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Very instagramable beach

This beach has top notch sunset view. The trees are like dancing in the water. Particularly in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Best sunset spot in East Sumba

One of best icon tourism in Sumba. Walakiri beach located in East Sumba. Walakiri beach is one of... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Dya I
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Km. 22 Jl Waingapu - Melolo | Maubokul Pandawai, Waingapu, Sumba 87171, Indonesia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This beach has top notch sunset view. The trees are like dancing in the water. Particularly in the afternoon so the water has sunk a bit so you can take photos of the trees. The sky is very clear and pour out the pinky, yellow,...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2018

One of best icon tourism in Sumba. Walakiri beach located in East Sumba. Walakiri beach is one of the best sunset spot in Sumba Island. Walakiri beach known for its tall mangrove tree on the shore. The magroves and sunset are the perfect combination for...More

Thank Dya I
Reviewed 31 July 2018

I visited this beach twice along my trip for catch up beautiful sunset,and its trueee beautiful. Watched sunset through 'dancing' mangrove trees. This mangrove trees remind me with Wanaka tree in NZ. Many people got photos in this spot with sunset background. Indeed u only...More

1  Thank Inge I
Reviewed 24 July 2018

I fallin' love with this beach. If you love to cacth sunset, you SHOULD visit this beach. During the day, it's like a normal beach. But around 5 - 6.30 pm, the beach is SO BEAUTIFULLLLL. Known for its dancing tree, you can walk to...More

1  Thank Caroline C
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Walakiri Beach Waingapu has long been known as one of the most beautiful beaches in the region of NTT. But on July 12, 2018, 1001 sandle horses paraded along the coast. Sandle horses is also one of the best horses in Indonesia. See also sunset...More

1  Thank Soerjo H
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Walakiri is a pristine beach located 40 minutes drives from Waingapu city to the south east.It is a good place to relax and enjoy the sunset specially. Those are some ‘dancing trees’ at the left side which is getting famous since blew up on instagram....More

Thank JoshuaN645
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

A beautiful place full of garbage and plastic (as in the 90% of the touristic Indonesian sites)... We found a puppy dog dying on the sand under the sun just next a drink and food place... All the people that are working in that beach...More

Thank Ducaconte75
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Dont expect anything fancy here except fresh coconuts milk drink that are very sweet and healthy. Too busy with locals who probably never swimm before and come with rubber car tires to float and make lots of noices. It is not a beach where you...More

1  Thank Aloysius170
Reviewed 30 May 2018

When the sun set it can be very crowded. Its not taken care well. It can be better. Its better to see Kuta bali than Walakiri

Thank oCas1880
Reviewed 11 May 2018

In the morning we arrived at the beach. Amazing palm trees and purity welcomed us. The ocean was pure and beautiful blue. We bathed and sun-bathed all day. In the evening, the sun ended with a beautiful sunset.

2  Thank Imre V
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