Talking about the Raja Ampat Islands in Indonesia seems never-ending.
Incredible scenery, traditional stories of local people, even interesting experiences during the trip have always been a hot topic for most tourists who have come to Raja Ampat.
This is inseparable from how unique and interesting various tourist objects in Raja Ampat are. One of the famous and very interesting to explore is Kabui Bay.
Kabui Bay is a bay that is part of Waigeo Island, the largest of the 4 main islands in the Raja Ampat Islands. Even though it is still one island with the capital city of Waisai, getting to Kabui Bay will be easier if you use the sea route.
The location of this large bay is quite opposite to Waisai so that if we take the land route we will find it difficult in the interior of the forest which is still closed.
On the other hand, if we take a more open sea route, it will be easier for us to arrive at Kabui Bay in about 30 minutes from Waisai port.
The specialty of Kabui Bay is in the many interesting things that can be found when we explore this region.
These interesting objects make Kabui Bay never boring to enjoy.
In addition, the relatively easy-to-reach distance from Waisai has made Kabui Bay so popular among Indonesian and foreign hawkers.
Kabui Bay is a special place that suitable for anyone who loves adventure in the Raja Ampat Islands region.
One of the highlights when exploring this large bay full of charm is the existence of coral islands that arranged into a giant labyrinth.
This rock is scientifically called Karst. The green reflection of the trees refracts between the Karst and creates shade in the waters of Kabui. The ship that we board will feel taken to a different dimension full of mysteries to solve.
The calm water surface that is split open by the end of the ship makes small ripples around the ship as if welcoming tourists between the walls of the giant coral island which is said to have been formed hundreds of millions of years ago.
These interconnected mazes will take us even deeper to the most famous icon of Kabui Bay. Many coral clusters stick out on the calm water surface and corner the eyes towards a coral island that is different from the others.
Its name is Batu Pinsil, a typical icon of Kabui Bay which is often a favorite spot for shooting, both for collectibles and for commercial purposes.
Another interesting place is a cave in the bay area which is only visible at low tide. When the tide is in, it is certain that this cave will disappear.
This cave contains stalagmite and stalactite rocks which are arranged neatly and are very beautiful. However, not only is its beauty interesting, the stories of the mysteries of this cave are too bad to be missed.
It is said that, according to local residents, this cave is a nest of Sea Ghosts. Apparently, the sea ghost in question is a giant octopus which is now rarely seen in that place.
It is not only beautiful on the surface of the water, but Kabui Bay also has undoubtedly beautiful underwater scenery. Without having to dive, because of the clear water in Kabui Bay, we can see coral reefs and colorful fish from the boat.
What’s more, if we decide to dive to a depth of several meters, we will be even more amazed by the atmosphere of the Kabui Bay underwater ecosystem. However, if diving is hard enough, snorkeling is sufficient to fully enjoy the beauty of this bay.
The best time to enjoy all the beauty of Kabui Bay is in the afternoon when the sunsets.
The height of the sky and the blue of the seawater is a combination that is second to none, enough to be the reason we are grateful to the Almighty for this beautiful nature.
As a bonus, if we are lucky we can also see a few dolphins jumping happily in the middle of Kabui Bay waters.
This place will be a perfect package for exploring the Raja Ampat Islands region like a hidden paradise that is still full of mysteries.