As a fan of the water, Susi Pudjiastuti is always in search of the most beautiful and calmest beaches in the country.
“I have never informed anyone, but those who know me know that I love visiting these beaches.”
Each of the locations she mentioned has a special place and meaning for the former Fisheries Minister.
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“There is a memory and nostalgia of each beach that I recommend. I hope that families in Indonesia who are in the midst of planning a vacation will be inspired by my suggestions.”
What are Susi’s favorite destinations in Indonesia?
1. Pangandaran, West Java
Pangandaran is the birthplace of the former Indonesian Fisheries Minister thus it is no surprise that the place harbors plenty of beautiful memories for Susi.
She recommends several beaches ranging from Batu Karas Beach in Cijuland, Batu Hiu Beach in Parigi, and Keusik Luhur Beach in Sidamulih.
2. Kei Island, Maluku
The shorelines of the Kei island make it to Susi’s must-visit beaches in Indonesia.
Considered one of the archipelago’s hidden gems, the isolated island has maintained its pristine nature as few tourists ever make their way here.
Made up of the Big Kei Island and Small Kei Island, tourists are met with heavenly views of clear skies, crystal blue water, and soft white sand.
3. Koka Beach, East Nusa Tenggara
East Nusa Tenggara is home to an incredible beach, Koka Beach, which is small and tranquil.
There are two sides of this beautiful beach that are separated by a cliff right down the middle, adding to its dramatic landscape.
4. Misool Island, West Papua
When one thinks of West Papua for a vacation, Raja Ampat usually comes to mind and in the area is Misool island that offers beyond spectacular beauty.
Surrounded by clear water, tourists can have a good view of the underwater life up to 30 meters below the surface.
Home to one of Susi Pudjiastuti’s recommended beaches in Indonesia, there are plenty of interesting spots that should not be missed during your trip here.
Among them are the Harfat Peak, Jellyfish Lake, Namlol Beach, Balbulol Peak, Kawapop or Telaga Love, Skeleton Cave, Keramat Cave, and more.
5. Sangakali Island, East Kalimantan
East Kalimantan is mostly famous for its Derawan Island, but the Sangkali island is equally gorgeous with its panoramic underwater views that are beyond inviting for diving enthusiasts.
There are several parts that tourists should stop by so as to witness why it made it into Susi’s suggested beaches in Indonesia.
These include the Channel Entrance, Coral Gardens, Turtle Town, Sandy Ridhe, Manta Run, Sherwood Forest, Manta Parade, Manta Avenue, Eel Ridge, Lighthouse, and The Rockies.
Susi Pudjiastuti reminds all travelers to be compliant with health protocols and remain aware of other tourists who are also vacationing.
“The more disciplined we are in adhering to health protocols, the faster we will end this pandemic.”
Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Tiket.com, Gaery Undarsa, expressed his appreciation to Susi Pudjiastuti for sharing her most recommended beaches in Indonesia given that many of the country’s beaches have not had much exposure.
“We’ve rolled out a number of campaigns encouraging the public to explore local destinations as a means of supporting the local economy via Indonesia’s tourism sector.”
(Writer: Syifa Nuri Khairunnisa | Editor: Kahfi Dirga Cahya)
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