Labuang Beach in Polewali Mandar Regency, West Sulawesi Province
Being the capital of West Sulawesi Province indeed makes Mamuju City popular among tourists. Another reason is that the region offers various types of tourist spots including stunning beaches like Labuang. The location, to be exact, is in Laliko Village and it belongs to Campalagian Sub-District. Tourists only need head to Polewali Mandar Regency and reach the beach afterward! Not only it has an easy accessibility, the beach also offers exotic panoramas and soothing nuance to tourists. Another reason why Labuang is quite famous is the fact that it connects to Palippis Beach. Thus, everyone can explore two beaches at once during the visit!
In terms of nuance, Labuang Beach offers both an exotic sea scenery and amazing landscape. Still, the best panorama occurs during the sunset (which is the best time to visit the beach). The next best feature is the presence of a big coral reef residing on the shoreline. Tourists can even climb it and witness stunning sea from above! Not to mention the sound of waves soothes everyone regardless of the time. What is more? The beach is also known for its majestic cliff. In fact, a cave is located on that cliff where lots of bats live! The thing is the cave doesn’t smell good due to the bats’ dung.
Exploring Labuang Beach
The most common reason to visit Labuang Beach is to enjoy the sea scenery. After all, the beach comes with various panoramas including the windy waves and stunning coral reefs. For the best nuance, tourists should come during sunset though. At the time, the sea looks more mesmerizing due to the reflection of the sun on its surface. Somehow, the atmosphere becomes romantic too. That means the beach is suitable to build a good relationship with a lover at the time.
Not only Labuang Beach is good for sightseeing, but it is also recommended to conduct photography. Here is an idea. Visitors should climb the climb and they ask their friend to take photos of them from below. The result would be more beautiful if they come at dusk during sunset. Their silhouette indeed looks great on a camera, no? After collecting some photos at Labuang, they can even visit a neighboring beach (Palippis) in order to get more wonderful scenery to capture.
What is next? Another allure in Labuang Beach is the presence of a bat cave located on a nearby cliff. It is true tourists need to spend some time and efforts to climb the cliff if they want to get to the cave. Once again, the cave smells horrible so it is better not to spend too much time inside. Instead, tourists can take selfies in front of it!
- Gonda Beach
- Majene City Park
- Barene Beach
How to Get There
It is recommended to take an airplane when heading to Mamuju Regency. If tourists come from Jakarta City, they can get an airplane service at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport and their destination is Tampa Padang Airport at Mamuju. After resting for a while, they can directly head to Labuang Beach by taking any local transportation service. The destination is Laliko Village and the distance is 183 km. That means the trip may take around 4 hours and 11 minutes. As for the best route, tourists can take Poros Majene – Mamuju Street.
Where to Stay
- Dafina Inn
- Sulawesi Hotel
- Bogor Leppe Hotel