Buku Beach in Binongko Sub-district, Wakatobi Regency


For the next vacation, Wakatobi Regency is a good choice. It is located in Southeast Sulawesi Province and it offers stunning nature attractions, especially beaches. For instance, there is Buku Beach, which resides in Binongko Sub-district. To be exact, it is situated in Jaya Makmur Village. So, what makes it a recommended tourist destination? Well, it is famous for the bones of a stranded whale. No wonder, the name was inspired by it. Buku means “bones” in Cia-Cia Language, after all. That means tourists might find that carcass on the beach. The seascape is also breathtaking!

The Nuance
In terms of beauty, the beach is indeed mesmerizing. The view of the sea is calming, so it is suitable for relaxation. When it comes to the coastline, the sand looks flawless and charming. It even features soft texture, so tourists wouldn’t get hurt when walking on it. Here is the thing. Some big bones of whales remain in some parts of the beach. Their size is definitely big and they become the main attraction of Buku Beach. Anyway, the next important feature is the villagers of Jaya Makmur. Most of them belong to Wakatobi Tribe and they are proud of their coconuts. No wonder, lots of them are local farmers.

Exploring Buku Beach
As mentioned before, the remains of a stranded whale become the prime attraction in Buku Beach. In this case, tourists need to know the exact location of those bones. Have no worries. Those are quite noticeable. Even the locals might give a direction to tourists. Not to mention they would tell a story behind those bones. For a better communication, visitors can hire a tour guide who speaks the Indonesian Language. Also, such service may help them to get valuable information regarding accommodation, eateries, and much more.

The next activity is to enjoy the nature. Buku Beach is not only popular for its remains of a whale, but it also features great scenery. The calm seascape and the breezy wind would soothe tourists’ mind, for sure. It is even possible to get in the water and swim in it. As long as people don’t get too stranded to the sea, they are safe. Also, it is better to choose the right time to come to the beach. The most recommended ones are in the morning and afternoon. These are the times when either sunrise or sunset appears!

What’s next? Tourists can visit a nearby village and learn a bit about its culture. People of Jaya Makmur Village are friendly, after all. They are approachable, so tourists won’t get problems when acquiring information. It is even possible to try their local foods! Don’t forget to enjoy some fresh coconut drinks, which are their specialty.

Nearby Attractions

  • Tomia Island
  • Wakatobi National Park
  • Lintea Tiwolu Island

How to Get There
There are several checkpoints in reaching Buku Beach. First, travelers need to head to Wangi-Wangi Island by airplane. In this case, their destination is Matahora Airport. Next, they need to take a boat to Tomia Island, which is another checkpoint. The last voyage requires another boat to Binongko Island. The beach resides in Jaya Makmur Village.

Where to Stay

  • Local houses
  • Wakatobi Resorts

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