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 … Continue reading Tanjung Bira Beach

30 hours without electricity in Bira Amatoa resort 

The wind had somehow developed into a storm by night time. The wind was so ferocious, it literally bang on our door. At around midnight the electricity was cut out in the whole area. Turned out that the hotel genset was broken and we were stranded with no electricity for 30 hours! In the morning the wind finally stopped blowing and the sea was calmer. Amatoa Resort had direct access to the sea. Seeing that the sea was calmer at low tide, Hubby and I decided to take a dip. We don’t have water in our room anyway so the … Continue reading 30 hours without electricity in Bira Amatoa resort 

Amatoa Resort

Day 3 wasn’t so pleasant with the wind blowing pretty hard on the beach.  See below how our hair got swept by the wind! We checked out from our accommodation in Bara Beach around 11am and use the hotel car to drive us to Amatoa resort (cost IDR 50K to Tanjung Bira). And if I thought it was windy on Bara Beach, the wind was even stronger at Amatoa Resort because it was perched on a cliff straight to the ocean. Amatoa Resort was even more breathtaking than the picture I saw on their website. Bara Beach was beautiful, but … Continue reading Amatoa Resort

Island hop to Kambing and Liukang Loe islands

The weather was nice when we woke up so we quickly told the hotel to confirm our island hopping trip. We have booked a boat thru hotel to take us to kambing and liukang island for 600K. The rate to go to liukang is only 350K but I thought we may as well saw Kambing island. It took 30 minutes to reach Kambing island and when we got there the wave was big. Our boatman need to stabilize the boat first and I completely forgot to take picture of the island as I was too excited to quickly jump to … Continue reading Island hop to Kambing and Liukang Loe islands

Bara Beach

Bara beach is as beautiful as I expected. The sands is white and as soft as flour and the beach is calm. The sea has 3 gradation of colors. We hit the beach as soon as we checked in to Bara Beach Bungalow. Fabio playing on the beach. This was taken late afternoon, almost low tide and very little wave. Bara beach in the morning at low tide Bara Beach bungalow is one of the few hotel located in the beachfront of Bara. Next door is Bira Dive resort. The other resort would be Mangga lodge a little further away, but I’d … Continue reading Bara Beach

Tanjung Bira Trip

Originally we scheduled to go to Bira in August as I already have cheap Garuda tickets acquired during travel fair last year. But in October I received a surprise in form of little blip inside me and there is no way I could travel to Bira with a baby less than 1 month old. It had been too long since the last time I went to a beach so I made decision that we just had to go to Bira during chinese new year holidays before my belly gets even bigger that my pics on the beach would make me … Continue reading Tanjung Bira Trip