Karakelang Island in Talaud Regency, North Sulawesi Province
Some tourists have been aware that Karakelang is the biggest islands located in Talaud Regency of Indonesia. Not only it is the biggest, but the island also becomes the home of the capital which is Melonguane City. Another good fact is that it features the best access, especially for those coming from Manado City. The question is what tourists can do once they arrive at the island. Well, due to the big size and better accommodations, all visitors won’t have any bad times there. For the information, the best thing to do in Karakelang is enjoying water sports!
As mentioned before, Karakelang Island has a big size. The unique fact is that the main road is built around the island and along the coast. This explains why tourists are able to access the beaches in an easy manner. In terms of popularity, the famous ones are located in the east part of the island actually. Still, some good beaches are also located in the south and west part of the island. Thus, it is recommended to explore all parts of the island during the visit later. In this case, hiring a local guide becomes a good idea.
Exploring Karakelang Island
Karakelang is considered the most famous island in Talaud Archipelago. It is the home of the capital city and the prime airport, after all. However, other things also make it popular including the presence of beautiful beaches. For the best experience, tourists should visit beaches located near to Melonguane Airport. Those feature calm waves and stunning white sand, which are suitable for relaxation and water sports. In fact, tourists are allowed to enjoy fishing and watching local fishermen’s activity there.
The next recommended place to visit is definitely Arangas Coast, featuring exotic shorelines and mangroves. At the place, tourists can simply relax and conduct photography. Do not forget to take pictures of a stunning sunset with Salibabu Island on its background! After enjoying photography, visitors should explore the island and find various types of landscapes including big corals, leafy coconut trees, and much more! As for the tip, it is recommended to hire a local guide who can show directions efficiently.
Before going home, tourists should conduct island hopping by visiting nearby islands like Salibabu and Kabaruang Island. Have no worries. The locals provide a nice boat service, so everyone can reach those islands without hassles. Even the price is quite affordable! What they need to consider is related to accommodation. Not many hotels are available in Talaud Regency, after all. For the best experience, they can rent a resort but the location is quite far.
- Melonguane City
- Kabaruang Island
- Sara Island
- Pesisir Timur Karakelang Beach
How to Get There
From Manado City, the best way to get to Talaud Regency is by airplane. In this case, tourists can get the plane at Sam Ratulangi International Airport and head to Melanggune Airport at Karakelang Island. For the information, the flight takes approximately about 1 hour and 5 minutes.
Where to Stay
- Mentari Inn