Matandik Beach in Talaud Regency, North Sulawesi Province
Some tourists perhaps overlook the tourism potential of North Sulawesi Province. Well, it is because they are likely to visit Bali Island when it comes to a holiday in Indonesia. For a new experience, it is recommended to visit the region, especially in Talaud Regency. Consisting of some beautiful islands, Talaud offers an unlimited adventure to everyone! Those who love to visit stunning beaches, for example, they can visit Matandik Beach located in Salibabu Island. Exactly, it resides in Dalum Village (in the west of it).
Perhaps lots of people have the doubt in visiting Matandik Beach. It is because they have no information at all regarding the tourist site. In a nutshell, the beach offers a perfect nuance for relaxation. Thanks to the peaceful atmosphere. The shoreline is short and it features light brown sandy landscape. Moreover, lots of tall coconut trees and other plants grow by the shoreline, creating a shady ambiance to the site. Another unique feature is the presence of parked fishermen boat on the beach. Tourists would be lucky if they are able to ride the boat by the owner’s concern later.
Exploring Matandik Beach
In terms of popularity, Matandik Beach is not that well-known. It is because the location is secluded and not many tourists have heard of it. Despite the fact, it owns an amazing tourism potential that everyone can’t overlook. The first allure is none other than the challenge itself. It is because the trip involves a boat in order to get to Salibabu Island. The beach is located in Dalum Village indeed. However, it takes a short walking in order to get to this Indonesia site.
The second reason to visit Matandik Beach is due to its panorama. Before getting recognition from tourists, the beach only functions as the place where local fishermen gather (either preparing for or going home from fishing. These days, the beach has also become a site for relaxation, enjoying photography, and beach walking. Visitors can even see several boats parked on the shoreline, as well. Well, the best time to visit the beach is in holidays or weekend as many villagers come to the shore including kids! The nuance becomes merrier, therefore.
It is, without a doubt, the peaceful atmosphere of Matandik Beach becomes the prime allure of the site. The combination of a stunning panorama and warm comfortable zephyr is indeed incomparable. Not to mention tourists can order some local snacks and drink refreshing coconut water! What is more? Those who love diving or snorkeling can enjoy the activity in a comfortable manner as well. The beach features the majestic diving spot, having the depth between 3-7 meters. Plus, lots of species of tropical fishes live there!
- Dalum Village
- Karakelong Island
- Waasan Beach
- Pniel Church
How to Get There
From Manado City, the best way to get to Talaud Regency is by airplane. The flight takes off from Sam Ratulangi International Airport and the destination is Melonguane Airport at Karakelong Island. Once arriving at Melonguane City, it takes a boat service in order to head to Salibabu Island. The voyage takes about 1 hour, actually. The last thing to do is to get to the beach right away, which is located in Dalum Village.
Where to Stay
- Mentari Inn