Tuesday, April 6

Beautiful Place in Sabu Island – Part 1

Part 1 – Have you ever been about Sabu Island in East Nusa Tenggara or NTT? Its popularity is inferior to Flores or Komodo Island, but Sabu Island has a typical East Indonesian tourist destination that is second to none.

Blessed with beautiful nature, this island is located in Sabu Raijua Regency and is the southernmost island in Indonesia after Rote Island. Like a hidden gem, Sabu Island is far away and the hot weather does not deter tourists to explore it. Apart from nature, cultural nuances are also the main attraction of Sabu Island.

How to get to Sabu Island

To reach Sabu Island, you can choose to take a plane or ferry from Kupang. If you take a plane, you need to pay starting from IDR 1,000,000 for a single trip, while for a ferry, it starts from IDR 85,000 per person. If you take a boat, there is a choice of fast boats available with a travel time of about four hours. On arrival at Sabu Island, public transportation is still rarely found so it will be easier if you travel by using a travel agent service.

1. Kelabba Maja Hill

Cliffs are common, but hilly cliffs like this are just extraordinary. Kelabba Maja has unique contours and hues and is also considered a historical site by the community. According to belief, Kelabba Maja is the dwelling place of Lord Maja so that here you can see the stone which is used as an altar of worship for the god.

Uphill tracks will be waiting for you before you discover this natural beauty. But if you look at this landscape, it is very worth it to pay for your hard work. Remembering its sacredness, don’t forget to maintain your attitude and words when visiting this place, OK!

Address: Pedarro, Hawu Mehara, Sabu Raijua, East Nusa Tenggara
Opening Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Ticket Price: Starting from 10,000 IDR

2. Ledeae Hawu Mehara Snow Hill

It’s okay to be cold, but you won’t be really cold here, really! The reason is because the white color in these hills is not snow but chalk. This tourist destination on Sabu Island is included in a nature reserve and its unique shape makes this hill famous as a cool photo spot.

Whether from close or far away, the appearance of Snow Hill is just as beautiful. If you want to find a different side, you can go up on it and see the beach scenery freely. Upon arrival, you are guaranteed to be busy looking for instagramable corners to take pictures!

Address: Ledeae, Hawu Mehara, Sabu Raijua, East Nusa Tenggara
Opening Hours: Every day, 08.00 WITA – 18.00 WITA
Ticket Price: Free

3. Napae Beach

Thick white sand as if it must be on the beach to make it look beautiful. Likewise with the famous Napae Beach on Sabu Island. Not only does the sand make you comfortable, the calm sea will also make you lulled when you are here. You can use the number of lopos or saung available to hang out beautifully to spend the day.

You can play sand or swim to your heart’s content to get rid of fatigue. Then when the sun goes down, your eyes will be spoiled for the sight of the exotic twilight sky. Time will surely pass imperceptibly here.

Address: Meba, West Sabu, Sabu Raijua, East Nusa Tenggara
Opening Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Ticket Price: Free

4. Cemara Beach

As the name implies, at Cemara Beach you can see a row of sea pine trees which add to the exoticism of this beach. The waves on this beach are also calm so it is safe to swim. The calm atmosphere of the beach will make you comfortable just sunbathing while reading a book or chatting on the edge.

Apart from sea views, you can also find salt and seaweed farmers. These farmers still make salt in the traditional way and add to the exoticism of Cemara Beach. In short, this tourist destination on Sabu Island is perfect for an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city!

Address: Jiwuwu, Sabu Tengah, Sabu Raijua, East Nusa Tenggara
Opening Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Ticket Price: Free

5. Rae Mea Beach

The beaches on Sabu Island are beautiful and unspoiled. Rae Mea Beach can provide a different experience because here you can see clam shells scattered on the sand. Walk up to the edge of the beach and you can admire the beauty of the cliffs on this beach.

Rae Mea Beach has won the Most Popular Hidden Heaven award in 2018 organized by Anugerah Pesona Indonesia. If you are satisfied with heating and want to relax for a moment, you can sit on the lopo aka huts in this beach area.

Address: Loborai, East Sabu, Sabu Raijua, East Nusa Tenggara
Opening Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Ticket Price: Free

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