Getting there

Getting there

From Runway to Reef

Our goal at Wakatobi is to make that experience as relaxing and convenient as possible.

We’ve made your travel to us as easy, efficient, and comfortable as possible, and we have included the following as part of the Wakatobi Guest Flight experience:

  • VIP Arrival Service when you arrive at Bali International Airport on your way to Wakatobi
  • VIP departure lounge in the Domestic Terminal, including breakfast
  • Wakatobi Guest Flights – Bali/Wakatobi/Bali (a 2.5-hour flight each way)
  • Inflight light meal, soft drinks, tea and coffee
  • Full international luggage allowance on our private flight to the resort and return
  • Return transfers from Wakatobi’s private airport to the resort and Pelagian

Guests can choose from 7, 10, 11, 14 nights or more based on the flight schedule.  For example:

7 nights - *Monday/Monday or Friday/Friday

10 nights - Friday to the following Monday

11 nights - Monday to the following Friday

14 nights - Monday/Monday or Friday/Friday

Arrival in Bali

When you arrive at Bali’s Denpasar International Airport, you will be met and greeted by one of Wakatobi’s airport concierge staff. This individual is there to assist with the details of your journey onward to Wakatobi.

Because many flights arrive in the afternoon or evening, it’s likely you will be making an overnight stay in Bali prior to your early morning departure for Wakatobi.

After twenty years of dive travel, we’ve learned that an overnight stopover is a smart choice. It gives your body, your mind, and sometimes even your luggage time to catch up.” ~ Louise Cowans

Transfer to private guest lounge

Wakatobi’s flight departs from Bali International Airport early in the morning on Mondays and Fridays, depending on the time of year.

On the morning of your travel from Bali to the resort, the Wakatobi team will again greet you at the airport, where you will be escorted to a PRIVATE LOUNGE. Here you’ll enjoy a complimentary breakfast and have a chance to get acquainted with fellow passengers before boarding our flight to the resort.

Private charter flight to Wakatobi

The Wakatobi Guest Flight is reserved specifically for resort and Pelagian guests, so we are able to fly directly into our runway on Tomia island, and arrive before noon. Just after landing, you will be escorted to a comfortable launch for a short ride to the resort jetty.

Our partnership with a national Indonesian carrier enables Wakatobi Resort to provide guests with a fast, comfortable flight aboard a 70-seat ATR-72 600.

This turboprop aircraft cruises at a speed of 500 kilometers per hour, cutting the flight time between Bali and the resort’s private airstrip to just over two hours.

Service is another high point of our flight.

A series of ongoing quality-assurance programs earned the carrier numerous awards and accolades, including recognition by the Centre for Asia-Pacific Aviation as Asia’s leading service airline. 

Because it is significantly larger than many aircraft used for regional service, the plane provides additional space and comfortable seating along with increased baggage capacity. Many guests have remarked favourably on the generous baggage allowances aboard the Wakatobi Resort flight, and photographers in particular value the ability to bring a full complement of equipment.

“It was a relief to know we would have just one short flight straight from Bali to Wakatobi, and that all of our photo gear would be on the plane with us,” said Glenn Cowans.

On Arrival at Wakatobi

The Wakatobi team will then attend to all details of luggage transfer while you can relax over lunch in the dining room, or maybe take a walk down the beach for some Wakatobi sunshine. There’s ample time afterward to unwind on the beach or to jump right into afternoon and evening dives or snorkelling excursions.