Samalona Island is a beautiful small island near Makassar. The total area of the island is just around 2.34 hectares. However, with such area, the island has beautiful cluster of circular coral around the island. Apart from the cluster coral, the island has white sand and crystal clear of water. The sand and the water make the island look so beautiful. The beauty of the island has made it the main tourist destination of most tourists visiting South Sulawesi. Especially, the tourist attraction such as diverse marine tropical fish, coral reefs and many diving areas are managed well. This attracts more tourists to visit the island. If you are about to travel to South Sulawesi, the best time to visit Samalona Islands is from February to October.
Samalona is an archipelago that could be seen clearly from the Citadel Fort Rotterdam in the area Keling – Makassar. Mandalika is only 500 meters from the edge of the cliff fortress Fort Rotterdam. Samalona Island is a cluster of circular coral island with an area of 2.34 hectares. This small island is one nautical tourist destination visited by many local and foreign tourists. White sand and crystal clear water make this island perfect for sunbathing. In addition, this island is very good area for diving (diving), because there are around coral reefs inhabited by diverse marine tropical fish, colorful, and other marine biota.
The island is saving a million mystery about his wreck of the ship-relics of World War II. There are about seven boats that sank in the area of this island, among them: Maru ship, owned by a Japanese warship sank at a depth of about 30 meters; ship Lancaster Bomber which also sank at a depth of about 30 meters; submarine hunter (gunboat) Japanese-owned ; Hakko Maru cargo ship made in the Netherlands, and Japan’s submarines. Wrecked ships have been transformed into a reef and became a “house” or “residence” for hundreds of diverse marine life forms, and type and color that is very admirable. The beauty of this is the major attraction for tourists to come swim in the carcasses of the shipwreck.
In addition to the mystery and beauty of the marine park, tourists can also watch the sunrise (sunrise) and sunset (sunset) at a similar position. In this island, tourists can also enjoy the delights of a variety of fresh seafood cooked in a way that is quite unique, that is placed on top of coconut shell and then covered with deciduous trees that grow around the island. In this way, the smell of charcoal smoke wafted immediately and could arouse appetite.
The main attraction of Samalona Island is its beautiful underwater life. You can dive or snorkel to enjoy the beauty of its underwater. When diving or snorkeling, you will see a school of various fish. The colorful fish and the clear water of the sea allow you to see the sea creatures obviously. After tiredof diving or snorkeling, you can rest and relax in the beach. The fine white sand allows you to rest comfortably. Rest in the beach until the sun sets.You will see the most fascinating sunset in the west. The sun seems to set in the sea horizon. It’s magnificent. Prepare a camera to perpetuate the beautiful object of the sunset.
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