Tikus island or Mouse island is a small island that located on Bengkulu coastal waters and it part of Bengkulu province. This island is precisely located in west side of Bengkulu town. To reach this island, the visitors can ride the rental fisherman boat from Zakat beach or Tapak Pader beach, it takes 45 minutes.
This island is clean and having beauty natural sightseeing, especially the water, which is very clear and sparkling. The visitors may see some fishes swimming around the coral which surround this small island clearly. Moreover, the tourists can also do snorkeling and swimming at the sea.
The existence of Tikus island is not that popular than Bali or Lombok, but everything in Bengkulu is having potential value that worth to be visited. Tikus Island has a natural atmosphere, it clean and soothing. You will feel as it your private island, for it uninhabited and it still virgin. In addition, there is also a lighthouse on the island because this place was a formerly used as a stop ships.
The rocky coral reefs that circle the entire circumference of the island, protecting it from erosion. Several species of coral make up these formations and even more marine ecosystems are supported within this reef. This small island is habitat to many species of birds, while its sandy, white coastline is nesting ground for two species of sea turtle, the Hawksbill and the Green Turtle.
How to get there:
Tikus Island is located in the Indian Ocean, just 10 kilometers west of Bengkulu. Getting there takes about 1 hour by fishing boat from Tapak Paderi Beach,or 40 minutes by speed boat from the Pulau Baai Port.
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