Perfect tiny bay
Published/Last edited or updated: 23rd November, 2016
The tiny concave bay at Lailiang Beach was described to us as a “mini Tarimbang”. Tarimbang in East Sumba is one of the best beaches we have ever visited. Ever. Lailiang did not disappoint, and the road here is much more accessible. However for you surfers out there, no barrels.
Lailiang lays 26 kilometres south of Waikabubak, or 17 kilometres east from Wanokaka Beach (four as the crow flies). The narrow roads pass a maze of rippling verdant fields. A village church 1.5 kilometres before the beach marks the turnoff to the left. The final steep downhill turn reveals a glimpse through the trees of the beauty to come.
Pristine white sand forms a mere 400 metres of beach, flanked by golden cliffs edged with jungle. A gradient of sapphire to azure, the bay ducks in about 300 metres from the open ocean, giving the cove a circular appearance. Clear water and gentle waves make it a beautiful spot for a swim. A few shady trees set back from the sand offer a little respite from the sun.
Lailiang Beach has no village, no shops and no public transport, so come prepared. When we visited there was no rubbish and no other people either.
Sally spent twelve years leading tourists around Indonesia and Malaysia where she collected a lot of stuff. She once carried a 40kg rug overland across Java. Her house has been described as a cross between a museum and a library. Fuelled by coffee, she can often be found riding her bike or petting stray cats. Sally believes travel is the key to world peace.
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