Fabulous Weekuri Lake, Sumba Indonesia

Weekuri Lake

The incredible cliff top saltwater Lake Weekuri is without doubt one of Indonesia’s finest natural attractions. This beautiful natural lake sits behind 10-15m high cliffs and is fed by waves washing through holes in the rocky cliffs, keeping the water fresh and crystal clear. Swimming in the sandy bottom lake is an absolute delight and in the deeper sections, small coral gardens and colourful fish provide great snorkelling. This is one attraction you won’t want to miss!

Lake Weekuri, Sumba, Indonesia

Photo © Baktiar Sontani

Whilst you’re in the area, take a walk along the cliff tops, where roughly 250m to the north you’ll find a small freshwater lake. A colony of monkeys inhabits the trees surrounding the lake so keep an eye out. And below the cliffs keep an eye out for dolphins which frequent these waters, particularly late in the afternoon.

Weekuri Lake is located approximately 45min drive west of Tambolaka, in Kodi district near Mandorak village and only a handful of kilometres north of Cape Karoso, Sumba’s western most tip. Weekuri is well known so you shouldn’t have any trouble getting directions to the lake. You might also like to check out the small but very pretty Mandorak Beach. Being tucked into a rocky grotto, it’s a lovely sheltered swimming spot surrounded by rugged rocky cliffs.

West of Tambolaka
West Sumba Island, Indonesia
3-4 hours
Get there
Private car or ojek
Need to know
Keep an eye out for dolphins below the cliffs