Satang Island, a hidden paradise located off the coast of Kuching City in the state of Sarawak that is not polluted by the degenerated human civilization. There are 2 Satang Island – one is Satang Kecil Island, another is Satang Besar Island. Satang Kecil Island has no tourist attraction and is very small, so we are now talking about Satang Besar Island. The island is surrounded by crystal clear sea water and you can hardly see any rubbish around. Thus, you can snorkel and swim amidst the colorful coral reefs and marine life of Satang.
Take time to visit the turtle conservation and hatchery area and learn about the conservation program on the island. Later, there is plenty of time to snorkel and swim around this beautiful island and enjoy the colourful marine life. Since the island is not too big, you can round it in less than 3 or 4 hours, depending on your equipment and speed. Some simple snorkeling equipment is provided. It is a perfect snorkeling spot for those who like it. Of course, you can also surf or fish. The surfing board are provided, but the fishing rod is not.
*Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed
Satang Island consisting of two islands Pulau Satang Besar and Pulau Satang Kecil is located in the South China Sea and its surrounding pristine waters are protected as a sanctuary for the turtles. Take time to visit the turtle conservation and hatchery area and learn about the conservation programme on the island. Later, there is plenty of time to snorkel and swim around this beautiful island and enjoy the colourful marine life.
Satang Besar Island is also a conservation and hatchery area for the green back turtle.Between May and October, the island is the perfect time for green turtles to come ashore and lay their eggs at the island. Satang Besar Island and its surrounding waters are protected as a sanctuary for these endangered turtles. After 5.30pm every day, tourists are no longer allowed to go down to the beach anymore. This is the time the turtle might start to come ashore and lay their eggs. If you stay at the beach, you might scare the turtle away. If you are lucky, you might see the turtle. However, the turtle only come if the sand is dry and there is no rain. So if there is rain, you most probably would not see any turtle.