Your journey to south Sulawesi
Arrival in Makassar south Sulawesi Indonesia
Makassar (Ujung Pandang) is the starting point for your journey to Selayar. Depending on the arrival time of your flight from Bali, Jakarta or any other airport, the journey will either continue the same day or you will spend the night in Makassar. We can recommend a number of hotels in Makassar to suit your budget, tastes and requirements – just ask us for more information and we will be happy to assist you. For anybody interested in culture there is Fort Rotterdam to explore and the best place for buying souvenirs is Jl.Somba Opu.
Journey to Selayar Island by boat
We have a regular weekly transfer every Friday. At about 8 am the guests are picked up from their hotel lobby or the airport in Makassar and taken to Bira by airconditioned minibus. During the 4-5 hour journey you are offered an insight into the culture of South Sulawesi, passing through places where the traditional Pinisi ships are built as well as through small villages where sea-salt is gathered in the traditional way. When there is enough time, you can take a break and have lunch. In the coastal village of Bira, the resort’s speedboat and crew are waiting to receive guests. The trip along the picturesque and untouched coast of Selayar to the resort will take about 2.5 hours.