Whilst Bali might be highly rated as one of Indonesia’s most incredible islands, a few other islands offer something more spectacular. That is Pink beaches.
Indonesia is home to three of the world’s seven pink beaches.
Far from civilization and reached only by boat, Serai Island’s beach blushes a rich shade of pink. The boat anchors a few meters from the shoreline to protect its spectacular coral reef, leaving you to swim to shore.
Whilst, the more famous pink beach just off Komodo National Park, color can only be seen at a certain time of the day; this one flaunts its colors for 12 hours of the day.
Why is it pink?
This incredible natural wonder gets its striking color from thousands of broken coral pieces, shells, and calcium carbonate materials left behind by red microscopic animals called Foraminifera. These live in the coral reefs that surround the beach.
Shades of the rainbow
Pink is not the only color you will see. The island is a marvel of all the colors of a rainbow. The sandstone cliff overlooking the beach boasts a shade of yellow and the trees that surround the beach are lush green. What’s more, these colors are contrasted with its lapping clear blue curious waves and blue skies.
The underwater world is no less fascinating. Snorkeling here will reveal a beautiful panorama and a healthy and colorful underwater garden. Various kinds of amazing sea biota can be found here, including thousands of different kinds of fish and 70 kinds of sponges.