Popular local beach
Published/Last edited or updated: 23rd November, 2016
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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