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You probably known that Indonesia has over 17.000 islands. 17.000! Some are very touristic like Bali and some still have indigenous tribes like Siberut. Wakatobi islands are one of those that are very slowly waking up to tourism. If you’re reading this, you’re probably interested in remote islands or diving. Wakatobi is known to have one of the best dive sites in the world.

For us, the best travel destinations are off the grid tiny islands with good and healthy marine life, preferably in Indonesia (you know – if you’ve ever dived or snorkeled here, it’s hard to go back) and that’s why we decided to visit Wakatobi islands. Google maps portraits them as the tiniest dot and there is very limited information on the internet. We had a blast, improvised for 3 weeks and then decided to write this travel guide for Wakatobi islands that will help you if you want to visit.


It’s remote, it’s amazing, it has one of the most amazing diving sites in the world and above all, it has the friendliest people on Earth 🙂


Where are Wakatobi islands?

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Our first time in Singapore! Wow, this is another world, especially when you come from other (a bite less developed) parts of Asia. Because of expenses we limited our time in Singapore to 3 full days. In big modern cities like this, hostel is our go to accommodation. Luckily we don’t have to compromise our comfort 🙂 5footway.inn hostels are modern, new, clean (squeaky bed linen clean, the kind I like the most :D) and affordable.
Read our review of 5footway.inn hostel and get 10 % off! Check their Instagram account @5footwayinn and FB page.

Established in 2011, 5footway.inn is a place where curious, witty and fun-loving cultural explorers dwell. More than just a typical budget accommodation provider, the hostel chain provides a unique experience for all their guests by offering them alternative insights to exploring Singapore and its culture.

Project Ann Siang

We crashed at Project Ann Siang hostel for one night which is in Chinatown and were hungry as hell. Luckily, there was this Chinese barbecue restaurant just under our hostel with such amazing food (and prices, too!). It looked like we were the only tourists but we really enjoyed the loud and tipsy Chinese locals 🙂 Oh, the view from the terrace of this hostel is amazing! Skyscrapers at night <3 Our room was beautiful and had its own little terrace. Every room has AC (very much needed because Singapore is so hot and humid) and each bed has its own power station with plugs, lights and switches.

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Nusa Penida is a small island, famous for it’s beautiful cliff views and bustling marine life. It’s a lot smaller than Bali and still quite undeveloped, which is amazing because you won’t find masses of tourists there. Its smaller neighbor island Nusa Lembongan is way more touristy. We’ve always known that Nusa Penida exists but we never thought of going there – come on, there is so much to see in Bali. But when we wanted to see mantas, we saw they were waiting for us at Nusa Penida 🙂 We came for a few days and stayed for 2 weeks. Nusa Penida can do that 🙂

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Yeah, sure! Maybe your mom will like that wooden elephant or a penis bottle opener but in general buying souvenirs that you know will eventually end up as dust catchers is pointless.

I saw the silver jewelry class as one of the most popular activities on Tripadvisor and I saved it in my memory. It’s not the cheapest thing to do in Ubud but you get to make your own piece and take it home. I found two deals for silver jewelry class: Chez Monique and Studio Perak. Studio Perak’s price is 400.000 IDR (and additional 15.000 IDR/g, class from 9 -12 am and additional in the afternoon) for 5 g of silver. Chez Monique’s price is 450.000 IDR for 10 g of silver, classes are at 9.30 h, 11 h and 1.30 h. You can make one item of jewelry.

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After munching some good foods in Changgu, we headed to Jimbaran to have lunch at the fish market (you buy cheap and fresh fish and then restaurants outside grill the food for you for a small fee (10.000 IDR per kg). It was very rainy so we headed to Uluwatu for the night, actually above Thomas beach which we booked on Home Sweet Home. I somehow stumbled upon an article about an abandoned plane, hidden close to Pandawa beach …

How to find the abandoned plane on Bali? Read below …

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