Wakatobi Hoga Diving | The resort

The Resort

Hoga Island Dive Resort

Note that the resort is under local management.

The traditional cottages are built on stilts facing the beach and the sea, each with their own balcony and hammock for relaxing. On the beach there are also hammock areas where guests can read a book, meet for a cold beer and watch spectacular sunsets. The resort has electricity from 6pm till 10pm. Two rooms share one traditional mandy bathroom with water from the well.

Often served on the beach, meals are varied and generous and are made with fresh ingredients including the catch of the day brought in by the local fishermen. Wia’s chips and spaghetti are famous as well as her traditional Indonesian dishes!

When not diving, Hoga Island also offers other activities such as exploring around the island, a visit to the local sea nomad village, a trip by motorbike on nearby Kaledupa Island. We also have a small library of books in various languages as well as marine life reference books.

Hoga Island Dive Resort’s involvement with the local community includes providing local children with a boat to take them to and from school each day. On Sundays, the children clean the beaches to earn money to pay for their school uniforms.

A unique new possibility is to stay for some or all of your visit in the nearby village of Sampela, a sea nomad community with houses built on stilts in the sea. You can rent a hut on stilts in the village for 300,000IDR per night, including all meals.