Bira is known for its ship ‘building yard’ where the massive Buginese traditional wooden cargo ships, Phinisi, are built along the coast line.
This secluded strip of beach is home to only two formal accommodations: Mangga Lodge (a diving resort) and Cosmos Bungalows. A beautiful green forest meets up with the buttery white sand of Bara at various gradients of steepness. The area seems about to burst with an endless row of land for sale or lease signs along the narrow single lane carved through the trees that gets you there.
Bara Beach was a real touch of paradise for us and incomparable to any other beach I’ve been too, set above the others, by the true peaceful seclusion it has to offer. Get there quick before more people find out about it!