Rua Beach

Rua Beach

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Travelling along the twisting roads to Rua Beach, glance east for stunning views over Wanokaka Beach, and west to be equally gobsmacked by the approaching bay of Rua.

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Close up, however, it’s not as irresistible as some of its neighbours, but a sweep of white sand and clear calm waters still tempt. The five kilometre arch, cleaved at the halfway point by an ugly broken and abandoned jetty, is mostly enjoyed by local fishermen, while on weekends it’s popular with the folk from Waikabubak.

This is Rua. : Sally Arnold.
This is Rua. Photo: Sally Arnold

A sleepy fishing village clusters around the pier, and a once-deserted and rundown waterpark was in the process of being revamped when we visited.

There are two places to stay at Rua at either end of the price range, both with same owner, Ama Homestay and Rua Beach Hotel.

The next beach in the chain west of Rua is exclusive Nihiwatu Beach. Unless you’ve coughed up the cash to stay at Nihiwatu Resort, you won’t be allowed anywhere near the beach, so keep moving along to Kerewee Beach.

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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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Our top 6 other sights and activities in and around Wanokaka And Lamboya

Lailiang Beach
Lailiang Beach

Perfect tiny bay

Kerewee Beach
Kerewee Beach

Climb the hill for great rewards

Marosi Beach
Marosi Beach

Flawless sand, great surf

Waigalli and Praigolil villages
Waigalli and Praigolil villages

Impressive megalithic graves

La Popu Waterfall
La Popu Waterfall

Pretty waterfall with easy access