Wakatobi is well known among divers as one of the world's best dive sites. The name is an acronym of the four largest islands in the area: Wangiwangi, Kaledupa, Tomea, and Binongko. Wakatobi forms a regency, of which the capital is Wangiwangi. The regency is also a national park.
The is an airport on the island of Wangiwangi, Matahora Airport (IATA: WKB). The only scheduled flights to Wakatobi are on Wings Air (a subsidiary of Lion Air) from Kendari, the provincial capital. Another option is to fly to Betoambari Airport (IATA: BUW) near Bau-Bau on the island of Buton, which has direct flights from Makassar operated by Wings Air and Garuda Indonesia. There is also a public boat from Bau-Bau which goes overnight to Wanci.
Most divers arrive in Wakatobi via the Wakatobi Resort's scheduled chartered flights from Bali.
- Tanah Toraja coffee is famous.
Wakatobi Dive Resort. Five-day packages from US$2,280, including all dives and meals, but excluding transfers.
- Back to Makassar, then to the north to see Butterfly Paradise in Bantimurung Waterfall area and then spend a few nights in Tanah Toraja.