Bitila Island in Boalemo Regency, Gorontalo Province
It is not surprising that more tourists keep coming to Gorontalo Province these days. One of the reasons is to explore all available small islands in that region. That means these people love island hopping and conduct water sports there. As for the reference, there is Bitila Island in Boalemo Regency. This one resides in Kramat Village and belongs to Mananggu Sub-District, actually. Despite the long distance, a trip to Bitila would give both satisfaction and new experience to tourists. After taking a long trip by local transportation service, tourists need to ride a fisherman boat in order to reach the island, too later.
For the information, Bitila is an uninhabited island. The size is even smaller than the others! It has a triangle shape and is surrounded by light-brown shorelines. Also, it comes with shallow shores, where tourists can enjoy swimming safely. It is because big waves won’t reach the island so everyone can conduct water sports without problems. What is more? The next recognizable feature is the presence of small trees and bushes that grow in the midst of the island. One thing, no facilities are available there.
Exploring Bitila Island
The first allure that tourists can enjoy in Bitila Island is related to history. It is said the island is closely related to Botohuwato pr Batu Buaya Beach of Kramat Village. According to the locals, the island was formed due to a mystical wood carried by the youngest son of King Bilalea. This young boy was abandoned by his big brother back then. Somehow, the wood turned alive and became an island! The name of the wood was Kayu Bitila, actually. Tourists can gather information regarding this story from the locals later.
Well, aside from learning history, people can do other things in Bitila Island. For example, snorkeling and diving are quite recommended! Thanks to the shallow sea and excellent clarity. It feels like snorkeling in a giant aquarium, in fact. The only disappointment is that the number of corals is not as many as others. Also, tourists need to carry their snorkeling gear due to the absence of services and facilities. As an alternative, tourists can enjoy fishing instead!
For the information, Bitila Island resides near to the famous Tomini Cape. No wonder, the sea beauty is considered similar to it. What about those who can’t swim? In this case, they can explore this small island instead. It is because the island features several shady trees, which are suitable for relaxation. Plus, the warm breezy wind would soothe everyone there. Here is another idea. Tourists can rent a fisherman boat and conduct fishing on it.
- Pulo Cinta
- Molopinggulo Island
- Tomini Cape
How to Get There
It is, without a doubt, the best way to reach Gorontalo Province is by airplane. For example, a flight from Soekarno – Hatta International Airport at Jakarta City to Jalaluddin Airport may take about 3 hours. Later, once arriving at the airport, tourists can take Trans Sulawesi Street and head to Manangu Port. This trip may take about 2 hours and 26 minutes, as the distance is 105 km. Next, they can simply use a boat service and head to Bitila Island directly. The voyage may take about 1 hour or more depending on the weather.
Where to Stay
- Pulo Cinta Eco Resort