Sikuai Island, Dazzle but Hidden...

Sikuai a beautiful island located in the District Bungus sackcloth Bay, the city of Padang, West Sumatra. Sikuai Island is one island which is located on the western side of Sumatra island. Take the boat from dock departure Wisata Bahari, generally speed boat, approximately an hour and arrived at the resort, New Sikuai Island Resort. Of course there are other options using a fishing boat from Port Bungus, 20 kilometers to the south of the city of Padang.

Want to go to this resort we will be charged a fee of Rp 50,000 per person, never mind because it will fit with what we get through the beauty of this region.

Sikuai island has an area of ​​approximately 44.4 hectares, including year-round tropical islands with white sand beaches and still have a natural tropical forest.

As a tourist destination, local government in cooperation with the private sector, has facilitated this island resort hotel commensurate with two star hotel. Approximately 2.4 hectares of this island have been widely used as a resort area while the rest is still a forest area and the beach. Hotel resort on the island provides 54 cottages, restaurant, rooms for meetings, and a swimming pool, although the rental price is quite expensive, but visitors can enjoy the beautiful beach around the island or explore the natural forests to rock climbing or nautical tourism.

But indeed there is difficulty achieving, information to and during their stay on the island is difficult to obtain. We will be confused himself, somehow managing meager attention in preparing for this tourism site properly.

There's no bus terminal and vehicles in the city of Padang was the cause, first he said no vehicles Bemo, but now also has almost no passenger service this department. So if there really want to use a motorcycle taxi with a rate of Rp 5,000 to the dock Dermaga Wisata Bahari.

Notwithstanding the above, please do not hesitate if have a chance, come! Just one word, stunning! Perhaps you've seen the movie "The Beach", starring Leonardo Caprio? Of course remember when Leonardo ran into Maya Bay beach with the giant rock and sea water has gradations from light blue to dark blue. Well done!

Beautiful place with beaches are very clean and has not been touched, the island filled with diversity of marine life and flora and fauna collections of all sorts, if local governments can manage it properly, this place will be booming, definitely!

Visitors can swim or if you want to move snorkeling and diving in the surrounding area was rocky waters. Although there are coral reefs that look damaged, but, on the back of the island's coral reef condition in part looks good, with all kinds of plants and animals, like birds blekok, relatively easy to find.

Tariffs need to know (quite expensive for local residents):

Speed ​​boat owned by PT Abadi Jaya - USD 250,000 (including a ticket and go-home rations for lunch, returning at 16.00 pm - One Day Tour)

Ships owned by fishermen - ranging between Rp 200,000 (rental)

If you want to stay, there are no fewer than 54 buildings of the resort. Tariff overnight Rp 800,000 to Rp 4 million. There are five kinds of rooms with different tariffs on offer.

Rental rate of motorcycles that Rp 200,000 per hour to tour the island.
Fitted with a plastic canoe rental rate of Rp 50,000 per hour, while the jet ski Rp 150,000 for 15 minutes.

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(Prepared from various sources, 2010, Manu Kretyawan)


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