Mota'ain Beach in Belu Regency, East Nusa Tenggara Province

Belu is known as one of the regencies located in East Nusa Tenggara Province. For tourists, it becomes another option for them to enjoy various types of natural attractions and learn some interesting local traditions and culture. Well, when it comes to beaches, everyone should not miss the chance to come to Mota’ain Beach. As the name suggests, it is located in Mota’ain Village and it belongs to West Malaka Sub-District of Indonesia. Here is an interesting fact. The beach is located near to the border of Belu and Timor Leste! No wonder, many tourists (both locals and outsiders) want to visit it due to such reason.

The Nuance
For those who never visit Mota’ain Beach, it is important to learn some information related to the site. For example, it is regarding the nuance of the beach. Once arriving at the location, tourists may see the stunning sea panorama right away. The warm breezy wind also welcomes them, especially if they come at noon. In terms of appearance, unlike most beaches in Belu, this one comes with a rough shoreline. It is because the surface of the beach is covered mostly by gravels and small stones. As for the waves, they look calm. That means the beach is suitable for swimming. Another interesting feature is the presence of local fishermen boats seen on the horizon!

Exploring Mota'ain Beach
Some tourists may wonder what they can do in Mota’ain Beach. Well, it is as simple as enjoying water sports especially swimming. Thanks to the calm waves. Everyone is able to enjoy such activity in a more comfortable and safer manner. For parents who come with kids, though, they need to supervise them well if they decide to swim in the sea. At least, they must do it during the low tide.

Aside from swimming, some people are interested to enjoy beach walking and exploration in Mota’ain Beach. In this case, what they need to pay attention is the comfort of their feet. As stated above, the beach features tons of gravel and small stones. That means tourists should not walk or explore the shoreline barefoot. On the other hand, they must consider wearing comfortable footwear when doing the activity.

What is more? According to locals, tourists often drop by in Mota’ain Beach in order enjoy photography. That means they may explore the shoreline and take some beautiful pictures of sea scenery, waves, fishermen’s boats, and many more. Well, it is true they won’t find any facilities and accommodations there. The good news is the government keeps giving efforts and attention, especially related to the improvement of the site.

Nearby Attractions

  • Abudenok Beach
  • Webua Beach
  • Wemasa Beach
  • Motadikin Beach

How to Get There
From the capital of East Nusa Tenggara Province, Kupang City, tourists can directly go to Mota’ain Beach. Here is the information. The distance is 241 km, so it takes about 6 hours and 24 minutes to get to the location. As for the faster trip, they can take Oesao – Bokong Street.

Where to Stay

  • Ramayana Hotel
  • Tiga Putri Inn
  • Sesawi Hotel
  • Cinta Damai Betun Hotel
  • Victory Cottage

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