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Nihiwutu Beach, Visiting the Most Beautiful Beach in East Nusa Tenggara

Nihiwutu Beach is one of beautiful beach in Sumba Island. The beach has white sand and stretches along 2.5 km. The surfer from around the world comes to this place to challenge the wave of water. They are so amaze to witness wave of the beach and underwater life because it has complete coral reefs. But, you have to know that the beach is not for public. You have to spend your time in Nihiwatu Resort. Only visitors of the resort are allowed to enjoy all of the spots in this place. The peace and tranquility atmosphere around the beach make tourist love to stay.
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Natural scenery with complete facilities becomes perfect combination. That is why the beach is listed into one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The villa and bungalow face to Hindia Ocean and the construction of the building are adopted from local ornament. Because it is a quiet place, the visitor could enjoy the natural beauty. The location, which is far from the city makes you feel like you are isolated here. Moreover, if you come to Nihiwatu Beach with your spouse, you will feel like you are on your second honeymoon. 

Nihiwatu Beach is located at Waikabubak City, West Sumba Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. The beach is managed by international resort, Nihiwatu Resort. Besides that, the beach is around 400 km eastern of Bali. From Ngurah Rai Airport in Bali, you can take a flight to Tambolaka Airport by Merpati, Wings Air, Transnusa, or Aviastar.
From Tambolaka Airport, you can hire a car to continue your journey to Nihiwutu Beach, which is takes around 2 – 3 hours. You need to pay around IDR300,000 – IDR400,000, or US$31 – US$41. The price is makes sense because you will continue your trip to one of remote region in East Nusa Tenggara. Along the road, you can enjoy the panorama of traditional life in Sumba Island.

Nihiwatu Resort is the only one operator around the beach. They are completed by villa and three rooms of bungalow, which is situated at the hill. These bungalows are also has private pool facing to the ocean. The restaurant itself is constructed by open model. The architecture and ornament in the resort are combination between modern and traditional style.
The resort offers beautiful beach and culture of Sumba Island. With clean and complete facilities, tourist will love to spend their holiday in Nihiwatu Beach. If you plan to stay overnight in the resort, the rate is quite expensive. You need to pay around 420 – 2,500 Euro per night. 

When you come to Nihiwatu Beach in East Nusa Tenggara, you can do many water activities. But, the most favorite one is surfing. The beauty of the beach is kept well and that is why tourist can enjoy their time. With white sand and powerful wave, you can surf here. Not only surfing, you also can dive underwater and canoeing with a boat. If you like adventure, visiting fishing spot can be done. In order to keep the environment and underwater life, the resort allows only 10 surfers at the beach.
You need to know that the perfect time to visit Nihiwatu Beach is from April to December. The resort will close to public from January 10th to February 28th. So, if you curious to know the beauty of the beach, you can reserve a room in Nihiwatu Resort first. After that, you can challenge the beach by surfing and diving.

Siladen Island, One of the Most Beautiful Islands in Bunaken Marine Park Site, North Sulawesi

Siladen Island is one of the islands in the region of Bunaken Marine Park. It lies right next to Bunaken Island. The island is blessed with beautiful panoramic beauty of both the marine and the nature. When you visit the island, you can enjoy white sand beaches stretching around the island. The beaches can be a great place to relax and enjoy the scenery. You can feel the breeze of the sea wind in the beach. 
The island is also rich of biodiversity. You can find various creatures in the sea, such as butterfly fish, groupers, sting rays and spotted eagle rays. The island has steep wall diving so that divers enable to see the most extreme creatures like sharks. Diving in the island will give you the best adventure that you may not find in any other places.
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          As previously mentioned, Siladen Island is situated next to Bunaken Island, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Precisely, the island lies in the northern side of Bunaken Island. The total area of this island is about 31.25 hectares. To reach the island, you have two alternatives route. Firstly, you can use public transportation of boats. The boats only serve passenger once a day. The trip f the boats are from Manado, departing at around 1 p.m to 3 p.m (depending on the tides). When you decide to visit Siladen, you must prepare yourself to stay in this island. The boats travel back to Manado at around 7 a.m.  You must pay for Rp25,000 – 50,000 ($2.50 – Rp5.00) per person per trip. 

          The most popular activity to do in Siladen Island is diving and snorkeling.  The sea condition allows visitors to dive and snorkel freely. Visitors can enjoy the most beautiful scenery in its underwater. Especially, the swift currents on Siladen are constant, making it suitable for divers. The currents support sponges and giant coral trees to live beautifully. The most amazing diving spot in Siladen is the North Siladen dive site. The site is located behind the island. The current in this diving spot is moderate to strong, and therefore it is suitable for professional divers. This diving spot is the best place to enjoy various species of fish, such as emperor angelfish, see turtles, reef white tip sharks and snappers.

          There are hotels and resorts you can choose to stay when visiting Siladen Island. For instance, Onong Resort and Siladen Resort & Spa. Onong Resort has 7 individual cottages equipped with air conditioner and electrical power. The menu is various consisting local menu and international one. While Siladen Resort & Spa are designed for keen divers and non-diving visitor. It has 5 individual beaches view with 10 garden view villas. It also has a traditional spa, large salt water pool and in-house diving centre. The diving centre offers various types of courses.
          Visiting Siladen will give you the most exciting experience. You can have a great adventure by exploring the diving site, or you can just simply relax on its beautiful beach. Siladen Island is one of the best islands in the group of Bunaken Marine Park.

Lasiana Beach, One of the Most Popular Beaches in East Nusa Tenggara

Lasiana Beach is one of the most fascinating tourist destinations in East Nusa Tenggara. The beauty of the island has been very popular, not only in Indonesia, but also around the world. The popularity of the island led the island to be the port for1996 Around the World Sailing Competition held in England. It has been the home of the yearly Darwin - Kupang yacht Race as well. The beach has an amazing landscape. It is perfect for a place to relax your mind as it is not too crowded. Unlike many popular beaches, the beach still maintains its natural beauty because there are not many visitors here.  
          Lasiana Beach is situated in Central Kupan District, Kupang City, East Nusa Tenggara. The total area of this beach is around 3.4 hectares. The beach is so calm as it is shaded by around 65 palm trees and many other trees. It has white sand and clear blue sea water. The waves are calm but powerful. There are hills around the beach. The island is only about 14 km outside Kupang. It is a perfect place for Kupang people to relax after tired of doing many activities all day long. The beach is easily accessible as it is not far from Kupang. You can rent a motorcycle in Kupang or go by bus or taxi. 

          Lasiana Beach offers many activities, including water activities and adventure. You can dive or snorkel in this beautiful beach. You can enjoy underwater life consisting various species of fish and coral reefs. The beach is rich of biodiversity as you can find many flora and fauna. The species of fish and coral reefs spread in the islands around the beach. You can dive in many of the surfing points, including the shipwreck from Japan war ship of 1942. It lies hidden in Semau Island waters. It is so shallow that divers can easily reach the spot. The ship was bombed by Australian Air Force in 1942. It sank right in the place where the ship anchored. You can visit the spot and learn how magnificent the bombing was. 

          Whenever you visit Lasiana Beach, you can stay in Kupang. There are many small hotels and lodge in Kupang. There are also big hotels in Kupang you can select such as Kristal Hotel. The hotel provides adequate facilities for visitors. You will feel satisfy staying in this hotel. Find comfort by spending the night in this wonderful hotel. You can select delicious menu as well when staying in this hotel. Local menu along with international menu are provided especially for you. Hence, having tired of a long journey and various activities, taking a rest in this hotel is the right choice for you.
          Travelling to East Nusa Tenggara, especially Lasiana Beach will give you great experience. You can do many interesting activities and learn many things in this beautiful beach. Never forget to include the beach in your travel plan. You will never regret of your plan visiting this beach.  

Miangas Island, One of the Outer Islands of Indonesia in East Nusa Tenggara

East Nusa Tenggara has a lot of beautiful islands, including Miangas Island. The island may be unfamiliar for you, this may not be as popular as Rote. However, the beauty of this island is so stunning when you see it yourself. There are many things you can describe about this island when you visit it. This is one of the best islands in Indonesia, especially East Nusa Tenggara. 
The island is among the outer islands in Indonesia, and therefore it takes an important role as the boundary island of the Republic of Indonesia. Unfortunately, as one of the outer islands, the government doesn’t pay much attention for its development. In fact, the island has good potential to be developed into the best tourist destination, especially in East Nusa Tenggara.  
          As previously mentioned, Miangas Island is one of the outer islands of Indonesia. Precisely, it lies in Talaud Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. The island is adjacent to our neighbor country, Philippine. It takes only about two hours by boat towards Philippine. The total area of this island is about 3.15 km2. It has beautiful panorama, and along the coastline, it has several cape and atoll as well as coral lagoons. The island is also rich of biodiversity. You can find many species of fish and colorful coral reefs in the beautiful lagoons and atoll. With such beautiful description about the condition of the island, you must want to do many activities in thi island. 

          The activities you can do in Miangas Island always relate to adventure activities, such as hiking, trekking or setting a camp tent. These activities will give you great experience as you can get closer to the nature of Miangas. You can learn about the flora and the fauna along with its traditional way of life of the local people. Learning all about Miangas will give you many advantages as it opens widely your perspective about a remote’s island life of the local people. You can also visit the beaches of the island if you have spare time. Visiting the beaches will also amaze you as you can see a stunning panorama of the island. Enjoying the panorama will refresh your mind, and it makes you feel relaxed.    

          Visiting Miangas Island means you will have great adventure. It’s like visiting a far away place when in fact you are still in Indonesia. If you want to spend your time in this island, you can stay in lodges provided by local people. You can negotiate the price for staying one night. You can also set a camp tent around the beach or a place where you consider appropriate. Spending your night in the tent will give you a good chance to contemplate yourself with the nature. It leaves you a good memory, and you can have a great adventure and experience that you will never forget in your life.
          Miangas Island is like the border of our Republic of Indonesia. It is so beautiful that we should maintain and develop it into one of the best tourist destinations in the world.
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