Banda Islands waters is located among the cluster of Neira island, Gunung Api island, Ai island, Sjahrir Island and Hatta Island that settled in Maluku Tengah regency. By settled in strategic location, this island has very rich biodiversity.
Research said that this island has 310 types of coral reefs, 871 fish species and rich population of shark and groupers that well preserved. Hence, this island is also called as a world heritage island.
We can do many things at this beach, among others are seeing the underwater park, canoeing, fishing, diving, seeing the activity of whale, seeing the the cheerful dolphins or watching the annual boat race from the edge of the beach. Those who love diving, there are some spots that perfect for diving, which are:
Sonegat, this is the reachable spot that can be reached within 5 minutes from the beach.
Keraka Island, this island is very suitable spot to enjoy the underwater view, especially for the coral reefs and big barracuda.
Lontar Island, this is an interesting spot with underwater view.
Batu Belanda, this place is full with barrel, sponge tube and little caves. The fishes that located in this place is also vary, like snappers, girldled angel fish or banner fish.
Ai Island, this place offers the best spot to see the magnificent Banda Island. By diving this island, we can see the great underwater wall with natural cave, the living place for harbors fish.
Hatta Island, the diving spot at Hatta Island is in Atol Skaru. This is a coral that lies in few meters from Hatta Island diving spot. Here, we can see unicorn fish, fusiliers, jack fish, rainbow runners, napoleon wrasse and turtles.
To enjoy this island and dive the underwater we have to take quite long trip. The trip is can be done by using flight from Ambon to Banda via Aviator or using sea line by using Pelni ship that starts from Ambon to Banda Islands that operating once in 2 weeks.
The Martha Christina Tiahahu Monument is located in the Karang Panjang area, about 10 minutes from downtown Ambon. Because the location of the monument is at elevation, the tourists can watch the sparkling expanse of Ambon City glittering at night. From this place, the high seas can be seen clearly. We can see the view of Ambon City. This location is usually used as an alternative place to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, especially young people who want to enjoy the view of Ambon City. Historically, Martha Christina Tiahahu grew up…
Benteng Belgica or Belgica Fort is a heritage fortress from Portuguese that been built in Bandaneira, Maluku Tengah. Bandaneira is a small town that also a heritage city from Portuguese and Duch colonization. This city became important city for Dutch and Portuguese since it produce some of important spices. Since Bandaneira was the center of trading, then the building of fortress is need to be built. This fortress was also play the role as a prison and the place for keeping the gun. At early begin, Belgica was named as…
Beaches in Ambon are known well for their beauty. The visitors are not as crown as those who come to pulau Bali or Lombok, but that makes beaches in Kota Ambon still in original and natural condition. One of the favorites is Hunimua Beach. Though the facilities are yet not complete. This beach is also known as Liang Beach for it’s located in Liang village, Salahutu sub-district, Central Maluku district, Maluku Province. UN has stated this beach as the most beautiful beach in Indonesia in 1990, and always been target…
Village of Sawai, Maluku, is one of destinations in the Manusela National Park. The waters are calm and clean. This tourism village has the same beauty with other islands in Indonesia. This village is famous for its beaches and sea. Most of the sea in the this village is still natural and well preserved. Sawai village is including the oldest villages in Maluku and it has several small islands surrounding it. These islands are also adds to the beauty of the Sea of ??Sawai. What is unique of this village…