Attractions

Beach in Pantai Bira

Pantai Bara

Around 3km northwest of Bira village, this quieter crescent of white sand is fringed by low cliffs and palms. You can stroll here in 30 minutes from Bira along the coast with the sand between your toes (low tide onl…
Beach in Pantai Bira

Pantai Tanah Beru

This bustling centre for traditional Phinisi ship building 14km northwest of Bira gives you an inside look at how these massive Bugis sailing vessels come to life. Most work crews are tolerant of visitors poking aro…
Beach in Pantai Bira

Pantai Panrang Luhu

Pantai Panrang Luhu is a coconut-fringed affair north of the ferry pier in Bira village. Phinisi ship builders operate under the cliffs on the north end, while a few guesthouses in the middle have liberated a 100m s…
Beach in Pantai Bira

Pantai Bira

Bira's main beach, just west of the village centre, is a glimmering crescent of white sand that is usually pleasant on the weekdays but gets packed with day trippers on weekends. Beware of speedboats pulling inflata…
Viewpoint in Pantai Bira

Pua Janggo

A 1km hike ascends 80m up a service road to Telkomsel towers and sweeping vistas of the cape. Look for the sign for Pua Janggo off the main road 500m north of the ferry port.
Market in Pantai Bira

Pasar Bira

This small but lively market is held in the village every two days, attracting locals and their wares from surrounding islands.