A short island hopping trip to Kapota can be an option. You can spot the island if you extend your views to the west side of Wangi-Wangi Island towards a small island with long white sand beach. Public boats crossing between Wanci and Kapota Island operate from 8am – 4pm daily. The boat usually leaves every half-hour to an hour and takes around 30 minutes.
Kapota Island is one of inhabited islands in Wakatobi National Park area. It has 1,804.97 hectares of land. The local people in Kapota is one of nine indigenous communities of Wakatobi. Kapota’s civilization was begun in the 16th century. The first group of people come from Lemakera Kingdom which is a Hindu Kingdom located in Flores, East Nusa Tenggara. They settled above a hill in the middle of forest in Kapota Island. The place is called as Katiama, that means the first village.
You can enjoy white sand beaches, mangrove forests, a walk around the lake (Tailaro Ntooge Lake) and anyone who is adventurous enough can explore the cave. With a 12m high entrance, the cave divides into four rooms which are decorated with pillars as well as owery and needle-shaped stones on the ceiling. A small brackish water pool is located in the aisle connecting the second and third room of the cave. The bats hanging from the ceiling make this cave also known as Bat Cave.