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Samalona Island
Makassar and surrounding
Beaches,  Islands

Samalona Island is located 7 km from the coast of the port city of Makassar. Only 30 minutes in a fishing boat and you are on the shore of the most picturesque island in Indonesia. The journey is believed to be the brightest holiday event in this astounding country. What can be more fascinating than exploring an uninhabited island, walking along endless sandy beaches, sailing in a big wooden boat, and looking around.

However, the snow-white sands and crystal clear waters of the strait are not the only reasons for visiting this wonderful place untouched by mankind. Samalona Island got the status of one of the main attractions of Makassar for good reason. For a long time, enormous systems of coral reefs in the coastal waters have been a desirable target for all who took flippers and a mask to look into the depths of the sea. The underwater world of these places is so bright and lively that the fame of the extraordinary snorkeling near Samalona has long gone beyond Indonesia. The island itself has become a cover hero of authoritative editions about tourism and traveling more than once.

Besides this, plenty of ships and warships have been sunk in this area since World War 2. They still hide many ancient relics on board, even though time turned them into reefs, and marine life settled down in them. Seven huge warships, including the famous Japanese ship Maru, the Dutch ship Hakko Maru Cargo and several Japanese submarines, are available for a survey today. After amazing sea adventures and a cherished treasure hunt, you can go to one of the small homely stores, that offer the freshest seafood and the most delicious coconut ice to the island guests.

Address: Samalona Island

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