Sadau Island in Tarakan City, North Kalimantan Province


Tarakan City is a nice vacation destination, especially for those who love history and culture. The fact is the region also offers an interesting island called Sadau Island. In terms of territory, it belongs to Karang Harapan Village at West Tarakan Sub-District. It resides in the west part of Tarakan Island. Despite the small size, it offers lots of stunning beaches and a serene nuance. This seclusion is definitely suitable for those who want to get rid of stresses and spend a peaceful holiday with families. It also suits those who want to enjoy water sports!

The Nuance
When it comes to nuance, Sadau Island offers a peaceful ambiance due to the presence of a lush environment. The trees are shady and the sea is calm. The most favorite spot perhaps is the wooden pier, where tourists enjoy relaxation and sightseeing. The shoreline has a brown sandy landscape and some traditional buildings on it. It is because local fishermen live by the shore and park their boats there. The good thing is tourists are allowed to explore this local settlement and ride the boat by the concern of the owner.

Exploring Sadau Island
Tourists have a distinct reason to visit Sadau Island. For instance, they want to take advantage of the serene nuance. They want to get rid of stresses and enjoy a peaceful nuance on the site. The island features an amazing nature after all. These include dense trees and beautiful shoreline. Somehow, visitors are able to conduct a natural exploration while visiting the island. Thus, it becomes a suitable place for nature lovers and adventurers. What is next?

The next allure in Sadau Island is none other than the unique shoreline. The brown exotic shoreline is suitable for beach walking. Tourists can also find several local fishermen’ houses in that area. Not to mention traditional boats reside by the shore. Visitors would be lucky if they are allowed to ride the boat and explore the shallow water later. In this case, they must be able to talk to the locals in a friendly manner. As an alternative, swimming is quite recommended. The shallow water of the shore and calm waves of the sea make it safe to enjoy swimming.

What is more? Sadau Island is also known for both the history and strategic location. It is said the island has become a witness to WWII in 1945. Tourists can learn further information regarding the history from the locals later. Another thing that tourists must do in Sadau Island is to enjoy delicious seafood including clams, crab, shrimps, and many more.

Nearby Attractions

  • Sinta’s Green House
  • Baloy Tidung
  • Monumen 99
  • Wana Wisata Persemaian

How to Get There
From Jakarta City (Soekarno – International Airport), tourists can directly head to Tanjung Selor City (Tanjung Harapan Airport). The flight takes approximately 1 day and 11 hours, so tourists should come with a good stamina. Once arriving at the airport, their next destination is Tengkayu Port at Tarakan Island. It can be done from Kayan Port, actually. After arriving at Tengkayu, they can go directly to Sadau by taking Aki Balak Street. The distance is 15.7 km, so the trip takes approximately 37 minutes.

Where to Stay

  • Grand Citra Hotel


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