Nusalaut: The Little Gem of Lease

nusalaut.jpgQuiet little Nusalaut is the smallest inhabited island in the Lease group east of Ambon.
It lies just off the south-western corner of Saparua, the major gateway here. Nusalaut has an all Christian population and has escaped the troubles plaguing the rest of the region unscratched. Its villages retain lots of colonial style houses and churches, two of which compete for the title of being the oldest church in Maluku. There is also an old fort.
The island is great for coastal walks or lazing on its beaches, though most visitors have so far come here to dive off the reefs of Ameth – reputedly one of the best dive spots in Lease!

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