Waisai / WTC Beach in Waigeo Island, Raja Ampat
Waisai City is the capital of Raja Ampat Regency, and it is famous for its stunning tourist spots. One of the most recommended vacation destinations is Waisai Beach, which is located nearby. The locals also call it WTC (Waisai Torang Cinta) Beach, actually. This tourist spot is well-managed, as it is situated in the major city of Waigeo Island. No wonder, both facilities and environment are superb! All visitors won’t regret visiting it, regardless of their purposes. After all, the beach is suitable for photography, sightseeing, and family outing.
WTC beach is locals’ favorite, which means it is often crowded by people. There is even a park and statue near to the shoreline, which is located on a paved area. Not to mention there is a landmark with a sign “Pantai WTC” on it. It is located near to such small park. This explains why no visitors get troubled in reaching the beach. Thanks to the sign. What’s next? It is the formation of tall coconut trees. They become the prime feature of the beach, after all. Near to that area, tourists can find some places for resting and eating.
Exploring Waisai Beach
Just because it is surrounded by nice facilities, doesn’t mean the sea scenery is boring. On the other hand, the beach combines breathtaking scenery and superb amenities. Tourists can even find several hotels near to the beach, on which they can stay. These accommodations even provide good sea scenery, so the guests can enjoy it from their room. The thing is WTC Beach doesn’t feature white sand, unlike other beaches in Raja Ampat Regency. Despite this fact, it offers exotic charm, which is worth a sight.
Beach walking is a common activity in Waisai Beach. That means tourists can explore all features of WTC such as small corals, located on the shoreline. Those become a favorite spot for relaxation and taking pictures using a camera. The wind is a little bit strong, though. For a family with kids, they can simply play soccer on the beach and build some sandcastles. Swimming is possible, but it is not recommended for kids. As an alternative, they can enjoy fresh coconuts drinks near to the park.
What’s next? It is fishing! Many men come to Waisai Beach to catch some fishes. Tourists can join the locals, exploring the best spots for fishing. Next, it is to try some local specialties in nearby eateries. There are several options near to the beach, after all. At the end of the vacation, tourists can visit some local stores to buy souvenirs. The price varies, though. It depends on the value and rarity of the items.
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- Saleo Beach
How to Get There
For those coming from Jakarta, the first destination is Waisai city, which is located in Waiego Island. An airplane is the best transportation and the destination is Marinda Airport. Next, travelers can simply head to South Waigeo District and reach Waisai Beach. The whole trip doesn’t involve a speedboat, as the beach is located near to the main city.
Where to Stay
- Najwa Indah Inn
- Doberai Eco Resort
- Teraailan Resort