Places to visit

Air Manis Beach

Overview

Air Manis BeachAir Manis Beach is closely related to the legend of Malin Kundang in West Sumatra . Malin Kundang is a character fabled to have been turned to stone, together with his ship, after periods of disobedience to his mother. By the beach, there is a Malin Kundang stone and several pieces of equipment from his ship, which are also stones. Based on the story, Malin Kundang was cursed by his mother for his refusal to acknowledging her as his mother after traveling to another region and becoming rich.
Air Manis beach is a favorite tourist site for local and foreign tourists because it has low waves and beautiful views of Mount Padang. There is also a small island called Pisang Kecil (literally means “small banana” ) on its right side. From morning to afternoon, you can walk to this one hectare island through shallow water. In late afternoon, however, there is a tide and you must take a boat to return. On its right, there is another island called Pisang Besar (literally means  “big banana” ). Local inhabitants on this island are mostly farmers and fishermen.

To Stay

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Hotel Bintang

Bandar Pulau karam Street No.29 25118 Padang West Sumatera

Brigitte's House

jln kampung sebelah I no 14D, 25000 Padang

Brigitte's House

Jl. Kampung Sebelah I No 14D, Sumatera Barat 25000 Padang West Sumatera

Jesnic Hotel

Jl.Kp Nias II no.27D (Belakang Pondok), 25211 Padang

Plan B Hotel

Jl. Hayam Wuruk No.28, 25118 Padang

Grand Inna Muara Hotel

Jl. Gereja No. 34, 25118 Padang

Grand Sari Hotel

Jl. MH Thamrin No.48, 25112 Padang

The Axana Hotel

Jl. Bundo Kandung No.14/16 25119 Padang

The Axana Hotel - Padang

Jl. Bundo Kandung No. 14-16, 25119 Padang

The Aliga Hotel

Jl. MH. Thamrin no 71, 25211 Padang

Grand Zuri Hotel Padang

Jl. M. Thamrin No. 27, 25211 Padang

Hotel Ranah Bundo

Jl. MH Thamrin No. 81 25133 Padang West Sumatera

To Stay

There are hotels near Air Manis beach. You could also make a one day trip to Padang, stay on Pisang Besar or Sikuai Island.

Tips

If you visit Air Manis beach, you should prepare extra clothes. You will be tempted to swim or walk to Pisang Kecil Island.

To Buy

Air Manis Beach

By Air Manis beach, there are many kiosks selling various souvenirs such as shirts, clothes, bags and other handicrafts.

The interesting thing is that some kiosks only sell small to large handicrafts made of coral for Rp5,000 to Rp50,000.

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