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Manikin Beach, Relaxing at the Beach with Natural Scenery in Kupang

Manikin Beach is kind of gem in Kupang City. The beauty of its beach brings us the goodness of life because we will see all about natural scenery and natural life. The white sand covers the surface of the beach just like other adjacent beaches such as Nunsui Beach and Lasiana Beach. The surface of the coastline are wide, especially when the tide is low. Yet, if the tide is rising, the water will come up and take the coastline along three km. 
Recently, the tide is rising dramatically and the waves erode most of the area of the beach. To avoid this, the local government build a small dike. In other part, you will see the stretch of trees that planted to prevent abrasion and to break the waves so that the erosion won’t be in serious condition.
Manikin Beach is located at Tarus Village, Central Kupang sub-district, Kupang Regency, East Nusa Tenggara Province. Precisely, it lies right at the coastal area of Kupang Strait in the west of Timor Island or at the west of Kupang Regency. The position of the beach is so strategic because it is situated around the main road of Trans Timor, near to El Tari Airport, and adjacent to the Kupang City. 
It takes around 20 km from Kupang and you can ride public transportation, like bemo or bos, motorcycle, and a car. The route of public transportation is Kupang – Oesao and Kupang – Camplong. The infrastructure itself is adequate and accessible so that you can reach the beach easily.

Local government has been developing the infrastructure around Manikin Beach. The road access, toilet, and other facilities so that you can spend your time freely with fun. You also can taste local dishes like epe banana, boiled corn, roasted corn, and young coconut. And if you want to explore the area around Manikin Beach, like Lasiana and Nunsui Beach, you can stay in Hotel La Hasienda, Hotel Pantai Timor, Sylvia Hotel Kupang, dan Hotel Astiti.

Because the location of Manikin Beach close to the center of city, thus the beach become one of favorite tourist destination for people from Kupang. That is why the beach so crowded during weekend and holiday season. They come with their friends and family.
The marine life in Manikin Beach is so vary as well and one of them is whale. Sometime, the fishermen find many whale that separated from their colony and drifted ashore. This occasion become attraction for local residents and they drove to the beach to watch it. 
Manikin Beach is suitable spot for those who want to relax their mind from routine because it has beautiful panorama. Besides that, the view that surround the beach still natural and it will be more perfect if you come to catch the sunset.
For adventure lover, you can explore the area around Manikin Beach. There is a river estuary which located near the beach and it can be the specific icon for Manikin compared by other beaches in Kupang City. In addition, the view toward the Kupang Strait from Manikin Beach is more attractive because you will see the background of fishermen boats, Semau Island, Kera Island, and Tanjung Sulamu which it looks so gorgeous when the sunset comes.
If you like water activities or beach sports, you can play volley ball, swimming, sun-bathing, or just strolling along the beach. Your vacation will become unforgettable moment if you camping there with your friends. Play guitar and sing together.
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