To enjoying the enchanting natural beauty, you don’t need to go far to Hawaii and the Maldives, you just need to go to Maluku. You can go to Ora Beach, which has white sand and a wide clear blue ocean. The location is in the interior of Saleman Village, North Seram, Central Maluku. This beach, which is still quiet from the tourist crowds, has the beauty of the sea and enchanting nature.
Pantai Ora or Ora beach is located on the island of Seram, Maluku Tengah. This is heaven on earth. No need to go far away to foreign countries to get a peaceful atmosphere with the natural landscape, especially for having the magnificent beach.
Pantai Ora offers a natural beauty that is second to none, one more proof for the tourists out there that Indonesia has such beautiful beach like this. As far as we can see, the charm of the beauty of the beach is worth aligned with other beautiful beaches like Boracay beach in the Philippines or the Bora-Bora in the Pacific Ocean.
Ora beach in settled in the village of Saleman, Northern Seram District, Central Maluku. On this beach there is a resort named Ora Beach Resort which has 6 pieces cottages and all made of wood with thatched roofs.
However, it will take a long journey to reach Ora Beach. You have to fly by pioneer plane to Wahai Airport on Seram Island. Then, continue crossing the island using the fast boat Cantika Anugerah to Amahay Port. This trip takes approximately two hours with a ticket price of IDR 100,000 for economy class and IDR 150,000 for VIP class.
Arriving at Seram Island, you still have to continue the journey to Saka Negeri Saleman Village. This trip must pass a distance of about 85 kilometers and can be reached in 3.5 hours.
The best option is to look for a rental car, because although there are public transportation to Saka, the frequency is very rare and the fare is quite expensive. From Saka, you can reach the inn by using the Long Jon boat, which is usually provided by the manager of the only inn on Ora Beach, namely Ora Beach Resort. Or, you can negotiate with the local people to be delivered there.
A trip that takes a little struggle!
In addition to the magnificent sightseeing, another charm of this beach is taken from the marine life. The coral reefs on the beach is diverse and colorful as well as the fishes. Because the water is so clear, we can see the coral and fish that directly swimming under the water.
Ora Beach is settled in remote location and far away from the crowds, this makes Ora Beach is perfect for those who craving for tranquility, being away from the urban bustle. For newlyweds this beach is surely can be a perfect escape for honeymooners.
To get to Ora Beach can be start from the Port Tulehu, from tourist from oustide Ambon or even foreigner can reach from Ambon Pattimura Airport. From Tulehu Port, you can use fast boat to the Port Amahai (Masohi).
The time that needed to reach Amahai harbor from Port Tulehu is approximately 2 hours. Upon arrival in Port Amahai, we can proceed to use public transportation for about 2 hours to get to the village of Sawai in Central Maluku district. To go from the village of Sawai to Ora Beach, you just need to cross by boat only for 10 minutes.
Another alternative to reach Ora Beach is to rent a car directly in Ambon Pattimura airport to be delivered to the village of Sawai.
When you arrive at Ora Beach, all your tiredness will disappear as soon as you see the clean white sand of the clear blue sea that stretches as far as the eye can see. Not only is its natural beauty no less beautiful than that of the Maldives, Ora Beach Resort also offers floating lodgings like the Maldives.
So, you will immediately be greeted by the view of sea water when you open the bedroom door in the morning which is so cool. For you snorkeling lovers, Ora Beach has amazing underwater beauty with hundreds of pristine coral reefs. Not to mention the presence of small colorful fish around coral reefs.
To stay at Ora Beach Resort, you will be charged IDR 400,000 to IDR 700,000 per night. But, besides the cost of staying overnight, you also have to pay a fee for consumption (breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack and dinner) of IDR 250,000 per day.