Senua Island in East Bunguran Sub-District, Natuna Regency
Beautiful nature and comfortable nuance make a wonderful tourist spot. In this case, you should consider visiting a stunning island called Senua. It belongs to Riau Islands Province and it is located in the outermost of Natuna Regency. In terms of administrative, it is part of East Bunguran Sub-District. Senua means “pregnant” in a local language and people named it based on the legend, which will be explained later. The island becomes a good reference to enjoy a vacation due to many reasons, including mesmerizing beaches and soothing nuance. Somehow, it is suitable to eradicate stresses too.
There is another reason why people named it Senua (pregnant) Island. It is none other than the shape, which is similar to the belly of a pregnant woman. Once you get near to the island, you can see its lush trees and bushes along with the beautiful white sand beaches. When it comes to the sea, the waves are considered calm and the water feels so warm. This explains why the site is suitable for water sports like snorkeling and diving.
Exploring Senua Island
One of the reasons why more tourists are interested to visit Senua Island is definitely the fun trip. No wonder, it takes a local boat to reach the island and the voyage takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes. Have no worries. Many local fishermen’s boats are available to rent, which are called Pompong. The thing is you need to spend some money to pay the service and the price is considered pricey for some people. Still, it is a worthy expense as the boat brings you to a majestic island called Senua. Along the way to the island, mesmerizing view of the sea, Rinjani Mountain, and breezy wind accompany you.
Once arriving at Senua Island, tourists would see unspoiled nature and enjoy pristine nuance of the environment. The sea water is crystal clear and the sand is white. Make sure to carry snorkeling gear and other equipment to enjoy water sports there. Thanks to well-groomed corals and various types of fish. Snorkeling becomes more interesting for both beginners and experts. For those who do not like water sports, beach walking and relaxation are good alternatives.
The next charm of Senua Island is the presence of local cave, where tourists can find many swift’s nests. The location is near to the sea and it is surrounded by big rocks. That means it takes a small effort to reach the site. Another interesting attraction of the island is the legend. It is said the island was the incarnation of a pregnant lady called Mai Lamah. For further information regarding the story, you can ask the locals or tour guide later.
- Tanjung Beach
- Ranai Mountain
- Alif Stone Park
- Sindu Stone
How to Get There
For those coming from Ranai City, it takes about 10-15 minutes to Sepempang Village. From there, tourists need to take a boat and head directly to Senua Island, which takes about another 15 minutes. Along the way to the island, you can enjoy amazing views of nature especially Ranai Mountain!
Where to Stay
- Natuna Hotel
- Central Hotel
- Caesar Hotel