10 Popular Beaches in Sulawesi that You Must Visit

For those of you who like beach tourism, tourist destinations don't always have to end in Bali or Lombok. As an archipelagic country, Indonesia is certainly surrounded by a variety of beautiful beaches, one of which is on the island of Sulawesi.

As the 4th largest island in Indonesia, Sulawesi also has many beautiful places that are interesting to visit, such as the following 10 beach tourist destinations in Sulawesi.

1. | Bunaken Island

Located in North Sulawesi, Bunaken Island must be included in your travel list when spending holidays in Sulawesi. This 8.08 km2 island in Manado Bay can be traveled for 30 minutes by speed boat from Manado Harbor.

The island and the sea which are included in the Bunaken National Park area have 20 diving points which are a favorite place for divers from abroad.

2. | Wakatobi National Park

You must also be familiar with this one tourist destination. Located in Southeast Sulawesi, Wakatobi National Park is indeed very popular among local and foreign tourists. With an area of ​​about 1.4 million hectares, this national park is a paradise for coral reefs and ornamental marine fish, perfect for snorkeling or diving.

3. | Siladen Island

Located in the northeast of Bunaken Island, Siladen has an area of ​​31.25 hectares. The island is surrounded by white sand on the shoreline. While in the sea, you will be treated to the beauty of coral reefs with marine life of various shapes and colors.

You can snorkel, dive, take underwater photos, go around the island with a glass boat (catamaran) or just sunbathe on the beach with soft white sand.

4. | Lihaga Island

Lihanngga Island is a small uninhabited island. The island, which is located in Likupang, North Minahasa Regency, offers a panoramic beauty of fine white sand and clear sea water. To reach this location it takes 2 hours drive from the city of Manado. Then continue the journey by using a chartered boat for 45 minutes.

5. | Lakban Beach

Located in Ratatotok District, Southeast Minahasa Regency, you have to travel quite a long way, which is about 3 hours from Manado to reach this beach. Lakban Beach has a fairly sloping coastal land when compared to beaches in general. So that it allows tourists to do some sports games, such as football or volleyball.

6. | Losari beach

Located in the capital city of South Sulawesi, Losari is an icon of Makassar City that you must visit. Unlike the beaches in general, you can't enjoy the sand on Losari beach because along the beach it is blocked by concrete. Even so, Losari offers a variety of exciting water games, such as banana boats, water bikes, sailing by boat, to fishing.

7. | Tanjung Bira Beach

This beach, which is known for its clean and soft white sand, is located in Bonto Bahari District, Bulukumba Regency. At Tanjung Bira beach, tourists will also be treated to views of two islands that have their own beauty, namely Liukang Loe Island and uninhabited Kambing Island.

8. | Pa'Badilang Beach

Located in the Selayar Islands, precisely in Je'ne Kikki Hamlet, Bungaiyya Village. The distance is about 5 km from Pamatata Harbor and 45 km from Selayar Fort City. Pa'Badilang Beach is still pristine and natural because it is not too crowded. Although it is located quite far, this beach is suitable for those of you who want to be alone.

9. | Lemo Beach

It is located in the Wotu area, East Luwu Regency, South Sulawesi. This beach is perfect for relaxing enjoying the beauty of the sea. The constant pounding of the waves and the rows of coconut trees can make you forget about your daily activities.

10. | Appalarang Beach

Slightly different from beaches in general, Appalarang Beach does not have white sand. Here, you will be spoiled with the beauty of the cliff-shaped rock that extends beautifully from north to south. It is not recommended to play water on this beach, unless you are good at swimming and are able to swim on the edge of the reef.

Of the several choices of beautiful beaches in Sulawesi that you have read, which one will you visit to spend your next vacation? Don't forget to book flight tickets and accommodation on Traveloka.

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