Indonesia has many wonderful underwater areas with magnificent marine life. Southeast Sulawesi is one of the most popular destinations being the Wakatobi Islands. However, it’s not the only one. Near the capital city of Kendari, you can find Bokori Island, a small yet magnificent spot.
This pristine island is still very clean even though you can see that it is quite developed. Even with so many facilities, one cannot help but think that this island is a natural phenomenon. Here is what you need to know about Bokori Island.
Location and How to get there
Bokori Island is located at the edge of Kendari Bay. Administratively, this island is part of Soropia District, Konawe Regency. There are several ports that can get you from mainland Sulawesi to Bokori, the main one is Bajoe Village Port. It is a short boat ride that only takes minutes to complete. The tickets are ranging from IDR15K to 20K per person.
Since Bokori is a small island with magnificent white sand coasts, you can find a great beach wherever you go. Walk through the coast, and you will be enjoying the great panorama with soft sand beneath your feet. You can ask the boatmen to get you from one corner of the island to the other if you don’t feel like walking. In some places, you can also find decks that face the mainland Sulawesi.
Swimming and Snorkeling
Since Bokori is located in a bay, the waters are relatively calm. It is safe for swimming, even for kids. In fact, many people come to this island just for that; to swim in a crystal clear water to their heart’s content. Snorkeling is also popular due to its great visibility. The underwater life isn’t as spectacular as in Wakatobi, but you get to see many beautiful critters swim freely in the turquoise water.
Sunset and Tour
There is no specific time to visit Bokori Island. However, if you love sunsets, you can enjoy wonderful dusk on this island. Enjoy your afternoon by the sun slowly set, creating color changes in the western sky. If you are an adventurous type, you can go for Bokori Island tour. Essentially, you will be taken to visit the most beautiful spots of this small island.
Bokori is a great place to visit if you are in Southeast Sulawesi, especially in Kendari. The location is not very easy to reach and the beauty is simply phenomenal. Bokori Island will make your vacation unforgettable.