Makassar is the capital of South Sulawesi which presents various interesting and worthy tourist destinations for you to visit. One of the best destinations it has is a beach with a variety of attractions. Beach destinations are indeed being hunted by many tourists who come to visit Makassar. The reason is that there are beaches in a group of beautiful islands around this city that make it more unique and exotic. Many exciting activities can be done so that you are guaranteed not to feel bored. Make you have a more memorable and enjoyable holiday. For that, below are recommendations for 6 beautiful beaches (and islands) in Makassar that you must visit.
1. Samalona Island
Samalona Island is the most famous island among other islands in the Spermonde Archipelago group. Many tourists are attracted by the white sand beaches of this small island. The white sand beach surrounds the island, so it looks more attractive. Not only that, on the white sand beach of Samalona Island, you can also enjoy the underwater beauty of coral reefs. This northern part of the island has the most beautiful coral reefs and is suitable for snorkeling location.
2. Losari Beach
Who is not familiar with Losari Beach. This beach has become a tourism icon from the famous Makassar city throughout Indonesia. Different from other beaches in Makassar, you will not find sand on the edges but replaced with concrete. The absence of sand does not mean that Losari Beach is not worth visiting. There are many interesting activities that you can try, such as sailing, banana boating, fishing, enjoying culinary delights, and so on—a suitable place for families with many members.
3. Kodingareng Keke Island
Many tourists call Kondingareng Keke Island an interesting and rarely found island. This place is a wonderful place to take pictures in the form of a white sand dune. In addition, the attraction of the beach on the island of Kodingareng Keke is also present through its underwater scenery. You can dive and take pictures in the underwater museum that is presented. Don’t worry, you will be helped to dive even though you have never tried snorkeling or diving.
4. Lae Lae Island
The White Sand Beach of Lae Lae Island is considered exotic and worthy of being the next vacation destination. Uniquely, on this beach, you can find various historical heritage sites such as tunnels which are said to be related to the Fort Rotterdam fortress and triangular-shaped breakwaters. Apart from knowing historical relics, there are many other activities you can do. These activities include diving in selected spots, enjoying the underwater scenery by snorkeling, or seeing the amazing sunrise and sunset.
5. Kayangan Island
From the name alone, it can be interpreted that this beach is beautiful like in the land of heaven. The beach in Ujung Pandang is quite interesting because the east side is facing the Makassar port. So you can enjoy the view of the beach as well as the view of the ship in the harbor. Many tourists are attracted to this beach to see the view from the ships. Especially when viewed at night, the view of the lights on the opposite side adds to the more romantic atmosphere.
6. Tanjung Bayang Beach
Tanjung Bayang Beach is a lake located on the edge of the Tanjung Bunga Metro street. Because it is close to the capital city of Makassar, this beach will be crowded during holidays or weekends. For those looking for cheap and close tourist attractions, this beach is highly recommended to be visited with family. Not only that, you can visit this beach for sports like beach volleyball or soccer with friends, family or even local residents. The waves at Tanjung Bayang Beach are usually gentle except in April and November.
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