The love for the sea and the sky can be very addictive. If not, wait until you spend some time on Sugi Island in Indonesia.
The sprawling blue dotted with clusters green and laced with a powdery beach with the sky above that changes color as the sun pans over from one end to the other end of the Sugi Island. The waves crashing on the shores with its white froth that vanishes even before the waves go back from where it came, the sound of the waves, the sultry wind blowing on your face – the ever aphrodisiac and intoxicating environ, the more you have it, the more you crave for it.
Wait! All we spoke about till now is on the surface. Delve a little deeper and you get transported to a completely different world altogether. Sugi Island is a wonderland indeed which has inmates beyond our imagination. The island offers colorful underwater landscapes, exotic species of animals, and rich biodiversity. And not just that, the sheer vibrancy and color of the underwater world fills your heart and soul with unimaginable bliss. Again, the more you have it, the more you crave for it.
About Sugi Island
Luckily, the planet we live on is blessed to be predominantly covered with water. And apart from the bigger landmasses, there are many small floating land masses or islands that bring together the most beautiful look and feel of nature. These small islands – many of them still unexplored and undeterred by the crowd of travelers from all across the world make a perfect heaven for travelers with varied purpose, temperament, and budget.
One such is the Sugi Island. Sugi Island Resort is located at a meager 17 miles southeast of the Batan Island of Indonesia. It is a quiet peaceful island that offers a holiday package complete with beautiful landscapes, upgraded accommodation and some refreshing water activities that make you feel alive like never before.
Things to Do on Sugi Island
Sugi Island offers a peaceful and quiet nook for a weekend getaway. Far away from the urban crowd, it is a place you would want to relax in the lap of nature.
1. Nature Views
Just laze around on the sea beach and enjoy the view. Listen to the sounds of the waves lapping against the beach houses, feel the fresh air brushing on your face, sooth your eyes staring at the greens from your window and just be there, experience the sounds, look, smell and feel of nature.
If you are a nature lover, you can venture out for a trekking expedition. Explore the meandering paths through the forest and enjoy the beauty. Take a guided tour that can be arranged from the resort to make the most out of it. Since trekking is one of those things that you really have absolutely nothing to worry about, sometimes just the basics like a water bottle and camera will do for your trek here!
The powdery beach of Sugi Island is the most enchanting place to be in this small patch of land on the ocean. View the sunrise and sunset on the beach. The changing colors ocean and the sky during this part of the day is the most beautiful experience one can ever ask for. You can also play beach volleyball with your friends and family.
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4. Water Sports
Swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking are the other enthralling water sports that you can enjoy in the Sugi Island. Go a little skin deep into the water to get the feel of the world that lies beneath the water surface through snorkeling. The resorts also offer a number of activities for the kids and the adults to make the stay all the more memorable and fun.
Where To Stay On Sugi Island
The hospitality part in Sugi Island is solely taken care of by the Telunas Resorts that are segregated in two distinct properties namely the Telunas Beach Resorts and Telunas Private Island. Sugi Island accommodation offers a quirk mix of luxury as well as cozy rooms placed right on the water that gives you the feel of being in the water all the time. With the winds blowing through the naturally ventilated rooms, the tranquility of the ocean and the green forest affront, it is a perfect spot for couples looking for a perfect romantic hideout or a lone traveler who just wants to cut out the noise and get rejuvenated in the laps of nature or even a group of friends and families whose chatter and laughter can fill the tranquility of this silent island with some joy.
1. Telunas Beach Resorts
The ocean facing beach resort is complete with upgraded rooms categorized into 10 private chalets, 1 multi-family suite, 4 deluxe rooms, 5 dormitories, meeting room, dining room, lounge and private beach. The other features of these beach resorts include hospitable multilingual staff, excellent oriental cuisine with complimentary breakfast and lots of activities for kids as well as families.
2. Telunas Private Island
Telunas Private Island is luxury personified, to say the least. It features 15 sea villas along with grand lodge featuring a dining room and lounge. The exquisite villas are constructed on the water surface. You are treated with delectable delicacies where the breakfast is complimentary with the room rent. The warm and hospitable staffs make you feel at home right from the time you enter the resort premises. More so, there is a kids club that keeps them occupied with fun activities such as trekking, kayaking, jetty jumping, stand up paddle boating etc.
How To Reach Sugi Island
Just like any other island that is connected to a more functional urban city on the mainland or a comparatively bigger island, the most approachable route that leads to Sugi Island starts from Singapore. Traveling from Singapore to Sugi Island is pretty simple. International ferries that ply between Harbourfront, Singapore to Sekupang Ferry Terminal in Balam Island. It costs a total of 47 Singapore dollar for a round trip. Further, you can reach the Sugi Island through the local ferries.
Sugi Island is just a boat ride away from Singapore. So, next time you are taking a trip to Singapore, you might want to check out this lesser-known paradise and spend a day or two.
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