Samalona is a small island located on Makassar Strait. From Losari beach, you can ride a fisherman’s boat, heading southwest for 20-30 minutes. Samalona Island is very close to the main island. It can even be seen from the top of Fort Rotterdam.
Samalona Island is a perfect place for snorkeling or boating. Because the island located in the strait, there would be no dangerous tide or sea-waves. Besides that, under the water, you can find many beautiful sea creatures such as fishes and corals.
For doing snorkeling, you only need to pay $3 for renting the equipments. For boating, you need to pay about $38 to rent the boat. The boat can occupy several people. So if you go with your friends, you can share the cost and have fun together.