Bozihona Beach in Idano Gawo Sub-District, Nias Regency - Indonesia


A charming beach resides in Idanogawo Sub-District, Nias Regency, Indonesia. The name is Bozihona Beach! It resides near to Binaka Airport and has an easy accessibility, regardless of the type of vehicle tourists might use to get there. The question is, What makes it different than other beaches in Nias? Not only it is wider, the beach becomes the moorage for the local fishermen once they have finished the activity – fishing. Not to mention the locals often conduct a competition called Maena here. Thus, with all these attractions, Bozihona is the right choice when it comes to enjoying holidays.

The Nuance
In terms of nuance, Bozihona Beach features a breathtaking horizon. The sea comes with calm waves, but the wind is a little bit stronger. When it is about the sand, the color is brown and some carcasses of trees are scattered around the shoreline. The next noticeable features are the small trees and bushes, providing a pleasant nuance to the environment. Usually, the beach feels so empty but it becomes crowded during a local event like Maena. Also, some fishermen are seen on the site in the morning (getting back from fishing).

Exploring Bozihona Beach
The most common activity to do in Bozihona Beach is beach walking. The unique landscape of the shoreline and brown sand make it a worthy site for exploration, after all. As long as tourists wear proper footwear, they can comfortably explore the beach. Another tip is that they must come during the best time which is either in the morning or afternoon. The wind feels so fresher and the atmosphere is more peaceful at those times, after all.

As for the tip, it is better to visit Bozihona Beach during the local competition called Maena. It is true such attraction is not performed every day, so tourists must review the schedule first (usually during the ceremony of the Ascension Day of Jesus) prior to coming to the beach. During the competition, the locals would perform some attractions and art shows! Even some judges attend the competition to decide who the winner is. This show makes the beach merrier and more interesting for tourists to visit, no?

The next fun activity is to watch the activity of the local fishermen. These people usually come back from fishing in the morning, so make sure to come to the beach during such time. There is even the chance to get on the boat and head to the nearby island called Onolimbu! Still, make sure to carry enough cash and supplies for such extra adventure. Moreover, it is not free to ride the boat.

Nearby Attractions

  • Humogo Waterfall
  • Bunda Maria Park
  • Ya’ahowu Park
  • Onolimbu Island

How to Get There
The distance between Gunungsitoli City and Idano Gawo Sub-District is 51.4 km. That means a trip to Bozihona Beach would take approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. When it comes to the best route to take, it is Raya Pelud Binaka. Also, the trip would be faster if tourists take advantage of a better vehicle, especially a taxi or private car.

Where to Stay

  • Tokosa Hotel
  • Olayama Hotel

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