Visiting Pantar Strait Alor Archipelago

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Ready to Go to Pantar Strait Alor Archipelago

Planning to go on a tour or travelling, we definitely want a smooth trip, comfortable accommodation, cheap hotels, good food, cheap plane tickets, close to everywhere, and can rent a motorbike or car.


In Pantar Strait Alor Archipelago, there is natural beauty and unique culture of the local community. There are many uniqueness, starting from the village (desa), sub-district (kecamatan), district (kabupaten) and provincial levels.

In Indonesia, each province has different and interesting characteristics. Each province has a different and unique culture and lifestyle.

Indonesia has many famous diving sites.  For professional divers, Pantar Strait Marine Park is one of the most beautiful in the country and comparable only with that of the Caribbean Sea near Central America.  This Marine Park has its own unique characteristics and beauty.

This strait is located between Alor and Pantar islands in the Alor Archipelago, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT).  This narrow strait has a number of small and beautiful islands such as Kepa, Pura, Ternate, Buaya and Tereweng islands.

The waters have a strong current and its sound is as loud as a waterfall.  At unpredictable times, a cold current comes, killing small and medium size fish near the beach.

The government is taking good care of the preservation of nature and maintaining the condition of the forest.

The environment is also well maintained.


Visiting Pantar Strait Alor Archipelago, we will witness routine community activities in unique traditional cultures. And there are special dishes and food as part of culinary tours that are delicious and yummy.

There are at least 26 diving sites around Kepa, Pura, Ternate, and Tanjung Matap islands, and Papa Jahe beach (Alor)including the famous Shark Close.

At this site, divers can play with groups of friendly sharks.  In the waters around Papa Jahe, you can also go diving at night.

In addition to diving, snorkeling is also fun. You can walk around and enjoy the quiet and clean beaches on Kepa Island and Alor Kecil while waiting for groups of dolphins to pass through, or enjoy the underwater current to hear the sound of waterfall.

In this place there are also regular events or activities held every year, both national and international.


The journey to Pantar Strait Alor Archipelago is now very easy. We can enter through various modes of transportation.

Access to go to Pantar Strait Alor Archipelago:

Everyday there is a flight from Kupang to Alor by Transnusa (Transnusa Alor: 0386-21039).  When the weather is bad, the flight is usually postponed to the afternoon or even canceled.

Twice a week, there is a motorboat from and to Kupang and once a week from and to Atapupu on Timor Island.  In addition, twice a month, the Pelni ship (Pelni Alor: 0386-21195) comes from Kupang, Ende, Lombok, Makasar and Bali and arrives at Kalabahi Port in Alor.

You may take a rented car or motor taxi available at Mali airport in Alor to Kalabahi.  From here, you can take a motorboat or speed boat to the Pantar Strait or nearby islands.

For land transportation in Alor, you can take a bemo (city transportation only within Kalabahi), motor taxi, rented car, or modified jeep (locally known as a panser)

The condition of the infrastructure is getting better. Starting from highways, airports, trails, ports, bridges, stairs, even some places can be reached by toll roads.

We can visit by plane, car, ship, bus, motorcycle and bicycle. At some point, we can take the train. We can also walk freely.


In Pantar Strait Alor Archipelago, as technology getting better. We can easily find locations for mini markets, shops (warung kedai), Money Changer, ATMs, Bank BRI BCA BNI Mandiri, BTPN Bank Nagari BJB, supermarkets, and restaurants. So we will not starve or lack the necessary items.

Suggestion Before Visiting Pantar Strait Alor Archipelago:

The Alor Archipelago, including areas near the Pantar Strait, is an endemic area for the malaria mosquito.  Make sure you bring along your anti-mosquito, anti-insect, or anti-malaria medicines.

In Kalabahi at night, many drunken teenagers sit by the street sides and sometimes create problems so please be careful when walking at night.

If you are sick and need help, you can also visit clinics, drugstore pharmacies (apotek), practice doctors, hospitals, and health centers (puskesmas).

In this place we can also look for places of worship such as mosques, churches, and others.


Finding place to stay in Pantar Strait Alor Archipelago is very easy. We can stay at home stays, hotels, inns, hostels and other places.

To get lodging at a cheap and definitely comfortable price, please see below:

Experience and Reviews

There are already many visitors have visited Pantar Strait Alor Archipelago, there are many interesting stories that are told. Like feeling satisfied, happy, wanting to come again, sleep well, and almost no one is disappointed or complains to come here.

So, visitors will find out on how to find the best hotels, where is exactly located, why it is amazing, how much is the fare and rate, who are the people, whom to ask, and when is the best time to visit.

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That’s all the information we provided, hopefully useful.

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