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Ngurtafur Beach

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Kei Islands are a group of islands located in the southeastpartof Maluku Islands, precisely in Southeast Maluku. This archipelago has several small islands with stunning natural panoramas. Especially for beach tourism, Maluku region is indeed a beach paradise in the world because the natural scenery presented on the coast of Maluku is truly amazing. One of them is Ngurtafur Beach or Ngurtafur which means raised sand. Ngurtafur is a stretch of embossed sand that extends for about 2 km, which will arise when the sea water recedes so that it divides the ocean into two parts.


Ngurtafur Beach is located in the Banda Sea region,and on Woha Island which is part of Kei Islands, Southeast Maluku regency, Maluku. Ngurtafur Beach is open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. However, to get to Ngurtafur Beach, you have to watch the tides, and the best time is April-May or October-December. You don't need to pay an entrance fee, but you have to spend money to rent a boat with a price range of aroundRp1 million or aboutUS$66dollarsper boat that can be filled by 8 to 10 people.

At Ngurtafur Beach,we will not find public facilities;there is only a viewing post and a gazebo that can be used for resting,andsois on Woha Island. If you're lucky, you can meet pelicans stopping at Ngurtafur Beach. The pelican does live around the coast, not migrating from Australia. Apart from seeing pelicans,you can also seeleatherback turtlesatNgurtafur Beach.In addition,there is also a captivity managed by the World-Wide Fund for Nature. Swimming at Ngurtafur Beach is really refreshing;the water is so clear that you can freely see the bottom without anything getting in the way. The most appropriate activity to see the beauty of the seabed is by snorkeling. To get to Ngurtafur Beach,you first go to Ohoi Debut Harbor, which is located in LanggurCity, theadministrativeof government for Southeast Maluku regency in Maluku Province. From here,you have to continue by boat that you rented before heading to Woha Island to Ngurtafur Beach.

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