Have you ever visited a beautiful lake in Indonesia previously? Toba may be the first one that comes to mind, but when it comes to East Nusa Tenggara, especially when it comes to tourism and lakes, Waikuri Lagoon is the only one that comes to mind. Even artist families like Anang Hermansyah have visited the lake.
If you want to visit Waikuri Lagoon, this article is your best source to learn more about it. The most important information about the lake is its position.
Waikuri Lagoon is located in East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, the closest to East Timor. More specifically in the North Kodi district of Southwest Sumba Regency. Those wishing to visit the regency or subdistricts cannot miss the lake.
Ways to Get There
Tambolaka Airport is only 42 km away from the lake, so you should choose Tambolaka Airport as your destination and book your flight.
There is another airport (Umbu Mehang Kunda), but it is over 200 miles from the lake. If you want to visit other attractions besides the lake, you can choose Umbu Mehang Kunda Airport. If you drive from Tambolaka Airport to the lake, it will take 1-2 hours. A rental car usually costs between IDR 500,000 and 700,000 (including the driver), while a motorbike rental costs between IDR 100,000 and 200,000.
The roads to the Waikuri lagoon are not always good, so it is advisable to have your own vehicle (not a rental) and use a jeep or performance car. Sure, there may be some difficulties along the route, but once you see the beautiful lake with your own eyes, you’ll quickly realize it’s worth the effort.
The lake has many facilities, such as parking, rafts, and restrooms. Food vendors are available, but we encourage you to bring your own food.
1. Parking lot
If you come by private car, you can park it in the parking lot. There is a fabric vendor from Sumba before arrival.
Rafts are probably one of the best facilities available on the lake. You can only pay 20,000 IDR to explore the beautiful lake with it.
No pee worries.
Best Visit Time
A clear or sunny afternoon is the best time to visit the lake, as it offers beautiful sunset views. Don’t miss your chance to visit the lake in a storm or in the rain. By the way, the business hours for the lake are from 08:00 to 17:00. (GMT8).
If you’re interested in learning about cultural events, be sure to visit the lake in February or March. During these months, Sumbanese citizens hold ‘Pasola’, part of the traditional Marapu ceremony.
Things to Do at Waikuri Lagoon
Once you arrive at the beautiful lake, here’s what you can do:
Of course, don’t miss the opportunity to bathe in such a clear and clean lake. Tourists may be attracted to the lake because of its blue and green colors.
If you are traveling with children, the water is shallow (not too deep), and there are spots where you can safely swim, but don’t forget to watch over them. In fact, the lake itself contains a lot of salt, so you can swim without a lifeboat. Similar to the Dead Sea on the border of Israel, Palestine, and Jordan, it is salty and easy for people to swim in.
2. Take Photographs
Such beautiful scenery should definitely be photographed. You can take pictures with your family and friends while having fun swimming in the lake.
Don’t forget to upload it to social media. That way, you can let more people know that you have a great lake to visit.
The best way to spend your vacation is to relax and unwind. There are caves near the lake that many people use to relax. The cave has stalactites and stalagmites.
Don’t forget to keep it clean. As a good visitor, remember to keep the lake clean and litter-free. Protect the lake we love, Waikuri Lagoon.
If you are not traveling in a group, you can take a open trip of Waturanda Trip to Waikuri Lagoon. There is promo for open trip Sumba starting from IDR 2,900,000 / Pax. You will get many facilities from us which is very unfortunate if missed.