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Weekuri Lake Sumba Wonder Lagoon in NTT Indonesia

Weekuri Lake Sumba

Located in Kalenarogo Village, Southwest Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) is Lake Weekuri Sumba.

A unique lake, especially because its water is brackish, aka a mixture of fresh and salt water.

In recent times, this brackish lake has begun to attract the attention of visitors and has become one of the attractive natural tourist destinations in NTT.

Are you curious about the beauty of this lake? Continue reading, okay?

Alfonso Giostanov

tour operator & content specialist. Before joining Gotravela, he spent years honing his skills at 'Tourism Industries".


Name Weekuri itself is rooted in the Sumba language. woe means water, and kuri means Spark. In this way, the name Weekuri is given to mean water resulting from coral splashes that penetrate onto land and form a lake.

Unique facts about Lake Weekuri Sumba

The Lake Weekuri Sumba destination was originally a lagoon and was located near the sea. It's just that sea water sneaks in through the gaps in the coral clusters around the lagoon area. Not only that, there are still several spring points in this lake area.

The result is a natural phenomenon where you can witness for yourself the combination of various colors in one lake. Some are greenish blue, some are bright blue.

In addition, there are also areas of the lake with cold water, and in different areas the water is warm. Interesting, right?

The uniqueness of the origin and color of the water of Weekuri Lake, Sumba, may be the main attraction. Even so, its beauty becomes even more clearly visible thanks to the rows of lush trees that surround the edge of the lake. This view can certainly refresh the eyes and relax the mind.

Of course your body and mind will be refreshed when you return from vacationing here. And when you arrive at the lake, you will find a small round wooden house standing on the edge of the lake.

There, you can find shops that offer a variety of typical Sumba crafts such as ikat cloth, bahar roots and traditional bracelets.

Weekuri Lake

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Exploring Caves and Rocks

In the Weekuri Lake area of ​​Sumba, you can also explore the surrounding area, including the rocks on the edge of the lake that form a cave.

This cave was formed naturally. The rows of Stalagmites and Stalactites that look sturdy and provide an exotic touch of nature and certainly cannot be imitated perfectly by humans.

Usually, these natural caves are used by tourists as a temporary stopover for shelter or relaxation, protected from the hot and blazing sun.

Then, you can also spend time enjoying the natural atmosphere on the giant coral rocks which are a "bridge" for the lake and sea.

Here, you can also find various types of coral trees, sponges and succulent plants such as cacti. Don't worry, because these corals have a safe surface for you to climb.

Swimming in Weekuri Sumba Lake? Of course, I can

Can you swim in Sumba's Weekuri Lake? Of course you can, because this lake is basically a lagoon. This means that the lake is not too deep, so it is safe for swimming or playing in the water with friends or family.

That way, you can prove for yourself the uniqueness of Lake Weekuri Sumba, which has several points with different temperatures, right?

Location And Access To The Lake

To reach Lake Weekuri, you need to cover a distance of about 60 km from Tambolaka, the capital of Southwest Sumba Regency. The road conditions to the lake area are very diverse – some are paved, and some are still rocky.

Apart from that, you need to rent your own car because there are no public transportation facilities that can reach this tourist area. However, all your efforts will definitely be immediately rewarded by its incomparable beauty!

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Don't forget to visit Weekuri Lake, Sumba, if you are in East Nusa Tenggara. Happy holidays.


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