Makassar is one of the big cities in South Sulawesi, which is quite popular. There is a paradise on earth with many natural charms hidden within, from beaches to waterfalls and well-managed gardens. However, the tourist icon from Makassar is Losari Beach which is a favorite of tourists.
In the area around Makassar, the beach also seems to be the most popular tourist attraction. Apart from seeing the calming open sea, they can also play in the water. Here are some beaches in Makassar that you can explore while on vacation there.
- Losari Beach
As previously mentioned, Losari beach is the most popular tourist icon in Makassar. The tourists enjoy the beauty of the beach, especially at sunset. Although this beach does not have as much sand as other beaches, there are internet facilities that pamper visitors. The location of Losari Beach is on Jalan Penghibur, precisely to the west of Makassar City. Open every day for 24 hours, tourists do not need to pay a ticket to enter this area.
- Kuri Indah Beach
This beach is also often referred to as Kuri Marusu Maros Beach, has views of clear white sand. Uniquely, you can see the mangrove forest around the beach, which functions to prevent sea water from being too high. The main attraction that this beach has is the sunset view. The beach atmosphere here is more rural when compared to Losari beach. If you are interested, just come to Jalan Pattene, Sudiang.
- Akkarena Beach
Akkarena Beach is also one of the favorite beaches for travelers who want to relax on the beach. This beach has a recreation area that can be visited with a predetermined entrance fee. This place is a business district and also a residential area of Tanjung Bunga in Makassar.
Therefore, this beach is close to the Trans Studio Mall and also the GTC Mall. The exact location is on Jalan Metro Tanjung Bunga, Tanjung Merdeka.
- Kodingareng Keke Island
Take a trip to Makassar, don’t forget to stop by Kodingareng Keke Island. This island has beautiful beaches and can be reached from Losari Beach, close to Fort Rotterdam. The island is uninhabited and famous for its marine tourism. There are many motor boats and boats that offer visitors to use them to get to the location. The address is Ujung Tanah, P Kodingareng.
- Kapoposang Island
Another island in Makassar that can be an alternative for your vacation is Kapoposang Island. Although the name is not as popular as other islands, Kapoposang Island has a genuine natural beauty. Especially for tourists and visitors who do a lot of marine tourism here.
Kapoposang Island is also the ideal location for fishing, snorkeling, and diving. The location is in the Spermonde Islands.
- Dutungan Island
Dutungan Island offers the high seas with natural beauty that is still awake. This island has white sand with a stretch of beach with boat rentals to Dutungan Island, which costs around Rp. 50,000. If you take a motorboat, you will reach this island in 30 minutes. The location is in Cilelang, Mallusetasi, Barru Regency. Although famous for being haunted, its beauty is indeed worth exploring.
- Takabonerate Marine Park
Even though it is quite far from Makassar City, this Takabonerate Marine Park is a must visit because the underwater natural beauty is indeed extraordinary. Even this tourist attraction has become one of the world heritage sites, namely UNESCO tentative and has become a famous marine tourism icon in South Sulawesi. Takabonerate Marine Park is located in the Selayar Islands. In addition, the park is ranked as the third largest coral atoll in the world.
Whether your trips take you to a long stroll on beaches, delicious cuisines, relaxing spas and resorts or urban attractions, extra research will give you the best experience for your visit. Get to know more about Makassar by visiting Wonderful Indonesia.