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Getting to Wakatobi by Air

Getting to Wakatobi is easy, despite our remoteness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
we fly you the last leg of the journey on a chartered private plane to the resort's own airport!

Steps to getting to Wakatobi:

✔ The international flight to Bali         Google Earth Placemark
You will need to make an international flight from your gateway city to Bali Indonesia. Several airlines operate convenient flights from both the East and West coast of the US and Europe. In most cases, your flight to Bali will involve a full day of travel and the crossing the international date line (if traveling from the US).

More about the international flight . . .

✔ Overnight stay in Bali
Both of our charter flights will leave Bali BEFORE any international flights arrive in Bali, therefore same day connections are not possible. You will need to spend at least one night in Bali. This hotel stay also allows you to rest from your long flight and adjust to the time changes. In fact, we recommend that you try to fit in at least 3-4 days in Bali as it's one of the most beautiful, serene and amazing tropical islands in the world.

More about staying in Bali . . .

✔ Chartered private plane(s) to Wakatobi         Google Earth Placemark
The last leg of your journey to Wakatobi will be a VIP flight on a private chartered plane to the resort's own airport. We usually have two planes - one leaves early in the morning and the other leaves around noon. Your trip itinerant and resort package will determine which flight you are scheduled to go on. The flight takes approximately two and a half hours. On board you will be served a snack and drinks by our flight attendants while you enjoy the beautiful scenery of Lombok's Rinjani volcano and the offshore reefs and atolls en route to Wakatobi.

More about the private charter flight . . .



More about the international flight to Bali . . . .

International flights to Bali from the US and Europe are easily arranged with any of these most popular carriers. Many of these air carriers have packages that include discounts with Bali Hotels.

  • Singapore Airlines
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Malaysian Airlines
  • Japan Airlines
  • China Airlines
  • EVA Air
  • Qatar Airlines
  • Thai Airways

If you're traveling from the US:
When traveling from the US down to Bali it will take a whole day (approximately 19hrs of flying). You will be flying over the international dateline. This means that you will be loosing a calendar day coming to Bali and gaining a calendar day returning home. The important dates to remember are the dates you need to be in Bali and the date you will be leaving Bali. Your airline professional will work out the schedule.

If you're traveling from Europe:
Your flight time to Bali will be less (approximately 15-17 hours) and no crossing of the international date line is required.

Arrival in Bali:
When you arrive in Bali after your international flight we will have staff on hand as soon as you step out onto the tarmac. They will guide you through immigration and customs and help you find your check in luggage.

Once you reach your hotel please telephone our Wakatobi HQ office Tel: 759 669 from your local hotel phone or +62 361 759 669 from your own mobile (cell phone) or, after business hours, call our mobile number either 081 2381 1084 (locally), or +62 81 23 81 1084 from your mobile. Please confirm your hotel, telephone and room number so that if we need to convey a message we know where to find you. After a comfortable night in one of Bali's great hotels you will, on Day 1, get to enjoy a scenic flight over volcanic lakes, shimmering atolls and coral-filled waters to our resort.


More about staying in Bali . . . .

Bali is one of the most amazing tropical islands in the world. Here you can enjoy everything from superb spa treatments, village tours, great shopping, massages, beach walks, surfing, rafting, volcano and rice field treks and more. Accommodations range from 5 star resort hotels to family owned home stays.

Contact our concierge staff at office@wakatobi.com. They will assist you with arrangements for a wonderful stay in Bali. Be sure to ask about our The Hidden Life of East Bali tour.

Experience Bali to its fullest by opting for our "Best Friends in Town" privilege services.

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 photos by T. Parson

Bali Scenery


More about the private charter flight(s) . . . .

The Wakatobi Charter

On the day your Wakatobi trip starts, you will need to get to the domestic departure terminal of Denpasar airport (there is only one major airport in Bali) where our staff will take care of you. Our staff will meet you outside the terminal with entry passes, and staff inside the terminal will assist you through check-in and escort you to the VIP lounge while you wait to board the flight. Snacks and refreshments are available with our compliments.

Please ensure to be on time. Wakatobi provides a special Wakatobi-guest-only check-in service for our chartered flight to the resort. Our staff will be at the airport in the morning to assist you with your luggage and ensure that everything runs smoothly. You do not need to carry a ticket or boarding pass - your name will do. If you have paid your Resort Package, you will be welcomed!

After an effortless check-in, you will proceed to the upstairs executive airport lounge where you can enjoy freshly brewed coffee, tea and pastries while getting to know your fellow travellers and get any queries answered by our staff. Once your luggage has been taken onboard the airplane it will be your turn to embark. Before you know it you'll be seated in the very comfortable charter airplane on your way to Wakatobi. After take-off the airplane will rise toward cruising altitude while letting you enjoy the spectacular aerial views of Bali and the neighbouring Lombok Island.

VIP waiting lounge


VIP Flight Service

Arrival @ Wakatobi

Wakatobi Dive Resort Wakatob Bungalow

As the plane softly touches ground in Wakatobi on our neighbouring island of Tomia our resort staff will be on hand to assist with all your bags and equipment while you can take in the first sights of the tropical island and it's people. From the airfield there's a 10 minute mini bus ride to the harbour from where our dive boats will take you to the resort (approx. a 15 min. boat ride). You'll be in the resort in time for a welcome drink and a general familiarisation tour.

Return to Bali

Too soon the time will come to leave us and for you to make your way home and after a soothing, exciting and fun holiday at Wakatobi our transfer boats (and vans) will take you our Tomia airstrip (you will be offered breakfast or brunch in the resort before departure).

Our charter flight(s) will arrive in Bali before 16:00h, and therefore international flights connections are possible after 18:00h. You can catch a connecting flight home the evening of your arrival back in Bali (if available) ... or you can elect to continue your holiday for a few days in Bali. We can direct you to a reliable agent to arrange accommodations, tours, spa-visits and much more...

✔ In-Transit Activities

Before your international connection departs, allow us to offer you some relaxing and entertaining options. Rather than sit around and international airport terminal we can offer you some much nicer choices.

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