Goa Hawang, Mangrove and Ohoidertawun Beach

After we resumed sleeping in a real bed and had a shower we were hungry and asked Ibu Puji, the owner if we can have breakfast. She made us nasi goreng and mie goreng with telor ceplok, which was just perfect for our tummy.

We check out the beach in front of our guesthouse and fount that it was low tide in the morning and nothing we could do on the beach. So we called our driver to take us to around the city.

The beach at low tide from 5pm to 10am. The low tide can go up till 2km stretch

Goa Hawang

Goa Hawang is a stalactic cave with a fresh water pool in the bottom. Goa Hawang location is not far from Ohoidertawun. From the car park we only needed to walk a few hundred meters and descent down the stairs. Best to come in the afternoon for better lighting. Kei island is still raw and underdeveloped so there is no facility such as public toilet or changing room at Goa Hawang.

We were already prepared and wore our swimming suit inside our clothes. We quickly got to our swimming suit and jumped to the water.

After we finish taking lots of pictures we heard the sound of crowds. Apparently locals especially school children also visit the cave to swim in the afternoon. We quickly left the place before it got crowded and drove to Mangrove place.

Mangrove Place

We didn’t take pictures of the mangrove because the lighting was not good and we found the cute colourful café made a better background picture.

Ohoidertawun Beach

When we were back to our hotel we found that it was already high tide and the beach has turned into a giant turquoise pool, Yay! I read online that Ohoidertawun beach is not swimmable. That is not true at all. Obviously we can not swim at low tide because it can stretch until 2km. But in the afternoon the sea water is back and the beach is gorgeous and completely swimmable.

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