20 Aug 2019 - 6 min read
Some people travel to release the stress and fatigue, some to sooth the pain, and some to enrich the soul. Tanjung Bira in South Sulawesi offers all of the outcomes. The fine white sand beach, miles long shoreline, amazingly clear ocean, and numerous snorkeling and diving spots, it is hard not to fall in love with Tanjung Bira.
The easiest way to reach Tanjung Bira is by land and it is best to rent a car from Makassar. You can conveniently stop by and take pictures in several interesting places found along the five and a half hours trip from Makassar – Tanjung Bira.
The main attraction of Tanjung Bira is the beautiful islands closely located to each other. From snorkeling, diving, and seafood dishes by the beach, all can be done here. Enjoy everything by renting a boat and spend all day with island-hopping activity.
There are many other activities in Tanjung Bira besides strolling along the soft sandy beach, snorkeling, diving, and sunset viewing.
Location: Apparalang Cliff
Location: Panrang Luhu Beach
Location: Malino Highlands
The local guide informed me that when the land price by the Bira Beach and around was still cheap, local people were reluctant to invest due to lack of visitors. This attracted foreign visitors who came and fell in love with Bira to take advantage of the situation and bought the land to build accommodations. When Bira got crowded with visitors, Indonesian people then are drawn to build this and that, but the land price was already expensive. That got me wondering, are we too afraid to take the risk and prefer to wait? But I have to admit that there are many cute hotels and cottages in Tanjung Bira.
This luxurious resort is dubbed as Santorini of Bira for its unique design
Jl. Pasir Putih No. 6, Bira, Bonto Bahari
The lodge reminds me of Greek buildings because of the white painting combined with the tosca room doors.
Jl. Pantai Sunrise, Bira, Bonto Bahari
A concept of small houses and colorful paint urge me to spend a night here
Jl. Pantai Sunrise No. 1, Bira, Bonto Bahari
Before departing to Tanjung Bira, you must fly to Makassar first. The Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport is the fourth busiest airport in Indonesia, so almost all major airports in Indonesia serve a direct flight to Makassar. In appearance, the airport is also modern and clean, similar to other international airports in the country.
The best transportation from Makassar to Tanjung Bira is by car. The car rental price includes the driver fee. But if you want to discover the best routes, hire a local guide.