Toal City is perhaps an unfamiliar name towards many people. It is understandable because the location of the city is in remote area in southern part of Maluku. However, the more remote the place is the more pristine condition of nature environment it contains. No one formerly presumes that Toal keeps an impressive paradise of exotic paradise of nature beauty. It is lied a mysterious island believed to contain a total pristine condition of either land or waterside.
Bair Island, as how they call it, is one of the treasures of Toal. It is an adorable island containing a complete natural paradise everyone can enjoy to their heart’s content. The two bays of the island which contain crystal clear water are something that makes it outstanding. The slow-moving and placid water have rendered the place a perfect area to enjoy various relaxations. The water is also directly connected to the nearest sea causing this bay to contain various sea creatures which are adorable and lovely. This bay is reckoned as moderate bay that this place is perfect to dive, snorkel while watching the scenic view of surroundings. Local people say that the view of underwater is marvelous when the coastline is receding away. Beautiful coral reefs are clearly seen from the low level of water and if fortune is on our side, a n array of baby Black Pit Shark will even more beautify the underwater view
The distances of interisland are so close that it is possible to reach each island by only swimming. Bair is included in a small archipelago, hence the small distances among the islands form lovely water paths. These paths resemble typical urban sewer but without enclosure. The water is turquoise and transparent rendering this small river-like a great place to swim to its full extent.
It is undeniably true that enjoying waterside in Bair Island is so exciting, but waterside is indeed not the only enjoyment in this delightful place. Mangroves vegetation are not to be underestimated when visiting Bair. Mostly located at the fringe of the surrounding cliffs, the mangroves do accentuate a complete paradise of the island of Bair. It will feel like we are visiting a remote area wherein nature is the only company. It happens oftentimes that seagulls are nesting at the mangroves adding a perfect harmonious circumstance in reveling in nature. And if you are lucky enough, several groups of them will gather at the bay looking for the fish as their meals. This situation is even more perfect to take a marvelous photo of nature beauty.
This complete paradise is located in the city of Toal, Southern Maluku. It is accessible only by going through embarkation. Heading for Bair island is considered quite easy. Travelers only need to head for Dullah Village by using land transportation for about 30 minutes’ drive from the center of Toal. There are so many transportations in the city such as cab, taxy, and others. After arriving at the village, it is required to embark for Bair using available boats at the area. The embarkation is the only thing to access the island for it is situated at the edge of the islands at Dullah. After about an hour’s embarkation while overlooking scenic views of several small islands, we will arrive at the Bair Island, the ever pristine paradise.