Mandra Beach in Kolaka Regency, Southeast Sulawesi Province
Kolaka Regency becomes an option when it comes to a vacation in Southeast Sulawesi Island. Apart from its culture, this region also has several recommended tourist spots. One of them is called Mandra Beach, which is always crowded during weekends. Local people keep coming to this beach, especially in the morning where the weather is nice and the air is fresh. It doesn’t have to be water sports, as visitors can simply do exercising and beach walking on this beach. It is also a good location for sightseeing.
In terms of nuance, Mandra Beach emits a regular beauty with its high traffic. The sand is brown and it is similar to a cape. In the horizon, some boats are seen and they look majestic. The beach is quite crowded since it is located near to the street and there is a mosque near to it. A parking area is also available, on which visitors can park their vehicle there. Also, you can find a small park near to the parking area.
Exploring Mandra Beach
When people hear about Mandra Beach, some of them think about a Betawi’s comedian. It is because the name is the same. In fact, there is a connection between the beach and such person. As a tourist, you have an opportunity to learn it from the locals. Some people may tell you the history of the beach, which is related to a famous comedian of Jakarta – Mandra. During the inauguration of the beach, the local government invited a special guest (Mandra). Due to that event, people started to call the beach with such name.
Mandra Beach features a formation of mangroves, on which tourists can explore. It also becomes an alternative spot for a therapy. That means visitors can relieve their stresses by witnessing beautiful sea scenery and enjoying the refreshing air. Despite lacking white sand, the shoreline is considered worth an exploration. Beach walking is also a good idea, as the waves are slowly reaching your feet while you are walking on the seashore. The texture of the sand is soft, so it won’t hurt your paws at all.
Another thing to do in Mandra Beach is a culinary adventure, as some local eateries are available there. In fact, many food vendors are swarming in this beach during weekends or holidays. They offer different types of snacks and foods, which are both delicious and cheap! Also, the beach is located near to traditional accommodations and modern hotels. It depends on your preferences when it comes to choosing a place for resting, after all.
- Kakao Monument
- Ulunggolaka Camp Site
- Tikuarau Waterfall
How to Get There
Mandra Beach is located in Kolaka Regency. That means it takes about 3-4 hours from Kendari City, as the distance is 161 km. For a faster trip, you can take Poros Unaaha-Pondidaha Street. If you come from Jakarta, your first destination is Haluoleo Airport, which lies in Kendari City. Once you get there, take a taxi or other types of transportation service to Kolaka. It is as simple as that.
Where to Stay
- Rahman Hotel
- Merpati 2 Hotel
- Nabila Hotel
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