Watu Bella Beach in West Sumba Regency, East Nusa Tenggara Province
East Nusa Tenggara Province has been recognized by tourists for its beautiful beaches and other natural attractions. Well, one of them is called Watu Bella Beach and it resides in Patiala Bala Village. In terms of region, it is located in Lamboya Sub-District and belongs to West Sumba Regency in Indonesia. Both locals and outsiders take advantage of the beach’s unique landscape and calm waves in order to enjoy comfy water sports and relaxation. Aside from those activities, people can enjoy a family recreation and photography during holidays as well. The only thing to know is that the beach is a little bit far to reach from the capital of West Sumba Regency (Waikabubak City).
The first recognizable feature of Watu Bella Beach is the pure white sand. Even the texture is quite soft, so it won’t hurt at all when walking on it. In terms of size, the shoreline only has the length of 200 meters and it resides between two big coral reefs. Due to this fact, the waves are quite calm and safe for swimming. In terms of nuance, the beach offers both peaceful and soothing atmosphere due to the presence of trees growing in the back of the shore. People can even climb the hill to get a better view or sea scenery up there!
Exploring Watu Bella Beach
One thing that makes Watu Bella Beach unique is that it resides between big coral reefs. Somehow, it looks secluded and gives a nice atmosphere for those who look for a peace and those who want to eradicate stresses. Not to mention the accessibility is considered a little bit difficult, so not many people are seen on site. Tourists don’t have to do anything significant there. It can be as simple as sitting on the beach while listening to the sound of the waves. Even the warm atmosphere of the sea makes it more comfortable for relaxation.
The most recommended thing to do in Watu Bella Beach is definitely sightseeing. In this case, tourists should choose the best spot for enjoying sea scenery, which is on the top of the reef. It is true they need to spend some efforts and time to get up there, but the reward is quite satisfying. Here is the tip. Everyone should not forget carrying a camera when visiting the beach, so they can take beautiful pictures while sightseeing.
Another best thing to do in Watu Bella Beach is none other than swimming! It is because the waves are quite calm and comfortable for tourists to enjoy. Even kids are allowed to get in and play in the water with their parents’ supervision. The water feels warm and it has a nice visibility, as well.
- Marosi Beach
- Dewa Beach
- Takahara Beach
- Kerewei Beach
How to Get There
From Kupang City, tourists can directly take a flight from El Tari International Airport and head to Tambolaka Airport in West Sumba Regency of Indonesia. This may take about 55 minutes, actually. Once arriving at Tambolaka, the next thing to do is to get to Watu Bella Beach in Patiala Bala Village right away. The distance is 72.4 km, so the trip may take about 2 hours. As for the best route, it is none other than Raja Yohanes Ngongo Bani.
Where to Stay
- Watukaka Resort
- Sumba Surf Camp
- Musa Homestay
- Nautil Resort
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