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    Mar 2015

    Feel the Tranquility of A Moment on Hoga Island, Wakatobi

    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?

    Source: https://www.indonesiakaya.com/jelaja...an-pulau-tomia
    Last edited by Lionna; 03-09-2019 at 10:57.

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    Hidden Underwater Paradise of Hoga Island

    Hoga Island is known as an island that has a hidden underwater paradise in Wakatobi. The island, located in the eastern part of Kaledupa Island, Wakatobi Regency, Southeast Sulawesi Province, has a wealth of marine life that has attracted the attention of many foreign researchers.

    Hoga Island is one of the favorite destinations for visitors visiting the Wakatobi National Park. If you visit here, you will get a calm island atmosphere, far from the crowds with a view of the reconciled palm trees.

    Because of its location in the middle of the sea, there are no flights that take travelers directly to Hoga Island. If you want to enjoy all the charms of Hoga Island, the trip can be done if you are already in the Wangi-Wangi Island area which is included in the Wakatobi area. From Sultan Hassanudin Airport, Makassar, the plane will take you to Matahora Airport, located on Wangi-wangi Island. Within a week there are about 4 flights to the island which is a destination for many tourists from various countries.

    After reaching the Matahora Airport area, the journey will continue on the land route to get to the Kadelupa Pier. To get to Kadelupa Pier, you can rent a car with varying prices. The more friends you invite, the cheaper the rental price. After arriving at the dock, you will board a ship that takes everyone to Hoga Island. The journey from Kadelupa Pier to the Hoga Island area is around 2.5 hours with calm and peaceful sea conditions.

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