Top 3 Beautiful Underrated Beaches in Indonesia that you’ve probably never heard of before
So you’ve been looking up on travel agencies with the hope of going somewhere with a beautiful beach. As an archipelago, there are so many beaches to choose from when visiting Indonesia and it’s a hard choice! There are so many beautiful beaches to go to. If you’re a bit of an adventurous soul, looking for something different and much quieter than the usual beaches, this list is for you to enjoy. Compiling the top 3 most beautiful underrated beaches in Indonesia, you’ll be brought with the urge to visit these islands that you’ve probably never heard of before.
1. Nusa Penida Beaches, Bali Island.
Looking for a beach in Bali? Nusa Penida could be your answer. Located a small distance away from the island of Bali, Nusa Penida could be one of the best vacation getaway you could imagine. The largest and arguably the most exotic of all the Nusa islands, Nusa Penida has beautiful clean beaches, with crystal white sand amazing chances at finding wildlife like the extremely rare Bali starling, whale sharks, manta rays and the seasonal mola mola sunfish.
Without no big roads, the best way to get around Nusa Penida is with the use of the motorbike. With just your belongings, you could explore the island systemically, from one end to another, stopping to see all the amazing views and beaches that the island has to offer. So for those who like adventures, hold on to your hats! Nusa Penida will be worth the trip.
2. Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua.
With water so crystal clear you could see 30 meters below the surface, Misool’s waters are home to about 75% of all known species of coral and reef fishes in the world. It also is a common route for whales to pass when they’re migrating, so whale sightings when they’re in the season are not far off. Misool has beautiful limestone pinnacles and even petroglyphs that are aged about 5,000 years old in the walls of caves all around the island.
While a little bit hard to get to as it’s located at West Papua, it’s definitely worth the trip there.
3. Derawan Islands, West Kalimantan.
It will certainly take a while to get there, but when you do, be prepared to be amazed by the beautiful crystal white lands of Derawan. Located in West Kalimantan, Derawan could be said to be one of the best attractive islands that you could visit.
A beautiful place to look for manta whales, and the occasional seasonal whale shark, Derawan is equipped with crystal white beaches and many similarly beautiful nearby islands to visit. It’s one of the great islands in Indonesia that tourists would one to visit if they’re looking for a great place to snorkel. (Elysa Ng)