Location: Laelae Island, Ujung Pandang, Makassar City, South Sulawesi
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Are you planning a vacation away from the city crowd? Makassar City will be suitable for your vacation destination. Who doesn’t know Lossari Beach, around this beach there are several islands that have exotic and beautiful views.
For those of you who are bored of having a vacation in that place, this place can be the next destination that you definitely won’t regret spending your vacation there. Want to know how beautiful the exotic island of Lae Lae, I hope the following reviews will help you.
This is a small island which is located west of Makassar City, which is one of the places for tourist visits in Makassar, which is 1.5 km from Makassar. You can observe the appearance of this island clearly from Losari Beach.
It is adjacent to Samalona Island. Even though it is small in size it is no less exotic than Lae Lae. The distance is also very close even right next to it. The scenery of the two islands is truly amazing. The number of people who live in this island is not much. They only number approximately 1700 inhabitants.
How do I get here? You only need about 5 minutes by using a means of transportation in the form of a motor fishing boat. The boat fee is Rp. 15,000 per person departing from Bangkoa wooden jetty or Fort Rotterdam front pier. The rate is quite affordable, right?
There is also a historical heritage site that is here in the form of an underground tunnel. This tunnel is said to be able to reach Fort Rotherdam fort. However, because it is not maintained so that the tunnel road cannot be passed or it becomes clogged because there are many piles of household waste in it.
If this tunnel is properly cared for by the local government or local residents, it can become a favorite tourist attraction. Nonetheless, Lae Lae is the perfect place to get away from the crowd for a moment.
You can see the underwater beauty by renting snorkeling equipment. This is one of the most popular water activities here. You don’t have to worry about the arrival of sea urchins because on this island the sightings are very rare.
The waves here are also quite calm so it will not reduce your enjoyment while diving. What is quite unfortunate is the condition of the coral reefs on this island because many have been damaged. Therefore, when you are snorkeling you have to be careful.
Besides diving, enjoying the sunset view on this tiny island is also one of the reasons why quite a lot of visitors come late in the afternoon. The panoramic beauty of the sunset here is well known throughout Makassar.
More and more local visitors come to see the sunset here. Bale-ale for those of you who want to get maximum comfort while enjoying the sunset. The bale rental price is IDR 50,000.
For visitors who don’t bring food or provisions, there’s no need to worry. In the area around the island, there are many local stalls selling food and drinks. There are also snacks from Makassar City to grilled fish.
This place is getting famous because so many photos of its beauty are spread on social media, making netizens curious and eager to come here too.
This beach is right on the side of Lae Lae Island. This is what adds to its uniqueness. Bob’s Beach manager is Om Bob himself. He is an island dweller. While on this beach, you will always hear reggae music.
Reggae music is very suitable to be heard while enjoying the beach view. You can also relax in the tree house while listening to reggae music. Lae-Lae Island is an attractive destination when in Makassar.
Gusung Tallang Island
This island is also called Little Lae Lae Island and is very close to Lae lae Island. The distance is about 1.6 kilometers from the city of Makassar. The area of the island reaches 2 hectares and has a shape extending north to south. The location of the island is between Lae-lae and Kayangan Islands. Transportation means to get here by boat.
Geographically, P. Lee Lae is in the position of 119o 23’33.1 “east longitude and 05o08 ‘16.0” south latitude. There are many coral reefs here. However, the condition of the coral reefs is not good due to high sedimentation and eutrophication factors
The two factors that cause damage to coral reefs come from the inshore area. In addition, there are also a lot of macro algae found here. The types of macro algae that are mostly found are Halimeda, sargassum spp, turbinaria, and Caulerpa.
On the island of Lae-lae that is often found are coral reefs. The condition of the coral reefs in this island is poor, which is likely mainly due to high levels of sedimentation and eutrophication originating from the main land mass or inshore areas.
On this island, the highest abundance of macro algae was also found, dominated by brown macro algae, namely Sargassum spp, Turbinaria, Halimeda, Caulerpa. Meanwhile, according to the map the boundaries of the area are West: Samalona Island, East: Makassar City, South: Tanjung Bunga, and North: Lae lae Kecil.
On Lae Lae Island there are no inns or hotels so for tourists who want to stay overnight when visiting here, stay not on the island. Here are some of the closest hotels and inns to Lae Lae Island;
Quality Plaza Hotel Makassar
Only about 1.9 kilometers away. The location is strategic enough to reach other tourist objects.
Makkassar Beach Inn
Only about 1.5 kilometers away. This inn is also equipped with several special facilities and services so that guests who stay will feel the maximum comfort.
Tiara Sari Hotel
For those who have a mediocre budget, staying here can be the right choice. Rent the cheapest room around Rp. 150,000 / night. It is located in a wajo and is only about 2.2 kilometers away.
Novotel Makassar Grand Shayla
Only about 2.5 kilometers away. The location is also close to Lossari Beach as well as other famous tourist destinations such as Fort Fort Rotterdam.