Hoga Island is one of the beautiful islands belongs to Wakatobi Islands region, Southeast Sulawesi or commonly referred to as Wakatobi Islands National Park. Has an area of ??about 1,390,000 ha which is a combination of several other islands, Hoga Island is located east of Kaledupa Island. Besides Kaledupa Island, there are also a number of other small islands nearby such as Tomia Island, Wangi-Wangi Island, Binongko Island and Kapota Island.
Access to get to Hoga Island can be started from Kendari or Bau-Bau first, then just cross to Hoga Island. Visitors can also rent a speedboat from the dock in Wanci, Wakatobi Regency with a rental fee of around Rp 150,000.00 in about 2 hours.
Hoga Island is one of the favorite destinations for visitors visiting Wakatobi National Park. On this island visitors will get a quiet island atmosphere, away from the crowd with a blend of coconut trees and white sand that surrounds the beach. This island is very suitable to be enjoyed to relax for a moment from the saturation of the city, while accompanied by sea breeze and waves that are not too big. With this calm atmosphere, not a few visitors spend their time just relaxing with family or traveling companions after diving.
For lovers of diving and underwater, there are 29 diving spots scattered in the waters of this Wakatobi, including Pinnacle, Kaledupa Reef on Kaledupa Island with a typical table coral with 2-3 meters in size and Mari tipsy coral on Tomia Island. Even for those who don’t want to do diving or snorkeling, you can enjoy the underwater scenery on Hoga Island without having to dive further in. This island has 750 coral species from around 850 in the world.
In addition to coral with all forms of uniqueness, you will also find various types of fish and even small-sized seahorses on this island. There are at least about 83 species of colorful fish that visitors will meet on this island. The right time to visit Hoga Island is around April to June or in October to December each year. If visitors come at the right time, you can see the turtle laying attractions on the coast.
If you plan to stay overnight on Hoga Island, you don’t need to worry, because there are many types of lodging or homestays that are comfortable and can certainly be adjusted to your travel budget. The cost of lodging on the island of Hoga ranges from Rp. 150,000.00 per night, and almost all types of lodging are made of wood which adds to the atmosphere of a typical beach house.
Hoga Island is also famous for the beauty of the sky color combination at dusk, really tempting everyone so they are increasingly curious to visit this beautiful island. So, still hesitant to visit Hoga Island in Wakatobi?