Saparua Island is a small island as well as a district which is located in the Central Maluku Regency, Maluku province, Indonesia. It's about 50 miles from Ambon, the capital city of Maluku, and can be reached by speedboat for 1.5 hours from Tulehu Port, Central Maluku, on Ambon Island.
Saparua Island has a lot of beautiful nature through its surrounding panoramas and underwater scenery. The beaches here have clear and calm water. Rows of coral reefs are stored on the seabed, free from exploitation. You can find one of beautiful sceneries on Kulur Beach, which is still in the Saparua area. It is also one of the best spots to see the sunset on Saparua Island. You can also visit Molana Island, which is still part of the Saparua location. This tiny and exotic island is still rarely visited by tourists, giving the sensation of being on a private island. The quiet atmosphere and very clear water is an added value for Molana. To get here, you only need to take the crossing by speedboat from Saparua Island for 45 minutes.
The small island covering an area of 247 square kilometers offers not only natural charm, but also historical traces of the arrival of other nations in Indonesia, starting from the Arabian people, the Portuguese, the Dutch traders, and the lastones are the Japanese. No wonder, on various sides, you will find unique remains, such as old Portuguese and Dutch buildings, old wella and the famous Duurstede Portress. The Duurstede Fortress is one of the destinations that should be visited when you are on Saparua Island. If we look at the fortress, which is still solid, it highly reflects on how glorious this island was in the past.