Time Required : 3-4 hours
Formed on a cluster of coral, Pulau Samalona or Samalona Island is one of Makassar’s hidden gems. It has beautiful white sand beaches, azure waters, and breathtaking marine life. The island is famous for its snorkelling and diving opportunities that lets one see the colourful coral reefs and fish up close. Pulau Samalona is less than an hour’s boat ride from Makassar, making this little island the ultimate day trip and weekend getaway.
Even those who aren’t keen on taking part in the water activities will love the camping opportunities – making a bonfire, enjoying the night sky from your tent, roasting fish and corn for dinner, and if the weather’s good, even sleeping on the shore! Pulau Samalona sees hundreds of locals on a daily basis, but it remains fairly unknown to international travellers and has only been gaining popularity in recent years. Visitors of Samalona Island are bound to love the laidback, tropical vibe and getting away from the hustle of city life.
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