Bahoi Tourism Village is a tourist village part of Likupang, one of the five super priority tourist destinations that the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economic is currently focusing on. Now, Bahoi is developed into an ecotourism-based village, with the advantages of its natural landscape in mangrove forests and underwater tourism. This tourist village is also environmentally friendly and has a sustainable tourism concept, so it does not damage nature. Then what can we do in this village? Here is the explanation.
How to Get There
If you depart from downtown Likupang, you only need about 30 minutes to drive to Bahoi Village. If the starting point is from Manado, it will take about 90 minutes to arrive at Bahoi Village.
Interesting Activity You Should Do
- Visiting Mangrove Forest
First, you can visit the mangrove conservation tourism area. You can take a walk on the long bridge that divides the 28 hectares of mangrove forest. Along the way, you can also find more than ten types of mangroves here.
Most of the mangroves here grow naturally, but some are deliberately planted. One of the photo spots that should not miss is the beautiful suspension bridge in the middle of the forest. From the top of the bridge, you can also fish. At the end of the trekking trip, you will arrive at a beach with white sand. Coinciding with sunset, the sea water will recede and leave mangrove roots visible on the surface. Sight at this rare moment that you must see in person.
- Diving and Snorkeling
Bahoi Village also offers an underwater view that is no less beautiful than Bunaken. To preserve the underwater world, about two hectares of the diving area are included in the Marine Protected Area (MPA), and all marine life is protected. Of course, the species and coral reefs here are unique.
If you want to try snorkeling and diving, you can rent diving equipment from the Bahoi ecotourism manager. After that, a local guide will take you on a boat to the MPA area, and you are ready to meet the beautiful Bahoi marine life! Most importantly, don’t forget to stay careful and preserve coral reefs while diving in this area.
- Lunch at a Bahoi Floating House
After diving into the underwater world you can have lunch on the beach. This is not an ordinary lunch, but lunch on a floating house. Visitors who have just snorkeled or dived can have lunch or hold a grilled fish event at the floating house. Like “home”, this place has a bedroom for those of you who want to stay overnight.
- Watching Various Sangihe Cultural Performances
In Bahoi Village, you can enjoy the life of the people who still maintain the Sangihe Culture. For example, you can watch Masamper, the singing tradition of the Sangihe Tribe, which is done in groups while shouting. The lyrics in this Masamper traditional song usually contain a welcome greeting or a marine story from the local community passed down from generation to generation. You can see Masamper when you arrive at the Bahoi beach after passing through the mangrove forest.
In addition, you can also enjoy the music of “Keroncong Mama,” a local keroncong in Bahoi. The musical instruments used are also very unique.
- Buying Handicraft Souvenirs
Complete your vacation when you visit Bahoi Village by buying some souvenirs. I haven’t bought any souvenirs yet. You can get various souvenirs in the form of local handicrafts.
There are key chains, necklaces, and puppets made of coconut shells! There is also wicker placemats that you can buy for your closest relatives and family.
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