Bidadari Natural Pond in Alor Regency, East Nusa Tenggara Province
The best way to eradicate stresses during holidays is definitely a vacation at natural attractions. For those visiting Alor Regency, in this case, they can take advantage of beautiful beaches and various other vacation destinations. For instance, there is Bidadari Natural Pond. The good thing is that it is located near to the capital of Alor Regency (Kalabahi City). That means tourists are able to get to the location easily, regardless of the type of vehicles they are using. In terms of name, in Bahasa Indonesia “Bidadari” means angel actually. It is because the beauty of the site is similar to that of angles, hypnotizing all people who visit the location.
As mentioned before, Bidadari Natural Pond has an amazing beauty. This Indonesia’s natural pond itself is crystal clear and shallow, so everyone is able to enjoy swimming safely even for kids. Due to the clarity of the water, in fact, tourists can even see the bottom of the pond easily. Even though some dry fallen leaves scatter on some parts of the pond, those won’t bother tourists to enjoy any fun activities there. Aside from the pond itself, the site also features an amazing environment surrounded by lush trees and bushes. That means tourists may expect a shady nuance there!
Exploring Bidadari Natural Pond
Due to the pristine environment and beautiful natural pond, the site offers a nice nuance for relaxation. Visitors don’t have to get in the pond, in fact. They only need to stay still and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere there. Moreover, the ambiance becomes more comfortable if they come early in the morning (when the air is more refreshing). At the time, not many people are seen as well. That means tourists can spend the whole time at the site, feeling like they own the place.
Aside from relaxation, most visitors come to Bidadari Natural Pond to get in the natural pond. That means they would go swimming and playing water comfortably there. The good thing is the pond is quite shallow, which is suitable for everyone regardless of the age. Even those who can’t swim are able to enjoy the activity well. Unlike regular pools, this one features a lush environment and shady trees! So, it feels different as compared to public swimming pools.
For first-timers, there are several considerations to think about. First, the location of Bidadari Natural Pond is a little bit far from Kalabahi City in Indonesia. Thus, they must prepare everything beforehand including the stamina and budget. The next consideration is related to the best time to visit the site. It is said the pond doesn’t look good during the hot season, so tourists should visit the site other than the time. Another important thing to know is related to cleanliness. Everyone should not litter or spoil the environment when exploring the site!
- Fuolafeng Tourist Site
- Takpala Village
- Mataru Waterfall
How to Get There
From Kupang City (the capital of East Nusa Tenggara Province), tourists can take an airplane from El Tari International Airport and head to Alor Island Airport immediately. The flight takes about 40 minutes, so it is considered fast. Later, once arriving at Kalabahi City, tourists can simply take any local transportation service and head to the natural pond right away. For the information, the distance is 48.5 km so the trip may take about 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Where to Stay
- Maimol Resort
- Pulo Alor Hotel
- Nur Fitrah Hotel
- Alami Alor Dive Resort