Tanjung Bira Beach

Bira beach has a good potential of a perfect beach, it has white and soft sands and a clear blue sea with a long shallow surface.

However it is disappointing like many other public beach in Indonesia, they are not taken care of properly. Th rubbish amounted on the beach was not clean up on daily basis and there are far too many local stalls by the beach.

Accommodation in Bira beach area was priced around IDR 75K to 500K. But I would prefer to stay away from Bira public beach and stay near Bara beach. Bara beach bungalow and Mangga Lodge was priced at IDR 800-900K. Amatoa Resort is located at the farthest end at the right side of the bay. Bira View Hotel was located just before Amatoa Resort and has a nice beach front location but it was so run down, the building looks like it may collapse anytime when another storm coming in.

Liukang Loe island is 10 minutes away on a boat ride and has such a nice beach and a good coral bed. The snorkeling area is not far from the each with almost no wave. They also have rooms with AC for IDR 150K and with fan at IDR 100K. Lunch at the island was a highlight for us as they fish they grilled was so fresh.

Kambing island can be skipped if you are not and avid diver or snorkeler because the current and wave is strong. But their coral beds are beautiful.

Food in restaurant around Bira ranged from IDR 30K to 60K. Waroeng Bambo serves good food with big portion. Bara beach and Amatoa resort also serve good food with decent price.

There is only one ATM machine in the area, BNI ATM near the ferry port to Selayar island. So bring enough cash with you if you to to Bira.

Another beautiful white sandy beach is Lemo-lemo. But do not go there in the evening as across the beach is the cemetery.

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