In Makassar, Indonesia the most famous tourist destination is quite obviously the Losari beach. But did you know Makassar has an island with so much of natural beauty? Yes, it has! It’s called the Samalona island and it’s definitely worth to know of it, especially if you are planning a visit to Indonesia.
This beautiful island is located in the district of Ujung Pandang in Makassar. For anyone who travels from any Makassar hotel, this island is not too far because it’s only seven kilometers from the city of Makassar.
Possible routes you can take
From Jakarta airport, there are several domestic flights that travel to the Sultan Hasanuddin Airport and to the Makassar/Ujung Pandang. Then from where you are to Samalona Island, you can either take a taxi or public transport.
This is entirely a matter of your choice. According to the budget that you have you may choose any place ranging from the hostels to luxury hotels the likes of Citadines Royal Bay Makassar. And if by any chance you are worried about your meals during your visit to the island, do not worry since it has several food stalls around selling different kinds of seafood.
What to see and do?
Samalona Island is famous for the beauty of the underwater. Thus it offers a perfect setting for swimming and diving during your holidays. If you are there on a lucky morning, chances are that you may see dolphins making their appearance in the waters.
Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+