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Karampuang Island

Publish 10-01-2012 10:22:31 by Admin
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A. Overview

Indeed, tourism objects in West Sulawesi offer stunning natural charm, one of which is the tourism object of Karampuang Island located in Mamuju. The island has become one of the main attractions belong to West Sulawesi province, which often visited by people who love to explore a new adventure and natural beauty.

The island has an area of ​​about 6.21 km2, or approximately 3.88% of Mamuju. Besides having beautiful natural charm and various attractions, the island is also located in a strategic location and easy to reach by visitors who come from inside or outside the region.

Karampuang Island has white sandy beach with stunning natural landscape. On this sandy beach, visitors usually make grilled fish feast at night that of course will increasingly add to the festive atmosphere while enjoying the natural view of the island.

The view of Karampuang Island from above

The white sandy beach certainly becomes the main attraction for visitors to play around the beach or just bask under the sunshine while enjoying the wind breezing. Moreover, the sea surrounding the island seems so beautiful and natural. The clear water creates the waves will absolutely make the visitors to feel more comfortable to stay as long as possible.

Other various tourist attractions contain several uniqueness are also can be found in Karampuang Island. Some of the island's tourism potential is not just concentrated in one location so you will also feel the nuances of an incredible adventure of unique things when exploring this island.

B. Features

In addition to the beautiful beach and the sea, the island still offers other charms. The visitors will be not presented with the sandy beach and natural sceneries, but also able to explore the entire island to enjoy all tourism potentials on it.

Visitors who are on the island should try to explore the south side of the island or known as “Lingkungan Karampuang 1”, because three wells that have three different flavors, which are salty, fresh, and brackish, can be found on this area. According to local communities, the wells are named “Sumur Jodoh” (literally means the soul mate well) because it stores meaningful history for local communities. According to them, someone who drank the water from the wells will find his or her mate easily.

Different with the south side of the island, the north side stores an amazing natural phenomenon. A stunning sunset will be offered to the visitors who explore to this area. Visitors can also find a pier that extends about 500 meters from the shoreline. Here on the pier, they will be able to see the beauty of coral reefs featured with different types of colorful fish. On this place, they can also make others activities, such as diving and fishing.

Enjoying the marine tourism on Karampuang Island

For those who love an adventure should try to get deeper into the island. A unique natural cave that resembles the shape of tongue will be offered to you to be enjoyed as long as you can. The cave that is called “Gua Lidah” (literally means “Tongue Cave”) can be reached through the steps lead to the mouth of the cave. The cave that becomes the home for bats and contains sturdy walls has small mouth, but the space is wider inside. Surely, this is the main attraction for those who like such a challenge.

C. Location

Administratively, Karampuang Island is located under the region of Simboro, Mamuju, West Sulawesi, Indonesia.

D. Access

Visitors who come from Makassar, South Sulawesi, can reach the site using a flight to Mamuju that has been provided by local government to take about one hour. They also can use public transports, such as city bus, from Makassar to Mamuju to take about 12 hours.

Arriving in Mamuju, the capital city of Mamuju district, visitors can easily reach the island that is located about 3 kilometers away. The easiest route to reach the island is departing from Mamuju Harbor (Simboro Harbor) by motor boats to take about 10 minutes only.

Mamuju Harbor, the way to Karampuang Island

The latest information says that a bridge connecting Mamuju with Karampuang will be built soon. It is good news for those who want to make travel to Karampuang Island to enjoy various attractions and natural beauties stored inside the island.

E. Ticket Prices

There is no information about the official price of admission to the island. However, visitors should prepare enough supplies for the cost of accommodation and other purposes during the trip to Karampuang Island.

F. Accommodation and Other Facilities

Karampuang Island has been equipped with several supporting facilities. Visitors who want to linger on the island, they may use the cottages made of woven bamboo pole and tree nuts. Those classic cottages are laid out in the shade of trees so that the natural environment will be sensed more.

Hotel construction around Karampuang Island

Visitors who want to spend overnight on the location need not worry because Karampuang Island is located near from Mamuju city. They can find hotel to stay overnight in the city easily, even now the city has been being built some five-star hotel in order to facilitate the tourists. (Iswara N Raditya)



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