. The Wakatobi 'family' deliver the 'whole experience! A beautiful blend of the dream and the reality.
Stuart Wilson - January 2013
| ||"The bar has been lifted in pretty well every aspect and your focus on continual improvement is to be applauded. On our fourth visit this time for 21 days all I can say it only gets better. Great room comfort, excellent varied diving staff that just want to please and wonderful food.
Cliff and Jane Gale - January 2013
| ||"The resort is beautiful. Truly a superb diving paradise! The best thing about this resort is the people. They make the experience to be beyond wonderful. There are simply not enough words to describe the friendliness of the staff and the excellence of service they provide!
David and Sormeh Schranz - January 2013
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|Featured Endorsement"Best dive resort I have ever stayed at"
"I love Wakatobi and normally I don't go to the same place twice because there are so many places to still see and stay at and I like to go to different places even if I really like something, but I see myself going back to Wakatobi many times over my lifetime, because of how incredible the level of service and food was and the diving is superb."
TripAdvisor profile: LWFPS - January 2013
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|Featured Endorsement"Great Time in a GREAT resort" |
"On arrival in the resort, everyone remember our name and the service was really excellent. The food at every meals is first class, tasty and wide variety. The bungalows are really nice, adequate and with A/C. Gardens and beaches are clean. The dive boats are just excellent, you get a box for your stuff and a place on the boat, just to make sure that you do not have to pay attention to something else than just relax."
TripAdvisor profile: Veronique B - January 2013
| ||"We are world travelers and our experience at Wakatobi surpassed anything we have experienced. The friendliness and attentiveness of the staff (dining, diving and managerial) was wonderful. In the dining room, the staff always welcomed us with personal greetings, smiles and attentiveness. In terms of diving, our personal guides were outstanding! They were both able to find critters and provide excellent photo opportunities and help me Nicki) get truly comfortable with diving for the first time! They are all very special people and we will miss them. The staff were excellent in every way always going further than necessary to be helpful. Thank you for a wonderful experience, the cleaning staff were perfect!
Nicki and Gerard Closset - December 2012
| ||"Some say the streets of heaven are paved with gold. But now I know they are paved with sand and lined with shells. Wakatobi is magic. To have the opportunity to dive in these amazing reefs is truly life changing. The abundance and diversity of life on these reefs is astonishing, reinforcing the value of the reefs and the critical need to protect them. The approach Wakatobi has taken to build a partnership with the community, gives hope that conservation is possible. Add to the beautiful reefs the superb quality of the staff and you have a place that I don't believe can be experienced anywhere else in the world. Because of the dive masters I saw three different species of pygmy sea horses, ornate ghost fish, squat lobsters! How do they find them? I also appreciate their patience and kindness, as well as the great ratio of divers to dive master. Our group had 2 to 6 divers - normally only 5. So we all got a lot of personal attention. From checking our nitrox tanks to learning about the dive site to having a safe memorable dive - our dive experience managers did it all. Our room (bungalow) was wonderful. The food was elegant, delicious and plentiful - and diverse! The whole experience is one I will never forget. You made us feel like family - learning our names and greeting us each day. Heaven? Yes!! Magic? for sure! We're already planning to come back. Every aspect of the experience is wonderful. I can't imagine a dive resort that offers anything close to the package of a fantastic, healthy reef and wonderful staff and location.
Robin and Gary Wright - December 2012
| ||"A wonderful experience all around. The staff were top notch, always courteous, friendly and helpful. At first it seemed strange when they knew my name and I didn't know theirs. But after a few days you got used to it. Food was awesome, best ever from any previous dive trip. Diving was great, staff and dive masters were always helpful. All in all a great trip. Keep up the good work. A fabulous experience. You'll be spoiled beyond belief!
Todd Kerby - December 2012
| ||"Once again we had an amazing time. The staff goes out of their way to ensure our every need is met. We obviously came for the diving, but at Wakatobi, you get much more than that! The food is first class! The chef and his crew do an amazing job in the kitchen - lots of variety. The taste is superb and the presentation is exquisite. The restaurant staff all greet us by name and with huge smiles they always seem to know what we want. Everyone made us feel very special. The dive staff were always there to help with any issues big or small - they were always ready with a solution. The diving was spectacular. Our dive masters were fabulous. Terrific in spotting all the creatures. All of them were so knowledgeable. Although all the dives were incredible, the highlights for us were spotting the juvenile bat fish and the stargazer! Thanks again! We look forward to our next trip!
Mike McCabe and Heather Lemieux - December 2012
| ||"An unbelievable experience - Beyond any of my expectations both underwater and back on the beach. Resort and dive staff were superb and pampered our every need. Restaurant food and staff were out of this world, would not have thought we would have been eating as well as we have. Food was great, loved the local flavours. Terima kasih banyak! Beyond our wildest dreams! Fish and coral biodiversity are the best we've ever seen. Was a magical way to spend my 40th Birthday!
Ashley Africa - December 2012
| ||"Thank you for giving us everything we could have dreamed of and more. I have never felt so pampered and taken care of. If we had any requests no matter how obscure, the staff preformed magic to fulfill them. I am not sure how they did all they did but we thank them sincerely. Being greeted by name starting on day one everywhere we went was amazing. The diving environment was outstanding and the dive guides were awesome. You can go on a dive vacation or you can go on a PERFECT dive vacation to Wakatobi.
Jennifer and Ed Soular - December 2012
| ||"The diving is fantastic but the staff are what make Wakatobi world class. Keep up the great work! After nearly two years of planning and anticipation, Wakatobi was well worth the wait!
Steve Shroyer - December 2012
| ||"Everything was perfect. We came here to relax and Wakatobi achieved that for us. Our dive guide was the best dive guide we have ever had, he went out of his was to help us with weights and buoyancy and this made us better divers letting us enjoy our diving even more. He is also very knowledgeable about the ocean and species etc. Exceptional restaurant staff and ridiculously good food! Please don't change a thing! We love it the way it is!
Andrew and Katie Egan - December 2012
| ||"Just plain amazing. It is kind of eerie that everyone knows your name so quick. It really makes it feel like home but better. It is very hard to put the experience into words. Epicly fantastic diving! Even the checkout dive was amazing. So sad to leave at the end of the week.
TJ Wright - December 2012
| ||"For this being the third dive trip for me I'm truly impressed. The friendliness of the staff and amazing diving fit together perfectly. I will be coming back in the near future. Keep up the good work. Amazing location, amazing staff, where can I extend my stay?
David Landry - December 2012
| ||"Great resort, great staff, top notch service. Keep up the great work!
Rick White - December 2012
| ||"Had a great time. Can't think of anything you could do better. Wakatobi is unspoiled - - unspoiled environment, unspoiled people, unspoiled reef system, unspoiled paradise.
Ken Merryman - December 2012
| ||"It was the best vacation! All staff are great! Feels like you are in an aquarium! Best service from all staff! Even the cats are friendly
Mac and Vicki McClure - December 2012
| ||"The 70 minute dive times are great. The staff is great! They are very helpful. They go out of their way to make sure you have what you need and they all know your names. I wish all dive resorts were like this. The food is excellent! I like the mix of western and local food. The smaller portions allow for trying many different things.
Jennifer Folstad - December 2012
| ||"Both times we have had wonderful diving guides, who really respect our diving preferences and have gone out of their way to increase our knowledge about what we observe. We have had a wonderful week's diving and with 27 years diving experience this is a true testament to the Wakatobi experience. Thank you!
Angie Leonard and Sue Meyrick - December 2012
| ||"This place is wonderful and all of the staff are outstanding. It was unbelievable that the staff knew us by name by the first day. The diving is the best I have seen anywhere and the dive masters and dive boat staff are exceptional. We will be back! Thanks for making us feel so welcome. Best dive vacation ever! Well worth the travel to get here!
Tom and Andi Moffatt - December 2012
| ||"By far the best dive experience I have had the pleasure of being at. The nicest people, helpful and very knowledgeable of the reefs. Great food, best by far. This place is fabulous!
Lloyd Krohn - December 2012
| ||"5 star reef, A+ boats and crew, 5 star cuisine, A+ staff and rooms. Never ate so well or dove so long.
Michael and Dianne Knitter - December 2012
| ||"Our second visit was like coming home and we were with friends and family. The food was really good last year but it is now a true dining experience. Snorkeling well organized as usual and the staff is always a step ahead of us and our needs. Our guide is a true gem, he is very considerate and compassionate, going out of his way to help the guests (snorkelers). Rooms as expected are comfortable and well kept. Maintenance has been performed efficiently and expediently with no interruption to our comfort. It's always a good day at Wakatobi. Diving, lodging and food. Wakatobi is the whole package.
Ron and Laurie Boreisha - December 2012
| ||"This resort is wonderful. The diving is exceptional, the service is the best of any resort we have been.
Bob and Monica Grossheim - December 2012
| ||"Food is excellent, perfect variety. Dive operation is top notch and the staff are incredible. Best land based diving operation anywhere!
Tom Barela - December 2012
| ||"It is worth a long flight to arrive at this pristine dive location, it is like a 5 star experience in diving, dining and solitude. Let the world go by for a week and you may not want to go home. Just the best than the rest! Best in diving, best in food, best in care of guests and very educational and eco-friendly.
Lanny McCormick - December 2012
| ||"It's just a fantastic place. Amazing dives, amazing dive team, amazing food and of course amazing people. Everyone has a big smile and eagerness to make you feel so relaxed. A paradise for all divers and non divers.
Sheetal Rajasekharan - December 2012
| ||"First and foremost is the incredible diving! Also the attention to personal service is beyond compare - on the boat, in the restaurant, in the bungalow and at the longhouse reception. Everyone bent over backwards to make this a memorable trip! Thank you!
Sharon Brennan - December 2012
| ||"Hope to be able to return. Thank you for a wonderful time. Outstanding in every way imaginable! Diving, accommodations, food and service were all superb!
Kit and Diane Hatfield - December 2012
| ||"I have had a wonderful time at Wakatobi. The service, food, dive masters and service staff are phenomenal. They anticipate your every need and are very accommodating. Thanks for a great experience! Every diver should dive Wakatobi. Beautiful!
Carla Whitehead - December 2012
| ||"It is the total quality: landscape, service, food, wonderful reefs. It's difficult to find any constructive criticisms because everything is perfectly organized for divers. With an extraordinary dive center, new equipment, spacious boats, remarkably kind and knowledgeable guides. A total success, the paradise for divers.
Maud Bailly-Turchi - December 2012
| ||"As a snorkeler, it is rare to find a dive resort that doesn’t make you feel like a second class citizen. The attention here in that regard was wonderful. Incredible in every way, coral, fish and personal service from management to staff to dive and snorkel masters
Joan and Tom Woodward - December 2012
| ||"The diving experience has just been the best possible. The water is warm and clear. There is an abundance of fish, sea creatures and flora. The variety, diversity, health and color of the sea life is amazing. The dive guides are experts with a keen eye and friendly smiles. The entire staff and management are knowledgeable, friendly and most helpful. The food and service are top notch. the accommodations are efficient, clean and comfortable. Having the ocean just a few steps from the front door of our bungalow is wonderful. This is truly at the top list of dive resorts. It is no wonder that many members of our scuba group are back for their second stay at Wakatobi!
Carl Felling and Elvira Purkey - December 2012
| ||"Excellent service, diving, food etc. We felt very well taken care of and special thanks to all your staff! We were here in 2007. The resort has improved considerably (it was good then also). My compliments to the chefs. They did an outstanding job! Both in quality and presentation. The dive boats are the best I've seen in the world for comfort and usefulness to the divers. It just doesn't get any better than this!
Joseph D. Greene - December 2012
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|Featured Endorsement"Even the fish are smiling" |
"The food is very good, creative with a good mix of local flavors and international food.
But what makes our stay truly extraordinary is the quality of the staff. We were first greeted by a charming young French lady and for our entire trip, everybody was helpful and smiling."
TripAdvisor profile: Geneva_Fats - December 2012
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|Featured Endorsement"The best snorkel vacation" |
"Wakatobi isn't just for diving. Ex diver who dove all over the world has found snorkeling nirvana. The service, food and rooms add to the total package that must be experienced."
TripAdvisor profile: Boreisha - December 2012
| ||"Nice facility, great staff. With use of a personal guide, all my requested critters were found and we had fun doing so. Resort and reefs are pristine.
David Mills - December 2012
| ||"We were both very impressed with every element regarding our stay at Wakatobi. This experience beginning with a very friendly greeting at Ngurah Rai airport, making the transitions through customs a delight. Wakatobi staff made the transit from Bali to Tomia quite pleasurable and an effortless evolution for us. The greeting upon landing at Wakatobi was of the up-most professionalism by all staff and the quality and condition of our accommodation was perfect. Very impressed with both quality and variety of the food and appreciative of the healthy choices. Customer service of Food and Beverage staff was exceptional at all times. The diving, Superb! Pristine reefs, well chosen dive sites. Professional dive staff, above standard equipment. Every avenue and consideration of the resort has been covered. Thank you for the opportunity to share this little piece of paradise, truly a privilege, one we won't forget.
Kane Robinson and Jemima Brentnall - December 2012
| ||"Service and employees are amazing. The food is amazing and fabulous, the bungalow is very comfortable. The boutique is nice and lots to choose from, camera room is great. The dive guides and boat staff are terrific. Everyone was so helpful, we can't say enough good things about our dive guide. He is a master of finding interesting things for us and helping to make each dive an adventure we appreciated, not doing many repeat dive sites during our stay, having 70 minute dives and being able to dive our own profiles.
Michele and Steve Dussault - December 2012
| ||"A fantastic diving experience. The accommodation, food and diving were all fantastic, well organized and of high level. The staff were friendly and helpful and always willing to attend to any needs. Dive staff great. We will be back.
Libby Hunter, Tim Phillipps and Charli Phillipps - December 2012
| ||"I loved being here and hope to be back in the future. Beautiful reefs, great staff, everyone tries really hard to make it all work. Thanks for a great vacation.
Anneli Munkholm - December 2012
| ||"The service is spectacular and the diving is superb. I will come back. Divine diving and excellent service, the perfect place to rejuvenate body, mind and spirit.
Cecilia Clementi - December 2012
| ||"Best desserts ever! Our dive guide was fantastic and very attentive. Great beds and pillows. Fantastic food, fantastic diving and exceptional service! Top 5 star hotels can only strive to meet your levels of service!
Sheree Muller - December 2012
| ||"The resort is amazing. Fantastic staff, 5 star food, epic diving. To have this quality and still be so remote is amazing. Everything was above expectation and it's definitely the best dive resort I've been to with service levels equal to and above major 5 star hotels around the world. The holiday has been worth every cent, what an epic place. I have no suggestions for improvements.
Sean McLeod - December 2012
| ||"The environment and the facilities were absolutely idyllic. The staff went out of their way to be kind and friendly they spoiled us rotten. Their attention to detail and service makes the management proud. The gourmet meals were outstanding, they variety of offerings was superb and the presentation was always elegant. The diving experience was unsurpassed. The equipment was great, the system and the flow of traffic was smooth. Wakatobi! It delivers the WOW! Wakatobi is the perfect backdrop of casual elegance and refined service. It is an idyllic place where creatures great and small co-mingle in harmony. Wakatobi, where everyone knows your name. We will definitely come back!
Paul DeAngelis - December 2012
| ||"We have had a truly wonderful holiday. The staff are very friendly and do everything to make your holiday memorable. The food is of very high standard. The coral reef is very pristine and the multitude of fish is amazing. The resort itself is very well maintained and the grounds have a very tropical feel. Overall we are very impressed with Wakatobi.
Greg and Sue Hunter - December 2012
| ||"From the time we landed at Denpasar there was a staff member on hand to help us with everything. This experience didn't change when we arrived at the resort, in fact the service increased. The accommodation was impeccable, the house keeping and gardens were perfect. The hospitality staff were magnificent, the quality of the meals was first class. The dive crew and boat crew were also fantastic & with quality dive sites to boost my diving experience here was out of this world, the quality of all the staff is second to none, and the smiles are everywhere. I cannot praise this resort enough. "I don't want to go home!"
Clive and Bettina Ellis - December 2012
| ||"Excellent job all around - a truly world class diving experience. Dive guides are very knowledgeable and the service across the entire resort is top notch! After diving Australia, the Galapogos and Fiji, I think Wakatobi has some of the best diving in the world. The coral is pristine and there are enough dive sites to spend several weeks here. The service is also impeccable and rivals some of the best 5 star hotels. Definitely coming back again.
Valdis Lenss and Katie Twyman - December 2012
| ||"This experience has been fantastic and well surpassed our expectations. Accommodation and food was great and the diving was wonderful. Holidaying here with a 1 year old was a dream, thank you for making it so easy. Most of all, I would like to congratulate you on your staff selection, they are all worth their weight in gold. The staff's attention to detail & their friendly demeanor made our Wakatobi holiday the most memorable and comfortable, like we were part of a family. In one word, excellent!! Wakatobi staff made our holiday here with our 1 year old a breeze. Absolutely fabulous. Thank you!
Cameron, Rebecca and Alayla Schmid - December 2012
| ||"Everything is taken care of for you, you just have to remember to breathe. Intimate & elegantly professional, this island and it's dive operation is one of the best in the world.
Wayne and Rita Du Chenne - December 2012
| ||"The perfect diving honeymoon choice following our 12.12.12 wedding and the resort delivered on absolutely every level! Fantastic diving, food, service and accommodation. It was a magical experience and we loved every minute of our stay in this beautiful and remote tropical paradise. We'll be back one day!
James and Kathy Beech - December 2012
| ||"We enjoyed the stay in Wakatobi very much. Everything was prefect from pre-trip organization, diving, room service and excellent food. People were very helpful and supported us in every situation.
Armin Lukasser - December 2012
| ||"We have never experienced something as amazing as Wakatobi. Everything has been prefect since before we even arrived when Stijn met us at Denpasar. Fantastic rooms, delightful food and of course spectacular dives! Our dive guide was more than we could hope - we are not very experienced divers and he made sure we knew what to do and was very professional and knowledgeable. We have learnt A LOT from him about diving. Everyone is always friendly and knew us by name on the first day! The entire staff at Wakatobi made our dive / holiday experience the best yet and we cannot wait to come back. Thank you for a fabulous 5 days!
Richard Newson and Raeann Carter - December 2012
| ||"Everyone was exceptionally helpful, friendly and accommodating. We thoroughly enjoyed our 10 day trip. The room (#4) was well kept and very comfortable. The dive boats were wonderful, so much room. The boatmen were helpful and friendly. I had a problem with my neck and they were very solicitous in carrying my tank to the exit. Now the food, there was so much choice at each meal of such good food. How do you do it way out here? All those sauces, pastries and meats! And the Jetty bar sunsets!!!
Lee and Nancy Skinner - November 2012
| ||"Our visit to your wonderful resort far exceeded our expectations and anything that we had read about it. The dive masters, crew and resort staff are all outstanding and always ready to help you if you need it. The diving is, of course, amazing and the dive masters have an impressive knowledge base of the marine life which they are always willing to share. We applaud your efforts to protect the reef and also your efforts to help the local communities. Other dive resorts can benefit from Wakatobi's model. Thank you for the wonderful experience!
Carol and Mike Metz - November 2012
| ||"Customer service was excellent. Every staff member from managers and dive masters to the fellows helping us with our tanks did everything to make us feel special and relaxed. We didn't have to lift a finger. The culture of customer service permeates through all levels of the resort. Special mention goes to our dive master and the restaurant serving staff. They were spectacular.
Lovisa and David McCallum - November 2012
| ||"A very nice clean resort. I found everyone especially the restaurant staff to be extremely friendly and willing to do whatever they can to fill any desire or whatever I need. Dive guides were very knowledgeable of local marine life and gave very good info about each dive site and our profile. You have trained your staff extremely well and it shows! If you want world-class diving along with being totally pampered, from gearing up to dive and exiting the water, to superb 3 meals per day, then your best choice is Wakatobi.
Bruce Weller - November 2012
| ||"It's been said to never dive the same place again as you will be disappointed. NOT SO for Wakatobi. This is my second time and the diving is just as spectacular. Staff so helpful, the improvements done since my last trip in 2010 are appreciated and good! Thanks so much to all the staff for making my 2012 stay the best ever! I'll be back!
Joan Adair - November 2012
| ||"Accommodations were wonderful, loved the resort. Everyone was very friendly, personable and helpful. The food was wonderful, the diving incredible. The dive masters are very good, all are very conscientious, caring and safe.
John and Vicki Gemmill - November 2012
| ||"The boat crew were wonderful and helpful and also did a wonderful job. Our dive guide was a wonderful guide, he was relaxed and showed us great things. Diving with him was the best diving I have ever had. Because of him, it was a wonderful dive trip. I had a wonderful time. Of all my travels this is the best diving.
Carolyn Espinoza - November 2012
| ||"Best dive trip ever! Love this place. You have amazing staff. Next time we will come for an 18 day stay. The diving is spectacular. The dive staff is excellent at spotting things on the reef. The boat crew is extremely attentive to your needs. The food is delicious. The restaurant staff (and everyone else) does so much to ensure that our stay is everything we dreamed it would be! They often seem to know what we need even before we do! Thanks so much for the most memorable dive trip ever! We'll definitely be back!
John and Eileen Siminger - November 2012
| ||"We had an amazing trip, thank you to all who contributed. We'll be back! Wakatobi ticks all the boxes. Excellent diving, service, food, dive boats, the staff are brilliant! You guys give service a whole new meaning!
Debra Tagg and David Allen - November 2012
| ||"For dive #12 or #1200; Wakatobi is beautiful, full of vibrant coral and sea life. In addition, the staff was excellent and anticipated any needs making the entire holiday "worry free". Thanks!
Bill Reimann and AJ Wang - November 2012
| ||"Really a very special experience. Beautiful healthy reefs, beautiful place, great service! Friendly staff, knowledgeable dive staff, helpful every minute. We loved it!
Jeff Herten and Debby Lyon - November 2012
| ||"We had a beautiful experience here at Wakatobi dive resort. The whole staff made us feel so welcome and at home. The diving was some of the best we have ever done and we love the dive boats, also the best we have ever been on. The reefs are blanketed in coral sponges, sea fans and life! So much to see the can't take it all at once.
Joe and Xandra Laskowski - November 2012
| ||"Everything about the customer service and the way we were greeted at the airport, through the daily interactions with the staff was first class and personal. Thank you for providing an amazing experience for us. Personally, as a non diver, I couldn't have imagined a more beautiful resort and island with the most breath taking views and beautiful food. Compliments to the chef and staff for the delicious cuisines, perfectly proportioned and charmingly displayed. I learned how to SUP (Stand Up Paddle) in your clear warm waters; I've also snorkeled (which I hadn't done in 10 years!) both were wonderful experiences! The villas were well kept; friendly house keeping staff and competent servicing. It was the perfect tranquil getaway. Thank you to each and every staff member who made this trip more than memorable. Even for non divers, this stunning and tranquil resort offers wonderful island hospitality and the prefect views that you could not even imagine in your wildest dreams. Superb!
Rita O'Connor - November 2012
| ||"Best dive boats ever. Plenty of equipment and people space. Love the small groups. Restaurant food top notch, all staff super friendly and helpful - accommodating. Loved my villa room.
Jim Dupree - November 2012
| ||"It is wide angle heaven with all those hard and soft corals and fishes.
Ingrid Wassink and Jeroen Goossens - November 2012
| ||"This has been one of my best dive trips and vacation ever! Food, lodging and diving are superb, I could not have asked for a nicer or kinder staff! It seemed like everyone knew my name from day one. I had a fantastic private dive guide. He took my needs into consideration and made each dive wonderful. I saw so many new creatures here. The Fluo dive experience showed a whole new world after dark. Kudos to all! I hope I have the opportunity to come here again!
Diane Yateman - November 2012
| ||"World class diving, top notch staff, restaurant and grand crew. One of the best vacation resorts I've been to. Thank you so much.
Amy Sanderson - November 2012
| ||"Wakatobi is an excellent resort and it is wonderfully located. The facilities and the service are of very high standard. All the staff are perfectly trained to satisfy the guests with all their needs. Have to make a special mention to the quality, variety and presentation of the food. It is magical! Wakatobi is a perfect combination of good diving, luxury treatment in accommodation, service and food. We recommend it! Another special mention to the impeccable service of housekeeping and restaurant staff.
Carolina Armand - November 2012
| ||"Once again we have loved our stay here. All the staff continue to provide fantastic service, always friendly and welcoming. We are always impressed how the resort runs so efficiently in such a remote location. It is just such a beautiful place. Visited 3 times in 3 years. Great diving, beautiful walls, some of the healthiest reef tops around, very comfortable dive boats, truly beautiful resort with exceptional service from all staff involved.
Carol and Andrew Wright - November 2012
| ||"Diving incredible, dive masers awesome, chef amazing, food wonderful, resort gorgeous, rooms lovely. Staff incredibly helpful and friendly all the time! Absolutely nothing negative to say!
Dan McGanty and Helen Brierly - November 2012
| ||"Excellent service, friendly staff, delicious array of international cuisine, comfortable living quarters. Extremely knowledgeable dive masters (know ocean life by their scientific names), warm and friendly, boat crew also very helpful! Private DM totally worth it! definitely will recommend the spa service!, especially after a days dive. From a conservation perspective, very refreshing to see the staff / crew taking preservation of the reefs so seriously. Great wall dives. Fantastic service, yummy food (prepare to gain a few kilos), awesome spa! The prefect ingredients for a holiday getaway!
Hui Jun Ong - November 2012
| ||"Thank you for our diving holiday in this fantastic resort. We are impressed with the great service. We would like to come back again next year in the same season. Thank you again.
Shigeo and Masako Nagashima - November 2012
| ||"We wanted to thank you very much for the care you have given to me since my accident. Your staff are outstanding, kind and helpful to me during my stay. Without their help and concern my five days here would not have been as nice as they were. You are very lucky to have these kind of employees. I will cherish the time they took with me each day to talk and take care of me. John said he would like to thank the Dive Managers for their compassion and help they gave him with all the arrangements. They made Johns and my life a lot easier to deal with. The entire staff at the longhouse was outstanding.
Sharon and John Willhalm - November 2012
| ||"Good food, good diving, good service, Good God time to leave already?! Wakatobi, my slice of heaven.
Vanessa and Martin Mayne - November 2012
| ||"We had an excellent time here at Wakatobi. The Villa is lovely, well built and beautifully located. The food is good and varied and the diving is excellent. We particularly liked the long dive times, more time underwater, the more you can see. We plan to return and will recommend to our friends
Sue and Stu Davy - November 2012
| ||"Right from the start, the Wakatobi team made us feel right at home with their amazing friendliness and enthusiasm. Every little detail is taken care of quickly and with a heartwarming smile! The dive briefings were excellent too, not just about the site itself but always a little extra about the biology of all the amazing critters that we were about to see for ourselves. The dive sites are in absolutely undisturbed and pristine condition, the beauty of nature here is a sight we will never forget. Every diver should visit Wakatobi. Thanks to everyone at Wakatobi, see you next time!
Ilja Fiers and Po Nei Ho - November 2012
| ||"The best dive resort we have ever been, the best dive spots we have ever seen! Fantastic kitchen, regards to the cook. The best service and dive guides, nice and always friendly helpful staff. Time has past, but much too fast. We have to leave Wakatobi paradise, but only for one reason : to earn some money for at least a second vacation.
Klaus and Claudia Muller - November 2012
| ||"Healthy reefs, lots of fish, many unusual critters. Best macro diving I've seen, well run, good food.
Eric Jones - November 2012
| ||"The service was outstanding. The staff went out of their way to remember and make both of our birthdays a special day. Everyone, from boat crew to the management staff has been exceptionally friendly, helpful and courteous. The quality and variety of food was excellent. The dining team also was very accommodating to special requests. Bring on the ice cream! The afternoon snacks in the longhouse were a very nice touch as well. we appreciated the spacious and functional dive boats. The dive guide to diver ratio is also outstanding. We never felt crowded or just part of a large pack of divers. the camera room was very nice and made photo gear maintenance easy, the medical office was a huge plus! Nicely supplied. Outstanding diving, exceptional service and hospitality!
Dawn Merritt and Collier Wiese - November 2012
| ||"Thank you again for a wonderful experience at Wakatobi and on the Pelagian. It felt like coming home to old friends. The diving was incredible as always and we can't wait to come back! The service and the staff are superb and the accommodations are luxurious and very comfortable. They make it look easy but there is obviously a tremendous amount of effort behind the scenes that we never see.
Clark and Denise Bentley - November 2012
| ||"Very nice welcoming staff, very attentive to the guest's needs. Very nice ambiance at the resort. The dive sites are exceptional. Dive guides very close to the guests and attentive to their needs. Amazing holiday, nothing more to say. Abundance of marine life and luxury teamed up to make this paradise island a unique place.
Emeline Simond - November 2012
| ||"Wonderful place to dive and relax. Staff cannot be better! As long as you embrace the resort's philosophy of conservation, preservation of reefs and sustaining local communities, you will not find anything comparable. First class all the way.
Mary Young and Maurice Smith - November 2012
| ||"Diving at Wakatobi is fun. The dive guides are really friendly, always there when you need them. They do their best to show you nice stuff like pygmys. But it is not only the dive crew who are excellent, any staff at Wakatobi is friendly. The food is so good you eat too much! Even if you are a Vegetarian (as I am) you have plenty of different things you can try and many deserts as well. Thanks again for the wonderful time. I will never forget it.
Florian Schmid - November 2012
| ||"We do thank you very much for our most wonderful stay in Wakatobi. Everything was just perfect. The restaurant, all the very nice staff members and of course our most competent dive guides. We are still amazed how they find all these small and beautiful marine creatures. The philosophy of the resort is great and so well thought through. We are impressed, you are pioneers. We finally found a place where the reefs are taken care of and not just survives but also grows.
Alice and Christian Schmid - November 2012
| ||"We love everything here. It is completely different than what we had seen before. The dives were very very beautiful, the kindness of all the staffs, the meals were so good and beautiful. Everything was perfect, we are very thankful. Wakatobi is not a five stars only, it is a billion stars resort. Thank you very much.
Ulisses and Maria Turati - November 2012
| ||"Everything was outstanding! From the moment we arrived we were impressed. Absolutely everyone made a point of greeting us by name and making sure we had everything we could possibly need. I was especially touched that the restaurant team went beyond my expectations to handle my garlic allergy, making me special items at every meal! The food was delicious and the chef and waiters were wonderful. Our dive leader, has an array of knowledge of the reefs and the creatures that is incredible. He always found the smallest seahorses or pipefish and you can tell he has a real love for them. I actually learned a lot from him, even some technical aspects of understanding currents and how to manage around them. He is superb and a real asset to the resort. We could honestly say that it was perfect. I have no constructive criticism. Keep doing what you are doing, it is fantastic. It's one of a kind! How amazing to not have to choose between a luxurious resort or a dive trip. You get both wrapped up in one magical destination!
Janine and Grant Nicholson - October 2012
| ||"I have stayed at many 5 star resorts. Wakatobi dive resort surpassed all of those others in every way and detail. Service, service, service. I can tell that is very strongly impressed to all who work here. It is seen everywhere we went while here. Thanks so much for a terrific vacation, especially the diving. Our dive guide is terrific. He makes the dives much more fun and informative than any other dive leader I have had. Wakatobi is a must for any serious divers who wants 1st class accommodations and diving.
John Calvert - October 2012
| ||"Even though we are non divers, it was a great pleasure for us to stay on this beautiful and scenic island for 1 week. We really enjoyed this paradise, the outstanding service, the delicious food and of course our 2 amazing dives and the snorkeling. Hopefully we will have the chance to come here again. By the way, the service at Denpasar airport was also excellent.
Sina and Beat Amrein - October 2012
| ||"We had a wonderful week at Wakatobi. Airport greeting in Denpasar was fantastic and made entrance into Bali so smooth. Bungalows was home from home and garden improved to make bungalow 7 even more perfect. Love the outdoor shower. The corals are amazing and the dive operation was seamless. All staff are extremely helpful and our dive guide delightful. The food was outstanding and inventive, the desserts delicious and all the more impressive considering the logistics. Romantic dinner was perfect. Ecological ideas great too. Keep at it, we hope to return. There was nothing that I could wish for or dream of that was not available at Wakatobi.
Sally Williams - October 2012
| ||"Excellent service ethic, the food preparation and presentation was fantastic. The schedule was beautifully planned. The design of the property is thoughtful and the marine life is incredible. A wonderful oasis that combines skillful service, first class food and accommodation and magnificent reefs.
Janet Lynn Tomkins and Dan Kmiecik - October 2012
| ||"After booking almost 18 months ago, this has been a much anticipated dive trip. The entire experience has been wonderful from start to finish. (Bali to Liveaboard to resort). The staff are so friendly and attentive which makes us feel so special. The diving has been incredible and all with no fuss. Our dive guide became like "one of the family". He is a beautiful man and an accomplished dive leader. The reefs are best we have ever dived and the muck diving was exceptional from the Liveaboard. Thank you to everyone at Wakatobi and on the Pelagian for making this such an awesome experience. We will be back and will be bringing some more family next time! Wakatobi is everything we had hoped for and more. Beautiful resort, beautiful diving, beautiful people. Thank you!
Geoff and Sue Stephenson - October 2012
| ||"I loved my stay at Wakatobi. The pampering from every member of the staff was very special.
Lorri Morgan - October 2012
| ||"I had a great time! Who would know that a resort so remote would have such fine dining. Thanks to the Wakatobi staff for making this the most fantastic dive trip of my life! Thank you and keep up the great work!
Judy Anderson - October 2012
| ||"I cannot think of one negative thing about my stay. Excellent food, rooms are great, people are absolutely fantastic, best dive master ever, all Amazing! I tagged along with 2 friends on this trip because my buddy had to cancel. I will be bringing her back here with me as soon as she is able to come. Best dive trip ever (Even though I arrived there sick & missed the first 5 dives). Amazing service, amazing people, fantastic diving. First class operation. I am so glad I came and will definitely return.
Diane Fugate - October 2012
| ||"Staff were amazing everywhere. Diving very good, the reefs were great. Preparations and communication before trip was very good. My dive guide was very helpful in making it a great dive experience!
David Berman - October 2012
| ||"The diving was great, the Divemaster was an expert; the boat crew was very helpful; the food was wonderful and the service very friendly.
Henry Drumwright - October 2012
| ||"Our dive guide was very safety conscious and extremely helpful in making sure all the divers had everything to make the dives more enjoyable. He adjusted dive plans if cool stuff were encountered, such as whale sharks or juvenile ribbon eels. Appreciate how promptly my extra pillow and our extra refrigerator were delivered. Liked the automatic refills on the peppermint tea. My favorite!!
Marina Navarette - October 2012
| ||"All of the staff / teams were exceptionally helpful and always willing to be at the guests' disposal. Massage services were wonderful and skilled, kitchen and dining staff professional, friendly and eager to please. Dive staff was very knowledgeable about the dive locations and most wildlife underwater; anything not known was answered later, nice touch! The boat crew were always prompt in attending to help folks in and out of scuba gear, grabbing cameras etc.
Catherine Bartlett - October 2012
| ||"Outstanding staff. First of many trips to come. As close to heaven as you can get! No place on Earth like it!
Ozie Dean Till - October 2012
| ||"I don't know how you could improve on great services and diving! Everyone has been great!
Paul Kilgore - October 2012
| ||"I have been diving for 36 years and can say without hesitation that our dive guide is the best dive professional I've had the pleasure of with on any International Dive Adventure. She is patient, extremely knowledgeable, has a great sense of humor and above all is concerned with every diver's safety. She is an expert at finding and describing small marine life all over the Wakatobi dive sites. Dive professionals around the world should dive with her to learn how to provide divers with ultimate diving experience. A huge thank you to the people we don't see who help make Wakatobi the top notch resort that it is. Wakatobi Dive Resort would not be the same without your diligence and dedication. Thank you for a wonderful diving experience. Nothing cures a bad week at work like a good dose of Wakatobi week long Nitrogen!
Paul McLaughlin - October 2012
| ||"Plan to return soon for 2 weeks. No other dive resort can compare! This is a 10 plus star place! Wakatobi means: Live reef, coral, many many things to see, service beyond excellent.
Alan Wong - October 2012
| ||"You exceeded all of our expectations.The staff was delightful. Spacious room, pristine reefs, knowledgeable dive masters and wonderful staff. Wakatobi is everything advertised and more.
Stacy Jones and David Nix - October 2012
| ||"This is my second visit to your resort. Four days before our departure from Austin I was advised by my cardiologist not to dive below 30 feet. I was understandably disappointed since I have dived here before. I tried to hire a private dive master to dive with me so my husband could dive with our group but none was available. Nonetheless the dive manager took it upon herself to adjust her schedule so she could dive with me. I have approx. 360 dives under my belt and without a doubt the 3 dives that I did with her were the best dives of my career. She's fantastic!
Cathy and Dewayne Smith - October 2012
| ||"Beautiful experience in the water and out. Every need was met and the staff is fabulous. Very organized! Plan oncoming back next year!
Monica Collinsworth - October 2012
| ||"Amazing experience overall! The staff, facilities, meals and diving all exceeded my expectations. I will return!
Natasha Beaugh - October 2012
| ||"The resort staff and dive staff are outstanding. They really care that guests have a great stay and a great experience. They are eager to help in any way. Dive staff were always there to help with equipment or tanks. Guides were eager and clearly enjoy diving. Range of the dive sites was very nice. Boats are very comfortable. Having a private guide was a perfect alternative. I particularly want to thank the crew on boat V and boat VI. Thanks also to the F&B manager and the chefs for preparing non garlic meals for me to enjoy. I don't want to be a high maintenance guest and the ways they dealt with my needs was very courteous and wonderfully unobtrusive. Thank you.
Andy and Valerie Bernat - October 2012
| ||"Excellent trip. Service was 5 star plus. Diving was like no other place on earth. Keep up the good work. Next trip will be a week on the liveaboard plus a week in the resort. Thanks to all! Eat, Sleep, Dive Wakatobi. The smallest things bring out the greatest experience.
Serrhel and Patty Adams - October 2012
| ||"Everything was beautifully arranged, decorated and organized. The staff were attentive, friendly, accommodating and energetic. The bungalow was comfortable and clean. The bed was comfortable and firm, just right! We had everything we needed. The service was over the top! Moving dive gear in baskets and helping us with tanks was easy for us. Every staff member we encountered smiled and was eager to help. Remote, superb service, excellent food and incredible dive sites teaming with life, colorful fish, sponges, fan coral and tiny creatures
Sally Brown - October 2012
| ||"Service excellent, food good, diving A+, everyone was very friendly, courteous and helpful. Nice touch staff learning your name. Rooms nice and comfortable.
Glenn Tips - October 2012
| ||"I have been to many dive locations around the world and the food here is by far the best. The entire staff did a great job. Thanks for making my stay great! Awesome diving, great food, the nicest people in the world, the most helpful courteous dive staff anywhere.
Michael Catalano - October 2012
| ||"Food was outstanding, service outstanding, diving best ever and very friendly staff! Great Barrier what? Wakatobi is by far the best diving on the planet!
William Rieger - October 2012
| ||"My stay has been wonderful. Your staff was top notch, always alert to please each guest. The diving was superb, dive boats accommodate divers very easily and of course our divemasters were the best! This is my 1st time in this part of the world but it will not be the last. And the food, accommodations all get an A+. Beautiful diving! At Wakatobi, diving is much more than just getting wet!
Ann Vincent - October 2012
| ||"I have truly enjoyed all the diving, seeing new creatures and the service at the resort. Our dive master is a fantastic guide and I was very happy when he continued to be our guide following time with him on the Pelagian. The restaurant staff always make mealtimes enjoyable. I definitely enjoyed the one on one Indonesian language lesson too. I always love to hear and learn new things. I will definitely be coming back! Terima kasih!
Nikki Lamothe - October 2012
| ||"Incredibly beautiful diving in a first class resort. Staff were superb, food excellent, unspoiled and went to keep it that way. Thank you for a memorable week!
Sandra Terrazzino - October 2012
| ||"Don't touch - Your equipment, once you unload, everything is taken care of including putting on your back. 70 minute dives - all spectacular!
Scott Anderson - October 2012
| ||"Great staff, wonderful place, quite a few nice improvements from 11 years ago! Great 5 star service, food and of course diving. I am planning a return trip now! Dive with the best, experience the best. Wakatobi, just getting better!
Mark Smith - October 2012
| ||"Very nice, beautiful place. Best service by far! We look forward returning. Totally care free vacation. No worries, be happy! Why did I bring shoes?!
Paul and Deborah Braud - October 2012
| ||"We had an exceptional vacation, exceeding our high expectations. We cannot say enough about how friendly and helpful the staff were. They made us feel like family. The dive trips were run like "Swiss Watches", everything went smoothly and professionally. The food was superb - we never expected the quality or variety we were offered. We also felt treated like royalty at our special gourmet dining to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. The staff thought of numerous little features to make it an unforgettable evening. I also appreciated having a private dive guide for a day, the dive guide was the best photo instructor and guide I have experienced. The diving program is exceptionally run with tremendous variety and flexibility. The staff are extremely friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.
Robert Hudak - October 2012
| ||"I was so surprised to see a place like Wakatobi Dive Resort in Indonesia, although I am Indonesian. This place is amazing, beautiful, clean, and the service, hospitality and facilities are great! No complaints at all and I am really really satisfied. I found this resort from Google, none of my dive fellows ever mentioned Wakatobi, so I had a look at it's website and also it's Facebook page. This resort is really more than my expectations. Great place with great people and great management. All the staff are so nice and helpful, even my son loves this place very much and he never asked for his favorite TV channels while being here. I hope someday we will be able to come back here to dive. Thank you very much for this great holiday.
Rossie Zen - October 2012
| ||"Resort is beautiful and kept up nicely. The staff are incredibly helpful and friendly. We had a wonderful time and I hope to come back. Diving was the best. Dive masters very good. I cannot say enough good things about our holiday here. We feel very lucky to be able to come here. Every member of the staff seem to love their job. Thank you for a very special holiday.
Nina Lee - October 2012
| ||"Spend as much time as you can here, twelve days wasn't enough. This is one of the healthiest reefs on the planet.
Robert and Gayle Bringas - October 2012
| ||"I knew the reefs would be amazing, but I was amazed how far the resort itself exceeded my expectations! The food, accommodations and service were better than any place I've stayed in - dive or non dive vacations!
Anastasia Laity - October 2012
| ||"All aspects were superb; diving, food, staff, dive masters. All the staff are friendly, helpful and happy. The set up of the resort is obviously well thought out and practiced and everything ran smoothly. Amazing staff, amazing reefs, amazing marine life.
David and Linda Steinepreis - October 2012
| ||"An absolutely wonderful experience, it exceeded our expectations. The operation is impressive and every area worked perfectly well. We particularly appreciated the child friendliness and willing attitude to meet the kids' needs. Diving was spectacular and the attentiveness of crew and guides was a bonus. Kids club was a blessing. I was surprised at how much our kids enjoyed it and allowed us to have our own time. Food is delicious and well catered. Congratulations!!! Wakatobi should be on everyone's bucket list! Beautiful diving. Perfectly child friendly and an impressive operation from start to finish.
Stephanie and Michael Mesdag - October 2012
| ||"How could Wakatobi be better than our last trip here? Well for starters, having our own private dive experience manager was amazing. Not only did he listen to the type of dive experience we wanted, he made it happen! He discussed Indonesian culture and language (which we were both interested in), he discussed fish life and habitat and amazingly enough, he spotted everything we wanted to see. He worked so well with both of us and was very safe. We cannot say enough good things about him. Then of course the restaurant team and all the staff made our dining very comfortable. It felt like coming home to every meal. We appreciated the help with our 'Indonesian' also. The longhouse staff and butlers were as helpful, always willing to make things work. Lastly Villa 1, incredible! Especially the new pool. Ultimate luxury!! Having our private diving experience manager, staying in a Villa and being pampered by the restaurant staff made Wakatobi our ultimate dive vacation experience! Thanks.
Pam Crayne Smith and Dave Smith - October 2012
| ||"We are always worried to come back a second time to the same place because we are afraid of being disappointed. Well it was as good as the first time and on top we are wonderfully remembered and feeling welcome as much as by the European staff and the Indonesian staff. You have to come back, it is even better the second time.
Jacques and Françoise Lefebvre - Renaud - October 2012
| ||"Everyone was awesome. The food was awesome. The chef always remembered that my wife couldn't have dairy and always made a non dairy version for her. The dive staff were awesome!
Sean Shrum - October 2012
| ||"Wow! What a wonderful experience you have created! The staff here is exceptional. How did they know our names? Never had this personal service. The diving was magical - beautiful places, wonderful set up and again a fantastic crew. Our dive guides were all outstanding folks. Suggestions to make it better? That's a tough one. The food is outstanding. Honestly, we had a fabulous time and have no complaints. Thanks to your amazing staff.
Douglas and Kerry Dow - October 2012
| ||"Very nice and helpful staff. Superb organization for all the dive and snorkel trips. You can't do it better! We were never before so spoiled as snorkelers. The best reefs in the world for snorkeling. Fantastic cuisine in reasonable small portions and good balance. Beautiful plants around the bungalows. Very comfortable ambiance.
Ivan and Barbara Keller - October 2012
| ||"Staff service is excellent. I have never visited a resort where the staff remembered and called me by name. Makes one feel right at home. Hands down, the best dive resort I've visited over 30 years of diving. Excellent diving, staff and service.
David A. Stewart - October 2012
| ||"I thoroughly enjoyed my Wakatobi experience, especially the 5 day Liveaboard. The staff is impressively friendly, the facilities are quite nice. A very pleasant experience.
Stan Smith - October 2012
| ||"We had a great time. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The dive masters were knowledgeable as well as friendly and helpful. The resort is beautiful, the reefs are gorgeous and the food was fantastic. Thank you.
Kevin Vos and Matthew Wageman - October 2012
| ||"Great staff. Service with a smile is an understatement. You can be proud of your staff and the work they do. Excellent! Our dive masters strove to provide great diving. I commend them. Thank you to our boat crew. They worked diligently to help us. I was constantly amazed with the food service staff. Pleasant, kind, attentive and they remembered our names. Great service all around. There is a book entitled, 'I Love You More Than My Dog!' It focuses on customer loyalty and companies that are beloved by their customers. Your dedication to service makes you beloved by your guests.
Donna Gelnett - October 2012
| ||"We enjoyed our stay here at the resort. The service was superb with many extras. The diving was excellent. The crew served well and always carrying our cameras and supplying towels. The offer was always there. We have been on other resorts but this has moved up to our #1 choice. Our fellow instructor recommended your resort and he was right. The outdoor shower is heavenly.
Lori Sherrill and Karen Conmy - October 2012
| ||"Wilma and I have been to many dive resorts around the world and we think Wakatobi is one of the premier diving locations. The attention to detail sets you apart from the rest. Everything we could need has been anticipated and organized for us. The villa accommodation tops many 5 star resorts we've stayed in and the quality of the food and it's presentation would give some of the finest restaurants in London a run for their money. As for the quality of the diving, I can't think of anywhere better and your diving service is pretty much the best I've experienced. Both Wilma and I would like to thank our dive guide for the great job he's done as well as the team behind the scenes that support him. I know how hard everyone must have to work to make it such a memorable experience for us. PADI says Diving is Fun - Wakatobi proves it!
Rob and Wilma Randall - October 2012
| ||"We appreciate how good the dive masters are at pointing out the marine life. The boats are spacious and very comfortable. The whole resort is incredibly beautiful. We especially loved the attentiveness and friendliness of the staff. We also want to commend the chef and the kitchen staff for preparing such varied and delicious meals, even for vegetarians. A slice of paradise!
Olga and Daniel Barron - October 2012
| ||"Wakatobi resort is the prefect location for both relaxation and diving. From the friendly and accommodating staff to the organization, food (amazing!) cleanliness and holiday feel, Wakatobi can not be beaten when compared to other resorts. All agree that every detail, major or minor have been addressed. We loved it, and also loved the Pelagian so much. We have booked another 5+5 days Pelagian / Resort for another group. Very Happy! Thank you to all the amazing people who make Wakatobi and the experience so special. If you are looking for an all in and amazing diving holiday and experience, Look no further - Wakatobi is it! See you all in 2014!
Lee Johnson and Joey Pool - October 2012
| ||"I'm extremely impressed with the diving, the resort, staff and overall organization. I'll definitely tell my diving friends about Wakatobi. I had a great experience. It's a shame it's such a long trip from my home! I hope you'll manage to continue to help maintain this beautiful reef system.
Peter Tieleman - October 2012
| ||"A five star resort set in a superb diving area. All staff are trained to a high standard and are willing to make extra effort to create a holiday never to be forgotten. Nothing was too much trouble. I love the private outdoor shower and canopied bed. Overall attention to detail was unparalleled. The dining room produced a varied and excellent level of food, including Indonesian favorites. I loved the linen napkins at dinner. Special mention must go to our five nights on the Pelagian. Wonderful staff, food and diving. Our dive guides were lovely people and critter spotters extraordinaire. I must mention my delight in the way the resort has accounted for environmental protection - glass shampoo / conditioner bottles etc, disposal of rubbish. We re-booked for 2014 before we left. This is my favorite place for diving, service and friendliness. Thank you.
Chas and Brenda Morgan - October 2012
| ||"You have great staff and they are knowledgeable as well. Hope to see you again. What a great diversity in marine life! Something new on every dive!
Herbert and Donna Whalen - October 2012
| ||"I can't wait to return to Wakatobi. I do not dive and the snorkeling was beyond belief! The guides were so helpful and knowledgeable about animal species. They asked what I wanted to see and took me right to it.
Mary Hughson Brown - October 2012
| ||"Staff are very friendly and know my name. Food is great and the diving is fantastic. I have really enjoyed my stay and would love to come back.
Peter Tulk - October 2012
| ||"Our dive guides have been really great. The bartenders and dining room staff have made my drinking and dining experience a pleasure as have all the staff at the resort. This will be a hard experience to top and I will definitely be back. Special thanks to Miguel for helping me with my ear and the informative behind the scenes tour. This is the best dive holiday I have ever been on and can't wait to properly go through all my photos. Thank you to everyone for such a great experience. A must visit location for any dive traveler.
Valdimar Jonsson - October 2012
| ||"A wonderful vacation! The staff, the food, the diving Oh My! We will be back and already planning the trip. Great team work and great attitudes. Dive crew and dive masters so helpful and pleasant! Best massage in my life! Tremendous fun! Highly recommend Wakatobi, the staff....It's like Cheers TV Show 'Where everyone knows your name' so pleasant and helpful.
Terry Newcombe - October 2012
| ||"This has been the dive experience of a lifetime. Words and photos can hardly describe it. It is incredible!
Diana Repasky - October 2012
| ||"Wakatobi is the place to get away from everything and be pampered.
Kristin Tarman - October 2012
| ||"Had a great time, food was great, diving was awesome, service was great. I'll definitely be back.
Kendrick Pool - October 2012
| ||"A well run thoroughly fantastic resort with excellent staff and facilities. I will be returning again in 2014.
Graeme Green - October 2012
| ||"As a non-diver, I found Wakatobi relaxing. While my husband went diving and my granddaughter was snorkeling, I was content to swing in the hammock and read surrounded by the beautiful foliage of this resort.
Susan Zwaan - October 2012
| ||"What an amazing experience! The staff was extremely hospitable. We felt like royalty every second. I forgot how to set up my gear because I never touched it! Christine and I will definitely be back probably with our family.
Jay and Christine Van Voorst - October 2012
| ||"We had a great experience at Wakatobi. We were worried that it had changed too dramatically since we were here in 2004. But the growth has improved the experience and the service has stepped up to meet the demands of the modern traveler. I think Wakatobi offers great value and we will send more of our customers to you. Thanks to the entire staff.
Emily and Casey Zwaan - October 2012
| ||"Lived up to the website, promotional material and our friends recommendation.
Simon Cooke and Family - October 2012
| ||"We had a superb holiday here. We enjoyed many dives with an experienced dive guide who had wide knowledge and good eyes. He showed us many things and gave lots of information. Friendly crew on the boat and always a helping hand when needed. Great service! Excellent food and service in the restaurant. Keep on going like this - Thanks for a wonderful time!
Roland Benz and Marianne Kossmann - October 2012
| ||"You have the obvious things to a very high standard - accommodation, food, staff, reef, but it is your good ideas that make Wakatobi extra special: Visa help when arriving in Bali, great check in help leaving Bali, reef books in room, availability of a fan, a guide each time we snorkel, the food and drink in the longhouse, the resort tour, the laptop to network cable, I'm sure there are other nice touches that I have left out. Your staff seem to be genuinely happy and pleasant. Thank you for a great 6 nights.
Mick and Barbara Woodford - October 2012
| ||"Another delightful eleven days on our second visit to Wakatobi. At the end of our last visit we made several comments about our time here. It is a pleasure to find an operation that actively listens to constructive criticism from its customers and acts to improve accordingly. You should be proud of what you have achieved at Wakatobi and we look forward to returning again. Wakatobi and especially every member of staff do everything they possibly can to ensure your whole experience is wonderful.
Paul and Paula Brazier - October 2012
| ||"The only negative thing I can think of is that there is not enough hours in the day to do everything. The staff is exceptional, courteous and a lot of fun. The dive masters know their stuff, the facility is gorgeous. The dives at Wakatobi are truly a life changing event. Each moment displays an aspect of beauty and life I thought existed only in my dreams.
Phia Dedes - October 2012
| ||"This is a very beautiful place. The staff here is kind and helpful, always cheerful. The dive sites are wonderful. We loved our room. We loved the way the food was presented and the variety of it. We'll certainly recommend it to our friends.
Marie and Harry Hostetler - October 2012
| ||"Very healthy coral, easy diving, dive staff very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable, good variety of fish life, warm water temperatures, flexible dive schedule, excellent dive boats, excellent ratio of divers to DM's, all resort staff very friendly and helpful, minimal mosquitoes, nice bar at the end of the pier, room comfortable and nice porch with beach chairs, very informative media presentations. World class dive experience with high focus on customer service for diving, dining and leisure.
Geralyn and Arthur Burke - October 2012
| ||"Our stay at Wakatobi was superb, beyond anything we could have imagined and certainly gave us pause to consider what relaxation is all about! |
As a relatively new beginner swimmer as well as a new snorkeler, I don't suppose I could have come to a better place in the world. Although a bit intimidated about swimming out "to the edge of the world" (the reef) and leaping off the boat, I was able to accomplish both. The snorkel and boat staff were always patient, encouraging and supportive with me, and the snorkel staff often swam near me to give me that added support to check in to be sure I was alright, and to show me particular fish of interest.
The staff (all of them, from gardeners to cleaning to kitchen to pool guys) were so very attentive, welcoming and gracious. It always fascinated us how it seemed like hidden elves had been to our room while we were out. The behind-the-scenes work that goes on to operate a place like this is incredible. And although we guests usually don't see all of what happens, I want to assure you that it is evident. A mere thank you seems not enough to convey our appreciation. The meals were exquisite! After the initial shock of "how do they do this on an island", we settled in to enjoy the selections, the kitchen / dining staff are amazing. Again, so attentive, kind and observant. I even got up to get some soup one evening and as I sat down, I realized I'd neglected to get a spoon. I turned to get up and here was a staff member who'd noticed and was holding a spoon for me! Wow! They knew our names, they knew who liked iced tea and they knew what hospitality means.
Our accommodation was exceptional. You thought of everything! Even of the small pair of scissors in the room to disconnect the zip ties on our luggage. The afternoon snacks were delightful and a welcomed treat after a day in the sea. The surprise towel discoveries on our bed each night, the sheets turned down....well, it was divine. I splurged and had a "foot indulgence" at the spa which was incredible, talk about pampering! The young lady was so skilled that when I left, I felt guilty for walking back through the sand to my villa, I felt like my feet were in heaven! The tour of Wakatobi was interesting and enjoyable. The craftsmanship of the staff was amazing. It was a joy to view the ecological aspects that the owner of Wakatobi has so thoughtfully created. I enjoyed the tour of Lammanggau and learning about the village culture. Their lifestyle certainly makes one appreciate the emnities that we have in our culture. It was interesting to view an entirely different way of life other than our own.
In summary, Wakatobi was rich with experiences. I saw things under the sea that I've never experienced except through photos in a book or National Geographic. I faced my fear of putting my face in the water and was rewarded scenes of ocean life almost too beautiful to behold. I swam across and to what seemed to me, the edge of the world witnessing an entire world beneath me alive with activity. I saw sunsets that were breathtaking, talked to people who were genuine and slept like a baby. How does one convey the experience of Wakatobi? Photos can only capture 1 view, a long thank you letter seems insufficient. I will cherish this experience for many years to come. Thank you for sharing your culture, your island and your friendship with us. And yes, I do plan to return. "
Sue Ferguson - September 2012
| ||"The location is stellar with an amazing array of coral and sea life. It is right out of a dive magazine. The staff have been friendly, professional and knowledgeable. The dive guides were knowledgeable, resourceful and made us feel secure. Our accommodations were just like what we discussed with your sales person at the dive show. We enjoyed being on the windy side and without too many neighbors. The grounds were well kept. If we ever needed any help, we always had someone to fulfill our wishes. The food was delicious and the variety extensive. We feel extremely fortunate to have had this dive experience so early in our diving career. Unfortunately you've set the bar high for us. We can't wait to come back! Many thanks for your attention to details.
Craig Garret and Jenna Ascari - September 2012
| ||"Wonderful holiday. I really appreciated being met at the airport and the smooth trouble free progression thru customs etc. Accommodations are comfortable and the organization here is superb. Makes me feel confident in diving. Dive sites are excellent - pristine reefs. I really appreciate the camera room. All the staff are wonderful
Dianne Pacey - September 2012
| ||"I very much enjoyed my holiday in Wakatobi. The fact that the staff knew each guests name from the first day and call them by that name makes the service seem even more personal. The food has been fabulous and the presentation in small serves, variety quality and taste are all excellent. Staff repeatedly ask if there is anything they can do to make your holiday better, dive guides ask for feedback on their style. All staff demonstrate the attitude that they wish to ensure you have a good time at Wakatobi. I had a massage and it was wonderful! Thanks also for changing my pillow to something I find preferable. A lot of thought has gone into making the resort diver friendly. Unlimited drinking water is greatly appreciated.
Angela Gorta - September 2012
| ||"Dive guides are very good. Loved the dive sites. Boats are great and very helpful in vast water. The beds in the room are very comfortable and the staff are very helpful. The food selection was good. The waiting room area at the airport was nice and the staff were very helpful when greeted and with luggage. Wakatobi is the best diving area and is a great place to visit. We would come again.
Brad and Tena Powell - September 2012
| ||"Very professional staff. They were very helpful, especially in helping with large items. Dive operation is very organized.
Jackie Vickrey - September 2012
| ||"Great diving is just the start! The whole experience was made perfect by the huge amount of effort all the staff put in - much appreciated! And by the way, the food was 5 star every day.
Erik Schlogl - September 2012
| ||"The service is excellent and so is the restaurant. The diving center and boat staff are kind and knowledgeable, in particular our dive guide. He revealed himself as knowledgeable, always available and attentive towards everyone's needs. We have very much appreciated your efforts toward reef and environment protection. Fantastic dives, pristine reefs, a variety of color and creatures and an excellent diving organization
Max Magnante and Cristiana Cerrito - September 2012
| ||"Beautiful diving and beautiful people that makes for a perfect diving holiday!
Sivan Jeyarajah - September 2012
| ||"One of the best vacation experiences ever. Outstanding snorkeling. Our dive guide did a fantastic job in taking care of us and pointing out all the exciting sea creatures. Likewise, the restaurant staff were excellent, always helpful and attentive. They were wonderful.
Ulrich Hartl and Manajit Hayer Hartl - September 2012
| ||"We came here on the recommendation of someone who had been here in the past year. We will certainly recommend this to people who are keen divers and snorkelers. We have found this place to be like a piece of paradise. The staff are wonderful, the accommodation is great and the food is exceptional. of course the main reason we have loved our stay in Wakatobi is the pristine environment, the wonderful corrals and abundance of beautiful sea life. It is hard to conceive of a better place to visit. We are hooked and look forward to returning one day, we would love to bring our children and grand children here.
Nick and Joan Hoogenraad - September 2012
| ||"I was able to dive slowly and was very relaxed. It was unspeakably beautiful underwater like a flower garden. I love macro diving so Wakatobi is the place for me.
Chieko Takahashi - September 2012
| ||"All staff are very professional kind and helpful. We really appreciate all your efforts. It was very personalized. Nice conservation program, we noted the difference. Food is fantastic. Everything was smooth and very well organised. Beautiful place, hidden from the rest of the world.
Marleen and Karl van Wesel - September 2012
| ||"5 star cuisine, incredible fantastic food. Really delicious! Beautiful restaurant with top service. We saw really nice things during our dives. The corals and colors are so beautiful here. Best diving of all the islands we have visited. Very nice service by all the dive and boat crew. The resort has beautiful rooms and settings. the longhouse is amazing. I really enjoyed this idyllic place with my family. I hope to come back soon.
Jill and Jonas van Wesel - September 2012
| ||"The staff is at the same high level of the amazing reef and resort. I felt like I am leaving an extended family. I travel extensively and have never been to a resort that makes you feel like family while pampering you in every way.
Tony Platko - September 2012
| ||"Wonderful stay. All staff members outgoing, gracious and friendly. Diving experience was great. Helpful boat crew, very accommodating and knowledgeable dive masters. Nice to do the Pelagian trip before the resort stay to decompress a little bit. Food was fantastic and the kitchen staff and crew were top notch. Service was exceptional. Thanks to everyone here at Wakatobi and Pelagian for an unforgettable vacation adventure!
Richard and Teresa Lawler - September 2012
| ||"This was and is our favorite place in the world. The staff is beyond pleasant and helpful. The food is delicious and the diving was out of this world! Villa 3 is stunning! How did everyone know our names….? Wally wants to learn how to fold towels into swans. Our dive guide helped us to become very much better at diving and was never impatient when were slow to learn, she was excited by every little find and her excitement was infectious. This place gets everything right all at once. Diving, food, accommodations, staff all perfect!
Barbara and Wally Zeins - September 2012
| ||"This is my second visit to Wakatobi. I first came to Wakatobi in August 2006, I was very impressed. The diving, accommodations, the food and the people were awesome. Over the years I have always told fellow divers that Wakatobi was my number 1 must do again dive destination. In 2011 the goal became a reality. I booked the trip for the end of August 2012. On arriving at Wakatobi, I found any changes were for the better. The staff are really awesome, very friendly, willing to assist you at all times. The rooms are very nice and comfortable. The food is really first class, with a lot of variety, very tasty really a 5 star rating. the dive staff is excellent, they do a very good job of finding critters to photograph and they are very friendly. The boat crew is also very helpful. I truly enjoy the Wakatobi experience, simply stated Wakatobi will be your number 1 must do again dive destination. The experience is incredible!
Jim Sparkman - September 2012
| ||"From the greeting at the Bali airport, until the departure, everything is made for our well being. Kindness of the staff, planning of the diving, boat crew always very careful, personalized welcoming as if we knew each other forever… and of course wonderful diving. Our bungalow was very comfortable especially the shower and the most important, the food so delicious, there is no words. Refined, original, and for all tastes. Bravo to the chef. Wakatobi will be a wonderful memory. I hope to see you later. the perfection from beginning to the end, underwater or on land.
Alain Bernard - September 2012
| ||"The staff was amazing. The personal attention to detail un-surpassed! The dinning staff was very friendly, greeted me daily by name and within a day or two knew what I wanted and ordered or brought it to me as soon as they saw me. They truly provided top notch service. The boat staff was equally amazing. The dive operation is like a well oiled machine. Everything runs smoothly. The guys on the boat were fantastic with setting up gear, handling cameras, having a towel ready as soon as I got on the boat - again truly amazing. The facilities and grounds were beautiful, well kept, safe and secluded.
Lureen Ferretti - September 2012
| ||"I was very impressed that all staff knew me by name from day 1. The dinning room staff was exceptional! Food quality was great! I thoroughly enjoyed my time here and will recommend it to the others. Really enjoyed the slide show presentations and good meeting areas for these. A piece of Indonesian Paradise.
Kristy Klinger - September 2012
| ||"Our group had a great time. The dive masters were excellent at pointing things out. The resort and restaurant staff were very attentive and helpful.
Jim Decker - September 2012
| ||"Awesome trip! Wakatobi exceeded my expectations in almost every way. I have been visiting the Wakatobi booth at trade shows for years and had really been looking forward to coming here. The diving was awesome, the guides were great at spotting creatures and the service at the resort is impeccable and I really appreciate the conservation ethic and what Wakatobi is trying to achieve with it's support for the local communities. The food is awesome! Big praise for the head chef! My bungalow was lovely, a very comfortable home. Wakatobi can be summed up in two words : World Class. That's what you get when you combine some of the best reefs on the planet with the best service in the industry and a commitment to conservation and local well being. Every diver owes it to them-self to visit Wakatobi.
Sterling Zumbrunn - September 2012
| ||"Somebody told me Wakatobi is good, in fact it was amazing! Dive sites are unbelievable and the guides as well. Super accommodation, fantastic food and all staff are very pleasing.
Daniel Rutter - September 2012
| ||"We enjoyed the wonderful food and waiters. The boat crew on Waka V were excellent. The rooms were very clean. Also, we were impressed with the gardening.
Kathy and John Stults - September 2012
| ||"We had a great time. The diving and all the staff were superb! It far exceeded our expectations! We will definitely try to return someday. If you are looking for World Class diving, come here! The resort has given every thought to detail and you will not be disappointed. We will definitely return to Wakatobi to visit the friendly Indonesian people again.
Rob and Karen Smith - September 2012
| ||"Thank you very much for creating such a special magical place. It has just become my escape destination.
Jennifer Cunynghame - September 2012
| ||"The additional help with washing and maintaining dive equipment was appreciated. On our second visit we were re-acquainted with fabulous diving, snorkeling, food and service that epitomizes Wakatobi. It was even better than the first time.
Ann and Greg Ralph - September 2012
| ||"Nothing to say regarding the comfort, it is perfect! Special mention for the restaurant, worth 5 stars. Thank you for the attention shown out of Wakatobi (hotels in Bali, private driver, greeting at the airport…) Five star diving and five star eating! The best food I had since I left France! Happy divers with happy stomachs.
Olivier Martin - September 2012
| ||"Absolutely perfect place and such friendly staff! The best underwater world we have ever seen. Wakatobi has to be one of the most well organized resorts in the world. Honestly, I have never seen anything like it! From the friendly and helpful staff to the skillful divemasters and boat crew, to the outstanding logistics and individual care, Wakatobi is in a class of it's own.
Karin and Jim Laurel - September 2012
| ||"We have enjoyed our time vacationing at Wakatobi. The accommodations are great, the food is amazing and the diving is outstanding. Most of all the people are what makes this a paradise. A lot of the staff are friendly, helpful and focused on making us feel we are the first priority. The dive operation is top notch, great set up! The boats are spacious and comfortable to dive from, the camera table is the best we have ever seen. The boat crew is very attentive. Our dive guides are the best. They have amazing eyes and can spot the smallest of creatures. He is very patient and attentive to all divers and their safety. The staff in the restaurant are very attentive and do a great job in serving our every need and desire. Thank you for a relaxing, fun and amazing dive vacation. We hope to visit again soon!
Mike and Tenna Pershing - September 2012
| ||"While the pristine beauty of Wakatobi is in it's environment and location, the heart and soul are the people. Every staff member has gone beyond expectations to make our stay very enjoyable and relaxing. You have chosen and trained your staff to a level of service rarely seen in a resort, with a commitment in their development. Wakatobi is more than a dive resort. It is an experience that will change you if you allow it into your heart, and it will happen even if you think it won't.
Jon and Eva LaFollette - September 2012
| ||"I did greatly enjoy my stay here. All the dives with my Divemaster had been professionally led. I felt always safe, well informed and I got a lot of new things to see because of his skills to find tiny little creatures. Big applause for the whole Wakatobi Team!
Peter Schoch - September 2012
| ||"Excellent staff as always. Good dive team, boat crew and housekeeping. Excellent dining room staff. Looking forward to coming back sooner next time since we didn't get as much diving as we had planned to. Best land resort for diving we know of!
Joe and Sue Keenan - September 2012
| ||"We have been impressed about this top resort, everything read was true. Wonderful dives, food and not to forget, the people make our stay so enjoyable. A dream became true. Thanks! We will return!
Peter and Carmen Schöttler - September 2012
| ||"What a beautiful place to be! Both under and above water! Thank you for the great service. My vacation was all it could be.
Diana Hunter - September 2012
| ||"The entire experience has been excellent. Epitome of all vacations is when your gear is cleaned for you
Cathy Hare and Janice Knieff - September 2012
| ||"World class diving and snorkeling! Beautiful healthy reef. Knowledgeable diving staff, willing and happy to share. All the staff throughout the resort are friendly and more than helpful. Seen some of the best reefs, fish and smiles in the world! Better than the brochure! Like being on a deserted island with Waldorf serve.
Rich and Bon Fagan - September 2012
| ||"I will highly recommend the resort. It has been a wonderful experience for me. The staff have all been very attentive! I've had a great time, the diving has been excellent, the food is great. I especially like the small portions so you can try a lot of different things.
Millie Balko - September 2012
| ||"This is an amazing place. It is so much more than I expected. All the people who work here make the stay so enjoyable. Friendly staff and always willing to help. It is amazing, the most fantastic scuba vacation I have ever had. Thank you so much!
Kathy Bresson - September 2012
| ||"There is no short way to describe how wonderful our experience was at Wakatobi. A great experience doesn't necessarily come down to the amenities, but the experience. And we can truly say that ours has been mind-blowingly amazing. The one area that stands out and beyond comparison are the people who work here. There is a ready smile from every staff member and no task in providing assistance is impossible. From the food, the diving and most importantly the people, Wakatobi is the gold standard where all other dive resorts can only aspire to.
Cherie-Anne Henderson-Dam - September 2012
| ||"Superb resort which I thoroughly enjoyed, the food, service, accommodation and attention to detail was excellent. The staff were all attentive and all seemed happy. I have no negative issues with anyone. Excellent guides, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and helpful. All the organizations on the boats and at the resort was excellent. Perhaps you should provide scales in the rooms, so we can check our weight with all your fabulous food....then, perhaps Not!
Susan Hazelton - September 2012
| ||"I have traveled and dived extensively in the Indo-Pacific including the Maldives. As a package (including accommodation, food, services and diving) I would rate Wakatobi as the best that I have been to. The gourmet food was first class, the diving was just the icing on the cake. Just like the popcorn and the popcorn shrimp.
Andrew Yue - September 2012
| ||"I have a few issues which need to be addressed: Staff too nice and too helpful, weather too sunny, food tastes too good, dive sites too colorful, too many fish, corals and on and on and on…:) If you are prepared to breath your own air and chew your own food, I suppose you can come here, otherwise pretty much everything else is going to be done for you.
Dariusz Radulski - September 2012
| ||"The chef was fantastic. He was able to accommodate my gluten free diet and the food was amazing! The dive staff did an amazing job, the movies were very informative. Wakatobi is a snorkelers paradise. It's the best we've ever experienced, including at the great barrier reef.
Cathy Calder and Jan George - September 2012
| ||"The food is the best we have had on any diving holiday we have experienced. All staff provided a fantastic world class service (especially dive/boat staff, restaurant staff, front desk). Overall, all staff were extremely helpful and extremely friendly. Because all staff knew our names, it made us feel we had personal service. Great holiday, superb food, excellent staff and of course, diving is fantastic!
Stewart Peters and Patricia Bourke - September 2012
| ||"The best dive resort we have ever visited. The diving is absolutely beautiful, one of the nicest reefs and coral we have seen. The setup on the island is beautiful, we love the facilities and the comfort we have on the dive boats, not to mention the fantastic dive guides to go along with it. On another note, the staff at Wakatobi Dive Resort are phenomenal! The service they provide for us, the friendly smiles and the helpful hand they offer is great. Lastly, you have intrigued us with the vast variety and creativity of the food! It is delicious and we thank you for a great experience and we are sure to recommend Wakatobi Dive Resort to other divers when we come back home. An experience never to be forgotten.
Carlos and Maryanne Nader - September 2012
| ||"Awesome food, awesome staff, great diving. This is the first place we have been to where reality exceeded the marketing hype.
Brett and Carol Wallace - September 2012
| ||"We have dived in a number of resorts, mainly in the pacific rim. There is no doubt Wakatobi is a world class resort. The restaurant food is beautifully presented and would hold it's own anywhere in the world. All the staff are very courteous and extremely helpful. All the efforts made to keep the reefs in pristine condition obviously is working as the sites we dived are stunning. Thanks to all who are working to make Wakatobi one of the best destinations to visit not only for the diving but also for the eating. World class destination, Wakatobi boasts a three hat restaurant plus three hat diving. Heaven on Earth!
Ian and Christine Cooper - September 2012
| ||"We totally enjoyed this trip not only as a dive destination but as a family destination. The diving was spectacular with each dive bringing something new to see. The dive crew were extremely helpful and knew the reef. The accommodation was 5 star dive resort quality. The rooms comfortable and clean with a fresh look everyday. The restaurant only has one word to describe it: " Spectacular". We will definitely need to go on a diet when we get home. Your eyes are drawn to the quality and beautiful presentation that had you coming back for more until you couldn't fit another thing in. The kids club was also a wonderful hit for our son. Each day he would ask if it is time to go to kids club and each day he was not quite ready to come home as he was still wanting to go on the paddle board one more time. We want to thank all the staff, as no matter what, nothing was too difficult, and it was always with a huge smile.
Graham, Vicky and Michael Selleck - September 2012
| ||"Excellent resort. Great team of people, very friendly. Excellent food. Love the huts. Excellent dive sites and diving. We have had an excellent time. Thank you very much
Margaret and Gerrick Powell - September 2012
| ||"We both enjoyed the friendly staff, best food and most of all the awesome diving. Great place to be is Wakatobi.
Joseph Zarantonello and Vincenzo Mirarchi - September 2012
| ||"Thank you to everyone for such a wonderful time. It is truly a beautiful place to stay and we appreciate the great service (and terrific food) you provided us. Our children; Lachlan (9) and Sophie (5) had the opportunity for the first time to see the wonders of the ocean swimming with the Barracudas and watching Sophie jump from a boat onto a reef are moments we will always remember. We hope when they grow up they might bring their children here to experience the sandy pathways with the hermit crab tracks (a huge highlight) spotting turtles and watching monitor lizards, making cookies with the chef and laughing with all the staff. It was nice of everyone to share their stories and experiences with us. We hope to return sometime in the future.
Craig Edwards - September 2012
| ||"This is our fourth trip to Wakatobi and it has been as wonderful as always. This time we brought our family (two additional generations!) so they could share this extremely special place with us. Although they only snorkeled, they saw nearly as much as we did and they have all commented on how beautiful and healthy the reefs appear. Thank you for making us feel so welcome, even with the young children. We hope to bring them back as divers soon.
Karen Edwards and Deborah Meyers - September 2012
| ||"We booked and paid for our dive holiday 18 months in advance, normally we would not do that. Our faith in the resort was well justified. Management and staff were FIRST CLASS and everything about the resort was fantastic. Our stay in the resort was preceded by a week on the Pelagian which was also fantastic. We are pleased to have had both the resort and Pelagian experiences and are certain to return. Wakatobi is the perfect dive resort. We had a fantastic time and will definitely come back. Score: 10/10!
Ann and Chris Colmer - September 2012
| ||"We found the dive experience at Wakatobi second to none. The staff are so friendly and very helpful. The accommodation was fantastic and the food was amazing. Will definitely be returning. Our guide was our great dive leader. He is the best.
Darrall and Dianne Suter - September 2012
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|Featured Endorsement"Lived up to the hype" |
"Food was like dining in a 5 star establishment and the service was amazing. The staff constantly ask for feedback on your experience and do all they can to make the holiday amazing.
The diving was great, the dive guides ask you about how fast you want to travel and what type of organisms you are interested in, they then try to find them - I finally got to see a Giant Frogfish"
TripAdvisor profile: geminikitty66 - September 2012
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|Featured Endorsement"What a great place! Great diving and a wonderful resort. The facilities are immaculate, the food is good and plentiful, the staff is possibly over-attentive. Within a day of arrival everyone seemed to know me by name. Did not want me to carry tanks after analyzing them and I never had to load gear on or off the boat. Incredible variety of life on the reefs."|
TripAdvisor profile: czmdivenut - September 2012
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|Featured Endorsement"There are not enough words" |
"Firstly, we had the concierge service added on to our package and I cannot recommend this highly enough. It was the best $500 ever spent. From the moment we signed up for this, our concierge Satria was a superstar. He helped with all our arrangements to and from Bali and Wakatobi. Even after our trip to Wakatobi, we were looked after for our entire stay in Indonesia.
Once at Wakatobi, everything was just PERFECT. All luggage and set up are taken care of immediately. The staff and management that work there are so friendly, once feels right at home. Everyone we came into contact with greated us by our names (not sure how they knew all of us) The accommodation is rustic but perfect for the island feel with AC readily available."
TripAdvisor profile: Cheriedam - September 2012
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|Featured Endorsement"Amazing Diving, Fantastic Food" |
"The rooms were really luxurious, comfortable beds, tea and coffee making facilities, mini bar. Wonderful big outdoor showers. Lots of electric sockets for charging camera batteries.
Food was delicious and would not be unexpected in a top class London Restaurant but it was all the more amazing due to the logistics required to get it to the island. Delicious desserts too.
TripAdvisor profile: sal320 - September 2012
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|Featured Endorsement"Outstanding diving and the best dive resort ever visited"|
The resort experience was outstanding. The diving was very good (mostly wall dives with a little current), the accommodations were excellent, the food was superb, and the staff and dive crew were very friendly and helpful."
TripAdvisor profile: AGDobbins - August 2012
| ||"On behalf of Y-Kiki divers, our group immensely enjoyed our 10 day stay at Wakatobi. All arrangements were handled smoothly, the staff is amazing (knowing all our names within hours of our arrival) and we appreciated the dive profiles and low Dive master to diver ratios. Our guides were adept at finding all the fun macro stuff. My personal gratitude to my dive guide for his professionalism. He always ensured each person saw what he was pointing to. My group felt safe and we knew he had found something fun and interesting for us to marvel at. The dive staff works hard handling gear, tanks and camera equipment; taxis, diving boat, helping us in and out....you all simply raise the bar and will ensure we return with another group. Y-Kiki divers will be back! A 5 star operation that makes a long travel time worth it. The Wakatobi family ensures each guest feels welcome and that their diving experience is memorable. Thank you.
Valerie Elliott - August 2012
| ||"Clean, peaceful, friendly, professional, exceptional: every word applies to Wakatobi. Special compliments for the food and restaurant service. It's hard to imagine that we are as remote as we are. From top to bottom the Wakatobi enterprise is conceived to achieve guest satisfaction and they are supremely successful at it. No exceptions whatsoever. "|
Merril and Barbara Moss - August 2012
| ||"Greeters at the airport upon arrival and getting through lines was very nice and easy. Great waiting area before flight. Personalized orientation of area etc, great food, 5 star restaurant, I enjoyed the cooking class and getting recipe. The boat crew and guides were excellent, found what was requested! Wait staff is excellent, knew everyone's name, great team at Wakatobi, everything went smooth. Thanks to all the people we did not meet. Too much stuff to do and not enough time. Two years in the planning for us and I enjoyed my week.
BG Johnson - August 2012
| ||"It goes without saying that the location and the reef are fabulous. It is wonderful that you are taking such good care of it. The staff, WOW! Not only are all of our needs met, they are anticipated and taken care of immediately with cheerfulness and grace. Everyone we have seen has been helpful, friendly and interested in our experience here. You have done an excellent job of hiring and training. All together, a top rate operation!
Scott and Connie Neish - August 2012
| ||"A wonderful experience all around. A special thank you to all the staff, especially those behind the scenes who keep everything humming and don't get the direct "thank you" from guests! Wonderful diving, accommodations, food and the staff is 1st class all the way.
John and Mary Ellen Fields - August 2012
| ||"The attention and care from each staff to every guest, regardless of their role is remarkable. This is ideal for a vacation. The organization of the dive center is impeccable. The restaurant is "Michelin Star" level with a particular note to the kindest service.
Giovanni Michienzi and Carmen Pizzonia - August 2012
| ||"We spent an amazing week in Wakatobi as a part of our honeymoon. The best thing was the helpful and kind staff including local staff and dive masters who were patient and helping us in many ways although we were just beginners. We definitely did not feel like outsiders although we did not have that much experience as the other divers on board.
Henna and Markus Suomi - August 2012
| ||"Very comfortable accommodations, excellent service and food. Very beautiful grounds. Great staff, excellent dives and dive guides. We appreciate the attention to safety and conservation. Love the way our dive guide explains the behaviour of marine life. Wakatobi was on my bucket list. It has been wonderful sharing such amazing diving with our group. There's so much to do. I'll have to put it on my bucket list again.
Jeff and Terri Leicher - August 2012
| ||"We are very satisfied of our trip, very warm welcome, the staff are very attentive, very good food and the sites are very beautiful. It was a wonderful trip, even for the non divers
Claude and Michele Vigel - August 2012
| ||"Excellent vacation, the staff at the resort and the Pelagian are very good. The food is excellent, the dive guides are very attentive and always trying to find critters to show us. All was perfect. Thank you very much and we hope to see you again.
Victor Romeo and Eva Moyano - August 2012
| ||"Biggest compliment to the staff - all of them! Of course also the boat crews (always helpful) and the dive guides. They make us come back! The food (especially soups, desserts and even sometimes as simple as pasta) are prepared perfectly. Outdoor seating is wonderful. The Villa is nice as always. Housekeeping does a great job. Great diving, wonderful staff and accommodation & food makes us visit Wakatobi over and over again. Thanks a lot!
Markus Fritze and Lisa Keller - August 2012
| ||"This trip was on my bucket list. May I just say it was worth it. I know I will be back in the future. The staff is wonderful. They are very attentive to your wants and needs. The food has been out of this world. I would like to keep this wonderful place a secret for as long as I can. the boat staff is very knowledgeable about everything underwater. Best place ever. Bar none!
Gabrielle Chase - August 2012
| ||"Wow! What can top our previous two trips to Wakatobi? A third trip of course! Everything is first class. Food, rooms, staff and of course the diving. Was not disappointed with anything. A special thanks to our private dive guide. Amazing does not describe the small critters he found.
John and Linda Simmons - August 2012
| ||"A frame of perfection to what nature has already done perfectly. Our holiday in Wakatobi has been relaxing and regenerating. An enchanting place where the smiles of the staff accompany you the whole day. The attentive eyes of the captain and crew always ready to anticipate any need. The diving organization is excellent from all point of view. Our guide is an excellent professional and knowledgeable of the marine wonders.
Antonella Alberti and Pier Paolo Crovetti - August 2012
| ||"This is our second visit to Wakatobi. The service was consistent with our prior visit and the hospitality extended to us was exceptional. In our opinion, Wakatobi is a World Class Diving Resort. Food, service and diving is outstanding. This is our second visit to diving paradise and it will not be the last. Wakatobi is by far the best diving that we have ever experienced.
John and Elaine Kotovsky - August 2012
| ||"Love it here. Trying to figure out how to get back. Food was always good with beautiful presentation. Awesome, unbelievable diving. You will not want to go back and dive anywhere else in the world.
Carol Roedder - August 2012
| ||"Overall, the reef, resort, staff, dive crew, food and beauty of this part of the world is top notch. A definite must for any serious diver!
Cynthia Aks - August 2012
| ||"Well organized, good food, staff very friendly. Everyone goes up and beyond to make sure guests have a great time. Dive masters are knowledgeable about the dive sites. Our dive guide made sure all the guests were safe throughout our dive. He checked to be sure everyone was okay on the dives, made sure we all saw things he found. he really catered to me. He is one of the best dive masters we have had anywhere so far. Restaurant staff all made us feel like family. Amazed that every staff member we encountered knew our names from the 1st day. Food was delicious! Something for everyone. Wonderful variety.
Pat and Greg White - August 2012
| ||"Our 10 day trip has been exceptional. From check in at the airport to the adventure of arriving at Wakatobi, everything has been beyond our expectations. The dive staff are top quality and extremely personable. All have been helpful, the entire staff works hard and it shows. The dining room staff: exemplary friendly greetings from all, delicious food, more than willing to help with anything. The calm relax atmosphere was wonderful, we liked the idea of meeting and talking with the manager. The gardeners helped us find the monitor lizards. Everyone has gone out of their way to make this a trip of a lifetime. Ocean views from the Garden bungalows, the overall grounds have been wonderful. Wakatobi is a well organized, well managed resort
Stephanie and Mike Jacob - August 2012
| ||"Our stay here was wonderful. From the staff that cleans the bungalow to the dining staff, you couldn't ask for better service. The dive staff was fantastic. The boat knew where you were when coming up from a dive and they were right there with towels to keep us from getting too cold. The food was amazing, something for everyone. All in all a fabulous vacation.
Gretchen Myles - August 2012
| ||"We have dived many countries in the world, by far this is the best run resort by anyone's standards. The organization of all the staff and their extra effort to help an make sure your trip is as relaxing as possible. The diving is outstanding, you have protected the reefs and it shows by the way the dive masters work. Thank you for a fabulous trip. We hope to come here again. You have not dived until you dived the walls of Wakatobi.
Matt Wilson - August 2012
| ||"We had a great time here in Wakatobi. Beautiful dive sites and excellent food in the restaurant. Our 8 year old son had a great experience with his dive guide on his bubble maker seal diving program. Thank you all and we hope to visit again.
The Zandbergen Family - August 2012
| ||"The villas were great. The staff was exceptional, the diving was beyond compare. The food was well prepared and imaginative. Our dive guide was so much fun to be around with and a walking encyclopedia regarding sea creatures and he had eyes like a hawk. An outstanding dive experience in every way! We will definitely be back! Bravo to the exceptional staff!
Elmer and Sandra Doty - August 2012
| ||"We have thoroughly enjoyed the Wakatobi experience, from the VIP treatment when we arrived at the airport in Bali to the highly professional and personal service by the staff at the resort.
Kate and Richard Douchkov - August 2012
| ||"The service at this resort is right up there with the best I have been to over the last 20 years. You have the location, the island and the land based facilities to keep this going. The diving is well organized, on time and caters to individuals very well. Well done to all at the back of this operation as well as the front.
Phil Clinton - August 2012
| ||"What a wonderful holiday. Perfect tropical paradise. Excellent diving. The staff were exemplary, polite, interested, accommodating. Nothing was too much trouble, dive guides were friendly and helpful. Everyone contributed to a perfect stay! Food superb! Accommodation lovely. Tropical paradise, what more can I say! Diving was beautiful, loved the critters and the blue water.
Jeanette King - August 2012
| ||"I have never stayed in a resort where everyone was so helpful and friendly. Wonderful on top of the water as well as under. A total escape.
Chris Sekulic - August 2012
| ||"Loved every second of it. The quality of the service is difficult to beat. Great accommodation, great food, spacious diving boat, beautiful reef, lovely people, all contributing to the perfect holidays.
Sophie Loizeau - August 2012
| ||"Wakatobi has everything you could desire for a diving holiday. The whole operation is behind the scenes making you feel special and taking you to fabulous dive sites.
Phil Ewers - August 2012
| ||"I have had the most amazing experience this week at Wakatobi. It is the most exceptional place I've ever been to. The diving, the food, the staff were all out. I cannot believe the outstanding service provided by all staff at the resort and on the diving boats. I wish I had booked for longer! The fluo dive absolutely blew my mind it was outstanding and out of this world! I most definitely will recommend Wakatobi and will be back for longer!
Steph Gardner - August 2012
| ||"The local staff here do a wonderful job of making us feel welcome and amongst friends! Excellent service. Procedures surrounding the diving are seamless and very effective providing a smooth and easy dive experience. I have never had a better service on a dive trip before!
Glenn Waters and Claire Ann Fahey - August 2012
| ||"Great service, very good diving holiday. Dive were in general good, food was A+, especially the Tuna Sashimi.
Fermin Fautsch - August 2012
| ||"We are so happy to be able to come to Wakatobi. The dive sites are great and so are the staff. Dive guides and all crew and all the restaurant staff are very friendly. We appreciate it very much. We will come back soon.
Katsuyuki and Asami Matsue - August 2012
| ||"We are very satisfied and we found the organization to be very professional. Our experience concerned mainly the snorkeling and our guide had cared for every single detail. Camillo and Aurora had a diving experience (Discover Scuba Diving) and they were fascinated with the marine beauty seen and for the dive instructor's ability to instruct and to thrill them. All staff is kind and very attentive. Excellent kitchen and all very clean. An experience and a vacation of extraordinary beauty. A marine paradise where the contact with coral and fish is an ever growing emotion.
Camillo, Caterina and Aurora Mantovani - August 2012
| ||"What a superb experience, one so unique due to the excellence and sincerity of service. Your dive masters provided such magic and fun to this already captivating underwater environment. We loved that everyone knew our names (we did our best to memorize all of yours as well). We felt at home and part of a family while staying here. Oh and good lord, the food is good! We will dream and dream of coming back.
Juliana Tyson and Ryan Kissick - August 2012
| ||"5 stars! From the friendly staff to the great food, my experience was amazing. The most diverse reef i have ever dove. A new bar has been set and I now need to lower my expectations anywhere else I go. Housekeeper, boat captains and crew and guides are all extremely accommodating. Hands down, best place I have dove. Especially "The Zoo" and "Roma". The dive guides are awesome, also the dinning room staff! Thank you to everyone who made my experience one I will never forget.
Andrew Macrae - August 2012
| ||"Wakatobi has been on my bucket list for a few years. The experience has far surpassed my expectations. The service, diving and food has been spectacular.
Marcy Altman - August 2012
| ||"Everyone was very warm and nice. I truly enjoyed my stay here. The staff is incredible!
Jenny Korn - August 2012
| ||"Excellent organization with much courtesy, availability and attention towards the guests. All services on the boat and on land are very fast. Staff are always ready to accommodate any request. Bungalow 7 was spacious and comfortable. First class restaurant. Wakatobi is a high class dive resort, spectacular dives and everywhere a smile!
Guzzeloni Luigi and Roverso Marina - August 2012
| ||"Excellent spa! Spa manager is the best. Dive sites are so beautiful and full of macro stuff. Our dive master is full of energy, has very good skills in looking for underwater creatures (especially tiny ones) and does his job with passion. The chef and his staff make delicious food! service provided at the resort as well as on the Pelagian is outstanding. There are no issues that cannot be handled or solved. It makes you 100% relax. The mixture of the underwater beauty, outstanding service makes the Wakatobi resort unforgettable.
Jacek Bugajski and Kasia Anyzewska - August 2012
| ||"Great diving, great staff, great service all at one location. Had a wonderful experience and wish I didn't have to leave. I will highly recommend to anyone who wants the ultimate dive vacation
Kim Walker - August 2012
| ||"The diving was world class, the dive masters, crew and local staff were extremely helpful, courteous and knowledgeable. The food was superb. Wakatobi exceeded all of my expectations.
Albert Dobbins - August 2012
| ||"2 words: "Absolutely Incredible"".|
"Everything was way better than expected. Thanks to all the staff for being so attentive to our every need. I cannot think of anything that could be different. The only downside to this experience is that wherever I go from here, I believe I will want to compare it to here and I will always be disappointed again. Many thanks to the entire staff. As the song says: "I had the time of my life".
Michele Derise - August 2012
| ||"The words "Tropical Paradise" cannot describe our experience in Wakatobi. The scenic view from our bungalow, staff that is attentive to every need and knows each guest by name. The biodiversity of pristine reefs. Every other tropical Paradise I have been to pales in comparison. This is an experience you will not want to miss.
Jan Jumonville - August 2012
| ||"The pleasure of this trip began at the airport where Wakatobi field staff met me and walked me through the Visa, Immigration and Customs process. The next day I flew from Bali to Wakatobi and arrived at the resort. By lunch time all the staff knew my name and greeted me by name. The wait staff, especially were outstanding. They knew my name and knew my favorite foods. They made me feel like their entire job in the whole world is to make me feel special. They always went the extra mile, never said "No" and served with a smile. I would enjoy a repeat trip here to further explore paradise. Wakatobi is like being in paradise with all the best food in the world. The bonus is the staff who make you feel so special.
Robin Gaillard - August 2012
| ||"Wakatobi! It was a pleasure to stay here. The staff are amazing, always greeting me with a warm smile and friendly greeting "hello Salim" and never troubled to help. The food is delicious, I never know where to start, it all looks so good. The rooms and common area are very nice and more than is usual for a dive destination, especially considering how remote the place is. Finally the diving is beautiful for the reef lovers and those seeking biodiversity and myriad critters.
Salim Jordan - August 2012
| ||"The Wakatobi experience has been fantastic. With concern of arriving in Bali at 1:05am the staff completely made me feel at ease by making my arrival very swift and easy. The customer service received at Wakatobi was phenomenal and the rooms were nice also. Overall we had a fabulous time. The food was also phenomenal, everything was so good we know we have gained 5 pounds. Surely enjoyed my experience at Wakatobi.
Ruth Cauthen - August 2012
| ||"As a non diver, your beach and resort were also wonderful and relaxing. Spectacular and beautiful even for the non diver. Very professional and gracious staff. The food was excellent and there was something for everyone.
Nancy Macrae - August 2012
| ||"Better than advertised. If closer to the US, we would come every year. We are retired, we travel and boat a lot, but dive every few years with my niece and nephews.
The Teffenharts - August 2012
| ||"Very cordial staff. Everyone is continually friendly and helpful. I wish you were closer to new york, we would visit frequently if you were. The diving was great and we are looking forward to our week on the liveaboard. It was the week in paradise we were looking for.
Charles and Susan McCormick - August 2012
| ||"Our experience at Wakatobi has certainly lived up to the hype and reputation. From the exceptional assistance provided by the staff at the Bali office, to the level of service at the resort, it has all been excellent. Our dive guide has been great, she has made us better divers while her enthusiasm has enhanced the diving experience. The dinning room staff have provided the best service and always with a smile as they called us by name almost immediately. And the food has been delicious, our kudos to the chefs. The Villa is well crafted as well as beautiful. My wife also thought the massage therapist was great. A wonderful resort with world class diving, delicious food and exceptional service in a remote but pristine environment.
Anthony Giorgio - August 2012
| ||"Excellent facilities, impeccable service in world - class seclusion. These places are few and far between! It was a great experience and I am looking forward to coming back!
Marc Anderson - August 2012
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|Featured Endorsement"Best diving and best resort" |
"All the staff at the resort go out of their way to make this an enjoyable experience for the guests. Dive guides are constantly looking for new things to show the guests. Who even knew that things such as an orangutan crab or a hairy squat lobster even existed? I sure didn't, but now I've actually seen them."
TripAdvisor profile: ga2607 - August 2012
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|Featured Endorsement"JUST FABULOUS" |
We just returned from spending 5 days at Wakatobi and 6 days on board the Pelagian. To echo what others have already said - the service was amazing! Dining room staff knew our names by the end of the first day and seemed genuinely glad to see us at each meal. I jokingly mentioned that I had been in Indonesia 3 days and had yet to see sate (my most favorite food EVER) and the next day there was sate specially waiting for me! I also loved that towels were replaced during the day while we were out diving so that we always had fresh towels. "
TripAdvisor profile: KimDC_1 - July 2012
| ||"The staff and owners of Wakatobi are to be commended in every area! The housekeeping service is amazing! I will be dieting as soon as we get back to Oklahoma, USA, but don't think it will be difficult because food won't be as tempting after the great gourmet delights you provide at every meal plus snacks! The spa services are the best I've experienced and of course the diving experience was different than any we've had. We saw our first big clams here which was on my bucket list. We believe we've made some wonderful new friends here! Thank you from the bottoms of our hearts! I don't want to forget to applaud the boat crew. They are professionals and always had a smile on their faces. We will miss all of you and your fabulous resort! Thank you for taking care of us in the airport! The love shows!"|
Bryce and Vicki Dorrough - July 2012
| ||"Love, love, love bungalow 3 and the outside shower! Staff were courteous and very obliging. They went out of their way to customize our meals. The food was very good, the diving was wonderful, everything was well organized. Our dive guide is one of the best. I loved the boats. Paradise! Although the journey was long, the destination was worth it."|
Gregg and Annette McDonald - July 2012
| ||"A thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable dive resort. Wakatobi is a place to unwind and do some really enjoyable low-stress diving. A great place, thoroughly recommended. Our thanks to all the staff for a great job, especially the chef who works magic three times a day. Desserts to die for.
Steve and Gemma Drew - July 2012
| ||"From the time we arrived, everything has been perfect. Your friendly and helpful staff has been well trained to treat your guests as family. We are very happy to have had the Wakatobi experience of excellence! Exquisite dining, diving and bungalow. All perfect in every aspect. In 21 years of diving throughout the world, this has been the best.
George and Linda Burke - July 2012
| ||"We loved our Wakatobi experience! The Pelagian was great, the resort is beautiful. The food was wonderful but most importantly and overwhelmingly, Your People Are Spectacular! The Wakatobi experience both the Pelagian and the Resort is among the best we have ever enjoyed! Thank you for a safe trip and wonderful experience!"|
Phil and Linda Stasik - July 2012
| ||"We had a wonderful time in Wakatobi. Everything was perfect, the dives, the villa, the food, the staff. Will definitely intend to come back another time.
Rodrigo and Juliana Figueiredo - July 2012
| ||"Staff are clearly the best we've experienced and the high quality of service with a smile is a highlight of Wakatobi. I'd even say faultless! Facilities are excellent and nicely maintained.
Andrew Sharp - July 2012
| ||"Very friendly and helpful local staff. Dive guides and boat crew did everything possible to make the diving experience enjoyable.
Stuart McKenzie and Amira Hanna - July 2012
| ||"Had a great time at Wakatobi. Service or hospitality is first rate. Great personal touch in the way staff attended to most every need promptly and with a smile on their face. Very nice that everyone took time to learn your name. Rooms were very comfortable and well serviced. Dive shop and other facilities very functional. Food was outstanding, have eaten better this week than ever have! The diving was great and the dive guides were outstanding. Personal service at Wakatobi sets it apart from other dive resorts I've visited.
Antony McDonald - July 2012
| ||"Our stay at Wakatobi was sensational. The service is impeccable, the food is awesome and the staff incredible, lovely hosts! We will be sharing our special time at Wakatobi with all our friends. Thank you to all the lovely staff at Wakatobi. You really made our visit outstanding. "|
Mark Green, Bernadette and Madeleine Page - July 2012
| ||"The staff and dive crew are great. My dive masters were excellent. The staff at the restaurant are so attentive and friendly. If you want a true pacific dive experience your next dive trip has to be Wakatobi. We will be back!
Todd Ennenga - July 2012
| ||"Staff was very helpful, room was clean and well kept. Food was good, plenty to choose from. Dive boat and staff were the highlight of our trip!"|
Russ and Teresa Friday - July 2012
| ||"Great diving experience. Best reefs I have encountered, best kept reef in the world. Dive masters very knowledgeable of reef and dive sites."|
Mark Wolf - July 2012
| ||"We were "wowed" in Wakatobi! Thank you for the great service, excellent facilities and attention to detail."|
Jen McIntosh and Brenden Stevenson - July 2012
| ||"We have visited dive resorts in Caribbean over the years leaving pleased and enthralled. However, we have never seen reefs this pristine or healthy, abundant and exotic fish life. Breathtaking! The resort is 5 star, the staff are amazing. I love this place, very keen to return
Colin Gebhardt - July 2012
| ||"I have never stayed in such well organised and run dive centre and possibility to choose size of tank for both air and nitrox. You are the first dive centre of many I've been to that offers different tanks. Your dive crew is extremely helpful and great in spotting things and full of knowledge. We had a fantastic time here, unfortunately too short. I am very happy we chose your resort for our family holidays. Thank you also for looking after our two daughters and for the lovely kids club. Hopefully we can come back here again soon!
Wojciech and Iwona Blad - July 2012
| ||"We had a very pleasant stay in Wakatobi. Someone recommended Wakatobi to us for the beautiful diving and the relaxed atmosphere on the island. It was all we expected and more. The garden bungalow was clean and big enough even with the extra bed for our daughter. The food was very good and full of variety . The staff were very helpful, actually everyone in Wakatobi is very friendly and helpful. We had no negative experience. The diving was fantastic, beautiful reefs and many fishes and critters. Our dive guide could really find many small creatures and showed them to us. He also pointed out good divesites for our daughter who is only 12 and does not dive deep. We were very happy with him. Everything was well organized.
Bea Lemaire - July 2012
| ||"Thank you all for a fantastic experience. From arrival at Bali airport onwards, the experience, service and interaction with your team has been wonderful. A special thanks to my dive guide who was an outstanding dive master and continuously went out of his way to show and highlight the wonders of the underwater world. All your staff have been outstanding. Thank you for a truly memorable dive experience. A must try for any avid diver! Simply amazing!
Marteyne Van Well - July 2012
| ||"We have never been so spoiled in a resort and during a journey than here in Wakatobi. The staff is very friendly and extremely helpful and our Villa was awesome! Diving and travelling with kids is not always easy. Not so in Wakatobi, our children had a wonderful time, their wishes became reality and we could relax. Our private dive guide is an excellent spotter. His knowledge is superb and he got us through every dive site. He looked after the boys underwater very well and we felt safe and calm. The diving team is also very friendly, one big plus is that they integrate the snorkelers too, in a way we have never seen before. Many many thanks to the team in Wakatobi and in Bali. We hope to come back soon.
Michael Hitzer and Family - July 2012
| ||"Fantastic little island, diving, staff, service, food, divemasters. Everything feels professional. Both staff and guests walk around with a big smile on their face.
Karolina and Martin Ros - July 2012
| ||"Awesome diving, excellent food, and the most caring staff we have experienced so far. Thank you for a great holiday!
Heinrich Firgo - July 2012
| ||"I have been treated like royalty and I'm not from England! I have really had a great vacation diving in your beautiful waters! I think the dive crew and all the staff are the best, and your chef is out of this world - pretty presentations of food! I plan to return. Thanks again!
Jane Schneider - July 2012
| ||"Wonderful resort and environmentally active. The customer service and facilities are excellent. The staff are amazing, so polite and friendly. The diving is magnificent. I have met some wonderful people on this occasion and will keep in touch with them. As for the food, every day I tried new dishes, a culinary adventure. Wonderful! If you feel at home in the water at Wakatobi resort, you will find a diving family.
Leanne Emmins - July 2012
| ||"My stay was very nice. I felt comfortable from the first moment I arrived here. The food was great and the staff was nice too. Thank you for such a nice stay.
A. J. Heim - July 2012
| ||"Beginning with the reception at the airport and by the time you have set foot on Wakatobi, you already feel like being home, enjoying a unique atmosphere! Staff is extremely friendly and very competent! Our bungalows were always cleaned. Food was really good considering the resources you have. If the staff has been told to promote Indonesian hospitality, they have done an excellent job! Our diving experience was sensational, to say the least, and I feel extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to attain my license here in Wakatobi. Our dive instructor always had an answer and took her time explaining again when something was not understood. We felt that our guide was always in control when we had our difficulties. Thank you for an amazing memory!
Rene Heim and Family - July 2012
| ||"We really had a great time at Wakatobi. We were impressed by the efficiency. It is well organized from beginning through the end. Thanks for a relaxing week. We really enjoyed the atmosphere!
Cornelis Hoes and Family - July 2012
| ||"Outstanding friendly service from all staff. Excellent food and presentation. Fabulous facilities which are very clean and inviting. Visible and efficient resort management. The arrangments for our stay were exceptionally well coordinated from our very first email. We are already planning our next trip to Wakatobi. Wakatobi is a dream resort for divers and snorkelers alike. Come to coral paradise now!
Julianne Prowse and Ian Gribble - July 2012
| ||"I have had a very relaxing and enjoyable visit here. The food and service is fantastic, the staff very friendly, the accommodation and facilities are great. The diving has been enjoyable, a little cooler than I expected but this also makes for an interesting change to what I am used to. I saw some creatures I have not seen elsewhere like the Giant Mantis shrimp. All and all a very enjoyable visit.
Catherine Meehan - July 2012
| ||"The service, food and dive guides did more than well to fulfill our expectations. We have really enjoyed our stay at the Wakatobi resort and will for sure be back some time. All arrangements around the diving like rinsing places, camera room is so far the best we have seen. All activities are well scheduled and the non diving activities like spa, village tour, kayaks etc are really nice. If you want to get spoiled with the best diving, food and service, Go to Wakatobi!
Magnus Swadding and Jenni Swadding - July 2012
| ||"Outstanding diving, service from all the boat staff, kitchen crew, chefs etc. The whole package is first class. Wakatobi, as advertised on steroids, absolutely first class from the bottom up!
Mike and Marilyn Phillips - July 2012
| ||"We had a wonderful experience. The diving was everything we hoped for….again! Our dive guide did a wonderful job. Of our many dive trips in the Caribbean and Indonesia he is among the best! The evening presentations were very informative and helped to expand our diving experience. The meals were every bit as good as our previous visit in 2008....if not better. The dinning staff are attentive and friendly. The dive boat (Waka VI) was efficient and clean. The boat crew was better than any other we experienced in over 30+ dive trips around the world. Above and below the waters, Wakatobi greatly exceeded our expectations!
Carolyn and Steve Fornoff - July 2012
| ||"We've thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Comfortable accommodation, relaxed style and feel, great food, helpful and friendly staff and a beautiful series of reefs to explore, both for divers and snorkelers. The organisation for both diving and snorkeling was excellent.
Mike Pulman - July 2012
| ||"Boats were huge and easy to dive from. Boat crew and our dive guides were exceptional and professional. The variety of foods were impressive and very tasteful. Staff and guests were always friendly and polite. The diving was spectacular with so much healthy coral. Bungalow was very comfortable and well serviced. We began to really enjoy diving due to wonderful reefs and marine life! Going barefoot for eleven days was a new and liberating experience. Live the search became a new motto for me!
Brith and Ron Grinnell - July 2012
| ||"Wakatobi dive resort was in every aspect much better than our expectations. Facilities, restaurant service and home cleaning were excellent. Staff members in every sector were very friendly with a heart-warming smile on their faces. We shall come back to you again.
Yasushi Sekine - July 2012
| ||"The resort here was really relaxing and comfortable. All the arrangements paid attention to the details of the needs of the diver. It was amazing. We will come back for sure!
Unemi Yamaguchi - July 2012
| ||"We have had a great week. Service is good and food is at high level; creative, high quality and had a variety of tastes. The dive master was great and we are really really satisfied with the diving activities. We really appreciate every moment of our stay. Everything is well organized since the day we arrived in Bali. We also appreciate the pre trip assistance. Thank you so much. Wakatobi is a must see for divers."|
Giacovelli Li Puma - July 2012
| ||"Service was outstanding, amongst the very best we have experienced in over 30 years of travelling. The conservation effects you are having made all reefs visited looked like they were in "revival" mode. People hype eco tourism but at Wakatobi they deliver in a conservation area with abundant underwater wildlife and the service is simply outstanding.
Robin and Rita Tedder - July 2012
| ||"It is really a fantastic resort. The staff are really nice and friendly. The diving is great and the divemasters are really excellent. Wakatobi is amazing, the food tastes great and the diving is fantastic.
Jeroen Kassenberg - July 2012
| ||"Beautiful bungalows, beautiful view, almost everything here is beautiful. I (as a non active diver) enjoyed it very much. There are plenty of other things to do. I appreciate that (even at the last moment) at any time you can get a snorkel guide, even on a boat you want. The rooms are very clean thanks to the lovely cleaners who even folded my clothes! The restaurant is amazing, food is lovely and the people are great! The thing that I find very special at Wakatobi is that everybody knows your name and everybody is so friendly."|
Sanne Kassenberg - July 2012
| ||"Wakatobi is a leading example of how to contribute to preserve the environment and at the same time improve the life experience of both inhabitants and visitors.
Berenice Salim - July 2012
| ||"We had a fantastic time. You can always judge a place by the people that work there, the Wakatobi people are the happiest I've ever seen!
Mike Ellsworth - July 2012
| ||"I loved every minute of the diving. The food was also excellent. No matter where I went, I could always hear the sound of water, which made the experience all the more better.
Theresa Ellsworth - July 2012
| ||"We had a good time. Thank you to all the staff for their care and attention throughout our stay. Now I'm thinking about the Pelagian
Cecilia Bird - July 2012
| ||"Excellent! Special thanks to our dive guide for the wonderful dives, the restaurant manager for the big smiles during our lovely meals and our butler for his special touch during our special anniversary dinner. The food was in good range. Always a few surprises. Nice blend of local and international menus. The diving was beautiful, the reefs are luch and pristine. We also appreciated the effort put into the media presentations by the dive crew. We were very well taken care of throughout our stay and really appreciated the little things like the warm smiles and the attentiveness from everyone from the serving staff to the boat crew. Amazing experience!
Edmund and Karen Teo - June 2012
| ||"I want to thank the entire staff for the lovely service and friendliness. I also want to thank the restaurant staff for the fresh ginger tea, my dive guides for the encouragement and medicine, my nitrox instruction and general translation and the butler for helping me feel welcome to ask for service or comfort items. I arrived very sick and barely able to dive, I leave feeling much better and comfortable under water again. I was also very pleased with the spa therapist's massage! She is excellent!
Michael Cone - June 2012
| ||"Kudos to the chef, the dive masters and the super staff at the resort. Our week was nothing short of spectacular. We are looking forward to our next visit to dive paradise. If there is truly a diver's heaven, it would be called Wakatobi.
Bob and Pat Dryden - June 2012
| ||"The atmosphere is amazing, the staff is amazing, the diving is spectacular and the food is beyond gourmet. It's in a class of its own. Especially the desserts!
Devette Garza - June 2012
| ||"The Wakatobi experience was sensational. The staff was fantastic and made sure my needs were accommodated. The diving was more than I could ever imagine. This is a vacation I'll never forget. Where all underwater creatures dream of living.
Kenny Palmer - June 2012
| ||"Food was far beyond expectations. Desserts are innovative, appetizers were well selected. Staff was always ready. Good wine selection at reasonable price. This was my first land based dive resort and the accommodations are certainly better than expected. Room was tight and tidy, no mosquitos. The dive guide, boat crew and captain did a great job. The Wakatobi reputation for high standards is well earned and deserved . My preference remains diving in Indonesia. Places like Wakatobi are what make diving here great.
Fred Corsiglia - June 2012
| ||"This is probably our best vacation ever! Not only is the island of Wakatobi beautiful but the food is lovely and delicious. Obviously the resort employs several gourmet chefs to create delicious foods, and the presentation and variety are certain to make it difficult to choose. Everyone on the staff is friendly and smiling, they offer to help with anything to make your stay memorable. We've been diving for 20 years and have never seen such variety of sea life. The colours underwater are amazing. We had an amazing trip and would recommend this to anyone. "|
CJ - June 2012
| ||"What a wonderful trip we had! The accommodations were first class all the way, the diving was spectacular the food was incredible and the spa was lovely. The staff consistently went above and beyond to make sure we were happy and had what we needed. The long trip from the USA was worth every minute when we got here. Thank you for a delightful week. My only regret is that we are not staying longer. We will plan to do that when we come back next time.
Dan and Kristen McCoy - June 2012
| ||"Best diving I've ever seen. Great dive masters, really cool dive boats, great food and everybody knows your name. I hope to return.
Ralph Garrett - June 2012
| ||"This is one for your bucket list. World class reefs with staff and resort to match, don't miss it!
Michael Wingard - June 2012
| ||"Thanks to everyone at the resort for taking such good care of all our group. This is a first class resort and we can't wait for the opportunity to come back. Fabulous diving, gourmet dining, exceptional service. We will be back.
Sylvia and Gordon Beach - June 2012
| ||"Wish it were closer to home! Very attentive service from all the staff. Great food! (Too good!) Great massage as well! The best dive resort I've ever been to. A very good experience. They fed us like we were on a luxury cruise ship!
Terry Bergmann and Courtenay Bass - June 2012
| ||"The food was all good and had an excellent variety! The rooms are clean and comfortable, it has the things I need. I like the scent of the shampoo, body wash and hand wash. The diving is good, full of living colorful corals. I saw many critters I have never seen before.
Susantin Sinarno - June 2012
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|Featured Endorsement"The Wakatobi staff can't do enough for you from the moment you step off you plane in Bali, escorting you effortlessly through immigration and customs and ensuring that you connect to any non-Wakatobi parts of your trip as well as welcoming you onto the private charter, which is the beginning of your Wakatobi adventure."|
TripAdvisor profile: nicolaoutdoors - June 2012
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|Featured Endorsement"Wakatobi's dive service is very good. There are 3 long dives (70 minute dives) scheduled each day. If the 3 dives are not enough or if a shore-dive is preferred, then there's the unlimited shore-dives with boat-taxi service. The dive boat is spacious and has a large marine toilet. Drinks, fruits and snacks are served between dives and each diver is even given a Wakatobi thermal mug for personal use."|
TripAdvisor profile: Spooky T - June 2012
| ||"We have had an absolutely wonderful time during our stay here! We were in the Pelagian for a week and at the resort for five days. The diving was great and the staff and dive masters were exceptionally accommodating! Every need was met with perfection and a smile. Everyone was so courteous. Our accommodations at both locations where extraordinary. The food was excellent and well presented. The dive masters were very knowledgeable and accommodating. They were able to show us new and interesting under sea life. Wakatobi is an amazing vacation! The staff went above and beyond to make sure our visit was perfect and it was! Thank you so much for a lovely holiday"|
Karen and Hal Chase - June 2012
| ||"Very enjoyable even though I was ill and couldn't dive. The staff was very friendly and so helpful. My snorkel buddy was top notch!
Marjorie Davis - June 2012
| ||"Being able to do both the Pelagian and Resort was great with the wide range of types of dives and habitats. The mandarin fish night dive will be one that will be remembered. We stayed in a Villa and the last week was both a vacation above as well as below.
Paul Nolte - June 2012
| ||"The staff were wonderful, the animals and weather obliging and accommodation and food to die for! Thank you
Jordan Hoffmann - June 2012
| ||"Having no other resort around Wakatobi, makes us feel good to be the only ones here. I had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay. All the staff are very friendly and I am very happy about the very fast response when I asked for something. Thank you very much"|
Mikiko Shimooka - June 2012
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Taeko Kaneko - June 2012
| ||"Beautiful resort, probably the most efficient and well run diving place I have ever come to. Staff excellent and friendly, and your chef / kitchen is fantastic. We only stumbled across it on Facebook, otherwise would not have known you existed. Also, your Bali reception / transit / arrival setup is brilliant. Exceeded all expectations, even better than the photographs, relaxing, diving, beautiful location and accommodation, excellent food, friendly and efficient staff, what more could you ask for?"|
Derek Pascoe and Alex Townsend - June 2012
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|Featured Endorsement"It takes a long time to get here, but it's worth it. The bungalow had all the comforts of home (including wonderful conditioner which is rare anywhere I've stayed). The staff is gracious and helpful and truly there for your comfort and convenience. The food was divine, the diving was great and the people were wonderful - what else do you need?"|
TripAdvisor profile: DalTexTraveler - June 2012
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|Featured Endorsement"The service and attention to detail with our flight transfers to and from Denpasar was excellent, even to the point of making sure our hotel driver was waiting for us. We wish all airport transfers were this easy.
At the resort we stayed in the select beach bungalow #4 which was lovely and the outside bathroom was great too. The food in the restaurant was delicious with plenty of variety and beautifully presented. Thank you for the very discreet arrival of my gorgeous 50th birthday cake."|
TripAdvisor profile: roaminrobin - June 2012
| ||"Excellent work by the boat crew and dive team! Food gets better every visit. Unbelievable that you can do this in such a remote location. It was my 3rd visit and I'm impressed that the level of service remains consistently high. The whole resort staff is always eager to help in any way they can.
Curt Andrus - June 2012
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Steve Wood - June 2012
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Greg Epton and Greg Robertson - June 2012
| ||"Wakatobi has been recommended enthusiastically over the years by the most serious and widely traveled of our diving acquaintances. Their encomiums have proven amply justified. The care devoted to our diving and living comfort was quite unlike anything we have experienced. The ample spaciousness of all the facilities, the roomy dive boats, the spacious tank, photo and all other shore support areas, large open bungalows with spacious well appointed rooms and porches - is astounding. The food, the restaurant - a feast three times a day. Wakatobi has a very imaginative chef and kitchen staff and the buffet presentation was exploited completely - quite remarkable with small servings that allow wide sampling, but also grilled kitchen based preparations as desired. Highest grade of tuna, fresh squeezed orange juices, fabulous desserts!, fine beef and many more. We would gladly recommend Wakatobi to our diving friends, even though most of them actually came with us on this visit.
Dallas Pottinger and Ann Gebhart - May 2012
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Kathleen Callanan and Dennis Richards - May 2012
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Lori and Bill Pottinger - May 2012
| ||"As last time, every single member of the Wakatobi staff were awesome. We had the pleasure of diving with one of the best dive masters that we have ever dived with. The National and local employees were all great and actively sought out opportunities to make our stay better. The younger guys in the restaurant seemed to really go above and beyond. The babysitter was absolutely top notch.
Al and Krissy Reida - May 2012
| ||"Sempurna! Excellent services from the first minute we land in Bali, the coral makes us smile after every dive, the best dive resort in Indonesia!
Abram, Dita and Danika - May 2012
| ||"Staff is wonderful, always with a smile on their face. Food is great. Fluo dive was spectacular, along with the divemasters. They are really good at finding the macro life. We will definitely recommend here to divers back home and abroad.
Megan and Bill Markley - May 2012
| ||"Everything at Wakatobi was exceptional. Food, diving, accommodations, service and especially the staff. We loved our vacation here and were extremely impressed by the scope of the entire facility and all that has been done and is being done.
Rodger and Becky Stewart - May 2012
| ||"Wow, what an amazing place, and that is for the staff, the diving is unbelievable. I already recommended Wakatobi to friends before I got here.
John Graves - May 2012
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Jussi Seppala - May 2012
| ||"Amazing staff in every function. Love the personal attention and the fact that everyone knew our names. The Villa is lovely! The party we had was beautifully prepared and managed. Personal attention from the dive staff / crew was great and dive masters are very good to dive with. I love the place, happy to be back and will come again. Glad to see you continuing to drive to high standards.
Brad and Angela Wright - May 2012
| ||"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Wakatobi and hope to return. Service and amenities are top notch. Wakatobi sets the platinum standard for dive service! All other dive resorts have a lot to live up to which may prove difficult for divers who have been spoiled by a stay at Wakatobi. Quite an impressive operation at any location, let alone such a remote place as this. The food is world class as well. An all around winner and worth every penny!
John and Joanna Lentini - May 2012
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Emery Stacy - May 2012
| ||"Thank you so much for a dream vacation! All the staff are so genuinely friendly and knew my name. The underwater guides made every dive a new and beautiful experience. One of the best things in the resort: Being able to drink the water without worry. I passionately care about the Earth so it made me happy to enjoy myself in a place that actively pursues protection of the environment and the people to whom all this land really belongs. Phenomenal diving and day to night pampering by extraordinary staff in the resort and on the boats. I will be back!
Wendy Drucker - May 2012
| ||"Wakatobi far exceeded all of our hopes and expectations. We have never seen such a well thought out and well organized operation that started the moment we landed in Bali and continued through our entire stay. The personal touches on every facet of our stay were so very much appreciated! Your staff is the finest we have ever seen. I wish every person we met in life could be so charming, caring and thoughtful. It may take us a few years, but we will be back! A first class experience from start to finish, with the most pleasant and charming staff we have ever met and the best diving we have ever done!
Andy and Pam Norton - May 2012
| ||"Thank you so much for a wonderful dive experience! The boat crew was always enthusiastic, friendly and helpful. Our dive guides were fantastic! Always smiling, helpful and informative about the marine life. The restaurant and staff are amazing, learning our names and never appearing to be impatient or grumpy despite our many demands.
Marylou Hernandez and Adria Ali - May 2012
| ||"We really enjoyed our time here. All of the staff was excellent. Our dive guides, boat captain, crew, dining room, wait staff, all are amazing at their jobs and genuinely friendly.
Steve and Karen Hotchkiss - May 2012
| ||"This trip to Wakatobi has been exceptional and beyond expectation. The diving was unforgettable and will be hard to beat on future travels. You have been impeccable in the selection of your dive teams and resort staff. You made us feel very welcome at the resort. The restaurant staff are well trained and the food delicious. We will definitely share our experiences with fellow divers and friends. The dive team was so helpful and patient with me as I returned for diving after 20 years absence. We will love to return one day and experience it again.
Norene and John Laggart - May 2012
| ||"One of the best dive resorts we have ever stayed in during our past 5 years of dive travel. Service and staff were extremely friendly and attentive. If you were ever lacking anything it was because you didn't ask and when you do, they fulfilled your request almost immediately. I would recommend Wakatobi to all my dive friends not only for the resort but for some of the best diving around each day. Dive staff was great.
Sabine Fischer and Glenn Bulat - May 2012
| ||"Every aspect of the service is outstanding. Our greeting in Bali, transfer to Wakatobi, escort/tour, reception and boutique staff, housekeeping and grounds, dining room and bar staff, boat and dive staff etc. Each staff person is genuinely friendly and very professional. We cannot praise our divemaster enough. She is truly a "master" in the water and her enthusiasm for the sport and the sea creatures is infectious. Her knowledge is impressive and her attitude is first rate. She made us look forward to every dive. Thank you to all the staff who made our stay unforgettable!
Andrew and Stacey Hassard - May 2012
| ||"The staff and service are first class! We loved our vacation and are very sad to see it come to an end. Everything - diving, snorkeling, accomodations, food, spa, staff etc were fabulous! We will definitely be back. This was the best family vacation we have had! Even the non divers of the family had the greatest snorkeling adventures. Beautiful in and out of the water. Can't wait to come back!
Bob and Kim McGee - May 2012
| ||"Our dive guide is an impressive dive leader and an asset to your team. His patience, professionalism, knowledge and ability to spot tiny and special marine life enhanced our dive experience significantly. The variety of food items is tremendous, in 10 days there was little repetition. Wakatobi has the most spectacular reef system, the healthiest anywhere in the world. A must see for divers and non divers.
Rob and Marla Hensel - May 2012
| ||"The entire staff all went out of their way to get you whatever you wanted or need! They all knew us by name right away and made us feel welcome. We were very happy with our choice to come here.
Rhonda Lombardini and Eric Tessem - May 2012
| ||"Another great expreience on my second visit! Our dive guide is a fantastic dive master, friendly, good, matured and very knowledgeable. He is the mantis shrimp of dive masters with his sharp vision. The housekeeping and restaurant staff are amazing. They all knew my name on day one, they knew what I liked to eat and drink and served me before I even requested anything. - Wow! The dive operation is very clean and very well run, all of the staff are friendly. I used the rebreather package which is a great help in today's limited baggage environment. I used my evolution CCR the first time so I was right at home, this trip I used my sport Kiss. Wakatobi is a sparkling paradise full of awe inspiring sights above and below water. Heaven on Earth. Too many fantastic marine animals to see in even 100 dives.
Darrell S Davis - May 2012
| ||"You have a truly remarkable piece of paradise and have developed a fabulous resort. The staff are very attentive and far exceeded my expectations. Our dive guide in particular was excellent. She planned the dives to our needs and her enthusiasm for the critters was infectious. I can't think of anything I can suggest to improve the experience. You provide one of the worlds most remarkable eco resort experiences with awesome diving.
John Torkington - May 2012
| ||"You have again surpassed our expectations on all fronts. Food and the level of service is unbeatable and our "diving with kids" experiment was a huge success both for us and the kids.
Tim Hochgrebe - May 2012
| ||"Our time at Wakatobi was too short! So many more dive sites to see and also to visit the same ones again. Things have changed since we were here last, but it has kept it's identity and exceeded our expectations. The staff has been wonderful and very accommodating towards our family. They seem to genuinely enjoy their work. Especially taking into account the remoteness of Wakatobi, it is remarkable that everything was taken care of into such detail. Thank you all for a wonderful time.
Wandy Hochgrebe - May 2012
| ||"Whether you are an experienced or novice diver, the Wakatobi resort provides a world class, pinnacle diving experience. From the moment you are greeted by name, one can relax in the realization you are in competent and welcoming hands. The entire staff goes above and beyond to help you in whatever way they can and always with a warm smile. The abundance and variety of life found in the reefs, the exceptional creativity and skill of the chefs and the interesting cultural and marine life programs combine to enhance ones appreciation of their Indonesian paradise. I look forward to returning to explore these amazing reefs which continue to thrive under the resort's active stewardship. Thank you! I leave here a much improved (and spoiled) diver than when I arrived!
Leslie Ross and Matt Buckon - May 2012
| ||"Wakatobi has far exceeded my expectations. Your resort is fabulous in so many ways, but mostly due to the wonderful staff, everyone from kitchen (waiters, waitress, chefs, cooks, etc) to dive staff have been so sweet, courteous, polite, generous and totally professional. The accommodation staff have done a great job too. All the diving has been excellent, the food delicious and well, I just loved my stay; I'd come back again for sure, maybe next time try the Pelagian. You are also to be commended with how well you kept us informed from the staff in Bali on arrival through the departing information. Also, thank you for contacting our next hotel to arrange transportation. It is things like these that make a stay so easy and enjoyable. We hope to see you again. Wakatobi is a little piece of heaven in the middle of the ocean.
Kim and Duke Snyder - May 2012
| ||"Thanks again, to everyone for an amazing vacation. Hope to be back soon. Wakatobi is truly a unique experience, the food, diving, service, staff could not be better. We were very impressed with everyone's ability to know who you are and anticipate your every need. All we had to do is pack - unpack. We can't wait to return. The hardest decision will be whether to stay at the resort or on the Pelagian.
April and Jere Meyer - May 2012
| ||"From arrival in Bali to our departure from Wakatobi we have experienced un-parallel service, warm smiles and of course, outstanding diving. I applaud Wakatobi in your efforts to protect the reefs, promote local business and provide such a friendly atmosphere. The dive support team were outstanding in their attention to detail. The chef made me gain weight from the wonderful food. Is it a world class resort that offers diving or world class dive centre with a resort? It's both!!
Rick Biddle and Arina Yuzhakova - May 2012
| ||"The service is five star. The accommodations are clean, quiet and luxurious. The food was excellent! Fresh ingredients, delicious combinations and the desserts were tasty. Having cocktails on the jetty bar at the end of a day of out-of-this-world diving was truly a delight. I cannot say enough about the quality of our experience at Wakatobi. World's best diving and 5 star service in Paradise.
Curtis Freet - May 2012
| ||"This trip is one of the top 3 experiences in 20 years of diving. Service and accommodations was the best I have ever experienced. Wakatobi is a must do destination for discerning divers looking for pristine reefs and exceptional service and accommodations. A definite bucket list site!
Meryle Lehn - May 2012
| ||"A wonderful experience. I was very impressed by the high level of service. The diving was outstanding. My dive guide was the most knowledgeable dive leader I have ever dove with. The staff was very helpful, the food was great and the Restaurant personell were outstanding. It was the best dive trip to date. Wakatobi has it all, outstanding food & accommodations and the best service I have ever experienced.
Terry Coleman - May 2012
| ||"From the time you land in Bali until you start diving, the staff makes the transitions so easy. The diving is great, the food is exceptional and plentiful and the staff makes it fantastic.
Tom and Rose DeVincentis - May 2012
| ||"Our vacation was excellent. All of the staff was very friendly and most were calling us by our first names by the 2nd day. Our dive leader was as good as any we have had. His knowledge of the sea life and his ability to find the tiniest creatures was incredible. The food was also superb. Service in every aspect was exceptional, from the dive crew to the restaurant staff to the office / front desk support, you just relax and dive. The Wakatobi staff takes care of everything else.
Charles Page and Irina Reiner - May 2012
| ||"The staff is beyond compare. I have never enjoyed this level of service, excellent! I've had good service before, but everyone here at Wakatobi is friendly and professional. I am just blown away. You will be so pampered that you won't be able to dive anywhere else!
Pat Carey - May 2012
| ||"We flew half way around the world in anticipation of great diving. I was skeptical when I realized that there was no television, no phone and very limited internet service. Much to my surprise, those limitations were pleasant! The food was fabulous! Our group looked forward to meals and much dinner talk revolved around us. Diving was amazing! Not only did we experience an abundance of aquatic life, but with many dive sites available we did not repeat a dive site. Also there are many more to explore if we have the opportunity to return. The staff is nothing short of phenomenal. Absolutely everyone I crossed paths with had a genuine smile. Thank you all for an awesome experience.
Janice Kayser - May 2012
| ||"Everything was fantastic! If you follow your heart, it will lead you to Wakatobi. Some of the best diving ever!
Richard Crofoot - May 2012
| ||"Well organised, efficient, professional dive resort. Lovely relaxed, friendly atmosphere, great daily routine that promotes friendliness and interactions between guests. Meet greet and facilitation through the airport was absolutely wonderful. Ensuring we have somewhere to be or wait for connecting flights after leaving Wakatobi is unique and awesome. Buffet dinning absolutely superb. Always tend to have reservations about buffets but the ones at Wakatobi were fabulous. Our dive master was totally spetacular at finding the critters we all desired to see, pigmy seahorses and all. Really appreciated the spacious non crowded boats. Lovely to have the same group all week. Really user friendly boats, very well designed for diving. The Villa was spacious, divine bathroom! The perfect place for the divers who are looking for superb diving and resort luxury & elegance.
David and Amanda Merilees - May 2012
| ||"Everything, the whole crew, food, accommodations, organization, everything was so satisfying and I would love to see their company in other places around the world. We are so grateful, nothing was out of place, everything was excellent! "|
Silvia Kinder - May 2012
| ||"Some of the most vibrant and beautiful diving we have ever had. The healthiest and varied coral. The large clusters or gardens - something you can only dream of. The small stuff was wonderful but best for the younger eyes and serious photographers. We enjoyed the playful turtles, puffer lions and anemones protecting their grounds. The dive masters were charming, helpful and of course knowledgeable, as was the entire crew on the boats. Also enjoyed the bartenders and house staff who never forget a name. Overall a great experience and we hope we can do again.
Mike Gaines - April 2012
| ||"I am not sure we can put into words what an amazing time we have had here in Wakatobi. It has been the perfect honeymoon. The service has been exceptional from everyone. It is the little simple things like staff member knowing your name and being so friendly that makes Wakatobi. The diving has been incredible. Our dive guide has been brilliant. He has taught us both so much, including how to laugh uncontrollably underwater. Thank you to every single person who helped put our special wedding ceremony together. It was a lovely evening and we have some wonderful pictures to remember it by. This is a divers paradise. A true 5 star eco-resort where the service and food stands out from any other 5 star resort we have experienced. It must be tried to be believed and understood.
Sarah and Jon Paul Hawkins - April 2012
| ||"Your staff is very professional and attentive. Even though Wakatobi is very remote, your diving, dining and accommodations are well attended!
Dan Feil and Jill Lin - April 2012
| ||"We had great dive masters, they showed us many species and were able to give the precise names. Staff was very nice, food excellent. We appreciated the long dives and the diversity of the dive sites were good as well. The nanny was great and very helpful and nice. The chef just great, wonderful job for such a remote area, clearly a huge asset for the resort.
Marion, David and Augustin Michelis - April 2012
| ||"Service was uniformly prompt, courteous and attentive in every respect. The culinary staff went above and beyond every meal. Wakatobi is a world class dive resort. The diving lived up to its world class reputation and the staff consistently exceeded expectations courtesy and attentiveness. A truly excellent dive and vacation experience.
John Poggi - April 2012
| ||"Excellent dive sites, superb (the best ever!) dive masters and crew! Great food and accommodations, but the diving is the absolute BEST!
Ann Wells - April 2012
| ||"Your focus on guest service is very much appreciated. Staff learning our names, lots of friendly smiles, food and table service is very professional and reflects good training; boat crews are great in all aspects. Food is fantastic! Small plates with Asian and other tasty delicacies are a great idea.
Catherine Fox - April 2012
| ||"I was "wowed" by Wakatobi 5 years ago, my first visit and I am still "wowed" now - even more. Staff are superb and Waktobi's service goal and spirit is evident with all staff. Everyone is so pleasant, so helpful, so attentive. This is a paradise - truly - food is fabulous, service fabulous, bungalows fabulous. An then there is the diving - Wow, wow, wow. Super Fabulous - the boat crew so helpful, the dive masters - top of their profession, so helpful and instructive, and the pristine dive sites - there are no bad dives, not even average dives. Spectacular beauty, the coral, the fish, the sea life...I hope I can "download" all aspects of this trip of Wakatobi into my brain and recreate it again and again...
Beth Morris - April 2012
| ||"The place is beautiful and serene and the kitchen and cleaning crew are an absolute delight, hardworking, extremely polite and helpful. Kudos to them! I will miss them when I am gone. The diving crew and boat crew have also been extremely considerate and helpful. Extraordinary experience from the kindness and the professionalism of the staff, to the tasty food, to the beauty of the place, to the breathtaking views of the marine life while scuba diving.
Blanca Domingo Yenes - April 2012
| ||"Unbelievable, incredible, magical. So many great things above and below the water. Seems more relaxed and organized than it was 5 years ago. Well managed. The marine life is magical, takes your breath away.
Margo Lillie - April 2012
| ||"Impressive resort, service, staff, food and absolutely the best diving I've ever experienced! This place is magic! Best experience I could hope for. The resort and staff exceed in every way and then there is the diving!
Patti Maltese - April 2012
| ||"Had a great time and some great macro diving. The variety of macro life was amazing. Took some great photos and will be recommending Wakatobi to all divers that I meet, especially if they are interested in macro like myself. Literally saw almost every tiny critter you can find in a fish guide! Friendly staff, awesome food and amazing macro sea life.
Steven Rule - April 2012
| ||"Really enjoyed our stay and glad that we extended. All of the staff were extremely pleasant and friendly. Our dive guides were top notch and we would gladly dive with them again. Food was excellent and still interesting after 12 days. Thanks for a great stay.
Charles and Louise Minges - April 2012
| ||"Our 5th trip to Wakatobi and it just keeps getting better! As always, the entire staff were just superb! Everyone is so attentive. We always feel very special in this extraordinary place. Someone is always right there when you need or want something. We cannot say enough good things about Wakatobi Resort.
Eliot Girsang and Richard Wilson - April 2012
| ||"We have loved and enjoyed our second visit and experience in Wakatobi. The staff made our holiday special and personal and never missing any details. Fantastic dive masters! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Rosaria and James Sortino - April 2012
| ||"Wow! Would dive here again! Everyone is extremely helpful. Dive guides are excellent and can find anything. Excellent dive briefings, boat is excellent, nice and roomy. The crew are very helpful and handle photographic equipment with care.
Moira and Murray Hollis - April 2012
| ||"Our Private Dive Guide was the best dive guide that we have ever had. The staff and service team are very friendly and they solve each problem immediately
Frank Recheis - April 2012
| ||"Staff is very friendly and attentive to every need, always with a smile and calling you by your first name. Divemasters are very knowledgeable and experienced. Boats are very safe and easy to access. Hotel site very clean, rooms are tidiest. Food is great, high end quality and variety. A diver's paradise!
Liliane Forget and Serge Theberge - April 2012
| ||"A very pleasant dive holiday. I liked the airport greeting, the personalized service at the resort and excellent support diving. Reefs were very healthy and life abundant.Pace of activity was good, food was good and service was excellent. I will recommend to fellow divers to visit.
Peter Carbone - April 2012
| ||"This has been a tremendous experience. The facilities are outstanding and the staff exceptionally friendly. I will be recommending Wakatobi to all my diving friends. Although some of the boat crews and resort workers were limited with respect to speaking English, they were always courteous, friendly and willing to help, and if more language skills were required, they did not hesitate to find someone that could speak better English so as to overcome the language barrier. It would be impossible to expect more. The flora and fauna exceeded my expectations. The photographic opportunities were only limited by my experience. It has been a pleasure sampling what Wakatobi has to offer and I hope to be able to return. It is also with some pride that I am able to log my last dive at Wakatobi as dive number 100. Truly an experience for every divers bucket list.
Dave Belchamber - April 2012
| ||"I felt as if every detail was as perfect as can be, and particularly by the staff. Friendly professional crew; all of them....lovely people! I truly understand why you have returning guests; hope us too. "Wow" Is an understatement!
Barbara House - April 2012
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Anne and Ron O'Toole - April 2012
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|Featured Endorsement"I have been many places diving, Belize, Fiji, Bonaire, Florida Keys and Hawaii and always want to return. Each of these places have wonderful things but Wakatobi is truly amazing. As others have said you are well taken care of from arrival in Bali to your return there."|
TripAdvisor profile: scubawoman18 - April 2012
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|Featured Endorsement"We are currently on our last full day of a 5 day stay at this most wonderful resort. Absolutely everything about this place has been so amazing and we say this as people who have traveled to some very special diving locations. Every single person who works here from the grounds staff to the management are so very friendly"|
TripAdvisor profile: fungooley_ruley - April 2012
| ||"First class! Very efficient. Beautiful diving, wonderful food, comfortable bungalows, great staff. What's not to like? No, what's not to love!!!
Susan and Nels Westman - April 2012
| ||"The pureed soups are the best. Everyone on staff is always available and always helpful. I like it that someone is always there to help analyze the nitrox tanks. The best boats, the best staff, the best camera room, the best resort in the whole world!
Tom and Ginnie Reynolds - April 2012
| ||"The staff could not be more helpful. Everything about the resort is 1st rate. The food (quality + selection) surpassed my expectations. I love my outdoor shower, it's practically one of my highpoints. The closing of the blinds at night with turndown service is a nice touch. My room was spotless and always had fresh towels each day. I already started planning my return to paradise.
Scott Kramer - April 2012
| ||"Fantastic trip. Wonderful warm caring people who make each of us feel at home and at ease. Great diving, dive crew and dive master. Best restaurant staff and excellent food. Our every wish was met!
Tia Millman and John Madsen - April 2012
| ||"I am very impressed with all aspects of Wakatobi. The room is so comfortable and the bathroom and shower amazing. The tented beds are so exotic. The grounds are very well kept and the diving centre modern and complete. As soon as I apporach, someone is there to help. I hesitate to use the term staff because they almost seem like friends who have invited you to their home. Outstanding service and truly everyone is so friendly, pleasant and helpful. As with the land staff, the dive staff are just great from the "helpers" to the dive masters. I have never been treated so well on a dive boat. Hot tea waiting and a warm towel handed with a smile. The food is excellent, imaginative, delicious, plentiful - my compliments to the kitchen. Pampered from the moment I arrived and treated royally by everyone. 'Valet' diving - effortless and thoroughly enjoyable. Dive vacation at its best. Your resort is remarkable and I will highly recommend it. Thank you for making it special.
Karen Massaro - April 2012
| ||"Everyone goes out of their way to please you all the time. Thank you for having a pleasant and very helpful staff. Food is great, diving is great, rooms are very comfortable. I can't say enough good things, I will go on forever!
Janet and Joseph Scott - April 2012
| ||"The diving experience exceeded all expectations! The personal service was outstanding! We were impressed with the attention to guests needs. Excellent diving, excellent service an excellent experience. We love this place!
Harold and Andrea Luke - April 2012
| ||"All of the staff are excellent! Our dive guide is fantastic, really went all out to make sure we got the dive experience we wanted. Food excellent, great variety. Lodging great, diving outstanding, best ever - Nothing compares to Wakatobi! Dive staff was the best! Front desk and wait staff are very helpful and friendly. So many guests yet they know everyone by name. the boat crew are hardworkers, always there to help, very appreciated. Attention is paid to every guest. We were so pleased with the entire experience! Ediving exceeded our expectations and the resort is just fantastic. Thank you!
Thomas and Donna Pannke - April 2012
| ||"Fabulous resort, friendly helpful staff that are always ready with a smile. The food is scrumptious! There are plenty of choices and variety to cater to every tastebuds. The chef did a terrific job. I am most impressed that the staff know me by my first name. Love the shoeless comfort. Thank you Wakatobi.
Sarah Cheah - April 2012
| ||"This is truly a divers paradise! The diving is supreme, the food superb, the service is first rate. My husband is the diver and I am a snorkeler. As a snorkeler I felt I was treated with the same attention as a diver and truly appreciated having my own guide.
Cindy and Stephen Livingston - April 2012
| ||"Everything was great. The food, the staff, the rooms and villa. This is now the resort we have to compare all others to, they will not meet your standards. We came to visit Wakatobi and left saying Wowkatobi.
Greg and Joyce Sorger - April 2012
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|Featured Endorsement"Our own wow factor related to, of all things, the food. This is an all inclusive resort and not an inexpensive one so we expected good food. However we were somewhat prepared for the limitations of the remote location, air and water logistics etc. Suffice to say we were blown away. The food was incredible and the selection did not get stale even after ten days. The chefs are truly world class. "|
TripAdvisor profile: lostwine - April 2012
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|Featured Endorsement"This really is heaven on earth. You will be treated like a royalty from the moment you arrive in Bali to that last step out of the Bali airport after leaving Wakatobi."|
TripAdvisor profile: half_a_devil_333 - April 2012
| ||"The land staff addressed you by first name by the first day. The attention to detail was amazing. I asked for a particular drink once and it appeared every day as I was walking into the restaurant. If they can make it happen, they will. The staff is constantly asking you if everything is OK and we had several people through our stay making sure. There was a welcome party where we met all the "management staff" and were always accesable. Any time."|
TripAdvisor profile: Andrea L - April 2012
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|Featured Endorsement"We stayed in one of the villas and it was lovely - well that is a bit of an understatement - it was fantastic. The service at Wakatobi is top-notch. Nothing is left to chance and your every need is anticipated."|
TripAdvisor profile:happytoretire - April 2012
| ||"Every year you made small changes and each year things get better. This is our 4th trip here in 4 years and we look forward for next year and the next. What good people you have in the Wakatobi family. We have returned every April since 2009, this is the best dive resort in the world. Diving, service, cabins, food, All Perfect!
Mickey and Adrienne Gibson - April 2012
| ||"Fantastic trip; great, friendly staff. Excellent food, unparalleled service. Diving that made me contemplate the existence of life! Best service I've ever had, attentive, friendly + meticulous. Very sad to leave and I will definitely recommend this resort. World class diving, it will be hard to top this trip for diving. You guys run an amazing resort with 1st class service and diving to match! A world apart.
Chris Burville and Sarah Lagan - March 2012
| ||"Wakatobi surpassed all expectations. I will be back. My dive guide was superb, the food was fantastic and the dive sites breath taking. So sad to leave but leaving with many fond memories.
Veronica Scruggs - March 2012
| ||"When the dive masters announced that their objective was to make this Wakatobi trip our best dive ever, I was dubious as my expectations were high and I have many great dive vacations. To my surprise, Yes! It was my best dive trip ever. Thank you especially to the dive masters who helped me become a better diver and a more attentive buddy, and to the pastry chef for the chocolate cakes. The dive masters helped me to drop 1/2 my weights and dive better.
Abigail Karin - March 2012
| ||"We thoroughly enjoyed our diving vacation to Wakatobi. The diving was spectacular, the location was breathtaking and the service was excellent. We felt very much at home here and everyone from the dining staff to the diving staff were friendly and helpful. All of our needs were attended to immediately and we have nothing but praise for how well the resort is run. My husband was a relatively new diver and our private guides were very attentive and helpful, guiding him to better buoyancy and breathtaking techniques. They were able to find the most amazing creatures for us and answered all of our questions with knowledgeable answers. We had a wonderful time and will recommend Wakatobi to all of our diving friends. Thank you.
Hagai and Jill Gefen - March 2012
| ||"Wayne and I are snorkelers and we have thoroughly enjoyed Wakatobi. This was the perfect spot to end our months' vacation in South East Asia - Vietnam & Cambodia. The resort is ideal in their idea of conservation and employment of the local community members. The entire experience from accommodations, facilities as well as diving is first class. Snorkelers have plenty of opportunities to see many different sites with access to excellent guides.
Constance Streitz - March 2012
| ||"I felt very comfortable staying in Wakatobi. All the staff were very friendly and the food was very tasty with good decoration. Staying in Wakatobi was a very good choice, I experienced diving, relaxed, and luxury all together in Wakatobi. Thank you very much.
Makoto Nagihashi - March 2012
| ||"Diving excellent, beautiful, amazing corals. Service on land and on the boats friendly and helpful! After one day every staff member knows your name. We have never seen that before. Kitchen much better than we expected and the food is excellent.
Geert Vercauteren - March 2012
| ||"We have enjoyed very much staying in Wakatobi. Everything has been organized very well and we find your business idea of specialized and high quality services excellent. We hope you go forward by the same way. Not too much people, focus on diving, fine dining, excellent and helpful service and friendly staff in every tiny little detail
Arja and Matti Laara - March 2012
| ||"It was a pleasant surprise to find such a complete resort in a remote area. The food was excellent and the diving exciting and very beautiful. We enjoyed every single moment.Thanks a lot to everybody for the wonderful stay.
Ines and Luiz Cogliati - March 2012
| ||"Everything was outstanding from camera rooms to the restaurant. The boat crew, dive master and boat captain were all very professional and helpful. I have traveled all throughout the Caribbean, south America and Mexico, no dive resort compares, this is truly a 5 star resort.
Jack H Forster - March 2012
| ||"Spectacular! Outstanding service from every individual beginning with reservations to meeting us at the airport, transferring us to the island and our entire time here has been amazing. The gentleman who helped serve us every delicious meal day after day, the lovely ladies at the spa, Miguel who pays attention to every last detail to make our stay above and beyond our expectations. Jimmie and Vince our amazing dive guides who showed us this beautiful unspoiled reef and creatures who make their home in it. We will recommend Wakatobi to the people we know who will come here with respect for the reef and it's conservation and its people who live here. Five star food and accommodations, beautiful kind people. Highly recommended for the environmentally conscious diver.
Angel Calvo and Kelly Shields - March 2012
| ||"Fantastic combination for family and diving. Excellent kids club and very friendly staff. Food was also top class.
Petter Nilsen - March 2012
| ||"The accommodations, the staff, the food and most importantly the diving exceeded our expectations. We flew half way around the world to get here, but instantly felt at home.
Peter Meyer and Tiffany Patrick - March 2012
| ||"I am very impressed with Lorenz' concern about the ecology and the environment. The resort has been the definition of a luxury resort in a remote location. Staff has been wonderful, our dive guide worked with each one of us and addressed their particular problems on a daily basis. I felt safe as well as catered to. The restaurant staff has been more than wonderful. The only thing missing in this resort is a scale, the food is so good that we demand one is placed in the restaurant.
Manal Hassan - March 2012
| ||"Food was great, accommodation was great, everyone was friendly and very helpful. Dive guides were great, showed us all kinds of stuff. They found everything on my "want to see" list. You have a great place and even better people working for you. A slice of paradise in the south pacific!
Dennis Dempsey - March 2012
| ||"Diving is great, food is excellent and staff very good. I love how they remember your name immediately. Love the bin system to keep all supplies together. The diving operation is a finely oiled operation. Totally amazing what has been done to keep this eco friendly environment running.
Cindy Solinksy - March 2012
| ||"Everything here was top notch, the staff so kind and attentive. Diving was incredible, so much life everywhere. We enjoyed the presentations, the dive masters are enthusiastic about everything. The food was incredible from delicious cappuccino to refreshing ice creams. There was nothing to improve on. It's truly amazing to be so remote and have the amenities of home and more.
Steve Reeves and Elaine Nakamura - March 2012
| ||"My trip of a lifetime to Wakatobi exceeded my expectations! Diving operations were well organized, world class dive experience managers, amazing ability to site creatures. Restaurant staff are attentive and interacted well. The food was excellent, well prepared and the presentation was well done. I came for the world class diving, the accommodations, service, attention to details surpassed my expectations. This was my bucket list trip, now I have to return!
Tonia McNeal - March 2012
| ||"The service has been exceptional! Every member of the staff is unfailingly friendly. Most even knew our names by the second day. All smiles and greetings. A truly exceptional level of service in a pacific paradise.
Clark and Cari Parker - March 2012
| ||"Lots of the small details have been looked after and it shows. This was the highest service level and easiest diving we have done from a land based resort. Really enjoyed the style and small portions of food available so you could try more things. Leave your shoes at home and stay as long as you can!
Mark and Jennifer Stewart - March 2012
| ||"Dive staff beyond expectations. Dive boat set up perfectly. Haven't desired diving this much in a long time. Meals and staff in restaurant and room staff awesome. Very pleasant experience overall. Hope to return with our children in the next year or two. Even the reef just outside your doorstep is amazing! Each dive site was incredible!
John and Christina Haynes - February 2012
| ||"Our whole family has had a fantastic and memorable two weeks. Everything and everyone exceeded our expectations. We loved the diving, the dive masters and crew are a credit to the dive operation. The food was outstanding and another highlight for us and the restaurant staff were always so helpful and friendly. The babysitters were fantastic for Ava and Stella. We felt completely at ease leaving our children in their care and they had so much fun with them. It's been a wonderful holiday and we definitely want to return again soon.
Oscar and Yvette Done - February 2012
| ||"Never have I been diving with a more knowledgeable and attentive dive master than the one I had in Wakatobi. She is perfection! I love the bare-foot ambiance of the resort, the kindness of all the staff, the variation and quality of the meals, thank you to all! I actually fell in love with diving all over again!
Kim Huish - February 2012
| ||"Wonderful staff, very friendly and extremely helpful. Loved the food and the way you did the portions on desserts, compliments to the chefs! The diving was great, and we received all the help and attention we should ask for on the boat. Quick repairs on minor problems. Overall, a great experience. Thank you for all the kind attention! We were so impressed that you remembered all of our names right from the start!
Steve and Anne Stewart - February 2012
| ||"Thank you so much for such an amazing experience, in such a beautiful, beautiful place. The people are wonderful, the diving incredible. Wakatobi is a very special place. Unforgettable!
Camilla Done - February 2012
| ||"Truly enjoyed the diving. The reefs are pristine and the amount and variety of life are astounding. The dive guides are superb and the 4:1 ratio is very personal. The entire resort staff is very friendly and helpful and the resort is well run. The meals and accommodation were also very good. Wakatobi is a divers' paradise in a very special place in the marine world.
Marie and Peter Gentele - February 2012
| ||"Diving was all and more than what we'd hope for. Friendly smiling staff were very efficient but put you at ease and made us feel welcome. Hope to come back again. Lots of success to you, you seem to be doing the right thing on many levels.
Peter Stegemann and Elizabeth Casey - February 2012
| ||"I have thoroughly enjoyed the Wakatobi experience. The people, staff, dive masters, the food and lovely surroundings. I have been very impressed with the helpfulness and friendliness of all the personnel I have encountered. The service and food are excellent. The dive sites have been marvelously diverse and full of life of all sorts. What else can I say? The experience has been wonderful, the friendliness and desire to please attitude of your staff contributes greatly to the overall level of pleasure.
Bill Macy - February 2012
| ||"Thanks to the Wakatobi team for taking care of us. We had a wonderful experience. See you next time of course. Wakatobi is the best snorkel spot we have ever been to and the best staff we have ever had. We hope to come back soon. Congratulations, it requires a lot of hard work to run a resort like this in such a remote area.
Ana Isabel - February 2012
| ||"It's not conceivable that there can be a dive site with more attentive staff, better food and nicer accommodations, as well as impressive reefs and a plethora of sea life.
Dick Arkless - February 2012
| ||"Exceptionally well run and arranged. A great holiday & we thank you for the experience of Wakatobi. We will be back. The diving spectacular, the food awesome and the friendliness of all staff simply fantastic.
Tim and Wiji Polineli - February 2012
| ||"We travel frequently in top hotels and resorts in Asia and in other parts of the world. Very often we end up calling for housekeeping to rectify some issues. We have spent 14 days in a Villa in Wakatobi and did not have to pick up the phone once: everything worked like a charm and we had a fantastic time. Wakatobi is what authentic luxury is all about.
Isabelle and Hubert Mulkens - February 2012
| ||"We loved our time in Wakatobi. Most importantly, the diving was the best we have ever experienced and we have over 700 dives all over the world. The health of the marine environment and the abundance and diversity of the sea life is unequaled anywhere. Secondly, the dive staff is excellent. Our dive master had just the right combination of experience , knowledge, patience and humor. His knowledge of topography and sea life at Wakatobi was exceptional and his modesty and orientation to service made our diving experience both enjoyable and educational. Thirdly, the dive team and the Waka dive boats made everything very easy and convenient for us. Fourthly, the accommodations and food were great and helped us feel comfortable and refreshed day and night. Last, we met many new friends among our fellow guests at Wakatobi and I've never been so impressed with the overall diving and underwater photographic skills of the clientele of a dive resort.
Michael and Carolyn Mustille - January 2012
| ||"Your staff are great; friendly, courteous, attentive, professional and made our stay an absolute pleasure, from the boats to the dive center, the front desk, housekeeping, restaurant, beach cleaning crew, everyone! Overall a great resort with just the right amount of luxury without becoming artificial. Fabulous diving, good accommodation, friendly helpful staff in every department, excellent tasty and varied food. One of the best!
Kim and Ken Jenkins - January 2012
| ||"We have had the privilege of visiting some of the best diving operations around the world (both liveaboards and resorts) and must say that Wakatobi is in the absolute top category among the very best.
Anna-Stina Partanen and Joakim Wedlund - January 2012
| ||"Great organization and very friendly staff! Everything was good and you really get to relax and concentrate on diving only, as everything else will be done for you. You made us feel like we were part of a big family. We appreciate your efforts for the environment, the reefs here are the cleanest we have ever seen in Indonesia. We tried to think about things to improve, but everything seems to be good. We loved the spa, the therapist was very friendly and the massages were great. I think that the tension relief massage should be declared as a must have for divers!
Maryna, Artem, Maria, Dmitry and Olga - January 2012
| ||"Our stay at Wakatobi was excellent. Land staff, boat crew and dive masters (of course) were very nice, friendly and helped us a lot. Food was fantastic , our best regards to the chef. Wakatobi is a very beautiful place and we will definitely come back.
Nonna Pokras and Mikhail Petrov - January 2012
| ||"We've had a wonderful visit. The diving, snorkeling, dinning and service was superb. There is nothing we would improve upon. Thanks to Lorenz for having the vision and thanks to the great staff for making this all possible.
Bruce and Donna Burke - January 2012
| ||"Wow, Wakatobi has developed into a really wonderful operation (Our first visit in 1999). Seriously, even since our last visit a few years ago, much has improved. Food extraordinary, and it is cooked and served by some of the nicest warmest people we have ever met. We would love to return, just because the staff is so welcoming, but of course the fabulous diving, comfortable bungalows and overall beauty are factors as well. Thank you very much also for meeting us at the airport on arrival, we felt like royalty. The fluo dive rocked, if you like night diving, a totally awesome experience. The reef will never look the same again.
Barbara and Chaz Taylor - January 2012
| ||"Superb service, guest focused, sharp eye for detail and continuously improving. This was my 5th visit to Wakatobi and I have seen it evolve from 2004 onwards. The management and staff put great effort in listening to the guests and provide immediate action when possible or find other solutions. The private dive guide is a fantastic idea and I truly enjoyed the services provided by the dive guides. Not only during the dive (great eye for detail) but also around the dive, taking care of the equipment etc. It is amazing that all staff knows everyone by name already from the first day. Wakatobi has not lost the friendly familiar atmosphere which is often the case in highly professional organizations. Great eye for detail from pygmies to guest services.
Jeroen Potjes - January 2012
| ||"Home is where your story begins, but if you are very lucky, Wakatobi is where your underwater marine story continues!
This was my 2nd visit to Wakatobi & we enjoyed everything about the experience. The dive sites were more beautiful then I remembered from 2008! Our dive guides: Paula & Ketut were fantastic !, the WakaIV boat crew were quite fun & accommodating. Paula was especially entertaining, animated & informative during her briefs in the media center (Fluo diving, Anemone fishes, Pygmy Seahorses, etc.). Ana was an awesome substitute dive guide, we also enjoyed her company above water at dinner & the Jetty bar :)! Miguel was incredibly accommodating as well. The food was delicious !!! & the entire restaurant staff was a joy. My wife (MC) especially liked her Indonesian cooking class with Chef Andy (as well as her many trips to the boutique & massages). What can't you say about Budi? Budi always greeted us with a warm, cheerful smile whenever we arrived or left the restaurant!!! Oh yeah, Bungalow 7 was the bomb! Our romantic, candlelit dinner by the water was supercalifragilistic in every way, Arya was the perfect host! And last, but not least...there is the perfect Jetty Bartender - Jack! My wife & I hit our 25th anniversary in 2012 & our trip to Wakatobi was a grand start to an all year celebration!"|
Matt and MC Hatley - January 2012
| ||"This is my fourth trip to Wakatobi and I know I'll be back! It seems that the Resort couldn't get any better, but each time I return, something has improved. If it weren't for the long flights from the US East Coast to Bali, I would come here every year!
Curt Harpold - January 2012
| ||"From the time we reached the airport, the service and kindness have been beyond compare. The assistance getting through the airport was a very pleasant and much appreciated surprise. We have nothing but praise for the entire operation. Five stars in every aspect. The food was beyond compare. The staff knows your name and they care for your every need. Definitely a place to come back too.
Wayne and Maureen Wendle - January 2012
| ||"Was an extremely happy camper! Definitely one for each serious divers bucket list and something to return to. Compliments to all involved in setting this up and all involved in maintaining it.
Gerard and Anjo van Kelckhoven - January 2012
| ||"We really enjoyed our stay here again. The diving is extraordinary and the divemasters are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. The library and evening talks are fun and informative. The food is excellent, terrific variety and high quality. All of the staff are friendly and helpful. The med kit was great to help sore ears and scrapes. The bungalows are very comfortable, we enjoyed the tours and cooking class. We had a romantic dinner which was very special and memorable. The attention to details is impressive, the staff remember our names, preferences, acknowledge diving milestones with special drinks etc. We will come back again and tell others!
Mike and Kendra Chittenden - January 2012
| ||"This place is like a little paradise on earth! No cars, no airplane noise; only the sound of the wind in the palm trees. Food is fantastic, so is the friendliness of all the staff. One little advice to divers, bring a magnifying glass. There are so many small creatures to see that is mind blogging.
Jens M. Wiig - January 2012
| ||"It is very rare for everything to go right in a vacation, but the wonderful staff and dive team went out of their way to make sure that it did. I can hardly wait to return!
John Meyer - January 2012
| ||"From being greeted at the airport and all the service at the resort, everything has been perfect! The staff are exceptional, personable, professional and nothing seems to be too much to ask. In many ways the staff know what I want before I know. When we planned to dive the house reef after our 3rd boat dive, our gear made it to the benches before we did. After the dive, staff was wanting to help us out and put away our gear. I have not experienced such fantastic service at any other dive resort.
Sue and Rowan Faludi - January 2012
| ||"We had heard great things about Wakatobi before we arrived, so we had very high expectations already. We are very glad that you lived up to our expectations! The resort is beautiful, the diving is great, the staff are amazing and the food is also great. We really also enjoyed the spa services, and because the prices were reasonable, we were able to go several times. very nice treat! We both really appreciated the staff. They are all very professional and friendly. We felt welcome here. A beautiful peaceful resort with great diving, amazing staff and excellent food. Does it get any better than this?
Carol Ann and Jim Jessiman - January 2012
| ||"From the moment of arrival at the Bali airport we experienced unheard of personal service. The spa rivals any in the USA and is priced to enable everyone to use it. Dining is 5 star. Not normal dive trip fared. Each meal was a kaleidoscope of flavors. Waiters obviously take pride in knowing favorite foods and names of guests. The diving was phenomenal. Each dive was the best dive ever. The dive master was knowledgeable about each fish and able to point out too many to count on each dive. If you haven't dived at Wakatobi, you haven't dived yet. Diving with elegance and excitement.
Susan Walker and Bo Harper - January 2012
| ||"This is the most amazing dive resort from many points of views: accommodations, food and most of all the diving.
Peter Kalanderopoulos - January 2012
| ||"Hard core divers (can't get enough) and/or u/w photographers whether new or professional, simply could not find a more appropriate dive resort. 54 years of scuba diving, throughout north America, the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Red Sea, Africa and Pacific, and I've never seen a PERFECT dive resort until Wakatobi! The 5 stars of good dive travel, diving, location, accommodation, food + service - are all met here and at the absolute top of the scale in each. If there was a 6 star rating, Wakatobi would be at the top of that very short list. If you are crazy about diving, you'd be crazy not to go to Wakatobi.
Alec and Diana Peirce - January 2012
| ||"Everything was first class, the best diving in the world and excellent diving service. Wonderful dive masters who showed me all the tiny reef creatures. Immense beauty and outstanding service.
Jack Dempsey - January 2012
| ||"Wakatobi is an elite dive resort both in and out of water. Book your trip, you won't regret it!
Csaba Kokuti - January 2012
| ||"Enjoyed my time here. The amount and variety of life is wonderful and the fluo dive is a must do. Not only is it an interesting dive, but it puts a new perspective on some of the corals seen during the day.
Tim Sanders - January 2012
| ||"We had a great trip and really enjoyed our time here. Overall we have plenty of nice things to say, the staff were always kind, we had awesome vegetarian meals and the diving was stunning. Loved the fluo dive too. Nice to try something different and learn about research going on at the resort. Why would you go anywhere else?
Jenn and Jack Loder - January 2012
| ||"Not only do you offer some of the world's very best diving (big and small, vertebrates & invertebrates, soft and hard coral), your staff is excellent underwater and above, service with a smile, and 'No' is not in the vocabulary, your food is also absolutely superb, both tastes and presentation, and your accommodation wonderful and beautifully kept, attention to detail in every department, great variety of dive sites too, good offer of in between dives activities (presentations, cooking class),...and great location. And if these were not enough, the philosophy behind Wakatobi should be enough to encourage any diver for her or his support: an ecologically sound resort, more like a self-sufficient village, remote but with every luxury anybody could dream of, supportive of the nearby village in terms of creation of work to electricity in exchange, partly, for conservation of the reefs and for the balance in social terms. Lorenz's tour of his village is essential, a must for everybody to attend. Thank you hugely for your TLC at every step of the day. Back in 2004, I picked up a Wakatobi brochure at a dive show. Since then Wakatobi has lived in my dreams constantly. At last I was able to come visit and it is absolute paradise: As good as it can possibly get in every way possible. In the not too distant future I will be honored to call Wakatobi my home. You will not regret visiting this old fish friend and enjoying Wakatobi's wonders together.
Sonia Goggel and Vijay Sharma - January 2012
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|Featured Endorsement"The thing that strikes you immediately when you arrive at Wakatobi Dive Resort is the precision with which everything is run. Diving is made easy here, and the divers needs are first and foremost in the minds of the Managers."|
Ricardo Preve - December 2011
| ||"Wakatobi is truly a one of a kind resort experience. All of the local staff, restaurant, boat crew, housekeeping and other local staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The dive staff was also very friendly knowledgeable and helpful. This has been my third visit to Wakatobi and I know I will return again hopefully very soon
Jeff Thares - December 2011
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Laura and Lowell Bohn - December 2011
| ||"Great above the water and below! Great resort and amazing food. We have been so well looked after by both the dive crew and the local staff, nothing is ever a problem and they anticipate every need. The flowers to congratulate us on our wedding were a beautiful thoughtful touch and the resort a perfect honeymoon destination. Thank you, we will be back!
Alastair Pollock and Kate Lang - December 2011
| ||"Our experience at Wakatobi far exceeded our expectations. We have been looked after extremely well, from the moment we arrived in Bali until the last day of our trips. Everyone needs to be thanked. We loved our romantic dinner and we enjoyed all meals in the restaurant. Our dive guide and the boat crew was incredibly helpful, friendly and polite. We enjoyed every single dive. The fluo dive - WOW!!! Fantastic service, fantastic resort and most importantly fantastic diving. Spoil yourself and spend a week at Wakatobi.
Greg and Julie Zieschang - December 2011
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|Featured Endorsement"From the first minute you touch down in Bali you are so well taken care of, all you have to do is enjoy the experience.
The resort, the accommodation, the food and above all the staff are truly amazing."|
TripAdvisor profile: MaAxMelbourne - December 2011
| ||"Wonderful, fabulous experience! Diving was not only great, but organization, service of crew, knowledge, friendliness of guides was outstanding! Food is outstanding, what a surprise! This will be the experience of your life, whether you're a master diver or a snorkeler, Wakatobi is the place you'll come back to year after year.
Janet Carr - December 2011
| ||"Five star quality on all counts! Gracious and personable / personalized service by all resort staff, from restaurant to housekeeping to front desk and spa personnel, made us feel welcome and special. True VIP treatment! Food was beyond from chef quality and variety of selections.I highly recommend Wakatobi even to non-divers; plenty to do and enjoy even when not in the water. Ultimate paradise getaway! The divemasters were perfect in anticipating all needs. They were great at pointing out all the tiny things. The 70 minute dives were quantity + quality. The unlimited shore dives were fabulous. It was also nice to solo dive with a pony bottle. The fluo dive was breathtaking. A once in a lifetime experience. The pinnacle of dive resorts and the perfect island getaway even for non divers. We are already planning on coming back.
Todd and Sue Allen - December 2011
| ||"We greatly appreciate the many times we were asked how things were going and the incredible response to the few things we mentioned. Our dive guide was an excellent guide and a great companion. Blue Water, white glove service. You have to dive it to believe it.
John and Suzette Sommerer - December 2011
| ||"Excellent. Thank you for making us so welcome and our holiday special and enjoyable. All the staff and -and we mean ALL- contribute to the small details that make Wakatobi Dive Resort different and so special. Built by divers, for divers with attention to details that make the perfect diving holiday.
Yvonne and Archie Covell - December 2011
| ||"We had a very comfortable and nice holiday. All the staff continuously provided good service to all the guests. The food was also was delicious and varied and we really liked the restaurant. We think it's the best dive resort restaurant we've ever been to so far. There were thousands of creatures in the water, we were excited on every dive. Our dive was safe and comfortable. Thank you very much for everything.
Koichiro Mine and Kiyomi Nishima - December 2011
| ||"Village tour and resort tour were interesting experiences. Very friendly resort, nothing was too much trouble for staff. Very sociable atmosphere, enjoyed meeting fellow guests. A resort that takes its 'eco' credentials seriously, a model for everyone else.
The Shaw Family - December 2011
| ||"Thank you to all the staff for a wonderful holiday, the food, the diving and the friendly staff were all fantastic. We were made to feel at home and cared for especially when we were sick. Our dive guide was a great instructor and guide. The dive guides did a thorough job by reminding divers of good diving etiquette. We loved the bungalows especially the beach side bungalow. We loved Andy the chef and the restaurant staff particularly and loved the personal touches the room staff made when making up our rooms. We had a great time on our honeymoon and feel we've made friends at Wakatobi. Thank you to our new friends, we had a fantastic honeymoon. 2 frog fish and countless turtles and pygmies. We'll be back!
Allan and Shelley Lantzke - December 2011
| ||"We loved our stay at Wakatobi. All of our needs were met beyond our expectations and the kids had a blast. The diving was phenomenal, so much to see and explore for our family with divers at all levels of certification. The dive masters were amazing at working with each child individually to improve their diving but more importantly to become active in their own diving experiences. I could dive the house reef for hours! Aside from the best dive experience we have ever had, the service on land was one of the best we have had in Asia. Every need (and there were so few) was met and the staff was all super friendly, well suited for their roles, knowledgeable and superb. The food was so yummy, I feared none of my clothes would fit on the return trip. It was an amazing family dive trip with something on land and sea for all of us. We had every need met with lovely smiles and so much knowledge from the dive masters. We could dive the house reef for hours. I only wish the pygmy sea horses were bigger, next time make the pygmy sea horses bigger (just kidding). The children are all asking when we can return. Quite a feat for 3 very different children including 2 teenagers.
Lael Stanczak - December 2011
| ||"Our compliments to the great service we received both at the dining room and from our dive guide. Our dive guide was very attentive and knowledgeable, excellent personal guide. The kitchen truly accommodated our dietary choices! Thank you to the staff for being so naturally warm and friendly to us. Your winning combination is the extremely personalized care you provide guests along with truly spectacular reefs. We absolutely love the resort and diving here! We wish you the best and we assure you that our comments to friends are always complimentary.
Francis and Conchita Lee - December 2011
| ||"We had an amazing time at this incredible place. The scenery is absolutely wonderful. The resort atmosphere is really nice and the staff super friendly. The diving experience is outstanding.
Lais and Paulo Koelle - December 2011
| ||"We really loved our eleven days at Wakatobi. The biggest highlight was the reef, of course, but absolutely everything about the resort was outstanding. The staff members were all kind, helpful and incredibly positive. I loved how everyone knew our names. I wish I had learned theirs as well. All the dive guides we had were fantastic, each with a bit different style of finding critters. We like to dive a bit away from other divers and didn't feel at all restricted or limited. I saw all of the fish and many invertebrates I'd hope to see. Thank you for protecting the reefs around Wakatobi. We've dived all over the world and have never seen healthier corals and such biodiversity of fish and invertebrates. Thank you for your stewardship. There aren't enough superlatives to describe our total experience.
Sheri and Jeff Tonn - December 2011
| ||"We both have no bad comments, everything was great, every last detail was well thought out and perfectly executed. We are very impressed to find all the quality Wakatobi has to offer from service to great food and excellently trained staff in one of the most remote places in the world. A big thank you to all the staff and a huge compliment to their managers. We will be back with even bigger expectations, surely you will find these easy to live up to. From the first enquiry, to the last bubble, everything was simply: Perfect!
Ben and Tugba Jecklin - December 2011
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Marion and Axel Flomm - December 2011
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|Featured Endorsement"The diving was consistently excellent on every site visited, not like some, where you have to include the mediocre along with the good. Every dive was an adventure and we always came up with comments of "Awesome", "Wow", and "That was the Best"."|
Dustin Hurlbut - November 2011
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|Featured Endorsement"As an underwater photographer, Wakatobi exceeded my expectations on so many fronts. From the trouble free check in of my heavy camera gear on Wakatobi's transfer from Bali through to the provision of a highly knowledgeable personal dive site guide, my two week stay was hugely productive and extremely enjoyable. The daily dive routine was faultless with quite frankly the best organized dive operation I have ever experienced. With nothing being too much trouble for the extremely friendly and sociable boat crew, gearing up for every dive was pleasurable and easy. All you had to do was just be on the boat...Wakatobi's dive operation took care of everything else. With 5 star food consistent in quality every day and the perfect comfort found in Wakatobi's new luxurious select villa, I found myself wanting very little other than more hours in the day for diving"|
Warren Baverstock - November 2011
| ||"The staff are very kind and always go out of their way to see if you need anything, say hi, and somehow remember all of our names. They truly make you feel welcome and part of the Wakatobi family. The accommodations and meals are amazing for a location in the middle of nowhere. The dive operations are great as well. The dive masters are very detailed in their knowledge of the reefs. The supporting staff always makes sure that there is a warm towel or snack awaiting each re-entry back to the boat. Thanks for another great week!
Todd Sommer - November 2011
| ||"The resort is a very nice resort, everything was fantastic. All staff are very friendly and they help you with any question you have. The food is really amazing and very delicious. The diving is planned prefectly, small groups and very competent dive instructors. My husband did not dive and the snorkeling was also great. We also like the way the resort is managed. The ecological way and the cooperation with the villages around in our opinion is the right way to do it. We will recommend this place to all divers and also snorkelers.
Elisabeth and Heinz Wolf - November 2011
| ||"From booking, to meet and greet, to farewell your staff was superb. Your reef is beautiful and reflects the care you take to protect it. Thank you for providing this outstanding dive opportunity.
Neal Langerman and Sharron Sussman - November 2011
| ||"Paradise found. Accommodations are comfortable and spacious. Staff and dive masters are always courteous, helpful, knowledgeable and all go the extra mile to assure that guests' needs and wants are met. The green recycling water + waste management are to be commended. The grounds are clean and lovely. The food and bar service was wonderful. The diving and snorkeling are amazing. Healthy reefs, wonderful diversity. Many amenities and comforts. All dive staff are fun, safe and helpful. With luck, I shall return.
Linda Johnson - November 2011
| ||"A week in paradise, the best dive week for us ever. Wonderful community / village feel to Wakatobi. The accommodations are fabulous, the setting is extraordinary. Great dive team, diligent, attentive team of helpers behind the scene making sure gear is transferred without error. The food was outstanding, a fusion of Indo-European. We will return!
John and Lise Rideout - November 2011
| ||"The bungalows were wonderful, housekeeping did a great job. The bed was very comfortable. I liked the coffee and water pitcher in the room. The resorts' casual feel is great. The food was phenomenal! Give the chef a raise! Excellent diving, great guides and boat crew. Pretty much a perfect week. If you're a diver, you must come! A very intimate resort where everybody knows your name.
Nicolette Dunn - November 2011
| ||"Outstanding! The dive masters listened to our comments, concerns and directed dives to fit our skills and interest levels / area. They are safe, knowledgeable and friendly, and the support dive team was also attentive and helpful. The service at the restaurant was excellent. The staff are very attentive. The chef is magnificent, all food was 1st class! The rooms were well kept, and the housekeeping staff gave expedient response to questions / concerns.
Dan and Gretchen Winter - November 2011
| ||"We have been recommending Wakatobi based on a visit in 2005. Now that we have enjoyed the new facilities, we will recommend Wakatobi even more enthusiastically. The diving was fantastic, we had forgotten how amazing the reefs are. The crew and support staff on Wakatobi III who were even more amazing. The Villa was gorgeous, love the outdoor shower. The biggest surprise was the food, the attention to detail and quality were beyond anything we've had at a resort. Superb overall. We will be back and won't wait 6 years. Thank you for a ever valuable experience
Wayne Wilner and Alice Gates - November 2011
| ||"Wakatobi is truly living the dream of a perfect vacation. You have thought of everything. Medical staff excellent, medical needs attended to with great concerns and care to make your trip the best. Housekeeping was great, room always clean! Water, sand and corals always clean. What a surprise having the wait staff in the restaurant know my name also remembering what we like to drink. The tour was excellent, such care about the village people, jobs, environment, joy + pleasure for all. Spa massage was great, very attentive to detail. Amazing diving, delicious food, excellence in diving safety and excellent accommodations!
Jeff Kron - November 2011
| ||"Wakatobi has been on our to do list for a few years now and it did not disappoint. A week on the Pelagian and a week on the resort and both were wonderful. Your house reef is some of the best diving. Great staff, very attentive and very professional.
Art and Debbie Gowling - November 2011
| ||"We have had a lovely visit to Wakatobi. Every staff member has "bent over backwards" to accommodate our preferences. The dive staff is especially supportive, knowledgeable, flexible, unfailingly pleasant. Accommodations are picturesque and beautiful. Spa service extensive, nice. Of course the diving is "off the charts" huge variety of animal and coral, incredible range and color from soft pastels to neon. Well worth the hours of travel, world class best diving.
Lee and Mike Moisio - November 2011
| ||"This is a very beautiful resort, the staff is spectacular; dive staff kitchen staff, housekeeping staff and all the staff behind the scenes. We have never dove such beautiful healthy reefs and of course seeing all the amazing fish and critters was phenomenal. Thank you for a wonderful week and we hope to come back.
Jamie and Cindy Tuckwell - November 2011
| ||"Our second visit and it is even better than our first, which was already an excellent experience. Fabulous diving, great food, awesome setting, all around a great time. Everything worked as expected or better. Restaurant was really good. Enjoyed the fresh fish especially.
Chris Mueller - November 2011
| ||"The changes you made since my last visit are all excellent. It was great to see so much of the same staff in the boats as 3 years ago and same in F&B as well. The effort they all make to learn the guests name and use it frequently is remarkable and feels really nice as a guest. You have created a very special physical place in a remote location, trained local staff and brought very talented dive masters from around the world, and strive for the highest level of service, quite a feat for urban operation and a miracle here. I appreciate the 1:4 with guide in water and the ease of doing your own dive within the small group. Wakatobi is a magical place with the highest quality reef, facility and staff. It's sustainable commitment and superior operation make it a place I'll continue to return to every few years.
Jeanne Sleeper - November 2011
| ||"We had a great week. Everybody was very helpful and the boys on the boat did a good job in looking after us. Our dive guide was also very good and did all she could to make sure our group saw what they were looking for.
Bill and Naurelle Murtha - November 2011
| ||"Beautiful, peaceful place - diving is amazing! All staff incredibly helpful and service oriented. Loved our stay!
Kevin and Lynn Chapman - November 2011
| ||"Our stay at Wakatobi was most enjoyable. The resort and the entire staff were very pleasant and helpful, we will recommend Wakatobi to all our friends. The reefs and the diving are world class, the corals, sponges and soft coral reefs are beyond the creative imagination of any artist, psychedelic!
Max and Arlene Quenon - November 2011
| ||"Outstanding experience! Excellent diving and staff. The food was tasty and varied. Clean, comfortable accommodations right on the beach. We love it!
Connie and Charlie Busch - November 2011
| ||"Fantastic diving, wonderful dive staff! This is a special place where everyone is obviously dedicated to providing guests with the best possible experience in every way. Thanks for everything and especially thanks for your concern and care of our environment.
John & Jo Beeble - November 2011
| ||"We cannot say enough good things about our experience at Wakatobi, from the time we arrived in Bali, we have been most impressed with the service. It is by far the best service we have ever had at a dive resort (and we've been to many), and among the best service we've ever had at any resort / hotel in the world. Of course the diving is fantastic, but it's the service that really sets Wakatobi apart. Keep it up, we will be back!
Masten and Heather Hamlin - November 2011
| ||"I am most impressed and can't wait to return with my husband. It is wonderful to know that Wakatobi is finding a new way to "be" in this part of the world and that coming here is contributing to that. If this operation isn't the near future of destination dive travel there is something wrong! Feeling like I was seeing a healing reef and a growing community was pretty special!
Karen Praxel Hanks - November 2011
| ||"The experience was awesome. The reef preservation approach is working. The dive guides were knowledgeable and not only showed us amazing creatures but also educated us to find them for ourselves. The staff were all friendly and helpful and the approach of getting to know all our names resulted in the making of new friends and learning more about the area. I was very sad to leave not only because of the exceptional diving, but also because of the friendly atmosphere. I felt like I was leaving friends behind. Last but not least, the food was more than I expected. A wide range of good fresh tasty food.
Tracy Horovatin - November 2011
| ||"Again Wakatobi did not disappoint, the conditions on the reefs and coral were a pleasure to behold. Dive masters / guides were masters of their art - skilled in the knowledge of the local critters and corals, their habits and their ecological environments. Those with whom I dove were more than guides, they were teachers who willingly shared their knowledge of all critters found and others that potentially may have been found. the crew and local staff are to be commended for the friendly, personalized and phenomenal service that each provided, always smiling, always friendly and eager to accommodate, well beyond expectations. All personnel at Wakatobi treated my daughter and me more like friends than simply guests. Thank you so much for a most relaxing and enjoyable stay.
J. Daniel Horovatin - November 2011
| ||"Our sincere thanks to everyone who works so hard to make this such a wonderful dive destination from the meet and greet VIP arrival in Bali, all our hopes and expectations have been exceeded. We appreciated the behind the scene tour, giving us insight into how much goes on in the background without being aware. Our bungalow was very comfortable, and the housekeeping immaculate. meals were amazing, much much better than we expected, the kitchen crew and F&B boys (and girls) deserve special praise. All were friendly, helpful and nothing too much trouble. The standard of food was more than 5 star. the boat crews too were wonderful, working hard to make each dive comfortable, safe, and easy. Thank you! All the guides were knowledgeable, friendly, very professional; we felt that we were in safe hands and enjoyed their company. All dive dive center staff we met were great. A dream dive destination in all regards; mind blowing diving, beautiful resort, 5 star staff and service. Just Go!
Jen Krapez and Chris Saunders - November 2011
| ||"We were exceptionally pleased with the diving, the boats, the system, and we were incredibly impressed with the behind the scenes tour. The biggest surprise was the restaurant and the amazing service team. Absolutely a delight. Wakatobi is a unique experience that every avid diver should put at the top of their 'to do' list.
Kent Rychel - November 2011
| ||"It exceeded my expectations. Food was healthy and delicious. The staff make you feel part of the family! When I first decided to come here I thought it was a once in a lifetime trip, but I'll be back!
Heather Courneya - November 2011
| ||"This is truly a first class resort! Spectacular snorkeling and diving, wonderful healthy meals, amazing food, exceptional service - friendly, attentive, thoughtful and personalized. Beautiful buildings and facilities that are thought out to every last detail. Self sufficient and environmental applications within the infrastructure and community involvement are to be applauded. This resort offers the best in diving, snorkeling, food, service and facilities plus a very unique and memorable experience that other dive resorts can't match.
Nora Mark - November 2011
| ||"Thank you so much! We had an amazing time! The attention to detail and the spectacular Wakatobi VI is the best dive boat we have been on, very well designed. Terrific place for a dive holiday. We will be back!
Mike McCabe and Heather Lemieux - November 2011
| ||"An absolutely wonderful vacation. Everyone made sure our stay was perfect; and it was!! Diving was terrific and all the DM's were great. The food was excellent, a great variety and all cooked to perfection. Accommodations were extremely comfortable and spotless. All staff to be commended. The staff were very friendly and always smiling! They were also very professional and all very competent in their chosen area of work. The dive masters were fun, careful and always watching after our safety, and found the smallest creatures imaginable. No detail left unattended. Can't wait to return.
Ron Bogart and Nancy Olmsted - November 2011
| ||"We enjoyed good dives with a good and capable dive guide. We have seriously enjoyed the cuisine at Wakatobi indicating that you have capable chefs in the kitchen. Service throughout our stay was incredible. Wakatobi is a dive destination for experienced divers and novices. Well preserved reefs, exceptional service in all aspects without intruding your privacy.
Daniel Louw - November 2011
| ||"Food was fantastic, small portions and buffet style fit the visit perfectly. Room was lovely, house reef was awesome, slide show was awesome, staff very helpful, friendly, happy and will be telling stories for years to come and also hope to return.
George and Tracey Vogl - November 2011
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Nichelle Kunecke - November 2011
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|Featured Endorsement""Exceeded my expectation" has become a promotional cliche, but is the Wakatobi reality. From food to service to dive professionalism, this is a cut above. Plus and most importantly, the diving delivers!
Stephen Frink - October 2011
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|Featured Endorsement"Wakatobi has some stunning underwater scenery and formations. And of course, the fish are amazingly colorful. The soft corals, and the critters that inhabit them, provide a color palette that seems to make our waters a bit drab in comparison. From giant puffers, tiny longsnout hawkfish, cuttlefish and many species we don't have in the Caribbean, to the backdrop of colorful walls, ledges and dropoffs, it's a photographers' heaven. It's a unique and wonderful place, and if I ever get the chance, I will go back, and stay longer. It's that special."|
Tim Grollimund - October 2011
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|Featured Endorsement"Having dived some of the most pristine and varied reefs in the world, I was amazed by the incredible diving offered at Wakatobi. No dive location anywhere can possibly surpass Wakatobi.
Joyce Mutz - October 2011
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|Featured Endorsement"Overall a spectacular visit! The chef and the restaurant staff are amazing! The food was superb and the servers were friendly, helpful and considerate, especially of the baby. Thank you for the crib! The diving was great as always (per Asti), the dive guide for the kids was fantastic, extremely patient and encouraging. We also had a great snorkeling guide, the crew at Waka III were also wonderful. The presentation at the rooms was wonderful. The kids' bungalow looked like an indoor tent ground and the crib and diaper changing table were perfect. Housekeeping was excellent and quick."|
Rob and Asti Livingston - October 2011
| ||"It is rare that a destination exceeds expectations. The entire experience at Wakatobi was wonderful! My wife and I utilized the VIP concierge service. It was well worth the slight extra charge. Indeed, transit through the airport on arrival and departure was made easier than I ever could imagine. Wakatobi is a 5-star, world class destination, with superb diving, unmatched service, and gourmet diving. We will be back there as soon as possible. Our special thanks to our dive master, who helped us feel comfortable before we set foot on the dive boats. We also wish to thank many others at the restaurant for their impeccable service. We also owe a special thanks to everyone who took care of us with our accommodations, especially our personal valet. All of your care in doing the best job possible was not unnoticed."|
Dr. Dennis and Sarah Wagner - October 2011
| ||"What's not to love? Diving was great. We loved our dive guide, he told the best jokes in addition to giving great dive briefings and then he looked after us while underwater. Food and all of the restaurant staff were great. Never any staff who were less than perfect. We had a lovely week. Thank you so much!
Kathryn Earhart - October 2011
| ||"We had a very pleasant stay in your resort and as an overall summary, we had a good experience. It is recognized that you always try to deliver a high level of service. Dive boats are comfortable and are big enough for the amount of divers. The Wakatobi mug was very welcome and a good idea to make people drink. Great vacation! Thanks to all!
Christa Engelmann and Remo Michel - October 2011
| ||"This being our 5th trip to Wakatobi says it all! We have seen continued improvements each year that we have returned. The food and lodging is always superb. The diving ceases to amaze us after all the trips we have made here. The staff and facilities at Wakatobi are #1 in our book. Experience superb resort life coupled with an outstanding dive experience!
Tom and Arli White - October 2011
| ||"Had a great stay, but a 5 day stay is not enough time for this great resort. I would stay here even if I didn't dive, diving is a plus. We are definitely coming back. Staff great, dive master great, rooms great, food wonderful. We had a great time!
Randy and Gail Kunkle - October 2011
| ||"Wakatobi is a wonderful resort. It was the first time I heard about this resort so I was wondering how it was going to be before I came. When I got here, I was surprised! The service was wonderful, the meals were tasty, the staff are friendly and took good care of everything. The room was clean and I felt very comfortable. I was also satisfied with the diving and the boat crew and dive guides. They take really good care of their guests.
Kyoko Onaka - October 2011
| ||"I couldn't close my eyes during my 70 minute diving, as I did not want to miss anything. I couldn't believe it was a 70 minute dive! Time ran out very fast. I saw large corals, many creatures, soft corals and many more. I really enjoyed all the dives. The resort is also the best I have ever been to so far. Food tasted very good and decorated beautifully. I hope to come back here again to do more diving.
Takako Hayashi - October 2011
| ||"The friendly and professional staff to the exquisite surroundings, has made for a very wonderful holiday. An experience I will always remember. Thank you Wakatobi.
Paula Tomlinson - October 2011
| ||"I read about Wakatobi in a dive magazine and I made a reservation instantly. I was very satisfied with the Large beautiful marine corals, many fishes, and the nudibranches. I could see pygmy see horses at 15m, it was not so deep and there were so many different kinds of nudibranches. I wanted to stay for 10 days or more! Every meal was pleasing with various decorations and tastes. I felt very welcome as a Japanese guest, the staff always tried to do their best for us.
Masao Kawasaki - October 2011
| ||"I love this place! The food is awesome and the staff are so nice. The diving is amazing, lots and lots of stuff down there. If I could come back here again I would do it in a heart beat. Everything at the resort was great and the bungalow 1, the world's greatest hammock, all the staff and the dive staff, bungalow staff, the gardener, the restaurant staff are very attentive. Food was delicious, diving was amazing. Not only met our expectations but surpassed them. My only complaint was that there was nothing to complain about. Everything was terrific! except of course that we ran out of days and dives until we come back. It was the best time of my life.
Riley Tennant - October 2011
| ||"Everyone is so nice and helpful. When we thank them, their comment is my pleasure. Love the 70 minute dives. Everyone really catered to our needs. We never had to touch our equipment. Food is excellent, something for everyone's taste. A beautiful place - paradise!
Robert and Diane Nicastro - October 2011
| ||"I really enjoyed the personal attention that everyone gave me. Their willingness to discuss themselves and their lives made me feel more like visiting family than a cold luxury resort. This is one of your key assets. All of the dive staff offered information or suggestions which were very appreciated. The restaurant staff were awesome. I've never been anyplace with such friendly and helpful staff. This made the awesome diving & incredible food even better."|
Mark Waddell - October 2011
| ||"The resort in general is very well seen and well organized. All dive, restaurant and operational staff were very friendly and accommodating. I was impressed by the fact the restaurant staff remembered guest names after the first day. As an intense and focused underwater photographer, I really appreciated being given the flexibility to spend time on various photo subjects without the pressure of keeping up with a group. I had (and very much enjoyed) a highly productive week of photography here. Well done Wakatobi!
Paula Selby - October 2011
| ||"It is a great place to hang out. You can relax and go for a good dive. It's a great place if you are active. There are lots of animals to see and look at. You can learn new facts about Indonesia, for example where the diving spots are. Thank you for a wonderful experience. Exceeded our expectations in every way, diving, room, food, service, staff.
The Singhsacha family - October 2011
| ||"Everybody knows your name, the biodiversity is phenomenal, dive guides find everything on the reef. Staff does not allow the guests to do any work. Food couldn't be better.
Gail and Sandy Cohen - October 2011
| ||"In 30 years of diving, this is the best diving resort we have been to. From the moment they greet you at the airport you have no further worries. Everything is taken care of. Great diving, great food. The staff is knowledgeable in every aspect! Thanks for a memorable time. We will be back!
Lee and Vey Johnson - October 2011
| ||"Great vacation, service outstanding. Most likely the best we've ever had. Staff so eager to assist you and go beyond to ensure your needs are met and you're enjoying yourself. Management all very friendly and receptive. Dive crew excellent! Almost forgot to mention food! Don't know how? Food was wonderful! Assortment of salads, appetizers, main courses, deserts surpassed all expectations. Thank again to everyone!
Paul and Renee McDonald - October 2011
| ||"Excellent stay, went far too quickly. The staff were friendly. Polite and keen to meet all our needs. The dive centre was fantastic, everything seamlessly taken care of and dive guides who really knew about the life of the reef. Our dive guide was incredibly patient and found so many things to show us, including 4 pygmy seahorses. A real highlight. Thoughtful touches everywhere. Cups on the boat, access to lounge at Bali airport, met on arrival to Bali from UK (even though we weren't coming to Wakatobi for a few days) special food prepared, slide shows...All made for a very special time. The food exceeded all expectations, it was fresh, varied and beautifully presented. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
Julian and Rosa Steeds - October 2011
| ||"Excellent staff, the knowledge of the dive masters is superb. I've learned so much about the reefs and had a great time while doing so. The only recommendation is to learn how to make time stop so we would never have to leave. Paradise found! The diving and staff is top notch, you won't find this any place else on earth!
Mary Bock - October 2011
| ||"Thanks to the incredible resort staff, my wife and I got the trip of a lifetime we were hoping for. Not only was the diving phenomenal, but the level of care and attention we received was truly impressive. Our dive guide was all that we could ask for in a dive leader. Not only did we see every critter we hoped too, but he made us feel safe every second we were in the water. All the restaurant staff made every meal a pleasure. The service was excellent and we enjoyed their company as much as the food. The massages by the spa staff were the best we have ever had overall, we couldn't be more thrilled with our experience at Wakatobi. Truly the greatest vacation experience we have ever had, from diving to dining, everything was perfect!
Jonathan Adams - October 2011
| ||"Our villa was excellent, very clean and well taken care of. The staff were super friendly, everyone remembered our names from the very first day. Impressive! There was a wonderful vairety of food, well prepared and displayed. Snorkeling from the diveboats were superb, appreciated having all our gear taken care of y staff! We are not divers or even world class snorkelers but enjoy vacationing in quiet well staffed resorts in beautiful tropical locations. Wakatobi has been the perfect experience for us. We snorkeled, kayaked, toured villages and just plain relaxed! Thanks to the excellent care by all the staff at Wakatobi.
Leon and Jefrie Adams - October 2011
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Pam and Dave Smith - October 2011
| ||"Everything was fantastic. Dive masters were great as was the diving. The chef did an excellent job steering Betty away from food she couldn't eat that contained gluten. All the dining room staff were great, actually, everyone was. No complaints, only compliments.
Wakatobi is a 5-star, world class destination, with superb diving, unmatched service, and gourmet diving. We will be back there as soon as possible.
Our special thanks to our dive master, who helped us feel comfortable before we set foot on the dive boats. We also wish to thank many others at the restaurant for their impeccable service. We also owe a special thanks to everyone who took care of us with our accommodations, especially our personal valet. All of your care in doing the best job possible was not unnoticed.
Lee and Betty Monthei - October 2011
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Virginia Davis - October 2011
| ||"Just loved the wall diving - so diverse! Very attentive dive crew, the dive masters were terrific in accommodation of dive styles within the small groups. Appreciated the tenacity of dive leaders in tending marine life I would never have seen on my own. Educational slide presentation were top notch! Learned quite a lot plus fantastic photography, biodiversity and habitats. Much appreciation for the behind the scenes resort support systems. Wonderful spirit of working together here. Staff friendly, helpful and professional. Food presentation diversity and quality is first rate! Wonderful dining experience with cheerful staff. Most important, protective measurer for a unique ecosystem! A model of working with land (the village) and sea in a cooperative effort!
Olive Vanselow - October 2011
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Leona Holaday - October 2011
| ||"A unique experience superior in the high level of service and the elegant, artistic style of the resort. The genuine kindness of your entire staff is striking and touching. I simply loved the people at Wakatobi. The food is beautiful and delicious. Your service at every level in the restaurant and the bar was excellent. The entire dive staff are exceptional. Great briefings, expert knowledge and very supportive.
Cynthia Brownsmith - October 2011
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Mike Menzies and Trish Courtright - October 2011
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|Featured Endorsement"Wakatobi resort puts forth the very best in friendliness, the desire to help, the food, the accommodations, and most importantly the people. Everyone always had a smile and were never too busy to answer questions or offer assistance on any matter. Wakatobi's attention to detail is unsurpassed."|
TripAdvisor profile: Howard W - October 2011
| ||"It's worth the trip! It's simply amazing that such a wonderful resort operates so efficiently in so remote a place. The rooms are beautiful (loved the outdoor shower). The food was varied, plentiful and good at every meal. The bar at the end of the pier is a great place to relax in the evening. They offer massage, which was excellent and affordable."|
TripAdvisor profile: Diverdad1 - October 2011
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|Featured Endorsement"I have simply never seen a place as beautiful as Wakatobi. Each day I would wake up, look at the palms, the crystal clear sea and the golden-white beaches and think that this had to be the most beautiful place on the planet.
Every single dive site we visited was an award winning adventure in itself!"|
Duncan Zillman - September 2011
| ||"We are always impressed with the little things all the staff does to make our visit so enjoyable. The smiles, knowing our first names and never a sad face. We appreciate the staff sharing our dinner table, they are also very friendly. We hope to see you all on our return trip. This is our second trip to Wakatobi, and it is even better than the first trip which was excellent. Dives, Food, Staff, Spa and Room all Five Star. We can't wait to return.
John and Linda Simmons - September 2011
| ||"From the arrival until the departure, from room service to the culinary supply up to the organization and performance of the dives, a perfect resort without exception. The time seems to stand still and unfortunately passes to fast. Thank to all for such a nice stay.
Claudia and Christian Pints - September 2011
| ||"We had a wonderful time, everything here is so well organized. The dive team and all staff are very friendly and go out of their way to make sure we are having a good time. I want to add that they are very professional. The grounds and location are perfect and cleanliness is a top priority. There is not much to change here. This resort runs like a well oiled machine in the middle of the Sulawesi Sea. Fantastic! This is a long journey from the east coast of the US. I feel it was worth the trip.
Andrea Dec and Bill Jenkins - September 2011
| ||"Quality dives in beautiful surroundings. The diving is excellent, everything is there. The visibility, the fauna and flora, very good guides as well. We loved it. The Waka III boat crew was always ready to help with equipment. The 'mood' was great. The Villa is very comfortable and has an amazing view. The restaurant was too good. we usually loose weight during dive vacations. The staff are very nice. The idea of calling us by first name is excellent. It gives us a feeling of being among family and it creates a nice relation between client and staff. All the staff just keep on smiling. You have a formula that works, and because we are happy, we will come back. Bravo!
Cat Urso & Darren Green - September 2011
| ||"We had a stellar trip filled with so many great experiences. The romantic dinner was superb. The massage was great, and the food and diving was wonderful as always we really loved the sense of caring and accommodation that all the staff doted us with.
Markus Fritze and Lisa Keller - September 2011
| ||"We had a Fantastic week. The bungalow was great, the food was amazing, the staff was very friendly throughout. Hope to make it back for a 3rd visit. The snorkeling was even better than it was because of the amazing guides pointing things out. Great holiday with amazing service and food. So much to do in not enough time.
Caroline and Nicolas Posnansky - September 2011
| ||"After much deliberation we chose Wakatobi to celebrate our special anniversary. We're so glad we did. It certainly is a piece of paradise. Everyone in the resort have been terrific, they're so friendly and helpful we cannot praise them enough. The diving has been great and the house reef is superb. We dived three times and would have loved to do more. What you have done here has worked. We congratulate you! Wakatobi is a piece of paradise for divers of any age. Our combined age is 140+ years and we've had no problems at all, the diving has been so easy, with willing staff keen to help with every aspect. We loved every minute of it and we won't "hang up" our BCD's yet.
Geroge and Joan Houghton - September 2011
| ||"The Wakatobi resort is the best resort I've ever been to so far. The food taste fantastic, the room was nice, all the staff was very friendly, everything was perfect!
Kazumi Matsumoto - September 2011
| ||"Thank you to the excellent Wakatobi team for making our holiday so special. From organizing hotel transfers to accommodating our every need, this was easily the most well run and eco-friendly dive resort we have ever been to. I can't comment highly enough the chef and his kitchen team. The food was fresh, tasty and the 'sambal' was to die for. We were always very happy after every meal. The dive instructors and dive sites here have lived to our expectations and surpassed them. The frank beauty of the corals and the multitude of sea life in the ocean around Wakatobi was just breathtaking. I'm not sure I'll get the opportunity to come back to this gorgeous little corner of the world but thank you again to the team for making it memorable!
Mei Lin Tan & Timothy Dalgleish - September 2011
| ||"The staff including kitchen, dive and housekeeping were unparalleled. We had dinner at the Mozaic Bali, and it was excellent, but the Wakatobi staff have beat them for friendliness and attentiveness. The dive masters we dove with were nothing short of spectacular. The setting is idyllic, great simple decor, friendly, courteous, amazingly attentive staff all working together to ensure every guest has a memorable stay. The combination is tantamount to shibumi. We considered many places and different types of activities for our anniversary, we are both 100% convinced that we made the right choice. Thank you all for a truly memorable holiday. Having spent so much time of our waking hours out in the ocean, one would expect a bias toward the dive and boat crews but the staff on land tied them in every respect. For the ultimate in diving experience that encompasses both large and small, Wakatobi is the destination.
Melanie Cushion & Ronald Brubaker - September 2011
| ||"We were very impressed by many aspects of our holiday adventure to Wakatobi. The coordination of our transport from Denpasar to Wakatobi was exceptional, first class! The staff have been exceptional and friendly, the food choices have been wonderful, the hot stone massage was sublime and room service was fabulous. My husband has loved the diving especially our last night dive which was very memorable.
Steve and Jan Chapple - September 2011
| ||"Everything has been very well organized. The dive guides and the resort staff are so friendly and have made our stay all the more enjoyable. The VIP service has worked very well for us and I have been telling everyone at the resort that they should use this service next time. Wakatobi is everything we hoped it would be and more!
Lynn & David Cross - September 2011
| ||"Kind and helpful staff, the diving spots are great, especially the house reef. The taxi system of the house reef was nice, it makes it easy to access the exact point I want to dive. The diving boat was big and it has enough space for each divers. The food was delicious!
Yoshihiko & Chieko Yamada - September 2011
| ||"We've thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Wakatobi; the diving and the accommodations, all the staff were courteous and attentive. We especially liked our dive guide and we couldn't have asked for a better guide. He was really good at spotting critters, asking us what he could do better and helpful in every way. When we return to Wakatobi, we would like to have him as our dive guide again. The food in the dining area was very good. It's amazing that main meals were not duplicated during our 10 day stay. The dining room staff remembered our names and drinks, which made us feel like family. If you want to forget your worries, visit Wakatobi!
Sandra Mitchell & Melissa Chu - September 2011
| ||"Lovely visit and superior customer service. All staff are welcoming and gracious. Outstanding diving and snorkeling with friendly and helpful guides. Delectable meals - hats off to the chef and his staff. We couldn't be more pleased with the kids club service. The kids club staff went above and beyond to accommodate Zachary and were unfailingly patient. Zachary will be very sorry to leave them. We also were very satisfied with our numerous spa appointments for massage, particularly the revitalization massages. This was truly the vacation of a lifetime.
Lisa, Aaron and Zachary Baggs - September 2011
| ||"Had a wonderful time! All staff are absolutely delightful and catered to our every need. Wakatobi is a place to escape surrounded by beautiful waters and people. Dive in and leave stress behind.
John Dillon - September 2011
| ||"This is our second visit to Wakatobi which is already unusual for us. Our first visit was in October 2008 and the resort still is one of the best organized resorts we have ever seen. Everything from the dives to the restaurant to the bungalows are top quality. The staff are all very friendly and willing to help. The dives are also excellent and are well prepared.
Erwin Nijs and Francine Saenen - September 2011
| ||"This was part of our honeymoon and we are very grateful that we have been fortunate enough to experience Wakatobi at this time. Our villa was beautiful and we thoroughly enjoyed staying in it. The plunge pool was a great addition to the Villa and we spent several evenings watching the sunset from it. The staff and their service has been outstanding. Our dive guide was the best dive guide we have ever had. We have dived on 2 liveaboards on the barrier reef in Australia and his attention to our needs, his ability to spot both tiny and hidden organisms and his humor far exceeded the standards we have been exposed to in the past. The staff and their service at meal times has also been fantastic. They not only remember our names but they also remember our favorite drinks , how we like our eggs in the morning and our favorite table. Our dinner at the Villa will be a memory that we will cherish forever. Words cannot do Wakatobi justice! Every diver must experience it for themselves! Outstanding service and exceptional value!
Sam and Shannon March - September 2011
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|Featured Endorsement"The Resort has the feel of a world class resort, with it's food, service, friendliness and organization. It's as if you are part of the family. Add the great diving and you have an unbelievable experience!! "|
George Schneider - September 2011
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|Featured Endorsement"We decided to return after 5 years and were very concerned that maybe we had made the wrong choice. We definitely did not! My husband is a very keen diver and I a snorkeller and we were so well catered for. Would I go back ? definitely! and I very rarely ever visit a resort more than once but this has everything for both of us so hopefully we will not leave it 5 years before we return again even though it is probably one of the most difficult places for us to get to.
(this review is taken from TripAdvisor)"|
TripAdvisor profile: fussylady - September 2011
| ||"Everything about our visit has been spectacular! The facilities, the staff, the food and especially the diving have been above and beyond anything we could have expected. Our dive guide has been both a great guide and a great instructor for me as a relatively new diver. The spa packages are a great deal and the they did a professional job. The absolute best diving in the world and an outstanding resort as well! We will be back!
Matt Murray and Lisa Prassack - September 2011
| ||"The resort was fabulous. The dive guides did everything in their power to make sure each dive was memorable. Fantastic variety of food where the chef and his team take great pride in what they do and make sure that your needs are met.
Mick and Kath Gulson - September 2011
| ||"All the Wakatobi staff are gracious and welcome to guests and provide a high level of service. The reefs and dive sites are incredibly healthy, clean and robust. The variety of coral and fish is amazing. The dive guides did a fabulous job in helping us find small and unusual fish, they were very flexible and accommodating to our 3 dives off the house reef. Wakatobi has done a great job working with the local population to preserve the fish and marine life. The quality and variety of food at all meals was excellent. We had a wonderful time at Wakatobi and we will return in the future.
Chuck Streamer and Nancy Giunto - September 2011
| ||"The accommodations are excellent with superb dining and faultless service. The diving was outstanding! Our honeymoon : Perfect! Thank you so much for making our honeymoon so special.
Andy and Debbie Knight - September 2011
| ||"Today is the best day of our vacation and the worst day. It is day 11 of what we consider the best snorkel / dive resort in the world! It is also our last day and we are not looking forward to leaving! We look forward to returning. The staff has been wonderful, the accommodations are very comfortable, the food is excellent and the snorkeling is superb. Can't wait to come back! Thank you for making my birthday special!
Ron and Laurie Boreisha - September 2011
| ||"I love the help in Bali at the airport. I think this is a great service. The Bali office was very helpful and responsive. I think the dining staff is incredible. Everyone is so helpful, welcoming and service oriented. The food far exceeded my expectations and the chef is wonderful, there was a great food variety. I consider myself a discerning diner and everything was well thought out, cooked perfectly and well seasoned. The buffet is great! The spa is great, there are so many little details that are so well thought out, it felt so relaxing. I really enjoyed my time at Wakatobi, it was a great vacation and everyone is so accommodating and friendly.
Carolyn Hori - September 2011
| ||"Your reef and dive sites are in pristine condition, it is a rare treat to dive here. The staff is friendly and they seem to love working here and that translates to a terrific experience. The meals are varied and beautifully presented as well as really good tasting. The boats are well taken care of, the buildings and grounds are so well maintained, it's like everything is new. I can't say enough how spectacular the diving was, my regulator almost fell out when my jaw dropped open seeing nudibranch after flatworm after another macro treasure after a thousand of gorgeous butterfly fish, corals and the rose (or lettuce coral).
Sonnie Talley - September 2011
| ||"Thanks to all the staff at Wakatobi for making my stay so much of a quality relaxing experience. Fabulous diving, guiding service, wonderful food and a top spot. Next time I will bring all the family. It was a truly great experience, not only the most sensational diving for all levels of ability, but a superb holiday in a very special part of Indonesia.
Gregory Clinton - September 2011
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Joe and Anna Tipper - September 2011
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|Featured Endorsement"Wakatobi is the best dive resort we've ever been to. Despite it's absurdly remote location it delivers great comfort, food and service. But what sets it apart, and makes the trip more than worthwhile, is the unmatched diving."|
TripAdvisor profile: Rory C - September 2011
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|Featured Endorsement""Dear Webster Dictionary, would you please add the Pelagian Liveaboard and the Wakatobi Resort under WOW!"|
Ralph Naruszewicz - September 2011
| ||"Thank you to everyone for your special care and concern during our time at Wakatobi. This was the best vacation we've ever had! Wakatobi is a resort for everyone, whether you are an advanced diver, an occasional diver, a beginner or a non diver, there is something for everyone. Fantastic dive sites and totally relaxing spa treatments, this place is paradise!
Kathleen & Joe Marino - August 2011
| ||"Our stay here was wonderful. All the staff was attentive and friendly. Any question or concern was responded to immediately. As far as the diving goes, it was the most incredible thing I have ever experienced in my life. Every dive was more fascinating the the last, and of course there was the spa. We had 4 treatments all together and they were wonderful. Keep up the good work.
Kevin & Janelle Graves - August 2011
| ||"A wonderful place! Thank you for a really fun week. The diving was gorgeous, the staff great, the food beyond expectations and the accommodations just right. Keep up the great effort to make this place environmentally sustainable. Your work with local people is spot on. Excellent. it's places like this that give back what the world needs. We really appreciated the staff's personal attention to us and to detail. They seem very well trained and lead well coordinated and content. That makes a big difference, we all relaxed here. Great diving, great place!
Peter Joseph - August 2011
| ||"We enjoyed the holidays in Wakatobi very much. The dive center is perfectly organized. The staff of the dive center as well as the restaurant staff is very friendly and helpful. We would like to come again, the sooner the better.
Bruno Schonbachler - August 2011
| ||"The best staff from diving to dining with healthy reefs. Great respect for the uniqueness and conservation.
Ken & Maria Nerius - August 2011
| ||"The Wakatobi boat crew payed close attention to detail, for example positioning the height of the tanks to the preference of the diver; this makes a huge difference. Towels and food promptly offered, never seemed annoyed, always very helpful! The Wakatobi experience was a delight! Different staff members asking if everything is okay, free drink coupons, etc! The restaurant staff and sous chef were wonderful; had great attention to detail, great service, offering to cook other options, etc. Never had a bad meal or snack; food preparation and presentation exquisite! Our dive guide was great, helpful and foreseeing. Great eyes for picking out the macros, we got amazing pictures. House keeping was polite and cordial. Thanks or the sand free floors and entrance. The overall experience was simply perfect. Words can't describe the experience! Everything is perfect, couldn't ask for anything more!
Ashley Martin & Miguel Velasquez - August 2011
| ||"It was great to have towels everywhere we went; Dive shop, boat and in our rooms. All of the dive masters whether on the boat, in the water or at the dive shop were great. They were eager to help with any questions and anticipated a lot of needs. Food was good, staff were always pleasant. The variety was good for all internationals taste.
Lois Fredricks - August 2011
| ||"Everything was wonderful! Anything that was needed was given immediately. Loved the spa. What will I do when I go home?
Donna Krantz - August 2011
| ||"So this is what a healthy preserved reef should look like....so many beautiful colors! It is very impressive that each person working at the resort knows your name from the very beginning. I also appreciate when you ask for something no matter how small or big, the Wakatobi staff goes out of their way to provide for you.
Jeff & Donna Dornbos - August 2011
| ||"Excellent service, food presentation and taste was wonderful! Love the ratio of dive master to divers (4:1) . Spa service was wonderful. Can I take my butler home? We were asked repeatedly for feedback / concerns. Didn't wait until end of stay. I really appreciated that. Nice camera room. Liked having my own cup on dive boat and snacks after each dive. I am making a list of all the "new critters" that I haven't seen before. Absolutely what I expected and hoped for after reading the website and that is a true compliment.
Mike & Renee Christensen - August 2011
| ||"Our vacation has been very nice and it was a wonderful experience. The staff was super friendly, especially our dive guide. Also the diving and the food in the restaurant was great and had a lot to offer. Wakatobi is on our list to come back.
Marcus Lindenlaub and family - August 2011
| ||"Me and my husband are not divers but love the sea and we love snorkeling very much. It was the first time we have decided to spend a few days in a dive resort. It has been an enjoyable and pleasant experience.We've met interesting people, we've seen incredible underwater sceneries and had good food! The resort staff and the dive masters have been absolutely polite, cooperative and attentive. What more to say...we will sincerely recommend Wakatobi to our dive friends.
Maddalena & Mario Maestri - August 2011
| ||"Our 5 days here were wonderful. The atmosphere was friendly, caring and professional. The boat crew was solicitous, friendly and efficient. They fully take care of the equipment if you wish or leave it to you. Our dive guide could not have been nicer. He found practically every critter we wished to see, calm, compellent and solicitous. Dinning here was a pleasure. Excellent food, many choices, imaginative and well presented. Dinning staff exemplary in their solicitous attention to every need and desire. All staff learned our name immediately and used it to greet us. Made us feel at home at once. All in all Wakatobi provides an outstanding dive environment and we shall certainly recommend it to our dive friends
Paola & Jon Cohen - August 2011
| ||"Wakatobi is an enchanting place with beautiful dive sites, excellent dive guides and very attentive towards the environment.
Silvia Caporiccio & Dario Ellero - August 2011
| ||"Awesome! Amazing food, amazing diving and amazing staff. This has been the greatest dive experience we've had! Everyone was so nice and attentive and asked what they could do to make our stay even better. Amazing that so many people learned our names so quickly. It was well worth the 30+ hours of traveling to get here.
Karen & Adam Wandt - August 2011
| ||"We have spent wonderful days here and appreciated the numerous services offered by the resort, starting from the assistance during our arrival at the Airport. Wakatobi needs nothing additional, the staff are all excellent and well organized. The rooms are beautiful, spacious and always very clean. The boats used for diving are comfortable and spacious with very attentive and competent crew. The dive guides are well trained and are always available to help. Thank you very much and see you again soon!
Mario Ginelli and Rosa Magro - August 2011
| ||"We have visited many places in Indonesia, we just needed to go to Wakatobi. What we have read on the website perfectly matched our expectations. Nothing to complain about, you have wonderful services. The entertainment for the children is also perfect and this point is particularly remarkable, as in other places we've visited, it wasn't like this at all. Our daughter Daria had a wonderful vacation and I'm she will never forget. The smiles, the courtesy and kindness makes Wakatobi a truly special resort. It is a magnificent place where each of us found the perfect dimension to spend a pleasant holiday. Everyone who works at the resort has contributed in making our stay unforgettable. Thanks to all of you!
Giuseppe Baggio and Rosa Niglio - August 2011
| ||"The dive sites are very close from the resort. The soft corals are very healthy like a flower garden. We saw a pygmy seahorse, ribbon eels and humphead parrot fishes. The diving was amazing. We appreciate the attentiveness of all the staff.
Tomoko and Hiroyuki Tani - August 2011
| ||"All services are excellent. The organization of the dive centre, the food, the attention to detail in the bungalows. All of the staff are extremely polite and attentive towards any of the guest's wishes.The dive guides are very good and the wall dives are remarkable.
Daniela Bianchi - August 2011
| ||"Beautiful resort with impeccable service and an excellent restaurant. The dive guides are knowledgeable, well trained and attentive. The wall dives are very beautiful from a photographic point of view.
Alessandro Giammona - August 2011
| ||"Our experience has been very enjoyable and we plan to return. Fabulous diving and snorkeling, great accommodation, friendly people, excellent service - That's Wakatobi!
Greg and Ann Ralph - August 2011
| ||"We had a very nice stay. The dive centre is very well organized and the dive masters / guides are good and knowledgeable of the sites and very friendly. The kids club was a major factor of the success of our vacation here. Our daughter Mathilde had a wonderful time and everyone in the staff was very patient and friendly to her. The food at the restaurant was good and varied. Our bungalow was great.
Pierre Fichant and Elisabeth Loison - August 2011
| ||"We had a very good time and we hope to come back. We appreciate the professionalism and the services of every on at the resort and on the boats. An uncontaminated and rich sea with a great variety of corals and marine life, associated to a high quality resort. This is Wakatobi.
Massimo Rapetti - August 2011
| ||"Almost not possible to top this experience above and below the water. Our high expectations were fulfilled very easily and in a relaxed manner. We were missing nothing! It is difficult to decide what is better, the fish underwater or the fish from the kitchen!
Karl and Marcella Mueller - August 2011
| ||"Wakatobi combines everything that we looked for when we booked it: Great resort and privacy, excellent service, extremely good food and good amenities for non divers and also children. Great diving experiences: small diving groups, great service, fantastic and knowledgeable dive masters who are fun and extremely well trained. The corals and underwater environment are simply fascinating! Wouldn't recommend 5 days only as we did as it is too short. Next time we will combine the Pelagian and Resort! I've wanted and waited to come to Wakatobi since September last year, the wait was long but it was worth it!
Paola Del Fabbro and Luca Bonetto - August 2011
| ||"Absolutely fantastic. The valet dive service and beautiful reefs all the way through to the entire staff, everything was first class. Our best resort diving experience to date. We will come back to Wakatobi again. Fish behaviour class was incredibly interesting and of great value. The class lecture and dives have improved our diving experience. Wakatobi resort was incredible both above and below water, absolutely first class from start to finish.
Joe & Meredith Weber - July 2011
| ||"I have stayed at resorts all over the world and Wakatobi is without doubt the finest overall experience I have had the pleasure to enjoy. The staff is excellent!! Everyone from the sales reps, the Bali accommodation team, to the on resort staff was extremely helpful and met every request I had with not only a positive result, but a smile to go along with it. Your entire operation is close to perfection and I will use this experience to build a teamwork and customer service seminar for my own business employees. Special thanks to your incredible chef for meeting my son's food allergies with plenty of fantastic food safe for him to eat. In short, words cannot describe this paradise on earth, 5 star lodging, dive facilities, staff and the best underwater sights you will ever see in person. Upon arrival, you become one with the Wakatobi family. Thanks for providing the vacation of a lifetime for my 10 year old son and I. We will be back!
William Scribner - July 2011
| ||"The staff at Wakatobi made me feel like family. I loved my stay and will come back again anytime! The diving is phenomenal.
Elizabeth Rotundo - July 2011
| ||"We have enjoyed our stay at the resort. Considering it's remote location, it is an exceptional resort. It is very comfortable and well maintained. The staff is the best I've ever encountered by far. Many of the staff were calling us by name after the first day. It's good that the resort is offering more activities for non-divers.
David and Elaine Reubush - July 2011
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|Featured Endorsement"We came to Wakatobi after months of hesitation due to the substantial travel time and expense. But it's our 30th wedding anniversary and we decided to come. Since the trip is so far and we just love diving, we made it two weeks and signed up to the Pelagian. This decision to come has been another "best" since the day we said "I do" to each other. We have enjoyed the service provided by the staff so much, just as much as the amazing beauty of this happy healthy reef system. Thank you all for your hard work. Health, harmony & Happiness above and below the sea.
Gretchen & Alan Ziegler - July 2011
| ||"Great stay and first class accommodations. Loved the diving and the special attention given to my newly certified son of 14 years. Please extend my thanks to everyone especially the chef. You won't dive like this anywhere else in the world! The food is excellent!
Martin Kouprie - July 2011
| ||"It has been a wonderful experience. As a non diver, I was never bored. I've enjoyed walking the paths, the beach and of course the spa. The kayak tour was great fun. Visiting the children on the island was a joy. The food has not only been delicious, It's been beautiful to look at. The entire staff has gone out of their way to ensure our stay to be perfect.
Marilyn Rabideau - July 2011
| ||"The diving, snorkeling, kayaking and birdwatching were exceptional. Add excellent staff and food and who could ask for more.
James & Kristi Mickam - July 2011
| ||"We had a wonderful relaxing time. Staff is very friendly, helpful and polite. Wish we could stay forever. Our goal is to spend our anniversary in Wakatobi at least once every 3 years!
Maria VanHart & Julia Sbragia - July 2011
| ||"Best macro dive site we have seen. Every site has so much variety. We have totally enjoyed our stay. Everything from start to finish is professionally done. A most remarkable place and people. 5 star in everything you do.
Peter Findley - July 2011
| ||"We were not sure what to expect, being that this is so remote. What an incredible surprise! Accommodations are lovely. Service is five star all the way. I still am amazed that the staff know each of us by name! Even on arrival! All the staff, crew dive team were friendly, supportive and attentive. We were definitely spoiled, especially at the restaurant! The location is beautiful, diving spectacular, what more could you ask for? A big warm 'thank you' for making this vacation, and us new divers in our family, something we will never forget. We hope to come back again.
Jackie & Brian Work - July 2011
| ||"We came here on the recommendation of our friends who have been our dive guides at another dive site. It was everything and more than we expected. We learned more fish names and critters than we thought possible. The accommodations were perfect for us and were impressed that our shirts were all folded up each morning in the room. The food was excellent and so many choices. Everyone we met on the paths, in the longhouse and the restaurant greeted us by our names. That is very impressive. All the smiling and happy to see us! We will not have any trouble talking about our Wakatobi experience. Wakatobi is the place to go to see numerous varieties of fish and critters. The dive staff is extremely knowledgeable and will try very hard to find anything you are looking for. Food and lodging were superb!
Bruce & Carole Gunn - July 2011
| ||"We had a great stay. All the staff were extremely friendly, helpful and committed. Special thanks to the restaurant staff and the dive guides, who all did an excellent job.
Serge Haan & Monique Wiesinger - July 2011
| ||"All staff were very welcoming with beautiful smiles and warm greetings make such a pleasant stay at Wakatobi. We think the food is one of the best we have ever had at a dive resort . The chefs are making Indonesian/Asian food combining Western food with fresh food. Thank you so much. We really enjoyed the diving, delicious food and the nice atmosphere on the island.
Naomi & Naoki Yamashita - July 2011
| ||"The resort is well maintained & excellently run. Staff are well trained & the resort has a well practiced system so everyone knows their roles and things run smoothly. Food is great and the chef is very friendly and obliging! The dive guides were helpful and friendly, they also took good care of our children. They are very experienced & managed to find such amazing little critters of microscopic size to point out to us.
Pek Swan Layanto - July 2011
| ||"In hindsight, it was a mistake to come here immediately after being certified as a diver because I fear I may never find a dive experience as amazing as Wakatobi. One of the world's best dive sites with wonderful people.
Sofia Layanto - July 2011
| ||"Very well organized and pleasant stay. All personnel from the dive masters, crew, staff are some of the best and most gracious people we have met throughout our travels. Thanks for a great stay!
Bruce & Stephanie Holland - July 2011
| ||"Wakatobi is the place where you can enjoy your best dive holidays. The place is beautiful, the staff is very nice and friendly, the food is great and the places for diving are excellent.
Nicolas Sieber - July 2011
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|Featured Endorsement"Stupendous is the only way to describe the beautiful corals and marine life, with so many different dive sites you start to wish you stayed for at least three weeks. "|
Jonathan & Malise Scott-Barrett - July 2011
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|Featured Endorsement"The staff, the entire staff, did whatever they could to make my holiday one to remember. Whether it was diving, dining, keeping the room clean and orderly throughout the day, or relaxing, once again everything was taken care of at the highest standard."|
Tom Huff - July 2011
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|Featured Endorsement"Everything about the resort is top notch, food, dive operation, lodging and the staff. This resort is very expensive but when you are there you understand why, getting everything shipped in by Private plane to a remote location is not cheap. If you need something, there is no running to a store to get it, you are on an island in the middle of no where. "|
TripAdvisor profile: diver01 - July 2011
| ||"We can say without hesitation that this week at Wakatobi Resort has been the best overall vacation of our lives. And sure, the diving and dive staff have been world class, but everything and everyone else at the resort has been truly outstanding! The chef's food is 5 star quality making it difficult not to over eat. He was also very conscience about Jeff's shellfish allergy, offering to make something special. The rooms and housekeeping staff are going to make our return to the US hard to get used to again. Awesome! Paradise is not lost. It's alive and thriving at the Wakatobi Resort! Only wish we were staying longer!
Sheila Koscomb - June 2011
| ||"This is an excellent operation. The local staff and crew are very friendly and make you feel like they're always at your service. The dive masters are very knowledgeable and made every dive enjoyable. Every dive site was beautiful and had it's own features. I am definitely looking forward to my next trip here.
Benjamin Haddad - June 2011
| ||"Thank you for such a fantastic experience. We will never forget our time here and we are already planning our return visit and hoping to bring some friends with us. It's incredible what you have created in such a remote location. It's a very special place. First class experience in every way. Staff especially dive masters are extremely warm and welcoming, and the diving is out of this world.
Jim & Erin Brockus - June 2011
| ||"Beautiful quarters; delicious, artistically presented variety of gourmet dishes, fruits and juices. The staff are very friendly and helpful and make us feel a part of the family.
Anne & Alan Brinkley - June 2011
| ||"Fantastic staff in all departments and world class diving, we only wish we could have stayed longer. Some of the healthiest reefs in the world and dive guides that can find the most amazing small creatures.
Tracey & Matt Wunder - June 2011
| ||"The people who work here remembered my name and given the number of visitors here and the turn over rate - It's remarkable. The dive staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and willing to listen to your stories. It's fun to go out to the jetty bar, watch the sunset with friends and exchange stories with the dive masters.
Anna Walsh - June 2011
| ||"We have had the most wonderful experience, one that cannot be bettered. The staff at the resort are hard working, polite, courteous and above all friendly and will have a laugh with you. We would especially like to thank the F & B team, we had a fantastic 30th anniversary dinner and my birthday too. The dive team and boat crew were brilliant, in fact all the staff are excellent. The most amazing 18 day holiday. The staff, crew and behind the scenes guys make your every wish possible. One word 'Wonderful"
Ann & David McElhoney - June 2011
| ||"It was a very pleasant experience for us. The staff are helpful with our dive equipment. Our dive master was very knowledgeable about the marine life and coral reefs. The food provided are of good quality and are fresh. We are very satisfied customers & would recommend Wakatobi to other fellow divers.
Davin & Gwen Lim - June 2011
| ||"This was truly great. The resort service and underwater sites lived up to my expectations and beyond. Of all the underwater sites we have visited over many years, nothing compares to Wakatobi. In our opinion, it is far superior to any site we have visited in the far east and Indian ocean.
Dave Teron - June 2011
| ||"Our time here was great, and the diving is wonderful. The staff are great and unbelievably friendly. We liked the eco ideas and impact on local society, the excellent reefs and the aim to conserve this using money from tourism. It was wonderful to be able to dive in such a beautiful and well preserved underwater world.
Margot Bakker - Jurzak - June 2011
| ||"The diving is great, the resort and the Pelagian is terrific and the people wonderfully helpful. All the guides were great underwater and I especially compliment my dive guides for finding so many creatures underwater and making life so pleasant above water.
Ron Porszt - June 2011
| ||"All aspects of the resort are first rate, from our arrival in Bali, our accommodations, the diving, the food and all the staff. This has been a truly memorable and wonderful experience for both of us. Wakatobi sets a new high standard for dive resorts.
Susan & Robert Davidson - June 2011
| ||"Wakatobi was a wonderful experience. The staff was great. Our guides were wonderful and lots of fun too. Everyone knew my name, I loved it!
Cathy Hays - June 2011
| ||"Wonderful resort. Good food and very friendly staff who were most helpful with everything. Will definitely return and recommend the resort to all my dive buddies. Thank you for a wonderful and memorable time!
Joseph Szkotnicki - June 2011
| ||"Loved Loved Loved the resort! All of the employees treated me like family. So friendly and sincere. The Dive masters were fantastic, patient and very helpful. Always offering how they could make my dive experience better. The staff at the front desk are always happy and smiling. The crew on Waka V was great. The house reef was my favorite. Would love to bring my dive friends here for a long stay. The food was fantastic, a little too good! The staff in the restaurant knew what I liked and was very attentive and sincere. The massage therapist was the best I ever had. The most beautiful and healthy reef right outside your door step! Definitely one to have on your bucket list.
Jean Stevens - June 2011
| ||"We loved it here 5 years ago and we have been amazed that our experience could possibly have been improved upon, but Wakatobi seem to have done it. What was superior as a diving and resort experience has become extraordinary in only 5 years. Congratulations on providing us a perfect diving experience.
Lynne Fieber - June 2011
| ||"A five star diving holiday with kids sounds unlikely, but achievable at Wakatobi Dive Resort, not in a way that is stiff or formal, on the contrary personal, comfortable and un-intimidating. I am more than happy to recommend Wakatobi, firstly of course for its fantastic marine diversity in beautiful south Indonesian walls and ridges. Secondly for supreme comfort, every attention given by all staff at all times and with a smile that does not feel artificial. Thirdly, very pleasant accommodation, outdoor shower with hot water and a sea front balcony.
Dominic Denison - June 2011
| ||"Thank you for our most enjoyable stay. Both my daughter an I had a wonderful time. Everything about Wakatobi resort is excellent, the staff, the food, the diving, the kids entertainment, all make Wakatobi a magic place for a special holiday.
Jane Alexander - June 2011
| ||"This is my 3rd time at Wakatobi, the weather was not as good as before but Wakatobi was even better. As snorkelers we can say that the service is unmatched. Unlike other dive resorts, here both the info and the service for snorkelers is excellent. The house reef seems even better than 2 years ago. A great improvement to be noted is the food. Before it was good, but now, it is exceptional. True gourmet food (and we know food well!). We especially loved the fantastic appetizers, including the sashimis and other "fishy" things. But in fact, all the food was marvelous. The entire staff is exceptionally good. I just wish that it did not take 30 hrs of travel to get here, but even with all the long trip, I will be back. As a snorkeler who has snorkeled around the world, Wakatobi is the best for snorkeling in my experience.
Andrew Dienes - June 2011
| ||"A lovely resort, beautiful coral, great diving, personal and friendly service, lots of attention to detail, such a terrific dive experience, the best dive trip of our lives. A paradise of tranquility.
Christa Staudenmaier and Serge Filion - June 2011
| ||"Our second trip to Wakatobi was even better than the 1st. The reefs are in great shape. Fantastic corals and excellent diversity of fishes.
Mike Schmale - June 2011
| ||"Amazing trip. Wish we could have stayed longer! Every details was thought out and appreciated! All the little details really made this a magical trip underwater and above water! Thank you.
Jen Gamble - June 2011
| ||"First 10 days on the Pelagian was beyond belief! Excellent service, diving, food, staff etc. Then another 5 days at the resort was just too short. The service at the resort is also excellent, diving is wonderful, the food is delicious and staff is very friendly and helpful all the time. I had excellent dive guides on both Pelagian and Wakatobi resort.
Trudy Suijkerbuijk - June 2011
| ||"The diving was only surpassed by the service. I can't think of a single thing I could recommend to improve the entire experience.
Sir Ronald Hammond - June 2011
| ||"Both diving and lodging are really in a very high standard and in a very decent way, so it was not only wonderful but also comfortable. All staff was very engaged and supportive and the daily procedures were well planned and managed. All needs are satisfied immediately.
Karin & Helmut Jung - June 2011
| ||"Thank you so much for the splendid holiday! Unmatched diversity of the reefs, highest quality of food, enthusiastic and service minded staff beyond expectations.
Odd Rigenholt - June 2011
| ||"The staff was very attentive and accommodating. The food was so fresh, innovative and delicious. The facilities were in top condition and comfortable. Then of course there is the diving! Wow! So this all adds up to a top notch operation in a very remote location. We shall return!
Clark Linders - June 2011
| ||"The resort is beautiful and well maintained. The resort and diving is only exceeded by the staff who are all the best I have ever encountered.
John Green - June 2011
| ||"Our dive guide was an excellent dive master. She did a great job in spotting creatures, small and large. She was very knowledgeable about the marine life and she freely shared in knowledge, which contributed to an enhanced dive experience. She showed her concern for our safety as well as our overall experience at the resort. The staff at the resort are extremely customer oriented while managing to be unobtrusive. The staff does everything except tuck you in at night and sing you a lullaby. The spa treatment are wonderful and reasonably priced, the food is excellent and plentiful. Wakatobi is a piece of dive heaven in the Banda Sea, and should be high on every divers 'must do' list. We loved our experience at Wakatobi and hope to return one day.
Rolando and Kathy Navarro - June 2011
| ||"Great place and an amazing experience. I was constantly amazed by the helpfulness of the staff and the extent of the resort services! This place has what is probably the best group of dive guides I've ever seen. Our dive guide was great at finding all manner of creatures for us and I couldn't have obtained the pictures I did without her. I honestly don't know what you could improve. I had a wonderful time and I'll be sure to recommend Walatobi to all my friends back home. If you want jawdropping photos that your friends will talk about for a lifetime, Wakatobi's guides deliver, and boy do they ever!
Ben Ferguson - June 2011
| ||"Wow, Wakatobi is quite impressive! All the attention to details! Everyone knowing our name, our bungalow, our meal preferences! Diving preferences! The cool way the toilet paper is folded, the great turn down service and towel folding. Any desire is immediately addressed. from an O-Ring to hot water in the shower, "Presto" it's done! The staff are all very personable & polite. Knowledgeable too!
Margot Jones - June 2011
| ||"Wakatobi Dive Resort definitely meets every aspect of our comfort, both on land and on/under the water. It seems that nothing goes unattended for the pleasure of guests. The staff is totally well trained and seems to enjoy doing as much as possible to ensure we have a memorable time. They are able to anticipate needs and desires before we can think of them. The boats are very comfortable, easy to dive from and return to. The rooms are spacious, well appointed, and beautifully situated to view the sea and relax in. The dining room staff are wonderful and the menu is superb. The dive staff is also completely attentive to the divers, very professional and knowledgeable about all aspects of diving, they go to the extreme to know and remember each diver's details and needs. It is nice to see how all staff like and respect each other. This was our first trip to Wakatobi but will not be our last! When we return we know we will feel like coming home again. Every detail was attended to, every staff member was most pleasant and seemed genuinely happy to make our experience wonderful and enjoyable as possible. Truly a unique & memorable vacation.
Richard & Stella Hageman - June 2011
| ||"Lovely lovely place. Amazing staff all the way around. Divemasters are incredible. Also what a great surprise in the spa. Did not expect such quality treatments.
Lisamaria Burkhard - June 2011
| ||"The dive sites were spectacular and we thoroughly enjoyed all dives. Our dive guides were very good, we spent most of our times with them, they are very smart, caring and extremely knowledgeable. In general, the staff were all very helpful, clearly putting forth the idea that they would do whatever was required to make our stay more comfortable. Overall, you have a beautiful site, both above and below the water and the staff are excellent.
Doug Kerr - May 2011
| ||"I had a great time. It is a very comfortable place and the food was great. There are many activities beside diving or snorkeling. I loved the cooking class!"|
Makiko Koide - May 2011
| ||"We have had a wonderful week in Wakatobi, and will certainly tell everyone about it! Wakatobi is a diver's paradise. We could not have been more comfortable, better fed or more indulged with beautiful dives.
Susan Kail - May 2011
| ||"A 'must do' if you want to dive the south pacific. These guys have their act together.
Tim Stone - May 2011
| ||"No negatives at all! Everyone was very nice, great service, anticipated the guests needs and met them. Food was very good in quality and selection. Wakatobi exceeded our expectations in every way.
Chrys Martin & Jack Pessia - May 2011
| ||"Great place, great staff and dive team, great food. Loved it to the hilt. A Mughal Emperor said of Kashmir "If there is a heaven on Earth, It is here, it is here". Same for diving at Wakatobi.
Uday Sinh Wala - May 2011
| ||"This Indonesian jewel of islands turned out to be an amazing diving adventure. We learnd to recognize and appreciate smaller marine life & the coral gardens especially Roma, wander around and look in a calm and peaceful manner. The dive instructors were ever watchful and Wakatobi will hold a special place as my son Aditya got certified at 11 years old. When the diving was done, we all retreated to the Longhouse to share dive stories, drink tea and coffee and fill our dive books, trying to remember the special features of each dive site as they all began to blend into each other. it was fun naming them with our own names. And between all this, gourmet meals like no other place we have dined in. All buoyancy is messed as one gains weight with every meal. Beautiful room and charming wooden bungalows. So many dive sites, one thought they would be repetitive but each was an explosion of color, marine life and underwater garden.
Nasundhara & Karun Sanghi - May 2011
| ||"The staff on the resort and on the dive boats were outstanding, so friendly and helpful. Food was great as well. We especially liked the evening presentations, they were so educational. The dve managers were very professional, helpful and always smiling.
Joan and Larry Davis - May 2011
| ||"Wakatobi is an absolutely wonderful place where all your wishes are fulfilled by a most friendly, helpful and professional staff.
Gabrielle and Stefan Knecht - May 2011
| ||"We have had a wonderful stay at Wakatobi. Each and every dive site was incredible. Our private dive guide was excellent. She gave us a lot of confidence and comfort as we are beginner divers and she showed us many interesting things on the reef. In addition the staff in general has been friendly and helpful. The food is lovely. And last but not least, the location is hard to beat. We love that we have not seen another resort dive boat during our 13 dives, a rare treat. We cannot wait to come back.
James Woody & Ranmali Bopitiya - May 2011
| ||"Our experience at Wakatobi was fantastic. We loved our Villa, the delicious, fresh and healthy food, the dive guides, the dive boats and crew, and the so friendly, kind, helpful and knowledgeable staff. I can't think of anything that could be improved. Really well done perfectly run resort. Amazing! We have traveled the world and usually stay in the finest hotels and resorts and found Wakatobi to be excellent and on par with the service at these other resorts as well as comfort. We are very impressed! Thank you.
Jessica and Bill Budinger - May 2011
| ||"Excellent food and service. I appreciate the remoteness of the island and the privacy of each Bungalow and Villa. You really feel like you're on a secluded island with good people. Wakatobi: Pioneering luxury with ecology, an inspiration for all holiday resorts.
Angie Grgat - May 2011
| ||"Our trip here was excellent! Services from the staffs & even the dive masters were very sincere & helpful. Accommodation & facilities were great. Thank you all for this fabulous experience and the memories fond on us. Our dive guides has done a great job to make our trip here memorable and fun. We were well taken care of, really a classic 5 star resort. Wakatobi is a luxurious diving trip to be remembered.
Irwin Koh & Adele Leow - May 2011
| ||"Underwater, you have to experience 'the unbelievable' in order to believe it; but you still have to pinch yourself to check it is not a dream. The diversity of fauna is beyond belief. Wakatobi is a wonderful experience. The resort is beautifully maintained, efficiently run with excellent cuisine, excellent service and great smiles. Thank you all for giving us a taste of paradise.
Teresa and Alan Frampton - May 2011
| ||"All the staff are amazing, enthusiastic, professional and friendly. Food was great. Villa 1 is fantastic, the privacy was wonderful. The staff was very attentive to our needs when my husband was ill for a day. Landscaping was well maintained and manicured. The spa staff are superb, had the massage initially then we both went back for the hot stones. Loved to come back after our first dive and the villa was cleaned . Dive boat staff was very helpful with us gearing up before the dive and assisting us upon out return to the boat. Loved the low dive master to staff ratio. Incredible dive sites, every one of them! Traveling so distant it was an incredible feeling when all the staff knew our names when we arrived to "our new second home".
Lisa Golkowski - May 2011
| ||"Wonderful people. I have never had such pleasant service. I had to get used to not doing things for myself - it didn't take too long though. Most beautiful reefs, the most beautiful sunset I have ever seen. I have relaxed and enjoyed here more than anything or any place I have been. Every need anticipated!
Victoria Champion - May 2011
| ||"A wonderful holiday. The food was far better than the 5 star resort we have just stayed in. The staff development system must be incredible. We have never before encountered such a group of friendly and helpful staff.
Gerard Oates - May 2011
| ||"The friendliest staff out of any place we have been to (and we have traveled a lot!) Beautiful diving, beautiful food, beautiful people. Four thumbs up mate!
Peter Hannan & Thea Trubenbacher - May 2011
| ||"Excellent staff, very friendly and helpful. Facilities are very good, food was varied and excellent. Very good dive guides. This has been a fabulous trip. Great location, good accommodation, fabulous food and spectacular diving. A must for every diver (or non-diver).
Lesley and Nick Thompson - May 2011
| ||"I loved the spa, the staff are excellent and provide incredible service. I would emphasize that you don't need to be a diver to enjoy the resort! Every staff member is genuine and friendly. I couldn't believe they all new my name from the first day. The level of service is seen in every detail. Wakatobi has exceeded my every expectation. It provides world class service at every level. Incredible diving combined with luxury resort accommodations makes for the perfect vacation.
Kim Norton - May 2011
| ||"When we stayed at Wakatobi in 2004, we were impressed with the location, accommodations, diving and the resort philosophy. Seven years later, we found everything ratcheted up! The bungalows are more comfortable, the diving absolutely fantastic and the staff unbelievably attentive. The dive boats, crew and dive guides have made diving an effortless adventure. with our extensive dive resort experiences over more than 20 years, Wakatobi continues to be one of our favorite destination.
Owen and Mary Babcock - May 2011
| ||"I live in Melbourne Australia and have dived in Bali, Queensland Barrier Reef, West Australia, the local sides in Victoria and Thailand. I have to say that Wakatobi is like an aquarium. Never had such a service from the dive team and helpers before! 5 star!
Detlef Specht - May 2011
| ||"The dive masters , the crew and the staff, all of them worked hard. I am very glad that they kept this small paradise so organized. It was a great 5 days trip, from Bali to Wakatobi, back to Bali. I enjoyed everything in the middle.
Khalil Belarti - May 2011
| ||"This had already been the vacation of a lifetime for us and we still had the Pelagian ahead of us. The Wakatobi operation is truly amazing - every detail taken care of. It was a first class experience for us the moment we arrived in Bali. The staff, the dive team and of course the diving were all outstanding!
Ed & Mary McDonald - May 2011
| ||"In one word...Amazing! We had a terrific time at Wakatobi and it surpassed our highest expectations. Everyone was so friendly and went out of their way to provide exceptional service. We will definitely be back. Thanks everyone for a once in a lifetime vacation!
Kevin and Amy Fain - May 2011
| ||"A fabulous experience! All of the staff were ready to meet most any need a guest may have, before the guests knew they needed anything. I look forward to telling others what a beautiful place Wakatobi is and the excellent diving.
Mary Toms - May 2011
| ||"This is my 3rd visit to Wakatobi. Things were great in 2007 and 2008, but now they're better. Dive master to diver ratio has improved, typically 4 or less. Incredibly, food is even better. All staff strive to greet you, remember your name and meet your needs. First class diving and genuine all around tropical experience. Wakatobi is a beacon for others to strive for in always.
Shawn Abbott - May 2011
| ||"Everything is really great. I thought it was wonderful when I was here before, it's even better now. Don't know which is better, the resort above water or the dive sites below water.
Evelyn Jones - May 2011
| ||"I was thoroughly pleased with my stay. With my 15 years of diving, this has been the best resort & dive operation that I have dealt with. The staff is wonderful and very accommodating. The food and beverage service was great. The chefs did an outstanding job. The dive operation - they spoiled me! Wakatobi is a six star dive resort. I will be back!
Opal Camp - May 2011
| ||"With the combination of world class diving, 5 star dining and a full service spa, Wakatobi Dive resort provide the highest quality dive experience I have yet experienced. Attention to detail is outstanding. A great trip!
Dennis Stainbrook - May 2011
| ||"Everything was perfect! From greeting us at the airport, the picture perfect dive sites, the scrumptous food served at every meal. Until the day we left, you have made our stay an island paradise. Every diver needs to come here to experience a true divers paradise.
Sharon Yates - May 2011
| ||"Outstanding resort experience, food staff, accommodations all best in class. Excellent dive experience. Dive guides are skilled, knowledgeable and clearly enjoy what they do. Great resort, great diving, a world away from the stresses and cares of 21st century life.
Al Brown III - May 2011
| ||"We really enjoyed our stay in Wakatobi, you made our experience so enjoyable. All the dive sites were amazing. We saw a turtle and plenty of blue tip rays. We're thinking we will be back soon to see more marine life that we didn't see this year. Romantic dinner was delicious and thoughtful too. Our dive guide was great at spotting marine life in the coral, boat crew were fabulous too. Just want to say massive thanks to absolutely everybody.
Maria Moon Park & Lloyd Smith - May 2011
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|Featured Endorsement"Wakatobi has the best combination of resort and reef that I have experienced. As a land based resort the food, accommodations and service are better than anything I have experienced while the reefs rival anything I have seen on a live-aboard.
Tom Reynolds - May 2011
| ||"The service standard in Wakatobi is very high! The staff are efficient, friendly and intuitive. I'm very very impressed. I have not been to any other dive resort that can match the attentiveness of Wakatobi. I feel spoiled here. It has been an incredible stay. Thank you everybody at Wakatobi!
Roger Won - April 2011
| ||"Thank you so much for making our 10 Year anniversary both romantic & exciting. Top honors go to your staff; their attention to detail and willingness to go the extra mile were incredible. In close second place is the food, we never expected such gastronomy in such a remote location. We loved the diving and the house reef was beyond our expectations.
Sylvie Dupere & Ben Girard - April 2011
| ||"I combined my resort stay with 10 days on the Pelagian. The staff on both were exemplary. Courteous, attentive, friendly and organized.
Emry Oxford - April 2011
| ||"This is a very well run resort, the staff are extremely helpful. We very much enjoyed our time here.
Lori Groves - April 2011
| ||"Villa 3 was beautiful accommodation and the butler staff were so kind, helpful and polite, which made our stay even more enjoyable. All the staff on your island make the resort a pleasure to stay at. The dive guides and staff made diving stress free. The food was totally amazing.
Chris and Heather Martin - April 2011
| ||"Excellent service at all times. Food is delicious and varied. Accommodations are clean and comfortable.
Francine Gelinas - April 2011
| ||"Fantastic, friendly service both on the Pelagian and at the resort. The dives guides we had were all great. The rest of the staff, F&B, Front Desk, Housekeeping, etc made us feel extremely welcome and spoiled us. It will be difficult to return from this paradise to the reality of daily life at home. Thanks for everything. Hope to see you again soon.
Kathy Carl - April 2011
| ||"We enjoyed our stay very much. The boats are great, the crew are attentive and helpful. The divemasters were top rate. The overall diving experience is a 10. The best food and service we ever had in a dive resort. We were very impressed by the staff. Everybody is so friendly. IT has been an awesome dive trip an we will recommend it to our dive friends. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
Robert Choquette & Marilyn Griffiths - April 2011
| ||"We have had an amazing week at Wakatobi. The diving has been world class and our experience was made even better by the knowledge and skills of our dive guide. The whole Wakatobi experience will make it difficult for us to dive anywhere else in the future! The resort itself is mind blowing and all the staff are a credit to the resort; friendly yet professional and everything is anticipated before you even have a chance to ask. No words can express how magical and amazing the diving is at Wakatobi. You truly have to see it for yourself!
Jane and Paul Doherty - April 2011
| ||"I had a great visit to Wakatobi and found the diving really good. The dive crew was exceptional. The food was also exceptional - compliments to the chef.
Alan Churley - April 2011
| ||"Each element of the Wakatobi experience wins rave reviews on its own. The service vied with the diving experience as my favorite element. Everyone was meticulously attentive to detail and we felt looked after and cared for in a very personal way. From the gardener staff to the diving room staff to the masseuse to the nurse to the dive staff and boat crews. The length of trip and cost was, in the end, a very good value. Thank you for the better memories and also for the opportunity to see a place that is about building a "community" with locals to protect the reef. I will miss everyone's easy smiles.
Jane Begala & Michael Cosgriff - April 2011
| ||"The 4th time in Wakatobi and once more a very exciting dive and overall experience! We will come back!
Lucien Schmidlin - April 2011
| ||"Excellent service, wonderful diving, beautiful resort! Most healthy reef ever! Thanks for bringing us to the reef!!
Wilson Ng - April 2011
| ||"This is our 3rd trip to Wakatobi in 3 years and we plan on returning in 2012. the diving is excellent; the dive guides, the boat crew, the entire staff - all are excellent. The service in Bali is also first class. The food is great, with a huge selection. Everyone at Wakatobi from room maids to top management are helpful and friendly. It is a long trip from Arizona, but well worth it.
Mickey & Adrienne Gibson - April 2011
| ||"Your operation was pretty amazing for the real young or as in my case pretty old. The crew and diving staff were very helpful and were not put out by those of us which needed additional 'help' getting in and out of the water.
Mark Roth - April 2011
| ||"Had a great time; staff was awesome, our dive guide was wonderful and everyone went the extra mile to make sure our food and bungalow was good. We will be back!
Noelle Tognella and Matthew Allen - April 2011
| ||"Very lovely attention and service in all aspects. Diving is magnificent, every dive was great regardless of the weather. The food is way too good. We bought sarongs and the boutique women were great. They gave us sarong tying lessons. The cooking class was fun and we really enjoyed it.
Nina and Ella Lund Thomsen - April 2011
| ||"Everything was excellent. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Our Dive Experience Manager was excellent. She did everything to make our dives enjoyable. Food was way too good. Beach dinner was wonderful. We enjoyed the cooking class and evening slide show.
Sharon Person & Joel Smith - April 2011
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|Featured Endorsement"To say that we were made welcome during our stay would be an understatement. Our accommodations were 5 star, the cuisine 5 star - and the service deserved a 6 if there were actually such a thing. "|
Peter and Kate Foulds - April 2011
| ||"Staff are exceptionally well trained, friendly, welcoming and eager to please. We commend them all! Accommodation is excellent - comfortable, spacious, clean and well maintained with plenty of storage. Having internet access is a definite plus. Great shower, comfortable chairs, sofas and beach chairs. Restaurant is fabulous, lovely environment, great food and great service. The hard working and friendly dive team are helpful and informative, they do great briefings and are very good spotters. They are also wonderful with snorkelers. The spa is another plus with charming staff. The pristine reefs combined with superior accommodation and service make Wakatobi a place one could return to again and again.
Dominick and Wanda Macan - March 2011
| ||"It exceeded our expectations in all areas of the resort and diving experience. It was the best diving ever!
James Hart - March 2011
| ||"We will be back. Best dive resort and dive sites in over 40 years of diving. The staff are excellent, made us feel very welcome.
Chris Rehm - March 2011
| ||"Paradise under and above the sea on the edge of the world.
Jouko Puikkonen - March 2011
| ||"Consistently healthy reefs and fabulous service make Wakatobi a dive destination that should not be missed by serious divers. This is truly an experience to savor.
Deborah Meyers and Karen Edwards - March 2011
| ||"This has been a wonderful, reasonable trip. The entire staff from the dive guides to the food and beverage staff and right down to the guys cleaning the beach have been fabulous. Most definitely a trip worth repeating. A beautiful resort with wonderful diving and top notch staff. Just a winning combination.
Catherine and Dave LaGrange - March 2011
| ||"This place is amazing. The resort is so well maintained and luxurious. For me this is like paradise. The staff are so friendly and the place so quiet when you want to be left alone. I enjoyed the spa after the wonderful morning dives. It is so relaxing and what better way to get away from our busy schedules at work and to come to this island of Wakatobi to reconnect with nature and to recharge our energy. The diving sites are so beautiful and the water so clear that I don't have to go very deep into the bottom of the sea. I am only a beginner and I hope to come back again. This is the best dive resort I have ever been to. No details are spared and my dive guide has made my diving experience so memorable. Thank you.
Christina Tay - March 2011
| ||"I have been extremely pleased with all aspects of the resort. Amazing! All staff especially our dive guide were very friendly, helpful and want to make you feel as comfortable as possible. I loved the welcoming feeling and the wealth of knowledge shared. Everything was top notch!
Michelle Rinaldi - March 2011
| ||"We have immensely enjoyed our stay here at Wakatobi, have found a piece of heaven that we didn't know existed. The staff and the facility are very welcoming, the diving was spectacular, and with our dive guide at our side, we got to see the best of the best. We have looked forward everyday for our breakfast, lunch and dinner. They were outstanding!
James and Rosaria Sortino - March 2011
| ||"This has been a fantastic experience, we have been catered to with the utmost consideration at every step. A place to come back to time and time again. Well worth the 31 hours it took to get to Wakatobi. We'll be back, and hopefully soon with friends.
Allen Hild - March 2011
| ||"This was an awesome experience! I really had a very nice time at Wakatobi and sure will be back! The Wakatobi staff made our holiday special and personal, and that's one aspect that made the experience on of the best. Thank you to all and keep up the amazing service.
Elaine Brand - March 2011
| ||"The food at Wakatobi is fabulous! We are extremely impressed with how knowledgeable our divemaster is, we described something to him or pointed out something to him underwater and he invariably could tell us what we had seen (often not only the common name but latin one also). He has great talent for finding tiny creatures to share with guests. He pointed out several pygmy seahorses and many nudibranches. Thank you for sharing the outstanding biodiversity of this area. It has been a privilege to experience Wakatobi.
Sheila Mapes and Leigh English - March 2011
| ||"We had a fantastic week. Superb diving and we enjoyed having a private dive guide, she made our stay even more special. We loved the food, the friendly staff and the quality of service. We hope to come back. We had our concerns wondering if Wakatobi will be good for kids, but now we know that Wakatobi is perfect for a family vacation. They gave us many options for our 7 year old that did not dive. Everyone at the resort were more than helpful.
Lonnquist Family - March 2011
| ||"We have loved and enjoyed every minute of our Wakatobi experience. Your attentive staff (incl. management) are perhaps your second biggest asset - second only to the stunning reef and marine life that it contains. The additional activities are also delivered with the professionalism that starts to be taken for granted. The rooms and outdoor shower are perfect! If you love diving, friendly service and isolation from the world, then come to Wakatobi, you will wonder why you didn't visit sooner.
Andrew and Kaye Bell - March 2011
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Cindy Powell - March 2011
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|Featured Endorsement"Wakatobi is truly special, and for any serious diver a must make trip. Upon departing you feel the sense of leaving a family member behind. Naturally the next step is to begin the planning process for a return as soon as possible. "|
Thomas Fretz - March 2011
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|Featured Endorsement"We both can't say enough to recommend Wakatobi Dive Resort. It's a wonderful place with an incredible staff in a dream location. I wouldn't change a thing and I have to say to the Management and Owners, thank you, for creating such a fantastic place where you are protecting one of the last truly wild places on Earth. "|
Robin and Ingrid Smith - March 2011
| ||"We really enjoyed our stay. The bungalow was very comfortable. The food was spectacular, great choices, and all delicious. The restaurant staff was really fantastic, always ready to serve. The diving was great! Our dive guides were excellent. They did a fantastic job of keeping us out of other diver traffic. The boat crew was very capable and helpful. It was nice to have the cups with water ready each time we got on the boat. We will definitely come back.
Mary Arman and Rick Starr - February 2011
| ||"I enjoyed my stay immensely. Dive guides are wonderful, staff was supportive and very helpful. The food was superb. Diving sites are excellent. The crew on boats are equal or better than on a liveaboard. As a dedicated liveaboard diver, I had reservations about shore based diving. The experience exceeded my expectations.
Don Taylor - February 2011
| ||"From the day of our arrival, we have felt truly pampered and embraced by the hospitality in the resort. Starting with details like being addressed by name by everyone from the staff make such a difference and make one feel at home. The rooms are very nice and neat, cleaning and towels are always perfect. For the restaurant, it's amazing what the chef does and how varied his repertoire is. Even more so, as everything has to be brought to the island. The staff in the restaurant are extremely helpful and the glasses are refilled with water instantly. The child care center was very caring and we felt that Niels was in very good hands. As for the diving, I have only one word; Excellent. From the dive sites to the service of all the helping hands and the professional friendly guides.
Annie, Mark & Niels Magyar Thompson - February 2011
| ||"I am so very pleased with everything here. The people are friendly and very helpful, it has been a full service vacation. The dive masters were wonderful and very enthusiastic about teaching and showing what is around. The food has been incredible, the best I have had. Continually wonderful and well rounded. Thank you Chef! I had a massage and it too was wonderful and relaxing. Thank you all for a wonderful vacation.
Kim Tomala - February 2011
| ||"The staff was great, very polite and professional. The boats were very comfy and spacious. The dive team was fantastic. My dive guide was one of the best dive masters I have ever dived with. Her excitement was the best! The captain and crew worked very hard and was so helpful. Thank you very much.
Gary Bratton - February 2011
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|Featured Endorsement"What an amazing vacation. My every whim was catered for. I have stayed in some of the best places in the world, and I can safely say Wakatobi comes in my top 3! I can not stress enough how helpful, patient, entertaining and kind the dive staff have been. This has truly been my best diving experience ever. I have been totally spoiled. The dive staff have been incredibly helpful and attentive, and it has been a great honor for me to dive with them most evenings, making a woman traveling by herself very relaxed and comfortable. The room, food, ambiance, dive boats, - in fact, every single thing has been perfect and could not have asked for more. This has been the most incredible experience in the most atmospheric and beautiful place. Do not hesitate! Book now for a trip you will remember all your life!
Lisa Collins - February 2011
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|Featured Endorsement"I thoroughly enjoyed my self here. Not only is the natural setting amazing, but the staff and the entire organization is set up with the guest at the center. You have struck the perfect balance between high end service and a relaxed attitude. The diving is excellent, the best I've ever done. What sets Wakatobi apart is its incredible service, relaxed attitude and attention to detail. I will be writing about my trip on my blog and I will be back. Bravo to Wakatobi!
John White - February 2011
| ||"I have been running dive tours since 1973. This is the finest dive resort we have ever visited.
Mike Kohut - February 2011
| ||"The staff both above and underwater was exceptional! Accommodations were most comfortable. I felt like part of a large family. The staff made the experience. Friendly, Positive, Talented. How is it that even the F&B crew knew your names, preferences and always greeted you with a smile? How do they learn everyone's names? Diving was great! The dive crew are so knowledgeable, patient and talented. A well orchestrated 10 days. Thank you.
Colette Witherspoon - February 2011
| ||"We feel that the experience at Wakatobi has been the best we have had at a resort. The large part was the services you provide. The staff from kitchen to housekeeping to dive staff was extremely friendly and helpful. We especially felt the services provided by our dive guide was beyond what we ever could have expected from a dive master. She provided helpful knowledge to make us a better diver. Thank you for the wonderful experience.
Karl Lund - February 2011
| ||"It was everything I hoped for and more. Wonderful people, great spa, fantastic fish, super food!
Susan Lawson - February 2011
| ||"Our visit to Wakatobi met all of our expectations and more. We enjoyed the comfort of our bungalow, the diving was exceptional lead by a top notch diving professional and ambassador for your facility. The dining staff, chef, the dining room manager...all were welcoming and attentive. The food was very good too. The boat crew were the best team afloat. All in all we were very pleased with the trip. Lots of unique critters & magnificent reefs. We can't say enough how great every day was.
Mark and Ellen Bramson - February 2011
| ||"I can't say enough about the staff here! From the dive masters to the kitchen - everyone was helpful, pleasant and willing to go 'out of their way' to help. I was impressed how many people called me by name. The resort itself is beautiful. It is kept so by the hard working staff. The food was out of this world and the variety was amazing. I don't eat meat or chicken and found plenty of choices to keep me satisfied. The diving was excellent.
Coni Barlow - February 2011
| ||"Dive sites are beautiful. Dive masters were very knowledgeable and fun to dive with. The crew on boat took care of all our gear and even got me my favorite drink in between dives. The food was excellent. Much better than I am used to at a primarily dive based resort. My favorite was that the staff knew all of our names and were always pleasant.
David Miyama - February 2011
| ||"I was highly impressed with all the staff, they were very friendly, helpful and name recognition was very impressive. I've never experienced anything like that. Keep it up! Overall everything was awesome, it was a great experience and I will be back. I will promote Wakatobi as a must to the Dive Community. Thank you all divemasters, boat crew, wait staff, cooks, chefs and room service staff. Everything was fantastic.
Brad Sayyae - February 2011
| ||"Exceptionally friendly and helpful staff. Great dive guides, great facilities, wonderful support from the Wakatobi staff in Bali. Wonderful food and accommodation. No need to improve. Just the perfect holiday destination.
Christoph Willimzik - February 2011
| ||"Very hard to recommend improvements, staff were fantastic and very professional. The spa staff were amazing!
Brian Mcquaker - February 2011
| ||"Our stay at Wakatobi has been amazing! The service here is very attentive. The rooms are comfortable and so are the dive boats. The dive masters are knowedgeable and fun. Everything feels luxurious here. The reefs are beautiful and healthy. It's such a pleasure to dive here. Exceptional diving in a piece of perfect "Indo-leisure" paradise.
Jessica Evans - February 2011
| ||"Only one word sums up our Wakatobi experience perfectly - "Wow"! The resort staff is amazing, so friendly helpful and prompt. They "all" know your name within hours of stepping foot on the island. It is a very nice personal touch. The food is fabulous, very diverse, delicious and plentiful. The chef can come stay with us in Phoenix anytime. The attention to detail is the best we have seen any where. Nothing has gone unnoticed, from the wonderful toiletries, personal drinking cups on the boats, laundry, fresh towels. I believe the staff can read the guests minds, they anticipate every wants and needs. The diving is fabulous and the dive staff is a 12 (out of 10). Our guide is great, his X-ray vision has shown us dozens of awesome things. You only "think" you've been to the best dive resort ever, after staying at Wakatobi, you "know" you've been to the best dive resort ever. We've been to many dive resorts around the world, Wakatobi has by far sky rocketed to the top of the list, our experience has been very special and absolutely enjoyable. We will be recommending Wakatobi to all of our friends. A Wakatobi trip is a "must do"! Our only regret is that we are not here longer.
Gary & Jodi Gould - February 2011
| ||""It brings tears to my eyes". So beautiful and well kept. All our needs have been more than accommodated. This place will be in our hearts for many years to come. Wakatobi Dive Resort is a place where the entire staff knows your name and needs. A dive resort by no other name, the best the world has to offer! Each and every dive site is unique! You will not be disappointed.
Cindy and BobHeywood - February 2011
| ||"We've never been so relaxed and had as much fun as we did at Wakatobi. Forget the shoes, no need to lock the room, excellent food, exemplary service and diving that is beyond compare. We have already planned our next trip!
Steve and Cindy Ransom - February 2011
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|Featured Endorsement"At Wakatobi, no guest need be concerned about any vestige of the colonial era. It is an eco friendly resort whose creators' mission statement must be dedicated to diversity is inclusion of the Indonesian people in all levels and aspects of the staff and operation. It's a barefoot and first name existence for all the guests as they walk the sandy paths in the neat and unpretentious campus. It is a very unique summer camp and a great place to forget just about everything. "|
Randy Judd - February 2011
| ||"From the moment you're being greeted by the team at Denpasar airport, the truly amazing Wakatobi experience starts, you're feeling welcomed and very well looked after all the time. Staff are fantastic! Everyone -Hospitality, Dive Team, Boat Crew- are so lovely and friendly and helpful; No requests seems too much and everything is done with a smile. Everything in the resort (the bungalows, communal areas, the 'landscaping') has been put together with so much love and passion, and an incredible attention to detail, it's just wonderful! The diving is incredible! The dive team are so knowledgeable and make every dive just pure bliss. And the food...Gorgeous! This is paradise found! The best diving I have ever done, and you're staying in the most beautiful place, looked after by wonderful people.
Christina Hesse - January 2011
| ||"Thank you for an unforgettable relaxing stay. Throughout our stay we felt that were well taken care of by all the staff. The food was delicious, the spa was professional and the diving was amazing! We are absolutely so happy that we found such a beautiful place. Wakatobi really is a luxurious resort combined with beautiful dive sites, fantastic staff and a relaxing atmosphere.
Konstantin Yudintsev - January 2011
| ||"It was a good experience for me as I discovered fluo diving, it is for the first time I realized how wonderful our world is, it has given another dimension to night diving. I will recommend other divers to try it. Would like you to keep up the good work in eco-diving to help first your business and people around you.
Essa Al Ghurair - January 2011
| ||"Attention to detail and enthusiasm shown by the diving team was inspiring, I have never used a microscope underwater before. Snorkelers where well catered for too, thus not just a diving holiday. Amazed at how quickly the staff learned our names. I really liked that. Loved our yoga session. Keep up the good work.
Kirsty Hunter and family - January 2011
| ||"Wakatobi has, by far, set the standard for our diving experience. The dive masters are knowledgeable and engaging, and helped to create a memorable experience. The staff was outstanding, from the personal greetings to the exceptional service, all of our needs were met. We certainly will not hesitate to rave about our experience and encourage others to visit. We look forward to the opportunity to return.
Anya & Bill Schrier - January 2011
| ||"Bringing a group to Indonesia for the first time concerned me at first, but the moment we arrived in Bali and then to Wakatobi we have been in a state of visual wonder. Bali's beauty, people, architecture, history, arts and food have dazzled & delighted us at every moment. Once we arrived in Wakatobi the concern for the guest is so genuine. Our bungalow is comfortable and quickly felt like our home away from home. Owning a small dive business, we take the time to get to know our divers and they become part of our diving family. We found a kindred spirit here as the people of Wakatobi made us feel like we were family. We can't wait for the next family reunion!
Michael & Brigette Nadler - January 2011
| ||"Service was excellent, dive masters were great, fun and knowledgeable, the food was top notch. I had a fabulous time, definitely worth the trip!
Jim Buell - January 2011
| ||"The food was great! Staff was very friendly and helpful. I saw something different on each dive. The staff always smiled and lodging was super! Wakatobi can't be matched!
Bruce Barcic - January 2011
| ||"This is a great place for spending our honeymoon. Lots and lots of fun and adventure. Thanks to all the Wakatobi management and staff that arranged our honeymoon so well. We had the greatest dive guide, we liked her very much and it is nice to have her as our friend. The arrangements of the Bungalow and the romantic dinner was splendid. Never thought that we could be at a superb place like this. We will recommend this place to every honeymooners, snorkelers, divers, friends and family. Thank you so much Wakatobi.
Christanto Pranata and Priska Nangoi - January 2011
| ||"In 20 years of diving, I have never seen the diversity of marine life that Wakatobi offers! Don't think twice, just go!
Lorie Caruso & Tom Mutschler - January 2011
| ||"It was an absolutely magical stay at Wakatobi in every aspect. This is the best holiday I have ever had, and I have traveled the world! It is fantastic that Wakatobi is on my doorstep, (I live in Perth) and I can't believe that it has taken me so long to discover it. The staff are all fantastic,from dive masters to house staff, gardeners, etc. Very very helpful and friendly. I have never encountered such amazing service and attention to detail. Perfect one day, heaven the next! Thank you for such an amazing holiday highlighted by the best nature has to offer. We will be back!
Sophie Coleman & Richard Sallie - January 2011
| ||"The Wakatobi dive resort is quite simply world class. The staff were very friendly and helpful; always up for a chat and ready to help organize activities that would make my stay more enjoyable. The rooms were well kept, well appointed and had amazing vistas. The diving was extremely well organized and all the sites were top notch. The food was also amazing, 3 delicious courses for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I'd recommend Wakatobi to everyone.
Matthew Sallie - January 2011
| ||""The best of Wakatobi Program" starts as soon as your plane lands in Bali and it continues until you enter your plane back home. Every minute of your stay will be unforgettable and you'll wish to stop the time to stay forever.
Sieglinde Mirie - December 2010
| ||"A very well run operation. All of the staff have been exceptional, very helpful and pleasant. The dive boats are very functional and have all the amenities. The scheduling of dives has been perfect. Giving us lots of dive experiences and time to unwind in the afternoons. The dive sites are awesome, the mixture of walls and pinnacles has been superb. The food and dining experience speaks for itself! The dive center is very efficient. Awesome place indeed! Wakatobi is truly a special place that I think everyone would enjoy!
Dave and Carrie Damewood - December 2010
| ||"My experience here at Wakatobi was phenomenal! The entire staff was friendly, helpful and so accommodating. As a new diver, the dive masters made me feel very comfortable, which allowed me to advance my skills and increase my confidence on every dive. I also really enjoyed their knowledge of the marine life at all dive sites. I was incredibly impressed by the meals prepared. I have traveled extensively and stayed at many 5 star resorts, but I have never had such wonderful delicious and healthy meals day in and day out. I would love to come back and stay longer. Thank you for everything. The natural beauty of Wakatobi only was surpassed by the incredible service of the entire staff. Put Wakatobi on your bucket list!
Elizabeth Vitu - December 2010
| ||"The quality of service is perfect, any more and it would be almost intrusive. All of the staff remembers the guests names which is very impressive! Wakatobi was a "bucket list" item for me, but I'm not crossing it off the list, as I intend to come back!
Jay Wells - December 2010
| ||"A+ for excellent service and amazing attention to detail not only at the resort but on the reefs as well. If you love to dive, Wakatobi is the place to be. Not only will you experience pristine reefs, the staff and service make you feel at home.
Teresa Sieberman - December 2010
| ||"All of my expectations were met and many exceeded. The staff were some of the best I've had the pleasure to come in contact with. Keep up the excellent work. See you again soon.
Ronald Vearrier - December 2010
| ||"The service exceeded our expectations. Great people, service and resort. The food was good as well. We enjoyed the diving and the scout trip on land.
Lorraine Havinga & Gil Gallant - December 2010
| ||"Customer service / staffing is amazing. The nicest and most helpful people that I have dealt with. I think the resort is top notch.
Chad Everson - December 2010
| ||"Astounding. The organization of service around our needs and wants was amazing. Ask for something and magically it would happen. What fun! We have never been so pampered and the staff seemed to actually like and enjoy us, and of course the diving was superb!
Judy Riggs & Phil Larsen - December 2010
| ||"The well trained staff melted in perfectly and the service level was throughout the week on a very high level. To be a non diver and a mother of 2 active kids, this has been the best dive resort we have ever stayed at.
Kerstin Pettersson - December 2010
| ||"The resort operates efficiently & guests needs are responded to almost immediately. The boat crew members especially the food service employees were perfect in every way. The meals were beautifully prepared, varied and delicious. The bakery items and desserts were superior. We were literally pampered by all of the food servers. The always present courtesy and smiles were a joy. Our room was kept in perfect order and a delight to return to after diving. I commend you all on a very fine operation.
Bruce McManus & Linda Soares - December 2010
| ||"We are very impressed by the fantastic service that you offer to the guests. All the staff are incredibly service minded. It is outstanding. The dive master we had was very professional. She has a lot of knowledge in the marine life and gives us information on all the things we see when diving. The food is also amazing and varied everyday.
Ann-Christin and Anders Markstrom - December 2010
| ||"The overall service, caring and attention to all the details made this a wonderful experience. Our divemaster was an amazing guide. She made it fun and interesting and made sure it was one spectacular dive after another. The food was fantastic. Can food this good exist anywhere? let alone in the middle of nowhere. We love your water and your water system. I don't know where I would go after this, nothing can top luxury accommodation or diving.
Donnell Green - December 2010
| ||"Excellent accommodations. Villas 3 and 4 are a great combination for a family. The staff has been very helpful and very friendly. The food was good quality and the diving was very relaxing and enjoyable.
Larry Zestar and Hellena Postrk - December 2010
| ||"Diving operation is efficient and professional. The 70 minutes of diving are outstanding. Food was outstanding, the staff is very very helpful and always nearby to assist. The beach bungalows very nice and kept clean frequently by the outstanding housekeeping staff. All issues we brought up were addressed immediately! A truly Wakatobi unique experience.
Annette Clayton & Janine Gilbert - December 2010
| ||"We have had a wonderful time here on this very special island. From the moment we arrived, we were made to feel very welcome and all throughout the trip everyone was just so warm and friendly all the time! The diving was fantastic, I loved the long 70 minute dives. Something I have not encountered anywhere else. The dive guides were very good, very professional and the rest of the dive team and boat guys were ever helpful and always smiling! The accommodation was very comfortable and all the little things made a difference. We had a beautiful view from our bungalow (#2). What a view to wake up to each day! We were spoiled by the chef and his team. The food at every meal was superb! His creativity and flair was evident and we ate very well. Thank you for a great new years eve party, topped with fireworks at the end. We enjoyed mingling with some of the staff and making new friends. What can I say? Our stay was just too short! We hope to return soon, and in the meantime, it's great to know that you are doing all you can to preserve this beautiful place for all divers to appreciate. Keep up the good work and thank you for an unforgettable experience! We will be raving about Wakatobi to all our friends & family for a long time to come.
Lik Wuk Chua - December 2010
| ||"My Husband and I are experienced travelers, we have visited dive resorts in Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Bahamas...and Wakatobi Dive Resort is the best managed resort we visited! The staff are really careful and helpful. Dives are organized very well, all diving spots are close to the resort and are not overcrowded by other divers. The marine diversity is impressing! I also loved the cooking class and want to thank the chef for it, especially for teaching me how to cook peanut sauce. I asked him and he just cooked it for me and gave me the recipe! Wakatobi Dive Resort is an unforgettable place, we'll miss it in Moscow!
Tatiana Petrina - December 2010
| ||"Our family has had a wonderful time at Wakatobi, it is a wonderful mix of relaxation, fantastic diving and excellent food and service. The diving is obviously well organized without being regimented. Our dive guide was fantastic, very polite, relaxed with all the time in the world. A wonderful trip! Wakatobi is a great family holiday, the best dive holidays take time to get to. Wakatobi came highly recommended and didn't disappoint, great diving, excellent food and service. Heaven on Earth!
Michelle Simons - December 2010
| ||"Support staff are very welcoming, accommodating & helpful, organizations of group and individual's activities is impeccable. Concierge service were outstanding. Dive Masters on the boat and dive crew are well organized, experienced and helpful. This is the best place for a honeymoon.
Clark & Sylvia Edwards - November 2010
| ||"We really enjoyed our week at Wakatobi. It was so much better than we expected. The diving was fantastic and the resort team really goes above and beyond to make the trip a personalized experience, they went out of their way to make sure we enjoyed our honeymoon. The romantic dinner on the beach was awesome! Thank you! It really was our best diving vacation yet. We will be recommending Wakatobi to our diving friends. Our dive guide made both of us feel so comfortable. Being newer divers we were a little intimidated after booking our trip that everyone would have much more diving experience and we wouldn't be comfortable diving. Our dive guide was really great on our first welcome dive and throughout the week, making sure we got a little refresher and making sure we were Ok on each dive.
Jarrod Schwarz & Jennifer Wang - November 2010
| ||"Everything about the trip was fabulous. Great diving, lodging, food...but the most wonderful was the extension & helpfulness of the staff. The staff in the restaurant held a private cooking class that was very informative. This is our 2nd trip here and it's very apparent the resort staff has become much more helpful & pleasant & desirous of helping. They were good before but magnificent now. The dive staff went out of their way to help in every capacity and the boat crew was always ready to help. We will return! You come for the diving but you return because of the people."|
Mimi Nettrour & Bill Angus - November 2010
| ||"This place was beyond advertised. Wakatobi met and exceeded any other dive vacation destination we have experienced. The crew gave 110% at all times. I do not understand completely how you accomplish this, but you do it! Thanks for the great time.
Dennis Donovan - November 2010
| ||"We think your staff must all be graduates of Disney University. Service with a smile 24/7 regardless of the weather or the request. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. They were able to surprise us with an anniversary cake our first evening. The cooking class was great! Wakatobi is a divers heaven in paradise.
Deb & Jeff Astroth - November 2010
| ||"Had a fantastic week here. The staff are very well trained, they make everything happen and are so well versed. Unusual to find in such remote surroundings.
Robert Becker - November 2010
| ||"I think that other dive operators should come to Wakatobi to see how it can be done. Great diving, excellent service and an all round fantastic holiday.
Lynn Hallam - November 2010
| ||"In general, it is one of the best dive resorts in the world
Munetoshi Yoshino - November 2010
| ||"We enjoyed very much our stay at Wakatobi and we are already thinking of coming back next year! Customer service is excellent and very professional in all areas. The combination of diving and snorkeling was particularly important for us. What we found here cannot be beaten!
Gonzague Overney & Ursula Stocker - November 2010
| ||"I hadn't been in the water in 15 years and my girlfriend was a new diver. I was most impressed with our dive master and the way she managed 2 different divers. Her attention to detail and her passion for the sport were truly admirable. She's among the finest dive masters I've ever known! Everything from the boat crew to the food crew was absolutely perfect. Very attentive, responsive and customer centric. I honestly can't think of one thing to change. We will be back next year! Without question, this is the best vacation I've had in 20 years! You dive, you eat and you make some incredible friends. Thanks Wakatobi!
Jerry Bosken - November 2010
| ||"Wakatobi is beautiful! The staff are wonderful, accommodation very comfortable, food excellent, dive boat, DM's and helpers could not have been better. This was a very special experience. A long flight from Canada, but well worth the journey. Appreciated the personal care. Management is to be commended for the experience provided. A truly phenomenal dive experience. The fluo night dive was so unique, it is a must dive to complete the vacation.
Pam Archdekin - November 2010
| ||"5 star diving at a beautiful paradise resort with excellent cuisine and engaged service.
Uta Wiebe - November 2010
| ||"This has been a fantastic 2 weeks. We are very very pleased with everything at this resort. The service has been superior! Everything from being met at the airport, the flight over, the restaurant, the room, dive service, Everything! We have traveled a lot to many different dive resorts and this is by far the best we have seen. The routines around the dives, the briefings, nitrox, etc are all well thought out and everything was like clock work. The guides are knowledgeable, friendly and enthusiastic. The reefs are beautiful & thriving. The boat crew are well trained, friendly & helpful. At the restaurant and bar, the staff are well trained and friendly, excellent food and a good variety of menu.
Wendy & Roland Jansson - November 2010
| ||"Very impressed with the ecological concept of this beautiful resort. People could not have been nicer or more helpful. Rooms were very comfortable. The restaurant was amazing, different food was beautifully presented every night. This is a really great place! The diving was wonderful, I have never seen such healthy reefs.
Anne Warburton - October 2010
| ||"Thank you very much for a relaxing and fun vacation. The staff makes you feel like they are your friends. Great people, caring and always concerned for our well being.
Anne Vexler - October 2010
| ||"The diving and resort are super! Staff is friendly and helpful. Dining was awesome, all great dishes. This place is worth the long trip from anywhere!
Steve and Pam Gremillion - October 2010
| ||"We love the resort. It is so well maintained. We have not needed one thing that hasn't been provided for us. We will be back. Loved the diving!
Glen and Eileen Weierbach - October 2010
| ||"The resort was like a well oiled and much loved machine, a perfect dive vacation for everyone!
Cindy Caldwell - October 2010
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|Featured Endorsement"If there is such a thing as a 5 plus star dive resort, Wakatobi would be at the top of the list. There was never a moment that we were in need of anything. Everything was brought to us, never did we have to search for anything, only ask and immediately it was taken care of. All staff were tops, every bit of food was excellent and all dives were spectacular. I don't want to leave and we discussed coming back on our one year anniversary. It was truly an engaging moment for us.
Don Roesler and Sheryl Sietsema - October 2010
| ||"Thank you to the entire staff at Wakatobi for seeing that every detail of our trip was attended to making this our best dive vacation ever. 1st class diving at a 1st class resort!
Eva Centanni - October 2010
| ||"Our trip to Wakatobi was outstanding. The attention to detail, the experience of the divemasters and the friendliness of the staff made for a wonderful vacation! On top of that, the extraordinary colors of the coral reefs, purple, green, orange & yellow, the variety of fish were fantastic. We would definitely recommend Wakatobi to our dive friends!
Julie David - October 2010
| ||"Best dive operation I've ever seen. Spectacular diving. Every comfort delivered with a smile!
Thomas Aplin - October 2010
| ||"This is a special place. We came with friends for excellent diving and left with rejuvenated spirits and about 1000 pictures of reef critters. Your resort (location, staff, guest services) is top class. We really appreciated the personalized service. Hoping to visit again someday.
Kristin Pugh - October 2010
| ||"We've had a fabulous week. Diving has been superb, our guide extremely helpful and conscious of our needs, going above and beyond the call of duty. Our diving skills have improved dramatically during our stay here and it has been wonderful to be able to examine and explore the reefs. Food during stay has been excellent, plenty of choices. The staff have been exceptional and are a real credit to your set up here. Overall a wonderful experience with memories we will treasure.
Paul and Sarah Cunningham - October 2010
| ||"Worth the 24 hours of flight time to get here! It was a privilege diving your reefs!
Cecilia Collins - October 2010
| ||"The best dive operation I've ever experienced! Super staff from all aspects. You ask, they accommodate. To top this, you experience one of the worlds best dive sites! The long flight is worth the hassle!
Joan Adair - October 2010
| ||"My experience as a new diver was incredible. The divemaster staff was excellent. They were very patient and encouraging. Over the course of the week I logged 19 dives with a total underwater time of 18:14! I am definitely hooked! The resort staff is outstanding, they were so personable and continuously went out of their way to make our stay above all else. The facility was excellent and the dive sites were spectacular. Thanks for a great adventure!
Katrina Smith - October 2010
| ||"The wonderful staff made it a very personal experience from the diving, dining and even spa. The Spa experience was an incredible value.
Jean Biberdorf - October 2010
| ||"Very nice resort with excellent food and staff. The dive guides are very good and they help you with everything you need. The dive boats have good space and are comfortable to go with.
Tom Axelsson - October 2010
| ||"We had a very pleasant stay at Wakatobi. Since our last visit the service has become very personal and has improved a lot. The attention we got regarding Elly's gluten intolerance was incredible. Compliments to the chef, the kitchen and restaurant staff. This also goes for food variety and quality. The presentations in the evening were good and very interesting. We love the relaxed atmosphere in Wakatobi and will certainly recommend the resort once the opportunity arises. Looking forward to come back
Robert and Elisabeth van den Brink - October 2010
| ||"The staff at Wakatobi are amazing and exceptionally attentive to every request. The experience was wonderful. The food is delicious and beautifully presented. Everyone in the restaurant goes out of their way to be helpful. As a snorkeler, I was apprehensive about coming to Wakatobi. The quality of the reefs exceeded my highest expectations and everyone was super helpful.
Winifred Godfrey - October 2010
| ||"First rate facilities and employees. Great attention to detail in every department from diving to bungalows to dining. Highly recommended.
Jerome Overton - October 2010
| ||"Wakatobi delivered on everything promised. We had a very nice vacation and really enjoyed the personal service, we brought along a parent for her first dive vacation overseas and the service provided by Wakatobi was ideal for making her very comfortable. The local staff was very attentive and extremely competent. The dive staff were always there to take care of our every need. It was really nice to have such knowledgeable dive staff available to help find and identify the critters. "|
Greg and Janice McLaughlin - October 2010
| ||"This is my fourth consecutive visit to my spiritual home and it has been better every time
Jayne Miller - October 2010
| ||"Thank you all for the wonderful stay in the resort and the perfect service. The reefs are really great and the dive guides are excellent. I saw so many different species and the highlight of the trip are the night dives. A perfect place for families. We travel with 2 kids!
Axel Bellmann - October 2010
| ||"Wakatobi met our high expectations. We had a fabulous time! The diving was amazing and we hope to return in the future. We also would like to say thank you to all the local staff who were absolutely wonderful and really looked after us.
Paul and Paula Brazier - October 2010
| ||"Thank you so much for the wonderful time we spent here! Thanks to all the dive guides for the perfect introduction, for the guiding underwater and all the knowledge and enthusiasm. Thanks to the good crew we had on the boat. We really had fun! Keep smiling. Thanks for the outstanding cuisine, everyday was a miracle.
Karin Hugentobler - October 2010
| ||"The Wakatobi dive resort is an outstanding place to relax and dive. Every member of the staff from the house keeping to the divemasters gives an excellent service. The divesites are astonishing, the dive masters are first rate, the food is fresh, delicious and assorted. Every staff tries to give the impression that we are VIP guests and gives a special service. When we made the reservations for this resort we had the impression that 11-days will be much too long for diving in the same place, but on the eleventh day when we had to leave, we had the sensation that we only started this vacation and felt sad to leave this amazing place.
Marta and Gabor Mozes - October 2010
| ||"You are all amazing! What you've done with this remote location is inspirational. From our first dive here, we were overwhelmed. There's just too much to see! But it doesn't stop there. The customer service is inspirational and our divemaster was amazing. Everything was perfect!
Cody and Linda Hale - September 2010
| ||"Our Stay here was lovely. Everyone was friendly and seemed to genuinely care about our well-being as well as our enjoyment of our vacation. We enjoyed meals with the staff and getting to know people. The diving was also great and the boat crew made everything very easy.
Julia Zaks and Robert Chin - September 2010
| ||"This is our 4th visit and the resort has improved every time. The staff have been even more helpful. Our divemaster was good to dive with and we enjoyed his company and his style. All the staff have made us feel very special.
Alan and Jacqui Townsend - September 2010
| ||"Great staff, great resort, great dives, great divesites, great food. We look forward to visit again, soon hopefully. Oh, awesome massage!
Fransisca Harlijanto - September 2010
| ||"The time went too quickly. The reefs are pristine and spectacular and every dive was extraordinary. The dive team, boat crew and your staff could not have been better. It's nice to meet people who enjoy their work and go above and beyond.
Alison Paradise - September 2010
| ||"The service, the staff, the food, the housekeeping staff, the 'spa' - I went 3 times and I'm not a 'spa person' - Now I'm hooked! The sand, the water, the boats, the jetty bar - All A OK! 5 star service and 5 star diving.
John and Linda Simmons - September 2010
| ||"The ultimate in so many ways. Reef quality, species variety, attention to diver's needs, facilities, food, accommodations, It's all here.
Chuck Stavoe and Laurie Horiszny - September 2010
| ||"Wakatobi is a beautiful place to dive and relax. Never before have we seen any resort like this. We will come back, perhaps with friends
Thomas and Rita Fischer - September 2010
| ||"Great dive operation, our dive guide was a very good dive leader and the boat crew was very helpful. Food is top of the line - nice presentation, lots of choices and all was delicious. This was my dream trip and it came true. The entire staff is focused on ensuring a great dive vacation.
Mike and Nancy Sandler - September 2010
| ||"Our visit to Wakatobi has been a trip of a lifetime. Many magical moments were shared both underwater and on land. Of course the diving and the reef were amazing, it is so beautiful here. What a crazy thing it was to see that whale shark!. But other than the diverse reef life and diving (which is why people come here), there are many other notable aspects too. First, the staff is amazing, they really are first rate and take such good care of the guests, they are such kind people, at front desk and at the restaurant, at the spa and of course the dive team. The dive guides are excellent spotters, we got to see many of the elusive pygmy sea horses. I also like the food. My favorites were the raw tuna, sashimi and the desserts. It's also nice to take a break and do other activities like the spa and yoga. Also learning how this place started, gave us another appreciation for the place. We will definitely encourage our friends to do themselves a favor - visit Wakatobi!
Antonio and Angie Rosso - September 2010
| ||"We worried about coming so far from home. Who knew that the best of home was here with the best diving in the world?
Bill Manard - September 2010
| ||"We just completed 17 days of our 4th trip to Wakatobi. What more can we say. We were so happy to return. The resort continues to mature which we can certainly attest to since our 1st trip in 2000. The diving continues to get better. The corals - hard & soft are alive and growing. The fish & critters are in abundance on every dive. On one of our dives, a whale shark was seen and videoed. All in all, Wakatobi is the best 'all around' dive resort anywhere in the world!
Tom and Arlie White - September 2010
| ||"We never thought that it could get better than last year, we were so wrong. Our stay both years has been outstanding.
Ron and Vickie Shirey - September 2010
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|Featured Endorsement"I had high expectations of Wakatobi after having my eye on it for ten years. You managed to exceed my expectations in pretty much all areas. Superb service all round, great facilities and the diving was excellent. It is admirable that you have clearly invested so much time, effort and money into conserving this beautiful underwater paradise. this is clearly more than a 'normal' dive resort. Wakatobi is simply stunning both above and below the surface. Vast incredibly vibrant reefs in a biodiversity hotspot. Wakatobi is in a league of its own!
Chris Goodwin - September 2010
| ||"Everything is top of the line; our room, the dive facilities, the wonderful staff and amazing food. We particularly enjoyed getting to know members of the friendly restaurant / bar staff and boat crews. Terima kasih banyak! This is the best dive resort I've ever visited.
Mary Marshall - September 2010
| ||"We have had a wonderful experience here. The staff in every area has been excellent and friendly, and so willing to be helpful. We know many who have dived and visited at Wakatobi, and all the wonderful things we heard proved true. This was one of our very best dive trips ever.
Steve Gould - September 2010
| ||"Arrive as a guest, leave as a friend.
Mark and Cathy Smith - September 2010
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|Featured Endorsement"The resort reefs are just amazing. So healthy, so alive. I was here 9 years ago and ever since, I've been raving about how pristine the reefs are. This time, the reefs were even better - even richer than before! "|
Ken Hares & Jo Arnett - September 2010
| ||"For diving there is nothing better. God provided the natural resources and the Wakatobi staff has done the rest. It is an out of this world dive experience. I have done diving around the world and my dive guide was the best guide I have worked with."|
Steve Lawrence - August 2010
| ||"We loved the diving. Everyone works hard to provide positive enriching diving experiences and the food was fantastic."|
Anita Duvall - August 2010
| ||"All the staff members were very conscientious and kind. The service in the restaurant was great as it was with the dive staff. The bungalows were large and nice, the food is delicious and the reefs are healthy with a great diversity."|
Annie Lang and Marcus Millet - August 2010
| ||"Fantastic Dive Experience Managers, I like the conservation philosophy of the resort. The staff are all so wonderful, and you never have to think about anything but the beauty of the reefs."|
Steven Roach and Michele Nishiguchi - August 2010
| ||"Third time in Wakatobi and we are again so pleased by our stay. We see a few improvements each year. It is getting better and better, the service at all levels is perfect. Thanks to the very dedicated diving staff and the very friendly local staff especially at the restaurant, they are all fantastic people. We love the concept. Do not change anything and keep the authenticity."|
Bernard Hanotiau and family - August 2010
| ||"We truly enjoyed our stay in Wakatobi. It exceeded our expectations and all staff / service has been excellent. We look forward to come back some time in the future and perhaps with a combination of resort / Pelagian.
Bjoern and Camilla Josefsson - August 2010
| ||"Wakatobi is the most excellent resort I have experienced. The sea and the corals were beautiful, the staff were very kind and the food was delicious.
Mikio Chiba - August 2010
| ||"I again had a great stay and loved the warm hospitality given by all the staff. I liked how the feedback during the trip was directly taken into action. The food was really great and I again ate too much :), and a compliment to the pastry chef who made my chocolate cake. The diving experience was again superb and stunning. This was my 4th time in Wakatobi and I can only say it was not the last. It's not just the superb diving but also the resort experience with the wonderful staff.
Alex Binder - August 2010
| ||"We have been very impressed with the level of care that all the staff have provided us with. The room is clean and nicely decorated, fresh water and fresh towels everyday. The restaurant is also nicely decorated and the food is absolutely fabulous and very high standard. Wakatobi is a little oasis in Indonesia. Full of friendliness, charm, great diving and professional committed staff. Check it out!
Dave and Martine Coventry - August 2010
| ||"We loved our stay here, can we take the cook and the housekeeping back home? :) Diving was great and very well organized.
the Zandbergen Family - August 2010
| ||"Fabulous diving, the most amazing biodiversity ever. Every care taken to ensure an excellent experience.
Christopher and Michele Chalfant - August 2010
| ||"After diving here, everywhere else will seem like a pile of rubble. The food is so good you'll want to sneak the chef into your suitcase and take him home with you.
Amanda Chalfant - August 2010
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|Featured Endorsement"Wakatobi really is a wonderful place. With very special people. I am a fan. I hope we have the chance to come back. "|
Paola Ruggiero, Chiara and Fabio Morselli - August 2010
| ||"This has been a first class experience from beginning to end. From the spectacular website to the office staff, to the housekeeping, boat crews to fantastic dive masters, Everything has been amazing!!! I have traveled all over the world and never experienced such exceptional personal service given so pleasantly. Every detail is tended to and 'the people make the difference.' This has been the dive trip of a lifetime.
Moe Mullen - July 2010
| ||"It starts when you are met at the airport by a courteous member of your team. Upon arrival you instantly feel at home because everyone learns your name. the bungalow was immaculate and the beds were extremely comfortable. The proximity to the ocean was visually stunning. The food was eclectic and met the needs of all. The shore staff was incredible. always quick to lend a hand. Please be sure they realize how appreciative I and of their efforts. The dining room was amazing. By day 2 everyone was calling me by name and making sure i was taken care of. As for the dive staff all I can say is "WOW"! The captains were incredibly sure behind the wheel and the crew was top notch. I always felt safe having them set up my equipment because they were so obviously competent.
Barb Held - July 2010
| ||"This has been one of the most pleasant dive vacations ever and one of the healthiest coral reef ecosystems I have ever seen, the marine life is abundant and healthy. I have been diving for 10 years and this is the first time I have ever dove in only 10lbs of weight. I can attribute this to the confidence and assurance provided by my dive master. He was a great teacher and very knowledgeable about the coral ecosystem of Wakatobi. The staff is wonderful, having them address you by your first name is very welcoming.
Karen Retford - July 2010
| ||"This is the ultimate 5 star diving experience with excellent accommodations, sustenance and customer service. The service & diving staff rank at the top of all our past diving experience. Wakatobi is the pinnacle of destination dive resorts.
Joan and Jim Coopman - July 2010
| ||"A unique island paradise with wonderful diving, exceptional all round service and a superb setting. In short, Perfect!
Brian Parsons and Anne Wharmby - July 2010
| ||"The Wakatobi experience has been much more than I anticipated. Wakatobi is a tropical paradise with a beautiful scenery, gorgeous reefs, superb service and as much privacy you desire. Wakatobi far exceeded my expectations for the dream vacation.
Jan Barnes - July 2010
| ||"The divemasters are the best I have met. They are so enthusiastic about the reef. They will research if they don't have an answer to a question! They ate meals with us and always had a lot of energy. They are always watching our safety. The rooms and housekeeping are wonderful. The restaurant staff and chef really make you feel welcome. They cater to our needs. All of the staff go out of their way to make this the best travel or dive experience. You will be spoiled after going to Wakatobi. It will be difficult to have this level of service at other resorts.
Nancy Delaney - July 2010
| ||"The experience here at Wakatobi has exceeded all expectations. The attention to detail, the friendliness of the staff, the consideration of my needs, all is brilliant! Thank you so much for assisting me with snorkeling. I 'was' a beginner when I arrived here but now feel confident ad relaxed in the water. The divemasters were superb guides.
Margaret Harmathy - July 2010
| ||"We've had a wonderful holiday with you. We especially appreciate that all the staff called us by name. We were very happy with the number of divers per site. Bungalow #1 is very pretty, I LOVE the shower. The spa treatments are great and the food is Fabulous!! Everything about Wakatobi is perfect! The diving, Dive Event Managers, food, accommodations, food, spa services, all the staff, and did we mention the food!!?
Nancy Nester and Bill Baumann - July 2010
| ||"We have enjoyed our stay in Wakatobi very much especially the accommodations and diving. The food was also great! Your staff is extremely helpful and a pleasure to have around, especially the diving crew and also the restaurant staff. We had a very nice time here and made some new friends.
Bo and Roman Michalowski - July 2010
| ||"I don't see how you could do this better. Everyone from the management to the lowest level of staff takes their job seriously (but cheerfully) and it shows. I took the full nitrox package and a private dive guide, which was absolutely the right decision. The dive guide was well chosen and well briefed and could not have tried harder. You made sure I was never lonely and responded brilliantly when i started to get sore legs from wet bathing costumes which could have spoiled my holiday. The food is good and there is a good choice of non-fattening options. Wakatobi is a unique Dive Center built by a diver (and underwater conservationist) for divers in the center of marine biodiversity. Beat this if you can!
Collin Wall - July 2010
| ||"Great eco-resort, great healthy reefs with diverse sea life. We enjoyed every day of our stay. The resort is very efficiently operated. All the staff is helpful and very pleasant. We were amazed with the staff's ability to know our names the next day of our arrival. Very impressive. We had a private diver package and we would recommend it to everyone. We would like to thank everyone at Wakatobi for making our stay enjoyable.
Tomasz & Izabela Wilk - July 2010
| ||"I have seen a wider variety of animals here than on any other dive resort. The management of the reef system is fantastic.
Andrew Duvall - July 2010
| ||"We had a really nice time at Wakatobi. The accommodation is very good and we liked that the restaurant served different snacks every night. The dive guide is very professional, has a lot of experience and knows every little creature by name. Nice atmosphere everywhere. We highly recommend this place. The diving is great, the staff are professional, the food and accommodation is great!
Anneloes and Rogier Bloemers - July 2010
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|Featured Endorsement"Our experience was terrific. We enjoyed all aspects of our time at Wakatobi. Our divemasters were the perfect guides for us. So patient, helpful, knowledgeable and pleasant. They were a major contributing factor to our wonderful trip. All of the staff was remarkably agreeable, helpful and pleasant. The food was great, the bungalow was charming and comfortable. The spa (oh the hot stone massage was divine!) was clean and a wonderful experience, adding to the resort experience.
Dave and Vicki Corwin - July 2010
| ||"The dive crew, wait staff, room maintenance and dive support staff were amazing. Everyone is friendly and makes us all feel welcome. This is one of the best if not absolute best experiences I have had diving."|
Billy Watson - June 2010
| ||"No matter what the distance is, Wakatobi is more than worth it. There is no better place to spend your honeymoon."|
Rob Rosenthal and Angela DeTie-Rosenthal - June 2010
| ||"Wakatobi is a five star diving experience. If six stars could be awarded, we would certainly give it six!"|
Steve & Bonnie McNulty - June 2010
| ||"Top notch customer service, 1st class diving, wonderful accommodations and food. Thank you!"|
Elizabeth McClave - June 2010
| ||"After 20 years of searching, I have found my diving nirvana; Indonesia and Wakatobi take my breath away."|
Rick Forsman - June 2010
| ||"I have arrived for the 4th time; originally I was convinced it is for the last time. But after spending 1 week here, I will certainly come back again!"|
Miroslav Kulik - June 2010
| ||"From what I had heard, my expectations were high. The diving and the resort met and exceeded them."|
Steve Smith - June 2010
| ||"The resort is even better than I remember from four years ago. A tiny slice of heaven on earth."|
Natalie Meisler - June 2010
| ||"A 'must do' diving experience. Great accommodations, great service, great divesites, and great boats and divemasters."|
John Gerber - June 2010
| ||"Friendly staff, good food, and fabulous diving made for a great week. "|
Pat Furman - June 2010
| ||"In the last 10 days I have had a great experience at the Wakatobi Resort. The weather was not quite perfect but the diving was still brilliant. The dive guides and all staff provided an excellent service creating a great holiday experience. I totally enjoyed my stay at Wakatobi and would be happy to return in the future."|
Rob Fletcher - June 2010
| ||"Thank you to the resort staff and dive staff for making this our most memorable holiday ever! It was magical!"|
Pat and Libby Herman - June 2010
| ||"A great resort with both fantastic childcare & wonderful diving."|
Andrew Luff - June 2010
| ||"We have enjoyed our stay at Wakatobi, the staffs were great & the diving was awesome. Thanks for making our honeymoon special.
Romy Jones and Keith Olaisen - June 2010
| ||"Great facilities, great food, great service in a great tropical location along with the world's greatest reefs. This truly is a diver's paradise! It doesn't get better than this."|
Mark and Tobi Johannsen - June 2010
| ||"We've had a fantastic trip to Wakatobi, great diving, the place is beautiful. What makes this place really stand out is the fantastic service minded and dedicated staff and dive guides."|
Kathrine Hesner and Michael Jensen - June 2010
| ||"This was an incredible experience. The reefs are in excellent condition and it is readily apparent that conservation of the reefs and marine life is a top priority. Additionally, the support of the local people is wonderful. The locals are prospering and children are being educated. I can't say enough about the generosity of the Wakatobi resort."|
Teri Fabry - June 2010
| ||"Wakatobi is without equal in terms of staff no matter what part of the world you may visit; this is the top of the pyramid for service, personal caring and over the top willingness to do whatever it takes to assure a wonderful experience. The reefs are a Disneyland of healthy sea life; one hardly knows where to look."|
Mary Johnson - June 2010
| ||"Though Wakatobi is a dive resort, it is great for snorkelers as well. And if you become curious like I did, there is no better place to have your first dive."|
Smitha Sarma - June 2010
| ||"As a diver who has dived the 7 continents including Arctic and Antarctic, I am most favorably impressed by the best protected reefs and marine life here in Wakatobi. The corals here are so healthy they attract so many fish. All the dive sites are so beautiful that they look like underwater gardens."|
Shaowen Lin - June 2010
| ||"The best all-around staff! Everything was so efficient and well organized. Dive guides were very accommodating and knowledgeable. What could we possibly say about the diving that hasn't already been said? It was magnificent!"|
Charles Hollings and Barbara Miller - June 2010
| ||"This is possibly one of the best organized resort and dive operation that I have ever experienced. There is not one second when some member of the staff is not looking to make your stay easier and more comfortable and it is amazing how quickly they all learn the names of all the guests."|
Peggiann Nuccio and Robert Sneddon - June 2010
| ||"Wakatobi is a scuba divers paradise! This is a heaven on earth! I've gone on 15 dives in the last 4 days and every dive site is unique. The diversity of the corals and sea life is truly amazing. The beauty is like nowhere else I've ever been. Not only is the diving spectacular, but the customer service has been nothing but perfect since we boarded Wakatobi's private charter. The attention to details surpasses any place I've ever been."|
Susan Sems - June 2010
| ||"The staff is extremely nice and accommodating! Always on top of their game, in and out of the water."|
Robin Coggins and Robert Kreider - May 2010
| ||"If I did not know better I would think 'Wakatobi' is Indonesian for 'Perfection'. The staffs, the accommodations, the food, the dining... the best!!!"|
Nelson and Donna Baumer - May 2010
| ||"We have been to dozen of resorts, we have never seen better. Attention to detail is number 1, very professional. The staff is outstanding and the diving is the best!"|
Reg and Brenda Varga - May 2010
| ||"Wakatobi is pure pleasure, glorious diving, gracious delightful people, perfect bungalows & magnificent food!"|
Ann & Paul Gerber - May 2010
| ||"They should change the name to 'Wowkatobi'. The diving, resort, divemasters, staff all exceeded my expectations. If you have a complaint, you really did not stay here! "|
Richard Steinbach - May 2010
| ||"An island adventure not to be missed. From nudibranches to the milky way, Wakatobi has it all. We shall return!!"|
Dennis Beaver & Cheryl Hubay - May 2010
| ||"Everything above water (service, organization, boat crew, food, dive guides) exceeded our expectations. Fantastic job! We are very impressed with everything and we feel that other diving resorts should look at what you do because you have an extremely well-run organization that specifically caters for divers and their preferences."|
David and Carolyn Swallow - May 2010
| ||"Absolutely wonderful! The staff was exceptional, the food outstanding, overall exceeds all expectations. Keep up the good work!"|
Judy Bartholomew - May 2010
| ||"Top of the list for me! Dive sites and resort"|
Patty Cannon - May 2010
| ||"Just the opposite of Land Locked, Nashville, TN. We loved being water locked at Wakatobi!"|
Ronnie & Jeanette Haislip - May 2010
| ||"When you need to experience the best level of service, food and diving, set your compass to Wakatobi. I found the staff and facilities as great as the abundant reef."|
Charlie Wallace - May 2010
| ||"My third visit and I am spoiled. The bar was set high after my first visit and no other dive resort can match it!"|
Caroline Shaw - May 2010
| ||"Amenities, food & service of a boutique beach resort combined with the ease and convenience of a luxury liveaboard."|
Greg & Janna Mossman - May 2010
| ||"We found Bora Bora to be amazing, but as a dive resort, Wakatobi is second to none! No wonder it is regarded as number 1 world-wide."|
Dan & Cherie Hammond - May 2010
| ||"A paradise for all the senses, we love this place. Please keep it isolated. I have never experienced such exclusive access to the dive sites. The staff was better than courteous and the food was amazing. I cannot think of a thing to change. "|
Richard and Judi Hunter - April 2010
| ||"Both the diving and the service far exceeded my expectations. The reefs are beautiful but the staff may be an even more valuable resource. Thanks for a wonderful experience. "|
Ruth Collins - April 2010
| ||"In a very remote area you provide a remarkably high level of comfort and service. The food is interesting and varied the dining room staff are friendly and attentive without being intrusive. The dive masters are motivated plus professional and are well supported by their assistants. Obviously a lot of dedicated work has gone into staff training and management. "|
Nick Fowler - April 2010
| ||"The resort & diving is only eclipsed by the amazing staff. "|
Bruce Raabe - April 2010
| ||"Wakatobi is diving heaven. Pristine beauty below, and a knowledgeable, caring team for every part of your stay. I will come again, and again!"|
Molly Coye - April 2010
| ||"My wife and I have found Wakatobi to be a well managed, well operated resort with a uniformly well trained, responsive and friendly staff. The grounds are well laid out and maintained. We have enjoyed snorkeling on the excellent house reef. We found literally every staff member to be alert, immediately responsive, careful to follow through and pleasant to interact with.
Terence Thayer - April 2010
| ||"A great dive resort for all levels of divers. Varied sites, lots to see, and a high level of always wanting to please. See you again soon. "|
Cliff Gale - April 2010
| ||"With our experience of liveaboards and dive resorts, Wakatobi and the Pelagian come on top. The divemasters, crew and local staff were excellent. "|
Janet and John Wheeler - April 2010
| ||"An excellent dive holiday. The staffs were super friendly and I still am surprised that they remember our names. The dive leaders were great. The boat staffs were extremely attentive; I have never been on a holiday where I did not have to change my tank over. We will both absolutely recommend Wakatobi and plan to be back in the very near future. "|
Laura Fryer and Radek Zelechowski - April 2010
| ||"This was one of the best vacations I have taken. The staff was attentive to my every need. The facilities & food were top notch. The real attraction though is the incredible quality of the coral reefs. The diversity of coral sponges and fish was beyond my expectations. I cannot wait till my return! You have not experienced everything scuba diving can be unless you have been to Wakatobi."|
Tom Mattioni - April 2010
| ||"Quite simply, the finest diving vacation I have ever had. The beauty of the reefs is matched only by the incredible service of the staff. My compliments."|
Greg Bassett - April 2010
| ||"Just 3 words: Mindblowing, Exciting and Unique!"|
Dana Weigel - April 2010
| ||"Thanks for the nice, relaxing good time. I just forgot about all the things like work, bills, etc for 10 days. The diving was great and the boat crew was real good. The food was all good too. I say don not change a thing, you got a good thing going here. "|
Michael Bourdeau - April 2010
| ||"At last a dive with good visibility and wonderful things to see. The staff was fabulous. I loved not wearing shoes for 2 weeks. "|
Pamla Wolf - April 2010
| ||"This was a first class vacation. The staff was friendly and attentive, the food was excellent with a wonderful mix of western and Indonesian food, Kudos to the pastry chef! The amenities were wonderful, loved the iced towels on the trek through the jungle! The dive sites were magnificent, "Roma" is one of the most beautiful spots on earth. I will always be grateful for being able to have seen it. As a beginning diver, I could not have been made to feel more comfortable in the water and I learned so much. This was a trip of a lifetime. Thank you very much!"|
Tula Holmes - April 2010
| ||"The beauty of our surrounding while at Wakatobi was only surpassed by the warmth and smiles of the staff. The experience while here has gone beyond any and all of our expectations. Gardens to delight, bright starry nights, seas to amaze, our Wakatobi days!"|
Mike Scully and Sherry Miller - April 2010
| ||"Enjoy a little bit of heaven on the crowded earth."|
William Sweeney - April 2010
| ||"Amazing, accommodating, comfortable, warm and friendly staff, gourmet food, maintained well. Simply said, a tiny paradise like no other. We have loved our stay, will definitely return and are proud to contribute to Wakatobi remaining one of the premier, if not the best dive resort in the world. So much more than just a dive resort, Wakatobi is a life experience, a must do!"|
Mike, Erin & Jasmine McMillen - April 2010
| ||"An amazing experience, the staff was truly the best of all the resorts we have stayed in. The dive sites are incredible, the food pleases all palates. Thank you."|
Mark & Nikki Mahan - April 2010
| ||"Fantastic experience. The diving is top notch. I loved the slow pace, allowing time to really look around. Plenty of great things to see. The resort itself is very impressive. It seems like every detail has been thought of. The bungalows and the food are superb. I found all staff very friendly and helpful. I cant think of anything at all to complain about. "|
Brett Broster - April 2010
| ||"Wakatobi has been some of the most enjoyable diving I have ever done! The reefs were full of life, very beautiful and easy to dive. The staff was outstanding!"|
Ronda Sears - April 2010
| ||"On our 2nd visit here we have been as delighted as the 1st time. You do an impeccable job both on land and under water. "|
Peter & Susan Norton - April 2010
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|Featured Endorsement"The biggest treat was the diving and how well it was organized. My rebreather divers (total 8) had their own boat and we were broken down into groups of 4 with rebreather instructors as guides. The silence (no bubble blowers on our boat) was awesome. Our dive times ranged from 70 minutes to 3 hours in 86 degree water."|
Craig Willemsen - April 2010
| ||"The long travel to get to Wakatobi is worth it. Diving accommodation, food and all the staff makes a great diving experience."|
Clare T. Kawamura - March 2010
| ||"The diversity and number of fish present on the dive site are spectacular, the reefs are excellent, the dive, the service and resort staff were outstanding."|
Manuel Ponte - March 2010
| ||"We loved our stay at Wakatobi. The diving is incomparable and the hotel is superb. The staff knew our names and accommodated us in every way possible. We especially enjoyed the variety and freshness of the food."|
Terrie Miller and Abe Gottesman - March 2010
| ||"Spectacular! There is always something new to see around the next sponge or piece of coral. Fantastic dive guides! Looking forward to a return visit!"|
Karl Gehring - March 2010
| ||"A 5 star operation, but they make you feel like you are truly at home. The staff is very friendly, the meals are fabulous and the diving is fantastic."|
Richard Schillinger - March 2010
| ||"The diving, the food, the villa, the staff, All Superb! I never wanted to leave."|
Jim Van Gogh - March 2010
| ||"Ten fabulous days of blue sky and clear water with my favorite sea creatures and the most spectacular soft corals I have seen, and all this in March! Thanks to the staff and management for protecting and conserving this natural treasure."|
Laura Schafer - March 2010
| ||"Fantastic diving, fantastic service, fantastic people and fantastic food! Enjoyed my time at Wakatobi and will definitely return."|
Daniel Agee - March 2010
| ||"The experience was / is everything. I had heard about Wakatobi from my friends. It has been some of the best diving of my life. Everyone has made the fullest efforts and the dive guides have been excellent. Thank you for making this the trip of a lifetime."|
Ron Lucas - March 2010
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|Featured Endorsement"Our 4th trip to Wakatobi and it just keeps getting better. After six years, we are amazed at what the Resort has become. It is a first class operation! Everything is better, the reefs are cleaner, the fish more abundant, the service outstanding. The new dining facility with its varied menu is a real treat for every meal. The entire staff at Wakatobi is commended for their attention to detail. The rooms are clean and comfortable, the restaurant staffs are outstanding, and the dive guides plus the entire dive operation is superb. It has been a wonderful opportunity for us to return to Wakatobi. Thanks to everyone! "|
Eliot Girsang Wilson & Richard Wilson - March 2010
| ||"Everything was great! The service, food, diving, atmosphere, the people, not a bad thing to say. Thank you and I will definitely see you again. "|
Olof Landgren - March 2010
| ||"I have gained a greater love for diving and the coral reef from my experience here at Wakatobi.
Dennis Schmidt - March 2010
| ||"I have been overjoyed with our diving experience here in Wakatobi. From the initial decision and subsequent pre travel planning stages to our final arrival at Wakatobi, the staff and employees were extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I was impressed at the dedication to professionalism the Wakatobi dive resort exhibited. There was always a sincere genuine care given to my husband and I during our entire stay. This was probably the biggest asset the Wakatobi Dive Resort has to offer any diver who chooses to travel here. Thank you for allowing me to be "part of the family". It is certainly the way I felt! We have knowing we will return, hopefully sooner. "|
Amelia Schmidt - March 2010
| ||"We visited Wakatobi four years ago and have been trying to find somewhere similar ever since, but none have been as good as Wakatobi. The reef, fish, staff, food and accommodation are all simply the best. We have had an amazing time and have met some lovely people. Truly fantastic place for snorkelers but most memorable sightings being Blue Ring Octopus, Frog-Fish and amazing varieties of Coral and Nudibranches. We will be visiting again for sure and will (and have already) be telling our friends about you. "|
Sarah Creasey and Adam Middlemass - March 2010
| ||"An incredibly special time that has given us memories and experiences that we will never forget. Wakatobi is a unique and magical place with probably the best diving in the world."|
Jeff and Isabella Cronkshaw - February 2010
| ||"Wakatobi : a place to dive and leave your worries behind!"|
Alison Philpott - February 2010
| ||"The staffs are excellent in every way, helpful, polite and respectful of your privacy. The dive masters are an exceptional team and were very respectful of your level of diving ability. We were very impressed by their knowledge and skills."|
Richard and Anne Webster - February 2010
| ||"Wakatobi has been an absolutely magical experience. Everything was taken care of by your wonderful staff from the moment I had decided to come. The personal attention from the staffs in all areas made this feel like a vacation that enabled me to really relax and unwind. The diving has been superb and it has been an absolute pleasure and delight to meet lots of new critters. It is usually only once a year I get away to dive and your experienced dive staff made me feel comfortable in their knowledge and expertise in knowing their way around. Wakatobi will definitely be my first choice for my next diving vacation. This place is beautiful. I have physically relaxed and emotionally healed in many ways. I have had the time of my life. Thank you."|
Kathy Fisher - January 2010
| ||"This is the first time i felt comfortable with a "Kids Club". The family atmosphere and caring nannies allowed me to truly relax and enjoy diving. Our 3 kids had as much if not more fun than we did!"|
Rob and Kelle Stinson - January 2010
| ||"The resort is fabulous, the staff are great, very friendly and the Spa was so wonderful! Whether you are a dive fanatic or choose to spend some (or a lot) of time on land, you will not be disappointed. My trips to local villages were fun, very informative and enlightening."|
Keri and Calvin Reykdal - January 2010
| ||"Dive Wakatobi for spectacular coral reefs - a truly amazing experience!"|
David and Diane Hayes - January 2010
| ||"This was a dream vacation with superb diving, super friendly staff and the best food we have ever eaten at any resort."|
Greg and Ruth Phillips - January 2010
| ||"Excellent! Cannot say enough good things about this place, the staffs are very friendly and accommodating. Very professional! Dive crew is very knowledgeable about reef and dive sites and also about the islands. We would like to come again. "|
Lee & Christy Mardesen - January 2010
| ||"We have the opportunity to do a great deal of travel abroad and rarely come upon such incredible diving, phenomenal food and impeccable service. You have made lifelong customers and we will tell everyone about this magical place. Thank you!"|
Lynn and Scott Taylor - January 2010
| ||"Our experience was very enjoyable. The ambiance, the service, the food and the dive guides were all impeccable. "|
Sharon & Timothy Corcoran - January 2010
| ||"We can not say enough good things about the resort, your staffs are the hardest working we have ever seen and the dive guides do a great job all around."|
Jim Webb and Gail Mathis - December 2009
| ||"Wakatobi is on the far side of the world, but a special place with outstanding diving and service."|
Kathy Krucker - December 2009
| ||"Unparalleled service matched with the best diving I have ever experienced makes Wakatobi a world class dive destination that divers must add to their log book."|
Jack Katz - December 2009
| ||"All staff is attentive to every detail, now I am spoiled. If you are looking for the ultimate in service, look no further! Makes traveling 22 hours worth it."|
Julia Redwine - December 2009
| ||"Without a doubt the best and most helpful, attentive staff on any of our dive trips! We have been to many places around the world, including liveaboards and these are number 1 in our book. "|
Shawn Heffernan - December 2009
| ||"If I had to put a title on my vacation it would be 'Pampered in Paradise'. The dive team and boat crew made the dive experience wonderful and relaxing. The dining experience was equally enjoyable; it was like eating in a gourmet restaurant every night! Could not ask for more for a vacation of a lifetime."|
Karla Lauenstein - December 2009
| ||"I lost my job of 29 years over this vacation and it was so absolutely worth it. I am thrilled to be here and it has been worth every moment."|
Dana Sterbens - December 2009
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|Featured Endorsement"The F&B team was the best i have seen at any resort and the food was the best i have ever had in any dive resort. Everyone is thrilled and raving about the food. I am amazed you guys can pull this off - we are in the middle of nowhere and you guys make us feel like we are not in the middle of nowhere, it is very impressive"|
Berkley White - December 2009
| ||"I wish all traveling was so easy. You arrive at the airport and here is this gigantic smile, just waiting for you to get off the bus - you get to the island and the greeting again the same, a very, very good experience - I would love to have it at home!"|
Bill Sterbens - December 2009
| ||"I don't think you can do anything to make this more personalized. The dive guides are great spotters, great at helping out, I was really impressed."|
Myron Siciak - December 2009
| ||"I had an excellent two weeks. This is the best dive resort I have visited. A truly 5-star dive resort with food & accommodations to match, world class in all respects."|
Tom Fretz - December 2009
| ||"As a return visitor, Wakatobi just gets better. It is evolving into a dive resort in a class of its own."|
Vince Matulewich - December 2009
| ||"A must do destination! I enjoyed my stay in Wakatobi and the Pelagian. They are both 5 star, top notch operations. I cannot imagine anything you could have done to make my trip any better. I will be back!"|
Clark Bentley - December 2009
| ||"The most beautiful coral reef in the world, the service is impeccable & the resort is luxurious. I am spoiled forever."|
Cathy Cather - December 2009
| ||"All the staff has been most eager to help. The friendly staffs also make the effort to mingle and to get to know each guest. Dive guides are attentive and have keen eyes in pointing out the smallest critters. The boat crews are very helpful; the wait staffs in the dinning room are attentive to every need. The food has improved immensely from 3 years ago which was very good at the time; lots of varieties and tasty. We will be planning another trip to Wakatobi hopefully next year. "|
Sabrina & Sam Lo - December 2009
| ||"The combination of excellent diving and wonderful accommodations made the Wakatobi experience the best."|
Corine Tap and Marnix Beugel - December 2009
| ||"The resort is fantastic! Everything works very well and the staff is very helpful, especially the divemasters. They are very professional. An excellent place to spend your holiday! "|
Renato Volponi Licio - December 2009
| ||"Wakatobi - the macro photographer's Mecca! The place to make diving friends from all over the world and at the same time find out why people from all over the world all want to come to Wakatobi."|
Jak & Corinne Denny - December 2009
| ||"5 star Diving Resort. The food was excellent with impressive variety of appetizers & hot dishes. The staffs are friendly & helpful. I really enjoyed my holiday here and will certainly recommend Wakatobi to my diving friends."|
Julita Wu - November 2009
| ||"I have thoroughly enjoyed my stay here. Your reefs are marvelous; your staff is very friendly & accommodating. I hope to return one day. "|
Marjorie Russell - November 2009
| ||"Hands Down! It was the finest 10 days of my life!"|
Montgomery Gilchrist - November 2009
| ||"This was our second time in Wakatobi resort and we enjoyed it even more. The staff is very friendly and some even remember us from 3 years ago. It exceeded our expectations and we cannot wait to come back."|
Anne Lecuire - November 2009
| ||"I went to Wakatobi for the second time and it is still my favorite place to dive. I have been diving for more than 25 years and Wakatobi has the best house reef in the world. I know I will be back a 3rd time. "|
Trudy Kahn - November 2009
| ||"Wakatobi was my dream vacation and was all I hoped for and more. The resort rooms were very comfortable, clean and well equipped. The bottles of shampoo, conditioner, body wash and lotion were a nice touch. The dive operation was very well organized and the dive masters were very helpful. The restaurant food was wonderful. The diving was incredible, the corals were abundant & the fish life diverse. I felt like a VIP all week long. The only regret is that I did not book the 11 day trip."|
Cheryl Jaster - November 2009
| ||"We love this place. Our dive travels have taken us to 12 different destinations over the past four years and this is one of our favorites now. The diving was amazing and varied and the knowledge of our dive masters really enhanced our experience. The corals and sponges were a delight to see and the marine bio diversity was breathtaking. The food was great and we really enjoyed the local cuisine served so 'artistically'. When diving at Wakatobi, you will feel embraced, first by the ocean each time you drop down and then by the staff who treat you like family."|
Carolynn & Dale Fox - November 2009
| ||"Well, this is just paradise. From our point of view there is nothing to add. Keep it this way, it is fantastic. We almost stopped diving because of a few bad experiences, but this week brought us back to this nice activity and we will come back. A big compliment to the kitchen, it was delicious. "|
Joerg Purrucker - November 2009
| ||"We have thoroughly enjoyed the Wakatobi experience, starting from the moment we arrived in Bali. All of your staffs, without exception are delightful and we are very impressed by their ability to remember our names and requirements from day one. Their most endearing quality is always greeting us with a smile. They are without doubt your greatest asset. This may sound rather selfish, but please keep Wakatobi small and exclusive; it is part of its charm."|
Philip & Jenny Anfield - November 2009
| ||"We have been diving together 23 years. This is probably the best dive experience we have ever had."|
Edward & Meredith Parsons - November 2009
| ||"We loved our stay at the Wakatobi resort. The service and concern the resort had for our wants and needs surpassed anything we had experienced before. I loved the fact that the staff learned our names the first day and made us feel welcome from the beginning. Thank you for a wonderful trip."|
Claryce Quinlan - October 2009
| ||"A rich biodiversity of coral and marine life coupled with knowledgeable dive staff make Wakatobi the best dive site in the world, and the resort is even better.
Gregg Marshall - October 2009
| ||"Unprecedented attention to us as guests, matched with the out of this world diving made for an unforgettable holiday."|
Tim Bradley - October 2009
| ||"The Wakatobi staff has been warm, welcoming and helpful to us, thus making our stay a delightful experience. The facilities are comfortable and attractive in keeping with the island environment. The dive staff has been wonderful to us, attentive to our particular needs and desirous of showing us all the underwater wonders here. We are especially happy to have been in such an environmentally friendly resort. The attention to detail in every aspect of the resort operation is excellent."|
Sue Opdyke and Jim Gilbreth - October 2009
| ||"It is all wonderful here; the resort staff, the dive staff and the diving. We had much personalized attention to all details from the moment we arrived in Bali and throughout our whole time in Wakatobi. Many thanks to everyone in Wakatobi."|
John and Kathy Leach - October 2009
| ||"Great staff, great dive operation and excellent restaurant! Friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff. Any concerns were addressed very promptly. It made us feel that we were really cared for. We will definitely be coming back someday! Under pack on clothes and over pack memory cards. Prepare to be amazed!"|
Colin and Jean Zylka - October 2009
| ||"Even having been to many countries, the trip to Wakatobi was long, however, as soon as we were in the hands of the Wakatobi staff, our experience reached a new level. Not only was the service, diving and eating excellent, we were made to truly feel welcome!"|
Mark and Teal Bronkalla - October 2009
| ||"A delightful experience in pristine crystal seas with healthy vibrant ocean life like nowhere else. An outstanding holiday! Thank you, especially for saving this beautiful spot on earth and being incredible stewards of the sea."|
Judy Harger - October 2009
| ||"Everything was first rate, no complaints; if I were any more relaxed, I would be comatose!"|
Sally and Bryce Gaffney - October 2009
| ||"This dive holiday has exceeded all our expectations; from the DVD & Brochures we received those were high. We look forward to returning and a big thank you to all the staff and dive masters."|
Mike and Helga Prior - October 2009
| ||"This has been a wonderful experience. In addition to the pristine reefs and great weather, the service and atmosphere at the resort has been top notch! Every single staff member we encountered made us feel welcome and sought to accommodate our every request. It was apparent that they were attentive to our preferences, from hot tea after dives to our mealtime beverage choices. We feel fortunate to have spent our time aboard the Wakatobi III, with all the dive staff and boat crew. They all made our dive experience memorable, safe, and fun!"|
Dianna & Reginald Haggie - October 2009
| ||"Continually improving and always exceeds expectations. We always meet such interesting people. Plan to visit again for the fourth time next year."|
Jayne Miller - October 2009
| ||"A first class operation on a first class reef. Staff is by far without exception the finest and friendliest I have encountered in all my travels."|
Steven Cohen - October 2009
| ||"I cannot stress enough what a difference the marvelous service made to making this holiday really unforgettable! It really sets this resort apart from all the competitors."|
Vittoria Cattaneo - September 2009
| ||"Wakatobi is no doubt, one of the best dive resorts in the world! We will be back."|
Yolanda Van Saet - September 2009
| ||"Excellent resort, great staff, great food!
A must do destination for all divers!"|
Greg Storey - September 2009
| ||"Brilliance above and below the water. Everything you can imagine in a dive resort is given to everyone; with a smile too! Courteous dedicated staff surround your every need. For 9 days we never wore shoes and we saw the milky way every night. That is just above the water, below the water is fascinating and awe inspiring to see so many varieties of fish and coral life. It was our pleasure to be your guests. Thank you so much. "|
Donna and Tom Pannke - September 2009
| ||"Wakatobi is all about enduring positive relationships with the sea, the reef, the local islanders and their guests. Thank you to every one of you for a fantastic diving and snorkeling experience."|
John and Rebecca Farr - September 2009
| ||"This was my second trip to Wakatobi and it is better than I remembered. I was treated like royalty, the reef were in perfect condition. Thank you for letting me share a little place of heaven with you."|
Debbie Kirchenwitz - September 2009
| ||"I was so blessed and humbled to experience this incredible place. God touched Wakatobi and it is heaven on earth. Thank you for allowing me to come."|
Ashley Hough - September 2009
| ||"Outstanding diving in total luxury and everything is catered for. Amazing experience! The holiday of a lifetime."|
Lucy Theaker - September 2009
| ||"This is an incredible place that values the conservation of the habitat over the need to make a quick dollar. Forget all of your other diving experiences. Wakatobi is a lifestyle choice, one that I will be adopting on future dive trips"|
Eileen and Steve Brown - September 2009
| ||"Wakatobi exceeded all our expectations. The resort staff and dive staff are wonderful. The dining was great with so many tasty choices and the diving... how to describe such amazing reefs with such diversity of corals, sponges, fish and other sealife. This trip will long be remembered as a high point in our diving lives. "|
Alan and Barbara Greber - September 2009
| ||"A destination every diver should visit to see coral reefs at their best. The diving, organization, food, accommodation & staff are all excellent.
Brian and Mary Oxley - August 2009
| ||"It was a wonderful experience, the island is a paradise. Wakatobi has met all our expectation. The staff is extremely sympathetic, the food was excellent, we really enjoyed the diving and we also liked the massages. This stay will certainly remain an exceptional memory. Many thanks to the whole Wakatobi team.
Geraldine Hanotiau & Xavier Elberg - August 2009
| ||"Wakatobi is really one of the best places we have been to. The attention to detail sets this place apart.
Luca and Shireen Crudeli - August 2009
| ||"Everything was perfect! All staff was very professional and extremely polite. No words can explain the experience in Wakatobi, you must try it! Thank you for giving me the best vacation of my life!"|
Virginia Coloma - August 2009
| ||"Beautiful reefs, excellent dive guides, made this stay relaxing and wonderful all the way around. This is the best trip we have ever had."|
Paul and Mary Sue Babb - August 2009
| ||"Outstanding logistics and dive operations, it is pleasant to see that things are well thought out. It was an excellent experience as a whole. "|
Geoffrey Cheok - August 2009
| ||"Great location; great people; great diving; great dive team and staff; wonderful resort; dedicated staff; fantastic diving! "|
Ian Lamont - August 2009
| ||"After our stay in Wakatobi, I may say that our expectations were met, even exceeded, in terms of diving, kindness and competency of the dive team and the resort team; the nice bungalows and the acquaintances we have made with staff and other guests. Summing up: One unforgettable week. I will recommend Wakatobi whenever I have the chance."|
Manuel Carvalho - August 2009
| ||"We have really enjoyed our time at Wakatobi. Everything has been first class; the accommodation, the food, the service and the diving. I have been very impressed with the courtesy and attitude of every member of staff with whom we have had contact, from those who load gear on and off the boats, the service staff in the restaurant, the dive guides, the housekeepers, the guys who tidy the grounds, Everyone!! Thank you for a superb holiday."|
Brian and Alison McConnel - July 2009
| ||"Wakatobi is a brilliantly designed resort for divers. Operations run smoothly in the background, allowing unrestricted exploration of one of the worlds most bio-diverse areas."|
Robert Kronenbitter - June 2009
| ||"Here is some of the greatest diving in the world, the best house reef ever with the nicest most helpful staff to go with it."|
Francine Sinofsky - June 2009
| ||"We have enjoyed a wonderful visit, everything has been first class. The staffs have been most friendly and knowledgeable and of course the diving has been spectacular. Our plans will definitely bring us back to Wakatobi in the near future."|
Robert and Deri Miller - June 2009
| ||"In 30 years of diving, this resort is one of the best I have ever visited. All staff was unbelievably friendly and I was so impressed at their ability to remember guests names. The total experience was outstanding. "|
Rosemary Kurtti - June 2009
| ||"I loved every moment of the diving underwater and the relaxation above water. Picture postcard perfect from my hammock! Service in the restaurant was by far the best I have had in a dive resort, for that matter, the service everywhere on the island was top notch. I have never been more spoiled! A place not to be missed! "|
Catherine Roback - June 2009
| ||"The food, atmosphere, diving interest, dive guides, accommodations and services are excellent!"|
Ricardo Cisneros - May 2009
| ||"The experience was to my expectations, the visibility was superb, the service and food is top notch, and it is the best operated resort I have been to. Extremely organized! Best day in day out visibility I have had in +500 dives. Some of the best photo options for cuttlefish, sea snakes and pygmy seahorses. "|
Peter Saar - May 2009
| ||"One of the best dive operations I have seen! Great guides and even better diving! The corals here are some of the best I have seen. Bring more memory cards if you are a photographer. You will need it!"|
Aaron Wong - May 2009
| ||"We cannot say enough about our experience at Wakatobi. It was fabulous! It has the most amazing reef, beautiful accommodations, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff. Thank you for giving us the honeymoon of our dreams."|
Dana and Amy Schulenburg - May 2009
| ||"We loved everything about Wakatobi, the dive sites, the boats, the dive guides, the beach, the resort! It will be hard coming back to work."|
Joao Calheiros Lobo - May 2009
| ||"The emphasis at Wakatobi is on the great diving, but the snorkeling and free-diving were fantastic. It is an array of pristine + diverse soft and hard corals just turning with all kind of sea creatures.
Pat Leake and Joseph Trimble - May 2009
| ||"I have been very fortunate to have the opportunity to dive in many locations around the world. In my opinion, Wakatobi offers the best above water and under water experience of any place that I have visited. For this reason, I look forward to returning for my third visit very soon. Thank you."|
Jason George - May 2009
| ||"We had a wonderful trip and it has made lasting memories. We will always cherish Wakatobi for a fabulous vacation and an amazing wedding! Thank you to everyone who put so much effort into making our stay so memorable."|
Sacha Brown and Amanda Beard - April 2009
| ||"Thanks for the great week. The service and attention to details make the difference and of course the dive sites are incredible. Everything is well thought out and well organized. I can not imagine that I could have a better dive experience. Very Impressive!"|
Kent Ketterman - April 2009
| ||"An unwavering commitment to hospitality, first class service and first class diving places Wakatobi in a league of its own. Come and explore! You will not be disappointed."|
Courtney Gibson - April 2009
| ||"We had a very good time with all of you here at Wakatobi, the diving was superb and the care and attention of all aspects of the staff in all departments was wonderful. People at Wakatobi have made this a very special experience for us."|
Terry and Agatha Johnston - April 2009
| ||"Dive crews, resort staff, dive sites, resort amenities, service, food, all is excellent, amazing, perfect!"|
Jenifer Grendell - April 2009
| ||"The Wakatobi Resort is very well run, it is set up for divers and is informally beautiful. I have lucked out with good weather most days. The diving was very relaxing with fantastic corals and quite a variation of sea life."|
Kristie Gensler - March 2009
| ||"Wakatobi provides amazing service and accommodations coupled with incredibly healthy, beautiful reefs and creatures.
It was a vacation of luxury with phenomenal diving & a feeling of being part of the Wakatobi family.
Lee McLendon - March 2009
| ||"My visit to Wakatobi allowed me to celebrate my birthday in one of the most beautiful resorts in the world.
I have never enjoyed diving as much as I did here. The reef was pristine and the service of the staff from the boat crew to the restaurant was top notch.
Laura Seese - March 2009
| ||"My third trip to Wakatobi was nothing short of spectacular!
As a well travelled underwater photographer, the opportunity to shoot such pristine unspoiled reefs at Wakatobi is second to none!
Robert Darmanin - March 2009
| ||"Paradise for snorkelers and divers exist, you can find it in Wakatobi! Marine life is simply unbelievable, but it is the whole experience which is overwhelming."|
Silvia Cere - March 2009
| ||"Everything is very well organized, yet in a very relaxed atmosphere and there are also plenty to be discovered for experienced divers. At Wakatobi SERVICE is written in capitals! Compliments to all the staff. A superb dive resort that everyone should visit!"|
Fred Tressel & Irene Ter Veen - March 2009
| ||"An all around excellent experience, what a place! I totally enjoyed every minute."|
Thomas J. Leahy - March 2009
| ||"Everything and I mean everything is thought of and works superbly!"|
Ted Mann - March 2009
| ||"Exceptional attention to detail in all aspects of the resort experience. Very high quality staff in the water and on land."|
Victor Lindal - March 2009
| ||"If you're a "beach bum" who wants to be treated like royalty, please come to Wakatobi. Great location, staff, fantastic food, the best ever diving, and you'll never want to leave!"|
Suzanne Goldstein - February 2009
| ||"As a world traveller, the experience at Wakatobi has created lifetime memories of an underwater paradise and the luxury of a world class hotel!"|
Becky Robbins - February 2009
| ||"On our second visit, we found the resort , diving and customer care even better than before. Quite a feature for an already premier dive resort."|
Carol Danks - February 2009
| ||"After 35 years of taking our customers on dive vacations this has been the best!"|
Werner Kurn - February 2009
| ||"I've never seen a house reef that was more vibrant and pristine than Wakatobi. It was a magical first dive of discovery when we stepped off the dive centre beach. As a photographer, to find a reef that lush and chock-full of photo opportunities is heaven!"|
Abigail Smigel - February 2009
| ||"I was blown away by the resort, dive facilities, reefs, sea life, rooms + food! Wakatobi is the best dive resort I have been to, hands down!"|
Ashley Vilgiate - January 2009
| ||"The best "camera room" and facilities for photographers I have ever seen anywhere in the world!"|
Jan Abadschieff - January 2009
| ||"Really sympathetic and service-minded staff. The diving was extremely well organized and so much fun. Well worth 24 hours travelling from Norway!"|
Ingrid Katrine Rogne - January 2009
| ||"Why aren't all resorts like this?"|
Antony Moore - January 2009
| ||"Life's a beach, then you find Wakatobi"|
David Morgan - January 2009
| ||"Beautiful one day, perfect the next! And that was in the wet season!"|
Briony Geier - January 2009
| ||"So far from everything, but everything you need is right there, and then there is the diving! Superb!"|
Florian Geier - January 2009
| ||"This wonderful site is beyond a 5 star, it is a 6 star with so much class, nothing is left undone. Once in a lifetime place to visit with not 1 disappointment. One dive resort you should not miss in your life!"|
Ed Schuyler - December 2008
| ||"I came, I dove, I met new creatures, I met new friends, I will return!"|
Neal Marcus - December 2008
| ||"The corals and fish life were amazing. The dive guides were knowledgeable and the resort is clearly being run in a way to protect, preserve and highlight the huge diversity of marine life. The food and service was both excellent."|
Shona Morton - December 2008
| ||"Cannot wait to return."|
Doug Pullin - December 2008
| ||"Wakatobi is on of the very few remaining homes of diving freedom and it comes with the healthiest coral reefs I have ever seen."|
Michael Seiler - December 2008
| ||"While at Wakatobi I logged dives 8410-8440. Each & every aspect of your resort & diving operation is extraordinary. After 38 years as an instructor & world traveler it is hard to WOW me. I've been WOWed. And then there is the quality of the u/w world & boat captains who pluck us out of the water a the end of 3/4 mile drift dive that was like a private IMAX!"|
Jeanne Sleeper - November 2008
| ||"Magnificent is truly magnificent. I love your focus on protecting the reefs."|
Annette Keller - November 2008
| ||"Incredible diving, amazing dive staff and the luxury of a high end resort in the middle of nowhere."|
Stacie Collins - November 2008
| ||"As a reasonably well-traveled and practicing SCUBA instructor, I have been thoroughly impressed with your operation, particularly given the logistical challenges. The diving was fantastic, as was our guide."|
Ann M. Geiger - November 2008
| ||"Awesome diving only to be topped by the best comforts and service!"|
Joe DeVogelaere - November 2008
| ||"A resort that makes shore diving easy with ample underwater time available."|
Nancy Duplan - November 2008
| ||"One of the most wonderful dive trips we have had. Heavenly diving."|
Kate Padget-Koh - November 2008
| ||"It will be hard to go back to reality after spending a weak in paradise!"|
Allison J. Dunlap - November 2008
| ||"Wakatobi exceeded my expectations in every way. In international travel there are always surprises, even theses were handled cheerfully and professionally.|
Tim Neumann - November 2008
| ||"I have been blessed to have had the opportunity to dive all over the world. Wakatobi reefs are by far the best I have ever experienced."|
Larry Abbott - November 2008
| ||"Truly one of the most outstanding dive locations on the world. Beautiful and unspoiled, teeming with life and yet, we didn't see any other divers all week. Words don't do Wakatobi justice. You have to visit to understand."|
Clay Cookerly - November 2008
| ||"Life is a beach, then you dive!"|
Lili Lemieux - November 2008
| ||"I'm Wakacrazy for Wakatobi"|
Peter J. Wedel - November 2008
| ||"Wonderful diving even for the occasional diver. I recommend renting your equipment at Wakatobi. It was top quality and available in a wide range of sizes."|
Cindy Antolino - November 2008
| ||"Wakatobi put a whole new meaning to "getting away from it all""|
Ralph Antolino Jr. - November 2008
| ||"Life is for living - do it at Wakatobi in ways that can only be imagined."|
Gill Rogers - November 2008
| ||"A five star diving resort in a remote part of the world."|
Beverly Lindner - November 2008
| ||"In my 17 years of dive travels around the world, my experiences tell me that Wakatobi: has the best reef, THE greatest house reef, is the finest dive resort, employs the best staff, executes an outstanding sustainable benefit program for the local communities, and is the most ecologically sound luxury dive resort I have ever seen. This is probably why I've enjoyed my sixth trip here as much as my first...and yes, I'm already making plans to return again."|
Bud Meyaard - November 2008
| ||"I have never seen such a healthy reefs - Wakatobi gives me hope for the rest of the world."|
Chris Diorio - October 2008
| ||"Great diving, awesome place to stay and enjoy this wonderful remote dive resort!"|
Jeffrey Hayden - October 2008
| ||"I arrived with one brother. I departed with a boatload of brother and sisters and an ocean-full of memories that will be with me forever! Who could ask for more?!"|
Gary Jay Waxman - October 2008
| ||"Nicest land based dive resort - felt like I was on a liveaboard. Well worth the 29 hour flight! Staff couldn't have been nicer!"|
Holly Frye Atcherson - October 2008
| ||"One of the best, if not the best diving operations my wife & I have experienced - superior to a liveaboard in all aspects - hope to return in the future."|
Andrew Kevin Callahan - October 2008
| ||"Thanks to all for a fabulous holiday. We will be back for sure! Very well organized down to the smallest detail - like booties on the transfer at low tide."|
Aggie Morgan - October 2008
| ||"I booked this trip two years ago with high expectations. I wasn't disapointed a bit. Wish I could have stayed longer."|
Robert Douglas Beardslee - October 2008
| ||"Life is a journey, not a destination. May your journey lead to you someday, to beautiful Wakatobi."|
Elaine Brown - October 2008
| ||"Outstanding dive resort that is operated by very competent people who are very diver oriented."|
Frederick M. Frey - October 2008
| ||"Wakatobi provides some of the world's finest diving with first class service and comfortable amenities."|
Mike Bray - October 2008
| ||"Thank you everyone. The most pristine reef system we have ever seen!!
This is the secret world you seek!!!"|
Hayden Coate - October 2008
| ||"Wakatobi dive sites are heaven under water, the dive team are the angels looking after them. Thank you :)"|
Barbara Coate - October 2008
| ||"Wow, Paradise Found! Starting with the Wakatobi team in Bali meeting us all to the entire staff of Wakatobi, you guys are great! Wonderful accomodations, meals, diving, DMs, and what a beautiful setting.|
We can't say enough about the diving and the wonderful DMs. We had Alex, Coralie, and sometimes Guja. They were tremendous. They took their time to help each diver no matter whether they had a camera or not. Boat staff was amazing along with the dive boats. The boats look a bit different but they are by far the easiest diving boats that we have experienced. Nitrox fills were very consistent along with the 70 minute plus dives. Make sure you take the time to do the HOUSE REEF! We even saw an eagle ray and a turtle right there, also a great school of large Jacks. The wall is right at the end of the pier.
Food was consistently good to great, awesome food displays. Great selections of liabiations along with a wonderful bar staff. The bar at the pier is amazing, more stars at night than we have ever seen.
We stayed on the north end, great breeze. Wonderful rooms, internet is slow but hey, you are very far from the mainland.
This is by far the best vacation that we have ever had. I guess if we had a complaint, it would be that wetsuits and booties don't dry all the way each night and can become smelly. We will be back!!!!
All the staff is very friendly and also for us, gay friendly. If you have the bucks, the villas are beautiful.
THANK YOU to all the staff, WOW !!! Can't believe Paradise is just a long plane ride away."
Scott Nielsen & Troy Graves - October 2008
| ||"Dive staff excellent. All staff very helpful. Absolutely wonderful resort. We hope to return again. "|
Denise Lutz - October 2008
| ||"Excellent dive destination! Staff, dive masters and location are truly top notch!"|
Angela Serrano - October 2008
| ||"Best reefs, awesome dive service, and lovely resort - definitely worth a return visit!"|
Juan Serrano - October 2008
| ||"I do a lot of dive travel and my past two trips to Wakatobi were the best trips I've ever had. The staff, the diving, the food and everything is WONDERFUL!"|
Robin Lynn Churchil - October 2008
| ||"Wakatobi is one of the best holiday experiences I have had. I can not fault it in any way."|
James King - September 2008
| ||"A resort with a more than just good service, Wakatobi has true personality. We really don't want to leave... it's just like home, The staff and services were faultless and our 2 year old was treated like a queen with an enthusiastic entourage of babysitters and playmates! "|
Tara King - September 2008
| ||"Wakatobi - Where service meets the sea.|
Wakatobi - The experience of a lifetime.
Wakatobi - The future of the world."
Mike King - September 2008
| ||"Diver's paradise - a real class act in every aspect."|
Jonathan Rocklin - September 2008
| ||"This beautiful island is an amazing paradise for the divers and vacations that want to relax on an isolated island with beautiful amenities, scenery and peacefulness. Thank you Wakatobi, for the perfect rejuvenating vacation of my dreams!"|
Tammy Lynne Holt - September 2008
| ||"The resort is a unexpected pleasure for the remoteness of the island. Enchanting!!"|
Gregory Holt - September 2008
| ||"You have to see it to believe how good it is."|
Christopher M.S.Cain - September 2008
| ||"You have to travel to Wakatobi, your trip will exceed your expectations."|
Emily Waterhouse - September 2008
| ||"Wakatobi was a terrific experience. As great as the diving was, the excellent service & gracious hospitality of the staff was even better. There are many smiling faces that I will miss!"|
Kendal Keyes - September 2008
| ||"Impeccable service, great resort and awesome diving!! "|
Lisa Vitale - September 2008
| ||"Wakatobi has set the bar high, from the restaurant service, cleaning staff to the dive staff. Wakatobi has set the standard to which we will compare other dive resorts."|
Nancy Walker - September 2008
| ||"I would recommend Wakatobi Dive Resort to any one who wants a great vacation."|
Robert Myernick - September 2008
| ||"Unbelievable facility & staff in an unbelievable part of the world. Amazing variety of sea life - especially the micro organisms."|
Peter Nickel - September 2008
| ||"Wakatobi is a dream for all of us ocean lovers. The food was great & plenty of it. Staff & Lorenz very gracious. I'll be back."|
Kimberly Kuppens - September 2008
| ||"You get pampering, world class diving and exquisite service from an environmentally sound operation. After seeing how much work goes in behind the scenes in this entirely self supporting operation, I'm amazed at how reasonably priced it actually is."|
Ellen Dana Briscoe - September 2008
| ||"The most comfortable diving you'll ever get. Everything is prepared for you. All you need to do is dive & enjoy the incredibly beautiful corals, reefs and underwater life."|
Leng Stricker-Wong - September 2008
| ||"A wonderful, exciting dive experience!"|
Cheryl Haynes - September 2008
| ||"Heaven on earth and underwater too!!"|
Alexander Ross - September 2008
| ||"Wakatobi Dive Resort, the Eight wonder of the world!"|
Rick Garzoli - September 2008
| ||"I was certified very shortly before arriving and the expertise of the dive instructors made the trip an experience I won't forget. My skill level was greatly improved during my stay."|
James R. Fridie II - September 2008
| ||"My wife and I enjoyed Wakatobi immensely , this was a perfect honeymoon trip!"|
Brad Watson Camp - September 2008
| ||"Wakatobi Dive Resort is a piece of paradise in every aspect. A chance to pamper all of your senses - excellent diving, dining + excellent accomodations to boot! |
Definitely a place we want to return year after year."
Carole N. Cerf - September 2008
| ||"Wakatobi is a trip of a lifetime that you can do again and again.
Michael Holdren - September 2008
| ||"The resort is absolutely dive paradise. Come for the diving, staff for the service and comforts of your own private island hideaway."|
Sherri Romuno - August 2008
| ||"We had an incredible time and would recommend to everyone!"|
Jim Rommuno - August 2008
| ||"Wakatobi provides a spiritual experience, above ground and bellow the water."|
Victoria Fredenhagen - August 2008
| ||"Finally, a world class dive operation that truly lives up to the the hype. Wakatobi is a magical place! Thanks so much."|
William Jakab - August 2008
| ||"Wakatobi is a great place for divers seeking for healthy and colorful reefs and macro."|
Cosimo Bargellini - August 2008
| ||"I recommend Wakatobi Dive Resort highly. "Reefs unparalleled" is an understatement."|
Gladys Voncile Hodges - August 2008
| ||"We have been diving for many years. We have been to many destinations that are "off the beaten track" our experience at Wakatobi has far surpassed our expectations in terms of the diving experience, service & most importantly the interactions with our dive guides. They were extremely well versed in marine biology & will go great lengths to find unique marine creatures. Our diving experience was awesome! In addition we could not have asked for better service from the resort staff. This was great vacation!"|
Susan Meklune - August 2008
| ||"Wonderful diving with amazing service; a good cocktail for passionated divers like us!"|
Oliver Malvezin - August 2008
| ||"This is a fantastic resort & if you love MACRO - ALL THE SMALL CRITTERS - this dive location is for you!"|
Kimberly Whittaker - August 2008
| ||"Pristine diving in ideal circumstances. Beautiful tropical setting, professional staff and world class diving makes Wakatobi Resort a site you'll want to return to again and again."|
Donald Bruce Carter - July 2008
| ||"A perfect dive holiday in an incredible remote and pristine location! Wakatobi staff thinks of everything. "|
Richard Ostreicher - July 2008
| ||"I have so many great underwater pictures from Wakatobi, it is difficult to pick out my favorites."|
Bruce Johnson - July 2008
| ||"Wakatobi was quite simply ... an amazing experience!"|
Matthew F. Hatley - July 2008
| ||"The Garden of Eden is underwater in Wakatobi. Come & See it!"|
Kenneth C. Chotiner - July 2008
| ||"A visual splendor both above and below the waves."|
Michael Chittenden - July 2008
| ||"As a non-diver I had a great time at Wakatobi. The weather, facilities and staff made an excellent holiday."|
Bruce Grant - July 2008
| ||"Fabulous diving, stylish luxury in accommodation and attentive service and magnificent night sky filled with stars. The best in terms of a diving vacation. "|
Gillian Grant - July 2008
| ||"Wakatobi is the perfect dive camp for adults - you'll leave reluctantly with great memories and find new friend."|
Steven Tulsky - July 2008
| ||"The most amazing diverse and colorful coral & fish I've ever seen."|
Laura Alster Martin - July 2008
| ||"There is no other place where you can combine top diving with luxury comfort."|
Mauro Napoletano - July 2008
| ||"Wakatobi - a resort that helps community while entertaining its guests!"|
Marcy Siegel - July 2008
| ||"Stunning reefs & aquatic life - rivals the Great Barrier Reef & puts the Caribbean to shame"|
Jonathan Fuhrman - July 2008
| ||"Wakatobi is a macro photographers dream"|
Michael Yociss - July 2008
| ||"This is a dive experience you don't want to miss! Awesome!!"|
Julia Embry - July 2008
| ||"The life on the reef is extraordinary, hard and soft corals as well as fish life abound. More color and life than I have ever seen in one place."|
Rudolph C. Schwartz - July 2008
| ||"We have been spoiled for any other dive resort, and we have been to Palau, Fiji, Yap & Caribbean."|
Stanley E. Hanson - July 2008
| ||"Of all the dive resorts we have been all around the world, Wakatobi stands out for superb service, comfort and attention to details"|
Ranaella Kimberly Stainberg - July 2008
| ||"Truly is the epicenter of biodiversity."|
Robert Borland - July 2008
| ||"This has been the best diving experience in our lives!! Staff anticipates all of your needs from dining to diving!! We will recommend this to all of our friends & business associates. "|
Michael Sohmer - July 2008
| ||"Here we have the best of the best."|
Josh Sohmer - July 2008
| ||"Whatever may be stopping you going to Wakatobi, get over it! This is one place you simply can't afford to miss: awesome, effortless, the best diving in the best resort.""|
Elizabeth J. LLewellyn - June 2008
| ||"We would like to thank you and the whole Wakatobi team again for an unforgettable vacation. The diving was unparalleled, the expertise of our guide was outstanding, the resort wonderful, the food fabulous and the staff ever so friendly and helpful. We could go on and on like this - but we don't want to bore you since you probably hear this kind of praise from the better part of your guests at Wakatobi ... Bottom line is: We LOVED it and we'll be back as soon as possible"|
Hans & Lanette Leuthold - June 2008
| ||"I've traveled a lot, but finding this gem of a resort in a such a remote location makes me look forward to come again and again! The crew, the diving, the rooms and even the pool are fantastic!"|
Markus Fritze - June 2008
| ||"Wakatobi is one of the top, if not the best, reef diving destinations anywhere. I would recommend Wakatobi to divers of all skill levels and interests."|
Kerry Mullin - June 2008
| ||"Wakatobi truly is "Reefs without Equal" but it is also service, accommodation, relaxation and comfort without equal!"|
Stacey Mullin - June 2008
| ||"I expected this 3rd trip to Wakatobi to be wonderful but it surpassed expectations. Old friends warmly greet us, there was new things to see with great new staff and the food & service were excellent as usual."|
Elysa P. Daniels - June 2008
| ||"We see more with each return trip. Wakatobi amazes in all ways. Disneyland for Divers"|
Edward Fedoruk - June 2008
| ||"Wakatobi offers the best of everything for the serious & casual divers alike. Great resort, diving, staff, service & attention to detail. We'll definitely return!"|
Karen Schulman - June 2008
| ||"The absolute best dive trip in our 20 years of diving."|
Joel Schulman - June 2008
| ||"Thanks for the trip of a lifetime."|
Mark Fulton - June 2008
| ||"Truly a 5 star dive operation."|
Brad Mullin - June 2008
| ||"Amazing! there aren't words to describe this experience. I will be back and I won't be packing shoes."|
Catherine A. Mullin - June 2008
| ||"Beautiful place, amazing diving and unbelievable service."|
Gail Shriner - June 2008
| ||"Great intact coral reefs and diving in beautiful settings. Outstanding level of service above & below the water."|
Lanette Lane - June 2008
| ||"Everything about Wakatobi - the accommodations, the food, the people, the service and of course the diving - was first rate. We hope to make it back."|
Ken Morris - June 2008
| ||"Wakatobi - from the management & dive guides to the grounds & boat crew - have a profound enthusiasm & respect not just for the coral reefs and ocean life - but also the Indonesian culture that surrounds it. You will feel like family from the moment you arrive and won't want to leave. Thanks so much for a fantastic holiday."|
Meighan Leon - June 2008
| ||"This was our second visit to Wakatobi and it was just as memorable as the first time. Wonderful staff, beautiful accommodations, and incredible diving - what more could anyone ask for -"|
Christie Hamond - June 2008
| ||"Some of the best soft & hard coral I have seen anywhere in the world."|
William Lindsey - June 2008
| ||"Great place to dive, snorkel & rest!"|
Barbara Lindsey - June 2008
| ||"Lots to see and loads of fun. I encourage every dive enthusiast to see Wakatobi at least once in their lifetime!"|
Joyce Carole Geierman - June 2008
| ||"Great dive destination, great operation. I had an absolutely wonderful time. Will plan to come again soon. I also agree with Lorenz's philosophy to work with & teach the local folk to take care/share their resources with the rest of the world. We all benefit!!!"|
Edward Ray Verde - June 2008
| ||"Wakatobi is an outstanding diving experience and the total package meets all expectations. You will not be disappointed."|
James Coopman - June 2008
| ||"Fantastic diving (even in stormy weather) and I really appreciate your concern to educate divers about reef ecology."|
Nancy Best - June 2008
| ||"Top notch operation in beautiful setting with people who go out of their way to help you. Thanks Wakatobi staff!"|
Marjorie D. Lake - June 2008
| ||"We had a wonderful time. The best diving in the world!"|
Bonnie Vance - June 2008
| ||"The best dive resort experience in a remote area."|
Stephen Graeber - June 2008
| ||"5 star treatment at a very beautiful dive resort. Surely exceeded my expectations!"|
Teri Muir - June 2008
| ||" I am an ex diver, now snorkeler only. I was in Wakatobi in May 2007. Found it utterly fantastic for snorkeling. Better than the Great Barrier Reef even. Lush reefs, great for seeing from the surface, as well as being amazing for free diving. And unlike at most resorts, snorkelers are also VIP's at Wakatobi. I am coming back in 2009 (already arranged!)
And, oh yes, that is me on the main picture of this snorkeling page."|
Andrew Dienes - May 2008
| ||"I didn't thought that the sea can be again so beautiful anywhere in the world - it's like a garden - amazing!"|
Valerie Bornand - May 2008
| ||"When one has little time off to vacation you hope that your trip will be a good one. Our Wakatobi trips was more than good - it was perfect! There is so many thought put into planning that everything goes so smoothly. The diving is amazing and made more so by a staff that spoil you!"|
Karla Lauenstein - May 2008
| ||"You'll love Wakatobi and at the end of your trip, you'll be thinking about when you can come back."|
Yen Chow - May 2008
| ||"The stay at Wakatobi was wonderful. The dive sights were spectacular and divemasters were masters of finding all the interesting stuff. I look forward on my next visit."|
Terre Sadosky - May 2008
| ||"It's a mystery how Wakatobi is able to run such a top notch on such an isolated island. From the rooms, to the food, to the diving, it was ll just wonderful. This was a trip I will talk about for a long time to come. Thank you!"|
Deborah Comstock - May 2008
| ||"The best dive resort I've ever been to! The courtesy, attention & positive attitude of all of the staff was consistently the BEST!"|
Sheila Sanders - May 2008
| ||"Dive vacation in paradise!"|
Max Kiehn - May 2008
| ||"This resort is the best run dive operation I have seen in long time. Food and accommodation is far and above most dive operations and the coral reef are unbelievable."|
Julian Choen - May 2008
| ||"Wakatobi was a fantastic 10 days experience. The resort, the staff, the food, the accommodations all exceeded my expectations. I will be back ... once is not enough. "|
Linda Cain - May 2008
| ||"Thank you Lorenz for believing in your dream and making it a reality -- Wakatobi is a magical place!"|
Anita Pedersen-Smith - May 2008
| ||"We have visited Wakatobi for the 2nd time and congratulate the whole team for their efforts in getting this wonderful dive site more and more comfortable, without loosing the original spirit.
Thanks, we will be back!"|
Esther Schawalder - May 2008
| ||"We are snorkelers who have visited many locations. The Wakatobi house reef is the best we have seen - beautiful, accessible and healthy!"|
Sally Ann Grahn - May 2008
| ||"Wakatobi is one of the best run dive resorts that I have ever worked with. The diving and level of service continue to improve every time I return there."|
Steve Weaver - May 2008
| ||"You guys rock! Thanks so much for working so hard to keep the land/water pristine!"|
Liane Wong - May 2008
| ||"Magnificent vacation above and below the water!!!"|
Dale Janes - May 2008
| ||"After 3 trips the reef continue to impress me and the dive staff and local staff far exceed my expectations!"|
Ryan Zent - May 2008
| ||"Hidden Paradise away from civilization with more comfort and service then mainland resorts."|
Amrit P. Singh - May 2008
| ||"Wakatobi is heaven in the ocean. Even after a week of diving I'm still pinching myself that this place exists it's awe inspiring to dive with thousands of fish every dive and every square inch of the reef is filled with healthy coral of colorful sponges. Will definitely come back with my husband when my son is older!"|
Cherilyn Jose - May 2008
| ||"The most pristine reef we have seen."|
Lowell Greenberg - May 2008
| ||"Wakatobi has now made it hard for any other dive destination to come even close to the beauty of the surrounding awe sites & wonderful staff. An experience I will always cherish! "|
Catharine Darby - May 2008
| ||"18 days at the resort was great, I had time to learn to identify the common fish and get excited about spotting a pygmy angel fish on my own."|
Serena Black - April 2008
| ||"A successful venture where one resides in luxury & enjoys great diving, with great effort being made to preserve the natural beauty and health of the underwater environment."|
Barbara Taylor - April 2008
| ||"Divephotoguide held our first underwater photo & video festival & shootout at Wakatobi. Our guests and team found the diving excellent & photo & video opportunities very productive."|
Jason Heller - April 2008
| ||"The undersea garden of Indonesia."|
Peter Whyte - April 2008
| ||"An amazing vision turned into reality!"|
Helen Whyte - April 2008
| ||"Your work with the Indonesian communities is very exemplary. You are making this world a much better place. Than you very, very much!"|
Pirjo Pasanen - April 2008
| ||"What a place!! I would love to come back... Thank you very much!"|
Torgrim Landsverk - March 2008
| ||"Wakatobi delivers what they advertise. Amazing corals, lots of fish and critters, wonderful food & accommodations. Can not wait for my return visit."|
Delores Lynn Hammer - March 2008
| ||"All in Wakatobi, the staff, organization, all dive masters, the reefs, the facilities all are superb and unique!"|
Bo Delenius - March 2008
| ||"A fabulous holiday - both above & below water. Looking forward to our return in November."|
Gordon J. Jablonka - March 2008
| ||"Amazing diving with all kinds of critters and fish and a wonderful caring staff!"|
Ann W. Shannon - March 2008
| ||"If you dive, you have to visit the Wakatobi, even our 12 year old loved the diving, food & staff."|
Thomas L. Cavanagh - March 2008
| ||""Divers" do not miss it out! Book Now! You will not be able to top this one for the awesome diving, the quality of resort, crew & staff."|
Diana Horvat - February 2008
| ||"In 38 years of diving, Wakatobi is the first place that brings together world class reefs, accommodations & organization. The travel time was worth it. "|
Dennis Delahoy - February 2008
| ||"Wakatobi is the real-life version of the tropical paradise I always imagined."|
Chelsea Trimper - February 2008
| ||"Wakatobi is much a spiritual experience as it is a delight to the senses, they have created something totally unique."|
William Casale - February 2008
| ||"Outstanding operation - I did not want for anything while at the resort. I loved socializing with the staff at meals and evenings. Restaurant staff and food are incredible. The reefs are pristine with so much variety to see. Each dive site is different. The dive masters are top notch and find many things to see. Very respectable place!"|
Katheryn Westling - February 2008
| ||"Do not go to Wakatobi! If you do, will never want to leave & will want to call this home after you first day! We will be back as often as possible! Thank you"|
Mikol Westling - February 2008
| ||"Wakatobi is a huge success in all respects . I hope to return someday."|
Andrew Chlysta - February 2008
| ||"We have a new appreciation of the macro marine life as well as the phenomenal reefs. Best in the world I'm sure. Amazing experience and atmosphere. Dive masters are exceptional at finding marine life on the reefs. Wakatobi is the perfect dive resort. They have thought of everything and have it all. Excellence in diving. Thank you again! What a great time we had!"|
James Grendell - February 2008
| ||"Not enough words to describe how wonderful the trip was! We will be back hopefully sooner rather then later. Every aspect of a great dive resort is here and has been though out. Thank you for a trip of a lifetime.
Wakatobi is the gold standard in dive resort. I can't imagine any other place in the world that can compare. They have set the bar very high. Looking forward to many more visits to Wakatobi."
Jenifer Grendell - February 2008
| ||"The diving staff and amenities were absolutely perfect. I will recommend this destination to everyone I know."|
Gwendolyn Mary Cesere - February 2008
| ||"Everything was excellent. My group and I couldn't have asked for anything more. My Wakatobi experience was everything I dreamed it would be. The diving guides were the best I've ever seen, people who truly care about the reef, about diving and about sharing the underwater world with others with an amazing level of excitement and professionalism. Great job!
Trully an amazing place, thank you!"
John Cesere - February 2008
| ||"Wakatobi is the most incredible combination of beautiful reefs, exotic sea life, charming settings, knowledgeable dive experts and a friendly service. It is a must visit dive resort for serious divers."|
Kenneth Gitlin - February 2008
| ||"A truly amazing underwater macro experience, well worth the travel to get here!"|
Rose Ingram - February 2008
| ||"The Wakatobi reefs are the some of the healthiest and most pristine reefs that I've seen after diving all around the world."|
Tom Fuquay - February 2008
| ||"As a non-diver and a 'not so confident snorkeler' I found Wakatobi excellent! I built up confidence snorkeling the house reef (which is beautiful) and went out once on the boat! Staff were very encouraging and helpful - I wouldn't be so hesitant next time - Thanks"|
Jill McMillan - February 2008
| ||"You can find more expensive resorts but you will never find a better one - amazingly outstanding staff, food & diving/snorkeling."|
Richard Arkless - February 2008
| ||"Wakatobi - not just for divers - snorkeling at its best - always a new adventure.
Wakatobi - leave your everyday routine & be prepared to be spoiled!
Than you to everyone! We will highly recommend this to our friends."
Suzanne Arkless - February 2008
| ||"Come for the diving, leave with the experience. "|
John Kaim - January 2008
| ||"Wakatobi resort is a hidden gem that delights the senses and wonderful underwater treasures to discover. Truly a world class resort that I will be coming back for more!"|
Jenny Leong Soke Theng - January 2008
| ||"Dive into the new year at Wakatobi.
We liked it a lot, thank you!"|
Annemarie van Tienhoven - January 2008
| ||"Wakatobi is the idealistic isolated diving dream. Built and operated by dedicated people committed to the enjoyment of all visiting divers, young and old, male and female the world over. Thank you. "|
David Lyman - January 2008
| ||"Unbelievable diving that you'll want to come back and experience over and over again. Paradise above and below the water. Worth of journey half around the world."|
Rick Dugan - January 2008
| ||"More sea snakes than I've ever seen before. Beautiful reefs. Spacious dive boats. A well-run operation."|
Michael O'Reilly - January 2008
| ||"Wakatobi Diving - where you will "see" life in a new way."|
Sue Chan - January 2008
| ||"The reefs are pristine and "still" there is an abundance of critters. An ideal place for reef lovers and photographers. Best service I experienced so far in the diving business. Thank you!"|
Magnus Lundgren - January 2008
| ||"A memory that took my breathe away!"|
Paula Trout - January 2008
| ||"A fantastic week, superb corals, great staff, hope to be back soon!"|
Annabel Thomas - January 2008
| ||"So many dive sites...
So little time...
We would stay for another tour if we could."|
Wojciech Wardynski - January 2008
| ||"Excellent - second trip still finding new subjects to find and photograph. 781 species in Wakatobi area I still think have more to find and photograph."|
Dave Weeks - January 2008
| ||"Wakatobi has been gifted by nature with reefs of great abundance and extraordinary beauty. The physical design and infrastructure of the resort, the joyful service of the staff and the enlightened policies of the management add to this endowment for an experience that is first class in every way."|
Stephen Hill - January 2008
| ||"Unbelievable fish life - over 300 hours of diving & still seeing fish I've never seen before. "|
Sandra Luft - January 2008
| ||"A very enjoyable experience. We were treated like family, warm & welcomed!"|
Patricia Polster - December 2007
| ||"An amazingly unique dive trip experience from start to finish - kudos!"|
Karen Wheeler - December 2007
| ||"The ultimate dive resort. Fantastic experience - great diving, great accommodations, great food, great staff.
Simply the best!"|
Philip Sokol - December 2007
| ||"I'm glad this wonderful place exists in this turbulent world."|
Diana Eaton - December 2007
| ||"The diving, the facilities and staff are all first rate!"|
Harry Pearson - December 2007
| ||"This was my first dive trip in over a decade, and it was a test for me – did I still want to dive after so long a hiatus? The answer, based on my great experience here, is a resounding yes. Every dive brought new critters, and we often came across those remarkable pygmy seahorses that are impossible to believe even when you’re looking directly at them! The dive staff was tremendously helpful, the dive boats quite well-organized and comfortable, the between-dive snacks fresh and tasty. I was also impressed with how well the entire dive crew handled the variable currents, both in terms of redirecting our dive path underwater and keeping track from the surface of where we were no matter what surprises the currents held for us below. The resort itself is quite lovely, and the food excellent. I hope to return. My best vacation ever!"|
Barbara Silverstein - December 2007
| ||"A heaven for divers, a paradise for all romantics to find refuge! Thanks!"|
Ger Steenbergen - November 2007
| ||"Wakatobi has set the standard for a dive resort."|
John J. Pascoe - November 2007
| ||"This is what diving should be!"|
Katie Fraser - November 2007
| ||"My new favorite dive site, this resort was done perfect. "|
Linda Rice - November 2007
| ||"I came for a "once in a life time trip"; after visiting, I'm looking to return."|
Mark LaRowe - November 2007
| ||"The experience is well worth the effort it takes to travel from Colorado."|
Jay Thomas Stanfield - November 2007
| ||"The absolute best corals, fans, sponges, small critters ever to date!"|
Jean M. Coren - November 2007
| ||"Great crew. Best diving I've done. Will be back one of these days!"|
Paul M. Cowan - November 2007
| ||"Wakatobi is magical. Come and see for yourself!"|
Peter J. Schaeufele - November 2007
| ||"A great resort with professional service in every phase & friendly management & dive masters & guides."|
Chuck Nicklin - November 2007
| ||"Wakatobi Dive Resort provides excellent accommodation in a beautiful spot of the world with some healthiest, spectacular reefs I've ever seen."|
Randall Harwood - October 2007
| ||"Every serious diver should experience Wakatobi at least once!"|
Deninis DeBord - October 2007
| ||"Overall this was a fantastic experience and exceeded my expectations. I am a hardened liveaboard traveler but the variety, comfort and "space" made this very special. The Crew and Divemasters were exceptional and the design and comfort of the dive boats is the best I have experienced."|
Chris Caddy - October 2007
| ||"A paradise! Beautiful, fantastic diving! Resort staff was exceptional!"|
Christine M. Clum - October 2007
| ||"I don't know about the diving, but it was world-class snorkeling!"|
Deborah Dahling - October 2007
| ||"Diving with the comforts of home without the work."|
Charles W. Modlin - October 2007
| ||"The finest dive resort I have ever been to!"|
Scott E. Johnson - October 2007
| ||"A great diving experience. Everything I hoped for plus a lot more!"|
Michael Holdren - October 2007
| ||"Loved our stay! Great diving, staff, food and whole experience."|
Mary Jane Farr - October 2007
| ||"Heaven on earth and under the sea!!"|
Patricia Lyon Brown - October 2007
| ||"An underwater paradise at the end of the rainbow."|
Jane Miller - October 2007
| ||"An experience not to be missed!"|
Paula C. Merrill - October 2007
| ||"We love Wakatobi and keep coming back!
It's a dive paradise!"|
Lynne Warshaw - October 2007
| ||"When you come to Wakatobi, you join a wonderful multicultural family - full of good cheer and ready to make your stay exceptional. There is no better diving in the world."|
David Warshaw - October 2007
| ||"Travel and diving in Wakatobi is like a magical mystery tour!!"|
Lorraine Riscinti - October 2007
| ||"Fantastic dive resort well worth the travel time!!
Thank you, thank you."|
Teresa R. Pooley - October 2007
| ||"Is there a better dive centre on the planet, I've not heard of it!! What an experience."|
George William Miller - October 2007
| ||"Wakatobi has the best dive operation I've ever been to!"|
Kelly Ann McSpadden - September 2007
| ||"The facilities and service on the dive boat, on a scale of 1 to 10, are 20."|
Kristine Wheat - September 2007
| ||"Great diving with a wonderful staff. We were waited on and helped with anything and everything. Wonderful resort and a great vacation!
Come here if you want to be pampered."|
Theresa Howarth - September 2007
| ||"The Best Boat Dive Crews In The World!"|
David Dwight Davis - September 2007
| ||"We have our regulators and our trusty old BC's, our fins, mask and snorkel. We are going back to Wakatobi."|
Lloyd & Donna Hale - September 2007
| ||"Perfection on the Banda Sea."|
Michelle Elenbaas - September 2007
| ||"Wakatobi is sheer perfection. Well organized dive operations, the best dive boats (& boat toilets!) I've ever seen, friendly & gracious staff, outstanding food, and perfect remote location with still all the comforts of home.
And of course amazing diving!! Where else do you see a sea snake, octopus, scorpion fish, moray eel and 8 turtles all on the same dive???"|
Lauren Dellechiaie - September 2007
| ||"You don't have to dive to enjoy it!!"|
Wendy Ann Sargent - September 2007
| ||"I just returned from my trip to Bali and Wakatobi and the Pelagian. I really had a brilliant time on both the resort and the boat. I just can't get over how fantastic it was. People were so nice and the food and everything was just so great. I can't believe that all of that is running like that in the middle of "nowhere". I am impressed."|
Janice Nigro - September 2007
| ||"It was an incredible experience in so many ways and without doubt the most beautifully run dive resort of its kind we have every come across. It is impossible to fault it in any way."|
Nick and Wendy Sargent - September 2007
| ||"A truly unforgettable dive vacation."|
Lorna Shriro - September 2007
| ||"Excellent dive operation, efficiently run. Magnificent dive sites. I prefer liveabord diving but for land based, Wakatobi is the best I've experienced."|
Doris Schaffer - September 2007
| ||"Two weeks is not enough - outstanding variety of diving, supportive and smiling staff and comfort that excels."|
Clifford Shaffer - September 2007
| ||"In my 40 years of diving Wakatobi is the best land based operation I have experienced."|
Robert Schaffer - September 2007
| ||"Best Nitrox setup we have ever used"|
Dwight Coles - September 2007
| ||"Wakatobi is the ultimate diving experience. The reefs are healthy, the soft coral is plentiful and colorful, and the fish species are varied and abundant. Every diver should visit Wakatobi resort."|
Jacquelyn Anne Coles - September 2007
| ||"Impressed with your contribution to saving reef, respect for way of life of the island culture."|
Margie M. Straight - September 2007
| ||"Wakatobi easily ranks as one of our top vacations ever!"|
Grant & Amanda Morris - September 2007
| ||"I wish Wakatobi was closer so I could come more often!"|
Kristine Lewandowska - August 2007
| ||"What an amazing place to honeymoon! The personal touches were great. Life above & below the waterline was terrific - I wish I had 10 more days - there is still more to see! "|
Lisa Barnicoat - August 2007
| ||"The constant, unwavering smiles from the local staff and their superb level of service made me feel as if I was pampered in paradise."|
Matt Harris - August 2007
| ||"Our best dive resort ever. Hooray for the pygmy seahorses! "|
John Hale - August 2007
| ||"We have made memories that will last us a lifetime."|
Hazel Green - August 2007
| ||"A divers dream come true. It's nice to see that there as still healthy reefs in the world."|
Thomas Dimock - August 2007
| ||"Wakatobi is the dive trip to exceed your expectations. A+ - a world class resort + dive experience."|
Rebekah Booth - August 2007
| ||"We've been to the best dive sites on earth.
Wakatobi is our first dive site in "Heaven"."|
Richard D. Lind - August 2007
| ||"Looking for healthy vibrant reefs? Wakatobi is the place!"|
Jonathan Creighton - August 2007
| ||"By making our accommodation & food excellent the superb diving become even better. The diving is magic and shows you all the best that can be seen under the water."|
Gillian Manson - August 2007
| ||"One of the best dive resort catering for photography I have ever been to! Congratulations for the organization."|
Mauro Resnitzky - August 2007
| ||"Definitely a place to return to again and again. Lush, healthy rich reefs teaming with life.
Just candy for the eyes and soul."|
Maria Hults - August 2007
| ||"This resort is a divers paradise, even if you are a kid!"|
Rachel Levantovsky - July 2007
| ||"The Wakatobi experience is unforgettable! Every SCUBA diver should experience Wakatobi at least once."|
Charles Hunter Baker - July 2007
| ||"Glad we came back and looking forward to our next trip!"|
Kim-Vy Tran - July 2007
| ||"Wakatobi is the place to be where the tall swaying palms meet the majestic blue sea!"|
Harry Andrew Higgins - July 2007
| ||"A trip to Wakatobi is a once in a lifetime experience … that you can repeat!"|
Michael McDonald - July 2007
| ||"If you want to dive, relax and be pampered Wakatobi is the place!!"|
John A. Shaddy - July 2007
| ||"Our week at Wakatobi was truly memorable – great diving, attentive staff, comfortable accommodations, surprisingly good food. We can recommend it without reservation for those who want great diving and a remote, peaceful adventure."|
Barbara McFarren - July 2007
| ||"Wonderful service, world class diving in a most beautiful setting."|
James Nerli - July 2007
| ||"All the small hassles of diving & living away from home have been removed. Great attention to small details, lovely resort."|
Roger Dunton - July 2007
| ||"There are so many small and wonderful creatures under the surface - bring your specs with you."|
Peter Cooney - July 2007
| ||"A Wonderland u feel colour, tons of tiny lovely and some strange looking fish!"|
Francesca Cooney - July 2007
| ||"Honeymooning in paradise, diving in gorgeous reefs just a few feet away - wow!"|
Lori Bradley - June 2007
| ||"Superior diver operation with individual pampering - a real treat! Dive masters are fantastic critter finders."|
Denise Cipolla - June 2007
| ||"Exceeded my wildest expectations. Most prolific coral reef ecosystem I have seen in years. Awesome!"|
Georgienne Bradley - June 2007
| ||"I felt extremely spoiled … makes me not want to carry my own gear at home. I had a fabulous experience. Thanks for everything!"|
Susan Lovaas - June 2007
| ||"Great diving, excellent dive operations. Overall great location and resort. Food was really nice, exceeding my expectations for a remote dive resort."|
Craig Cipolla - June 2007
| ||"This experience was everything I'd hoped it would be and so much more. The resort and staff were amazing!"|
Julie Falla-Hagood - June 2007
| ||"This is the most peaceful place I have ever been diving - a true tropical paradise."|
Jordan Seldeen - June 2007
| ||"A little piece of heaven in the middle of nowhere, with all the comforts of home."|
Neil Berkowitz - June 2007
| ||"Expect the best & be prepared to have those expectations exceeded by this spectacular experience."|
Garrison Lickle - June 2007
| ||"The ultimate luxury in diving."|
Brian Marcus - June 2007
| ||"Visiting this enchanting place, being with these delightful people, diving these wonderful waters, should be on every diver must do list."|
Ray Ivie - June 2007
| ||"For the diving experience of a lifetime … Go To Wakatobi."|
Pamela Brand - June 2007
| ||"Words can't do Wakatobi justice - as many great things as I read about it, it exceeded my expectations. Thank you for a dream vacation."|
Katherine Foster - June 2007
| ||"I downloaded my photos every day on my computer, there were many. The best shots I made a special folder for and called it Wakatobi Wow!"|
Jodie A. Paine - June 2007
| ||"Wow - what a plan! Some of the best diving & resort services in the World! I can't wait to return to Wakatobi."|
Judith Crews - June 2007
| ||"A top dive resort in a premiere dive site serviced by people who really care."|
Stan Lee Noel - June 2007
| ||"Best place we could of chosen for a honeymoon, so romantic, amazing dive sites, amazing staff, great staff. We can't wait to come back and enjoy Wakatobi a true paradise."|
Wendy Holler - May 2007
| ||"Best house reef of all the resorts I have visited."|
Howard Holland - May 2007
| ||"A snorklers paradise. Thank you for the best vacation ever."|
Adele Sakler - May 2007
| ||"Wakatobi provide the best overall diving vacation I ever had."|
Fred Smith - May 2007
| ||"If you want great diving and wonderful people to take care of you, come to Wakatobi."|
Mitchel Youngblood - May 2007
| ||"The diving is even better then the management says it is."|
Allan Goldberg - May 2007
| ||"Snorkeling at Wakatobi is pure magic! And on of the easiest places I rated number one in the world."|
Andrew Dienes - May 2007
| ||"Un-freakin'-believable! I'm very sad to leave this paradise."|
Beth Charvonia - May 2007
| ||"This was the trip of a life time! I liked everything about Wakatobi! I'll be back!"|
Cherri Giovannini - May 2007
| ||"The house reef is mind blowing."|
Kayla Epley - May 2007
| ||"A wonderful diving experience, great food and accommodation with very friendly staff. I will return as soon as I can everything was first class."|
Mel Butler - May 2007
| ||"Wakatobi is fabulous spot for snorkeling, what a thrill to be in this enormous, beautiful aquarium floating above the divers bubbles."|
Nora Butler - May 2007
| ||"Wakatobi - superb diving, pristine environment, with a eye to marine preservation and community conscience."|
Luise Kaminer - May 2007
| ||"Paradise - above and beneath the water. "|
Beth Morris - May 2007
| ||"To travel so far, and be met with a reward of beautiful diving, warm Indonesian people and a memory of a lifetime makes it all worth while I want more."|
Don Brown - May 2007
| ||"If you don't have the time of your life at Wakatobi you are whacked."|
Robin Altig - May 2007
| ||"Wakatobi land of the cuttle fish."|
Russell Sanoian - May 2007
| ||"Dive boats the best I have ever been on."|
David White - May 2007
| ||"The setting and sunset at Wakatobi are spectacular, but what makes the resort truly first class are the excellent dive guides and warm service of the resort staff."|
Sharon Wada - May 2007
| ||"Want to be pampered? Come see the best there is. Wakatobi is great!"|
Lance Borchardt - May 2007
| ||"Wakatobi is a must for places to go before you die. It is as close as you will ever get to another world."|
Dory Ford - May 2007
| ||"Wakatobi resort is full of kind, friendly and knowledgeable people ready to make your holiday a grand experience. The coral reefs and sea creatures are magnificent and will draw you back again and again!"|
Angelina Galindo - May 2007
| ||"The healthiest, most colourful reefs I have seen - should be on every divers list of places to visit."|
Daniel Delaney - May 2007
| ||"It's hard to believe that in this day and age you can dive such a pristine coral reefs with such comfort and convenience."|
Charles LoBue - May 2007
| ||"The service and attentiveness' of the staff at Wakatobi are second to none. It would be difficult to dive elsewhere now that we have been so spoiled. Thank you for unforgettable week."|
Lisa Ghent - April 2007
| ||"We have definitely been spoilt on this trip. The diving is phenomenal as was the attentiveness of the staff."|
Phillip Ghent - April 2007
| ||"Marine life diversity limitless reef walls, professional staff on and under water make Wakatobi a stunning experience."|
David Lucas - April 2007
| ||"Anytime it can get multiple first sightings on one dive let alone a single trip it has to been a good trip."|
Doug Keim - April 2007
| ||"Most pristine, diverse reef life I've seen. Very well organized like a Swiss watch."|
Sam Bern - April 2007
| ||"The service was fantastic, the entire staff worked hard to make sure you were taken care of."|
Phill Carlson - April 2007
| ||"You just might be the top dive resort in the world. - The colour and health of marine life, corals; the abundance of everything! The amenities at the resort and the superb quality of your staff and dive masters! - Who could ask for more?!"|
Lani Dickson McCoy - April 2007
| ||"It was perfect the first time we came. Now it's even better."|
Herb McCoy - April 2007
| ||"Some people believe that a perfect vacation can not be duplicated but Wakatobi proves them wrong. We spent our honeymoon in fabulous Wakatobi, and we didn't think anything could top that, but our recent stay was even better it was coming home to old friends."|
Rosemary Moss - April 2007
| ||"Best spent vacation dollar ever. Period."|
Todd Moss - April 2007
| ||"The best and healthiest reefs in the world, most variety of fish anywhere. A class five resort."|
Beverly Nason - April 2007
| ||"Wakatobi is a wonderful eco friendly dive resort which I rank within best five in the world. Taking into consideration the coral fish life, accommodations, food, service and dive guides. Keep up the good work."|
Buz Nason - April 2007
| ||"One of my saddest days was leaving Wakatobi. The best diving, the best dive masters and crew. Well worth trip half way around the world."|
Bill Gonzales - April 2007
| ||"The service was so good I almost felt guilty. "|
Rebecca Gordon - April 2007
| ||"Excellent experience I had a wonderful time. The diving was spectacular. Thank you for all the work you do to conserve the reef."|
Diana Braden - April 2007
| ||"To come from the cold North West to Wakatobi was wonderful, we couldn't have asked for a better holiday."|
Paul Miller - April 2007
| ||"Eleven days is not enough."|
Scott Swearingen - April 2007
| ||"I have never had a better dive trip experience."|
David Wahl - March 2007
| ||"Maybe there is a God."|
Carol Hessler - March 2007
| ||"We had a great weeks diving. Service was excellent we only had to fall into the water and dive, this was dive heaven."|
Bart Verlinden - March 2007
| ||"A must see for all serious divers."|
Robert Steinhoff - March 2007
| ||"After 40 years of diving around the world, I've found the best reef, best resort, best staff, greatest house reef and benefit program for the local community and most ecologically sound resort. Bar none I thank you for wonderful 10 days I'll be back next years."|
Paulino Gonzalez - March 2007
| ||"Get ready to eat great food and have no currents to burn of the calories."|
Matthew Lobaugh - March 2007
| ||"This was more than a vacation trip, it was a life experience. I learned and observed so much aquatic life in this 10 days. This resort has given me a gift in magnifying my appreciation for all life sea life, life of the villagers and my own. Thank you."|
Michael Vera - March 2007
| ||"Rarely have we been to a dive location that has it all: Wakatobi does. Excellent staff, accommodation, food organization and dive sites."|
Patricia Steinhoff - March 2007
| ||"The most relaxing and stimulating dive vacation I've ever had. Have no hesitation - you won't regret going. Paradise created & well maintained."|
Leyla Hill - January 2007
| ||"In 31 years of diving, I have never experienced a more professionally run resort ... or such a kaleidoscopic reefs .."|
Kim Genereux - December 2006
| ||"Your staff were wonderful. Made us feel right at home and were always courteous & helpful.
Don Tripp - December 2006
| ||"Overall a great resort - great reefs! Thank you for protecting them"|
Michael C. Schmale - December 2006
| ||"We are spoiled for life, I can't imagine any other place could surpass Wakatobi. The reef is lush and pristine, the fish abundant and the service of the dive staff excellent. I also applaud your efforts to preserve the reef, environment and your care of the island people."|
Kathy Dow - November 2006
| ||"The place is awesome!
The staff is great!
The diving is splendid!"|
Debra S. Smith - November 2006
| ||"A highly professional beautiful resort on an exotic island with magnificent reefs where one is treated well + the trip runs like a Swiss watch from start to finish."|
Marylin Thorpe - November 2006
| ||"This was the best dive vacation experience we've ever had. The quality and variety of coral, fish life and reef creatures were spectacular. The dive experience was definitely beyond expectations."|
George Vincent - November 2006
| ||"This a great place to stay for your honey moon, beautiful, romantic, great service. The underwater life is spectacular and so is the sunset and the starlit sky."|
Pien Hodas - November 2006
| ||"I came to Wakatobi very skeptic but all my expectations were not just filled but exceeded. Don't come looking for big fish, what you will find here is the best reefs with the biggest diversity of critters combined with outstanding service.
And yes it's worth the money!
And it's getting better every day! "|
Roman Rounkle - November 2006
| ||"Trip of a life time.
Amazingly remote with excellent amenities."|
Janet Smith - November 2006
| ||"Thank you for making the reef & your community & the world a better place."|
Mary Kay Buckius - November 2006
| ||"Just three words: Heaven on earth!"|
Bud Meyaard - November 2006
| ||"Wakatobi is the standard against which all dive resorts should be judged - for environmental and social responsibility, service, friendliness and professionalism. Thank you. "|
Peter Lyddon - November 2006
| ||"... best diving in the world and a 4+ star restaurant as a bonus!"|
C. Mark Baker - October 2006
| ||"Best experience ever! Total package!"|
Angela M. Franklin - October 2006
| ||"To be or not to Wakatobi that is the question."|
Otto H. Pflueger - October 2006
| ||"Incredible diving & diversity in marine life. Well worth the long trip from southern California!"|
Kurt Ulrich - October 2006
| ||"We expected great diving & got it but the standard of care made a good trip a great one!"|
Helen Nowicka - October 2006
| ||"There is so much diversity - from pygmy seahorses to turtles and rays. I will never forget the schooling puffer fish & pygmy O !"|
Renee M. Cicchino - October 2006
| ||"Superb diving on pristine reefs, great hospitality & service beyond expectations, we were privileged to experience Wakatobi."|
Martyn Guess - October 2006
| ||"Using your wildest imagination - as to what you can expect from W.D.R. one can't come close to the real thing! Diving staff , accommodation -- are what makes you sad to leave - and thrilled to be back!"|
Lorraine Riscinti - October 2006
| ||"We just returned home from our visit to Wakatobi and we want to go back NOW! It is everything describe and so much more! We couldn't have asked for more. The diving and boats are unlike anything we have ever experienced. Spectacular!"|
Mark & Dar Myers - September 2006
| ||"Eco-friendly diving at its very best. The jewel in Indonesia's diving crown!"|
Catherine Crozier - September 2006
| ||"So many fish - too little time."|
Marie Scheidt - September 2006
| ||"Wakatobi is truly a gem. The resort and staff are really amazing and the days flew by with great diving and wonderful people."|
Nancy & Robert Darmanin - September 2006
| ||"It's a great day to be alive!"|
Bruce Shaffer - September 2006
| ||"Wakatobi is perfect choice for a place to celebrate anniversary."|
Hoa Tran - August 2006
| ||"Super - absolutely super. Wakatobi is a wonderful experience!"|
Tim Mather - August 2006
| ||"Simply paradise! Great diving, great rooms and food, and a superb staff all around."|
C.W. Hobbs - August 2006
| ||"Wonderful, romantic, well-run resort,
I will be back!
Local staff are great, hard working and very sweet!"|
Feney M. Hews - August 2006
| ||"A wonderful week in Paradise!
Resort is very well managed and organized.
Superior service! "|
Chris Jarvie - August 2006
| ||"Truly Waka-wondeful!"|
Peggi-Ann Naccio - August 2006
| ||"The coral world at Wakatobi is most impressive."|
Bernhard Meyer - August 2006
| ||"It has been a privilege to dive such an isolated, pristine coral reef system. The experience was enhanced by the support of a superior team. Truly wonderful."|
John Tisdale - August 2006
| ||"Why go to Disneyland to celebrate when you have Wakatobi?"|
Mason Hereford - August 2006
| ||"A wonderful place to dive for shear beauty + abundance of diversity. A true diver paradise!"|
Helene Rogsay - August 2006
| ||"I didn't think it was possible, but 2nd visit to Wakatobi was even better than the 1st wonderful trip. The staff was great, the food is better than 5 star restaurant and the diving is some of the best in the world."|
Robbie Turner - August 2006
| ||"I feel like I spent a week in Never Never Land.
I shed tears of sadness into my diving mask on my final ascent - that I wouldn't be here tomorrow."|
Carol Kelley - July 2006
| ||"One of the best experiences in my life."|
Laura A. Montgomery - July 2006
| ||"Among the best diving, best organized, and best staff world wide."|
David Haughton - July 2006
| ||"A paradise for under water photographer. Not only is it a target rich environment, but also one of the best on site camera room. "|
Stig Thormodsroel - July 2006
| ||"A beautiful and remote spot with pretty reefs. The staff are all very good and looked after us well."|
Sally de Souza - July 2006
| ||"You would be hard pleased to find a finer spot on this earth. The quality of hospitality of the staff, the great food and accommodation, throw in outstanding diving & you have your self one first class holiday!! "|
Karen E. Wirth - July 2006
| ||"The house reef is under water heaven!"|
Bonita Rodemeyer - July 2006
| ||"Paradise above & below water."|
Catherine Crane - July 2006
| ||"Wakatobi - Pampering from Shore to Sea! Spectacular diving sites & awesome service."|
Kelly A. Richcreek - July 2006
| ||"Land based luxury & liveboard diving.
Maria Sotelo - July 2006
| ||"Excellent diving like on a liveaboard, with all the comfort of a small luxury resort."|
Heinz Keller - July 2006
| ||"So far the best dive holiday we've had!"|
David Kammann - July 2006
| ||"Best dive trip of my life. Boat diving (Western Indo Pacific), best guides + boat crew, safety + pampering, best food, comfortable housing - all for a FAIR price!"|
Dianne M. Strong - July 2006
| ||"I dreamed my dream and then I lived it Wakatobi."|
Karen Doody - June 2006
| ||"Best dive operation (boats, guides, tanks) I've seen in 20 years of diving."|
Natalie Meisler - June 2006
| ||"I wanted an adventure and I got one with first class operation. The reefs were more alive than ever - a testament to your unique vision of world class diving but with a sense of responsibility for the marine life. "|
Dennis L. Pferrer - June 2006
| ||"Staying at Wakatobi was like discovering the joy of diving all over again. It is easily the best dive experience of my life."|
Mitchel Berger - June 2006
| ||"I have never seen a more efficient and professional dive operation from arrival to departure. The dive guides were very aware of their groups and the group's needs. "|
Betty-Boyd Hardy - June 2006
| ||"Dive staff fabulous! Best crew very courteous - best dive operation I've ever experienced. Love the long bottom time and "freedom" in the water. The dives were all spectacular in someway or another. The boats are the best. Loved the boats. "|
Jeri Mihm - June 2006
| ||"We were astonished and all our expectations were exceeded. Well worth traveling half way around the world."|
Deborah S. Zunk - June 2006
| ||"Fantastic place, well run and very good diving. Only short of one thing? Longer Trips."|
John Phillips - June 2006
| ||"After you have dived in Wakatobi, you will never want to dive anywhere else. EVER"|
Kelvin Rwett - June 2006
| ||"Now I'm too spoiled to dive anywhere else!"|
Sue Stone - May 2006
| ||"Live and let Dive"|
Thomas Nonn - May 2006
| ||"Stay at Wakatobi Dive Resort, and dive the beautiful reefs of this lovely Indonesia's archipelago. Your experience, both above and below the water will be unforgettable. "|
Dinesh Nandan - May 2006
| ||"Pinch me ... Am I really here"|
Christina Mary Davies - May 2006
| ||"If you want a total dive vacation, Wakatobi is the place. The diving and dive staff are excellent, the food is five star and support staff are tops! Your every need is taken care here. A great experience and value overall. "|
Michael W. Randolph - May 2006
| ||"One of the best operations I have visited. From the friendly staff providing exceptional service, to food preparation to accommodations truly top notch. Expect to be treated like royalty. Reefs are spectacular."|
Rita L. Williams - May 2006
| ||"The best land based diving in the world."|
Frances E. Mamberry - May 2006
| ||"A tropical resort with fantastic diving that will exceed your expectations in every way. A totally relaxing vacation."|
Perry Bush - May 2006
| ||"The best just keeps getting better!"|
Gary Swearingan - May 2006
| ||"I came to Wakatobi to celebrate my 50th year (and 29th country) of diving and know I made the right decision - the splendid corals and fish, wonderful hospitality and service I experienced here this is not a once in a lifetime destination - it must be repeated."|
Jose Kirchner - May 2006
| ||"Our second visit is hopefully not our last. These are the most beautiful reefs I've seen. You haven't dove until you've dove Wakatobi! "|
Caroline Shaw - April 2006
| ||"The diving and the service at the Resort are both outstanding. Beyond expectations!!!"|
Paul Schmidt - April 2006
| ||"Wakatobi was a great experience. I look forward to coming again. Thanks for everything."|
Debra Hopson - April 2006
| ||"Most beautiful soft coral I've seen anywhere the variety & colors are spectacular. "|
Deborah Driggers - April 2006
| ||"I found exactly what I wanted: Outstanding beautiful coral reef and an incredible biodiversity of fishes! "|
Dieter Grage - April 2006
| ||"You have to try to believe it."|
William Nelson - April 2006
| ||"What a fantastic operation in a equally fantastic place, only exceeded by the fantastic staff. Would highly recommend this be on you "not to be missed" list. "|
Teresa Nelson - April 2006
| ||"World class dive resort. If you like diving Wakatobi is the place. The only thing negative about Wakatobi is you have to leave."|
Jon Hinckley - March 2006
| ||"I have traveled the world surfing & diving and Wakatobi by far has the best house reef wall divers I have ever dived"|
Lucius Foster - March 2006
| ||"Have enjoyed a lot of dive guides in the past. But yours are by far in a class all their own. I'm nothing for a big raise for them all"|
Sarasause Essenpreis - March 2006
| ||"Keep your eyes open because you will miss something. There is just too much to look at on these reefs."|
Darrin Webb - March 2006
| ||"World class dive resort. If you like diving Wakatobi is the place. The only thing negative about Wakatobi is you have to leave."|
Jon Brian Hinckley - March 2006
| ||"I have traveled the world surfing & diving and Wakatobi by far has the best house reef wall dives I have ever dived."|
Lucius Foster - March 2006
| ||"In the 3 years since our last visit to Wakatobi, the corals are healthier and more lush the fish are large and more plentiful. [Your] vision of making a difference has come true"|
Fletcher Forbes - November 2005
| ||"This was our best dive vacation, for diving and accommodation, the whole package. We can't wait to come back for a longer visit!"|
Lily Sim - November 2005
| ||"The boat was the best dive boat I've ever been on, especially for someone with some physical challenges. Great attention to detail by all staff.
Wakatobi pulls together the best of land & liveaboard advantages into a fantastic package. And did I mention the diving is more than fantastic!"
Terri Odeneal - November 2005
| ||"Wakatobi is the best, It's better than all the rest!! "|
Elaine Sawyer - October 2005
| ||"We've been diving for 20 years+ this was the best total experience ever, diving, macro + micro flora + fauna, hospitality + responsiveness "|
Ray Peacoe - October 2005
| ||"Overall, I was very impressed with the level of service, the quality of the food and accommodation, but most of all the quality of the coral reefs! Kudos to you for working well with the local community and setting up the reef conservation program."|
Richard Ranieri - October 2005
| ||"Wakatobi Island + resort staff far exceed my expectations! Very organized, great food, clean facility + exceptional diving. "|
Martin Fritzsching - October 2005
| ||"Once again Wakatobi staff exceeded our expectations"|
Peter Zent - October 2005
| ||""It's paradise, paradise!" I'll send you the song! Thanks you all for lovely resort experience with kind hearted staff, expert dive masters (the best in the world!) and the most comfortable boat & diving available on the planet! "|
Donna Pierson - October 2005
| ||"The reef is exceptionally alive & diverse. Fish and life was plentiful and approachable. This is my second trip."|
Mark Vanderlinden - October 2005
| ||"Our first visit to Wakatobi was a 10 day trip in October 2002. During that trip we met [Lorenz] and learned of [his] future plans and dreams for the resort, experienced the outstanding diving, saw first hand the beautiful reefs, marine life, savored the delicious food and enjoyed the exceptional service from your entire staff. As we left, we felt that Wakatobi was something special, a place very different from any other dive resort. Next time we would stay longer and hoped when we did return we would find the conditions at the resort as good or better.
Well, we returned for 17 days in October 2005. We were not disappointed. You have done an outstanding job increasing the capacity of the resort without harming the diving or service. The 20+ bungalows are very nicely situated. Each bungalow is a first rate accommodation. The addition of desalinated water for drinking and bathing, telephone and internet services are way and above what anyone would expect in this isolated area. The reef is alive and growing, better then 2002. The soft corals are denser, the colors more vibrate. There are more critters today than 2002 and many new critters we saw for the first time. There are bigger fish, more schools of larger fish, proof positive that your Marine Conservation and Community Development efforts are working. The dive operation has always been good, but it’s better now. The new larger boats make preparing for the dives and the entry into and out of the water much easier. The food, drink and toilet amenities on the boats and Nitrox are all positive changes. The personnel you have working the dive operation are outstanding. From the dive masters, to the boat captains, crew and the support people, filling tanks, carrying tanks, etc… are awesome. They are very professional and are there to help with anything you need, with a smile. The food, what can we say, WOW, the menu is great, the preparation is great and the service in the dining area is outstanding. We liked the many choices and variety in the menu. The personnel from the cooks, to all the kitchen support staff were great. When you finish the new kitchen and dining room it will be perfect.
Well, as you see we enjoyed our 17 days and look forward to our next Wakatobi Adventure. We thank you again for providing such a wonderful place for people to dive and for being such a good host. "
Arline & Tom White - October 2005
| ||"Thank you for your vision of an eco-friendly resort supporting both nature and the community. Much success. I hope to return."|
Jean Morris - October 2005
| ||"Top notch operation. The guides and staff are the best I have ever seen, very helpful and friendly and all worked incredibly well together. The care and preservation of the reefs is obvious, well done!! Lots of nice touches everywhere. I will be back, keep up the excellent service! Thank you! :-)"|
Kirsten Harlan - October 2005
| ||"Wakatobi is a fantastic place to come and visit again and again. A vacation so worth the journey you will be planning your next trip before you leave. If you do a trip, you won't forget Wakatobi for a long time, if ever."|
Anna Lackey - October 2005
| ||"If you are a snorkeler don't miss this place! Wakatobi is The best snorkeling we have experienced."|
Alan and Susan Redington - October 2005
| ||"The best time of my life! A memorable way to share a holiday."|
Sharon Ahrens - October 2005
| ||"Worth traveling half way around the world for well worth it. A jewel of a secret."|
Paul Solomon - October 2005
| ||"We've been diving for 20 years, all over the world, and this was the best total experience ever, diving, macro + micro, flora + fauna, hospitality + responsiveness"|
Ray Peacoe - October 2005
| ||"I felt a part of something more than a fine dive experience; a clearly successful program to make the resort an integrated piece of a larger effort of community and environmental accountability"|
Christina Kauffman - September 2005
| ||"Wakatobi is an incredible paradise in the tropical islands of Indonesia. I have dived the major areas of the world and this is by far the best coral reefs in the world, with huge numbers of fish. A wonderful array of critters. I recommend it to all and I will return "|
Richard Nason - September 2005
| ||"If you are looking for superb diving on pristine reefs at a location that is truly beautiful, then Wakatobi is the only choice. Their commitment to preserve this very special place is only surpassed by the glorious colors and enormous biodiversity "|
Jody Thompson - September 2005
| ||"Our honeymoon stay at Wakatobi was magical. We were treated to a special private moonlight meal we'll never forget. Everything about this wonderful place is first rate and it will now be anniversary destination for the years to come. Thank you Wakatobi. "|
Rosemary Dowe - September 2005
| ||"This is a very special experience one has in Wakatobi. Guests are spoiled by a fantastic, competent staff. My deep appreciation goes to dive guides and to our very skilled captain. The best thing of all is to know you are there to keep protecting these wonderful reefs. "|
Fuesenta Castillo - September 2005
| ||"Wakatobi provides diving on pristine reefs with little interference from humans. It is here that saw our biggest nudibranch and our smallest seahorse. We will be back!"|
Linda Anderson - September 2005
| ||"This was a dream vacation for my husband and me. The Wakatobi resort is the perfect ideal of a dive resort. Lush and dense reefs packed with gorgeous coral gardens, amazing critters and beautiful marine life, right in front of your bungalow or a short, pleasant boat ride away. The expertise and passion off the staff for the ocean life ensured that we take away with even greater appreciation of the wonderful underwater world "|
Kathryn Sudol - September 2005
| ||"While the resort prides itself in serving up a feast for underwater photographers, the best of Wakatobi cannot be reduced to still images. Planting fresh tracks across a perfect beach each morning, passing under the arch of the wind-sculpted palms, seeing well-traveled divers chatter and tell stories like children as they gear up, and descending wide-eyed into an aquascape so majestic that you must remind yourself to keep breathing. These are the memories I will have the privilege to carry with me always "|
Ryan Sudol - September 2005
| ||"The dive & snorkeling sites are as beautiful as what you see in photographs in books! Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! "|
Cindy Peterson - September 2005
| ||"Everything about Wakatobi Dive Resort is first class. The staff are very attentive both above & below water. The reefs are fantastic & there is no better diving in the world. "|
Darlene DeLancey - September 2005
| ||"A perfect diving destination. Underwater flora & fauna is excellent, the best I have seen so far. Above water, every detail is taken care of. One of a kind. Highly recommended even for jaded diver/traveller. "|
Eilin Sze Hui Hee - September 2005
| ||"From primitive/rustic beginnings to a fine first-class operation: always a favorite & now improved with comfort features, wonderful food & a top notch set of staff. Fine tuned with guest needs met. I'll be back! "|
Carol Herrlie, Owner Pathways to Adventure Travel (4 time guest, total days - September 2005
| ||"Wakatobi - there is magic here! Thank you for sharing your island with us - we will never forget our experience! "|
Candy Armstrong - September 2005
| ||"Paradise at the end of the road. "|
Sharon Anne Bormann - September 2005
| ||"In the 13 years I have been diving, Wakatobi is the best resort I have ever visited. "|
Douglas Armstrong - September 2005
| ||"I've been to PNG, the Red Sea, the Coral Sea - Wakatobi beats them all!! "|
Michael Canzoneiro - September 2005
| ||"Indonesia's temple for divers "|
Wanda Rowan - September 2005
| ||"An awesome playground for the ecologically minded diver who is looking for a bit of "pristine" bliss. "|
Don Mitchell - September 2005
| ||"I have traveled all over the world and have seen beautiful places & beaches, but nothing compares to Wakatobi Dive Resort, absolutely breath taking. "|
Lachelle Koester - September 2005
| ||"When you're done at Wakatobi, be prepared for a shock as nothing else in the world will come close to this adventure in diving. Shear sensory overload! "|
Ron Koester - September 2005
| ||"Wakatobi is my best diving experience to date. I had less than 25 dives on arrival and was apprehensive about diving with so many experienced divers. The crew put me at ease and made it easy and fun to reacquaint myself with the sport."|
Betsy King - September 2005
| ||"I've never been so sad leave to leave a holiday. Wakatobi is truly a special place with not only special diving but also with exceptional people. You combine luxury, eco-consciousness, diving knowledge & good relations with the local area in a unique way. You take into account all the needs of your guests: transport equipment for diving, a camera room & film processing, vegetarian diets (even on the plane!), children, honeymoons and proposals. The only thing we wish we had is two more weeks! :-) Now, we're in search of an emotional decompression chamber.... The whole Wakatobi team made our honeymoon perfect. "|
Alice Kuo Shippee - August 2005
| ||"Always sad to leave that little piece of heaven called Wakatobi. Every diver should visit Wakatobi at least once in their life time. The one-shore and diving experience puts other resorts to shame. Wakatobi Dive resort is in a different league. "|
Alex Mucha - August 2005
| ||"An impeccable program with staff who have learned your needs before you have any. Paradise revised and improved."|
Sandra Rudnick - August 2005
| ||"A magnificent dive resort carved out of the jungle. We were all in awe of the achievement first class diving, food, people-everything."|
James Foley - August 2005
| ||"The overall experience was excellent. The island has a magical feeling. Even without the diving experience, the resort has a holistic restful feeling. The diving was superb. Though I am a fairly novice diver. The dive guides and staff were extremely helpful and friendly. I am fully in awe of what you have accomplished in creating this resort. In light of your concern with the local economy and environmental preservation, I feel my money was well spent."|
Michael Dalali - August 2005
| ||"Gorgeous resort and unbelievable house reef, but it is the friendliness of the staff that will leave the most unbelievable impression. The fact that we all looked back longingly toward there resort as we left in the plane should say it all."|
Scott Friedman - August 2005
| ||"Thank you to Wakatobi and her surrounding ocean for sharing your vast treasures. The fact that we were able to relax on a vacation with our two year old is testimony to this wondrous spot!"|
Darcy Spears - August 2005
| ||"The Wakatobi dive resort team has raised the bar by setting the highest level of service and attention to detail for dive resorts worldwide."|
William Otten - July 2005
| ||"The spirit of Wakatobi elevates the dive experience from underwater tourist to community member of the sea and all her inhabitants. It is truly a place of magic. "|
Moira Fuhr - July 2005
| ||"The best and most organized diving experience I have experienced (25 years of diving experience). "|
Mark Walker - July 2005
| ||"Wakatobi is an island paradise, a place that is run with such care and efficiency you can completely let go and just drink it all in. "|
Wendy Haines - July 2005
| ||"The total resort. Luxury in the remotest dive location. Jaw dropping dives. This is it! "|
Susan Dair - July 2005
| ||"Wakatobi provided us calm serenity- underwater, above the water, within our minds and within our souls "|
Marc Duggan - July 2005
| ||"The experience was one of the best land-based scuba trips we've had in 16 years of world-wide diving. "|
Stephen Back - July 2005
| ||"This was an excellent diving experience. Our dive masters worked extremely hard to find a variety of sea life to point out of us that we would completely miss on our own. I feel privileged to have been able to come to Wakatobi and I am deeply impressed by the positive effect that the resort is having on the surrounding communities and the coral reef."|
Lynn Pasnik - May 2005
| ||"So much about Wakatobi is above and beyond excellent! Thank you. "|
Suzette Baker - May 2005
| ||"Wakatobi is among the best dive resorts world wide. Best most healthy and abundant coral in the world-take it from one who knows! "|
David Houghton, Owner of Aqua Safaris - May 2005
| ||"Wakatobi is more than a dive resort with great reefs and dive spots. The Wakatobi team has created an oasis in an increasingly commercialized dive business. The "Wakatobi Model" of integrating environmental objectives within their tourism model is commendable. It's great too see there still exist people who approach the business and concept of dive resort this way. Wish there were more..."|
Christian Mueller - May 2005
| ||"To say Wakatobi has the finest house reef in the world, only captures a silver of the grand experience that is Wakatobi"|
John David Teschler - April 2005
| ||"We had heard wonderful things about Wakatobi before we booked this trip... all of our expectations were met. The diving was excellent, it was great to see such healthy and extensive reef systems. The amenities, food, service, etc. were excellent"|
Zenia Tata - April 2005
| ||"The staff is great and actually the food is mind blowing considering the remoteness of Wakatobi. Beef fillet, smoked marlin, pastries, fresh salad almost to the very end. No one went hungry; an amazing feat of logistical support. We had 2 birthday cake parties. Beautiful. The breads are amazing. The entire staff really works and it shows. They really care. I like Wakatobi and I will get busy on a group.
Edward Fedoruk - GourmetDivers.com - March 2005
| ||"Returning to Wakatobi has opened my eyes to the effects of the conservation efforts outcome. It has been 2 years and I distinctly saw a difference in the coral growth & fish life. All the soft corals were much more plentiful and many more fish!"|
Susan Pantle - January 2005
| ||"My expectations of Wakatobi were extremely high as this resort came highly recommended. I'm glad to say the resort and everyone involved here have easily surpassed all expectations."|
Shane Blatti - December 2004
| ||"Thank you Wakatobi Team for one of our most beautiful trips! The organization was just perfect, and still there was an atmosphere of joy and friendship."|
Werner & Silke Tod, Boblingen, Germany - December 2004
| ||"Blimey!!! What a resort!! So good we had to stay on for another trip!! Thanks to all the staff who made me and misses feel so special on our honeymoon. It's been awesome."|
Jez and Mel, Southhampton, England - December 2004
| ||"At a time when we are fearful for the future of our oceans and their amazing contents, it is reassuring to experience a stewardship and example of the responsible way to bring our underwater treasures to divers. Wakatobi does it better than we have ever experienced."|
Richard and Lisa Kreischer - November 2004
| ||"Absolutely the best reef I've ever seen in 20+ years of diving. Food, crew and all the workers were the best--so friendly and accommodating."|
Sharon & Kent, Colorado - November 2004
| ||"Wonderful diving, fantastic service & food! We will be back soon. "|
Dennis & Sally Polack, South Africa - November 2004
| ||"Had a great time. Best diving in 20 years! Wonderful crew & dive masters. Great food and comfortable room. Will definitely be back!"|
Jan Hanson, Colorado - November 2004
| ||"This is certainly the Best! Great, great diving; wonderful staff; friendly people; beautiful island; super food. thanks for a terrific week!"|
Sally Blanchard, Colorado - November 2004
| ||"This is truly paradise on earth! The staff, the reef, the critters have made this trip a perfect experience. You have done a superb job of working with the people & saving the reefs, so all can bring our grandchildren back for this unique opportunity"|
Mark Moser, Colorado - October 2004
| ||"Just wonderful--the staff was so friendly and helpful from top on down--a real feeling of teamwork and ownership. A pleasure to experience the concern and love for the reef."|
Margie and Mickey Gershtenson, Colorado - October 2004
| ||"It's still magic after the second visit here. Thank you to all the staff both on land & underwater for a fantastic time. The peace here is wonderful. We look forward to our third visit!"|
Jan & Mike Maloney, Kent, England - September 2004
| ||"First and foremost, thank you for a truly wondrous experience. The total experience of the people, the food, the idyllic location & of course, the diving, surpassed anything I've ever seen & done. The conservation & community projects undertaken here are truly progressive."|
Deanna LaSusa Hotchner, Illinois - September 2004
| ||"A very special place with one of the most pristine reefs I have ever seen. Apart from fantastic diving, the food and service were second to none. We are counting on you to keep up the good work."|
Steward Elford, Colorado - September 2004
| ||"We do not have enough adjectives to describe this trip--wonderful, excellent, fantastic, exhilarating, relaxing, helpful, out of this world. 7 days are not enough. The reefs are incredible--we have never seen corals in such pristine condition. This is eco-tourism at its peak."|
Mark and Sue - August 2004
| ||"The Wakatobi dream continues. In August 2000 when I first traveled to Wakatobi, [Wakatobi's] dream of a world-class dive resort was in the beginning of its realization. Four years later the resort and diving are among the best in the world. More fish, more corals."|
Jeremy McDonald - August 2004
| ||"Thank you for everything you did to make our honeymoon so special. Wakatobi is the best and most beautiful place for diving we've ever been to, and we are sure to come back."|
Tina & Juan, Austria - August 2004
| ||"Wakatobi is the best place in the world. I really enjoyed diving here. Food was wonderful and all you guys are amazing people."|
Zhanna, Latvia - August 2004
| ||"Wow, the diving was fantastic, every staff person from the dive guides, boat hands, cooks, even the person that cleaned the room went out of their way to make Wakatobi an incredible destination"|
Murray Post, Sarasota, Florida - June 2004
| ||"Without doubt the best dive holiday so far. Everything was perfect."|
Gary Hicking, UK - June 2004
| ||"Wakatobi is an amazing place! The variety and beauty of the sponges and corals is overwhelming."|
Eugene and Gerda Viljoen, South Africa - June 2004
| ||"The Wakatobi experience was more than a dream come true, it was magical honeymoon."|
Denise Taylor-Carey, New York - June 2004
| ||"I have relaxed to a new level! I may never be able to function in my world again."|
Marc Bernardi, Colorado - May 2004
| ||"This was the 1st trip we've booked w/o using a travel agent. We're happy to report everything can extremely smooth from the time we arrived into Bali until we departed. The Wakatobi staff did an excellent job of making our stay in Indonesia a pleasure with no worries."|
Richard Ferguson, Texas - May 2004
| ||"I addition to amazingly beautiful reefs, short boat rides, and lots of fish and critters, Wakatobi provided incredibly attentive and friendly service. The whole experienced was A-1!"|
Helene Dublisky, California - May 2004
| ||"Thank you so much for everything, what a wonderful place! All you dive guides, staff, the crew and the children in the little village have been so nice to us! You have done something incredible!"|
Anne Marie, Hans, Kristina - April 2004
| ||"Superb dive operation. Both dive masters and boat crew were outstanding. The setting is tropical paradise with spectacular corals and marine life a few fin strokes away day or night - can't wait to come back!"|
Katie Stoyka of Reef and Rainforest, California - April 2004
| ||"Excellent Snorkeling at the all dive sites."|
Andrew Germain, California - April 2004
| ||"Wakatobi's reef is pristine and beautiful. Dive sites like Lorenzo's delight and Blade are absolutely ideal for wide angle photography. The pygmy seahorses at Waiiti ridge are so cute that many of us almost run out of NDT in taking picture of them. There is an excellent trouble-free camera transport service provided by the local staff."|
Timothy So, Hong Kong - April 2004
| ||"Escape to a kaleidoscope of soft corals and sponges as big as a man while admiring schools of bumphead [parrot] fish and pygmy seahorses the size of a grain of rice. Rediscover the marvels of the ocean!"|
Gertruida Viljoen, South Africa - April 2004
| ||"This was my retirement trip and do think it is a great start to the rest of my life. Can not think of a better place and all were great."|
Russ Gurdy - December 2003
| ||"I just wanted to drop a line and let everyone know that it was the best diving experience I've had in over 6,000+ dives and 20 years of sport diving! Keep up the good work - I'll be planning our next trip there soon! Thanks to all!!!! I'll spread the word best of the best!!"|
Gary Swearingen, Texas - November 2003
| ||"Many thanks for providing the "Peebles Family" with the trip of a lifetime! What a fabulous reef that I support your conservation & preservation efforts 100%"|
Debbie Peebles, Colorado - October 2003
| ||"My son kept telling me how great Wakatobi is. He was right. The diving was absolutely superb! The staff was personable, helpful and most knowledgeable."|
LeRoy Pattison - October 2003
| ||"The more I dive Wakatobi the more I am amazed at the shear beauty and proliferation of underwater species. The dive guides are able to spot things that don't even seem to be there."|
Dave Blatt, Boulder, Colorado - October 2003
| ||"Wakatobi failed, a second time, to disappoint me! The reef seems even healthier than my last visit only one year ago. Truly a credit to the management and staff of this "world class" dive resort."|
Steve Weaver, Weaver's Dive&Travel, Colorado - October 2003
| ||"I will definitely come back to this wonderful place. The corals are amazing. Thanks to all the staff and their great service."|
Suzanne Enarsson - September 2003
| ||"Without a doubt the finest dive experience from a lifetime of travels worldwide. Not one sour note--an obvious result of caring and attentive management. "|
Walt Brenner, Pennslyvania - September 2003
| ||"With Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I've only begun to scratch the surface of all the "thank you's" that are due to all the staff of Wakatobi. You all bend over backwards to make certain that our visits are as easy and care-free as possible thereby allowing us to drink in the beauty of the Wakatobi reefs and wildlife...Thank you!"|
Bud Meyaard, Massachusetts - September 2003
| ||"After eight visits, and more than 300 dives logged on these reefs, I'm confident to report to you that the diving at Wakatobi is truly excellent. In fact, this time around the reefs seemed to be 'fishier' than ever."|
Ken Knezick - Owner, Island Dreams Travel, Texas - August 2003
| ||"Thanks for the best dive trip of my life. Simply amazing! See you again soon!"|
Jason Heller, UnderwaterPhotos.net - August 2003
| ||"So much has been said about the diving at Wakatobi, but what struck us was the way the resort is run. The staff are undoubtedly Wakatobi’s greatest asset. They are true professionals, and ensure that everything runs like clockwork."|
Maria and Phil Baxter, UK - May 2003
| ||"Over the past few years, I've been lucky enough to dive in some of the best places in Asia. I've dived with whaleshark in Thailand, the hammerheads in Layang-Layang, the turtles and bumpheads of Sipadan, the manta at Sangalaki, the spectacular coral in Manado and the critters of Lembeh. I thought Asia had nothing more to offer me. I was wrong. Wakatobi is the most complete dive destination I've visited. The intensity and diversity of both the coral and the animal life is just mind-blowing."|
Paul Cooper, UK - April 2003
| ||"Many have referred to Wakatobi as the “Island at the End of the World”. For me, it is by far the most remote, untouched, pristine, dive destination I have ever visited in my 13 years of diving."|
Charlene Colella, Massachusetts - April 2003
| ||"Wakatobi is a great place to dive. If you have never been to Indonesia, you must realize that it is a magical place. Everyone who loves diving should dive somewhere in Indonesia at least once. This was our second trip to Indonesia and our first to Wakatobi, which lived up to its reputation. "|
Vicki Mills - April 2003
| ||"Okay, here's my honest to goodness testimonial. I didn't even have to twist my own arm.....I would like to sum up my Wakatobi dive vacation in one word. Unfortunately, I don't know which word to use..... Maybe it should be 'great' or 'terrific' or 'fabulous'. Or maybe it should be 'stupendous'. I can't decide.... But let's just say that it was 'the-best-darn-vacation-I-ever-had.'"|
Gary Cicatti, USA - April 2003
| ||"Fantastic reefs, wonderful diving, we liked it very much and will come again."|
Daniela Rainer, Germany - April 2003
| ||"A remote paradise with pristine reef diving not to be missed!!"|
Charlene Colella, USA - April 2003
| ||"Just want to tell you that Wakatobi was the best dive experience I've ever had. I almost cried several times, it was so beautiful! I would love to come again. I didn't know such beautiful places existed. Thank you!"|
Adriana Uken, USA - March 2003
| ||"My amazement at the beauty of Wakatobi's reefs is surpassed only by my amazement of how you're able to run such a HIGH quality operation at so remote a location. My hat is off to you! Thank you very much for a most memorable 11 days."|
Bud Meyaard, USA - November 2002
| ||"Wakatobi is an amazing destination. It has miles of untouched reefs with a great diversity of soft and hard coral, as well as a large collection of the elusive critters of the Indo Pacific. One of the best and most versatile opportunities is the house reef right off the beach, accessible 24-hours a day."|
Kathleen and Delf Hedde, California - November 2002
| ||"Diving at Wakatobi is just like swimming in an underwater garden. The variety of soft and hard corals is so numerous and colorful. There are anemones everywhere in many different hues, all filled with clown fish. Reef fish are everywhere - all varieties and all colors."|
Sean O'Shea, Illinois - November 2002
| ||"Absolutely awesome diving - truly an underwater garden. The staff was very helpful and fun and eager to show us cool critters. The food was excellent, I'm sure I've gained at least 10 lbs!! My husband and I will definitely return to Wakatobi."|
Jenny Clayton & John Richardson, Washington State - November 2002
| ||"As a professional underwater photographer, I've traveled all over this continent. I consider Wakatobi one of the TOP FIVE dive destinations in the world! If you want pristine reefs, incredible colors with tons of fish…plus a fabulous staff all set in a remote, beautiful island, WAKATOBI is it!"|
Beverly Factor, California - November 2002
| ||"Wakatobi is a superb marine life dive destination. It has the fish life, soft and hard coral reefs, and various marine environments for all types of critters. The resort supports shore, wall, drift and moored dives."|
Frank Burek, Texas - November 2002
| ||"Jacques Cousteau was right…this is the best reef in the world. Each dive brings on another set of truly wondrous sights. It is a long way from Oregon but the connections were well arranged and I would do it again in a minute."|
Steve Denney, Oregon - November 2002
| ||"Wakatobi is a very special place. I am so moved by the gorgeous reefs and the incredible care and responsibility of Wakatobi's staff use to protect it. It is such a perfect blend of tourism and nature. Thanks for a memorable experience... I will be back! "|
Steve Weaver, Weavers Dive & Travel, Colorado - September 2002
| ||"I have been talking about Wakatobi since 1998 when I first heard about it. Now after having been here for 7 days I realize, it must be paradise!! I have never seen corals in this condition before. Thanks to ALL the staff for an amazing experience!!! "|
Per Lagerberg, Discovery Travel, Sweden - September 2002
| ||"Coral is world class, more than that, it's one of the two best I have ever seen. Diving staff is fantastic and I have no words to enough praise Tina. Everybody is kind and helpful and friendly. Food is great. What can you wish more? "|
Alfieri Maserati, Italy - September 2002
| ||"There is no question in my mind that the house reef is the best house reef available at any dive resort in the world"|
James Watt - Professional photographer - December 2001
| ||"We have never seen any [divesites] as consistently lovely as the [ones] around Wakatobi. The reefs are some of the healthiest we have ever seen and the fish life is profuse and varied. We are just blown away by the beauty and life around the resort. The staff is excellent and the operation runs flawlessly. Feels like we could stay here forever."|
Burt Jones and Maurine Shimlock - UW photographers, US - October 2001
| ||"Congratulations from one of your old guests. Since I saw the construction site at an early stage, I know you have achieved the impossible. It should rank as the eighth wonder of the world [regarding the opening of the Wakatobi Airstrip]."|
Terje Sundejohnsen - Norway - July 2001
| ||"Excellent local and expat staff. Experience was true to claims - Important! So well-run that I (as a group leader) could focus on the diving... Bali office did a good job with our trip arrangements."|
Ronald Deutch - USA (Lives in Indonesia) - May 2001
| ||"[Wakatobi Dive Resort is] an environmentally sensitive resort that works diligently to be conscious of its island hosts & their customs while striving to educate the local community about its reefs and the need to find a balance between fishing tradition and sustainability. Keep doing what you're doing!!!"|
Mr David Bransten - USA - April 2001
| ||"Absolute fantastic experience. Diving was the best, food excellent and the staff couldn't be better!! I wish you all success in developing and PRESERVING this incredible area!! Thanks for everything!"|
Paul Winslow, USA - August 2000
| ||"The diving is the best in the 28 years under water and the holistic approach you’ve brought to creating a portal on this magical world for divers is a role model for environmentally sustainable dive tourism. Your sensitivity to achieving a balance between environmentally and economically logical solutions for the local population is unique."|
Barbara Vasquez - June 1999
| ||"Un-trampled. un-complicated, un-commercial, un-spoilt & un-surpassed. With 5,800++ dives covering over 40 countries throughout the world, it is such a pure pleasure to know such places as Wakatobi still exist. A spectacular gem, rarely found throughout the oceans of our planet. Wakatobi certainly offers the purest form of diving holiday."|
Bob Goddess, founder Tropical Adventures - October 1999
| ||"This was not at all what I had expected. It was a lot better. The excellent diving, wow! I cannot imagine that it can get better."|
Terje Sundejohnsen - July 1999
| ||"At last a place that lives up to its claim! A diving location to suit the most ardent diver. Wakatobi is unlimited diving at its best. If you look hard enough you can find just about everything you desire. Awe inspiring reef life so pristine that it is hard to envision. "|
Dave Hosley - October 1998
| ||"The condition of the reefs, the corals, sponges and tunicates, is outstanding and truly beyond description. Although large pelagics are relatively rare, the diversity and number of tropical fish, nudibranchs, and other invertebrates more than compensates. "|
Steve Werlin and Linda Otterson - September 1998
| ||"This is the epicentre of biodiversity in the world - it doesn’t get any better than this!"|
John Q.Trigger, Editor Undercurrent Magazin - October 1997
| ||"Wherever I go for diving around the world, there is only one spot in my heart. It is Wakatobi. They say Indonesia is the epicenter of global marine biological diversity. I say Wakatobi is the heart of this epicenter."|
Zafer Kizilkaya - October 1997
| ||"After 10 years of diving and more than 500 dives, we still were able to find a lot of 'new' fish and others here at Wakatobi. What’s most suprizing the most of them just in front of the resort. Our great wish, may this place stay as it is!"|
Robert Degenhart - January 1997
| ||""Waka" Wonderful Week!"|
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