Wakatobi National Park


First protected as Marine Conservation Area in 1996, the diverse coral and fish species that inhabit Wakatobi Islands have long caught the attention of underwater explorers. The area became a National Park in 2002.

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Nearby Sulawesi attractions

1. Sampela

14.3 MILES

Standing proud in the middle of the sea, this watery Bajau village is entirely built on stilts above the coral about 1km offshore from Ambeua pier. You're…