Sumba, Nihiwatu Beach

Sumba, Nihiwatu Beach

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Traveling to Nihiwatu is part of your adventure. You’ll fly into Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali and have a chance to explore as you stay overnight, then take a connecting flight in the morning to Tambolaka airport on Sumba Island. From there, a 90-minute drive through the magnificent countryside brings you to Nihiwatu, a beautiful secluded bay on the remote southwestern coast of the island surrounded by tropical forest and rice terraces, and featuring one of the world’s best beaches.

Sumba, Marosi Beach

Sumba, Marosi Beach


Pantai Marosi is a beautiful beach on west Sumba.

Coastal scenery

This paradise coastline is where the nyale (sea worms) are said to appear which is the signal for the beginning of the pasola festival. There are some pretty isolated settlements along this part of coastline, and it is a great place for surfing

The Sumba Nautil resort is set in the hills above the beach and can arrange dive trips and boat trips as well as renting out bicycles and horses.

Lombok, Gili Bagek, Gili Kondo

Lombok, Gili Bagek, Gili Kondo



Gili Bagek / Gili Kondo This small island located in the waters of District Sambelia (50 km norththe city Selong )and can be reached via the beach in District Sambelia Transat ( about 25 minutes )and the port of Heaven Labuhan Lombok ( about 45 minutes ). Although the black sand beach Transat but in earthen lamps and some surrounding white sandy dyke. In this uninhabited Gili, we can enjoy the underwater world by snorkeling. In addition bagek dyke, there is also Gili Petagan and other bund around the area. For the development of small islands in accordance with NTB Province spatial no physical construction on the island, but only a tourist destination.


Lombok, Gili Sulat

Lombok, Gili Sulat



Gili Sulat is a small island located 1.5 km northeast of the island of Lombok. The island has a maximum length of 5.2 km this is administratively including theDistrict of East Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. As far as 500 meters northwest of the island have Gili Lawang.

Sulat Gili and Gili Lawang is a small island (dyke) is very potential to be used as a destination for nature tourism (eco-tourism) because it has the potential of mangrove forests and underwater gardens are very beautiful. The entire second dyke consists of mangrove forest, but actually there is also a small part which is the white sand, and in certain seasons herd the dolphins will manifest themselves in this area.


Lombok , Gili Nanggu

Lombok , Gili Nanggu


Apart from the Senggigi Coast that has been famous in the world, Lombok was also famous with The Gilis. Gili was the small islands that apart from the Lombok Island Coast. Some of this Gili were Gili Nanggu. This Gili had very beautiful panorama with the white sand and the seawater that were colored greenness. The gradient coast with beautiful underwater panorama and colored fish.

Gili Nanggu was the small island that was located in West Lombok, around 20 minutes from the Lembar Port. For tourists who liked to go on a maritime trip, dove, sunbathed in the coast, or relaxed in the place that have natural nuances, came and spend the night in Gili Nanggu. The coast was clear greenness. Tourists could have enjoyed the coral reef with the colored fish decorated expired-tall grass only 5 meters from the coast. The island that had the area 12,5 Ha, was managed with the concept of Forest/Virgin Island, so this island still had beautiful and natural nature. In this white sand and calm wave coast, tourists could rest calmly without worried was disrupted by the coastal trader noises.

Gili Nanggu had the attraction of interesting underwater nature and become one of the main reasons of many guests who came every day to play in this coast. Only descended several meters to sea the colored fish domesticated will come to approach. Moreover also was gotten the coral reef and other sea animals that increased beauty of Gili Nanggu nature. Tourists could snorkeling with the distance only several meters from the coast with the depth only as deep as the chest of the adult with the small flow.

Birds swindled that were sweet gazed at the sun rose and nature solitude during the sun sank created the atmosphere was really romantic in Gili Nanggu, so it make Gili Nanggu the place that was suitable for the honeymooning couple. Gili Nanggu was the place that was beautiful to enjoy sunset and sunrise. Gili Nanggu was also called with Paradise Island.

For facilities, in Gili Nanggu has been provided several huts and the place anchored of the ship. And at this time had private enterprise’s side that was building bungalow took the form of the sub-area in the middle of his island. After being finished swam, tourists also not need to restless to shower him, shower that was available also very unique with the traditional-modern designed. And that really made this island comfortable, because freest from the pedlar and stalls, so as the privatization of tourists really was awakened. Therefore, tourists must bring supplies ate.

To reach Gili Nanggu, tourists could rent the motorboat that was in the Lombok Mainland , Lembar Port and was followed in time approximately 20 minutes. Before crossed to Gili Nanggu, better tourists at once leased equipment snorkeling. For crossing, tourists could enjoy the Lombok Island panorama that was beautiful and clear blue sea, so as Gili Nanggu was the place that was exact for tourists who craved the atmosphere that was very quiet with the beautiful panorama.


Flores, Pink Beach, Komodo Island

Flores, Pink Beach, Komodo Island


Pink Beach is one of the famous tourist destinations in Komodo National Park, featured by the beautiful white sandy beach, amazing underwater life and stunning panorama surrounding area.

The sand beach is derived from small red sand which spread out to the beach area. Hence, this beach is popular by pink beach or Pantai Merah, where the local people mention it. The sand appears pink because it is a mixture of white sand and red sand, formed from pieces of Foraminifera.

This beautiful beach is just located in a small land with dry hill in back of the beach of it. It owns the beautiful coral with clear seawater that make it as an ideal place for snorkeling in this park.

Flores, Labuan Bajo

Flores, Labuan Bajo


On the westernmost tip of the Island of Flores, the town of Labuan Bajo, or also spelled Labuhan Bajo sits peacefully: a small fishing site with surprisingly comprehensive tourist facilities. The central logic for its wide range of amenities is the extraordinary interest of travelers to the existence of the Komodo dragon, locally called ora, if not for its superb national park that encompasses some 80 islands.

Facing two important islands – Rinca and Komodo – the only habitat in the world for the mythical and endangered species, the Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis), the town of Labuan Bajo acts as a transit port and a destination to Flores’s newly discovered interior. The town at the most western end of Flores provides a place to stock up on groceries and other necessities for those traveling on liveaboards to the islands or further east.
Prior to entering the Indonesian version of Jurassic Park, travelers will seek for important information in and around this busy port.
Labuan Bajo has quite a few travel agencies, stores, restaurants, money changers, dive operators, and a wide range of accommodation, from simple guesthouses to starred hotels along the beachfront that can provide free information about the Komodo National Park. The information is also available for the whole Island of Flores that stretches 450 kilometers from west to east. Here the term ‘Long Island’suggests more than just a refreshing cocktail or the largest island in New York, when avid travelers to eastern Indonesia would probably romanticize the term for the Island of Flores itself. In fact, getting across the island is absolutely not a short trip when you go overland.

Aside from the assortments of good tourist accommodation, the town itself is quite poor in functioning infrastructures. Expectations should, therefore, be curbed to a moderate level, especially when going on a city tour on your own, where you will find the town somehow pretty simple. Fortunately, it is quiet so that heavy traffic is unlikely.
Although watching a colourful sunset over the romantic bay from a restaurant on a hill is quite a stunning experience.

Administratively, Labuan Bajo is the capital of the West Manggarai District that covers a quarter of the total area of the Island of Flores. Although the pace of the hospitality industry is accelerating, yet 65% of its income still comes from agriculture. Agricultural lifestyle in Flores, Sumba, and Timor, gives considerable impact on the simplicity of its people, imbued with extraordinarily vibrant cultures. The tradition to celebrate what Mother Nature has to offer is authentic, namely the Pasola and the Nyale in Sumba, the Caci in
Flores,the Baleo in Lembata and Alor, and the Reba in Ngada. All are associated with agricultural and coastal lifestyle of its people. In Manggarai and West Manggarai, the majority of the people embrace Islam as they are migrants from Sulawesi, Lombok, Java, and Sumatra, with a few of them still believing in ancient animism.

To most travelers and to westerners who own many businesses here, the developing town is somehow favorable and even romantic. The view on wooden cottages with thatched roofs camouflaged by shrubberies and towering trees up in the sloping township, overlooking an idyllic harbour, make an evening conversation with traveling partners an unforgettable experience. For some adventurers, Labuan Bajo can be an ideal getaway.


Flores, Koka beach

Flores, Koka beach

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Attention to the houses along the road from Paga Maumere to finally invite the impression that the Flores people, especially Sikka, such as collecting chunks of rock are arranged neatly into a rock garden in their yard. Is this the meaning of authenticity to the person who intentionally dinampakkan much flying stop in this old island? If it is old, such as whether the way the beach?

Snaking along the 42 kilometers from the town of Maumere heading west on South Flores Traffic lines, a district named Paga give a little pause in a straight path and planted more palm trees, cashew nut, ketapang, and other trees are green rather than the composition of the rocks.

But in reality, Paga still continues charming visitors with a well-known beaches of rumors circulating of another adventure to adventure. Koka Wolowiro beach in the village was mentioned as a feast for the eyes and the inner nature of man.

When describing a beautiful place that is still a virgin, but guests had visited Europe, especially from the Netherlands in the 1990’s the Coast Koka is the best illustration. Who scouted tea plantations of old Dutch entrepreneur always has a timeless charm and the beaches have the same fascination with natural colors that can soothe the soul is the Coast Koka.

Not many people know much less visit the fine sandy beaches and golden white. Its beauty is hidden from the crowd as the world. Some fishermen usually take shelter under a tree on the beach between the two curved like a smile to one another.

Two beaches are as beautiful and as authenticity. It is conceivable, delicious grilled fish eaten fresh from the sea in the shade of the umbrella tree together.

Some women from the local village appears to have brought a variety of goods on the head as a free stunt show attraction. In the language of their bersapaan Sikka area.

They are also capable of providing the most friendly smile on the beach visitors who also tried to smile greet. All of this will be found during the walk from the edge of a smooth paved road down to the shoreline a distance of approximately 2 kilometers and taken for 30 minutes or slightly longer due to the rocky rocky road.

Shortly thereafter, a beach on the right foot as if to force the water ran clear grabbed indescribable. The beach is ideal for those who like fine sand down and clean. On the other side not far from the coast, the other a curved shore to welcome visitors, just be a picture of a fantasy come true.

Two limit ends the rock shoreline with each other. The water is clear blue eyes as a warm welcome, just as exhausted as warm water is delivered entirely on the natural friendliness kepanatan treat physical.

Nothing wrong with a priest named Theodore Joseph Visser SVD build the road as far as 2 kilometers from the beach Wolowiro Koka. So now finally waiting time for travelers interested lay in her admiration for the fine sand beaches clean.

A Dutch had lived in Watuneso, Lio Ende and East in the name of spreading the fragrant smell of Koka beach in Europe. Since then the beach is the star that was still not changed its authenticity.

If you want to visit this place, still bring water and enough food to survive on a natural beach area because none of the constructed facility or held by governments and communities themselves. (Angke / HIM)

Source: Kompas