Maluku is an archipelago located in Eastern Indonesia. This province consists of 1027 islands, large and small, so it is more known as the Thousand Spice Island with Ambon as the capital. Among these islands there are large islands such as Seram, Halmahera, Buru, Yamdena, Obi, Wetar and Morotai.
The total area of these islands all around 85.1 million hectares, distance from north to south about 1150 km and east to west about 1000 km. Ninety percent of Maluku is the ocean and the rest is land. Inevitably, the most selling tourist attraction is maritime tourism. Maluku is one of the oldest provinces in Indonesia’s history, known to have a socio-cultural diversity and abundant natural wealth. Historically Maluku archipelago consists of the Islamic kingdoms which control the islands. Maluku name itself comes from the word al-Mulk, which means Land of the Kings.
Travelling to Maluku, you will be presented to the Moluccas captivating panorama of the Ambon Bay, which surrounds the island during the trip. For you who like diving, don’t forget to visit the Latuhalat Village distance around 17 km west from downtown Ambon. Over there, there are beautiful waters as a diving location. The beauty of the underwater panorama biota can be enjoyed in this village.
Off the coast, exactly in the northeast of Ambon, there is a small island, called Pombo Island. The island is also one of the leading destinations for diving enthusiast. With clear waters and natural beauty that contains variety of underwater flora and fauna, and healthy coral reefs will soon amaze you.
Rumors, the word “Pombo” is derived from the Portuguese which means pigeon. Therefore, Pombo be interpreted as Pigeon Island. In addition to diving, you can also snorkeling. The island is rarely visited, so you can feel as though located in the private island. Other destinations you can visit are Beach Namalatu facing with Banda Sea about 15 km from downtown of Ambon.
If you like diving, you shouldn’t miss the Cape Satan located in Morela Village, north of Ambon. Although the underwater panorama is so great, Cape Satan has a tight flow. Because it is a meeting of two seas, both are Banda and Serang.
Well, so much tourist attraction you can visit here, on the other opportunities we will provide details of tourist attraction in the Thousand Islands.
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