MALUKU, JALANJALANAJA- Maluku Ngurtafur Beach is a natural tourist destination located in Palau Waha, Ohoi Warbal region. The white sand beach that juts into the sea along 2000 meters surrounded by other small islands that make this beautiful beach a very interesting tourist destination to visit. Distance The time taken is ± 45 minutes by speedboat.
Maluku is a province that offers a lot of natural beauty. One of them is Ngurtafur Beach.
The beach located on Waha Island, precisely in front of Warbal Island, has a very beautiful and amazing natural charm, Ngurtafur Beach actually has not been touched by many tourists because the scenery is very exotic and very awake.
Not only its beauty, this beach is unique in the form of a stretch of sand that juts out or extends into the middle of the ocean without breaking along 2.5 km and 7 meters wide. You can walk to this place at low tide or take a boat at high tide. When you are on this beach, you feel like you are walking in the middle of a vast ocean, but in fact you are walking on a stretch of fine white sand that divides the beach into two sides.
On this beach you can also do other activities such as swimming and snorkeling. Curious about the charm of Ngurtafur, the best time for you to visit is April-May and October-December.
Another interesting thing from this Ngurtafur beach, we can see from a distance a crowd of pseudo-yellow beaked birds are gathering. Apparently, pelicans (Pelecanus) who were migrating from Australia stopped here. You can hardly find this kind of scenery anywhere else in Indonesia.
You can even see the coral reefs on the beach from the boat. The underwater scenery offered by Ngurtafur Beach itself is very beautiful. So this beach is also suitable for swimming and snorkeling.
Leatherback turtles or better known as "Tabob" by the local community are also found on this beach. The leatherback turtle itself is a rare and protected type of turtle. Its existence in this coastal area is protected and has a captivity managed by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
It is said that on this beach there is a leatherback turtle which has the size of a sedan and weighs 1 ton. It is a rare thing if we find it because this animal is very difficult to find. There is even a special ritual to summon the leatherback turtle which has an unusually large size.
Ngurtafur Beach Supporting Facilities:
- Drinking water
- Communication network (telephone, wifi)
- Parking lot
- Rubbish bin
In addition, this beach is also a stopover for a group of pelicans from Australia who are migrating. If you are lucky you can see it at a certain time. The best time to visit this beach is in April to May and between October to December. This is because between these months the weather is quite sunny and the waves on the beach also tend to be calm. -23