Photo: Weekuri Lagoon.

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Weekuri Lagoon

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Stop everything. This is the reason you should come to Sumba. Weekuri Lagoon. On the extreme southwest coast of Sumba, down a non-signposted rutted track, you’ll find one of our favourite natural sights in Sumba.

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Sometimes simply referred to as “the salt lake”, Weekuri Lagoon lies 45 kilometres, or about two hours’ drive from Waitabula. Prepare to be gobsmacked. We had seen impressive photos before visiting, but the reality far outshines any of them.

Picture perfect. Photo taken in or around Weekuri Lagoon, Waitabula, Indonesia by Sally Arnold.

Picture perfect. Photo: Sally Arnold

Separated by craggy cliffs, the spectacular turquoise tidal lagoon sits 20 metres from the sea. We visited at low tide and were told it’s even better when it’s high. Hard to believe, but you may want to time your trip with the tides. The sandy bottom and cool waters of Weekuri are great for swimming and at about 130 metres long and 40 wide, there’s plenty of space not to bump into anyone. Hey, wait — there isn’t anyone (although it’s popular on ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 200 words.)

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