Hoga Island is one of beautiful islands which is part of Wakatobi Islands, Southeast Sulawesi or commonly known as the Wakatobi National Park. Having an area of approximately 1,390,000 hectare which is a combination of several other islands, Hoga Island is located to the east of Kaledupa Island. Beside the Kaledupa Island, there are also several other small islands such as Tomia Island, Wangi-Wangi Island, Binongko Island and Kapota Island.
Access to Hoga Island can be started from Kendari District or Bau-Bau City first, then crossing to Hoga Island. Visitors can also rent a speedboat from the pier in Wanci, Wakatobi Regency, with a rental fee of around IDR150,000, which takes about two hours for the journey.
Hoga Island is one of favorite destinations for visitors visiting Wakatobi National Park. On this island, visitors will get a calm island atmosphere, away from the crowds with a combination of coconut trees and white sand covering its beaches.
This island is very suitable to be enjoyed to relax for a moment from the saturation of the city, while accompanied by the caressing of the sea breeze and the waves that are not too big. With this calm atmosphere, many visitors spend their time just relaxing with family or traveling companions after doing diving activities.
For diving and underwater lovers, there are 29 dive spots that are scattered in Wakatobi waters, including Pinnacle, Kaledupa Reef on Kaledupa Island with a typical view of table coral (table-shaped coral) with a size of 2-3 meters and also Mari Mabuk Coral in Tomia Island.
Even for those who don’t want to do diving or snorkeling activities, you can enjoy the underwater scenery on Hoga Island without having to dive deeper. This island has 750 species of coral from about 850 in the world.
Apart from corals with all their uniqueness, you will also find various types of fish and even sea horses. There are at least 83 types of colorful fishes that visitors will encounter on this island. The best time to visit Hoga Island is around April to June or from October to December each year. If visitors come at the right time, they can see attraction of turtles laying eggs on the coast.
If you are planning to stay on Hoga Island, you don’t need to worry, because there are many types of accommodations or homestays that are comfortable and of course can be adjusted according to your travel budget. The cost of lodging on the island of Hoga ranges from IDR 150,000 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 one of amazing places to visit in Sulawesi Island. It is also famous for its beautiful combination of sky colors at dusk, really tempting everyone so that they are even more curious to visit this beautiful island.