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Pulo Cinta Gorontalo Sulawesi Indonesia

Pulo Cinta Gorontalo Sulawesi Indonesia


Resorts in Pulo Cinta
Resorts in The Middle of Sulawesi Island (source boalemokab.go.id)

Pulo Cinta Review

If you hear the word Sulawesi definitely in your mind is Bunaken. But the interesting sights this one is not inferior to the natural beauty of Bunaken Marine Park.Indonesia is a country with many islands. Talking about Indonesia travel, then a beautifully awesome location in Gorontalo, you should try to visit. The beauties of its location make all of you cannot turn away and always miss the natural beauty. The site name is Pulo Cinta. Pulo Cinta is a fantastic eco resort that stands in the middle of the Gorontalo Island.

Pulo Cinta is one of the mainstay attractions Indonesia, located in the province of Gorontalo or approximately within 460 kilometers of the city of Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. The island is located near the Gulf of Tomini, you will be presented with marine biodiversity, and the island is decorated with lush rain forests and exotic beaches and unspoiled.

The island is one of the small islands in the southern mainland of Gorontalo originally was uninhabited, but this time, the island developed into a resort area that has a range of exclusive and romantic travel. This beautiful island has been visited by many foreign tourists from abroad, especially tourists from Singapore, Malaysia, China, and Australia.
According to the story in Gorontalo, Pulo Cinta reputedly became the location of secret meetings between the Prince of Gorontalo with a princess of merchants from the Netherlands.

Pulo Cinta, as the name suggests this island has a shape resembling a heart. This unique heart-shaped island has 16 eco resorts floating in a romantic and unique design around the island and shows the nice architecture concepts. The idea of these building mimics the traditional houses exist around the island.

Things to do in Pulo Cinta

Enjoying the Beautiful Sea View

In Pulo Cinta you will be presented with stunning ocean views, white sand that naturally clean, swim, sunbathe and enjoy the sunset and sunrise from the balcony of your resort will be an enjoyable experience not to be forgotten.
Pulo Cinta Eco Resort
Enjoying a Beautiful Under Water and Blue Sky (source marischkaprudence.blogspot.co.id)

Snorkeling and Diving

One of the activities that must be done here is diving and see the underwater beauty of Tomini were so incredible. Crystal clear waters here make you do not need to dive too deep, only about 2 to 3 meters diving you can see the beauty of a wide variety of marine life and coral reefs. You will be served by the sight of coral "Salvador Dali", this coral is the only one in the world. Coral is quite surprising, and the numbers are very much on this island. So you do not miss this one activity.

Island Hoping

Island Hopping Activities are also not to be missed. You can get around to several small islands in the Gulf of Tomini by boat. There is a sandy island Gulf of Tomini, Bajo Island, Lito Mohupombo Kiki Island, and more. To be able to surround the islands takes only about 1 hour.
An Evening at Pulo Cinta
An Evening with Background of Full Moon in Pulo Cinta (source marischkaprudence.blogspot.co.id)

Enjoying the Coastal Forest Boalemo

In the area of land that is across Pulo Cinta which is an area of coastal forest belongs to Boalemo District. There you can hike and trekking.

Enjoying Food is typical of Sulawesi

In Pulo Cinta, you can enjoy the tasty food blend of nature, culture, and love. And you will be served a full range of typical culinary Sulawesi with a delicious flavor. With spices typical of Sulawesi exotic and of marine resources.

Pulo Cinta Accommodation

Pulo Cinta Eco Resort is the only resort in Pulo Cinta. The resort does not have air conditioning because all ventilations designed well so that the air flow fills the entire room with the good. The resort has a family room, terrace, private swimming pool.

The prices of the resort may change according to the seasons. The price range is between Rp 3.000.000 to Rp 5.000.000 ($300-$500) per day. The price includes the cost of three meals a day, supplies snorkeling equipment, transportation from the Jalaluddin airport and Port Tilamuta.
Eco Resort Room in Pulo Cinta
An Exclusive Room with Beautiful View (source marischkaprudence.blogspot.co.id)


How to get Pulo Cinta Gorontalo

To reach this place you can book a flight from the city where you live to the Gorontalo, Sulawesi. From the Airport Gorontalo Jalaluddin, you continue by land about 2 hours to Boalemo district, precisely in the Sub-District Tilamuta. The land trip you can rent a car or travel by intercity bus Gorontalo to Tilamuta. After arriving in Tilamuta, proceed to hire a motor boat towards Pulo Cinta. The distance covered to this place about 30 minutes.

Labengki Island Untouched Paradise in Sulawesi

Labengki Island Untouched Paradise in Sulawesi


Labengki Island is located in the village Labengki, District Lasolo, North Konawe, Southeast Sulawesi Province, Indonesia, or about 70 km from the capital city of Kendari. The island consists of several large coral islands and small coral islands so that the island is divided into Pulau Labengki Besar and Pulau Labengki Kecil. Labengki name itself comes from the local language Tolaki "laabenggi" which means an urn because the Labengki Island has a shape resembling a jar when you see from a distance.
Labengki Island Sulawesi
Labengki Island is so Fascinating (source flikr.com)

Things to do in Labengki Island Sulawesi


On The Labengki Island, you can also enjoy the beauty of the coral reefs are incredibly charming and fascinating. Many rows of coral grow naturally surrounding the Labengki Sulawesi. Moreover, on this island, tourists can go climbing hills on small islands, swim, and enjoy the white sand, to get around the island.

Labengki Island offers an exotic charm, calm waters, clear, rocky hills surrounded by green forest and orchids. Biodiversity under the sea is very diverse. There are many beaches with the white sand spread in every area of the Labengki Island. The island with clear water and colorful coral overlay makes the Labengki Island hidden paradise for lovers of diving, snorkeling, fishing, climbers and orchid lovers.

In the area of this island, you can also do fishing activities. This type of fish in the region is very varied, you can get Grouper, Barracuda, Yellow Fin Tuna and Red Snapper fish that you can immediately enjoy the results.

For those of you who have a hobby of enjoying the underwater beauty, on the Labengki Island, there are several diving spots. Besides being able to dive on the island, you can do snorkeling activity. The underwater scenery is very charming and unspoiled, crystal clear sea water turquoise, the waves are calm and beautiful beaches is a paradise with white sand is clean and soft makes Labengki Island as a favorite holiday destination for you to visit.

Besides the charm of nature nautical, Labengki island is also a center for marine research, conservation, and rehabilitation of various species of giant clams or mussels ( Tridacna ) which is the only population of giant clams in the world.The habitat labengki clams also keep unique underwater treasures. In this island of rare and protected animals living on the sidelines of the reef and can be found at a depth of 20 meters. The size of clams in this area could reach 50 centimeters, which is the second largest species of giant clam in the world so this region serves as a breeding species of giant clams in the world.

Related Article: Derawan Islands East Kalimantan
The Magnificent Labengki Island
Untouched Paradise (source flikr.com)

Teluk Cinta (Gulf of Love)


There is also an interesting place on the Labengk Island, where there are a lot of many cliffs are arranged on a white sand beach on the island. There is also a landscape that is very popular on the Labengki Island.The scene was named Teluk Cinta (Gulf of Love). 

Because in this bay is very unique, if seen from the air resembles a picture of the heart or love. Therefore, many people who call this place as the Teluk Cinta (Gulf of Love). This love bay you can snorkel, or we can also enjoy the charm of the underwater world with accompanied with various types of fish in it. Even the Teluk Cinta became one of the favorite photo spots for tourists visiting the Labengki Island.

Labengki Island Accommodation


In this island has not provided facilities such as hotels, inns or restaurants. We recommend that you prepare some food and drink for at this tourist spot. Meanwhile, if you want to stay, you can set up a tent in the area around the island. Or you can find lodgings around the center of the city of Kendari.

At this time Kima Marine Wildlife Conservation Tolitoli being pioneered as a Labengki Island Underwater Adventure Destinations. They provide travel packages that include transportation of Tolitoli towards Labengki, diving and snorkeling equipment, guide services, food, and beverage as well as lodging in a modest cottage.

Labengki Island Cottage
Labengki Island Cottage (source flikr.com)

How to get to Labengki Island Sulawesi


Labengki Island is about 70 km from the city of Kendari. From downtown, you can go directly to the Port of Kendari. Most of the ships or boats in the harbor are not available for 24 hours, and the boats do not operate daily. From the port, you can rent a vessel or a boat to get to the island Labengki. The lease rates vary depending on your agreement with the driver and take about four to five hours of travel, depending on the weather.

Labengki Island can also be accessed from the port districts Sawa (North Konawe), and this is one of the best paths for visitors can be profitable with time efficiency. From Sawa to Labengki Island can be taken for 1-2 hours.

The Best Tourist Attractions in Makassar

The Best Tourist Attractions in Makassar


Makassar is one of the largest cities in South Sulawesi. Formerly, Makassar named Ujung Pandang. Makassar is located on the Coast of Sulawesi Island and making this the city that is famous for its beaches, namely Losari Beach. But not only Losari Beach is tourist attractions in Makassar, but there are also other interesting places that you must visit when you are in Makassar. Below is a list of tourist attractions in Makassar travelers who frequently visit.

Losari Beach


Losari Beach is an icon of the city of Makassar. The scenery is magnificent sunsets can make the tourists interested in visiting. Additionally, you can also fish, sail by boat and banana boat rides that exist here. Access to here is straightforward, from Sultan Hasanuddin Airport and then headed to the beach is by using public transport or private vehicles.
Losari Beach
Losari Beach

Trans Studio Makassar


Trans Studio Makassar is one of the largest tourist attractions in Indonesia and also in the world. Trans Studio Makassar is also the most interesting sights in Sulawesi. An amusement park located in Jalan HM Dg. Patomo, Metro Tanjung Bunga, and Makassar have a wide variety of rides with different themes, namely Studio Central, Lost City, Cartoon City and also Magic Corner.
Trans Studio Makassar
Trans Studio Makassar

Tanjung Bira


The next tourist attraction in Makassar is Tanjung Bira. The beauty of Tanjung Bira is not only known by domestic tourists in Makassar but foreign tourists also frequent sights on this one. To get to Tanjung Bira, you have to travel a distance of about 200 km from the city of Makassar. However, the range will be paid off with spectacular scenery. The sand is soft, and the water is bright blue is the main attraction of this beach. Facilities those are here already quite complete, such as lodging, restaurants and also the bathroom.
Tanjung Bira Makassar
Tanjung Bira


Hot Spring Lejja


A tourist attraction in Makassar next is a Hot Spring Lejja. The Hot Spring is located in protected forest areas in the district Marioriawa, Soppeng Regency has a Lovely view and the cold air. In the sights of the Airport has five swimming baths with temperature sizes and different depths. The sulfur content in hot water is believed to cure various skin diseases and bone.
Hot Spring Lejja Makassar
Lejja Soppeng (source flickr.com)

Tempe Lake


Tempe Lake is a freshwater lake fish producer in the world. The Tempe lake is located in the western part of Wajo there is the much free house owned by fishermen. Not only that, each dated August 23, at Tempe Lake, will be holding an annual ritual to purify the lake. The ceremony is called Maccera Tappareng. On Tempe Lake also there will be many arts and cultural performances and various competitions.
Tempe Lake Makassar
Tempe Lake (source flickr.com)

Samalona Island


Samalona Island can be reached in approximately 45 minutes by boat from the dock Fort Rotterdam. On the Samalona Island, you can enjoy the natural beauty ranging from white sand and crystal clear water. Samalona Island is an excellent place to do snorkeling and diving activities. Samalona on the island there are also several facilities, such as toilets, rooms, food stalls, and even lodging.
Samalona Island Makassar
Samalona Island (source flickr.com)

Malino Highland


Malino is located at an altitude of 1.050 meters above sea level, making these places become a favorite tourist spot in many each circle. If you are interested in visiting Malino, do not forget to bring a jacket and thick clothing, because the air temperature in Malino is ranged between 10 to 26 degrees Celsius. To get here, you have to travel about 90 km from the city center.  During the trip, you will not get bored because it will pass through limestone scenery and a beautiful pine forest. In this plateau, there are several other interesting places, like Takapala Waterfall, Seribu Tangga Waterfall, tea garden, blue valleys and much more.
Takapala Waterfall Malino
Takapala Waterfall (source flickr.com)

Taka Bonerate National Park


For those of you who loved snorkeling and diving, Taka Bonerate National Park is the best tourist attractions that you must visit. When diving here, you will be accompanied by hundreds of species of fish, turtles and sea turtles. Not only that, but you will also be spoiled with beautiful coral reefs in Taka Bonerate National Park. The best time to visit the Taka Bonerate National Park is between April and May. To be able to dive here, you must obtain prior permission from the National Park Rangers.
Taka Bonerate National Park
Taka Bonerate National Park  (source flickr.com)

Togian Islands Indonesia

Togian Islands Indonesia


Sulawesi Island is known as the island with the gorgeous underwater scenery. One among them is the Togean Islands. The Islands are administratively within the Regency Tojo Una-Una, Central Sulawesi. The Island is usually known by the name as Togian Islands or Togean Islands National Park.


Togian Island Sulawesi


It is hidden away within the Gulf of Tomini, Central Sulawesi; Togian Islands isn't only a paradise for lovers of underwater sports only. Togian Islands could be a national park with two acres of the ocean within the form of ecosystem area 292,000 hectares, and 70,000 hectares of its land mass, a part of the Sulawesi island has clusters of Islands more or less 66 separate islands within the central region of the Gulf of Tomini. The wealth of nature is a paradise for all beings. Togian Islands could be a popular vacation destination for tourists from abroad. Togian islands landscape panorama is really excellent.

Togean National Park contains the wealth of the Coral Triangle. With white sand beaches and amazingly smooth water, Togian Island’s exotic beauty and charm create it one of the key traveler destinations of the area. The islands are a very remote paradise.
Togian Islands
Togian Islands Sulawesi (source flikr.com)

Only a little statistics, the Coral Triangle is a triangular zone of tropical waters of more than 500 types of coral bunches. Regional waters around Sulawesi Island are incorporated into this triangle. The territory of the Coral Triangle is the focal point of the natural abundance of the whole undersea world biodiversity. Furthermore is the primary preservation region on the planet, under the sponsorship of the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature).

As a significant aspect of The Coral Triangle, the Togian Islands save submerged biodiversity wealth is spectacular. There are 4 sorts of coral reefs in the waters of the Togian Islands to be the particular Coral ring (atoll), Patch Reef, Fringing Reef, and Barrier Reef. Different coral reefs with an assortment of hues you can discover in the ocean. Around 262 types of coral reefs from 19 Families scattered in the waters of the Islands. 7 types of which are endemic species Togian Islands.

There is a great style of fish of various sizes and shades, you can likewise find in the Togian waters. Around 596 types of fish (from 62 Family) can be found, where the fish held up in delightful coral reefs. You can see the butterfly fish (around 35 sorts), Pilot Whales, Manta Rays, Reef Sharks, dark Fish bigeye Trevally (Trochus Niloticus), monster Clams (Tridagna Gigas), Lola (Trachus Niloticus), and Dugong (a kind of Mermaid). Not just that, in case you're fortunate you may also see a turtle species categorized as endangered, for example, Hawksbills (Eretmochelys imbricata) and green turtles (Chelonia Mygas). The turtles frequently stranded on the bank of the Islands to generate.

What's more, there are additionally mangrove backwoods with 33 sorts of mangrove from 26 genera and 21 Family. Apparently, you will discover some kind of flying creature settling around the shoreline. 
Togian Islands
Togian Islands National Park (source flikr.com)



Going to the Togian Islands National Park, you will go too far Islands. From different points, you will locate the timberland air with lavish trees, obviously with the air new and cool. The Togian Islands, the Mainland has additionally turned into a safe house and rearing different creatures. Like deer, Cuscus, Tarsiers, the coconut crab (Birgus latro), and so forth.

Even as you're inside the Togian Islands tourist location, you may carry out the dive with the clear waters to the base of the coral. For folks who do no longer like the global of diving, you could swim in the waters the use of snorkel and enjoy the beauty of underwater with its biota.

Togian Islands Diving


The most famous dives area inside the Togian Islands is on Kadidiri Island. Water waft on this area quite calm and has a beautiful seaside with white sand and a row of rocks by using the beach. As for the dive web sites on the Kadidiri Island, there's a reef wall vertical elongated form from North to South. That is where you'll revel in the stunning perspectives inside the shape of sea life and exquisite coral reefing with colorful. Ocean currents are pleasant with version 5 to 30 meters into the daylight; it makes you glad to play at the base of the water.

For individuals who do not like diving and playing at the bottom of the sea, we are able to walk down the beach while you pamper yourself with activities capture the great perspectives. The citizens are friendly and hospitable nearby lifestyles is a precise and delightful second for us to forget while you travel tours to the Togian Islands and Kadidiri Island.
Kadidiri Island
Kadidiri Island


Togian Islands Accommodation


Within the Togian Islands is available numerous types of accommodation, guesthouse, and cottage. The rate presented could be very varied, all ranging from Rp 200.000 ($18) up to Rp 500.000 ($48)/day. All of the charges are corresponding to the centers that you will get. The more expensive the cost is whole the centers on providing. But, it is able to be inexpensive relying on where your choice. Even supposing the budget you are minimum, then you can live at the home of local citizens freed from charge.
Pier at Togian Islands Indonesi
Pier at Togian Islands

How to Get There


From Palu toward the Togian Islands by street you can visit Ampena thru Poso which is set 375 km, and a tour time of about 10 hours via the road experience through the vehicle. Throughout the experience, we are able to be spoiled with the splendor of the gardens and perspectives of the mountains and the beach at the equator.

Attending to Togean Island is a difficult mission, and ought to not be tried except you have time to spare. There are numerous ways to get to there, every taking at the least some days, but the first step is usually to fly to the Manado global Airport in North Sulawesi. From Manado, seize one of the two times weekly flights to Luwuk, accompanied by an 8-hour bus journey to Ampana, relevant Sulawesi. Ampana is the same old port to the Togian Islands.

As an alternative, one may go via Gorontalo city, which can be reached from Manado by using the bus, chartered vehicle, or plane. From Gorontalo, ferries leave as soon as a week on an arduous 12-hour voyage to Wakai. Once in Wakai, you should take a speedboat to Togian Island. Sanctioned speedboats are likewise accessible from Marisa in North Sulawesi and Bunta in Central Sulawesi.

Sulawesi Dive Resorts : Bunaken National Park

Sulawesi Dive Resorts : Bunaken National Park


Bunaken Island Diving


Bunaken Island additionally called Manado diving. Bunaken Park may be a traveler spot placed within the Bay of Manado, North island area approximately  800 kilometers sq., wherever this tour is one a part of the govt. Of the town of Manado, that is that the capital of North island.

Here there's a beautiful Garden that is placed around the isle of Manado Tua (Siladen and Mantehage). To envision around Bunaken underwater, you've got to dive into and move to the rhythm of the waves that flow.
Bunaken National Park
Bunaken National Park Sulawesi (source flikr.com)

You will notice natural beauty below the ocean here, a there square measure regarding twelve differing kinds of coral reefs, soaring steeply vertical down as thick as regarding 30 to 50 meters. Also, you may be coddled with bird's-eye views is bestowed by seeing ninety species of fish that are within the Bunaken Marine Park.  Among alternative white koi (Seriola rivoliana), Gusimi Native (Hippocampus), Indigo Gasi (Scolopsis bilineatus), goropa (spilotocepsep hinephelus Pseudanthias hypselosoma and), lolosi yellow tail (Lutjanus kasmira), and plenty of others.

Not solely is it here conjointly several fish-like molluscs found the top of a goat (Cassis cornuta), nautilus (Nautilus pompillius), great clams (Tridacna gigas) and tunikates or askidian.

For guests who love skin diving, this can be one in every of the most powerful places to try these activities. There are regarding twenty-two points which will be used for dives, wherever you will get an opportunity to swim in the ocean with numerous marine lives that are, therefore, superb.

Related Article: Pulo Cinta Gorontalo Sulawesi Indonesia
Bunaken Island Diving
Diversity of Marine Life in Bunaken

How to get to Bunaken Island

To go to the realm of the Bunaken National Park is incredibly straightforward. If you move air, you'll direct transit at Sam Ratulangi International flying field that is within the town of Manado, wherever the flying field is connected to alternative major cities in the state reminiscent of the national capital, Surabaya, Makassar, Balikpapan and Denpasar, Bali. Additionally, for those of you who come back from foreign countries like Asian nation, Singapore, the Philippines will transit at the flying field.
Bunaken Tour
Boat at Bunaken National Park

Then from Sam Ratulangi flying field on your thanks to Manado by mistreatment taxi transport, of the town of Manado Bunaken Island itself, proceed past the common port of Manado towards dockage Blue Banter and dockage earth Diving Centre (NDC) in the district of Molas is a smaller amount than regarding half-hour.

Once inbound in dockage Blue Banter still would like quarter-hour away by employing a ship heading to the dive sites, once you pass the dockage earth Diving Centre (NDC) takes twenty-five minutes. Alternative, various way to get to the island of Manado Bunaken, you may use a ship which will be rented from dockage and market Bersehati.

To get admission to the Bunaken parkland, you'll acquire it by shopping for within the town of Manado within the Bunaken parkland workplace. Otherwise, you can even twig in some real price ticket sales counter at the village of Liang (the island of Bunaken) in Siladen.

The Entrance Fee of Bunaken Island


The price of the entry ticket to the National Marine Park of Bunaken is Rp. 50.000 ($5)/person for once in and Rp. 150.000($12)/person the applicable 1 year. If you buy a ticket that is valid for 1 year, you will be like a badge made of plastic instead of cards.

Bunaken Island Accommodation


Some hotels in the region of Bunaken are available with various options. Some hotels near Bunaken National Park recommended Bunaken Island Dive Resort and Bunaken Divers Sea Breeze Resort. Both hotels are located on the island of Bunaken. There is also rental diving equipment along with an instructor. For scuba instructors, they have mastered the language of France, Netherlands, United Kingdom, and Germany.