Get to know the side of Hoga Island more closely
Indonesia is one of the largest archipelagic countries in Southeast Asia. No wonder this country provides a lot of natural beauty, both land and underwater. it can be seen on one of the islands. Hoga Island is the name, an island located in the Wakatobi archipelago, Southeast Sulawesi. This island has an area of 1,390,000 ha which is a combination of several other islands. Hoga Island itself is to the east of Kaledupa Island. In addition, there are also several other small islands such as Wangi-Wangi Island, Binongko Island, Tomia Island and Kapota Island.
Hoga Island is one of the tourist destinations that is in great demand by visitors, from the many charms of the beauty of Wakatobi, Southeast Sulawesi. This can be seen from the visitor records of 28 thousand national tourists and 6000 foreign tourists, in just 2 months. From visitor records, it can be seen that not only domestic tourists, even foreign tourists such as America and Europe, visit this island.
Hoga Island atmosphere
How not, when you arrive on this island, visitors will be pampered with a calm atmosphere, and away from the crowds. The rows of coconut trees and the stretch of white sand that surrounds the island are the first things visitors see. Plus, the quiet swish of the beach, makes visitors feel at home to linger here. With an island atmosphere like this, not a few visitors take advantage of the moment, to just relax with family or friends after diving.
Underwater Beauty Becomes the Attraction of Hoga Island
In addition to the calm island atmosphere, the underwater beauty is the main attraction of this island. Therefore, for lovers of diving or snorkeling, there are 29 dive points scattered in the waters of Hoga Island. Like Pinnacle, Kaledupa Coral with table coral measuring 2-3 meters on Kaledupa Island and Mari Drunk Coral on Tomia Island. Hoga Island has 750 species of coral out of about 850 that exist in the world.
No need to worry, for visitors who don’t like diving or snorkeling activities, you can swim around the shallow waters or the shoreline. The waves in the waters of Hoga Island are so calm that you can swim safely. In addition, the very clear sea water is able to see coral reefs that captivate the eye without having to dive too deep. In addition to coral with various forms of uniqueness. You will also find various types of fish on this island. even small seahorses exist on this island. There are at least 83 species of fish on this island.
Tips for Visiting Hoga Island
For tourists who want to visit Hoga Island, the right time is April to June or October to December. The charm of this island is really hard to hide at sunrise or sunset. Especially at night, it’s amazing to see the stars scattered in the sky of this island.
Hoga Island Access
In addition, access to Hoga Island can only be done by sea. Starting from kendari or smells, then crossing on the island of hoga. Visitors can also rent a speedboat from the pier in Wanci, Wakatobi Regency for Rp. 150,000.
Hoga Pulau Island Facilities
No need to worry for visitors who want to stay on Hoga Island, because there are several types of homestays or lodgings that are comfortable, and of course adjust your travel budget. The cost of lodging on Hoga Island starts from around Rp. 150,000/night. Almost all inns are made of wood which adds to the unique island atmosphere such as the beach, blending with nature. This island really has its own charm so that it can hypnotize every visitor with the beauty of this island. Jaid, are you interested in visiting it?
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