You’ll have a great time, but don’t take our word for it…


The Diving Trip of a Lifetime

“Everything about the Wakatobi experience is superb. The food, service, staff, accommodations, and diving are outstanding. Beyond my expectations and the diving trip of a lifetime. I will definitely return for another visit next year.”

Veronica McClaskey
(Feb 2024)

Reefs Absolutely Teeming With Fish

“A fantastic resort. The diving is truly some of the best in the world. The reefs are the best we’ve encountered, so healthy and absolutely teeming with fish. Food and service is truly world class. Other resorts should come here and learn how a 5-star resort should be run. We had the best dive master ever. He anticipated our needs, was ever so patient and has the best eye for spotting sea creatures. A true master. His naturally upbeat disposition and ready smile made our dive experiences a 6/5. The resort is beautiful and very well run, not a stray leaf in your path and personal touches such as all the staff learning our names.

Thank you for an unforgettable experience. We will return with our 3 children and their partners!”

Cindy and Chris Hunter
(Feb 2024)

Best Shore Diving in 30 years of SCUBA!

“Wakatobi’s House Reef is the best shore diving location I’ve been to in 30 years of SCUBA! An overall spectacular operation with great service and staff, professional boat crew, highly knowledgeable dive guides who provide extra attention to safety and security of guests.”

David Steinberg
(Feb 2024)

The Best Dive Guide Ever

“We love this place! The level of service is excellent, and we never wanted for anything. The food is great, the bungalow is wonderful, and the diving is mind-blowing. We especially appreciated our dive guide, who was the best either of us has ever had. And to make it more amazing he helped with everything else. We hope to come back.”

Blythe Nilson and Dan Brochu
(Feb 2024)

Far Exceeded Our Expectations

“Wakatobi is everything we dreamt it would be and more, and far exceeded our expectations! The Wakatobi House Reef alone is worth the journey. The daily snorkel excursions to different sites, the gracious staff, delicious food, and attention to detail is outstanding.”

James Bauer and Christiane Santoro
(Feb 2024)

Everything Just Gets Better

“Wakatobi feels like being on another planet as soon as you arrive. You are met by smiles, warmth, and humility, plus a desire for you always to be pleased and happy. We are on our 8th visit to the resort everything just gets better. The updated jetty walkway is better and cooler to walk on and looks great. Our private guide was wonderful, so calm, knowledgeable, personable, and always had a smile. The dive sites were awesome as always.  The guides were outstanding, and the food was as delicious as ever.”

Cliff and Jane Gale
(Feb 2024)

The Best Part of the Wakatobi Experience

“A perfect week of beautiful diving, pristine bungalows and the most delicious food to be found on an island, but the reason the stay was one of the best ever was the staff. Undoubtedly, the best part of the Wakatobi experience is their wonderful staff who make you feel so at home and who are there to help you with anything you need!  Each staff member was just wonderful and the fact that everyone knew our name made us feel welcome and a part of the Wakatobi team. Touches like the hot water towel and the hot tea when we came out were so special and all those helping us with our gear made it all so very easy. The whole diving experience is a 10/10.”

Alex Cocking
(Feb 2024)

Lovely in All Ways

“Another amazing week of outstanding diving, service, food and friendship! Thank you to everybody at Wakatobi for making our stay so lovely in all ways. To our guide for his patience and showing us some amazing things. To the Waka VI boat crew for looking after us so well. Thank you to the restaurant staff for their attention to detail and for learning all our names. Also, our room was kept spotless and we loved the towels.”

David and Jill Cocking
(Feb 2024)

Staff Made the Difference

“Well aware this is a hackneyed phrase, but the staff make the Wakatobi experience! Very well trained, indeed. The snorkel/diving setup was excellent. Accommodation and dining as good as many 5-star resorts. The Wakatobi House Reef is world class – if not world-beating class.” Simply outstanding – even the damned Titan Triggerfish!”

Roland Lopez
(Feb 2024)

Our Favorite Place

“After many years, we have finally discovered our favorite place. Sensational dives, indescribably beautiful reefs. Excellent service, all the staff are extremely friendly. Our wishes and expectations were exceeded by far. A big thank you to every single member of the staff for what you do. We will see you again soon.”

Gabriela Z. Severino Almonte and Reto Eberhard
(Feb 2024)

Outstanding Diving Experience

“An outstanding diving experience. Our dive guide was a gem, and the rest of the diving team was awesome. The Fluo diving was also unique. For the resort, the first impression was awesome. Amazing staff that are very dedicated to customer satisfaction and in a very touching and natural way. The accommodation was also terrific with the location right on the beach and the outstanding outdoor shower and turn-up of the room. The food was diverse, abundant and all together very nice. Good job to the chefs and all the restaurant team. The cleaning of the beach, all the reef protection, sustainable development working with the local villages is awesome and the way of the future. Please keep at it.”

Emmanuelle Passegue
(Feb 2024)

Highly Recommendable

“Breathtakingly beautiful location. The snorkeling and diving sites are rich in colors, fish, corals, and overall variety. Highly recommendable to the entire spectrum of snorkelers and scuba divers, from neophytes to highly experienced and certified”

“From booking to diving, all the staff are simply extraordinary in providing care, attention, and assistance. The dive team’s performance goes way beyond what is to be expected from this top-of-the-line dive center. The equipment is of state-of-the-art quality. The dive team support system (boat, safety, emergency skills) is also well run. Regardless of conditions, one feels immediately well taken care of and geared towards establishing the absolute trust required in diving activities.”

Agnes Marcaillou
(Feb 2024)

A Diving Pearl In Paradise!

“We had a wonderful stay in Wakatobi! Diving was great, accommodation was great, food was great, and the service was in all aspects and everywhere one of a kind. As far as the diving (that’s what we came for) the variety of the dives was awesome, and we truly enjoyed our guide. Accommodations are so nice, so convenient, so enjoyable. It makes a holiday more than a holiday. As far as the restaurant is concerned: the staff was kind, so much service minded and everything with a smile. The chef did a great job. Variety of the food is excellent and matched our taste and expectations every time. Keep up the great work so more people can enjoy this diving pearl in paradise!”

Allard Wagemaker and Karen Leotoing
(Feb 2024)

One of Our Best Diving Resort Experiences Ever

“The days here were very enjoyable and one of our best diving resort experiences ever. Thank you. The training of the staff and the warmth is remarkable at Wakatobi, and we felt very well cared for. The reefs are exceptionally beautiful and maintained.”

Masato Fujiwara and Sarah Brayer
(Feb 2024)

No Need to Look Any Further

“Once you come to Wakatobi where do you go after that? There is no need to look any further. You have arrived in an ethical, elegant, world-class resort and reefs. The staff is 5-star. Genuine, and courteous, they go above and beyond — the best I have ever experienced. We love the environmental ethics, community efforts, and commitment to saving the reefs. Thank you for your vision!”

Cary Chapin
(Jan 2024)