In the eastern parts of Indonesia, there is an abundance of undiscovered gems to be explored. With its resemblance to the Bora Bora of French Polynesia, Ora Beach is one of Indonesia’s hidden retreats. Tucked in the North Coast of Seram Island, Ora Beach has, since, been propelled to be labelled as the top tourist attraction in Maluku. Although getting there may pose a bit of a challenge, the tranquility of the beach’s natural beauty is just very rewarding.
The floating wooden bungalow in Ora Beach Resort is my idea of a perfect escape from the bustling city life. It may be priced more steeply than the land cottages, but with corals basking just beneath your feet, it brings closeness to the sea that few can resist. When the tide is low, the clear visibility of the corals is simply too inviting for any traveler to resist plunging in for a few relaxing snorkeling sessions. At night, the limited telecommunication connectivity serves as timely reminder to disconnect from the virtual world and engage in some quality time to catch up with friends.
Not forgetting to indulge in the fresh local seafood, a trip to a fisherman wharf for fresh lobsters is one of the highlights of my trip too. With just IDR 240,000/kg (USD 18/kg) of lobster, I really had nothing to complain about my tasty sumptuous dinner. You must be wondering; how to get to Ora Beach?
@1 Flight: from Jakarta to Ambon (3 hours, with one transit in Makassar)
@2 Taxi: from Ambon Airport to Tulehu Port (45 minutes)
@3 Express Boat: from Tulehu Port to Masohi (2 hours)
Ambon Island to Seram, Monday – Saturday: 9am & 4pm / Sunday: 11.00
Boat return to Ambon Island: Monday – Saturday: 8am & 2pm / Sunday: 15.00
@4 Car: From Masohi to Saleman (2 hours)
@5 Fisherman Boat: From Saleman to Ora (10 minutes)
I always envy for people who visit Ora 🙂 this place is so beautiful.. still on my list to go..
Your time will come, just believe on it! 🙂 🙂
Thanks Indah! 🙂 🙂
This is one of those places which always looks pretty in all kinds of weather, sunny or cloudy. Corals at your doorstep, affordable lobster, verdant hills, tranquil setting, what else could you have asked for more? 🙂
Totally agree Bama! Will u be there soon?
Unfortunately not this year. Maybe next year. 🙂
Wow, i’m excited for you! 🙂 🙂
Just maybe. Still no fixed plan though. 🙂
Yes, I do agree that Ora is one of the hidden gems of Indonesia. God, this place is so pretty! The panorama is spectacular while the lobsters are so tempting! How many lobsters are there in 1kg? Fresh seafood is the perfect dish for dinner, with the sound of sea outside. It’s just… perfect.
There were 2 lobsters for 1 kg. Finished all of them just next to the breeze of the beach. It was indeed a perfect escape! 🙂 🙂
The lobster is quite big, then :haha.
It’s so much filling that it looked 🙂 🙂
stunning photos and a hidden treasure to visit and enjoy.
Thanks a lot! It is a hidden treasure of Indonesia for sure! 🙂
Can imagine hearing the water lapping under the floating bungalows
That’s one of the things that i love about the floating bungalow, we are so near to the nature!
Cloudy but still beautiful! 🙂
Yup, how i wish the weather would be better, but still, i have no complains after all! 🙂 🙂
Floating wooden bungalows and fresh seafood sounds like some heaven.
Indeed, something which is very simple yet satisfying! 🙂 🙂
no doubt, ora is damn wonderfull
Agree! Agree! 🙂 TWB
great pics. i never been to maluku before.
Ahh….u have to go there, something really different from west Indonesia! 🙂 🙂 TWB
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