Sula Islands

Located between Eastern Sulawesi and Central Maluku the Sula Islands are easily accessable when travelling by boat throughout the North Maluku islands or from Sulawesi.  The three main islands are Mangole, Talaibu and Sanana.  While easily accessed there is not a lot of attractions. If however, it’s beautiful beaches and islands your after you are in the right place as there are many.

Away from the coast the islands landscapes are mainly agriculture and forests some of which have been heavily logged.  Those who venture into the forested regions may be rewarded by spotting some rare bird species which can only be found on the islands. Another attraction is located in Sanana the largest centre which has a 1652 Dutch built fort for those interested in the islands history.

Accommodation can be found in the busier towns of Sanana (Sanana Island), Falabisaya (Mangole Island) and Bobong (Taliabu Island).

Given the islands location getting there by sea is relatively easy with regular passenger ferries from Ternate in North Maluku and Manado in Sulawesi.  Once on the islands longboats are the main method of transport around the archipelago.  It is unclear whether there are any air carriers offering services to the islands.