Sara Island in Talaud Regency, North Sulawesi Province


Talaud Regency or Talaud Islands has become a new trend when it comes to Indonesia nature tourism. As the name suggests, the region is known for its numerous beautiful islands including the one called Sara. It belongs to Moronge Sub-District, actually. According to many tourists, this island is considered the best destination for getting away from daily routines and eradicating stresses. Thanks to the serene nuance and pristine environment. Not to mention visitors are able to enjoy many types of fun activities like swimming, beach walking, sunbathing, photography, and much more!

The Nuance
The best feature in Sara Island is none other than its exotic beaches. Almost all of them consist of soft-textured white sand on where tourists can enjoy beach walking and sunbathing. Do not forget the fact that these shores have low waves! No wonder, most visitors are likely to enjoy swimming and snorkeling there. As for the size, the island is considered small and it doesn’t have any inhabitants. What visitors may find only are lush trees and beautiful shorelines there. This explains why the island offers a perfect peaceful atmosphere for relaxation and getting rid of stresses.

Exploring Sara Island
Many beautiful natural features of Sara Island lure more tourists to come there during holidays. What are they, actually? First, it is definitely the beaches. Almost all of them come with stunning white sand on where tourists conduct beach walking. The beautiful landscape of the shorelines even becomes a perfect background to enjoy photography! Thus, do not forget to carry a camera when visiting the island later. Also, it is recommended to come at the right time which is in the morning (while the air is the freshest).

The second allure of Sara Island is the presence of good diving spots. Most of them come with exotic corals and beautiful fishes! No wonder, many professional divers often come to Sara Island to explore the sea. Have no worries. Beginners also have the opportunity to enjoy the activity, as long as they come with an instructor. This person is quite helpful when it comes to choosing the best spot for diving, as well. It is because some spots have been ruined due to illegal fishing and bombing. Here is another tip. Everyone should prepare the equipment beforehand!

The next reason to visit Sara Island is to witness local birds called Maleo. In fact, Sara has become a natural habitat of this bird species. Still, it requires a perfect time to see those birds. At least, tourists should come during a good weather. Otherwise, the chance to meet those birds is zero.

Nearby Attractions

  • Melonguane City
  • Kabaruang Island
  • Karakelong Island

How to Get There
From Manado City, tourists can directly head to Talaud Regency by airplane. They can get the plane at Sam Ratulangi International airport and the destination is Melangguane Airport at Melanguane City. For the information, the flight takes about 1 hour and 5 minutes. Once arriving at the destination, the last thing to do is to get a boat service and head to Sara Island immediately.

Where to Stay

  • Mentari Inn


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