Not only the sub-district, Maumere is the capital and largest city in Sikka Regency, East Nusa Tenggara Province. Maumere even became the largest city on Flores Island. Frans Xavier Seda Airport is an airport in Maumere City which is also listed as the largest airport on the island.
Frans Xavier Seda Airport was previously called Wai Oti Airport or Maumere Airport. Every day, the airport serves flights in and out of the cities of Denpasar, Waingapu, Kupang, Labuan Bajo, and Makassar. The existence of this airport makes Maumere the gateway to the eastern region of Flores Island.
Located on the northern coast of the island of Flores, Maumere has a blessing in the form of a long coastline with hills along the island. Many people from various regions of the world buy flight tickets to Maumere to be able to explore the beauty of the city's maritime. Airlines that provided flight tickets to Maumere are Garuda Indonesia, AirAsia, NAM Air, TransNusa, Wings Air, Jetstar, Malindo Air, Cathay Pacific, and Singapore Airlines.
Maumere is the perfect paradise in Eastern Indonesia. The city is home to the natural richness and exotic culture of the islands. You can recognize the wealth of the following popular destinations:
Location: Jalan Nai Roa KM. 13, Waiara, Flores, Kabupaten Sikka, NTT.
The location is only 13 kilometers from the city center so we can reach it with only a half hour drive. The white sand beach offers stunning panoramas, especially near dusk. The main activities here are swimming, diving and snorkeling. In the coastal area, there is the Sea World Club Beach Resort & Dive Center which is very popular among foreign tourists.
Location: Jalan Raya Maumere - Ende, Desa Nita, Kabupaten Sikka, NTT.
You can find historical and cultural tourist sites at the Saint Paul Ledalero High Seminary Complex. Usually, this museum is filled with groups of foreign tourists who are curious about ancient historical relics. The museum's main collection illustrates the traditional cultural values of the Flores community, as well as its historical story. Some of them are typical woven Flores and Sumba, regional musical instruments, and thousands years old human and ancient animal fossils.
Location: Wolowiro, Paga, Kabupaten Sikka, NTT.
Koka Beach is so charming that it blends the charm of tanned white sand with rock cliffs, and the hills surrounding the sea are turquoise. Robes formed from two bays and small islands make the sea at the edge quite calm and safe for children. Slightly to the center, the waves of Koka Beach are quite challenging for surfers. The experience of playing water is increasing due to traders of coconut ice and fried food in the Koka Beach area.
The most common type of eating place in Maumere is a seafood restaurant. The best places you can visit are:
Location: Kota Uneng, Alok, Kabupaten Sikka, NTT.
Open every day, 9:00 - 22:00 WIT.
Fresh grilled fish, exotic coastal scenery, and interesting musical entertainment are the three main things that will make visitors feel at home and always want to return to this beachside cafe every time to Maumere. The menu, although very simple, is perfect for enjoying on the beach. In addition to grilled fish, there are Lalapan Fried Chicken, Fried Rice, Instant Noodles, Bread, and Fried Varieties.
Location: Jalan Sultan Hasanudin 30, Kota Baru, Alok Timur, Kabupaten Sikka, NTT.
Open every day, 9:00 - 22:00 WIT.
Many people call Golden Fish Restaurant as the best seafood restaurant in Maumere. A variety of grilled seafood and Ikan Kuah Asam become a popular menu at the Golden Fish Restaurant. Seafood here is proven fresh because visitors can choose their own variations of fish, crab, shrimp, lobster and raw squid before processing.
Location: Belakang Gelora Samador, Kabor, Alok, Kabupaten Sikka, NTT.
Just opened in November 10, 2018, the culinary center will soon become one of the favorite dining destinations in Maumere. Various cheap folk dishes are available from rows of kiosks that meet the market. Popular food such as fried rice, satay, soup, meatballs and chicken lalapan are the main choices. Grilled seafood is also available and very affordable. In the future, the culinary center will be equipped with various facilities that relaxing and make eating more comfortable.