Samalona, a beautiful name, is a small island in the Straits of Makassar, South Sulawesi. Administratively, this island including the city of Makassar, South Sulawesi. To reach this island you could use fishing boats (from Losari Beach or Port of Rotterdam) and required travel time not more than 30 minutes by speed boat with a capacity of maximum 8 people. You should to bargain the prices around Rp 350000 – 400000 for a round-trip.
Samalona Island is a cluster of circular coral island with less than 1 km of around. This small island is one nautical tourist destination visited by many local and foreign tourists. White sand and crystal clear water make this island perfect for sunbathing. In addition, you can go for snorkling or diving. But it’s not so good compared to other sub marine park, such as Bunaken, Banda, or Raja Ampat West Papua.
In this island, you can also enjoy the delights of fresh seafood cooked by local people that stay in the island. You could also use their toilet for changing your cloth even for staying for a night with an affordable price.
At this location is a simple lodging house-shaped stage that can accommodate about 20 people. In addition, several small dining is also available that provides a variety of fresh seafood. Some fisherman stop for short time offering their catch to you.