Miangas Island in Talaud Regency, North Sulawesi Province
Consisting of numerous islands, Talaud Regency becomes a perfect vacation destination to enjoy island hopping and other fun activities. For those who look for a reference, there is Miangas Island. It is part of Nanusa Sub-District and considered the northernmost island in Talaud Regency. Despite the long trip, tourists won’t regret visiting the island. It is because they are able to enjoy the serene nuance and witness majestic natural scenery there. Not to mention they have the chance to meet people who live on the island. That means they can learn some local culture during the visit, as well.
As mentioned earlier, Miangas Island is located in the northernmost of Talaud Regency belongs to Indonesia. That means it takes both time and effort to get there. The size of the island is 3.2 km per square and the number of inhabitants is around 775 people. Despite the secluded location, people have adapted to modern technology. This explains why many of them own a television and mobile phone. In terms of nuance, the island has different types of landscapes. However, the best ones are the shorelines where tourists can see beautiful beaches, coconut trees, white sand, and several coral reefs.
Exploring Miangas Island
The first recommended thing to do in Miangas Island is to approach the original Indonesian villagers. Have no worries. These people are quite friendly and they welcome everyone including foreigners in a good manner. Here is the unique thing. People who live in Miangas can easily capture Philippine’s’ radio broadcasts easily due to its adjacent location. Well, tourists are allowed to experience such unique phenomenon as well. Still, foreigners should come with a tour guide so that they can speak casually with villagers!
The next allure of Miangas Island is none other than its secluded location. The fact is that the island is located near to a neighboring country. Is it bad news? No, it is not. Instead, tourists can take advantage of such isolated location in order to enjoy relaxation. What they need to consider is only the cost of transportation. Not to mention they need to spend much time to get there. In some cases, they even need to hire a tour guide when visiting Miangas.
What is more? Well, Miangas Island is also known for its white sandy beach. Not only visitors can enjoy beach walking, but they also have the chance to meet local fishermen. The fact is that fishery becomes a prime local activity there. Do not forget to take pictures with those fishermen later!
- Karatung Island
- Magupu Island
- Kakarotan Island
- Garat Island
How to Get There
For those coming from Manado City, they should get an airplane at Sam Ratulangi International Airport. The destination is definitely Melongguane Airport at Talaud Regency. Have no worries. It is considered a short flight, which takes only about 1 hour and 5 minutes. Once arriving at Melonguane City, tourists should get a boat service right away and head to Nanusa Sub-District where Miangas Island resides. For the information, this voyage takes around 3 hours.
Where to Stay
- No nearby hotels are available.
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