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Mandel Beach Is Indonesia's Tropical Getaway That's Less Busy Than Bali

Indonesia Beaches and Islands
by Matador Creators Feb 27, 2023

Indonesia is known for its pristine tropical beaches, particularly in Bali, but Bali doesn’t have a monopoly on the country’s beach offerings. Mandel Beach is located in the province of East Nusa Tenggara, and has become a hugely popular destination for travelers around the world who are looking to experience Indonesia’s soft sands and tropical scenery.


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Mandel Beach is defined by its white sand and crystal-clear water that stretches out as far as the eye can see. The ocean here is especially calm, making it an ideal spot for sunbathing or swimming. There are also plenty of coral reefs nearby with great opportunities for snorkeling and diving, and which will give you a chance to get up close and person with the area’s colorful fish, sea turtles, and dolphins.

In addition to just enjoying the beach itself, there are other ways to stay more active at Mandel Beach. For example, you can take a boat tour to explore some of the nearby islands or rent a kayak or paddle board for even more fun on the water. Fishing trips are also available if you’d like to try your luck at catching some fresh seafood. There are also several restaurants offering local dishes, so you can enjoy an authentic meal while taking in the views. You can even take part in traditional ceremonies held by locals during certain times of year.

When it comes to accommodations, you won’t be starved for options. There are a variety of hotels and resorts located in close proximity to the beach, ranging from luxury five-star properties to more affordable options for budget travelers. Many of these facilities offer amenities like swimming pools, restaurants, bars, spas, and even water sports equipment rental services.

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