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Kepa Island, a Virgin Marine Park in East Nusa Tenggara

Kepa Island is one of tourist destinations in East Nusa Tenggara. For those who love water activities will interest to visit the island. The island has stretch of white sand as smooth as flour and turquoise water with peaceful atmosphere. Staring the ocean with range of hills and small islands around Kepa will give you tranquility. The small wave of water runs toward the coastline together with small boats.
Kepa Island is located at Alor Regency and it is one of big islands here. Alor has 15 islands and six among them are inhabited. Alor Island itself is nominated as the paradise of corals. The beauty is still virgin because the condition is still natural and original.
Kepa Island lies at Alor Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. It takes around 10 minutes by motor boat from Kecil Island Pier at Alor Island. Alor Island itself can be reached by flight for about 45 minutes from El Tari Airport Kupang, the capital of East Nusa Tenggara. There are two flights which are served by Fokker airplane from Kupang to Kalabahi, the capital of Alor Island. Kalabahi becomes a transit place for tourists before they continue the trip to the cluster of small islands surround Alor, including Kepa Island. 
From Kalabahi Airport in Alor, you still need to continue the journey for about 1.5 hours by a car and continued by a boat. The island has not adequate infrastructure. There is no asphalt road, public transportation or food stalls. Even, the inhabitants who live in Kepa Island are only 24 inhabitants.

Kepa Island is just like a forgotten island because it is far from civilization. But, this condition becomes the main attraction because it still has original beauty. The only one lodge you can stay is La P’tite Kepa. The lodge designed just like traditional village from Alor because it built on the cliffs close to the beach and each huts are built from bamboo.
The rate to stay here is IDR500.000 or US$52 per night. If you want to enjoy your vacation in Kepa Island, you are suggested to book before you come. To expand the popularity of Kepa Island, local government is trying to open direct flight to connect Alor Island from Flores and Bali, provides hotels and restaurants. 

Kepa Island is suite for you who want to explore the nature and enjoy underwater panorama. The corals in this area are nominated as one of the most beautiful corals in the world. It is not surprise because this area is surrounded by Timor Sea, Sawu Sea, and Flores Sea which is becomes the crossing spot for whales. Thus, if you are lucky, you will see the whales appear at the surface. If you want to see marine life, you can dive or snorkel in Kepa Island. You can swim together with colorful fishes that sometime hiding behind the corals and the reefs.
Actually, there are around 42 diving spots which are close to each other. Thus, it will ease you to explore marine life. Crystal water also creates clear visibility of underwater. If you want to know more about Alor Island and Kepa Island, you can join to travel package such as hunting deer, fishing, and diving. You will have great moment and unforgettable sensation anytime you visit Kepa Island in East Nusa Tenggara.

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