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Salura Island: The Untouched Hidden Gem of East Sumba

Selasa, 04 Juni 2024 - 04:45 | 13.95k
The beauty of Salura Island. (Photo: Budaya Sumba)
The beauty of Salura Island. (Photo: Budaya Sumba)

TIMESINDONESIA, SUMBA TIMURSalura Island, located in Praisalura Village, Karera District, East Sumba Regency, stands as the southernmost point of East Sumba Regency, Indonesia. Approximately 800 miles from the Australian continent, Salura Island serves as a significant boundary between Indonesia and Australia.

This remote island hide its untouched natural beauty and tranquil atmosphere. It offers a unique destination for travelers seeking an off-the-beaten-path experience.

The island is renowned for its stunning natural scenery. Muhammad Nazarudin, a Sumba culture enthusiast, highlights the island's breathtaking landscapes.

"Salura Island offers extraordinary beauty with its turquoise blue coastlines stretching as far as the eye can see," Nazarudin remarked on Sunday (2/6/2024). The clear, blue-green waters surrounding the island create a picturesque setting that captivates visitors.

One of the island's main attractions is its pristine, thick white sands, providing a welcoming experience for anyone who visits. The beaches are perfect for leisurely walks, sunbathing, and beachcombing.

Offshore, the view is adorned with small, uninhabited islands and traditional fishing boats, which enhance the serene and picturesque environment. The sight of these boats and islands adds to the charm, offering a glimpse into the local way of life and the island’s natural surroundings.

Salura Island's peaceful and quiet atmosphere makes it an ideal retreat for relaxation. The island is perfect for those seeking to unwind and escape the hustle and bustle of daily life.

For the more adventurous, snorkeling is a popular activity, given the island's clear waters and vibrant marine life. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own snorkeling equipment to explore the underwater beauty of Salura.

One of the most captivating experiences on Salura Island is witnessing the sunrise and sunset. "Sitting on the beach, waiting for the sunset, is the best moment for photography on Salura Island," Nazarudin added.

These moments provide perfect opportunities for capturing the island's natural beauty and creating lasting memories.

In addition to its own charm, Salura Island is neighbored by two uninhabited islands: Kotak Island and Menggudu Island. "Kotak Island, often referred to as Goat Island, is populated with goats," Nazarudin explained.

"Menggudu Island, known for its beauty, is frequently visited by tourists using local speedboats." These nearby islands offer additional exploration opportunities for visitors.

Salura Island is not just a geographical landmark but a hidden paradise boasting natural beauty, tranquility, and a unique position at the boundary between Indonesia and Australia. Whether you're looking to relax, explore, or capture stunning photographs, Salura Island is a must-visit destination for any traveler seeking a serene and picturesque getaway. (*)

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