- Pink Beach – Komodo Island
Pink Beach is a unique beach that has beautiful pink sand. “Pink Beach” beach or pink beach is located in the Komodo National Park, East Nusa Tenggara. Pink Beach is one of 7 pink sand beaches in the world. Pink Beach on Harbor Island, Bahamas; Bermuda; Santa Cruz Island, Philippines; Sardinia, Italy; Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean Island; and in Balos Lagoon, Crete, Greece. How rich and beautiful the nature of Indonesia is; one of the seven pink sand beaches can be found in this country.
The Komodo National Park is not only a Pink beach but also a giant and ancient sanctuary that is only found in Indonesia, Komodo. Komodo National Park has been named one of the wonders of the world.
In addition to the unique and beautiful beach conditions, the underwater life at Pink Beach also saves beauty and wealth that is interesting to dive into. Pink Beach underwater park is a palace for various types of fish, various types of coral reefs, and various other types of marine life. Therefore, snorkeling or diving are activities that should not be missed
One of Indonesia’s marine wealth that is currently worthy of consideration is the Bunaken National Park in the north of Sulawesi Island. Bunaken Island has an area of 8.98 km and is located on the Manado Bay. Bunaken National Park is in the waters of Bunaken Island, which can be accessed about 30 minutes from the Port of Manado.
Bunaken Marine Park is claimed to have the highest marine wealth in the world. This marine park has five islands, namely Bunaken Island, Manado Tua Island, Mantehage Island, Siladen Island, and Naen Island. All sea areas in this region have amazing underwater beauty.
The most highlighted thing about Bunaken Marine Park is its coral reefs. It is estimated that there are more than 2,000 species of fish and a variety of marine life in this coral reef. You can find fish types such as Unicorn, Wrase, Trigger, Sweetlip, Dansel, and others. Larger fish will be found if you dive deeper. You will be amazed to see Marlin, Stingrays, Tuna, Hammerhead sharks, Whales, Barracuda, Skipjack, and Dolphins. There are also rare fish that are almost extinct and are rarely seen, namely Coelacanth and dugong.
- Raja Ampat
Raja Ampat is a district and is part of the Province of West Papua. To reach this archipelago, we must first set foot in the city of Sorong. Usually, many tourists use flights to get to this city. After reaching the city of Sorong, we can use a type of fast boat that usually sails twice a day to Waisai, the capital of Raja Ampat district. The trip will only take about 2-3 hours from the port of Sorong until arriving at the port of Waisai Raja Ampat.
In general, Raja Ampat is an archipelago consisting of numerous coral islands and is widely distributed throughout its territory. However, Raja Ampat has the 4 largest main islands, namely Waigeo Island, Batanta Island, Salawati Island, and Misool Island. These four large islands are the starting point for the spread of all Raja Ampat residents, most of whom work as fishermen. The territorial waters are the main attraction of Raja Ampat, considering that Raja Ampat’s waters are one of the 10 best areas in the entire world. This is based on various studies on the rich flora and fauna and the preservation of the marine environment that Raja Ampat has.
An international conservation agency report once mentioned that Raja Ampat waters have around 75% of the world’s marine species. In fact, the Raja Ampat sea and the land area which has an area of 4.6 million hectares is home to 540 species of coral, 1,511 species of fish and thousands of other marine biotas. Therefore, with these various advantages, it is not surprising that Raja Ampat is currently considered the most beautiful underwater paradise in the entire world.
Wakatobi National Park, located in Wakatobi Regency, Southeast Sulawesi Province, is a very attractive diving destination and a dream of many underwater lovers in the world.
The beauty and richness of the Wakatobi National Park area are already well known in foreign countries, especially after the Wallacea Expedition from the United Kingdom in 1995 which stated that the area in Southeast Sulawesi is very rich in coral species. There, there are 750 of the total 850 species of coral in the world. The depth configuration varies from flat to sloping to the sea and in some waters there are steep turns. The deepest part of its waters reaches 1,044 meters.
You can find more than 112 coral species from 13 families in Wakatobi. The wealth of fish species owned by this national park are 93 fish species.
- Nihiwatu Beach – Sumba
Nihiwatu Beach ranks 17th on CNN World’s 100 Best Beaches In The World. As you can see, this beach has white sand, mesmerizing clear seawater, and what attracts the most attention of tourists is the view of the sunset which is super beautiful. Some of the activities that you can do here include diving, surfing, enjoying the sunset, or joining local residents to catch octopus and crabs.
Nihiwatu Beach in the West Sumba region, East Nusa Tenggara Province (NTT) is one of the destinations of world-class surfers or surfers to try the ferocity of the beach waves. Even surfers dub this beach as God’s Left. Therefore, many tourists come from abroad. To be able to enjoy the beauty and awesomeness of the waves at Nihiwatu Beach, not just anyone can do it, including the Sumba people themselves. Nihiwatu Beach is indeed one of the beaches that has the nature of privacy for certain circles. This may sound a little strange, but it is a fact that applies to Nihiwatu Beach.
To go to Sumba, tourists usually transit first in Bali, then take a small plane again for two hours to get to Sumba.
For your information, in 2016, Nihiwatu Resort got an award as the number 1 best hotel of the “World’s Best Travel Awards 2016” event.
- Derawan Beach – East Kalimantan
Derawan Beach, East Kalimantan ranks 63rd on CNN World’s 100 Best Beaches In The World. You see, the beach is very clean and almost no trash. The beach sand is also white, soft, and the water is very clear. You can enjoy the beauty of Derawan Beach while diving or snorkeling. Apart from that, you can also swim with hordes of turtles, stingrays, and jellyfish.
To get to Derawan Beach, you can first transit in the city of Balikpapan.
- Gili Trawangan – Lombok
Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, and Gili Air are the three beaches in Lombok which are very popular with tourists because of their exoticism. Among the three beaches, Gili Trawangan is the widest beach. A popular activity that is usually done on Gili Trawangan is scuba diving. Even beginners can also do scuba diving because there are many qualified instructors. Tourists can also snorkel on the northeast coast, kayak, surf and play with turtles. There are also riding learning facilities while touring the island.
- Gili Air – Lombok
Gili Air is the closest beach to the city of Lombok and has the most population than the other two Gilis. The atmosphere is not too crowded, but also not too quiet. Gili Air has calm waves, so you can use it to explore the underwater conditions. Various types of fish clustered between rocks, coral reefs and seaweed can be found under the sea.
- Gili Meno – Lombok
While Gili Meno is the smallest and most quiet beach. Suitable for you who want to calm down from the hustle and bustle of big cities, especially this beach is the quietest when compared to Gili Air and Gili Trawangan. In fact, this beach is the most beautiful and the clearest seawater, you know! You can walk quietly around Gili Meno because there are no motorized vehicles at all. The quality of cleanliness of the air is clearly not in doubt.
- Ora Beach – Central Maluku
Ora Beach has a very beautiful underwater park, clean beaches and clear seawater making Ora Beach like glass because we can see coral rocks from above. Ora Beach is indeed famous for its underwater beauty, even so, many tourists call Ora Beach similar to the beaches in the Maldives.
The advantages of Ora Beach are clean white sand, turquoise and clear seawater, and the richness of coral reefs and marine life. To be able to see the beauty of the coral rocks at Ora Beach we don’t need to dive too deep, only diving around 2-3 meters, we can already see the beautiful underwater paradise of Ora Beach. Besides you can enjoy the awesome view, do snorkeling and diving, you can also hunting the traditional culinary there, and moreover, they also have mountains and cave.
- Belitung Island
Even though this island is famous for white pepper and type C mineral mining, such as white tin, quartz sand, white clay (kaolin), and granite stones, but this island has a beautiful beautiful beach. The beach on Belitung Island is characterized by having large granite, soft sand as white as snow, and super clear blue seawater.
- Tanjung Bira – South Sulawesi
Tanjung Bira is located in Bulukumba Regency. The distance from Makassar is around 200 km(about 3-4 hours) or at the southernmost tip of the mainland of South Sulawesi. Tanjung Bira is known for its white sand which is like powder flour. The underwater world is also no less beautiful when compared to other places. The view at dusk is equally beautiful. Gradations of the color of the sky and the dim light of the sunset there can make tourists lulled.
With an entrance fee of around IDR 10,000.00 rupiah, the Tanjung Bira Beach tourist area is already equipped with various facilities, such as dive equipment rental places, restaurants, comfortable bathrooms, motorbike rentals, and ferry ports which are used to take the tourists who want to dive in Selayar Island. For lodging accommodations available lodging, villas, bungalows, and hotels with rates ranging from Rp 100,000.00 to Rp 600,000.00 per night.
There are many things that visitors can do in the Tanjung Bira tourist area, one of which is snorkeling and diving while enjoying the beauty of the underwater in several spots on this beach. The spot in the Liukang Loe Island range, which is a small island located west of Tanjung Bira, is one of the best spots. Visitors can also spend time off at Tanjung Bira by simply basking in the sun while enjoying the fresh breeze that blows and watching the charm of the sunrise and sunset.
- Banyu Tibo Beach – Pacitan, East Java
If you want to enjoy the view of the waterfall and the beach at the same time, you can come to Pacitan. There is Banyu Tibo Beach that will answer your wishes. The name Banyu Tibo itself comes from the Javanese language, which means ‘falling water’. This waterfall that is not dry in the dry season comes from a small river with clear and clear colored water. On the other hand, the topography of the beach is a bit steep. You need to descend several permanent stairs and manual steps to the coast.
The structure is almost like a small cliff, so you need more effort to be able to enjoy the beauty of two objects at once. While the coastline is not very long, because it is covered by other cliffs. Waterfalls that are not too high often make tourists want to feel the freshness by bathing underneath while staring at the beauty of the beach in front of it. However, you need to be careful because the south coast waves are quite big, while the distance from the coast to the waterfall is only a few meters.
It’s better to see the situation first. If by chance the water is receding, then you can take a shower under the waterfall. However, if seawater conditions are high tide, immediately stay away from the beach. You can replace other activities by taking pictures on the cliffs and watching the waves crash in the vast, exotic ocean. Moreover, sparkling white sand will further add to its almost perfect beauty. In addition, for those of you who like fishing, this activity can also be done at Banyu Tibo Beach. The area surrounded by rocks and cliffs must be inhabited by various marine life. Use rock fishing techniques to get the bait easily.
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