Asu Island in Hinako Islands, Nias Regency - Indonesia
Hinako Islands is part of Nias Regency and it is the home of stunning small islands, where tourists can explore during holidays. One of the most recommended islands to visit is called Asu, which means “a dog” in the Javanese Language. Despite the fact, there is no relation between such animal and the island. So, what makes the island popular? It is definitely the beauty and pristine nature. Not to mention Asu is considered secluded, located in the outermost part of the nation. Aside from enjoying the charming environment of the island, many tourists decide to visit the island for getting away from daily routines and enjoying the peaceful nuance.
In terms of size, Asu Island has the width of about 18 km2. It is small, but it comes with amazing natural attractions like a sloping shoreline, white sand, small waves, small coral reefs, coconut trees, and a small forest. On the coast, the boats can easily get anchored (even though no pier is available there). The next charm of the island is the presence of villagers! It is true the island is inhabited by the locals, but only 25 households live there.
Exploring Asu Island
Asu Island is part of Hinako Islands. What makes it special than other islands, though? The most noticeable charm is the crystal clear seawater, reflecting the beam of the sunray beautifully. Somehow, it appears glittering and mesmerizing to everyone’s eyes. Next, it is related to the sand, which comes with a soft texture and white color. From the shoreline, tourists can simply walk around the beach barefoot or sit on the sand while gazing at the horizon. It is quite comforting!
Another best spot to enjoy relaxation is under the shady trees located near to the shore. The best thing is that the wind feels more comfortable there. On top of that, the sound of the waves calm your mind and the warm weather would make you sleepy. As an alternative, you can enjoy fishing, which is considered a good alternative to relaxation. Fishing in Asu Island gives you a peaceful feeling, after all. Thanks to the low number of visitors, creating a more peaceful and soothing nuance.
What is next? Asu Island often becomes a good option to enjoy surfing. On the coast, you may find big waves that come with the approximate height of 5 meters! When it comes to the length of the waves, it can reach up to 200 meters! If you have the guts to conquer such waves, just grab your surfing board and get in the water right away. As an alternative, you can choose snorkeling or diving. Thanks to beautiful corals and fishes living underwater.
- Bawa Island
- Sirombu Beach
- Langu Island
- Bogi Island
- Hamatula Island
How to Get There
The simplest way to reach Asu Island is from Gido City. You only need to head to Sirombu Port in West Nias Regency from there, which takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes. The distance is 79.9 km, actually. Once arriving at the port, take a boat to Hinako Islands and another boat to Asu Island.
Where to Stay
- Puri Asu Resort
- Ina Silvi Resort