Sulawesi Tenggara, Mata.co.id – Hoga Island is one of the beautiful islands that belong to the Wakatobi Islands region, Southeast Sulawesi or commonly called the Wakatobi Islands National Park. It has an area of approximately 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 several other small islands such as Tomia Island, Wangi-Wangi Island, Binongko Island and Kapota Island.
Access to the island of Hoga can be started from Kendari or Bau-Bau first, then just cross to the island of Hoga. Visitors can also rent a speedboat from the dock in Wanci, Wakatobi District with a rental fee of about Rp. 150.000 in travel time about 2 hours duration.
Wakatobi is an archipelago located in the province of southeast sulawesi (Sul-Tra) and is one part of the Buton region. Wakatobi is well known as one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Indonesia especially from the aspect of marine tourism. If you see the atlas / map / map, WAKATOBI position that is at the bottom of the province sultra, is above the sea banda.
The name Wakatobi is an abbreviation of the names of the major islands of Wangi-wangi (ane / locals, call it Wanci, the main island in Wakatobi), Kaledupa, Tomia, and Binongko. In ancient times before being known as a tourist destination, Wakatobi famous as a place of the blacksmith came from. Meadow & Knives made by Wakatobi artisans are well known for being strong, sharp and rust resistant. That is why the WAKATOBI also has another name, the islands of the smith. WAKATOBI can also be accessed directly by sea and air
Feel the Tranquility of a Moment on Hoga Island, Wakatobi
Hoga Island is one of the favorite destinations for visitors visiting Wakatobi National Park. On this island visitors will get a calm island atmosphere, away from the crowd with a blend of coconut palms and white sand stretching over the beach. This island is very fit to enjoy to relax for a moment from the city saturation, while accompanied by the breeze of sea breeze and the waves are not too big. With the calm atmosphere, not a few of the visitors who spend time to just relax ria with family or friends after traveling diving activities.
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For diving and underwater lovers, there are 29 diving spots scattered in Wakatobi waters, including Pinnacle, Kaledupa Reef in Kaledupa Island with typical table coral with 2-3 meter sizes and Karang Mari Mabuk on Tomia Island. Even for those who do not want to do diving or snorkeling activities, you can enjoy underwater scenery on Hoga Island without having to dive deeper. The island has 750 coral species from around 850 in the world.
The Beauty of the Hoga Island, Wakatobi
In addition to corals with all forms of uniqueness, you will also find various types of fish and even a small sea horse is on this island. At least there are about 83 species of colorful fish that visitors will encounter on this island. The perfect time to visit Hoga Island is around April to June or October to December each year. If visitors come at the right time then can see the attraction of turtle nesting in coastal coast.
If you plan to stay in Hoga Island do not have to worry, because there are many types of lodging or homestay comfortable and certainly can be tailored to your travel budget. The cost of lodging in the island of hoga ranges from Rp. 150.000 per night, and almost all types of lodging is made of wood basic materials that increasingly add to the atmosphere of a typical beach house.
Hoga Island is also famous for the beauty of the combination of the color of the sky when dusk, it is tempting everyone so more curious to visit this beautiful island. So, still hesitate to visit Hoga Island in Wakatobi.