Sulamadaha Bay in Ternate Island, North Maluku Province


Lots of people agree that Sulamadaha becomes the most beautiful beach in Ternate Island. However, they should not overlook the presence of Sulamadaha Bay located near to it! As the name suggests, it resides in Sulamadaha Village and has become an extra tourist attraction for those who love nature in Indonesia. The main reason why people are interested in visiting the bay is to witness its beauty. Some others take advantage of the bay to enjoy several water sports like swimming and snorkeling, though. Thanks to the beautiful underwater scenery.

The Nuance
When it comes to the nuance, Sulamadaha Bay looks pristine and beautiful. In fact, the sea water is clearer than the beach itself. Tourists can even see corals and fishes clearly from the land! The color is green tosca and the water feels refreshing as well. In the horizon, lush trees and bushes grow covering the land completely. As for the sea current, it is quite low so this Indonesian bay is quite safe to enjoy swimming and snorkeling. Even beginners do not need the help of an instructor in order to do it.

Exploring Sulamadaha Bay
Unlike the beach, Sulamadaha Bay doesn’t feature any sand at all. Instead, the landscape is rocky and it emphasis mainly on the clarity of the water. This explains why most visitors are likely to enjoy water sports instead of exploration. For example, swimming is quite recommended due to the freshness of seawater. Here is the good news. The bay doesn’t have strong sea current or waves, so it is quite suitable for beginners or those who don’t have much swimming experience. Here is the tip. The water feels more refreshing in the morning somehow.

Aside from swimming, snorkeling is also popular. In this case, tourists only need to prepare snorkeling gear and good stamina beforehand. Have no worries. The water visibility is quite excellent, so everyone is able to explore underwater panorama without hassles. Due to such clarity, tourists are able to watch various sea creatures including clownfishes and other tropical fishes. Even some corals are seen scattered beautifully down there! According to the locals, some spots of the bay are quite shallow and those are suitable for beginners. On the other hands, some spots offer more challenging landscape which is steeper and more dangerous.

One of the most important items (aside from the snorkeling gear) to carry is none other than a waterproof camera. It would be a waste if tourists miss the chance to take pictures of sea creatures and corals while snorkeling, won’t it? The camera is even beneficial to take pictures of other objects including the local boats!

Nearby Attractions

  • Jikomalamo Beach
  • Nita Lake
  • Sulamadaha Beach
  • Tabanga Beach

How to Get There
Well, for those coming from Ternate City in Indonesia, they can take any local transportation service and head to Sulamadaha Village right away. The distance between Ternate and the bay is 15.1 km, so the trip takes approximately 36 minutes only. Here is the tip. Make sure to take Batu Angus Street to get there faster.

Where to Stay
Recommended hotels are located in Ternate City.


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