We decided to return after 5 years and were very concerned that maybe we had made the wrong choice. We definitely did not! My husband is a very keen diver and I a snorkeller and we were so well catered for. He was on a fixed dive boat and he and his buddy, a solo traveller, had their own dive guide. The resort was not full and it is usually 4x1. I had my own guide for snorkelling as the other snorkellers were happy to snorkel on their own. It made such a difference as I actually saw things which I would have missed on my own and they had their boards which they were able to write on when they spotted things. This was something new as before you just went on a dive boat and snorkelled by yourself.
The accommodation is lovely and very comfortable we even had an outside shower. I originally booked our old room but it was not available so we were moved to a better bungalow. The food is amazing and yes it is buffet style but everything comes in smallish containers and is topped up constantly with fresh. I normally hate buffets but this is something else. I probably have not eaten better anywhere else. The staff in the dining room are incredible and know all the names by the first morning and cannot do enough for you. My only complaint was that there were separate tables but when I mentioned this we got people together who wanted to join us and it was very good for the people that were travelling on their own. It was also fun to mix with other people and get chatting but if you wanted to sit on your own it was possible so best of both worlds.
Would I go back - definitely and I very rarely ever visit a resort more than once but this has everything for both of us so hopefully we will not leave it 5 years before we return again even though it is probably one of the most difficult places for us to get to.
Thank you all the staff at Wakatobi for making it such a great holiday and also to the other guests who we had such funny with especially on the pier at Happy Hour!