Ratenggaro Beach in Southwest Sumba Regency, East Nusa Tenggara Province


It seems tourists have an unlimited option of beautiful beaches to visit in East Nusa Tenggara Province. One of these beaches is located in Southwest Sumba Regency called Ratenggaro. To be exact, the location is in Umbu Ngedo Village and it belongs to Kodi Bangedo Sub-District. As people may expect, the beach resides quite near to the famous cultural site called Ratenggaro Village. Not only is has a nice or strategic location, but the beach offers many opportunities for tourists to enjoy holidays including surfing and photography. Thus, do not miss the chance to visit the beach when heading to such cultural site!

The Nuance
The combination of cultural and natural attraction makes Ratenggaro Beach more popular among tourists over time. It is because visitors can enjoy both natural and historical tourism at once when visiting the beach. In terms of nuance, it is definitely stunning due to the presence of various natural attractions for tourists to enjoy. The best characteristic perhaps is the big waves which are suitable for surfing! Even some traditional houses and ancient tombstones are seen clearly from there! What a great place to spend a holiday, no?

Exploring Ratenggaro Beach
Once arriving at Ratenggaro Beach, tourists would be impressed with its clean and neat environment. The shoreline features crystal clear water and white soft-textured sand. Still, it is recommended to wear comfortable footwear in order to avoid stepping on broken corals that scatter in some parts of the beach. All tourists won’t miss the chance to explore the site, especially to reach its estuary (which is the best feature of the beach). It is true tourists are allowed to get in the water, but they must consider the depth and strong current of the waves beforehand.

The next impressive feature of Ratenggaro Beach is none other than its ethnic atmosphere. It is because the site is located in a traditional village with its interesting culture and unique structures. Have no worries. Everyone can visit the village later after spending good times at the beach. As mentioned earlier, the beach features strong waves so it is not suitable for swimming. Instead, tourists can take advantage of those great waves to enjoy surfing. What people need are both skills and a reliable surfing board.

Another recommended thing to do in Ratenggaro Beach is definitely to visit the nearby village. It is the place where tourists can take unique pictures of traditional houses and get close to the locals, after all. No to mention they have the chance to try traditional foods and learn some culture during the visit. What do you think?

Nearby Attractions

  • Karoso Beach
  • Mbawana Beach
  • Ratenggaro Village
  • Pero Beach
  • Paranobaroro Village
  • Wainyapu Beach

How to Get There
A trip to Ratenggaro Beach starts from Kupang City, which is the capital of East Nusa Tenggara Province. Tourists should get an airplane at El Tari International Airport and head to Tambolaka Airport of Sumba Island first, though (which is about 55 minutes). Once arriving at Tambolaka, they can take a local transportation service and head to Umbu Ngedo Village where the beach resides. The distance is 49.2 km, so the trip may take around 1 hour and 14 minutes! As for the fastest route, it is none other than Lukas Dairo Bili Street.

Where to Stay

  • Tino Purba
  • Watukaka Resort


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