Haka Village in Lintea Tiwolu Island, Wakatobi Regency
Visiting local settlements is worth a thousand experiences, especially for travelers. A unique village resides in Wakatobi Regency, which is called Haka. It is part of Lintea Tiwolu Island, actually. Featuring an interesting local life, the village has the potential to lure many tourists in the near future. It only needs a bit promotion, so travelers would know recognize it better. Like other villages in Wakatobi, Haka is the home of fishermen. The villagers have lucrative experiences regarding fishing and making a boat. Not to mention their houses are unique! They even have special dishes for tourists to try
The fact is Haka Village resides near to the sea and most of the villagers work as a fisherman. No wonder, some boats are seen there. Tourists also have an opportunity to ride on the boat and get to the beach. When it comes to the structure, the Haka’s traditional houses feature woods and other traditional materials. Most of them are not painted, in fact. Thus, it creates a rustic ambiance, which is beautiful and unique. What about nature? A beautiful seascape and gusty wind are rejuvenating!
Exploring Haka Village
The village provides many adventures to tourists. For example, visitors can explore the houses and other structures in Haka. The thing is some of the houses are built on water, so it takes careful steps to visit them all. Still, it is worth trying. Near to those houses, you might also see some water canals. Those are attractive features of the village, after all. Usually, visitors might take some pictures of the canals using their camera. Not to mention some local kids would be a perfect companion when performing photography.
Once tourists explore Haka Village, it is time to witness local fishermen’s life. They go to the sea at night and come back to the land at dawn. It is a regular activity, after all. Some tourists would be lucky if they can join those fishermen. Though, the odds are low, as fishermen rarely allow tourists to come fishing with them. As an alternative, tourists can watch the preparation and learn some information regarding fishing. Taking selca in front of the boats is also possible. There is one rule that they should not bother those men’s activities.
Before going back to Wangi-Wangi Island, it is better to try some local foods like grilled fishes, Luluta, Kapusu, Tombole, and much more. Some villagers are good people, so they may give those foods freely to tourists. In this case, tourists should learn a bit about the Indonesian Language, so they can communicate well with the locals. It even helps them to get a free room for resting. As an alternative, they can buy foods in some sellers and rent a room in the village. Have no worries. It’s worth the money.
- Wakatobi National Park
- Kaledupa Island
- Tomia Island
How to Get There
The first destination is Wangi-Wangi Island, where Matahora Airport resides. Once tourists get there, they may continue the journey by a boat. The destination is Kaledupa Island. From there, they can take another boat to Lintea Tiwolu Island.
Where to Stay
- Wakatobi Resorts