Hinako Island in West Nias Regency, Indonesia


In the west part of Nias Regency, an interesting vacation spot resides and the name is Hinako Archipelago. As the name suggests, it consists of 8 small islands and becomes a prime destination for those who want to enjoy island hopping, diving, surfing, snorkeling, and other fun activities. All the islands offer similar characteristics and beauty, in fact. Hinako is the main island and it is indeed the biggest one among the others. Despite the case, the other 7 islands are worth to explore as well. Their location is close to each other, after all.

The Nuance
As mentioned before, all the islands share similar beauty and characteristics. Hinako is not an exception. It features beautiful beaches with white sand and shady coconut trees, crystal clear seawater, beautiful corals, exotic fishes, warm tropical weather, and gusty wind. With all these features, the island is proven to be a hidden paradise of Nias Regency. Despite lacking facilities, no one feels uncomfortable when spending hours on the island. So, what can tourists do there? Relaxation is only the beginning, as other challenging activities await them in Hinako.

Exploring Hinako Island
As mentioned earlier, Hinako is the main island. That means it becomes a checkpoint for tourists before exploring other islands. In terms of activity, tourists can do many things including sunbathing! The comfy environment makes it possible to perform such actions, after all. Not to mention the heat of the sun is not that bad. Next, tourists can simply sit near to the shoreline and watch the sea scenery. This relaxing activity is, somehow, able to get rid of burdens and stresses caused by works or daily routines.

The next fun thing to do in Hinako Island is surfing. It is common knowledge that Nias is famous for its big waves. Thus, Hinako is not an exception. The reason is none other than the location, which connects to the Indian Ocean. Aside from this surfing, tourists can also enjoy other water sports like snorkeling and diving. The underwater scenery is quite amazing, featuring various sizes of corals and fishes. Not to mention the water visibility is good down there. The only consideration is that tourists should carry the gear or equipment in order to enjoy these activities.

What is next? On some occasions, Hinako Island is suitable fishing. Several good spots are available to enjoy such relaxing activity, especially near to the coral reefs. Thanks to the abundant number of fishes. Tourists can easily catch them regardless of their fishing skill. As an alternative, you can ride local’s fishermen boat and learn how to fish by watching them work. It is a rare opportunity, though.

Nearby Attractions

  • Bogi Island
  • Bawa Island
  • Asu Island
  • Imana Island
  • Heruanga Island
  • Hamutala Island
  • Langu Island

How to Get There
If you come from Gido City, the prime destination is Sirombu Port, which takes about 3 hours as the distance is 79.9 km. Once arriving at the port, it is time to rent a boat and head to Hinako Island directly. Make sure to carry ample supplies.

Where to Stay

  • Puri Asu Resort
  • Ina Silvi Resort

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