Difference between revisions of "Alor Archipelago"
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Previously well and truly off-the-beaten-path, more and more adventurous travelers are discovering the delights of this remote island group.
The key attractions are water-based, with world-class diving and fishing leading the way.
The archipelago consists of the following main islands:
The Indonesian national ferry carrier Pelni  serves Kalabahi from many points in eastern Indonesia. Two ferries have schedules stopping here: MV Awu  and KM Sirimau . The distances involved are huge, so be prepared for long journeys and frequent delays.
Beach combing: Mali beach, Maimol beach and Batu Putih beach for a relaxed swimming. You can as well visit Sebanjar beach to snorkel.
Diving : Comet Bay, Pearl Garden, Kepa Island and Sea Garden along Ternate island, Pura island and Pantar strait will be great spots for experienced diver because the under water current is strong. Drift diving is also suggested.
See traditional houses and people custom in Takpala village about 45 minutes from Kalabahi by car/motorbike. They will show you their custom, clothes, and houses as well their traditional dances.
See natural hot spring in Tutti near Bukapiting sub district. The natural heat from the ground turn the water warm to hot and create the hot spring river.