Indonesia is an archipelago consisting of thousands of islands which is famous of their beautiful landscapes. Indonesia has so many marine tourism spots. Some are well known all over the world and some other are less famous. However, infamous Indonesian marine tourism spot also are as beautiful as the famous ones. Among various marine tourism spots there are some spot that are not to be missed, especially by the international tourists. Visiting these spots will give them precious memories. Here are the spots that are not to be missed.
1. Derawan Islands
Derawan Islands which is located in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. The islands are acquired by the world for its underwater tourism. Derawan Islands consists of 31 islands. The tourist will be able to enjoy various attractions in this Indonesian marine tourism. The tourists will be able to dive or snorkel.
There are about 469 types of reefs and more than 870 types of fish living in Derawan Sea. Rare green turtles can also be found here. In certain time, the travelers may see the turtles laying their eggs in the beach. In Kakaban Island, there is also a species of giant jellyfish.
2. Wakatobi National Park
Wakatobi National Park is known to be one of the most beautiful underwater paradises in the world. The national park lies in Wakatobi regency, Southeast Sulawesi province. There are four main islands in the national park. Those islands are Wangiwangi Island, Kalidupa Island, Tornia Island and Binongko Island.
This Indonesian marine tourism spot becomes more famous after Wallacea expedition which mentioned that Wakatobi is rich for coral species. The underwater landscape has various terrain slopes.
Some are declivous and the others are steep. There are also some species of petrels. Sometimes, the tourists will be able to see whale. The whale usually crosses Wakatobi around November. Manta ray can also be found in the national park. This spot offers the tourists so many diving and snorkeling spots.
3. Raja Ampat Islands
Raja Ampat Islands which is located in the north Papua close to the Vogelkoop. Vogelkoop is the part of Papua Island which shapes like a bird’s head. The Islands lies in Raja Ampat regency, West Papua province. The islands are widely known for the beauty of its underwater lives. There many types of fish, mollusk and reefs residing in this area.
However, Raja Ampat Islands offer more than beautiful underwater scenery. The reefs and corals existing in the islands known to be the only islands located in Coral Triangle are also very beautiful.
The tourists will be able to enjoy the beautiful underwater life of Raja Ampat Islands by snorkeling or by diving. The islands are also famous for its traditional tribe, the Asmat tribe. The Asmat tribe holds an important rule to keep the islands pure and clean. The tourists are also able to see the traditional life maintained by Asmat tribe until now.
4. Karimun Java Islands
Karimun Java archipelago keeps many beautiful treasures both in the surface and under the sea. The number of visitors of the islands is not too huge. This is the reason why the beaches of the islands in the archipelago are still clean. The fishermen in the archipelago still work in the traditional way so that there is only minimum damage to the lives under the sea.
Thus, it makes the archipelago quite famous for its beautiful diving and snorkeling spots. Karimun Java Islands is one of Indonesian marine tourism spots which will pampered the tourist with clear blue sky and clean white sand beach. The tourists will be able to enjoy various fresh sea food delicacies in Karimun Java Islands.
6. Bali Islands
Among the other Indonesian marine tourism spots, Bali Islands is the most famous tourism spot in the world. Bali Islands offer various types of attractions. The tourists will be able to enjoy beautiful beaches, highland tranquil atmosphere, many cultural ceremonies and events and many more.
Wanting to taste more extreme holiday, there are also some water sport attractions that can be found in this island. The sunset and the sunrise in some spots of the islands are very beautiful.
7. Seribu Islands
Seribu Islands (Thousand Island) National Park which is also known as Seribu Islands is located in Jakarta bay. It lies about 45 km to north of Jakarta. Seribu Islands consists of 342 islands. However, there are only 20 islands that are functioned as Indonesian marine tourism spots.
There are six main islands: Ayer Island, Bidadari Island, Kotok Island, Puri Island, Pantara Island and Pura Island. Seribu Islands is inhabited by various species including birds, reefs, kimam algae, mollusks, corals and sea weed. The tourist are also able to experience some water sport attractions here such as jet skiing, canoeing, fishing, wind surfing, snorkeling and scuba diving.
8. Alor Island
Alor Island is located in the east of Flores, East Nusa Tenggara Province. Alor is one of the Indonesian Marine Tourism spots which are famous for its beautiful underwater scenery. The Alor Sea has so many diving spots. Twenty of the diving spots are known to world’s best diving spots.
The island and the sea are also famous for its biodiversity. The tourists will be able to see dolphins and sunfish. Alor Island can be reached by flying to Kupang and Mali Airport in Kalabahi. The tourists are also able to enjoy the clear sky and beautiful white sand beach.
Bunaken is the place where the tourist will be able to enjoy the colorful underwater life. Bunaken is located in Manado bay in the North of Sulawesi Island. In this Indonesian marine tourism spot, there are about 20 diving spot available.
The diver will be able to see various fish, mollusk, corals and reefs. In Bunaken Timor, the diver will be able to find turtles, sharks and eagle ray. There is also famous ship wreckage that can be found next to Molas Beach. The beaches in Bunaken are also known as exotic beaches.
10. Gili Trawangan
Gili Trawangan is one of the islands that located in West Lombok. The island is small. Thus the visitors will be able to surround the island within 2 hours. Gili Trawangan is one of the Indonesian marine tourism spots where the tourist will be able to see the beautiful landscapes while enjoying tranquil atmosphere.
The island is very clean. There is no cars or another motorized vehicles found in this island. The local citizens are also known to be very friendly towards visitors. The island has some diving and snorkeling spots where the divers will be able to find green turtles and various types of fish and corals.
There are also many other Indonesian marine tourism spots that haven’t widely known by the international visitors. Visiting some famous marine spots in Indonesia will give a glimpse about the other Indonesian beautiful tourism spot.