What I call the hour where the water is so still, it's like looking into a clear glass surface of an aquarium. Time is lost as the fish below and the different shades of greenish blue mesmerize you. Surprisingly, this hour doesn't last long as we found the weather there can change rather quickly from sunny to overcast to a drizzle. Soon enough, we'll find the water rippled with current or dotted with raindrops, so we enjoy this stillness while it lasts. It reminds me of the Bible verse, "Be still and know that I am God" from Psalm 46:10.
Shout out to these ladies who made #momsandsinglestoora trip unforgettable! We left for Ora 2 weeks ago not knowing we were gonna have such an incredible time together. I never knew I could laugh so hard just from playing a game of Taboo (Indonesian version), and I'd never have the stamina to spend a whole day taking pictures (and the hilarious behind the scene that entailed) if it weren't with y'all, and of course, only y'all would have the dedication to bring portable karaoke microphone everywhere. I shall be re-watching the videos for years to come, rest assured most of those would never made it public. 🤣🤣🤣 Until the next trip, ladies! Aku masih #gagalmoveon 😢😢😢 #oranexttopmodels#wannabeoratop
"Our nemories of the ocean will linger on forever, long after our footprints in the sand are gone." -Unknown.
Can't deny that this resort is beautiful, every corner is photogenic and calms your soul. If you come here, I recommend staying at one of the water bungalows. The view of the bay you see first thing in the morning and before you go to bed is quite magical. We spent quite a lot of times on the balcony just taking in that view and looking down to see the fish swimming around. We stayed in the largest bungalow with 3 bedrooms (and 1 bath 😑). It was spacious and comfortable enough even though for the price we paid, it was below my expectation in term of furniture, flooring, number of bathroom, & amenities. Again, it is gorgeous here but not without its downsides, so make sure you're on top of the staff and re-confirm everything again before your arrival here. Other than that, this place is soothing for the soul, takes you away from the outside world (no wifi, unstable phone reception) and lets you live in the moment.
Exactly a week ago, we left to this place. Little did we know that it was gonna be such a rough journey to get here, through heavy rain and thick fog, clouds, waves, and jungle. We didn't get to the resort until 13 hours after our flight took off, hungry, wet, and tired. I have to be honest and say that the resort was unsatisfactory in certain areas, in fact I took this photo moments before I chewed out the resort staff for messing up our excursion to Pulau Tujuh. . .
I had booked it and paid for it in advance yet they insisted I had not (poor staff had no idea who they were dealing with, you can imagine I gave my best "you wanna argue with me on this?" face). I also tried to secure snorkeling gears & life jackets when the excursion was booked 3 weeks prior but was met with "we'll take care of it on the day, don't worry", and of course they ran out as I expected they might (you better believe my bitch face game was strong during that exchange).
One thing I can't complain is the view, it is strategically located in one of the most scenic sites and absolutely beautiful. The water is clear and when it is calm, it's like looking through a glass. Scene like this made the annoying things go away. 📷 Nina the D700.
Pantai Ora terletak di kabupaten Maluku Tengah, Maluku, Indonesia. Secara geografis Kabupaten Maluku Tengah pada umumnya beriklim laut tropis dan iklim musim. Hal ini disebabkan karena Maluku Tengah dikelilingi oleh laut yang luas, maka iklim laut tropis di daerah ini berlangsung seirama dengan iklim musim yang ada.
Wilayah pantai Ora tidak memiliki daratan yang luas, karena daratan berupa tebing atau bukit batu yang cukup curam, walaupun bisa didaki. Alam di sekitar pantai Ora dibentuk oleh tebing-tebing Sawai yang menjulang, hutan tropis dan rangkaian pegunungan yang merupakan kawasan Taman Nasional Manusela. Tebing dan teluk Sawai yang mengelilingi pantai Ora terbentuk dari proses tektonik pada jaman purba dimana kawah vulkanik yang terbentuk kemudian terendam air laut menjadi Teluk Sawai. Pantai Ora sendiri cukup kecil, karena disekeliling kawasan teluk tersebut, selain terdapat pantai Ora juga terdapat pantai-pantai lain sebagai tempat wisata, seperti Mata Air Belanda, dan Bukit Batu.
Sumber/foto : Wikipedia
Good morning from Ora Beach Eco Resort in Seram island, Maluku! Phone reception is hard to come by so we'll see if this get posted. It took us 12 hours of small mishaps here and there: plane that took an hour of hovering around before weather allowed us to land, ferry ride that literally rocked our world into anxiety, driving through jungle in heavy rain and fog, crossing to the resort on a tiny boat in the rain. What a journey to get here!
It's still overcast this morning, so we couldn't really see the clear turquoise water this place is famous for. For now, we're just happy to be here and praying the sun comes out!
Saat kamu merasa hidupmu tidak bahagia, percayalah diluar sana ada yang merasa bahagia hanya karena kamu ada.
Selamat pagi, produktivitas harus dimulai sekalipun baru saja membuka mata. Semoga selasa teman-teman menyenangkan.