About Ora Beach
Ora beach is located in Saleman village, Maluku Province. It’s a popular destination for the beauty is amazing: the clean beach, bluish sea water, calm wave, white sand and the amazing view underwater would make anybody happy. Hundreds of coral reefs can easily be seen from the beach and it is highly recommended to dive or snorkel at Ora beach. Colorful fishes will welcome you. You just need to dive 2-3 metres and that is enough to already see everything.
There is more to do here though. You can watch how local people make sagu and take coconuts from the trees. You can just lie down and watch the birds flying over Sulaiman bay, and when you are done you can do something completely different: trekking through the jungle in Negeri Sawai.
In the jungle is a a bit of a hidden place you maybe can find. It is a training and rehabilitation centre for animals, in Masihulan village. At this conservation centre you can see cockatoos and seram parrot. In the jungle are also several caves and waterfalls to find...
Local people built several guesthouses and resort nearby where you can spend the night. You can also rent a resort-like stage house at Ora beach. This house is mostly made of wood and it is the only place directly on the beach. It’s not very luxurious, but the view and sounds make up for that, although the standard rate of about IDR 500,000 per night is steep it is an affordable price for the experience you will get.
Getting to Ora Beach
Local people call it as “mobil pangkalan” heading from the airport to Tulehu port, taking one hour. From this port, use speedboat to Amahai port, Maluku Tengah. As you arrive there, take another taxi to Masohi. Many tourists choose to stay in Masohi for a night. In the next morning, go to Saleman village (4 hours).
You can rent a car with driver to get you to Ora beach, driving for a day and night.
You can get this flight from Pattimura Airport, Ambon heading to Wahai airport, Seram island. Then continue your trip using Cantika Anugerah speedboat to Amahai port, Mahi town, Seram island for 2 hours. The ticket price is IDR 100,000 per person for economy class and IDR 150,000 per person for VIP.