Watching the sunset at Mananga Aba beach – Sumba

Mananga Aba beach was my first beach in Sumba – well although technically, I visited Waikelo Beach first on my first day in Sumba. However due to the high tide at Waikelo Beach at that time and we could not walk down to the beach, we then decided to visit Pantai Mananga Aba [or some people say it as ‘Pantai Kita’].

Although this Sumba trip, I was accompanied with my friend,  Halim – who also a travel blogger, he only arrived in Sumba on the next day after my arrival in Sumba. That’s why, Sinthya decided to accompany me on my first day.

Indonesia - Sumba - Mananga Aba beach (Pantai Kita) - On the way (1)

On our way to Mananga Aba beach [Sumba Barat Daya – Indonesia]

To go there, Sinthya asked her friend to take us to Pantai Mananga Aba using motorcycle. As there was only one friend of Sinthya that was available at that time, so we needed an extra motorbike for me. So we hailed an ojek or a motorbike taxi!

Indonesia - Sumba - Mananga Aba beach (Pantai Kita) - The sign

Pantai Kita as known as Mananga Aba [Sumba Barat Daya – Indonesia]

It took us around 30 minutes to reach Pantai Mananga Aba. Most of the road was already in the good condition, and then continued with the dirt road when we were already near the beach. I thought the place would have something like a restaurant or accommodation near the beach, but apparently there was only one building, owned by Rotary Club, on that area. I guess it will be used only for their event [or perhaps hotel for the public?].

Indonesia - Sumba - Mananga Aba beach (Pantai Kita) - Rotary Club place

Rotary Club House on Mananga Aba beach [Sumba Barat Daya – Indonesia]

Indonesia - Sumba - Mananga Aba beach (Pantai Kita) - Arrived at the beach

Arrived at the Mananga Aba beach [Sumba Barat Daya – Indonesia]

The place was quiet and it seemed that there were only us in that beach, and there was not much to do in that beach, besides taking pictures as much as we could and waited for the sunset. It was not an exact ‘sunset beach’ as the sun set on our left, but that was okay I guess.

We did actually have some fun at that time. We, of course, did the ‘jump shoot’ on the beach too … 😉

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The quiet Mananga Aba beach [Sumba Barat Daya – Indonesia]

Indonesia - Sumba - Mananga Aba beach (Pantai Kita) - Behind the scene

Behind the scenes of Sinthya photo shot lol! – at Mananga Aba beach [Sumba Barat Daya – Indonesia]

Indonesia - Sumba - Mananga Aba beach (Pantai Kita) - Jump shot

Well, we got to do the ‘jumping shot’ on the beach! – at Mananga Aba beach [Sumba Barat Daya – Indonesia]

Indonesia - Sumba - Mananga Aba beach (Pantai Kita) - Sunset - Eye of Sauron

The Eye of Sauron! Lol … – at Mananga Aba beach [Sumba Barat Daya – Indonesia]

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