Best Beaches in Indonesia (Part 2) – Beautiful Underwater

2. Wakatobi

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Wakatobi is an acronym of the names of the main islands that form the archipelago: Wangi-wangi Island, Kaledupa, Tomia, and Binongko. It is also the best diving/snorkeling spot not only in Indonesia, but also best diving spot in the world. Along with Raja Ampat, Wakatobi Islands also have highest marine biodiversity in the world.

Location: Bau-Bau, Sulawesi Tenggara Province (Southeast Sulawesi), Indonesia

Main Island: Sulawesi Island

Pros: one of the best diving spot in the world

Cons: Relatively expensive, less developed, far away from Jakarta (Indonesian Capital City), relatively not that good infrastructure

How to Get There: There is a ferry from Bau-bau and ferry/flight from Kendari. Both are the closest cities from Wakatobi. There is also scheduled chartered flights from Bali.

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