Welcome to Pulau Seram
Some Malukans call Seram ‘Nusa Ina’ (Mother Island), believing that all life sprang from ‘Nunusaku’, a mythical peak ambiguously located in the island’s western mountains. Seram's mountains rise over 3000 metres and the wild, thickly forested and little-accessed interior of the island is home to a number of minority tribes such as the Nua-ulu (Upper River) or Alifuro people, who sport red bandanas and were headhunters as recently as the 1940s. Visiting them usually requires a serious trek into remote Manusela National Park, for which you’ll need guides and permits. Far more accessible is the beautiful and dramatic bay of Teluk Sawai on the northern coast, where white-sand beaches and decent snorkelling awaits.